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IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012 - Call for Papers

Conference call for papers from Interactive Technology and Smart Education

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012

Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 30 April 2012

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012 Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 20 July 2012 (http://www.elearning-conf.org/) part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2012) Lisbon, Portugal, 17 – 23 July 2012  (http://www.mccsis.org/)

*Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Gerhard Fischer, Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS e-Learning 2012 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within
e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of
e-Learning.
The conference accepts submissions in the following seven main areas: Organisational Strategy and Management Issues; Technological Issues; e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues; Instructional Design Issues; e-Learning Delivery Issues; e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches; e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Best Papers
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641), in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659) and also to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Types of submissions
Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to e-Learning are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:

Organisational Strategy and Management Issues (main area)
- Higher and Further Education
- Primary and Secondary Education
- Workplace Learning
- Vocational Training
- Home Schooling
- Distance Learning
- Blended Learning
- Change Management
- Educational Management
- Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Educational and Training Staff
- Return on e-Learning Investments (ROI)

Technological Issues (main area)
- Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
- Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools
- Social Support Software
- Architecture of Educational Information Systems Infrastructure
- Security and Data Protection
- Learning Objects
- XML Schemas and the Semantic Web
- Web 2.0 Applications

e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues (main area)
- Philosophies and Epistemologies for e-learning
- Learning Theories and Approaches for e-learning
- e-Learning Models
- Conceptual Representations
- Pedagogical Models
- e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies
- e-Learning Tactics
- Developing e-Learning for Specific Subject Domains

Instructional Design Issues (main area)
- Designing e-Learning Settings
- Developing e-Learning Pilots and Prototypes
- Creating e-Learning Courses
    - Collaborative learning
    - Problem-based learning
    - Inquiry-based learning
    - Blended learning
    - Distance learning
- Designing e-Learning Tasks
    - E-learning activities
    - Online Groupwork
    - Experiential learning
    - Simulations and Modelling
    - Gaming and edutainment
    - Creativity and design activities
    - Exploratory programming

e-Learning Delivery Issues (main area)
- e-Delivery in different contexts
    - Higher and Further Education
    - Primary and Secondary Schools
    - Workplace Learning
    - Vocational Training
    - Distance Learning
- Online Assessment
- Innovations in e-Assessment
- e-Moderating
- e-Tutoring
- e-Facilitating
- Leadership in e-Learning Delivery
- Networked Information and Communication Literacy Skills
- Participation and Motivation in e-Learning

e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches (main area)
- Action Research
- Design Research
- Course and Programme Evaluations
- Systematic Literature Reviews
- Historical Analysis
- Case Studies
- Meta-analysis of Case Studies
- Effectiveness and Impact Studies
- Evaluation of e-Learning Technologies
- Evaluation of Student and Tutor Satisfaction
- Learning and cognitive styles
- Ethical Issues in e-learning

e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning (main area)
- Teaching information literacy
- Electronic library and information search skills
- ICT skills education
 - in schools and colleges
 - for business, industry and the public sector
 - in adult, community, home and prison education
 - informal methods (peer groups, family)
- Education for computer-mediated communication skills
 - Netiquette
 - Online safety for children and vulnerable users
 - Cybercrime awareness and personal prevention
- Student production of online media
 - Web design
 - Digital storytelling
 - Web 2.0 tools
 - etc.
- Digital media studies

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 30 April 2012
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 28 May 2012
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 15 June 2012
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 15 June 2012 
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 20 July 2012

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-LEARNING 2012
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: [email protected]/
Web site: http://www.elearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee

e-Learning 2012 Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

MCCSIS 2012 General Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.elearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Registered participants in the e-Learning conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2012 free of charge.