Research into online Distance Education and eLearning: Making the difference
25. 10. 2006The European Distance and E-Learning Network is pleased to announce its fourth research workshop to be held in Castelldefels/Barcelona, Spain, between 25-28 October, 2006.
The host institution is the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
INVITATION AND SCOPE
While recognising that there are different perspectives on the definition of e-learning, the workshop aims to focus on research both into fully online distance education, and also into e-learning that combines face-to-face teaching with online learning.
Within the general theme, there will be three parallel sub-themes:
1. Research into institutional planning, management and quality development for online distance education and e-learning.
There will also be a workshop on appropriate research methods and designs for online distance education and e-learning. This will run at the same time as the parallel sessions. The workshop is aimed at students, teachers and practitioners interested in research design. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants. Participants must apply for the research design workshop in advance, by e-mail to Charlotte Creed: [email protected].
CALL FOR PAPERS
You are invited to submit proposals for paper presentation in the parallel sessions that relate to one or more of the conference theme. Submissions may fall in the category of conference papers or poster presentations. If you wish to submit a paper for poster sessions, please make this clear when submitting. No more than 54 papers will be accepted. Further 15-20 papers will be selected for poster sessions. Papers should not exceed 3,000 words in length, and should be research-based. The following criteria will be used for selection:
- the topic of research is online distance education and/or e-learning
As well as the above criteria, papers will be selected in terms of coherence, quality of data collection and analysis, contribution to new knowledge, and relevance to the themes of the workshop.
Papers for the parallel and poster sessions must be submitted for review by June 26, 2006, at the latest. Papers should be sent to:
Dr. Tony Bates,
The working language of the conference will be English.
The Research Workshop will start in the evening of 25 October and will end lunchtime on 28 October. The programme will include plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations and poster sessions. As Social Events, a Welcome Cocktail Party and a Gala Dinner will be organised.
Prof. dr. Betty Collis, Consultant, Moonen & Collis Learning Technology Consultants, B. V., Emeritus professor, University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof. dr. Rob Koper, Head of ICT application development (e-learning infrastructures and educational software development), the Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen.
Stephen Downes, National Research Council Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Technology's e-Learning Research Group, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Professor dr. Mario Barajas, Departament de Didąctica i Organització Educativa, Facultat de Pedagogia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Professor dr. Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, United Kingdom
The Conference Hotel: Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime - Located in an incomparable frame, with superb views to the sea and pleasant atmosphere, the location of the Workshop serves with comfort in all the different halls.
For more details about the workshop, please consult the pages at the EDEN web site
For paper submission please use: [email protected]
EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
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