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Sebastian H.D. Fiedler The deadline for submitting extended abstracts for “PLE 2014 – the 5th International Conference on Personal Learning Environments” is rapidly approaching. Please submit your proposals for “academic papers” or “alternative sessions” by March 17, 2014, via our EasyChair system.

The theme of PLE 2014 is “Beyond formal: emergent practices for living, learning and working

Full details on the range of topics, submission formats and process, and the venues can be found here: http://pleconf.org/2014/

The European venue of PLE 2014 is Tallinn – the beautiful capital of Estonia at the Baltic sea.
Conference dates: July 16 to 18, 2014

The South East Asian venue of PLE 2014 is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Conference dates: June 25 to 27, 2014

We are looking forward to meeting you this summer for another lively and engaging research conference on Personal Learning Environments!

Urban Sediments

Old town Tallinn, Estonia

Foxy Vintage

Old town Tallinn, Estonia

magic lamp

Old town Tallinn, Estonia

Pääsküla Raba

Pääsküla Raba, Tallinn, Estonia

icicles

on thin ice

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On Tuesday, July 31st, Dr. Terje Väljataga will present our paper Challenging Learning Myths Through Intervention Studies in Formal Higher Education at the OST’12: Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning Conference at Tallinn University, Estonia.

view over old town Tallinn, Estonia

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beware the dog sign in Tallin

Kalamaja district, Tallinn

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OST ’12 Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning
30.July – 3.August 2012
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Conference Sponsored by IFIP WG 3.4

In 2011, Tallinn (Estonia) is the European Cultural Capital. In 2012,
Tallinn will host an IFIP open conference on “Open and Social
Technologies for Networked Learning”. Sponsored by IFIP Working Group
3.4 (Professional Education), the conference is jointly organized by
Tallinn University and University of Tampere (Finland).

Confirmed keynotes by Stefanie Lindstaedt (Graz University of
Technology, Austria) and Jari Multisilta (University of Helsinki,
Finland).

Open and Social Technologies play an increasingly important role in
many educational settings. Social technologies are naturally entering
primary, secondary and higher education where they blur the boundaries
between formal and informal learning. Social technologies also enter
the workplaces where they connect learners and bridge the boundaries
between individual learning and organizational knowledge processes.
Not only do these technologies connect learners independent of place
and time, they have also been found to exert emergent properties. For
example, wikis or social tagging environments are increasingly used
for collaborative knowledge construction where new knowledge emerges
from a large scale interaction of individuals. These properties and
their impact on individual, group and organizational learning have
only started to be researched…

[via conference website]

Sebastian Fiedler Submission deadline has been extended to March 12, 2012.

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