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ICEL 2011
27-28 June, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations


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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.


Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic 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:


§         Integrated learning and educational environments

§         Simulations and virtual learning environments

§         Asynchronous interaction

§         Structural representations of e-Lessons

§         Course development strategies

§         Uses of multimedia

§         Blended learning approaches

§         e-Learning portals

§         Web 2.0 technologies and the classroom

§         Open Education

§         Open Access

§         Open Content

§         Open Source

§         e-Learning industry and University programs

§         Adoption of e-Learning by academic and industry staff

§         Tutoring e-Learning applications and services

§         Cost models for e-learning

§         Human resource development using e-Learning at the company

§         Faculty development and e-Learning

§         Universities the Internet and society

§         Inter-institutional education program cooperation

§         New partnerships to deliver e-Learning

§         Satellite campus issues

§         Management using ICT

§         e-Universities and business

§         Remote and wireless teaching technologies

§         Anytime/anywhere e-Learning and wearable network devices

§         Satellite technologies for e-Learning

§         Mobile learning

§         Distributed e-learning environments

§         The Learning Commons

§         Social and collaborative e-Learning

§         Groupware

§         Use of social networks

§         e-Learning to support communities and individuals

§         e-Learning and social justice

§         Societal and cultural issues in e-Learning

§         Communities of practice

§         Pedagogy for e-Learning teachers

§         Application of instructional design theories

§         Learner characteristics

§         e-Learning adoption

§         e-Learning implementation and cognitive styles

§         Online and computer aided assessments

§         Support for lifelong learning

§         e-Learning design, usability, evaluation

§         Evaluation of Learning technologies

§         Issues in e-Learning Research

§         e-books

§         Advanced use of multimedia

§         Knowledge management

§         Content Management

§         Marketing and promoting e-Learning

§         National and international projects on e-Learning

§         Adaptive e-Learning and intelligent apps & tools

§         Practical uses of authoring tools

§         Content Development

§         Applications of metadata and virtual reality

§         Learning Content Management Systems & Learning Management Systems

§         Life long e-Learning

§         The future of e-Learning

§         Other/specialist e-Learning topics

In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to three (3) mini tracks: The implementation and adoption of eLearning in complex higher education settings chaired by Juliet Stoltenkamp, University of the Western Cape
, South Africa, The Use of Social Media in Faculty Development: Challenges and Opportunities chaired by Stella Lee, Athabasca University, Canada and Mobile learning – pedagogy and place co-chaired by Noeline Wright, Waikato University, New Zealand and Dick Ng’ambi University of Cape Town, South Africa

Academic Paper submissions
Papers should address one of the topics listed in this call for papers 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 emphasised, 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. See the submission details given below.

Work in Progress/Posters

Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance you should submit an abstract describing the work. If your abstract is selected you will be given the choice of producing a short paper with poster or abstract only with poster. If you opt for a paper, this should be a maximum of 2000 words including abstract, keywords and references. The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research. Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes.

PhD Research
Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. To be eligible, it is necessary for the 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. Wherever possible, PhD papers will be grouped together for presentation at the conference and there will be a discussion to provide constructive feedback on the work. A prize will be awarded to the best PhD paper presented at the conference.


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.

Non-Academic 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. In the first instance an abstract should be submitted describing the work to be presented. If the abstract is selected you will be asked whether you wish to produce a paper, a poster or just give a presentation. You will need to register for the conference to have a confirmed timetabled slot.

Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.  In the first instance an abstract describing the proposed topic should be submitted. If selected the convener will be given a timetabled slot for the round table and will be expected to register to attend the conference.

Product Demonstrations and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are contributing to the conference in any of the above categories you can also request the opportunity to give a product demonstration. If you would like to exhibit and/or demonstrate a product at the conference we suggest that you apply for one of our exhibitor packages.

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 6 December 2010.




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 24 January 2011. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to Carol Sheasby.


Publication Opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Selected papers presented at 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:

6 December 2010

  Now closed

Notification of abstract acceptance:

13 December 2010


Full paper due for review:

24 January 2011


Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):

4 April 2011


Earlybird registration closes

18 April 2011

  Now closed

Final paper due: (with requested changes)

2 May 2011


Final author registration date

23 May 2011




Updated 16 May 2011






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