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Fwd: Next Generation Learning Places and Work Spaces Call for Papers - July 2nd 2013




Academic Practice and Technology Conference 2013

Next Generation Learning Spaces and Work Places


Call for papers


This is a call for contributions to the Academic Practice and Technology Conference at the University of Greenwich.  This year’s conference is entitled "Next Generation Learning Places and Work Spaces” and takes place on 2nd July 2013 on the University of Greenwich World Heritage Campus.


The conference will explore themes around the complex interaction between post-compulsory education, technology and work, and aims to:


·        Explore the impact of 'disruptive' technologies on the student and academic experience, and on learning teaching and assessment in post-compulsory education

·        Share practices, tools and approaches that have enhanced the use of technology to support learner and employment engagement

·        Explore the changing roles of employers and post compulsory education within an international digital workspace

·        Present research into the impact of technology-led learning on employer engagement, curriculum design, and work based learning

·        Create a platform for students’ perspectives on the benefits of graduate skills and attributes for enhancing international and local employability 

·        Set an agenda for the on-going debate about the relationship between universities, colleges, new e-learners and globalised e-employers


Contributions to the conference programme are sought from practitioners and researchers and students in all education and training sectors that contribute to the discourses and sit within one of the following three key themes:


·       The impact of ‘disruptive’ technologies on next generation learning places and work spaces, and the people who work and live in and around them

·       Enabling student learning and employability through next generation learning places and work spaces

·       Curriculum design in a digital age


Closing date for submissions is: Monday 15th April 2013



Contributions may take the following formats: case study; practitioner-led inquiry; research paper/work in progress; developmental/research project report, posters.  We would particularly welcome innovative session formats such as round table discussions and workshops.



We also welcome the submission of posters, which can represent shorter or more preliminary projects or ideas.  These will be presented in a Pecha Kucha format.  The Pecha Kucha format originated in Tokyo in 2003.  Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it follows a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: each presenter has 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced


All abstracts (500 words for papers, 100 words for posters) will be double blind refereed.


All proposals must be submitted through our conference website. https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2013/schedConf/cfp


Successful contributors will be allocated one free place at the conference. The conference organisers must receive confirmation of acceptance, by registering by the presenter registration deadline (see important dates below). Additional colleagues wishing to co-present will be offered the ‘early bird’ discounted rate but must register by the same deadline as the main proposer. After this date all co-presenters will be charged the full rate. A maximum of one free place will also be given to a student presenter or student co-presenter for each presentation. Additional student co-presenters will be charged at the ‘early bird’ discounted rate. Reflective papers may be submitted to our teaching and learning journal Compass: http:// www.gre.ac.uk/compass by November 2013





For further details please see our conference website. https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2013


Successful proposals will be notified by May 2013:


Summary of important dates 2013

Deadline for submission of abstracts - Monday 15th April 2013

Feedback to authors on abstracts - Friday 7th May 2013

Deadline for resubmission – Monday 20th May 2013

Deadline of registration for presenters - Friday 24th May 2013

Close of delegate registration - Friday 14th June 2013

Submit presentations for uploading to web site - Wednesday 24th June 2013




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