We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for international scientific journal (Second CFP)
“Quality Issues and Insights in the 21st Century” ISSN 2029-9575
Application form: 28 February 2013
Full paper: 31 March 2013
Uma das alterações mais significativas dos modelos de Comunicação e Informação deste início de Século XXI que se repercutiram de forma clara e substantiva no processo educativo, foi a do uso mais ou menos indiscriminado da Internet.
O aumento quase exponencial da velocidade de transmissão de dados através das redes de comunicação com a omnipresença da Internet num contexto global e, por arrastamento, educacional, alterou de forma radical o conceito de acessibilidade à educação, dando corpo à ideia peregrina de Albert Eisntein de que "A aprendizagem não é um produto da escolaridade, mas da tentativa ao longo da vida para adquiri-la."
Com efeito, todos aqueles que desejam aprender possuem hoje uma panóplia de instrumentos, recursos e modelos, acedíveis à distância de um "clique".
Só para referir alguns elementos marcantes, desde 2001 que o MIT possui cursos livres disponíveis na internet. Berkeley seguiu o exemplo e tem hoje uma das maiores coleções de palestras presenciais gravadas do mundo, tendo sido já realizados mais de 120 milhões de downloads. Yale e Stanford fizeram o mesmo, e até mesmo Harvard lhe seguiu o exemplo, bem como a maioria das Universidades por esse mundo fora.
Nas escolas do ensino não superior, proliferam as plataformas de interação e conteúdos (em Portugal a mais comum é a plataforma MOODLE), usando recursos livres ou disponibilizados pelas estruturas educacionais.
Os cursos on-line são hoje uma realidade, discutível por vezes, é certo, mas presente na sociedade e acedível por qualquer cidadão.
Todo este ambiente digital que envolve a sociedade, com relevo para as redes sociais e para os modelos digitais de comunicação de informação em contexto educativo, transformaram os processos de aprendizagem e aportaram aos sistemas educacionais um acréscimo de questões significativas sobre as quais importa refletir.
Qual a fiabilidade da informação científica disponibilizada na Web?
Como podemos aferir do valor e rigor dos recursos digitais ligados à Ciência?
Qual o peso efetivo que a Internet tem na aprendizagem dos alunos?
Até que ponto a utilização do digital evita ou potencia as conceções alternativas?
De que modo se alterou (ou não) a didática da experimentação?
A modelação e simulação computacional permitem, ou não, uma visão mais perfeita da realidade?
Estas e outras questões que com estas se prendem, são o suporte concetual que levaram à organização do I ENCONTRO INTERNACIONAL DA CASA DAS CIÊNCIAS, subordinado ao tema organizador:
A Utilização de Recursos Digitais em Contexto de Aprendizagem.
O recurso a individualidades com experiência nesta área em Portugal, e noutros países, para Lições Temáticas, realização de Workshops centrados sobretudo na prática educacional, bem como a apresentação de comunicações e posters partilhados por todos os interessados, dão corpo a esta iniciativa, que nos parece ser de relevância significativa como complemento de formação para os docentes em Ciência de todos os níveis de Ensino em Portugal.
The Validation Prize is an award given in three categories to the most innovative and promissing initiatives in the area of Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (VNIL) in all sectors and levels of education in Europe.
The 2013 Validation awards aims to:
- Showcase the best VNIL practices
- Highlight the excellence of existing projects
- Spread the awareness about VNIL initiatives among professionals in this area
- Help citizens eager to have their learning outcomes and skills recognised and validated
By highlighting and publishing best practices in the area of VNIL, the Validation Prize contributes to changing society's mentality in the education and employment sectors towards the recognition that learning can also take place outside the formal structures and produce valid learning outcomes.
The 2013 Validation awards focuses on three distinct categories:
- The Bottom-Up Approach - the role of grassroots initiatives in supporting VNIL, and strategies towards their mainstreaming
- The New Profession - the competence profile required for VNIL professionals
- Work-Based Competence Development and Recognition - the implementation of VNIL in the workplace
Trade unions, companies, sectoral/branch organisations, training funds, professional groups or individual workers, NGOs, VET schools, universities, public authorities, institutions of LLL, civil society organisations, social partners, VNIL professionals and researchers are invited to submit their best cases in one or more of the three categories.
The purpose of the annual international scientific conference on "eLearning and software for education" is to enable the academia, research and corporate entities to boost the potential of the technology enhanced learning environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.
The central theme of eLSE 2013 is "Quality and efficiency in e-learning".
The conference is particularly focused, but not limited, on the following panels:
- Quality assurance and assessment of e-learning
- Metrics in e-learning
- Games based learning
- Mobile technologies supporting education and training
- Standards and standardization in e-learning
- Cultural dimensions of e-learning
- Management of e-learning systems
- Collaborative Learning
- Virtual Learning Environments
- Web-based Learning Communities
This manual is the main product of a suite of EU funded projects undertaken under the auspices of EADTU: E-xcellence (2005- 2006), E-xcellence plus (2008-2009) and E-xcellence Next (2011- 2012). The overall aim of these projects has been to develop a methodology and supporting resources for the quality assurance of e-learning in higher education. The E-xcellence projects involve a core pool of experts from six European Universities with a stake in e-learning developments, and an extended group drawn from a total of 50 institutions during the course of the projects.
E-learning, open and distance education have been important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. Challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. Learning is becoming more and more individualized and self-managed. Individual and collective motivation, enhancement of the learning experience, and an overall improvement of learning quality are gaining ever-increasing traction. How can we do our best to make learning a thrilling experience for learners, including providing a sense of joy in the virtual classroom?
The EDEN 2013 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in this field, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration.
Discussion and debate will provide a range of innovative theories and approaches about the smart use of ICT tools, new methodologies for enhanced learning experience, content management systems, or fascinating solutions supported by game based learning, immersive environments, multimedia, etc.
Online and Social:
The 2013 Annual Conference will be supported and accompanied intensively by social networking, sharing, online and virtual presence and involvement possibilities.
This will be strengthened by and implemented through the EDEN members" portal: the NAP Members Area on the web and its services.
Call for Contributions:
We invite for the conference proposals for paper presentations in parallel sessions, posters, workshops, and short demonstrations that relate to the conference themes.
Submissions will be double peer reviewed by the Conference Committee. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings with ISBN and their summary in the printed Book of Abstracts.
Schedule and Deadlines:
Submission of Proposals – 5 February 2013
Registration Opens – mid-February 2013
Notification of Authors – 22 March 2013
The purpose of the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education is to contribute to the realization and the development of ICT policy. It shall further cooperate with relevant public and private institutions. The centre will also participate in international cooperation. Our main goals are to improve the quality of education and to improve learning outcomes and learning for children, pupils and students thourgh use of ICT in education.
The Seventh EDEN Research Workshop
Learners in the Driving Seat
Users? – Partners? – Consumers? – Peers?
Where are we heading to?
A workshop about effective learning experience for researchers and practitioners
Deadline: 25 September 2012
How students are driving teachers, instructors in the fields where new learning technologies play important role? The special facet of the conference will be the active participation of groups of Leuven university students. They will present their cases, share the experience and practice they came across and co-operate in validating research views.
Around the world, school teachers and administrators, scholars and researchers, government officials, and the general public are seeking to improve the quality of education. In recent years, two of the most prominent themes have been: (1) using performance measures to hold school systems, administrators, and teachers accountable for results, and (2) conducting different kinds of evaluations to identify and test promising approaches and programs able to improve student outcomes.
Much can be learned from the efforts already done, and the conference aims to providing the grounds for scholarly dialogue and debate on the methodologies used and the results obtained. The event seeks to bringing together a worldwide audience, including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, school systems, government agencies, and the private sector, and to offer them the opportunity for networking and discussing how different lessons could be applicable in many countries.