The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and complement their core experience. This year's theme is "Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact". We invite contributions for original research papers, demonstrations and workshops. A doctoral consortium will also be organized concurrently with the workshops. EC-TEL 2013 also offers the opportunity to host project meetings.
- Abstract submission (papers, posters, demos): 25 March 2013
- Full submission (papers, posters, demos): 2 April 2013
- Notification of acceptance: 4 June 2013
- Camera ready versions: 28 June 2013
- Room reservation for project meetings: 15 June 2013
- Workshop proposals: 2 April 2013
- Workshop notifications: 30 April 2013
- Workshops: 17, 18, 21 September 2013
- Project meetings: 16-18 & 21 September 2013
- Main conference: 18-20 September 2013
EC-TEL invites contributions in the following (non-exclusive) areas. For a more detailed topic listing, see the call for papers on the EC-TEL 2013 website.
- Technological underpinning
- Pedagogical underpinning
- Individual, social & organisatonal processes
- Sustainability and scaling of TEL solutions
- Learning contexts and domains
- TEL in developing countries
- TEL, functional diversity and users with special needs
- Full Papers: max. 14 pages, published in proceedings
- Short Papers: max. 6 pages, published in proceeding
- Demonstration Papers: max. 4 pages, published in proceedings; At the conference, all accepted demonstrations will be invited to participate in the EC-TEL 2013 Demo Sprint contest, a plenary session where all demos are presented. The audience of the EC-TEL Demo Sprint session will vote for the best EC-TEL demo, and the winner will be awarded.
- Poster Papers: max. 4 pages, 2 page summary published in proceedings
- Workshop proposals: max. 4 pages, not published in proceedings. Note: We are exploring possibilities for arranging publication of all workshop papers in a post-conference proceedings volume to be published by Springer. Workshop organizers are requested to indicate in their proposals whether they would like to contribute to such a post-conference proceedings volume, or whether they are targeting other high-quality publication outlets (international impact-rated journals, including special issues in these).
careNET: Building ICT competences in the long-term care sector to enhance quality if life for older people and those at risk of exclusion
The CareNET project aims at developing a set of ICT competences in two identified ‘at risk’ target groups: care-workers and older persons. The project is designed to work in a synergistic way to tackle identified problems in the low skilled and under professionalised care-worker sector while at the same time promoting social inclusion and enhancing the quality of life of older people.
An online social network will be put in place for care-workers, experts, researchers and pracitioners with relevance to ICT competences in care-systems, and a set of workshops for care-workers will be organised to pilot the elaborated professional development pathways and tools.
What resonates amongst both groups – care workers and care recipients – is their exposure to the risk of social exclusion as they are both often at the margins of society and likely to be the victim of digital and social divides. ICTs and associated competences have been shown to be a critical component in mitigating these risks of exclusion and helping to support an increased quality of life. The acquisition of digital skills is essential for these actors in the family employment sector where we find over half of all private individual employers aged 60 years old and over, and low-skilled women representing the majority of household employees. In response to these pressing needs the CareNet project will design, develop and pilot learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences. In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing ICT competences for employability and self-development (care workers) and ICT competences for active ageing (older people) will be created. In this way the project will contribute to: the identified needs for professionalization of care workers; increased access to learning opportunities; personal development of care workers; overcoming the isolation of both care workers and older people by promoting social enterprise, active citizenship and active ageing.
For this reason, the project seeks to design, develop and pilot:
- learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients
- to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences.
- In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing employability and self-development of ICT competences for care workers and active ageing ICT competences for elders, will be provided and piloted.
The project will contribute to:
- increased access to learning opportunities;
- personal development of care workers;
- overcoming the isolation of care workers and elders by promoting active citizenship and active ageing.
Details of on the project can be found at the project website: http://www.carenetproject.eu/
iLearning Forum Paris 2013 will open its doors on February 12th and 13th 2013 at Espace Champerret of Paris by welcoming e-learning, Training, HR and Talent Management professionals of the whole world.
iLearning Forum 2013 proposes a space of show more widened on the Hall A of Espace Champerret in order to welcome around 50 exhibitors and 4500 to 5000 expected visitors from more than 40 countries.
The show confirms its positionning as the most important European reference n°1 event in France in the field of the technologies at the service of learning. One large opened space of 250sqm will be the place of all the demonstrations and the presentations of the latest international innovation in e-learning (simulations, interactive video, serious games, skills and management applications, the development of contents tools, social networks of learning...).
Access to the show is free.
The aim of this project is to have a positive impact on the development of students' problem-solving competencies by promoting the use of inquiry and problem-based approaches to teaching. To achieve this, a training framework will be developped for training teachers how to create science lesson plans by not just providing examplar solutions to problems that arise from everyday practice, but also enabling them to perceive effective lesson planning in relation to educational principles that may enhance students' problem-solving skills.
Following the recommendations of the Rocard report on science education in Europe, the use of problem-based and inquiry-based approaches is important because they provide the means to increase students' interest and motivation.
LD-Skills is a pilot project that is funded by the European Comission's Comenius Multilateral project programme. It has started in January 2011 and is expected to run for 2 years.
The IADIS e-Learning 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning.
The conference accepts submissions in the following seven main areas: Organisational Strategy and Management Issues; Technological Issues; e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues; Instructional Design Issues; e-Learning Delivery Issues; e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches; e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning.
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to selected journals.
Submit your paper here (submissions until 28 January 2013).
From 2 March until 20 April 2013 the Open Universiteit organizes the 1st International Digital Spring School ‘Brain, Lifestyle, and Learning’. The format of this Spring School is unique as the programme will be offered as distance education and is completely web-based. So there is no need to travel. All you need is access to internet. Apart from the live expert sessions, you can do your assignments in your own time and place.
The Spring School focuses on three lifestyle factors - physical activity, nutrition and sleep - and their relation to brain, learning and cognition. The latest scientific insights are presented. Also the societal implications of these lifestyle factors for lifelong learning and for educational practice will get attention.
There are two ways to participate. Passively by attending the 1-hour live sessions on Thursday. Or actively by interacting with the experts, junior scientists, and fellow participants. You work on predefined assignments and participate in different elements encompassed in the web-based approach of the course, such as writing blogs, asking the experts questions, contributing to the discussions, etc.
The Peeragogy Handbook is a practical guide to online co-learning, a living document that invites comment and invites readers to join the community of editors; the document does not have to be read in linear order from beginning to end.
If you and a group of other people want to use digital media and networks to co-learn together, this handbook is a practical tool for learning how to self-organize peer learning, the so-called “peeragogy.” Material about conceptualizing and convening co-learning — the stuff about getting started — is located toward the top of the table of contents. Material about assessment, resources, use cases is located toward the bottom of the TOC. But you don’t have to read it in sequential order. Hop around if you’d like.
Understanding how co-learning works will help you do co-learning more effectively. So there's material about learning theories that support peer learning or that reveal useful characteristics of successful peer learning. For those who want to delve more deeply into the empirical research and scholarship, we’ve linked to a sister document — a literature review of learning theory related to peeragogy. For those who want to study more deeply about the aspects of peer learning summarized in articles, the handbook provides a list of links to related handbook articles, and a set of resources for further study.
New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER) seeks academic articles on educational sciences based on innovative experiences which can contribute the development of the educational sciences in any of their manifestations and provide new approaches to teaching as a response to the deep changes our society is going through.
New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER) is a biannual (January and July) international scientific peer-reviewed journal which emerges from the research groups EDUTIC-ADEI and EDAFIS in the University of Alicante (http://www.edutic.ua.es) and the educational divisions of the projects DIGICOTRACAM (Prometeo Programme for Research Groups of Excellence, Ref. Prometeo-2009-042, financed by the ERDF) and the Project IVITRA (http://www.ivitra.ua.es).
The aim of the journal is to promote research, innovation and transfer of scientific knowledge, and it is defined as an interdisciplinary scientific journal in the educational field of the Social Sciences. Its prioritary audience spans –albeit not exclusively- the scientific and professional Education community.
The human team behind NAER is committed to scientific excellence and the improvement of education, taking as a point of departure research and innovation. The thought of a fair society, democratic and humanized, is the philosophy which guides all the actions developed at the heart of NAER.