We have issued an extension call for papers for the IADIS e-Learning 2013 conference with a submission deadline of April 1st 2013.
This conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23 - 26 July 2013 as part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013) Prague, Czech Republic 22 – 26 July 2013.
* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Thomas C. Reeves, Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology, College of Education, The University of Georgia, USA
Doc. Ing Jan Lojda, President of the Czech Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Czech Republic
* Conference background and goals
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.
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
* Best Papers
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641), in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659) and also to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.
* Types of submissions
Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
* Topics related to e-Learning are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following 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
To see more details and subtopics, please see the attached document or visit the conference website.
"The knowledge volunteers" (TKV) project joins older and younger people in a cross-generational initiative focused on promoting digital skills among the elderly.
“The knowledge volunteers” (TKV) project is currently running pilot programs in Italy, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic and Romania. It promotes didactic/organizational ICT learning methodology for elders, a model that has been defined and successfully applied at a local level by Italian partner Fondazione Mondo Digitale. It also encourages a peer-to-peer approach between experienced volunteers and new older students. The inter-generational approach is built on the active role of young students, who act as their elders’s teachers. A special didactic toolkit can be downloaded for free here.
eScouts foments intergenerational learning exchange between elderly and youth volunteers—elders benefit by learning digital skills, while youngsters obtain guidance to help navigate life’s challenges.
The "eScouts" project fits European guidelines with regards to Digital Divide reduction and LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme), and implements innovative ICT practices with a special focus on groups in risk of exclusion. The curriculum will be based on a blended learning environment inspired by Web 2.0 and teaching methods focused on end users.
The project includes three main phases:
-Training groups of young people to become teachers of ICT, and thereby reduce the default prohibitive nature of new technologies for the elderly.
-Training the elderly to become mentors for young people, providing them with support through life experiences and values, with a focus on employability.
-Training facilitators of intergenerational learning, to be key actors and mediators of the two groups.
Project NTVIS brings together youth and seniors to cooperate and foster new intergenerational learning content.
The aim of the NTVIS project is to support exchange of knowledge and skills between the elderly and young people. Seniors will provide knowledge on a topic they feel comfortable with, and young people will prepare tasks/presentations on the same topic but using mobile applications and media communities.
This way, both parties will benefit: young people are taught something new and will benefit from the knowledge and experience of older people, while seniors will gain the necessary basics of mobile applications and social media. These experiences will be collected, described and analyzed in framework of the project. The NTVIS project aims to prevent the effects of digital and social exclusion.
The University of Tuscia (UNITUS) based in Viterbo, Italy has just joined the AGRICOM consortium, providing expertise in Italian agriculture and food production, as well as forestry and energy efforts.
The full first version of the AGRICOM Competence Model (ACM) was developed by the end of the first project year and is now undergoing extensive testing in AGRICOM partner countries. Now, the University of Tuscia (UNITUS) will coordinate the Italian portion of pilot-testing phase. Their efforts will complement the on-going pilot-testing in the other countries like Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands. Together, their results will demonstrate a variety of national implementations and applications.
This paper looks at innovative ways to improve the development of 21st-century skills in students both individually and in groups, considering both formal and informal learning opportunities.
The main objective of this project is to enhance the skills of adult educators in the area of e-learning so that learners can benefit from the educational tools of this medium. We want to involve educators as much as possible through participating on the Internet online course, which will be created as part of the project.
The theme of this course will be How to prepare and run an e-learning course using Moodle. Teachers will then create their own e-learning courses using the skills they have acquired. The online course will help teachers to acquire the basis of digital literacy necessary and sufficient to develop their own web based course for their individual learners and enhanced web training materials as well. These skills will enable educators to act with greater flexibly in their curriculum delivery and will serve to increase the level of interest amongst adult learners in the subject being covered by the course. In the modern world there is a need to use not only traditional methods of teaching, as in the partner countries there are many adult students that live in distant regions (or countries in cases where students emigrate), but also a need to develop and use more flexible teaching methods that reach out to the target groups.
This study presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of data collected from a broad range of organisations within the knowledge-intensive service sector for the MATURE Integrating Project. The research delves into the concept of Knowledge Maturing (KM), which is goal-oriented learning on a collective level, within and across organisations. This study is based on a total of 139 interviews conducted throughout Europe, and focuses on different aspects of KM.