The ISETL Conference on

Humanizing Digital Learning Spaces: from High Tech to High Touch

October 16-17, 2024

The Eagle Institute – Air University
Montgomery, Alabama


Proposals Due – June 1, 2024
Review Deadline – June 10, 2024
Notifications – June 15, 2024


Registration is now open! Register now at $100 savings with our Early Bird Rate!

Conference Early Bird Rate: $375.00 plus fees

Join us at the upcoming ISETL Conference on “Humanizing Digital Learning Spaces: From High Tech to High Touch.” This conference promotes empathy and human connection as essential components in education. By leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, educators are empowered to focus on implementing robust pedagogical strategies and deliver engaging learning experiences.

The Mission of ISETL is to provide opportunities to share evidence-based instructional practices and research related to teaching and learning in higher education in a collegial, interactive environment that leads to positive changes in teaching practice.

What You Can Expect:

  1. Research Presentations: Gain insights from cutting-edge research presented by scholars and practitioners. These presentations will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including AI in education, virtual reality learning environments, and strategies for increasing learner engagement online.
  2. Practice Sessions: Engage in hands-on sessions where you’ll learn to implement tools and strategies that bridge the gap between technology and personal interaction. These sessions are designed to equip you with practical skills and innovative approaches to enhance your teaching or training environments.
  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, thought leaders, and potential collaborators. ISETL is a fantastic place to expand your professional network, find mentors, or even kickstart collaborative projects.
  4. Latest Trends and Tools: Explore an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and solutions in digital education. Discover new tools that can make learning more interactive, inclusive, and impactful.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Professional Growth: Enhance your skills and knowledge in the latest educational technologies and methodologies. Whether you’re an educator, a tech professional, or a policy maker, ISETL offers valuable learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Insightful Content: With the theme of humanizing digital spaces, you’ll leave with actionable strategies to make your digital courses or training programs more relatable and effective, ensuring they cater to diverse learning needs and styles.
  • Community and Collaboration: Become part of a community that’s at the forefront of transforming digital education. The connections and insights you gain here could shape your career and impact in profound ways.

Who should participate?

  • Professors, Instructors, Adjuncts
  • Educational Researchers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Graduate Students
  • Administrators


The goal of ISETL is to explore, share, and promote innovative pedagogical approaches. We will seek proposals that bring something new to the classroom — a new strategy, a new learning approach, a new classroom (or virtual classroom) technology application, a new student support mechanism,  or a new method for assessing. Innovation comes in all sizes, from smaller strategies to assess student learning, to larger approaches for fostering student engagement. ISETL is looking for both.

What’s working for you in your classroom? What’s working across institutions? What remote teaching techniques are you pioneering?</span></p>

In addition to a focus on innovative pedagogy, the ISETL conference emphasizes interactive conference sessions. ISETL sessions immerse participants in new ways of thinking, teaching, writing, assessing, designing, supporting, and developing.


The ISETL organization was founded in 1970 with the inaugural International Audio-Tutorial Congress. Through several name changes and a couple of organizational mergers, ISETL’s mission has focused on interactive and innovative pedagogical approaches. The ISETL conference has sponsored thousands of presentations, demonstrations, and discussions addressing effective college and university teaching and learning. In 2005, ISETL added a journal to its support for higher education pedagogy, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE). IJTLHE has developed a large international readership with authors from over 100 countries, and article downloads exceeding 1 million. ISETL continues its 51-year history of fostering interactive and innovative higher education pedagogy through its conference and journal, and is developing new approaches though its certificate and public scholarship projects.