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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 30 April 2012 –



Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 20 July 2012




part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2012)

Lisbon, Portugal, 17 – 23 July 2012 



*Keynote Speaker (confirmed):

Professor Gerhard Fischer, Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA


* Conference background and goals

The IADIS e-Learning 2012 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.


* Format of the Conference

The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).

The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.


* Best Papers

The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641), in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659) and also to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.


* Types of submissions

Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.


* Topics related to e-Learning are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:


Organisational Strategy and Management Issues (main area)

- Higher and Further Education

- Primary and Secondary Education

- Workplace Learning

- Vocational Training

- Home Schooling

- Distance Learning

- Blended Learning

- Change Management

- Educational Management

- Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Educational and Training Staff

- Return on e-Learning Investments (ROI)


Technological Issues (main area)

- Learning Management Systems (LMS)

- Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)

- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

- Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools

- Social Support Software

- Architecture of Educational Information Systems Infrastructure

- Security and Data Protection

- Learning Objects

- XML Schemas and the Semantic Web

- Web 2.0 Applications


e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues (main area)

- Philosophies and Epistemologies for e-learning

- Learning Theories and Approaches for e-learning

- e-Learning Models

- Conceptual Representations

- Pedagogical Models

- e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies

- e-Learning Tactics

- Developing e-Learning for Specific Subject Domains


Instructional Design Issues (main area)

- Designing e-Learning Settings

- Developing e-Learning Pilots and Prototypes

- Creating e-Learning Courses

    - Collaborative learning

    - Problem-based learning

    - Inquiry-based learning

    - Blended learning

    - Distance learning

- Designing e-Learning Tasks

    - E-learning activities

    - Online Groupwork

    - Experiential learning

    - Simulations and Modelling

    - Gaming and edutainment

    - Creativity and design activities

    - Exploratory programming


e-Learning Delivery Issues (main area)

- e-Delivery in different contexts

    - Higher and Further Education

    - Primary and Secondary Schools

    - Workplace Learning

    - Vocational Training

    - Distance Learning

- Online Assessment

- Innovations in e-Assessment

- e-Moderating

- e-Tutoring

- e-Facilitating

- Leadership in e-Learning Delivery

- Networked Information and Communication Literacy Skills

- Participation and Motivation in e-Learning


e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches (main area)

- Action Research

- Design Research

- Course and Programme Evaluations

- Systematic Literature Reviews

- Historical Analysis

- Case Studies

- Meta-analysis of Case Studies

- Effectiveness and Impact Studies

- Evaluation of e-Learning Technologies

- Evaluation of Student and Tutor Satisfaction

- Learning and cognitive styles

- Ethical Issues in e-learning


e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning (main area)

- Teaching information literacy

- Electronic library and information search skills

- ICT skills education

                - in schools and colleges

                - for business, industry and the public sector

                - in adult, community, home and prison education

                - informal methods (peer groups, family)

- Education for computer-mediated communication skills

                - Netiquette

                - Online safety for children and vulnerable users

                - Cybercrime awareness and personal prevention

- Student production of online media

                - Web design

                - Digital storytelling

                - Web 2.0 tools

                - etc.

- Digital media studies



* Important Dates:

- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 30 April 2012

- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 28 May 2012

- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 15 June 2012

- Late Registration (2nd call): After 15 June 2012 

- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 20 July 2012


* Conference Location

The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.



* Secretariat


Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3

1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal

E-mail: secretariat@elearning-conf.org/

Web site: http://www.elearning-conf.org/


* Program Committee


e-Learning 2012 Conference Program Co-Chairs:

Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom


MCCSIS 2012 General Conference Co-Chairs:

Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal


Committee Members: *

* for committee list please refer to http://www.elearning-conf.org/committees.asp


* Registered participants in the e-Learning conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2012 free of charge.