Event Date/Time: Jul 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2010
Registration Date: Jul 12, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 03, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 04, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 16, 2010
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CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations

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. 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:



Adoption of e-learning by academic staff
e-Learning in 50 or 100 years

e-Learning design; usability; evaluation
Communities of practice

Content development; authoring tools
Instructional design

LCMSS, and LMSS
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
Digital learning

Universities and Internet society
Targeting life long learners

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




In addition to the main conference themes, submissions are welcome to four mini tracks: Personalising Learning Objects and Learner Directory via Technogogy, chaired by Dr. Rozhan M. Idrus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia and E-learning and outcomes, chaired by Dr Noeline Wright, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, New Zealand and Web 2.0 in mobile digital technology, co-chaired by Dr Phebe Mann and Dr. David Tze Wan Wong , University of Reading, UK and Using social software for teaching and learning, chaired by Dr. Andrea Gorra, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.



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 2010. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.



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 2010.




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 2010. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to Julia Hawkins.




Conference and Journal Accreditations










The ICEL conference proceedings are:

listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP)

listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

indexed by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) – US Department of Education




The Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL) is:



· rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists.

· ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council list

· listed in the Norwegian Social Science Data Services

· listed in the Open Access Journals database

· listed in the EBSCO database of electronic Journals

· listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

· listed in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory

· indexed by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) – US Department of Education









Publication Opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. 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:
4 January 2010


Notification of abstract acceptance:
11 January 2010


Full paper due for review:
16 February 2010


Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):
19 April 2010


Earlybird registration closes
3 May 2010


Final paper due: (with requestedchanges)
17 May 2010


Final author registration date
7 June 2010

Venue

Minden, 11800 USM
Penang
Malaysia
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Additional Information

Earlybird registration from GBP199 - closes on 3 May 2010