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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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: