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Call for Papers on Learning Analytics

02 Oktober 2013

The next issue of the eLearning Papers will examine the use of analytics to improve learning. How do we collect data on learner behaviours and transform it into useful information to improve learning experiences? A call for papers on this topic is now open. Submissions will be accepted until November 10th, 2013. 

Increasingly, learning takes place in a digital environment. For students, this means new ways to access educational resources. For educators and researchers, the widespread use of new technologies in education has created novel opportunities to observe and measure learner behaviour. Collecting, analyzing, reporting and using this new source of data, however, is a complex process. It requires specialized skills such as data mining and information visualization.

 

The upcoming issue of the eLearning Papers seeks examples of how learning analytics can exploit the digital trail to better understand the learning process and improve learner experiences. This issue will look at practical ways to promote learning through the use of learning analytics and encourage critical reflection on this emerging research area.

 

Erik Duval is the guest editor for this issue.

 

The call for papers is open until November 10th, 2013. Papers can either be indepth full texts (4,000 to 6,000 words) or "from the field" texts (up to 1,200 words). Please see the writing guidelines for more information. 

 

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Call for Papers: OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference

18 Oktober 2013

The 10th annual OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on April 23-25, 2014. The OpenCourseWare Consortium and the Knowledge for All Foundation are jointly organizing the event whose special theme is Open Education for a Multicultural World.

Authors are invited to submit papers on all topics related to open education for the conference proceedings, as well as proposals for workshops. The conference is organized around four tracks:
 
Research and Technology. In this track, participatns will explore new technologies allowing scaling and sharing of Open Educational Resources in a faster or more economical way; to index the multimodal and multilingual material; or to navigate and remix available material. Researchers and developers are encouraged to present on-going research as well as running prototypes.
 
Open Educational Policies. This track will discuss policy issues and their impact on open educational practice. Licensing issues, alternative business models, cooperative efforts and governmental funding are all topics to be discussed in this track. The focus of such sessions should be on lessons learned rather than a recounting of steps taken.
 
Pedagogical Impact. Participants will have the opportunity to present novel uses of Open Educational Resources and their impact on education. We welcome analysis of the impact of Open Educational Resources on the learning process itself, as well as deployment of OERs in MOOCs, flipped classrooms, hybrid educational approaches and online education.
 
Project dissemination track. These sessions will allow actors (teams, projects, companies) currently involved in open education projects in Europe to present the results of their work.
 
For the three first tracks, we encourage the submission of papers, which will be reviewed by the OCWC 2014 Programme Committee. For the project dissemination track, projects can be presented as posters or as full presentations. Please contact the track chair, Mitja Jermol, to be considered for inclusion in this track.
 
Submissions Due: December 1, 2013
Acceptance Announcements: Week of January 2, 2014
Speaker Registration Deadline: February 27, 2014
Final Papers Due: March 1, 2014
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International Conference on e-Learning Call for Proposals

09 Oktober 2013

The Sixth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies will take place on 14-15 November, 2013, in Madrid. Proposals are still being accepted for the conference. In-person presentations will be accommodated depending on availability, and virtual presentations maybe submitted at any time. 

The conference investigates new forms of pedagogy emerging with the use of innovative techologies, including devices with computing and networked capabilities. Not only do such innovations present possiblities for new forms of learning, they also allow more flexibility in term of space and time than was previously possible. 

 

The call for proposals is for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia. Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposals for virtual presentations may be submitted at any time, up to the start of the conference.  All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) may also submit their written papers for publication in the refereed Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal.

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Call for Abstracts for OER14 Conference

01 Oktober 2013

OER14 is an international conference on open education. This year's confernece will focus on open educational resources (OER) as a catalyst for building communities of open practice. The call for abstracts is now open. Abstracts will be accepted via the online submission system until November 22, 2013. 

Within the overall conference aim of building communities of open practice, five specific themes will be addressed. These are the themes that should be reflected in abstract submissions. 

  • Building and linking communities of open practice
  • MOOCs and open courses
  • Academic practice, development and pedagogy
  • Open policy, research, scholarship and access
  • Students as users and co-creators

 

This call is not just for papers. Several different types of submissions are being accepted:

  • Oral presentations
  • Lightning talks
  • Interactive workshop
  • Poster presentation
  • Fringe/un-conference activities
 
Please see the abstract guidelines for full details on the different types of submissions. 
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E-LIS - The open archive for Library and Information Science

01 Oktober 2013

E-LIS aims to further the Open Access philosophy by making available papers in LIS and related fields. It is a free-access international archive, in line with the Free Online Scholarship (FOS) movement and the Eprints movement, based on the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) standards and protocols.

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ICERI2013 - Call for papers

23 Mai 2013

ICERI2013, the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, will be held in Seville (Spain) from 18 to 20 November 2013. 

A platform to discuss the latest developments in the fields of teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and new technologies applied to Education and Research, ICERI2013 is inviting authors to submit research papers based on a wide array of topics, which they may present in person during the event or virtually. The submission deadline is July 11th.

 

Two ISBN publications will be produced with all the accepted abstracts and papers, and all accepted contributions will be included in the IATED Digital Library to form part of its database of innovative projects in Education and Technology.

 

ICERI2013 Publications will be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

 

More than 700 delegates from 75 different countries are expected to attend ICERI2013 in Seville.

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Open Praxis Call for Papers: Learning Assessment in Open, Distance and Flexible Education

07 März 2013

ICDE's peer-reviewed online journal, Open Praxis, is accepting papers on the topic of Learning Assessment in Open, Distance and Flexible Education. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2013. Accepted articles will be published in Volume 5, Issue 3, in July 2013.

Open Praxis is now accepting papers on the special theme of Learning assessment in open, distance and flexible education. This focus is on innovative ways of assessing students' performance in open, distance and flexible education. The journal will accept contributions that address aspects such as the following:

 
Assessment challenges in open and distance education.
Innovations in assessment methodologies and tools.
Technological tools for assessment. Pedagogical possibilities and limits.
Successful and relevant experiences of use of new methods, techniques and tools.
Research articles (5000 words approx.) may focus on theoretical foundations, concepts, analysis and results of studies regarding learning assessment in open and distance education, referring to aspects such as integration of teaching, learning and assessment processes; limits and possibilities of diverse assessment methodologies and tools for diverse knowledge, skills and competences; challenges that assessment faces in open education; links between learning assessment and other relevant aspects in open and distance education: credentialing, educational quality and improvement; learning analytics, etc.
 
Innovative practice articles (3000 words approx.) may provide a description and analysis of concrete experiences of use and implementation of new assessment methods and tools in open and distance education: co-evaluation, self-evaluation, badges, e-portfolios, prior learning assessment and recognition, etc.
 
Papers must comprise a section devoted to analysis and evaluation of difficulties, opportunities, outcomes, limits, benefits, etc. of experiences and researches related to learning assessment in open, distance and flexible education.
 
In addition to the articles for the special theme, contributions are also invited on other topics which fall within the sphere of interest of the journal, i.e. research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education.
 
Deadline for submission: April 30th 2013
Publication: July 2013
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Mobile Learning in Higher Education—Call for Papers

04 März 2013
The Universities and Knowledge Society Journal (RUSC) is now accepting papers on the topic of Mobile Learning in Higher Education. The deadline for submission is June 30 2013, and selected articles will be published in the January 2014 monographic dossier.  

Ripples from the technological revolution in wireless communications have extended to all areas of education, as mobile learning has become an increasingly viable and strategic option for students and organisations worldwide. In many cases, mobile devices will come to replace laptop or desktop computers, and allow for greater accessibility.

 

The Universities and Knowledge Society Journal (RUSC) is now accepting research articles on this topic from all educational sectors and around the world. The specific thematic areas for the January 2014 monographic issue are as follows: 

 
Advances in mobile learning in higher education
Applications of mobile learning in higher education
Evaluation of mobile learning in higher education
Emerging technologies for mobile learning in higher education
Ethical considerations in mobile learning in higher education
Future of mobile learning in higher education
Historical perspectives of mobile learning in higher education
Instructional design for mobile learning in higher education
Interface design for mobile learning in higher education
Learner interaction in mobile learning in higher education
Learner support for mobile learning in higher education
Mobile Learning in higher education: best practices around the world
Research on mobile learning in higher education
Standards for developing mobile learning in higher education
Strategies for mobile learning in higher education
 
More information on author guidelines and submission procedure here
 
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LINQ 2013: One Week until Deadline for Call for Papers and Projects

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The PLE Conference 2013

15 Februar 2013
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