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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

“The TEEM Steering Committee do not want this event be another classic conference in which people present their works and returns home without interacting with the peers. This way, TEEM is divided in thematic and highly cohesive tracks. Each track shares the scientific and formal aspects for paper submissions, peer reviews and publication, but the track chairs will organize the proper dynamics to achieve the most important goal: to create a researching community…”

[via TEEM 2013 conference website]

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler This new conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM) is organised by the Research Institute on Educational Sciences at the University of Salamanca, Spain. The dealine for paper submissions is June 25, 2013.

The IADIS CELDA 2013 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways.

Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns.

This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been identified (see below). However innovative contributions that do not easily fit into these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly related to the overall theme of the conference – cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age.

[CELDA 2013 conference website]

Sebastian H.D. Fiedler The submission deadline (2nd call extension) for full, short and reflection papers is June 7, 2013.

Sebastian Fiedler

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

[Sebastian H.D. Fiedler]

The current socio-historical context has put public universities, both in Europe and Latin America, up against new challenges that are resulting in a “public sector” crisis of economic policies. Together with society’s loss of confidence in education and its ability to improve citizens’ quality of life, this has brought about new demands in terms of efficiency, productivity, equity and quality of education systems. In the early decades of the 21st century we are facing possible “commercialization” as a result of economic problems, growing complexity and heterogeneity of teaching involving a greater diversity of contexts (undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing education …), changing demands for content and methods, new working conditions for teachers and new ways of being a university student, incorporation of technologies, and so on.

[via Conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler Deadline for proposals is September 5, 2012.

[Sebastian H.D. Fiedler]

The 10th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE 2013) is an IFIP (Inter-national Federation for Information Processing) event hosted by the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń (Poland).

learning while we are connected

is the main theme for WCCE 2013. The conference will enlighten and explore different perspectives of this theme, covering all levels of formal education as well as informal learning arenas, societal aspects and challenges that are faced by developing countries.

[WCCE conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler

Deadline for submissions is December 17, 2012.

[Sebastian H.D. Fiedler]

The conference theme responsible teaching and sustainable learning focuses on elementary issues that educational researchers investigate. Besides, it picks up EARLI’s twofold mission in researching learning and instruction and also connects to recent developments in educational research and practice…

[via EARLI 2013 conference website]

Sebastian Fiedler The submission deadline is October 31, 2012. For details have look at the first call (pdf) issued in March 2012.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

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,

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.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

This conference provides a forum for the discussion of how to critically study social media and their relevance for critique, democracy, politics and philosophy in 21st century information society.

We are living in times of global capitalist crisis. In this situation, we are witnessing a return of critique in the form of a surging interest in critical theories (such as the critical political economy of Karl Marx, critical theory, etc) and revolutions, rebellions, and political movements against neoliberalism that are reactions to the commodification and instrumentalization of everything. On the one hand there are overdrawn claims that social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, mobile Internet, etc) have caused rebellions and uproars in countries like Tunisia and Egypt, which brings up the question to which extent these are claims are ideological or not. On the other hand, the question arises what actual role social media play in contemporary capitalism, power structures, crisis, rebellions, uproar, revolutions, the strengthening of the commons, and the potential creation of participatory democracy. The commodification of everything has resulted also in a commodification of the communication commons, including Internet communication that is today largely commercial in character. The question is how to make sense of a world in crisis, how a different future can look like, and how we can create Internet commons and a commons-based participatory democracy…

[via ICTs and Society Conference Website]

Sebastian Fiedler The deadline for the submission of abstract is February 29, 2012.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive collaborative learning. Therefore pilot projects, applications and products will also be welcome…

ICL conference Website

Sebastian Fiedler Deadline for submissions is April 23, 2012.

[Sebastian Fiedler]