Event Date/Time: Dec 20, 2008 End Date/Time: Dec 21, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2008
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With the rapid development of information technology, a new set of learning environments including virtual classrooms, virtual laboratories and virtual universities are being developed. Many people warn of the possible harmful effects of using technology in the classroom. Will children lose their ability to relate to other human beings? Will they become dependent on technology to learn? Will they find inappropriate materials? The same was probably said with the invention of the printing press, radio, and television. All of these can be used inappropriately, but all of them have given humanity unbounded access to information which can be turned into knowledge. Appropriately used-- interactively and with guidance-- they have become tools for the development of higher order thinking skills. Inappropriately used in the classroom, technology can be used to perpetuate old models of teaching and learning. Students can be ‘plugged into computers' to do drill and practice that is not so different from workbooks. Teachers can use multimedia technology to give more colorful, stimulating lectures. Both of these have their place, but such use does not begin to tap the power of these new tools.


T-1 Learning Theory and Method
T-2 Collaborative and Group Learning
T-3 Instructional design
T-4 Distance Learning
T-5 Learner Modeling
T-6 Learning Objects
T-7 Mobile learning
T-8 Teaching and learning evaluating
T-9 Classroom technology
T-10 Knowledge Management Technologies in Education
T-11 Organizational Management of e-Learning in Universities
T-12 E- testing and new test theories
T-13 Data mining, text mining, and web mining in education
T-14 New Generations of educational technologies
T-15 Personalized Educational systems
T-16 Other related education topics

Submission deadline: Oct. 15 , 2008
Notification of acceptance: Nov. 1, 2008
Camera ready version: Nov. 15 , 2008