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ISfTE 2019 details

- October 10, 2018 -

Dear ISfTE friends,

We invite you to visit the updated ISfTE 2019 website.

We look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls Canada, May 12-17, 2019. Feel free to share the website with any colleagues who may be interested in attending our Seminar in May.

Abstracts may be submitted through the website (Deadline: January 30, 2019). All accommodation booking information for the Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls is also available on the site. Please book accommodation early to ensure you receive the discounted conference rate.

contact us at if you have any questions. We will post updates on the website over the coming months.

Finally, please enjoy the following short promotional video of Niagara Falls. It offers a 'sneak peek' (preview) of our conference location. Enjoy!


Leanne Taylor and Vera Woloshyn

ISfTE 2019 conveners

Brock University, Canada

ISfTE Board Elections – 2018

- September 21, 2018 -

The elections committee would like to present the four (4) colleagues nominated to fulfill the two (2) openings on the ISfTE Board. If elected they will serve a 3-year term on the board beginning in 2019. Each candidate has a written statement, which follows. Please consider your votes carefully. You will have the chance to vote for two candidates. Voting will be available from September 24 to October 15, 2018.

Please follow this link to vote:

The candidates in alphabetical order are

  • Ugochukwu K Agi, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Jackie Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • DeeDee Mower, Weber State University, USA
  • Vera Woloshyn, Brock University, Canada

Please read (or download) the statements written by each candidate.

The on-line election process will take place from September 24 until October 15, 2018.

If you have difficulty accessing the Google voting form, please contact Peggy Saunders at She will help you access the form or input you vote separately.


Call for Nominations for Two “Members At-Large” Positions on the ISfTE Executive Board – serving for a three-year period

- August 15, 2018 -

Dear ISfTE Members,

In accordance with the Constitution of ISfTE, the Secretary-General has created an election committee for the purposes of electing two at-large members to the ISfTE Executive Board.  These new members will serve a three-year term.  In this way, the board will move forward in a manner that rotates older and newer members on the board.

All current and former members of ISfTE are invited to nominate themselves or an ISfTE colleague to do this important work for the society. The election committee and the current executive board particularly want to encourage members from places in the world that are not represented on the current board; although, people from those areas are certainly invited to run for election as well.

If elected and not a current member (did not attend the 2018 seminar in Japan or pay the separate membership fee), it is expected that the new board member would pay the $75 membership fee.  It is also expected that the newly elected board members attend the annual executive board meetings which take place the day prior to the beginning of the annual seminar (Canada, 2019).

Please send the nomination of yourself or a colleague to Karen Bjerg Petersen, chair of the election committee at She will ask candidates for a short statement about their association with ISfTE and what they hope to contribute to the board.  Nominations are due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Elections will take place shortly thereafter.

Election Committee: Karen Bjerg Petersen, Ingebjørg Aarek, Anne Merete Selvik Ask and Peggy Saunders

JISTE 22.1 Table of Content

- July 4, 2018 -

ISfTE Newsletter Number 38, December 2017

- December 4, 2017 -