The IADIS Information Systems Conference (IS 2014) aims to provide a forum for the discussion of information systems (IS) from a socio-technological perspective. The call for papers is now open and authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by 30 October, 2013.
The conference will have five principal themes, however, papers on innovative issues outside of these themes will still be considered.
- IS in Practice: Technology Infrastructures and Organisational Processes
- IS Professional Issues
- IS Learning and Teaching
- IS Design, Development and Management Issues and Methodologies
- IS Research
Authors can make submissions of several different types. Submissions are blind peer-reviewed.
- Full Papers – Results of completed research, maximum 8 pages (5,000 words)
- Short Papers – Works in progress reports or fresh developments, maximum 4 pages (2,500 words)
- Reflection Papers – Review of recent literature, suggestions or critiques, analysis of general trends, or discussion of important issues related to applied computing. Maximum of 2 pages (1500 words)
- Posters / Demonstrations – To be exposed at the conference, accompanied by a maximum of one page (625 words)
- Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
- Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
- Doctoral Consortium – A discussion of in-progress PhD work in an informal atmosphere. Contributions can be a critical literature review or a short paper describing the research problem, methodology, and progress. Maximum 4 pages (2,500 words)
- Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – A Showcase is a scheduled timeslot for companies to present recent developments, future plans, and noteworthy products or services. Exhibitions allow companies to display their offerings at an exhibition booth. For further details please contact the publicity chair.
International Conference on ‘Leading to Learn’ and the launch of the new OECD learning leadership report
Leadership understood as “learning leadership” is so important because it sets the direction for learning within increasingly complex organisations, and is about seeing that through into design and strategy. It is about putting 21st century learning aims and outcomes into practice.
The conference programme combines keynote lectures, plenary sessions, parallel mini-conferences and workshops, round tables and master classes. You can join in person or via streaming.
The aims of the conference are to:
- Discuss and disseminate the main directions and findings of the new international report on learning leadership
- Elaborate the challenges of developing learning leadership through different perspectives – different countries and cultures, different positions in education systems, different organisations
- Clarify dimensions of learning leadership for designing, implementing and sustaining innovative learning environments that have been relatively unexplored in national and international discussions
- Identify priorities for future research and development.
- Presentation of a set of educational practices in learning leadership in Catalonia and other countries
- Discussion of the role of the third sector as promoter of learning leadership in different environments.
Registration is available now. Places are limited.
In 2014, the LINQ conference will take place in cooperation with the EFQUEL Innovation Forum to form a “mega-conference” on the theme of quality in open education.
Technological and pedagogical innovations have rapidly been making their way into the education mainstream over the past few years, but there has been a lack of evaluation of these changes. Tools and standards for quality evaluation and models for development are needed in order to guide educators and policy-makers in their decisions.
LINQ 2014 is seeking scientific paper submissions, as well as proposals for interactive workshop sessions such as learning café sessions, debate formats, thematic table workshops, etc. 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)
The deadline to submit papers is January 10, 2014. All papers will be reviewed by the international Scientific Programme Committee in a hybrid review process: open review process and double blind review combination. Please see the Call for Papers for more information.
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.
Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.
Although Bett is an award-winning trade show, the event certainly surpasses the expectations of a conventional trade show. Bett 2014 will include three CPD accredited summits, the "learn live" lecture series, and numerous networking and fringe events. Bett is free to attend and you can register online.
On Tuesday, 26th November, doctoral students and researchers associated with GREIP will be given the opportunity to present their current research and data to the invited experts.
Two experts will present their work:
Dr. Shannon Sauro, Malmö University & Lund University, will give a talk about "Fandom, Social Media and Learning" focusing on task-based language teaching.
Dr. Steven L. Thorne, Portland State University & University of Groningen, will give a presentation entitled, Human development and semiotic remediation through mobile place-based gaming." The talk will focus on the use of Augmented Reality and place-based techniques to create learning opportunities.
Students are invited to apply to present their work. Due to limited amount of time, anyone interested in presenting should contact Dr. Melinda Dooly indicating their interest in presenting. Proposals should be accompanied by a short summary (1-2 paragraphs) of the current state of the research. The session will be open to the public.
Take a sneak peek at some of the big themes of Online Educa Berlin: have a look at the conference trailer.
Learning is changing. Learning is also changing us. The world seems ever more complex, presenting education with new challenges. New technology can seem complicated too but it offers unparalleled opportunities, changing learning and enabling us to inspire others to learn. How is the world of learning changing? How does technology help us to change the world?
Learning Moves is the theme of this year’s Online Educa Berlin, all set to unite 2000 participants in the German capital at the beginning of next month to discuss change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation. Watch the conference trailer on the conference website or on YouTube.
The 10th Annual Open Education Conference took place on 6-8 November, 2013, in Utah, USA. The past ten years saw the creation of a “vast, high-quality open content infrastructure” which has paved the way for a wave of new educational innovations. This conference engaged with the critical challenges for the next decade. The recorded conference sessions are available online.
The conference featured outstanding keynote speakers. On the first day of the conference, George Siemens, professor at the Center for Distance Education and co-creator of the first MOOC in 2008, addressed some of the major criticisms of MOOCs. He also identified his own criticisms of the current model of MOOCs, such as the loss of openness with the emergence of private MOOC providers. Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, demonstrated some of the features of Coursera and discussed how it has been used so far.
On Thursday, journalist Audrey Watters spoke eloquently on some of the current narratives in the education field (such as the apocaplypic and crisis rhetoric surrounding education reform) and the need to recognize and think critically about such narratives. David Kernohan, Programme Manager for e-Learning at Jisc, included in his keynote presentation a short film called “The Avalanche that hasn’t happened” about the unfulfilled promise of education reform. He also spoke about the need for quality open educational resources and the danger of relying too heavily on metrics to demonstrate success.
The last day of the conference welcomed Christine Geith, Assistant Provost and Executive Director of Michigan State University MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations, talked about using the principles of openness in her work on global food systems and agriculture. The final keynote address was a “lightning panel” session that had several representatives of major OER initiatives reveal the impact of their initiatives in terms of “displacement adoptions” (replacing conventional resources with OER) and how much money that has saved students.
The other conference sessions dealt with a variety of topics under the following themes:
- developing and deploying models that support the broad adoption and use of open educational resources
- leveraging the open content infrastructure to enable and reinvigorate efforts like prior learning assessment, alternative pathways to credentials, and informal and lifelong learning
- measuring the impact of openness on the cost of education and various student success metrics
- exploiting the synergies between open education and parallel work in open data, open access, open government, open science, and open source
- promoting and evaluating institutional and governmental policy and strategy around open
- designing new pedagogies that leverage the reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute potential of OER
- democratizing the credentialing process with open badges
- supporting open study groups and other opportunities for social interaction
- innovating at the bleeding edge of openness
Please see the conference program to see the list of speakers and the video recordings of their sessions.
We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2014, that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN), on 10-12 March, 2014. The submissions deadline is Dec 5!
The deadline for the call for papers is rapidly approaching for the INTED2014 conference. It is the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to education and research. INTED2014 is a world-class event with over 700 delegates from 75 different countries expected to attend.
You can present your contributions in two modalities:
- In person: oral and poster presentations.
- Virtually: if you can not attend in person.
INTED2014 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers submitted. INTED2014 Publications will be included in the IATED Digital Library and submitted to be reviewed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
More than 5000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are gathered in Vilnius from November 6-8 for the ICT 2013 Conference. The event focuses on Horizon 2020 - the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.
3Dprint? Nano-robots? New forms of learning? Vote for how the future will be! @NeelieKroesEU inviting you http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-946_en.htm?locale=en … #ICT2013eu