Tuesday, 12 May 2015

FW: eLearning 2.0 2015 Conference

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

eLEARNING 2.0
Brunel University, UK
July 29, 2015
www.elearning2.org

"The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student"

eLearning 2.0 is a lively international conference exploring technology-enhanced learning and social media technologies. The conference is a collaborative space for educators, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to share their eLearning classroom successes, as well as new developments in their research and workplace. The main theme of this year's conference is "The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student". This educational paradigm shift is fuelled by the unprecedented access that students now have to information coupled with a view of learning as a constructive process consisting of selecting, organising and integrating information.

The theme broadens the discussion from last year's theme of "Flipping the Classroom." It seeks to showcase any use of technology to enhance learning which requires us to "think differently." The conference seeks contributions on evolving pedagogical approaches, as well as to raise the profile of research in technology-enhanced learning; spread good practice in the use of technology to enhance learning; and facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.

CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Chris Evans, Brunel University, UK
&
Jennifer Killham, University of Cincinnati, USA

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: flipping the classroom, use of social media for teaching, constructivist and connectivist theories of learning, games and gamification, the maker movement, security, privacy, social networking, podcasting, wikis, blogging, video sharing, screencasting, folksonomies, MOOCs, eLearning 2.0 and people with disabilities, the potential impact of eLearning 2.0 on the Third World, creativity and Web 2.0, human-computer interaction, and business.

FORMAT
eLearning 2.0 will comprise invited keynote speakers and individual presentations. Presentations will be in one of three formats:

• Traditional 20 minute presentations in PowerPoint or Prezi
• Shorter 5 minute 20 slide (Ignite) presentations in PowerPoint
• Poster presentations

Powerpoint/Prezi presentations will be recorded and published online as a series of screencasts. There are no full papers published or required.

PARTICIPANTS
All welcome! Whether you are conducting educational research, responsible for policies for technology enhanced learning, or just experimenting or planning to experiment with technology enhanced learning, you are very welcome to participate. Presenters must submit a 500 word ABSTRACT and TITLE for BLIND REVIEW. Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to apply. Submission indicates consent for your presentation to be screen recorded.

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Brunel Business School (Eastern Gateway building), Brunel University, West London, UK. Brunel University is in Uxbridge on the western edge of London. Uxbridge is in a prime location for reaching the transport network that embraces London and South-east England. It is a short drive from the M4, M40 and M25 and has the added benefit of being on the edge of the London Underground network. It is a 25-minute drive from London's Heathrow airport.

SUBMISSION
chris.evans@brunel.ac.uk with "eLearning2.0" in the subject line.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of title and abstract DEADLINE: May 29, 2015
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