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Calls for participation

The mission of the Global Learn conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed.

An idea whose time has come–an international coalition of leaders and organizations coming together for a global exchange on learning and technology!

Global Learn serves as a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Many individuals are transforming learning environments in local as well as more global ways. Global Learn offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.

[via Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Website]

Sebastian Fiedler Deadline for contributions is October 25, 2010. Details can be found in the call for participation.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

CSEDU 2011 (International Conference on Computer Supported Education) has an open call for papers, whose deadline is on September 30, 2010. We hope you can participate in this prestigious conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research.

The conference is sponsored by INSTICC and held in cooperation with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). CSEDU will be held in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands next year, on May 6-9, 2011.

CSEDU aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU 2011 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.

The conference program will include a number of Keynote Lectures delivered by distinguished world-class researchers. Their names will be announced soon at the conference website (http://www.csedu.org).

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers, including INSPEC, DBLP and we are awaiting the confirmation of indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and EI.
Best paper awards will be given during the conference closing session.
All published papers will be also available at the SciTePress’ Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).

Workshops and special sessions are also invited. If you wish to propose workshop or a special session, for example based on the results of a specific research project, please contact the secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

Please check further details at the CSEDU conference website (http://www.csedu.org/). There you will find detailed information about the conference structure and its main topic areas. This conference is co-located with WEBIST 2011 (7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies – http://www.webist.org/).

[via email]

Sebastian Fiedler Regular paper submission is open until September 30., 2010. Author should be notified until January 06, 2011.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The Open Education Conference has been described as “the annual reunion of the open education family.” Each year the conference serves as the world’s premiere venue for research related to open education, while simultaneously creating the most friendly and energetic atmosphere you’ll find at any academic conference.

November 2-4, 2010, the seventh annual Open Education Conference moves to Barcelona for its first convening outside of North America! The 2010 conference venue is CosmoCaixa, designated Europe’s best science museum in 2006.

The conference theme for 2010 is OER: Impact and Sustainability.

Keynote speakers for 2010 include Brenda Gourley, former Vice Chancellor of The Open University, Great Britain; Erik Duval, Professor of Computer Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; and Raquel Xalabarder, Director of Learning Resources at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain… [Open Ed 2010 Website]

Sebastian Fiedler

Today is the last day you can send in your proposals. Details are outlined in the call for papers.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The IADIS e-Learning 2010 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… [E-Learning 2010 conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler
Short and full papers can be submitted until May 31. Details can be found in the call for papers.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

Multimedia technologies and networking infrastructure have changed human social behavior. One typical example is education. The impact of distance learning to traditional universities in particular allows educational professionals to rethink about how to efficiently and effectively using multimedia technologies to improve instruction, as well as to encourage students to learn. Although multimedia technologies have already been used widely in e-learning, various considerations should be carefully addressed from both pedagogical and technological perspectives, to ensure the successful incorporation of these technologies in e-learning.

This ACM workshop aims to discuss problems, current studies, and solutions in how to use multimedia and communication technologies to improve e-learning. Especially, presentations should address the difference between using and without using multimedia technologies in education. Practical solutions are encouraged, although pedagogical theories may be used to support the solutions.

[MTDL 2010 Website via TELeurope]

Sebastian Fiedler

The submission deadline for this event is on May 21, 2010. Authors should be notified on July 05, 2010.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The IADIS e-Learning 2010 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… [E-Learning 2010 conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler

Short and full papers can be submitted until March 15. Details can be found in the call for papers.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

Personal Learning Environments (PLE) include the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual educational platforms learners use to direct their own learning and pursue educational goals. The idea of the PLE represents a shift away from the model in which students consume information through independent channels such as the library, a textbook, or an LMS, moving instead to a model where students draw connections from a growing matrix of resources that they select and organize. Because they emphasize relationships, PLEs can promote authentic learning by incorporating expert feedback into learning activities and resources. A PLE also puts students in charge of their own learning processes, challenging them to reflect on the tools and resources that help them learn best. By design, a PLE is created from self-direction, and therefore the responsibility for organization—and thereby for learning—rests with the learner. (7 things you should know about Personal Learning Environments, Educause 2009).

The PLE Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the development and implementation of PLEs including the design of environments, sociological and educational issues and their effectiveness and desirability as (informal) learning spaces.

Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we also encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, cafe sessions, hands on sessions and demonstrations. There will be a Spanish strand, so contributions in Spanish are also welcome!

We will also provide opportunities for unconferencing events, including the provision of spaces for informal meetings and discussions. Although the main conference takes place on 8th and 9th of July, there will be an informal launch event (with wine and tapas!) on the evening of Wednesday 7th.

As well as the face to face sessions, the conference will be supported by a variety of different online spaces. You can join the YouTube group for the PLE conference at
http://www.youtube.com/group/PLE2010CONF. The YouTube group will also be used for the Mediacast Contest: a celebration of User Generated Content with awards for the best three mediacast productions on Personal Learning Environments.

Selected papers will be published by the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.

[PLE conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler

Proposals can be submitted until March 26th, 2010. Notification of acceptance is scheduled for April 30th.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The symposium seeks to gather together people involved in recent research and theoretical issues of the research on collaborative learning and argumentation-based learning. In the symposium presentations these two major research areas may be approached from several perspectives including, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Collaborative argumentation
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  • Collaboration in various educational settings and contexts
  • Multiple methodological approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative methodologies for studying collaboration
  • Different pedagogical designs (e.g. scripts, structured interaction, tasks sequences)

The program of the symposium consists of keynote lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions. The symposium is co-organized by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research and the Department of Educational Sciences, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

[Finnish Institute for Educational Research Website]

Sebastian Fiedler

The ICLA 2010 symposium takes place from March 25 to 26, 2010 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Abstracts can be submitted until January 18, 2010.

Looks like an excellent opportunity for going up to Finland again. Hope this does not overlap with the STELLAR project first year review meeting.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The JTEL Winter School brings interdisciplinary doctoral researchers together in order to provide intense research training and to foster cross-domain collaboration. The event will engage participants in high-level courses and workshops with leading scientists. These workshops and lectures focus on theoretical, methodological, educational, and technological issues of relevance to TEL research, providing space for interaction, group work, and informal discussions. Doctoral students will also be expected to present their own research for constructive feedback from other participants of the Winter School.

Deadline for applications: 14 December 2010

[via TELeurope Website]

Sebastian Fiedler The winter school will take place Feb 1-6, 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria. Interested parties should have a look at the call for participation (pdf) and the draft weekplan (pdf). The JTEL Winter School is part of the “Doctoral School” activities within the “Building next generation research capacity” theme of the STELLAR Network of Excellence project.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

The confluence of two major trends in scientific research is leading to an upheaval in standard scientific practice and collaborative technologies. A new generation of scientists, working in large-scale collaborations, is repurposing social software for use in collaborative science. Existing social tools such as chat, IM, and FriendFind are being adopted and modified for use as group problem-solving facilities. At the same time, exponentially greater and more complex datasets are being generated at a rate that is challenging the limits of current hardware, software, and human cognitive capability. A concerted effort to create software that will support new scientific practices and handle this data tsunami is redefining the collaboratory and represents a new frontier for computer supported cooperative work.

This follow-on event to a similarly themed workshop at CHI 2009 is intended to foster community among researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines interested in the changing dynamics of scientific collaborations.

[Workshop Website]

Sebastian Fiedler This workshop is part of the CSCW 2010 conference that will take place on February 6-10, 2010, in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Position papers of 2-4 pages need to be submitted until November 20, 2009.

Too bad that I will be downunder at the time of the conference. Savannah is a pretty place… and I sure wouldn’t mind to re-visit Georgia again.

[Sebastian Fiedler]