This workshop, the first of its kind, propose itself as a 'think tank' able to foster a reflection on how the way we learn may be influenced and change because of the development of 'smart cities', but also 'smart villages' and 'smart territories'.
From the Far East, to the Americas and to Europe, cities and their surroundings are evolving towards a new dimension in which the info infrastructure becomes an indispensable asset of our life, contributes to the development of info-ecosystems. Such integrated efforts of info-urbanism are expected to produce social innovation and will make people wonder about new forms of smart education.
The virtual infrastructure - web and mobile - will be integrated more closely with the physical landscape incorporating the latter into a complex ecosystem which will bring forward opportunities to learn from everyday life.
Technologies, increasingly embedded into everyday spaces and artefacts, will make the places not only more sensitive but also responsive and, potentially, coevolutionary (TEP - Technology Enhanced Places).
The human, considered in all her/his complexity, will be placed at the centre of increasingly ubiquitous and complex educational contexts and scenarios. The perimeter of the physical space in which the educational experiences develop will become increasingly undefined and characterized by a high density of social interactions.
(shortened and adapted from http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/scilearn2012/index.php?s=152)
Topics of Interest & Call for Papers
Papers are solicited on the following 'open' list of topics:
- Technological Ecosystems supporting learning within and from the 'smart cities' (toward 'web-mobile-internet of thing' integrated environments)
- Future 'smart cities' learning scenarios (contexts and methods)
- Ecological monitoring and visualization of flows, behaviours, experience's styles and 'smart cities' learning
- The impact of contextualization, glocalities, identities
- Educational Ecosystems: from ''intelligence' to autopoietic education (edupoiesis)
- April 26, 2012 -> Sending out CFP and launching the workshop website
- June 10, 2012 -> Deadline for submission of contributions
- July 1, 2012 -> Notification of evaluation results
- July 15, 2012 -> Deadline for authors' registration and upload of final camera-ready contributions
This conference is designed to explore the challenges and opportunities of current educational developments in Europe. Participants are encouraged to report on case studies, examples of good practice, grass root ideas, experimental research, theoretical analyses or practical experiences in the domain of technology enhanced teaching and learning.
“e-education – Social and Technological Aspects‟
- challenges for educational management
- challenges for students
- dealing with the digital divide
- lifelong learning
- security and privacy
- impact on learning outcomes
- pedagogical and psychological issues
- e-Learning quality concerns
- legal regulations
- societal impact
- learning management systems
- authoring tools
- mobile devices
- collaborative learning tools
- assessment and evaluation tools
- educational networks
- Web 2.0 in education
To see the complete programme, visit the conference home page.
Submit an abstract (250-400 words) by 30th May 2012, by e-mail to: email@example.com
Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full paper by 21st June, 2012.
The review committee will inform authors of final acceptance of the paper by 15th July.
The conference is focusing on the following questions: How can we turn our traditional educational institutions into (r)evolutionary leading organisations? How can innovation be stimulated? It will observe and analyse how open innovation can be used to transform today’s educational institutions. Educational institutions have mostly taken an evolutionary approach to respond to the challenges of the modern world. But the incremental innovation of our educational institutions is not sufficient to cope with the ongoing fundamental transformation of societies. Change in most education institutions has started too late and is executed too slowly to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Only open, disruptive innovation offers higher education institutions strategic choices to overcome long-standing and deeply-rooted orthodoxies and to make them fit for the future. A key issue in this situation is to develop a balanced view on the topic from all perspectives: strategic, pedagogical, managerial as well as technological. We aim to bring in contributions from different domains and disciplines towards open innovation and quality.
Read the announcement here.
The Moodle Research Conference will become a major event for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners - sharing experiences, research achievements and innovative developments with Moodle. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an event dedicated to research and development (R&D) on learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods.
Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments on the following topics:
- Research studies and case studies on teaching with Moodle
- Mobile Learning with Moodle
- Innovative Moodle plug-ins
- Learning Analytics in Moodle
- Collaborative Learning with Moodle
- Moodle communities of practice
- Interoperability with Moodle
- Accessibility in Moodle
- Adaptivity in Moodle
Call for Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit:
- Research papers - of up to 8 pages, including figures and references.
- Posters and research in progress, that should be up to 1000 words in length.
More information about the submission process and formats are availabl eon the conference website.
28 May 2012: Submission of manuscripts (extended)
- 11 June 2012: Notification of acceptance
- 9 July 2012: Submission of final copy of accepted papers
- 16 July 2012: Early Bird Deadline
- 14th and 15th September 2012: Moodle Research Conference 2012
The Fourth eLearning 2.0 conference aims to explore Technology-enhanced Learning in the context of Web 2.0 and social media including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Wikis and YouTube. It will be held on 7th and 8th June 2012 in Brunel Business School.
It brings together international Education, Information Systems and Technology-enhanced Learning researchers and practitioners to participate in sharing ideas and to enjoy the exciting surroundings of the historical capital of the UK – London.
Themes include: evolving pedagogies for Web 2.0, security, privacy, social networking, podcasting, wikis, blogging, video sharing, screencasting, folksonomies, eLearning 2.0 and people with disabilities, the potential impact of eLearning 2.0 on the Third World, creativity and Web 2.0, Human-Computer Interaction, and Business.
The deadline for submitting abstracts ahs already passed, but for more information about the format of the conference and how to register, click here.
The submission deadline for abstracts has been extended until 1st June 2012.
Web-publication of acceptance is planned for the 14th of June.
Submission of abstracts:
14 May 1 June 2012
Web-publication of acceptance:
4 June 14 June 2012
Full paper deadline*: 20 August 2012
Submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find our format specifications here.
The goal of the IITE-2012 International Conference is to provide a floor for deliberations on strategies, policies and best practices of ICT application in education, as well as on development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning methodologies for achieving EFA goals in the Member States.
The conference will become the platform for constructive dialogue on recent trends and innovative approaches in efficient use of ICT in education among policy-makers, academic community, representatives of the private sector and potential donors.
Policy-makers from the Ministries of Education, representatives of universities, practitioners from academic institutions and teacher training centres, as well as experts, educators and innovators in the field of ICT in education, coordinators of UNESCO networks, representatives of NGOs, IGOs, and private IT companies are invited to take part in the Conference.
Main objectives of the Conference are as follows:
- To overview governmental policies on ICT integration in education at local and international levels;
- To discuss and analyze best practices of the implementation of strategies, programmes and methods of ICT use in education;
- To exchange opinions on the impact of ICT on education, including ICT-enhanced teaching and learning, as well as teacher professional development with the help of information resources and technologies;
- To study major trends in open, distance and online learning on a regional scale and worldwide;
- To discover the opportunities and implications provided by Open Educational Resources (OER);
- To identify the potential and examine the existing practices in ICT application in inclusive education and gender equality issues.
Official languages of the Conference are Russian and English.
The conference is aimed at anyone who is interested in teaching and learning in higher education and university-level pedagogical research and development.
Learning without limits
NU2012 is the conference where we discuss topical, critical and forward-looking issues – especially for teachers interested in university education, researchers, students and other interested parties.
In the era of open, international and increasingly ICT-based knowledge and educational environments we are challenged by questions about the borderless learning. How do we create sustainable higher education system? Is it possible to share resources and interact to a greater extent in higher education? How do we ensure that students can change their own learning environments in order to improve learning? How do we meet new demands for knowledge and competence requirements? What we traditionally tied up our programs and courses around – a college campus, teachers, literature, procedures, examinations, professions – is under transformation. In what ways should educational development and quality assurance support this development?
The conference has eight tracks:
- Learning for sustainable development – green, limitless, free?
- Design of environments for learning
- Global education
- Supervision – with focus on the learner
- Creative and artistic skills
- Knowledge and science – in teaching and learning in higher education
- Professions and skills – what sets the limits?
- Core values and quality development in academia – in a successful unification?
The main topic of the conference will be Computer Science with a Purpose and Human-Centred Information System Design. It is aimed at practitioners and researchers on application and development of new IT technologies. The conference is also a forum for educational innovations experience exchange.
The NOTICE Conference is forum for state-of-the-art of IT technologies in applications. The conference scope gives a wide view at possibilities of their use in education and other areas of knowledge, science and life.
The main topic will explore the many facets of computerised systems from an interdisciplinary, design-oriented perspective. It seeks to deepen the understanding of design processes aimed at delivering solutions that help in human activities and improve the quality of everyday living. The conference organisers will welcome contributions that address multiple aspects of system design that take into account the complicated nature of human beings, their particular requirements and the need for transdisciplinary problem-solving.
This year papers are particularly invited on the following focus areas:
- User-centred design principles
- Interaction design principles
- Design-based research
- Ubiquitous computing
- Deployment experiences
- User-centred design case studies
- e-Learning, blended learning,
- Mobile and remote learning,
- Ethics in remote learning.
- Ambient Assisted Living
- Ubiquitous healthcare solutions
- Ambient displays
- Computer-supported collaboration
- Context-aware applications
- Mobile mixed reality
- Interactive and virtual educational environments
- Intelligent coaching systems
- Ambient intelligence
- Artificial intelligence for context processing
Read the Call for Papers here.
Extended abstract submission (max. 2 page ACM SIG P format): May 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 6, 2012
Conference date: June 12, 2012.
The Open University of Cyprus will be hosting EADTU's Annual Conference in Paphos, under the EU Presidency of Cyprus.
Educational models are changing increasingly. More universities are embracing open and flexible learning and as a consequence, the creation of international student markets is becoming a reality. Formal learning nowadays becomes integrated with non-/informal learning and educational innovation is now both financially, technology and socially driven. Worldwide there is an awareness of the emerging role of open education en open educational resources to support educational transformation. For example, by offering better quality education to significantly larger numbers of students.
The role of open and flexible learning is becoming more important for these new models, new markets and new media.
The conference will address topics such as
- how open and flexible education is organised as an organic part of European higher education systems
- implementing new organisational and educational models within frontrunner institutions, capitalizing on new opportunities created by ICT in education
- meeting new markets and learning needs, i.e. at the postgraduate level or related to knowledge alliances with the public and private sector, on top of the mission of widening participation
- developing open media like open educational resources, YouTube, ITunes U, broadcasting as platforms for open knowledge sharing
- developing European open and flexible higher education in a 2020 perspective
See the complete programme, list of speakers and invited speakers on the conference website.
The Call for Abstracts is open from 1st March 2012. You're invited for submission until
14th May 1 June 2012.
with the scope of:
‘’The role of open and flexible education in European higher education systems for 2020: new models, new markets, new media’’.
Read or download the complete Call for Abstracts here.