4th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2009)

Venue: University of Toronto

Location: Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2009
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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

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.


University of Toronto

Additional Information

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.