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  • Volunteer Position: iLRN Publications 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 Publications Coordinator is responsible for curating and rendering iLRN publications discoverable to the iLRN community.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Publish individual details of each paper published by iLRN (Special Issues, Conference Proceedings) in our Digital Library repository (Open Journal System - OJS).
    • Create individual papers DOIs to submit to Crossref to improve repository items discoverability outside iLRN.
    • Analize monthly Crossref reports and OJS analytics to track repository items discoverability improvements.
    • Use AI summarization tools to tag Digital Library repository items to improve the Knowledge Tree (KT) ecosystem. This includes working with the iLRN KT coordinator to validate the tags suggested by the AI summarisation tool with iLRN Houses.
    • Interact with the Publications team (VP and Conference publications team) on your tasks via regular meetings.
    • Report activities and document the process you develop to do your work and share this with your supervisor.
    • Collaborating with the KT Board 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.
    • You will receive training in using Content Management Systems (Invision Community and OJS), Crossref tools and AI summarization tools.
    • You will collaborate with others in authoring 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.


    • Be highly organized and pay attention to detail.
    • Facility with Research Methods and immersive learning literature.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Analytical thinking skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Willingness to learn.

    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 Publications 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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