What role does technology play in promoting creativity and innovation? How is the world of learning changing, and how can technology help us change the world? Proposals are now being accepted for this year's Online Educa Berlin 2013, which will focus on these questions.
While learning has always expanded beyond the walls of the classroom, the proliferation of devices and applications, which have greatly expanded when, where and how information can be accessed and stored, brings this issue to the fore. How have such devices had an impact in learning, and what role may they play in the future? This issue hopes to showcase practical examples and generate serious reflection on an emerging topic.
Today’s youth are growing up in a world very different from the world their teachers or parents knew when they were young. Where and how they learn is changing as mobile learning and social networking become part of their every day life. Ubiquitous access to social media, tools and knowledge resources is taken for granted, while passive teacher-directed work dominates life at school.
Open, social and participatory media have significant potential to transform learning and teaching. They offer numerous ways to communicate, collaborate and connect with peers. The range of free educational resources and tools is rapidly increasing. Cloud computing has enabled free or inexpensive access to applications that were once available only to those who were willing to pay premium license fees.
The gap between the potential and actual use of technology in education is a paradox. eLearning Papers seeks to facilitate the sharing of innovative and creative uses of technology to support learning among its readers. The upcoming 32nd issue focuses on mobile technology applications and their potential to enhance learning within the broad spectrum of education and training. Papers are welcome on any aspects related to the use of open, social and participatory media, cloud computing or mobile learning. Some suggested focus areas are listed below.
- How do mobile devices enhance learning and creativity?
- Mobile learning and creative classrooms
- OER for mobile learning
- Mobile learning management models and strategies
- Learning design for mobile learning
- Mobile learning platforms, devices and operating systems
- Authoring tools and technologies for mobile learning
- Content design and development for mobile learning
- Platform specific applications for learning
- Augmented reality in education
- Mixed reality and mobile devices supporting learning
- Mobile devices and schoolwork, in classrooms and beyond
- Mobile devices supporting performance and learning at work
- Low-tech mobile learning, e.g. the power of SMS
The article submission deadline is November 19th, 2012. The provisional date of publication is December, 2012. For further information and to submit your article, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest editor: Prof. Dr. Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
eLearning Papers Call for Papers on Changing schools and creative classrooms: 21st century teachers and their new roles
eLearning Papers seeks submissions for the issue 30 Changing schools and creative classrooms: 21st century teachers and their new roles. This issue explores the new role of teachers in 21st century learning contexts, focusing on the challenges they face and the changes in teaching practice caused by the rapid spread of educational technologies and the evolution towards creative classrooms and open educational resources. Deadline: 10 August 2012.
We are interested in contributions that address: national policies, methodologies, new tools and resources, the teacher-student relationship or class organization, among others. Guest editors: Hans Laugesen, GL - the National Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers. Jim Devine, JD Policy, Projects Innovation, EDEN Fellow (and former President, IADT, Dublin)
Click here to read the complete Call for Papers
The 32nd issue of eLearning Papers focuses on mobile technology applications and their potential to enhance learning within the broad-spectrum of education and training. The articles clearly demonstrate that mobile learning is moving beyond its early infancy.
This latest expansion is accelerated by the increasing penetration of smart phones and the ecosystems that they have enabled. In this environment, the student population has become more diffuse, but also more connected.
The issue features a wide range of topics, describing research ranging from eportfolios, serious games and OER for mobile learning scenarios. Furthermore, articles discuss the vendor’s perspective and describe two studies for developing and using mobile devices in advanced learning scenarios.
eLearning Papers 32 that has been guest edited by Prof. Dr. Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT and Tapio Koskinen, www.elearningpapers.eu, Director of the Editorial Board, includes the following articles:
I denna artikel rapporterar man om ett internationellt samarbete där studenter från olika universitet designade och utvecklade program för mobilt lärande. De arbetade tillsammans i tvärvetenskapliga grupper genom att använda sociala och mobila medier. Vi beskriver konceptet, processen och resultaten av detta samarbete, inklusive de utmaningar som man ställs inför vid design och utveckling av program för mobilt lärande i virtuella team.
Lärobjekt och öppna innehåll har omnämnts i Horizon Report både 2004 och 2010. Man förutspår att de kommer att få en stor inverkan på kort sikt på grund den nuvarande trenden med att erbjuda öppet innehåll gratis på nätet. Man bör anpassa funktionerna för innehållslagren med öppna lärresurser (OER Content Repositories) så att innehållet i dem kan nås från mobila enheter.
I denna artikel gör man en resumé av de senaste trenderna inom skapande, publicering, upptäckt, köp, tillgång, användning och återanvändning av lärobjekt på mobila enheter. Man grundar studien på en litteraturgranskning av forskning som gjorts mellan 2007 och 2012. Från innehållsleverantörernas sida presenterar vi resultaten från en undersökning som utförts på 23 ägare till innehållslager med pedagogisk inriktning. Vi frågade dem om deras nuvarande och framtida stöd för mobila enheter. Från innehållsanvändarnas sida, identifierar vi funktioner som tillhandahålls av de viktigaste innehållslagren med öppna lärresurser. Slutligen presenterar vi framtida trender och våra kommande bidrag.
TACCLE IST COURSE 2013: Creating your own e-learning content in school education and adult education
Jeroen Hendrickx, Head of e-learning CVO Antwerp, Prof Dr. Koen DePryck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Anton De Kom Universiteit Suriname director CVO Antwerp, Jenny Hughes e-learning expert Pontydysgu Wales, Kylene De Angelis Moodle trainer Italy
Participation fee and how to get a grant to pay it all
1335 Euro (700 Euro for full board en-suite accomodation in single rooms in Hotel**** Mamiani + 635 Euro for tuition and course materials). For both participation fee and travel expenses to Italy you can request a grant from the LLP National Agency in your country, which will cover all costs. You can find the address of your national agency on http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html.
Only participants living in one of the 27 EU member states, a country in the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or Croatia, FYROMacedonia, Switzerland or Turkey can register for the fifth TACCLE course and apply for a grant. Unfortunately Italian participants are not entitled to receive a grant since the course will be organised in Italy.
How to apply?
- Pre-register by clicking on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/taccle13
- You will receive a pre-registration statement from the course organiser if you have been accepted on the course.
- Request a Comenius (school education) or Grundtvig (adult education) grant at your LLP National Agency by validating the application form online. You will receive an electronic delivery receipt.
- Send 4 signed copies of your grant application form (3) together with the pre-registration statement (2) and the delivery receipt (3), to your National Agency.
- The deadline for submitting the grant application is 16th January 2013.
- If you receive a grant from your National Agency, please notify the course organisers immediately: email@example.com. You will then receive the final letter of acceptance.
Have a look at the Grundtvig-Comenius Traning Database for more details on the course:
- Comenius: http://ec.europa.eu/education/trainingdatabase/index.cfm?fuseaction=DisplayCourse&cid=11376
Date & Time: Sunday, 5 May 2013, 18h30 — Sunday, 12 May 2013, 09h00
Location: Ancona, Italy
Course number: BE-2013-268-001 (Comenius) or BE-2013-267-001 (Grundtvig)
Registration Deadline: 16 September 2013
Organised in collaboration with Training2000.
Training venue: School: ITIS “E. Mattei “Urbino - http://www.emattei-urbino.it