Sep 232015
 

INTED is one of the largest international education conference for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. After 10 years, it has become a reference event where more than 700 experts from 80 countries get together every year to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies, educational innovations and experiences in technology and development.

INTED is more than a conference, it is an ideal platform for strategic international networking. The best place to present your innovations and projects about education and technology.

We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in INTED2016. You can present your contributions in two formats:

– In person: oral and poster presentations.
– Virtually: if you cannot attend in person.

You can find the conference topics here.
The deadline extension for abstracts submission is 3rd of December, 2015.

– Present your projects and experiences in one of the largest international conferences on education.
– Interact with international educators and technologist for future cooperation.
– Meet 700 participants from more than 80 countries.
– Learn about education innovations and strategies in 70+ thematic sessions.
– Publish your paper in INTED2016 Proceedings.

+infos(INTED 2016): LINK

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Jun 302015
 

XVII International Symposium on Computers in Education
Setúbal, Portugal | 25 – 27 november 2015
siie15.ese.ips.pt

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Overview
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The 17th edition of the International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE) will be held in Setúbal, Portugal, from 25 to 27 November 2015.
The International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE) is an international forum for presenting, discussing and reflecting on research, development and practices in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education.
The previous editions were held alternately between Spain and Portugal, providing a space for researchers, educators and institutional representatives to exchange and debate ideas. SIIE has become a reference, particularly in the Ibero-American context.

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Topics
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The 17th edition of SIIE encourages the submission of original contributions in English (preferred), Spanish or Portuguese in various areas including, but not limited to, the following:
For this edition of SIIE15, there are some selected themes:

ICT and learning approaches
ICT and teachers’ professional development
ICT and new approaches to the teaching/learning process
Design, framing and evaluation of digital educational resources
Computing in Education
Educational Robotics
Coding and Learning
Games and Simulations in Education
ICT in Distance Learning
Mobile/ubiquitous computing in education
Social and learning networks
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and distance learning
Other
Other ICT Topic

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Formats
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Invited keynote speakers
Paper presentation
Short paper presentation
Posters

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Official Languages
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English (preferred)
Portuguese
Spanish

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Paper publication
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Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.
Best papers presented at the Symposium will be selected, according to the Program Committee evaluation, for publication in the following:

> IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6245520

> Medi@ções, biannual electronic journal of the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (http://mediacoes.ese.ips.pt/index.php/mediacoesonline)

>Sensos-e, Multimedia Journal of Research in Education of the Centre of Research & Innovation in Education (http://sensos-e.ese.ipp.pt/)

The Organizing Committee is currently involved in negotiations to ensure the publication of papers in other reference publications.

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Paper submission
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All contributions must be sent as PDF (preferred) or Word format and follow the official IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Paper contributions will be limited to 6 pages, Short paper contributions will be limited to 4 pages and Posters contributions to 2 pages.
All proposals must be anonymously submitted, the authors name and institution should not be included in the submitted file. These data should only be included in the submission form.
Proposals will be submitted through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=siie15

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Dates
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13/07/2015 Papers submission ends
13/09/2015 Review results sent out
30/09/2015 Submission of final version of accepted proposals
10/10/2015 Deadline for registration of authors of accepted papers
25/11/2015 SIIE 15 begins

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Registration
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For registrations paid until October 4, 2015
Registration fee: 150 €

For registrations paid after October 4, 2015
Registration fee: 180 €

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Emerging Researchers Bursaries
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SIIE15 has decided to offer financial support for two emerging researchers from low GDP European countries to enable their participation.
The bursary consists of free entry to the SIIE (and social events), a 300 € travel bursary
and free accommodation (Students’ Residence).
The bursary is for PhD students and new researchers within one year of completing their PhD in order to allow them to participate in SIIE15 in Setúbal.

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Mar 292015
 

Technological change, driven by new discoveries and market forces continues in all technical areas enabling advances in products, services and processes.  To support this pace of change the world needs a continuous supply of appropriately qualified engineers, scientists and technicians.  This need is present in all the major technical challenge areas identified in forward looking strategic plans such as those identified in Europe’s Horizon 2020 initiative.   It is Higher Education and training organisation’s roles to produce appropriately qualified individuals to enable these technical challenges to be met. This is achieved through appropriate curricula, teaching and learning environments and methods.
ITHET 2015 will have a special theme as well as all the traditional themes of previous events. This year we want to explore the curricula and teaching methods appropriate for the future global technical challenges. You will be able to choose between the usual paper presentation in a session or in poster form in special poster sessions.  Also this year’s conference will feature a research students paper competition so please encourage your researchers to submit.

This edition of ITHET will be held in Ever Caparica Hotel, at Costa da Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, from 11 to 13 June, 2015.
Aside from the regular presentations, the conference will include keynote addresses with speakers from both industry and academia. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of tracks/topics listed below, but not limited to:

  • Curriculum: Curricula for key global technical challenges
  • Pervasive: Higher education as it is changing with the advent of pervasive information technology.
  • Virtual: Virtual laboratories, classroom, universities
  • Delivery: Changing delivery patterns and asynchronous learning.
  • Quality: Quality management and accreditation issues in technology-rich environments.
  • Roles: Changes in the roles and relationships of learners and teachers in technology-mediated environments.
  • Innovation: Innovative uses of technology for teaching and learning within higher education and training.
  • Assessment: The impact of technology on assessment practices in higher education, with particular interest in support for self- and peer-learning and evaluation, and the challenge of plagiarism and cheating.

Special Sessions: Aside aforementioned topics, special sessions are also forecasted. We cordially invite to organize special sessions. Details can be found at conference website.

Tutorials: A Call for Tutorials proposals can be found at conference website.

Proceedings: All papers presented during the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

+infos: http://sites.uninova.pt/ithet2015/

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Feb 222015
 

IX Conferência Internacional de TIC na Educação – Challenges 2015

Em 2015 completam-se 30 anos após o início do Projeto MINERVA, o projeto de referência para a introdução das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) no processo educativo em Portugal. Tendo sido um projeto Português, o MINERVA foi também considerado internacionalmente um caso de sucesso de inovação em educação com TIC. Prosseguindo a linha de promoção, reflexão e divulgação das práticas de inovação e aprendizagem com as TIC, que tem orientado as edições das “Challenges”, a IX Conferência Internacional de TIC na Educação – Challenges 2015, inspira-se no aniversário do MINERVA para refletir sobre a emergência de novos paradigmas educacionais, significativamente influenciados pelos desafios colocados pelas tecnologias digitais e em rede.

Neste contexto, convidamos todas as pessoas que se interessem pelas temáticas educacionais a estar connosco nesta nona edição das conferências “Challenges”, a ter lugar em 14 e 15 de maio de 2015, no Instituto de Educação da Universidade do Minho, para partilhar, discutir e refletir sobre os resultados da investigação em TIC na educação, na procura de novas agendas de investigação, de intervenção e de consolidação do conhecimento.

Numa organização do Centro de Competência em TIC na Educação do Instituto de Educação da Universidade do Minho, a conferência desenvolver-se-á abarcando uma pluralidade de temáticas, organizadas em torno de três eixos principais:

Ambientes emergentes
O digital e o currículo
Avaliação digital
No eixo “Ambientes emergentes” incluem-se os contributos que visam discutir as mais recentes inovações tecnológicas procurando linhas de desenvolvimento futuro nas suas dimensões relacionadas com a educação e a formação.

Com o eixo “O digital e o currículo” pretende-se articular os contributos em torno da problemática da inovação curricular e pedagógica com as TIC, considerando não apenas os contextos curriculares formais, escolares e académicos, mas também os contextos não formais e informais de aprendizagem.

O eixo “Avaliação digital” reporta-se a diferentes dimensões de avaliação no âmbito das TIC na educação sendo aqui consideradas as problemáticas, práticas e modelos de avaliação de software, serviços, interfaces, dispositivos, cursos e aprendizagens em ambientes digitais e online.

+infos: http://www.nonio.uminho.pt/challenges2015/

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Feb 012015
 

Qual é o problema de falhares? Qual é o problema de estares errado num determinado momento? Como é que consegues manter os outros motivados? “What about growth mindset?”

+info(about grit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

+info(growth mindset): LINK

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Jun 262014
 

HCI International 2014, jointly with the affiliated Conferences, which are held under one management and one registration, invite you to Crete, Greece, to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI, through the following modes of communication: Plenary / Keynote Presentation, Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions, Tutorials and Exhibition.

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials (22-24 June). Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the last three days of the Conference (25-27 June).

+infos: http://www.hcii2014.org/index.php

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Jun 252014
 

TISE 2014, XIX Conferência Internacional sobre Informática na Educação,
Fortaleza, Brasil, 9, 10 e 11 de Dezembro, 2014

www.tise.cl

ORGANIZA

– Instituto UFC Virtual, Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza,
Brasil
– Centro de Computación y Comunicación para la Construcción del
Conocimiento, C5, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, Facultad de
Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

SEGUNDA CHAMADA DE TRABALHOS
Pelo décimo nono ano, o Centro de Computação e Comunicação para a
Construção do Conhecimento, C5, do Departamento de Ciências da Computação
da Universidade do Chile, organiza TISE 2014, XIX Conferência
Internacional sobre Informática na Educação.

Nesta versão XIX de TISE 2014, a organização principal será realizada pelo
Instituto UFC Virtual, Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza,
Brasil. Além da instituição organizadora, participam como Instituições
Associadas o Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará,
IFCE e a Universidade Estadual de Ceará (UECE).

TISE é uma Conferência com base na pesquisa, sendo concebida como um
espaço para apresentação, intercâmbio e disseminação de experiências em
duas áreas fundamentais: Informática na Educação e Interação
Humano-Computador em aprendizagem e cognição. Esta Conferência é
multidisciplinar, e inclui temas como Engenharia de Software, Educação,
Interação Humano-Computador, Psicologia Educacional, Design Gráfico,
Telecomunicações, dentre outros.

Estão no escopo da Conferência, trabalhos que envolvem a apresentação de
resultados de pesquisa nas seguintes áreas e linhas (mas não limitados a
essas):

1. New trends in learning with digital technology (m-learning,1:1
learning, m-gaming, technology-enhanced learning, Web 2.0 educational
resources and tools, game-based learning, t-learning, social networks,
augmented reality, virtual reality, learning analytics, massively open
online courses (MOOCs), personal learning environments, collective
intelligence, the internet of things, natural user interfaces (NUIs),
wearable technology, smart city learning, among others).

2. Human-computer interaction (user-interface design, models,
user-centered design, user experience (UX), implementation, usability,
multi-device environments , HCI applications in different fields, HCI and
learning and cognition, HCI for people with special needs, HCI in virtual
environments, HCI and the senses, Interacting with audio and haptics
devices, I/O devices (displays, tablets, cell phones), HCI experiences,
HCI and the brain.

3. eLearning and e-Inclusion (design, platforms and tools, technical
models, projects and experiences, impact evaluation and effectiveness)

4. Internet and software for education (models, design, development and
evaluation tools, products, uses, applications, learning methodologies and
experiences with Internet, impact evaluation and effectiveness.

COMISSÕES
COORDENADOR GERAL DO EVENTO
Prof. Dr. Jaime Sánchez, Universidad de Chile, Chile

COORDENADOR LOCAL
Prof. Dr. Jose Aires de Castro Filho, Instituto UFC Virtual, Universidade
Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brasil

VICE-COORDENADOR LOCAL
Prof. Dr. Mauro Cavalcante Pequeno, Instituto UFC Virtual, Universidade
Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brasil

COORDENADORA DA SESSÃO DE SHORT PAPER
Profa. Dr. Letícia Lopes Leite, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio
Grande do Sul, Brasil

COORDENADOR DE SOFTWARE EDUCATIVO/WEB EDUCACIONAL
Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Windson Viana de Carvalho, Instituto UFC Virtual,
Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brasil

PRESIDENTE DO COMITÊ DE PROGRAMA
Prof. Dr. Jaime Sánchez, Universidad de Chile, Chile

VICE-PRESIDENTE DO COMITÊ DE PROGRAMA
Profa. Dr. Márcia de Borba Campos, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio
Grande do Sul, Brasil

COMITÊ DE PROGRAMA
Adriana Vergara, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Albert Rizzo, University of Southern California, EUA
Alberto Cañas, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, EUA
Alvaro Salinas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Ana Carolina Bertoletti De Marchi, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Brasil
Ana Vilma Tijiboy, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
André Raabe, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brasil
Antonio José Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Carlos Delgado, Universidad Carlos III, España
Clodis Boscarioli, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Brasil
Elisa Boff, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brasil
Fabio Ferrentini Sampaio, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Federal University of Alagoas, Brasil
Isabela Gasparini, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil
Ismar Frango Silveira, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brasil
João Vilhete Viegas d’Abreu, Unicamp, Brasil
Jorge Valdivia, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
José Aires de Castro Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil
José Valdeni de Lima, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Leonardo Cunha de Miranda, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte,
Brasil
Lucila Costi Santarosa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Ke Zhang, Wayne State University, EUA
Luca Cernuzzi, Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Paraguay
Lucia Maria Martins Giraffa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio
Grande do Sul, Brasil
Luis Guerrero, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Luis Maldonado, Universidad de los Llanos, Colombia
Manuel Prieto, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, España
Márcia Cristina Moraes, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do
Sul, Brasil
Martín Llamas, Universidad de Vigo, España
Mauro Pequeno, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil
Miguel Ángel Vargas, CETICS, Colombia
Nancy Castillo, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
Neide Dos Santos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
O. Roger Anderson, Columbia University, New York, USA
Paulo Gileno Cysneiros, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil
Paulo Rech Wagner, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,
Brasil
Regina Motz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Rosana Maria Gessinger, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do
Sul, Brasil
Robert Taylor, Columbia University, New York, EUA
Sean W. M. Siqueira, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Stephen Alessi, University of Iowa, EUA
APRESENTAÇÃO DE TRABALHOS
Existem três categorias de trabalhos para TISE 2014: Full Papers, Short
Papers, e Software Educativo/Web educacional.

Trabalhos apresentados na categoria “Full Papers” devem mostrar resultados
de progressos substanciais de pesquisa empírica ou teórica, projetos em
andamento, discussões sobre o estado da arte, aspectos relevantes, análise
de casos, experiências implementadas, metodologias, inovações e outros
produtos que fomentem a discussão acadêmica de áreas e linhas de trabalho
do TISE. Todos os trabalhos nessa categoria devem seguir as recomendações
que estão publicadas no site da Conferência.

Artigos podem ser escritos em Espanhol, Inglês ou Português. Autores
interessados que seu artigo seja considerado para uma posterior publicação
de trabalhos de destaque devem apresentar seus trabalhos em Inglês.

Os trabalhos apresentados na categoria “Software Educativo/web
educacional” devem descrever ou analisar software, demonstrações ou web
sites já desenvolvidos e avaliados. Todos os trabalhos nesta categoria
devem seguir as recomendações que estão publicadas no site da Conferência.
Os autores devem fornecer os meios para que os avaliadores possam analisar
e avaliar os produtos de software encaminhados a essa categoria.

Os trabalhos apresentados na categoria “Short Papers” devem analisar ou
descrever pesquisas em andamento, inovação e especulação do
desenvolvimento, e trabalhos com resultados preliminares. Todos os
trabalhos nesta categoria devem seguir as recomendações que estão
publicadas no site da Conferência. Os trabalhos nesta categoria serão
apresentados como Pôsteres durante a conferência.

Todos os trabalhos aceitos no TISE 2014, e confirmados via inscrição de
acordo com as normas do evento, serão publicados em CD com ISBN, que será
entregue durante a Conferência, e também estarão disponíveis nos anais
on-line. Posteriormente, se considera fazer uma publicação em Inglês em
livro de editorial de prestígio com os trabalhos melhor avaliados. Em
paralelo, um grupo menor de trabalhos de destaque será considerado para
uma provável edição especial para uma revista de prestígio internacional.
Mais informações serão disponibilizadas nas próximas chamadas de trabalho
para o TISE 2014.

Todos os trabalhos devem ser enviados em formato Word e seguir as
diretrizes de ACM Proceedings Format disponíveis em
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

A extensão dos trabalhos na categoria “Full Papers” está limitada a 12
páginas. Os trabalhos na categoria “Software Educativo/Web Educacional”
estão limitados a 6 páginas. Os trabalhos na categoria “Short Papers”
também estão limitados a 6 páginas.

Todas as propostas de artigos devem ser anônimas, sem o nome do(s) autor
(es) ou da instituição do (s) autor (es). Esses dados deverão ser
informados nos itens do formulário de submissão.

As propostas devem ser feitas eletronicamente usando o sistema de gestão
de conferências easychairing, que estará disponível no site www.tise.cl. A
avaliação dos trabalhos será sujeita a estrita conformidade com esses
requisitos.

A aceitação ou rejeição dos trabalhos será notificada aos autores por e-mail.

MINICURSO
Na edição do TISE 2014 está sendo considerada a oferta de minicursos aos
participantes. Os minicursos serão ministrados pelos palestrantes
internacionais convidados.

DATAS IMPORTANTES
– 5 de Maio de 2014: O sistema de recepção de trabalhos está activo
– 11 de Agosto de 2014: Data limite para envio (upload) de Full Papers,
Software educativo e Short Paper
– 29 de Setembro de 2014: notificação de aceitação ou rejeição de trabalhos
– 9 de Outubro de 2014: envio de versões finais dos trabalhos aceitos nas
categorias da Conferência – Full Papers, Short Papers e Software
Educativo/Web Educacional. Etapa obrigatória para todos os trabalhos.
– 9, 10 e 11 de Dezembro de 2014: realização da Conferência

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Jun 252014
 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ACE 2014

CHILDREN CREATIVITY LAB

11th ADVANCES IN COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Incorporating 9th International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA)

Funchal, Madeira
1114 November 2014

www.ace2014.info


ACE – the leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research and innovation in the area of entertainment computing is inviting the submission of proposals to the children creativity lab that will take place as part of its 11th conference to be held in Funchal, Madeira, on1114 November 2014.

The ACE Children Creativity Lab offers a unique opportunity for local children and researchers from around the world to come together and inspire one another in exploring and creating the future of entertainment technology and unleashing its potential to empower as well as entertain.

The ACE Children Creativity Lab is fueled by imagination and technology.  Children offer a boundless amount of imagination and creativity and given half a chance will breath new life and find a new purpose to any object be it a discarded cardboard box or a cherished pen with the pen turning into a spaceship and the cardboard box transformed into a space port with the beat of an eyelid.  Present day technology offers the availability of smart materials capable of changing their color, shape, stiffness and so forth and of cheap and simple to use electronics capable of controlling and driving these materials.  The ACE Children Creativity Lab offers a space in which the two can meet.  We are currently seeking catalysts capable of sparking novel and interesting interactions between children and technology.

In order to take part in the ACE Children Creativity Lab participants are expected to propose imaginative approaches to conducting creative lab sessions with children.  Each proposal should seek to empower and support children in exploring materiality and functionality using any mixture of physical materials and digital technology.

Selected participants will be invited to run their proposed creative lab session with a group of local children and to present and discuss their work during the conference.  Submitted proposal papers will be included in the conference proceedings and presented as part of the poster session.  ACE 2014 proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS).

Submission deadline: July 14, 2014, 23:59:59 Samoa Standard Time (UTC -11)

Decision notification date:  August 11, 2014.

Detailed submission instructions can be found at http://www.ace2014.info/

For further information feel free to contact us via email at: kids@ace2014.info

Hope to see you all in Funchal

The ACE 2014 organizing committee

http://www.ace2014.info

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Dec 232013
 

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and complement their core expertise.

Papers, Short Papers, Posters & Demonstrations:

  • 24 March 2014 Mandatory submissionof an abstract
  • 2 April 2014 Submission of full version
  • 4 June 2014 Notification of acceptance

+infos: http://ectel2014.httc.de/

Ninth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
(EC-TEL 2014)

Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities

16-19 September, 2014
Graz, Austria

http://ectel2014.httc.de

We are happy to announce first information about EC-TEL 2014.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
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The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and complement their core expertise.

VENUE
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EC-TEL 2014 will take place between 16 and 19 September 2014 in Graz. Graz – the second largest city in Austria – offers ideal conditions for academic conferences set in beautiful countryside. Guests are always enthusiastic about the picturesque Old Town, the attractive cultural program and the quality and diversity of the cuisine.

THEME
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Educational arrangements in our modern society are increasingly characterized by openness in terms of participation, of institutionalisation as well as of tools, devices and resources used. We see shifts between formal, non-formal and informal learning. Learners come together in different social settings and communities (such as in groups in schools, teams in a company, or in informal communities of learners). They share and co-create educational resources and interact with an ever increasing number of open educational resources. Learning communities differ in dimension from local ones, through distributed groups up to global communities (as witnessed by the emerging MOOCs paradigm). The learners use multiple computational tools and devices, often at the same time (e.g. tablets and smartphones for individual learning, interactive tables and electronic whiteboards for collaboration, or mobile technologies for taking learning outside the classroom). Access to the open educational arrangements takes place in a mobile ubiquitous fashion.

There is a pressing need to understand how learning in such open educational communities happens and how learning and teaching technology can support in this context. To address these challenges the theme of EC-TEL 2014 is “Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities”.

EC-TEL 2014 is collocated with the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Computing (I-KNOW 2014). The focus of I-KNOW is on knowledge management and knowledge computing. I-KNOW will consider technologies and methods which are of high relevance to support smart learning.

CONFERENCE TOPICS AND CALL FOR PAPERS
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Conference Topics and Call for Papers will be announced in mid-January.

DATES
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Papers, Short Papers, Posters & Demonstrations:
Mandatory submission of an abstract 24 March 2014
Submission of full version 2 April 2014
Notification of acceptance 4 June 2014

Conference:
Workshops 16-17 September 2014
Doctoral Consortium 16-17 September 2014
Main conference 17-19 September 2014

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CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

General Chair:
Tobias Ley, Tallinn University, Estonia
Program Chairs:
Sara de Freitas, Curtin University, Australia
Christoph Rensing, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Demo an Poster Chair:
Pedro J. Muñoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Local Organization Chair:
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know Center Graz, Austria
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