The iLearning Forum 2014, to be held in Paris on 11-12 February, will revolve around the key areas of eLearning in the Enterprise and Adult Education in the second decade of the 21st century.
The conference will include moderated sessions featuring three or four presentations on the different angles of a given subject, such as latest innovations, research findings, best practices, business cases and strategies.
The Call for Papers is now open for submissions on any of the following topics:
- E-learning deployment case studies in large and medium French companies: This year’s case studies revisited one year later, with ROI comparisons, benchmarking, performance indicators, critical success factors and learning’s.
- Learning Management Systems: Open source vs. proprietary platforms. Selection criteria, key factors, decision support.
- Pre- and post- testing and certification of learners: Evaluation criteria, what and how to measure, managing the benefits of eLearning projects.
- Storytelling, an overview of this mainstream trend in content design: What is it all about, why it matters, who to use it for, how to get started with examples and results of scientific studies.
- Serious Games - Coming of age: Case studies and analysis, when games work best, what they cost, ROI, new tools and trends, future perspectives.
- Mobile Learning - After the storm: How to develop and integrate mobile content in your eLearning courses, feedback from users, case studies, limits of mobile learning, what works best, which type of audience.
- Social Learning – State of the art of social learning in France: Comparison with other G8 countries. What does the future look like?
- eLearning and the extended enterprise, with a highlight on SMB’s.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send the following information to the conference director, Sally-Ann Moore: Title of the presentation, short abstract (one paragraph), title and role of the speaker, short career résumé (one paragraph) and a picture.
Intergenerational learning (IL) aims to improve dialogue among generations through civic participation in common social and institutional spaces, and carry out informal learning of key competences for lifelong learning, both by adults and children. IL has as its goal fostering social cohesion.
Contemporary European society needs social cohesion that is built on the basis of a new integrated and complex dimension of social tissue, where diversity (among cultures, age, gender) is considered an opportunity.
We have issued an extension call for papers for the IADIS e-Learning 2013 conference with a submission deadline of April 1st 2013.
This conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23 - 26 July 2013 as part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013) Prague, Czech Republic 22 – 26 July 2013.
* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Thomas C. Reeves, Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology, College of Education, The University of Georgia, USA
Doc. Ing Jan Lojda, President of the Czech Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Czech Republic
* Conference background and goals
The IADIS e-Learning 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning.
The conference accepts submissions in the following seven main areas: Organisational Strategy and Management Issues; Technological Issues; e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues; Instructional Design Issues; e-Learning Delivery Issues; e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches; e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning.
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
* Best Papers
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641), in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659) and also to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.
* Types of submissions
Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
* Topics related to e-Learning are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- Organisational Strategy and Management Issues
- Technological Issues
- e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues
- Instructional Design Issues
- e-Learning Delivery Issues
- e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches
- e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning
To see more details and subtopics, please see the attached document or visit the conference website.
This publication provides a synoptic overview about the ProfDRV projects results and provides the reader with a handy introduction into the further publications, material and tools developed in the projects framework.
It illustrates, further explains and discusses the interfaces between the different working and development steps implemented and working areas addressed with the project such as professional driver qualification in general and based on directive 2003/59/EC or the relevance of the European Qualifications Framework for the realisation of a common minimum standard for professional driver qualification in Europe. All the information and results of the ProfDRV project lead to a set of recommendations on the further improvement and enrichment of professional driver qualification across Europe in order to meet needs and interests of employers and workers and last but not least in order to ensure and increase safety on European roads through well qualified and skilled professional drivers.
Project Duration: October 2010 - March 2013
Project Coordinator: DEKRA Akademie GmbH, DE
The project is funded by the EC LLP/LdV
A summary of all project results include the projects conclusions and recommendations are available in the project synopsis:
The way people learn is changing. Recent research reveals that 42% of adults surveyed said they are much more likely to use the internet for learning than they were a year ago and this is likely to become more common through the use of smartphones and other mobile devices.
Advances in technology have made this easier. Adults can access learning at any time and almost anywhere, using audio, video and text content from broadcasters, education providers or their own peers on social media. The tools they've used to do this have changed too, with around one third of web users now accessing the web through a mobile device, such a tablet or smartphone.
To adapt to this change, learning providers can look at how technology can help them achieve what they already do in a better way, how they can use their own or learners own technology to teach in a different way and how they can use the vast communication network online media opens up to widen access and engage different learners.
Through contributions from community and voluntary organisations, local authorities, learning organisations, the private sector and eminent speakers, the "Innovating Learning" conference, brought to you jointly by NIACE and the BBC, will showcase the use of digital technologies in learning and explore how they can provide more learning opportunities, address the needs of different learners and deliver better learning. It will also give recognition to learning practitioners through the Digital Practitioner Awards, supported by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service and the Skills Funding Agency, to be held at its close.
Held at the BBC's flagship studios in MediaCity, Manchester, the conference will encourage dialogue between practitioners, managers and policy makers, to discuss how technology can innovate how adults learn and help shape NIACE policy through responses to keynote addresses, workshops and forums.
The conference, brought to you jointly by NIACE and the BBC, will provide delegates with:
- A chance to see what providers are doing and can do with technology
- A wide view on how technology can widen participation, make delivery more effective and improve outcomes for learners
- Information on digital technologies and recent developments in broadcasting.
- Increased awareness of free learning resources and digital tools.
- Increased awareness of technology for inclusion.
- Knowledge of cost effective or free digital learning tools.
- Models and examples of using technology to innovate learning, engage and support learners.
- Support for informal and formal learning practitioners in developing their own professional practice.
- Knowledge of how adults as learners can benefit most from the application of technology.
- Support for participants in the delivery of their adult learning programmes, identification of CPD needs and strategic priorities.
- Awareness of how technology can increase adult learning opportunities and widen access.
How participants can use the information gained from the event when they get back to their institutions
- Review their use of BBC and other free learning resources and digital learning and marketing tools.
- Review and update their organisation's CPD provision to ensure it meets future needs.
- Disseminate information on digital technologies and their potential to enhance and innovate adults' learning.
- Make an informed review of their organisations' learning programme ensuring the effective use of technology to address current priorities in learning.
- Use opportunities offered by digital technology to increase their organisations' effectiveness, reach and impact.
- Review their organisations' use of technology for inclusion.
- Review their organisations' e-strategy plans.
Although few people would oppose the view that lifelong learning is intended to be a positive experience, it should be borne in mind that an ageing student body might require the development of additional tools and skills for the online educator.
In this short paper we present two cases of challenges faced by international learners who brought with them into the learning environment some issues that were the product, not only of the age of the learner in question, but also of the geographical environment in which they studied. The names of the learners have been changed.
“Valorise or Vaporise” - The essential of Dissemination and Marketing in EU Projects - 15_19 Oct 2012
Valorise or Vaporise” - The essential of Dissemination and Marketing in EU Projects
Date: 15 – 19 October 2012
Location: Porto, Portugal
Organiser: SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação
Contact: Ms Mette Christensen
Grundtvig Grant at your national agency!
Reference n.: AT-2012-328-001
Registration deadline: 30 April 2012
Despite rapid expansion of knowledge and new media, many in the adult learning community have to contend with shortages of information and resources in their work. This is particularly the case in developing countries. But better access to relevant information will improve the linkages between research, documentation and policy-making that are vital in meeting the needs of adult learning. Given such improvements, we would all benefit from more efficient project planning and less duplication of effort, more fruitful relationships and, above all, better-informed policy decisions. In line with its own dedication to the cause of lifelong learning, UIL is looking forward to coordinating further interesting and inspiring projects that support ALADIN’s vision of working for a global learning society, where information and knowledge on adult learning is created, well-documented and made accessible to all.