The European Distance and E-learning Network – EDEN announces its next annual conference to take place on 12-15 June 2013 in Oslo, Norway at the premises of The University of Oslo. The conference is organised in collaboration with NADE – Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education. The EDEN 2013 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in e-learning, open, distance and flexible learning, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration. The Conference launched its Call for Contributions to academic staff, researchers, professionals and practitioners of the field. This year’s special strand focuses on mapping new technologies in school level education and training. The deadline for paper submissions is 5 February 2013, while registrations open mid-February.
Academics, researchers, practitioners gather every year at the EDEN Annual conferences to discuss the latest developments of e-learning, open and distance education. These have been increasingly important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. The challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential. 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”.
Call for Papers
The Call for Contribution launched recently invites full paper proposals for presentations in parallel sessions, poster submissions for short poster sessions as well as interactive, often with webinar combined workshops and short demonstrations that relate to the conference themes. The Conference Committee double peer reviews submissions and upon acceptance, paper submissions are published in the electronic Conference Proceedings and Book of Abstracts. The Best Research Paper title is awarded after the selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and
Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury. All full papers accepted for the conference quality automatically for the selection. The Award Ceremony takes place at the Conference Dinner.
The conference will be intensively supported and accompanied by social networking, sharing, online and virtual presence and involvement possibilities.
Norway is a world leading country in openness, digitisation and modernisation of education. The University of Oslo is a top higher education institution in the country and
will ensure a stimulating environment, making the conference experience unique. Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors, the Oslo fjord and the forests. You may enjoy the view on the roof of the new Opera House, the new Ski Jump Holmenkollen, the old Vigelandparken Sculpture Park with 212 wonderful sculptures, the world's two best-preserved Viking ships from the 9th century and also the polar ships in Bygdøy. Or you may pay a visit to the Munch Museum and the Nobel Peace Center where all Nobel Peace Prize laureates throughout the years are presented on digital screens. Oslo is sometimes referred to as a most expensive city and this is true in for certain categories of services and goods. The average conference traveller however may be able to find reasonable solutions and there are still ways to enjoy the city without maxing out your credit card.
The partnership of the Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education guarantees the smart involvement of the national distance and e-learning community and effective liaison with the Nordic stakeholders.
Established in 1991 as an international educational association and not-for-profit organisation, EDEN is open to institutions and individuals dealing with e-learning, and – more broadly speaking – open and distance education. It’s aim is to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in the field and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond. With more than 200 institutional members and over 1200 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals to become involved in professional information and networking activities. It does so through the organisation of acknowledged European conferences, its publications and information services, and by taking an active role in a wide range of important EU projects. EDEN has also proved successful with thematic activities such as the Open Classroom Working Group (school level distance education), and by contributing to, and promoting, ‘cutting edge’ research in the field. In addition, EDEN has also provided extensive secretarial support to the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL).
CSI’s academic research conference in Scottsdale offers three tracks: Education, Business and Behavioral Sciences: The Education Track provides a colloquium to share research that emphasizes inquiry, evidence-based practice, best practice and promising methods. Academic and action research on all education issues is welcome. The Business Track provides an assembly for business educators, professionals and practitioners to investigate academic and action research, discovery and evidence-based practice. Areas of study may include business, economics, management, accounting, law, ethics, management information systems, finance, foreign trade, international politics, instructional strategies, curriculum design and related subjects. The Behavioral Sciences Track provides a forum to explore research that perpetuates thought leadership and represents critical enrichment in the areas of addiction, adolescence and youth, adult development, psychology (applied, clinical, developmental, environmental, industrial/organizational, school), social work (clinical, school), human development, counseling and therapy, substance use/abuse, and related fields.
The challenge of “video as the new language of learning” will be tackled head-on at this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB), the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, which takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin from 28th to 30th November.
“Video is a powerful and increasingly prevalent learning tool,” says international media executive Adam Salkeld, who is curating VIDEO EDUCA. “Generation Z’s learners are typically highly sophisticated consumers of video as well as native video makers. Educators need to respond to this major shift in the way media content is used and perceived by current generations to ensure effectiveness.”
OEB 2012’s programme is now online and features a series of expert-led video sessions grouped under the name VIDEO EDUCA. The VIDEO EDUCA sessions will focus on all aspects of using video in learning, ranging from the practical production process to learning practitioners’ experiences. In the opening plenary session, the award-winning documentary maker Michael Grigsby will deliver a keynote speech on the role of video in education. As well as making nearly 30 acclaimed films, Grigsby co-founded the Abingdon Film Unit, which works with secondary school pupils to create short documentaries and animated films.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to have their own videos critiqued by industry experts such as Steve Anderson, Executive Producer of BBC’s Question Time, in the pre-conference Video Masterclass. Taking place on Wednesday 28th November, the Video Masterclass will provide participants with a detailed overview of using video to communicate learning, as well as insider knowledge of the production process. From script to screen, the Masterclass will cover the key areas of filmmaking and ensure that all participants leave with the tools and techniques to make video a successful component of learning resources, whatever the budget.
Additional expert speakers and session leaders include Rebekah Tolley, an award-winning film-maker and educator who has produced educational resources for the United Nations, the BBC and Channel 4; and Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts, the company founded by John Cleese. Video Arts remains one of the world’s leading video training companies and has changed the face of corporate training across the globe.
OEB 2012’s programme features over 400 speakers from more than 40 countries and provides an abundance of networking opportunities, as well as an extensive exhibition area with over 90 exhibitors. For more information, please visit www.online-educa.com.
Tired of the same old-fashioned conferences? Then Collaborate For Change could be perfectly designed for you.
Collabor8 4 Change and Load2Learn would like to invite you to participate in a free practitioner conference on the use of technology in education with special focus on Inclusive Technologies. The discusssions (not debates) don't last more than 20 minutes and delegates can pick a route through the evening of up to 5 separate sessions, opening up the opportunity for truly personalised CPD.
The kind of topics expected to be covered include:
- - text to speech,
- - free and open source technologies for accessibility,
- - accessible and alternative formats,
- - teacher training in use of technology for accessibility,
- - peer support in accessibility,
- - print disabilities
- - projects supporting SEN and technology in schools.
Find out more from Load2Learn's Collabor8 for Change information page, where you can register as well.
The world is witnessing a revolution in mobile and computing technologies which will transform all handheld devices into small computers with multimedia, web browsing and gaming capabilities, and desktop work environments with office software, in addition to the usual telephony on mobile networks and the Internet. IMCL2012 comes as a response to this challenge. The event is part of an international initiative to promote technology-enhanced learning and online engineering world-wide. The initiative includes a series of conferences which are organized under the umbrella of the International Association of Online Engineering.
IMCL2010 will cover all aspects of mobile learning, mobile business, mobile government, mobile society as well as the emergence of mobile technologies, services, implementation and implications for education, business, governments and society.
LEARNTEC - 21st Leading International Trade Fair and Convention for Vocational Education, Learning and IT
Welcome to LEARNTEC
More than ever before, e-learning is a firm fixture in integrated education concepts. There is an unstoppable trend towards incorporating technology-supported learning into company processes. This can also be seen by the latest increase in exhibitor figures. LEARNTEC is the most important platform for IT-supported learning. This is also confirmed by 80% of exhibitors.
Decision-makers from the e-learning and education sectors will be coming together here for the 21st time. Which is why you should be there as well.
The paper submission deadline has been extended until August 10, 2012.
Overview of the important dates:
Paper submission deadline:
July 10, 2012August 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 20, 2012
Deadline for author registration: September 7, 2012
Camera-Ready copy due: September 7, 2012
Deadline for visitor registration: September 20, 2012
Conference program: October 23, 2012
Access the Conference Paper Template on the conference home page.
This annual conference serves as international forum for researches, developers and educators to discuss about technology, innovation and best practices in e-learning, distance education and new learning opportunities. This year, the eLearning-2012 conference will pay special attention to all aspects of quality assurance in e-learning and accreditation issues in higher education sector as well as other sectors. The conference covers technical and non-technical issues for this type of education.
The Agenda of the conference is tbc.
The scope of the conference includes the following topics:
- Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
- Mobile learning technology
- Personal Learning Environments
- Infrastructure of E-Learning Environments
- Authoring tools
- Social networks and Web 2.0 technologies
- Security and Data Protection
- Learning objects
- Standards and Interoperability
- Semantic Web
- Design and development of online courses
- Problem based learning
- Inquiry-based Learning
- Collaborative Learning
- Pedagogical models and strategies
- Learning Theories
- Experiential Learning
- Game based learning
- Content Development
- Education Management and e-learning
- Higher Education
- Elementary and Secondary Education
- Professional development
- E-Teacher skills and competences
- Blended Learning
- Cost-effectiveness of e-learning
- Curriculum development
Quality assurance in e-Learning
- Accreditation issues
- Assessment and self-assessment
- Guidance and policies associated with quality assurance
- QA tools and methodologies
- Quality enhancement in e-Learning
Assessment in e-learning
Communication literacy skills
Delivery issues in various contexts
- The deadline for submission of papers: 31 August 2012.
- Notification by: 10 September 2012
- Registration: until September 24 2012
- Conference: 27-28 September 2012
Authors are invited to submit their full papers electronically to the eLearning-2012 Secretariat by 31st of August 2011:
For templates and further instructions, please visit the conference home page.
International conference to close ReAct - re-activating teachers and learners , a transnational European project within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, KA3 (ICT) which brings together a group of european projects to discuss experiences and results centred around the main axes of the work done in the reAct project. These are creativity and autonomy as facilitators of intrinsic motivation, and the challenges involved in integrating new approaches in traditional curricular contexts, which most innovative projects face.