The EDEN Annual Conference will take place in Zagreb in June 2014 on the overall topic of “from education to employment and meaningful work with ICTs”. The call for contributions is now open to submissions of papers, posters, workshops, and demonstrations.
There are four categories of submissions:
Paper presentations can be submitted presenting research results or reviews existing results including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies, presentation of project results in their conclusive phase.
Posters are welcome about work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in early stages of development, case studies, etc. Poster presentations will be themed and moderated in related sessions and published in the Proceedings.
Demonstrations can showcase practical innovation, products, technologies and tools, to encourage the early exhibition of prototypes, focusing on user experience. They will offer opportunity to show and discuss, to exchange ideas and collect feedback from expert users.
A limited number of workshops – introducing a comprehensive theme from different perspectives, focused sessions on a particular topic, debates, discussions – are invited. Priority will be given to workshop submissions which foresee integrated virtual participation possibility via webinars.
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The "Learning Innovations and Quality" Conference will join EFQUEL in 2014 to host a new conference with the motto: "Changing the Trajectory – Quality for Opening up Education"
The 9th EFQUEL Innovation Forum in 2014 will address one of the greatest challenges in today’s quality development for education and training: how to achieve quality for opening up education. The EFQUEL Innovation Forum is unique in its interactive design and brings together leading experts from all fields of European and global education and training to take stock of current and future challenges in quality development and innovation in e-learning. We are happy to announce that the 9th EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2014 will take place in conjunction with the LINQ 2014 Conference to shape the 2014 Mega Event for Quality and Innovation in education and learning. LINQ is a leading annual European and international Conference on Learning Innovations and Learning Quality. It has attracted a large attendance in its last conferences from Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
The 2014 Mega Conference will take place in a stunning venue in Crete, Greece, the exact venue will be announced 31 October, 2013. It will bring together experts and practitioners from the public as well as corporate education and training world, such as higher education, VET, schools and other education sectors into a unique quality conference with the title: Changing the Trajectory – Quality for Opening up Education.
Digital technologies are radically changing the landscape of education and training. Open educational resources (OER), 'Massive Open Online Courses' (MOOCs), and the question of how to recognize open learning in formal education are challenging traditional models and practices. These global changes are having an increasing impact on education and training institutions, teachers, learners and publishers, among others. With the introduction of MOOCs in recent years and the uptake of open education resources, open education at large and its quality have become an issue of major importance for education and training institutions, policies and professionals. Studying and learning have evolved from closed to open processes, which demand greater self-organization skills, higher levels of media literacy and new models of support and organization. Education institutions, professionals, policy makers, public authorities for formal education as well as non-formal training providers and learners are discovering the benefits of opening up learning opportunities.
However, quality evaluation and development models have not yet matured enough in order to provide guidance for open learning models to all stakeholders how to shape content and learning environments or provide effective support for institutions and educators. Uncertainty is growing as to whether the new open learning environments are fit to lead the European learning revolution needed for the 21st century. In order to make open learning and education more relevant and feasible for organizations as well as learners, innovations have to be combined with well-proven learning traditions and flexible quality standards. In addition new models for recognition of open learning are needed: education institutions need a better understanding of how open education processes can contribute to excellent learning and high quality education provision, and certification schemes need to incorporate more flexible concepts of open education.
Contributions to the conference should focus on one or more of the following areas:
- Quality indicators and methods to describe, measure and evaluate quality for open education, OER and MOOCs
- Conceptual contributions on new and innovative quality models, methodologies, standards and approaches for e-learning and open education
- Experiences and reports from practice with implementation of quality approaches for open education
- Required competences by institutions as well as by learners for designing, practicing and improving open learning with high quality
- Local, national, regional and European quality projects in the field of the conference
- Methodologies for and experience of recognition of open learning in formal education and training
- Certification of e-learning and open education in institutions, programs and courses
- Integrated innovation and quality approaches
- Global aspects of high-quality Open Education (e.g. collaborations, comparative studies, cultural aspects)
We are seeking scientific paper submissions, as well as proposals for interactive workshop sessions such as learning café sessions, debate formats, thematic table workshops, etc. The full submission requirements and procedures are included in the Call for Papers.
Overview of the important dates:
- Paper submission deadline: 10th of January 2014
- Notification of acceptance: 10th of March 2014
- Camera-ready submission: 31st of March 2014
- Deadline for author registration: 31st of March 2014
- Conference days: 7th to 9th of May 2014 in Crete
The European and International Conference LINQ 2013 is taking place on the 16th and 17th of May, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
The international Conference LINQ 2013 is taking place on May 16th and 17th, 2013 in Rome, Italy at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
This year, LINQ 2013 and its motto "Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources" addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL): potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities. Interested researchers are thus welcome to submit their work on conference topics (in detail below) by March 4th 2013 (extended paper submission deadline).
For the latest information on the conference, visit the LINQ Facebook page and the LINQ Twitter account. Direct enquiries and full papers can be sent to LINQ Manager Mrs Anne-Christin Tannhaeuser, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany, via e-Mail to: anne.tannhaeuser (at) icb.uni-due.de.
Want to know more about how social media can enhance your European Project? Then join the Web2LLP team for a 5 day intensive training course for European project managers and participants in Leuven, Belgium from 18 to 23 February 2013.
Participants will receive hands-on training on the use of social media as part of an effective web strategy for dissemination activities. The training includes materials especially designed for LLP project managers as well as input from experienced project managers about successful dissemination practices. Participation is also open to people based in Belgium on a non-residential basis.
Find out more here: http://www.web2llp.eu/training/face-to-face-training
The call for papers for the 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has been released. LINQ 2013's motto is "Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources". All interested interested researchers are invited to submit their work by the paper submission deadline of February 4th, 2013.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ) has published a call for papers for its upcoming conference in Rome on the 13th and 14th of May 2013. LINQ is the leading annual European Conference on learning innovations and learning quality: organized by the University of Duisburg-Essen, LINQ attracts participants throughout Europe and the successful LINQ 2012 in Brussels was also able to welcome experts from Asia, America and Africa.
This year, LINQ 2013 and its motto “Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources” addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL): potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities. Through these themes, LINQ 2013 will bring together an international audience of various academic and professional backgrounds, providing the foundation for a rewarding exchange of knowledge and experience. Interested researchers and organizations are thus welcome to submit their best work on the conference topics (in detail below) by the 4th of February 2013 (paper submission deadline).
“The dialogue at LINQ 2012 in Brussels demonstrated several critical points of potential development regarding the relationship between learning quality and innovation,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “This year’s motto emphasizes the importance of digital repositories and their usage in lifelong learning and improving learning innovations and learning quality. We look forward to meeting researchers and practitioners from Europe and all over the world interested in sharing and presenting their inventive approaches!”
The LINQ 2013 call for papers invites all experts and practitioners to contribute to LINQ’s dialogue through the submission of high-quality papers describing fully-developed results, on-going work or innovative concepts related to the following topics:
• Innovations and future trends in Learning, Education and Training (LET)
• Quality improvement and learning outcome orientation in LET
• Harmonization of innovations and quality development in LET
• Digital resources, online repositories and metadata for online objects
• Web 2.0, Social Media and Online Communities for LET
• Open access, open educational resources and user-generated content
• Technology‐Enhanced Learning for schools, universities and lifelong learning
• Learning quality in vocational education and training and HR
• Implementation of learning innovations and quality improvements
• Knowledge, innovation and ideas management in LET contexts
• Standardisation of LET design, production and services
• Quality management, standards, and certification in LET
• Competence and skills development in lifelong learning
• Quality and standardization of learning assessment and evaluation
Submissions of papers related to the conference (max eight pages) must be sent by February 4th, 2013, using the official LINQ template. All papers will be reviewed by the international scientific LINQ Programme Committee through double-blind peer review. Submitters will be informed of their acceptance by the 20th of March 2013. All accepted papers can be presented at the LINQ conference, will be published in the official proceedings of the European conference (with ISBN) and distributed to all conference participants as well as throughout Europe. Specific guidelines and requirements can be found on the conference website at www.learning-innovations.eu.
Attendance at the European conference "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) is subject to a conference fee (early bird rate: 90 €) and requires registration through the LINQ website, as places are limited. The conference fee includes all provisions including a warm 3-course lunch, the coffee breaks, the conference bag, and the official conference proceedings. At least one author has to register for the publication of an accepted paper.
Overview of the important dates:
- Paper submission deadline: 4th of February 2013
- Notification of acceptance: 20th of March 2013
- Camera-Ready copy due: 31st of March 2013
- LINQ Conference days: 13th and 14th of May 2013 in Rome
For the latest information on the conference, please visit and like the LINQ Conference Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINQConference and follow the LINQ Conference Twitter account at www.twitter.com/LINQ_Conference. Direct enquiries and full papers can be sent to the LINQ Conference Manager Mrs Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany, via e-Mail to: anne.tannhaeuser (at) icb.uni-due.de