CSEDU 2009- International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2009)

Venue: Lisbon

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Nov 18, 2008
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Description

Description:

CSEDU 2009 (the International Conference on Computer Supported Education) aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2009 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.


CONFERENCE AREAS


1. Information Technologies Supporting Learning
2. Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
3. Social Context and Learning Environments
4. Legal and Cultural Management Issues
5. Domain Applications and Case Studies
6. Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation Policies


AREA 1: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING LEARNING

- Web-based learning, Wikis and Blogs
- Virtual learning environments
- e-learning platforms, portals
- Authoring tools and content development
- Groupware Tools
- Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
- Security Aspects
- AV-communication and multimedia
- Mobile learning
- Ontologies and meta-data standards
- Intelligent Tutoring Systems
- e-learning hardware and software
- Digital Libraries for e-learning

AREA 2: LEARNING/TEACHING METHODOLOGIES AND ASSESSMENT

- Supervising and managing student projects
- Simulated communities and online mentoring
- Pedagogy enhancement with e-learning
- Educating the educators
- Immersive Learning
- Blended learning
- Mobile learning (M-learning)
- Computer-aided assessment
- Metrics and performance measurement
- Assessment software tools
- Assessment methods in blended learning environments
- e- testing and new test theories

AREA 3: SOCIAL CONTEXT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

- Learning Organizations
- Collaborative Learning
- Community Building
- Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training & Development
- Theoretical bases of e-learning environments
- International Partnerships in Teaching
- Distance and e-learning in a global context
- Cooperation with Industry in teaching
- Context dependent learning
- Higher Education vs. Vocational Training

AREA 4: LEGAL AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES

- Marketing of study programs
- Cross-cultural education
- Cultural, social and gender issues
- Education and ethics
- Corporate training and change management
- Legislation for the success of e-learning
- Breaking Barriers / Removing Constraints & Disadvantages
- Employability
- Flexible study modes (e.g. for professionals)
- Management styles for distance and e-learning
- Economic models for distance and e-learning activities

AREA 5: DOMAIN APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES

- e-learning success cases
- Errors in e-learning
- Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
- e-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Information Engineering
- Medical Applications
- Interdisciplinary programs for distance education
- Impact and achievements of International initiatives
- Joint-degrees
- Virtual Labs: Examples, Architecture and Organization
- Virtual Universities and Classrooms

AREA 6: QUALITY, EVALUATION AND ACCREDITATION

- Benchmark metrics for broad domain learning
- Standards and interoperability
- Course design and e-learning curriculae
- Emerging and best practices
- Managing quality in e-learning
- e-learning tactics and strategies
- Course/program evaluation
- Teacher Evaluation
- Accessibility to disabled users
- Quality Assurance: Recognition; Accreditation; Certification
- Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions



IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Dates: 23 -26 March, 2009

Regular Paper Submission: November 18, 2008
Authors Notification: January 28, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: February 10, 2009


SECRETARIAT

CSEDU Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8596

Email: csedu.secretariat@insticc.org

Web: http://www.csedu.org



VENUE

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre.Approximately 600,000 people live in Lisbon. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the population of Greater Lisbon rises to approximately 1.9 million people. Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.


CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR

José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Boris Shishkov, University of Twente / IICREST, The Netherlands

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland

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