Call Deadline: 14-Nov-2012. The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13-14 June 2013.
The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.
Call for Papers:
The conference focuses on the following thematic areas:
- Innovative Teaching and Learning Methodologies
- Education and New Technologies
- Media Education
- Learning Games
- Studies on Education
- Studies on Second Language Acquisition
- Art Education
- Music Education
Please notice that this list is not exhaustive and other topics will be taken into consideration.
The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects. Experts in the field of science teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the New Perspective in Science Education international conference. The abstract should be written in English (between 200 and 500 words) and sent via email to email@example.com no later than 14 November 2012.
David Istance (CERI & OCDE) will talk about Innovative Learning Environments and ongoing projects such as 'Schooling for Tomorrow'.
VISIR Stakeholders consultation - An unorthodox consultation about visions and scenarios on future of learning
The VISIR project – “Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations “ is the initiative of seven European networks one research centre and one University involved in the open, distance and e-learning field. It aims to develop a shared vision on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality. The project is co-funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme.
The objective of the VISIR Stakeholders’ Consultations is to involve professionals and practitioners as well as decision makers, students, civil society representatives, to build on their opinion and experience, to develop a common vision on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality.
We are counting on your contribution to help to identify and analyse the trends on ICT and learning in Europe. It will take only few minutes of your time and even could be fun to reflect on the 14, somewhat provocative and tricky statements which you will find in the consultation. Such statements were elaborated following a memorable brainstorming seminar in Bologna in May 2012, with the participation of a bunch of experts gathered from all the continent. They analysed the domains of change, the polarities and tensions and the main lines of evolution and trying to outline future scenarios from here till 2020. Thus, the statements in the consultation are related to the year 2020.
Call for manuscripts.
We seek empirical investigations, literary reviews or interviews within the range of research in language and literature teaching methods. We will accept submissions in Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Submissions to the journal are reviewed by the editorial board and advisory board, using a critical process of blind peer review.
Graduate students who have defended their research projects or are currently writing their MA or doctoral thesis, related to the teaching of language or literature can send a proposal to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Network of Excellence Internet Science is currently inviting applications from early career researchers for the first Summer School to be held in Oxford from 12-18 August 2012. The theme of the summer school is "Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms," with sub-themes addressing online identity and ACTA/SOPA/CISPA.
The principal aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary discussion of issues related to Internet Science among early career researchers (advanced PhD students and those in the first four years of their research career) engaged in research related to Internet privacy and identity, trust and reputation mechanisms. Daily activities will be structured around morning lectures and afternoon discussions aimed at developing participants’ thinking on a range of issues central to the Internet. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with faculty and other early career researchers. A range of social events will provide informal opportunities for continued discussions and networking among participants.
The summer school will draw upon the strengths of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science (described below) and will involve participation of many of its members, in addition to colleagues from partner institutions.
Benefits of participation
Participants will meet and work with a diverse group of their peers, a considerable benefit for researchers who may not have large academic peer groups in their own departments. Additionally, participants will:
- Join an international collaboration experience
- Exchange institutional research projects, methods, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Contribute to ongoing discussions of research and issues related to Internet Science
- Attend lectures from renowned experts and participate in multi-disciplinary discussions
- Engage in academic and professional networking
We welcome applications from early career researchers in any discipline whose work in the field of Internet research engages with the theme of the summer school and reflects the disciplinary base of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science, as described below.
About the Network of Excellence in Internet Science
The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society. The network is composed of over thirty research institutions across Europe from a variety of disciplines including physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines that study Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.
Fees and activities
Delegate fees are £900 and this includes 7 nights’ en suite accommodation at Queen’s College, daily breakfast, lunch (including one BBQ) and refreshments, and two evening college dinners. Summer school participants will have an opportunity to take part in Oxford social activities.
Applications must be submitted by 5p.m. (GMT) on Friday, June 1st. We will notify successful applicants by Friday, June 15.
Please contact Tim Davies for further information.
Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality for all
The aim of the VISIR network is to contribute to the full exploitation of the potential of ICT to transform and innovate European lifelong learning and to equip European citizens with digital competencies and other key transversal competencies for life and employability.
The use of ICT for learning in Europe is gaining ground, but to uncap its potential as a driver of change for our economies and societies, we need to move from fragmentation and piloting to articulation and system adoption.
To address this need, seven European networks and two research institutions, with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, have joined forces and will work for the next three years to address three major gaps: the “understanding gap”, the “networking gap”, and the “mainstreaming gap” of ICT for learning in Europe.
The VISIR Approach
VISIR tackles three levels of analysis and action: macro (education and training systems), meso (organisations which provide teaching and learning opportunities) and micro (teaching and learning opportunities themselves), and will include a foresight component to enhance proactive change in effective ICT exploitation in learning.
To know more about the VISIR methodology, please contact us.
VISIR is inviting the academic and professional community to contribute: as one of the main research outcome of the project, 100 European leading innovation practice cases are being collected which:
- - have or have had impact in building digital and other key competences
- - are bottom-up cases
- - are innovative applications of ICT for learning
In case you are interested to share your experience, please send an outline to the EDEN Secretariat.
De afgelopen weken heeft de vakjury zich gebogen over de 30 inzendingen voor de e-Learning awards 2012. Een grote diversiteit aan projecten maakte het wederom een boeiende klus met aan het eind de lastige opgave om per categorie drie projecten te nomineren.
De genomineerden zijn:
Best practice e-Learning
ISTARr learning (Universiteit van Tilburg)
Plaza Challenge School (Plaza Challenge School)
Smartgate the Game (BrandNewGame/Ijsfontein – ACN)
PwC Startup (@Hand)
Jong e-Learning talent
Educatieve I-tour (Job Haverkamp)
Mobiel Engels leren (Gerard Veenhof)
Studytube (Gerhard Riphagen & Homam Karimi)
Volgende week zullen de genomineerden voor Best Practice en Innovatieve e-Learning een pitch presentatie geven voor de vakjury, waarna de definitieve winnaars voor deze categorieën bepaald worden. De winnaars worden op 3 april op het e-Learning event bekend gemaakt.
De jong e-Learning talent kunt u ontmoeten op de Plaza van het e-Learning Event op 3 april in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Als bezoeker van het event kunt u die dag dan ook uw stem uitbrengen voor deze categorie. De winnaar in deze categorie wordt dan kort voor de uitreiking bepaald op basis van 50% juryoordeel en 50% publieksoordeel.
Meer informatie over de Awards
Meer informatie over het e-Learning Event 2012