International Workshop on Collaboration and e-Learning
Call for Papers
As part of
The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)
May 21-25, 2012
Denver, Colorado, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
Extended Submission Deadline: February 07, 2012
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters
PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION
Shifting to knowledge based society, high level educational environments are required with which it is possible to continue to learn for anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The area of e-Learning realizes such kind of educational environments because distributed learners can learn collaboratively with multimedia contents anytime and anywhere by employing collaborative e-Learning technologies.
Collaborative e-learning technologies include a variety of approaches that involve joint intellectual effort by learners and instructors. In such learning contexts, collaborative learning happens when groups of learning seekers work together to search for understanding or meaning or build a new competency, and/or learning providers and pedagogues deliver joint solutions to create a learning product.
This workshop solicits researches for systems and concepts which offer high quality education with thinking of learners' convenience, such as collaborative learning systems, sharing and exchanging systems, monitoring/mentoring systems, learning design and pedagogy in technology-enhanced learning. E-Learning outcomes have been judged to be equivalent or superior to face-to-face instructions at many institutions and it has the same educational effect on learners in instructors' impressions. Hence, this is a promising field with a lot of potentials.
We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government and industry, in order to go forward toward new collaborative information technology systems for e-Learning.
Topics of Interest include (but not limited to):
Learning Theories and Approaches for e-Learning
e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies and Models
Pedagogy in Technology-enhanced Learning
Collaborative Learning Systems
Designing e-Learning Settings and Tasks
Learning Design Technology
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools
Social Support Software for e-Learning
e-Moderating, e-Tutoring, e-Facilitating
Online Assessment and Impact Studies
Ethical Issues in e-learning
Smart Collaborative Learning Environments
Media for Group Works
Network Learning Games
Learning Web Services
Best Practices to Promote Cooperative Learning
PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to e-Learning and collaboration systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to http://cts2012.cisedu.info/home/posters for the submission details) will also be accepted. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop submission Web page at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=celearning2012.
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2012 web site later. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------------- February 07, 2012
Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------------- February 21, 2012
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -------------- March 07, 2012
Conference Dates: ------------------------------------------------ May 21 - 25, 2012
Technical Program Committee (Proposed)
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Workshop Technical Program Committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2012.
Lorraine Cleeton, Walden University, MN, USA
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Veronika Makarova, University Of Saskatchewan, Canada
Antonio Navarro, Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Spain
Andreas Papasalouros, University of the Aegean, Greece
Francesca Pozzi, Instituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy
Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Chiara Rossitto, Stockholm University, Sweden
Pavel Rusakov, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Demetrios Sampson, University of Pireaus, Greece
Amali Weerasinghe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Chengjiu Yin, Kyushu University, Japan
Larisa Zaiceva, Riga Technical University, Latvia
(*Partial TPC. This committee will be completed shortly.)
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2012.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org.