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The Personal Learning Environments Conference – PLE 2014: Call for Papers

PLE 2014 – the 5th International Conference on Personal Learning Environments – will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from July 16th to 18th with a preceding “pacific” event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 25th to 27th.

The PLE Conference intends to create an engaging, conversational, and innovative meeting space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, and research around PLE related themes.

The conference invites contributions in the format of “academic papers” or “alternative session proposals”. However, authors of both types of contributions will be asked to communicate their research and ideas within session formats that look to avoid the traditional 15 min presentation.

Conference theme

Beyond formal: emergent practices for living, learning and working

The 5th Edition of the PLE conference aims to move beyond discussions about definitions to explore emergent practices for living, learning and working in relation to PLEs and the new understandings and underlying needs that arise around these practices in our contemporary society. Delegates are invited to submit their ideas, research and/or practice under the topics listed below…

[PLE 2014 Call for Papers]

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler I have agreed to serve as the conference chair for the Tallinn venue of PLE 2014. The Kuala Lumpur venue is chaired by Dr. Sakina Baharom from the Centre for Learning Innovation and Excellence (CLIEx) at UNITAR International University.

We are looking forward to receiving your extended abstracts for “academic papers” and “alternative session proposals”. Have a look at the PLE 2014 Call for Papers for details on submission types and procedures.

Here is a quick overview of all important dates and deadlines:

17.03.2014: Deadline for extended abstract submission
01.05.2014: Author notification of acceptance of extended abstracts
16.06.2014: Submission of final papers & session descriptions

Kuala Lumpur
25.06.2014: Pre-conference activities
26.06.2014: Conference – Day 1
27.06.2014: Conference – Day 2
Registration for Kuala Lumpur: to be announced

16.07.2014: Pre-conference activities
17.07.2014: Conference – Day 1
18.07.2014: Conference – Day 2
Registration for Tallinn: to be announced