EDULEARN13, the 5th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on 1-3 of July 2013.
EDULEARN13 is an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and discuss the latest innovations and results in the field of New Technologies in Education, E-learning and methodologies applied to Education and Research.
Contributions to EDULEARN13 (in person or virtually) are welcome, as a way of sharing results and experiences in Education, Research and learning/teaching technology. The deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to 11 April 2013.
Two ISBN publications will be produced with all the accepted abstracts and papers that will be included in the digital library database of innovation projects in Education and New Learning Technologies.
This conference will be held at international level, and more than 700 delegates from 75 different countries are expected to attend.
6th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities (SPeL 2013)
The eTernity project is an initiative by the pre-standardization body CEN WS-LT which will explore the needs towards interoperability within the e-Textbook digital marketplace.
The workshop is open for everybody to participate. Your participation is welcomed and free. We are working with key stakeholders such as:
- OER contributors
- Educational institutions
- Students’ associations
- Public Policy Makers
- CLOs, CIOs and CTOs working within educational technology providers
- Anyone interested in shaping a better future for Europe’s Educational landscape
- Public call for User Requirements Scenarios from a wide range of interested stakeholders
- Identification and evaluation of existing interoperability standards and specifications, and
scoping the potential of developing of an abstract eTernity ecosystem
- Based on the state-of-art analysis, consider developing a shortlist of specifications supporting an
eTextbook ecosystem. This will be made freely available to public and private initiatives seeking
guidance on the design and development of truly interoperable textbook marketplaces
- The open eTernity technical meetings will be announced on this website
CEN WS-LT will formally kick off the project with a one day workshop in January (provisional date 16th of January 2013) in Brussels.
Virtual and physical meetings will be organised to work towards achieving a common reference framework for European textbook marketplaces by means of three main development phases:
The IADIS e-Learning 2013 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.
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to selected journals.
Submit your paper here (submissions until 28 January 2013).
The Peeragogy Handbook is a practical guide to online co-learning, a living document that invites comment and invites readers to join the community of editors; the document does not have to be read in linear order from beginning to end.
If you and a group of other people want to use digital media and networks to co-learn together, this handbook is a practical tool for learning how to self-organize peer learning, the so-called “peeragogy.” Material about conceptualizing and convening co-learning — the stuff about getting started — is located toward the top of the table of contents. Material about assessment, resources, use cases is located toward the bottom of the TOC. But you don’t have to read it in sequential order. Hop around if you’d like.
Understanding how co-learning works will help you do co-learning more effectively. So there's material about learning theories that support peer learning or that reveal useful characteristics of successful peer learning. For those who want to delve more deeply into the empirical research and scholarship, we’ve linked to a sister document — a literature review of learning theory related to peeragogy. For those who want to study more deeply about the aspects of peer learning summarized in articles, the handbook provides a list of links to related handbook articles, and a set of resources for further study.
International workshop on Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning (IEETeL 2013)
eLearning is a dynamic research area reflecting on the current requirements of all participants in the educational process for innovative teaching and meaningful learning combining existing knowledge with future perspectives.
The aim of IEETeL2013 is to connect researchers, educators and technology experts giving them an opportunity to share and discuss new solutions, trends and realizations of eLearning environments and the adoption of emerging technologies in educational settings. These will draw the challenging problems in information gathering, processing and usage; development of web-based and mobile services; building intelligent and social-oriented applications in support of flexible, personalized, adaptable, in-demand learning.
The objective of ICT research under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is to improve the competitiveness of European industry – as well as to enable Europe to master and shape the future developments of these technologies so that the demands of its society and economy are met. You can find more details of the ICT Work Programme 2013.
The EU Member States have earmarked a total of € 9.1 billion for funding ICT over the duration of FP7; making it the largest research theme in the Cooperation programme, which is itself the largest specific programme of FP7 (with 64% of the total budget).
FP7 research activities will strengthen Europe’s scientific and technology base and ensure its global leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe’s citizens, businesses, industry and governments.
The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment; along with a new Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), Education and Training programmes, and Structural and Cohesion Funds for regional convergence and competitiveness. It is also a key pillar for the European Research Area (ERA).