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  • Volunteer Position: iLRN Knowledge Tree Coordinator
    Location: Remote

    Commitment: (flexible/varied) Minimum 10 hours/week, Meetings once per week

    About iLRN:
    iLRN is a dynamic non-profit organization serving the immersive learning professional community through innovative programming, networking opportunities, and events. We are expanding our reach with a series of webinars and need dedicated volunteers to make this possible.

    Position Overview:
    The iLRN KT coordinator is responsible for building capacity, engagement and making the Knowledge Tree accessible across the iLRN community. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Engage iLRN Houses to elicit the foundational literature in their respective area regarding immersive learning.
    • Develop a set of hard tags (indexed keywords that represent dimensions of immersive learning across the disciplines and applied areas of application) for the literature from the KT.
    • Develop and implement a feedback process to regularly check with the iLRN Houses how they are or plan to use these hard tags in their foundational literature.
    • Collaborate with the iLRN Houses in developing a set of “soft tags” (House member nominated keywords) for their foundational literature and tag these. These tags are specific to the House area of application.
    • Support the iLRN Publications Coordinator, helping them with classifying and tagging papers with hard tags (see #2 above) in our Digital Library repository (Open Journal System - OJS).
    • Send papers from iLRN publications repository to relevant iLRN Houses for tagging, asking the Houses to classify them with the soft tags they developed.
    • Interact with the KT Board on your tasks via regular meetings and KT Invision Community forums.
    • Regularly reports on activities, providing documentation of the processes developed to perform the work and sharing with the supervisor and KT team.
    • Collaborate on scholarly works on the improvement of data mining, qualitative research, interface usability and ontology development. 

    What's in it for you?

    • Join a world class research and innovation team collaborating to provide unique access to the public the evidence and research on “what works” in immersive learning.
    • Training in using Content Management Systems (Invision Community and OJS).
    • Collaborate with others as a contributing author on peer review publications.
    • Build your personal network and portfolio of interdisciplinary research and analysis.
    • iLRN Volunteer Certificate details the role and services provided.
    • Possibility for iLRN Volunteers Awards and nominations to future iLRN roles.


    • Analytical thinking skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Facility with Research Methods and immersive learning literature
    • Ability to Communicate with diverse groups of scholars, designers, and educators

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are requested to send a brief introduction and links to any portfolio/body of work to volunteers@immersivelrn.org. Please use the subject line: "iLRN Knowledge Tree Coordinator Volunteer Application – Your Name" and visit our volunteer website to learn more.

    Please note: While this is a volunteer position, iLRN is deeply committed to recognizing and valuing the time and expertise of all team members. We welcome you to join our team and look forward to working with you!  

    Thank you for considering volunteering with iLRN!

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