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Over the last ten years, the way in which education is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. e-Learning is one such development, so much so that it is now regarded as a field in it’s own right. This, the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2008); offers an opportunity for those involved in the study, implementation and delivery of e-learning to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.


The conference, to be held in November 2008, invites qualitative, experience-based and quantitative papers, case studies and reports of work in progress on both the theory and practice of all aspects of web-enabled technology in learning and teaching. Submissions are welcomed from academics, teachers, practitioners, vendors and government departments. Topics may include, but are not limited to: e-Learning platforms, portals and Virtual learning environments; Course design; Emerging and best practices; Partnerships in e-Learning; Evaluation of e-Learning; Cross-cultural education; e-Learning strategies; Social benefits of e-Learning; e-Learning effectiveness and outcomes; Web-based learning, including Wikis and Blogs; Academic participation and freedom; Learner autonomy; Security and confidentiality; Self-learning integrated methodology; Ambient intelligence; Assertive and assistive educational technology; Computer-aided assessment; Learning content management systems; AV-communication and other media; Digital classrooms; Blended learning; Collaborative on-line learning; Content repositories; Data envelopment analysis; Meta data standards; Ontologies; Pedagogical models; Needs analysis; Global trends in e-Learning; Corporate training; Managing quality in e-Learning; Synchronic software; Educating the educators; Web 2.0 technologies; Mobile learning; Simulated communities; Online mentoring; e-Benchmarking; Cultural, social and gender issues; Personalisation; National/international strategies

In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to five mini tracks: Social networking in Health & Social Care, chaired by Pam Moule, University of the West of England, UK: eLearning support for work-based learning, chaired by Joan Burgess, University of Westminster, UK: Student Reflections on using eLearning technologies,  chaired by Amanda Jefferies, University of Hertfordshire, UK, ePortfolios in Education, co-chaired by Mark Brown & Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand, eLearning in developing countries, chaired by Anders Avdic, Örebo University, Sweden, and Web 2.0 tools & assessment, chaired by Richard Hall, De Montfort University, UK

Publication opportunity
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning. The latest issue of the journal, Volume 5, Issue 4, is available to read online.

Conference proceedings. The proceedings for this conference are listed in the Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP), the Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings), the Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings)        

Submission details

Abstract details:  The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 22 May 2008. (now closed) Please read the online guidelines

Submission:        Via the online submission form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.

Full paper:           Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 10 July 2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the conference manager, Elaine Hayne.


Important information

  • The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference. 
  • The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
  • All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
  • For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
  • Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
  • Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:

22 May 2008

  Now closed

Notification of abstract acceptance:

29 May 2008


Full paper due for review:

10 July 2008


Notification of paper acceptance(with any changes):

4 September 2008


Earlybird registration closes:

11 September 2008


Final paper due:

18 September 2008


Final author registration date:

9 October 2008




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