Where can I find information on Cyberlearning Synthesis and Design Workshops?

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Via a Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) funded nine projects to produce plans for developing forward-looking, highly adaptable, distributed digital environments that can personalize learning for individual, diverse learners in collaborative settings with potential applications across multiple and varying: (a) domains of knowledge, (b) learning contexts (including formal and informal education), and (c) time spans.

Each project was charged with developing a white paper to inform a broad audience about: (a) the state of the art for the workshop theme; (b) which aspects of the theme were deemed sufficiently mature to inform near-term design of learning environments (e.g., in one to three years); (c) which aspects of the theme would require additional design and development research (e.g., be deployable in three to five years); and (d) which aspects would require longer-term basic or foundational research.

All of the white papers along with descriptions of each workshop and short summary slides decks can be found on the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) website.