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ICEL 2009
16-17 July, Toronto, Canada
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The International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL) brings together academic research and practical applications of e-Learning from all areas. ICEL brings together varied groups of people with different  perspectives, seeking to bring top research and proven best practices together into one location, for the purposes of helping practitioners find ways to put research into practice, and for researchers to gain an understanding of additional real-world problems.

 

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research-in-progress are welcomed approaches. Research in progress, case studies, poster submissions, proposals for roundtable discussions, practitioner contributions, and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

 

Submission details are given below. Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • e-Learning design; usability; evaluation
  • Communities of practice
  • Content development; authoring tools
  • Instructional design
  • LCMSS, and LMSS
  • e-Learning technology
  • Mobile learning; podcasting
  • Societal and cultural issues in e-Learning
  • Online and computer aided assessments
  • Knowledge management
  • Absolute and relative boundaries of e-Lessons
  • Content management
  • Simulations and virtual learning environments
  • Learner characteristics
  • Asynchronous interaction
  • e-Learning portals
  • Structural representation of e-Lessons
  • e-Learning adoption
  • Course development strategies
  • e-Learning implementation, cognitive styles
  • New e-Learning methodologies
  • e-Learning to support communities and individuals
  • Uses of multimedia in e-Learning
  • Research barriers
  • Marketing and promoting e-Learning
  • Use of open-source
  • Successful web-based innovative exemplars
  • Retention strategies
  • Blended learning approaches
  • e-Learning attrition
  • Asynchronous text-based conferencing
  • Inter-Institutional education program cooperation
  • Social benefits of e-Learning
  • New partnerships to deliver e-Learning
  • Socio-technical systems
  • e-Learning standards
  • Widening student participation
  • In-house training
  • e-Learning ROI
  • Satellite campus issues
  • Human resource development using e-learning at the company
  • University management using ICT
  • Faculty development
  • Web 2.0 technologies being used in the classroom
  • The use of social networks to support learning
  • e-Learning in 50 or 100 years
  • Universities and Internet society
  • Digital learning
  • Innovation in the e-Learning Context
  • Other/specialist e-Learning topics
  • Student access, diversity, expectation, involvement, motivation and retention
  • e-universities and other computer-enabled systems in learning and teaching

 

Paper Submissions

Papers should address the conference topics listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasized, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period. For further details see the submission details given below

 

Research in Progress

Researchers may submit current projects whilst they are still in progress. To be eligible, it is necessary for a paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case Study Submissions

Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

 

Poster Submissions

Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in an informal setting in which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. This track is an ideal forum for the presentation of work in progress. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.

Poster submission requirements

  • An abstract describing the work being presented on the poster should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Poster as the submission type.
  • Poster abstracts will be blind reviewed by a member of the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for poster presentation.
  • On acceptance instructions on poster dimensions etc will be supplied.
  • Poster abstracts and images of the final poster will be published in the CD version of the Conference Proceedings.
  • At least one person must register for the conference to present the poster.

 

Posters will be displayed close to the refreshment area so that all who attend will have an opportunity to see them. There will be a timetabled period when Poster Owners should staff their poster so that participants can come and discuss the research.

 

Round Table Proposals

The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.

Submission requirements

  • An abstract proposing a topic and stating why it is felt this would be an interesting contribution to the conference should be submitted in accordance with the submission details above. Be sure to select Round Table Proposal as the submission type.
  • Proposals will be considered by the programme committee.
  • If a proposal is selected the convenor will be asked to nominate knowledge informants in the field who will be prepared to participate. Round Table Discussions can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration. The convenor must register for the conference.
  • Other participants can attend the Round Table without conference registration, but if they wish to attend any other part of the conference registration will be required.

 

Practitioner Contributions

The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.

Submission requirements

  • An abstract describing the work to be presented should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Practitioner Contribution as the submission type.
  • Practitioner abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for presentation at the conference.
  • Authors of selected presentations will have their abstract included in the booklet of abstracts given to participants at the conference.
  • At least one person must register for the conference to give the presentation.

 

Product Demonstrations:

Submit  a proposal of 200-300 words describing an e-Learning product you wish to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Proposals should be sent as email attachments to Sue Nugus ( sue@academic-conferences.org ) not later than 16 February 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.

 

Submission details:

Abstract details:

All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. 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 4 January 2009 (Extended until 23 January 2009)

 

 

Submission:

Use the online submission form. Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference track the abstract is intended for, 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 16 February 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to Julia Hawkins.

 

Publication Opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings have an ISBN and ICEL proceedings are listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).


Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal of e-Learning  (the latest issue, Volume 6, Issue 2 is now available online)

 

Important information:

  • The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all paper 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 submissions for demonstrations will be reviewed by the conference organisers to ensure that the proposed demonstration is likely to be of interest to the conference participants.
  • 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:

4 January 2009

   Extended until 23 January 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance:

11 January 2009

 

Full paper due for review:

16 February 2009

 

Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):

23 April 2009

 

Earlybird registration closes

7 May 2009

 

Final paper due: (with changes)

21 May 2009

 

Final author registration date

11 June 2009

 

 

Updated 26 January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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