The International Conference on Education and New Developments—END 2013 has issued a 2nd Call for Abstracts. This will be the last call: participants will have until 29 March 2013 to turn in new submissions.
END 2013 - International Conference on Education and New Developments will be accepting abstract submissions until 29 March 2013, and authors will be notified starting on 26 April 2013. The conference will be held 1-3 June 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, and registration is open until 17 May.
Prof Sugata Mitra, Education scientist and keynote speaker of the EDEN's 2013 Annual Conference, wins TED Prize for his answer on the future of learning. Mitra’s $1 million seed money helps to fund the School in the Cloud in India this very year. This school will serve as both an education and research center to further explore approaches to self-directed learning. It will be managed by cloud technology, but with an adult supervisor always on hand. The plans for the school will be open-sourced.
Learning is becoming more and more individualized and self-managed. Personalization helps foster engagement and supports awareness and motivation. The 2013 EDEN Annual Conference thus explores themes such as “Engaging and challenging learners” „Enhanced learning experience by participation and collaboration” or „Joy, Fun and ICTs”. Prof Mitra’s talk on self-directed learning was posted on TEDTalks last year, with high edutainment potential. In this talk, he tackles one of the greatest problems of education -the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching:
Academics, researchers, practitioners gather every year at the EDEN Annual conferences to discuss the latest developments of e-learning, open and distance education. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential.
Registration to the Conference is now open: http://www.eden-online.org/2013_oslo/registration.html
Eurocall 2013 is now accepting submissions for this year's 20th anniversary conference. The deadline for papers is March 4th, 2013. The event, organized by the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, is open to anyone interested in e-learning and languages, will be held in Évora, Portugal, 11-14 September, 2013.
In September 2013, EUROCALL will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Come and join us in Évora and help us celebrate this great occasion! The conference will take place on the Main Building of the University, Colégio do Espírito Santo, and will be hosted by the School of Social Sciences.
Participants in the 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible, before the March 4th, 2013 deadline. Paper or project templates are available on the LINQ website.
The extended submission period for scientific papers and research project descriptions to be presented at the 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) will come to an end on March 4th 2013. Submissions of papers related to the conference (max eight pages) must be sent by March 4th, 2013, using the official LINQ template. Submitters will be informed of their acceptance by the 20th of April 2013.
LINQ 2013, which will take place at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy, has already attracted submissions from throughout Europe, as well as Asia, America, and Africa.
The LINQ 2013 call for papers invites all experts and practitioners to contribute through the submission of high-quality papers related to the following topics:
- Innovations and future trends in Learning, Education and Training (LET)
- Quality improvement and learning outcome orientation in LET
- Harmonization of innovations and quality development in LET
- Digital resources, online repositories and metadata for online objects
- Web 2.0, Social Media and Online Communities for LET
- Open access, open educational resources and user-generated content
- Technology‐Enhanced Learning for schools, universities and lifelong learning
- Learning quality in vocational education and training and HR
- Implementation of learning innovations and quality improvements
- Knowledge, innovation and ideas management in LET contexts
- Standardisation of LET design, production and services
- Quality management, standards, and certification in LET
- Competence and skills development in lifelong learning
- Quality and standardization of learning assessment and evaluation
This project aims at developing English language skills among students and teachers, break down cultural barriers and stereotypes, and help young people find where they belong in the modern world, with special attention given to educational and job prospects.
We intend to achieve the above-mentioned aims by undertaking a project on the history of the local communities, while putting a strong emphasis on the role the minerals extracted in the area play - the stone "Pińczak" in Pińczów and oil in Ploesti, which have been important in shaping the history of both towns and have had a profound influence on their development and the lives of their inhabitants.
Various aspects in relation to extraction and processing of the natural resources will be examined: economic development of the towns from the earliest years, settlement and migrations determined by the presence of the minerals, trade exchange with the outside world, everyday life, customs, culture and art of the people belonging to the stone or oil trade.
The project is intended to implement joint undertakings in the form of practical and open-air activities, both in Pińczów and Ploiesti. It includes getting to know local natural environment, industrial centres and historical places connected with the local minerals. We will be meeting people whose professional lives (stoneworkers, research centre and university workers) and artistic lives (sculptors) are bound up with stone and oil.
The project is aimed at pupils aged 13-15. Implementation of the project will be based on using modern information technologies: Power Point and Movie Maker presentations, interactive whiteboards, real-time Internet text messaging (chat rooms), blogs and social network services.