The Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO) is a social science research center in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University.  The Center explores the socio-technical infrastructure required to support geographically distributed collaboration and knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. It is based upon principles of universal design and accessibility. 


COTELCO and IDPP Participate in 2014 ISA Annual Convention

Dr. Derrick Cogburn before his presentation during 2013 ISA Annual Convention (PHOTO)The COTELCO/IDPP Executive Director and several faculty associates are traveling to Toronto, Canada this week to participate in the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 55th Annual Convention from 26-29 March 2014. COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; incoming ISA President Dr. Amitav Acharya, IDPP and American University’s (AU) School of International Service (SIS) faculty member and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center; COTELCO/IDPP senior faculty associate and Associate Professor at AU SIS Dr. Nanette Levinson; and several others are expected to present in sessions taking place throughout the conference.

COTELCO/IDPP Executive Director Participates in CSUN 2014

COTELCO/IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will participate in the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held from 17-22 March 2014 in San Diego, California. Dr. Cogburn has attended and presented at CSUN conferences in the past. Last year, Dr. Cogburn and IDPP/COTELCO Faculty Associate and IDPP Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis presented their jointly written paper, Accessible Cyberlearning in Practice, which offered best practices for creating accessible online courses and instructional design, as well as criteria for implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) courses. Illustrating the concept of geographically distributed collaboration, Dr. Cogburn presented virtually from Myanmar while he took part in a historic higher education mission organized by the Institute of International Education (IIE)-International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP).

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Speaks at CCCC 2014 Annual Convention

Conference on College Composition and Communication LOGOCOTELCO/IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will deliver a presentation on the IDPP and disability and development at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2014 Annual Convention (#4C14) held between 19-22 March 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentation is entitled “Disability and Development as a Global ‘Grand Challenge’: Collaborative Research Opportunities Around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda."


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