education and ICTs
The eLearning Africa Photo Competition is currently accepting entries from aspiring photographers across the globe. This year marks the Fourth Edition of the competition, which aims to gather photographs under the theme of Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential.
Anyone with an eye for image can contribute their view on how communication tools and information technologies can successfully coexist with and enrich a traditional lifestyle. The photo should be submitted to eLearning Africa Photo Competition, along with a brief text that details the inspiration behind the idea.
eLearning and photography enthusiasts from Africa and the rest of the world have until April 3rd, 2013 to share a glimpse of ICT in Africa. Snapshot submitters have the chance of winning a tablet pc, a digital camera and an mp3 player. Participation is free and finalists will have their art featured at this year's eLearning Africa Conference, which will take place May 29-31, 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.
The 6th edition of the “ICT for Language Learning” Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14–15 November 2013.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote sharing good practices and transnational cooperation in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. Experts in the field of language teaching and learning are invited to submit an abstract of a paper, which should be written in English (max 500 words) and sent via e-mail to email@example.com no later than 24 June 2013. All the papers presented during the conference will be published on an ISBN publication.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Figures such as the esteemed Prof. Dr. Rory McGreal and Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder, both UNESCO chairs for Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr, Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), will contribute their experience to the conference. Their support of LINQ’s continuing mission to examine the intersections between learning innovations and quality will provide an excellent framework for the state-of-the-art research and project work collected through the LINQ call for papers and projects, ended on March 4th.
“Rory McGreal and Fred Mulder have long been crucial pioneers in the development of Open Educational Resources as UNESCO Chairs,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “We will be honoured to greet them at LINQ 2013 and to learn from their professional and academic expertise. Likewise, Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr’s familiarity with the inner workings of CEDEFOP will prove incredibly valuable to practically situate the newest research efforts submitted to LINQ 2013. We are certain that the discussion at LINQ 2013 will benefit enormously from their presence.”
More than 150 researchers and practitioners have answered the LINQ 2013 call for papers and projects and the contributions of the highest quality will make the conference programme insightful and exciting. Early-bird registration at the reduced rate of 90€ will remain open until March 31st, 2013. All interested parties active in the fields of new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities are encouraged to register for LINQ 2013 and take part in the continuing development of learning innovations and quality. For more information on specific registration requirements and other matters, please visit the conference website at www.learning-innovations.eu.
Overview of the important dates:
- End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013
- Conference Programme Ready: April 2013
- Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013
For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINQConference and follow the LINQ Twitter account at www.twitter.com/LINQ_Conference.
This article provides an introduction to how teachers can successfully incorporate computers as teaching tools in their classroom. 21st C. students are often well-versed in this technology, and consider computers as necessary to learning as textbooks, notebooks, and pens. The same is not always true for their teachers. This resource points out several useful tools and instructions that can help teachers view computers not as a threat, but as an ally in the classroom.
How are new technologies changing the African learning landscape? Weigh in by taking a few minutes to complete the The eLearning Africa 2013 Survey. Participants who do so before February 20th, have a chance of winning a tablet computer. You can fill in the survey here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This extensive pan-African survey will provide the basis for the eLearning Africa 2013 Report, to be presented at the eLearning Africa 2013 conference in Windhoek, Namibia, May 29-31, 2013. All those involved with learning technologies in Africa are encouraged to take part. The objective is to explore the development of locally-produced digital content, examine the challenges and opportunities that are shaping Africa's eLearning sector, and analyse the integration of learning technologies in Africa.
Last year's report considered the constraining effect that lack of bandwidth has on African eLearning, the importance of government as an agent of change, and the use of ICT to improve the quality of teaching. A free copy is available for download here.
“This report will document the views and insights of African researchers, policy makers and experts on Africa’s experience with eLearning," says Shafika Isaacs, editor of the Report and eLearning Africa Programme Director. "It will provide authoritative analysis and critical reflection on emerging technology trends and their role, influence and value for human development in Africa.”
Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission – 28 February 2013
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.
The Call for Papers, within the Future of Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of education as well as to coordinators of education and training projects.
Experts in the field of teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the Future of Education International Conference. The abstract should be written in English (between 200 and 500 words) and sent via e-mail to email@example.com no later than 28 February 2013.
- 28 February 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts
- 08 March 2013: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
- 25 March 2013: Deadline for final submission of papers
- 3 May 2013: Deadline for speakers registration
- 13-14 June 2013: Dates of the conference
There will be three presentation modalities: oral, poster and virtual presentations.
All papers presented during the conference will be published on an ISBN publication.