Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 13, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 22, 2012
Paper Submission Date: May 20, 2012
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Description

Education has been going through significant changes in the past ten years. Usage of so-called new media is one of them. Ten years ago, the Internet alone was a hot topic and the concept of e-learning was finding its way into educational institutions. Today, tools of web 2.0 (social networks, wiki, various forms of co-operation and sharing) are mostly used in education. The situation has been also changed by the Generation Y, often referred to as the web generation, a generation that has been growing up with the Internet and is now studying at high schools and universities.

In what ways are the ubiquitous technologies changing education?
In what ways is education being changed by social networks, collaboratively creating a sharing content on the web, web aggregators, tagging, and “folksonomy”?
What challenges do these new tools present for distance learning?
What course will education and especially distance education take in the next few years?

Conference sub-themes

Theory and practice of distance learning
Web 2.0 and education
Virtual reality and education
M-learning
E-learning
Social and cultural aspects of distance learning and new media
Concepts and theories in distance learning and new media
Digital portfolio and social networks in education

Distance learning management
Management and organization
Quality assessment
Economic aspects of distance learning
Professional development and training of academic staff
Legislation, copyrights, and distance learning

Please submit a summary in English in the length of up to 300 words by 22 April 2012 to the following address: infodisco2012@gmail.com.
We prefer presentations in English, however, presentations in Czech and Slovak will also be accepted.

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