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The International Technology, Education and Development Conference announces its 7th edition in Valencia in March 2013. You're warmly invited to send your abstracts until November 29th, 2012.
The International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), a non-profit private association dedicated to the promotion of international education and university cooperation in the field of Technology and Science. The IATED announces the 7th edition of INTED2013: an opportunity to present your projects and discuss the latest results in the field of Education and Research.
The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.
There will be three presentation modalities: oral and poster presentations (in-person) and virtual (for those who cannot attend in person).
You can submit your abstracts and attend this conference in order to share your projects and experiences in the fields of education and innovation. The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 29th, 2012.
ICERI2012 will focus on the presentation of innovative projects and open up a floor for to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.
OULDI-JISC Project Evaluation Report: the impact of new curriulum design tools and approaches on institutional process and design cultures
This report presents research and evaluation undertaken by the OULDI-JISC Project (Open University Learning Design Initiative JISC Project) between 2008 and 2012. In particular, it considers the impact of new curriculum design tools and approaches piloted by the project on institutional processes and design cultures. These tools and approaches include tools for sharing learning design expertise (Cloudworks), visualising designs (CompendiumLD, Module Map, Activity Profile) and for supporting design and reflection in workshops (Facilitation Cards, workshop activities, etc.). The project has adopted a learning design approach so as to help foreground pedagogy and learner experience. Nine pilots have been completed across six UK universities.
Une analyse sur les expériences d'utilisation de Twitter en milieu scolaire qui s'appuie sur les démarches pionnières et sur une enquête en ligne menée auprès des professionnels acteurs ou observateurs de ces pratiques. Les résultats du questionnaire permettent de relever les apports éducatifs de l'outil et de faire ressortir les principales activités réalisées avec les élèves.
POERUP is carrying out research to understand how governments can stimulate the uptake of OER by policy means. We aim to convince decision-makers that in order to be successful with OER, they will have to formulate evidence-based policies based on looking beyond one’s own country, region or continent, beyond the educational sector they look after.
POERUP aims to study the end-user–producer communities behind OER initiatives. By comparing in-depth European case-studies to selected non-European ones we will refine and elaborate recommendations to formulate a set of action points that can be applied to ensuring the realisation of successful, lively and sustainable OER communities.
We want to provide education authorities, the research community and OER initiative management with trustworthy and balanced research results, in which feedback from all stakeholder groups has been incorporated and which can be used as standard literature. A specific objective is to help readers in charge of OER initiatives to find ways of incorporating successful features of other initiatives.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of “…how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience” (Sharples et al. 2007).
A growing understanding of the learning and instructional affordances of mobile technologies (alongside technological developments), have enabled the design and investigation of mobile learning experiences across contexts and dimensions of mobile learning. For instance, the literature in the field is rich in studies which investigate how learners move physical locations, utilising several devices/technologies, interacting with various social networks (perhaps across formal and informal learning settings), as they pursuit a learning path or event.
There is much appreciation of learning principles, such as contextual, situated, augmented and collaborative among others, particularly suited to mobile learning. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. There are also always new technologies being implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, ‘smarter’ phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. However, the evaluation of mobile learning is an area that has lagged behind.
The mobile nature of mobile learners and the application of traditional evaluation strategies and tools, have often limited the scope of investigation to what can be observed by researchers or captured by external recording devices (such as video or sound). Thus, a challenge remains to understand what happens while learners are on the move.
The advent of cloud computing and learning analytics offer potential for exploring innovative mobile learning experiences and alternative evaluation strategies which may in turn, shade light into what learning happens in the move.
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.
Now in its 20th year, the World of Learning is set to showcase the latest developments in L&D in everything from e-learning and mobile learning, as well as live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.
An essential two-day conference for all senior learning & development professionals
A visit to the World of Learning presents L&D professionals with an invaluable time and cost-efficient opportunity to share experiences and learn from others how to best overcome the hurdles and ensure you are delivering the solutions the business needs to stay ahead.
What makes the conference unique?
The World of Learning Conference is unique. By combining extensive research with authoritative input from key industry figures, the conference programme provides an up-to-the-minute overview of the vital issues facing the senior L&D professional.
Featuring high-profile cases studies, interactive seminars and discussion forums, the World of Learning Conference programme concentrates on the current issues of most concern to L&D professionals. You will come away from the World of Learning Conference with genuine and inspiring solutions for your day-to-day and long-term business objectives.
The World of Learning Conference 2012 will present delegates with a fascinating combination of first-hand case-study presentations, lively panel debates and discussions, and interactive workshops