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Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KM&EL)

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Special Issue on

 

Technology for Higher Education, Adult Learning, and Professional Development

 

Guest Editors

 

Dr. Maggie M. Wang

Faculty of Education,

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Email: magwang@hku.hk

 

Dr. Seng Chee Tan

National Institute of Education,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Email: Sengchee.tan@nie.edu.sg

 

Dr. Jyh-Chong Liang

Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology,

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Email: aljc@mail.ntust.edu.tw

 

Dr. Haisen Zhang

University of International Business and Economics, China

Email: haisenzhang@uibe.edu.cn

 

 

 

This special issue of the KM&EL international journal is dedicated to technology-enabled solutions and novel methodical approaches for higher education, adult learning, and professional development. Globalization and economic dynamics have forced individuals, institutions, and organizations to search for new ways to strengthen their competitive advantages. Improvement of learning and professional development for sustainable development has been become as a key strategy (Cheng, Wang, Mørch, Chen, Kinshuk, & Spector, 2014). In this context, it is crucial to help adult learners in educational institutions and employees in various workplace settings to improve their self-directed and life-long learning capabilities. Further, learning in this context has expanded from individual to organizational and community levels with new focuses on externalization of tacit knowledge and intuition embedded in professional work, peer-driven mutual learning and sharing, and systemic retention of knowledge assets for long-term development (Rosenberg, 2012).

 

In the meantime, advances in technology have been increasingly enabling and facilitating learning and knowledge-related initiatives by changing the way for people to access knowledge and communicate with others. A variety of technology-enhanced solutions and novel approaches have been promoted in educational institutions, corporations, governments and communities. A recent review on e-learning in the workplace reported four main research themes in the field, in which e-learning in the healthcare sector was found as one of the most prolific e-learning initiatives (Cheng et al., 2014).

 

With respect to technology, the use of various electronic media and information technologies has largely extended learning and professional development opportunities. More recently, the model of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has brought unprecedented opportunities for learners to access open courses, with a high potential to support self-directed and lifelong learning than traditional models (Kay, Reimann, Diebold, & Kummerfeld, 2013).

 

This special issue aims to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to explore issues related to use, analysis, design, and evaluation of technologies-assisted approaches to learning and professional development in various educational, organizational and community environment.

 

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • e-Learning in higher education
  • e-Learning for continuing education
  • Distance education and lifelong learning
  • Computer-supported self-directed learning
  • Instructional design in e-learning
  • Online curriculum development
  • Knowledge management and e-learning
  • e-Learning/e-Training in organizations
  • Web-based corporate training
  • e-Learning and professional development
  • e-Learning and human resource development
  • Best practices and experiences in implementing MOOCs
  • Instructional design in MOOCs
  • Cloud computing in education
  • Technology in medical colleges and hospitals
  • Medical informatics and education
  • Nurse education and training

 

We are interested in both theoretical and practical papers that aim to improve learning and human performance by applying the latest technological advances. We would like to stimulate interest in the issues across academia, practice, industry, research and policy, and therefore we welcome focused papers from all sectors.

 

Important Dates  

Submission due: 15th Jun 2014

Notification of acceptance: 28th Jul 2014

Publication schedule: Sep 2014

 

Submission Instructions

Electronic submission by email to Guest Editors is required (magwang@hku.hk).

 

Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Website (see URLhttp://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions)

 

For more information about the KM&EL, please visit the web site:

http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication

 

 

Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education

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The AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium is organized by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in partnership with Indiana State University (ISU), and hosted by East China Normal University (ECNU). The symposium will be June 17-19, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

 

This Summer International Research Symposium, serving as an open-discussion forum, is designed to draw the best minds together for an intensive intellectual exchange of ideas/information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to learning and knowledge analytics in open education in all disciplines. The feature of this symposium will be collaboration and interaction that encourages in-depth dialogue and different perspectives on predefined topics and problems. We will have two keynote speakers, fourteen invited speakers, four special sessions including a session to meet with the AECT Executive Director, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions to share visions, views, perspectives, and research evidence with participants. Participants will be heavily involved in discussions with presenters. The Symposium will be presented in English. You will need to write the proposal and paper in English and upon proposal approval, present your topic and facilitate discussion in English.

 

We invite you to attend the AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium in Shanghai, China, and submit proposals for panels, roundtables, and posters. Panels must have three to five panelists. Proposals and papers will be blindly reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program and proceedings. For a better understanding of the review criteria, please peruse review criteria and scoring system. For advice on writing an effective proposal, please click Effective Proposals to read AECT Principles 1 - 10. High quality papers will be published in an AECT Special Edition.

To submit a proposal/paper electronically, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Submission System link and log in.
    • For the first-time access, create a new account by entering your e-mail as your user ID and create a password.
    • For future access, directly log in using your e-mail and password. You have to use the same e-mail that you used when you created your account. If you forget your password, click the "forget password" link and a system-created password will be e-mailed to you.
  2. When logged in, submit your proposal following the instructions provided.
  3. If you encounter a problem and need help, you may e-mail aect-lkaoe@aect.org

A complete proposal consists of:

  1. A presentation title
  2. A chosen track
  3. A chosen topic
  4. Format (panel (3-5 panelists) , roundtable, or poster)
  5. A short description (75 - 100 words)
  6. An abstract (750 - 1000 words)
  7. Keywords (3-5)
  8. Equipment request
  9. List of presenters
Do not include presenters' information anywhere in the short description or the abstract. Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms in full the first time they appear in the proposal. All citations and references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. Double-check your proposal to make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors in writing. An electronic notification acknowledging receipt of the proposal will be sent to the submitter's e-mail address automatically.

Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-12 November, 2014
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
www.i-society.eu
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The i-Society 2014 is Technical Co-Sponsored by UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its
roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum
of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and
non-technical research areas. The mission of i-Society 2014 conference
is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and
researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field
of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of
interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological
dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society
bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research
collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information
management in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

*e-Learning
- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

*e-Society
- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

*e-Health
- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

*e-Governance
- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

*e-Business
- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

*e-Art
- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

*e-Science
- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:


Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 30, 2014
Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date August 01, 2014
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2014
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 17, 2014
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: October 01, 20124
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): September 02 to October 15, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): September 02 to November 03, 2014
Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014
 

For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu

Innovate...Collaborate...Educate

February 8-11, 2015

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!


The deadline for submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the 2015 conference is May 15th.  As the primary presenter, if chosen, you will receive a free full conference registration.

If you plan to submit a proposal, it must be completed and submitted by midnight, May 15th.


Use the link below or go to http://peteandc.org to enter your proposal

https://www.peteandc.org/proposal_submission.cfm


We also have room for a few more reviewers to read and score proposals.  You can sign up to be a reviewer at http://peteandc.org .

Kappa Delta Pi and Mount Royal University invite you to submit a paper, presentation, or poster display proposal for the Learning, Leadership, and Practice: Educating Global Citizens Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 2-4, 2014. The submission deadline is June 30.

Accepted papers, presentations, and poster displays will be included in an online publication of the conference proceedings.

Additionally, paper presenters who wish to have their manuscripts considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal for Leadership in Learning may also submit their work according to the guidelines in "Information for Authors."

Head to the Kappa Delta Pi website to learn more about the conference and the submission process, and feel free to pass this information along to your friends and colleagues.

Reminder:  manuscripts for this special, peer reviewed issue are due June 1.  Details below; please don't hesitate to ask questions or send inquiries!

The Virginia Library Association (VLA) and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (VLACRL) invite you to contribute manuscripts for a special, peer-reviewed issue of Virginia Libraries dedicated to exploring openness in libraries. 

 

The October/November/December (v. 4) 2014 issue of Virginia Libraries will focus on the idea of "openness" and how twenty-first century libraries can engage with and promote this idea.  Submissions should be around 3,000 words in length and may represent original research, case studies, essays, or literature reviews on topics including, but not limited to, the following:


·  Open access resources

·  Open educational resources (OERs)

·  Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

·  Open education initiatives

·  Open source software

·  Linked data

·  Institutional repositories

·  Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)

·  Copyright

·  Instruction and information literacy efforts including open resources

·  Programming and outreach promoting open resources and discussions

·  Changing roles of information professionals in an "open" environment


Articles will be peer reviewed and accepted articles will be edited before publication.

 

The journal issue will be published in Fall 2014.   Full manuscript drafts will be accepted until June 1, 2014.  Authors will be notified about their submissions by July 1, 2014, and final drafts of accepted articles will be due to issue editors by August 15, 2014

 

Additional information about Virginia Libraries and author guidelines are available:  http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/VALib/.  Virginia Libraries is an open access journal, and is indexed in Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, and Library & Information Science Source. 

 

Manuscript submissions, questions, and other comments should be sent directly to the issue editors, VLACRL Co-Chair Rebecca K. Miller (millerrk@vt.edu) and VLACRL Chair Candice Benjes-Small (cbsmall@radford.edu).  


Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

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Now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 33(4). The submission deadline is June 30, 2014.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Business
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Education
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Assessment
Publishing trends
Technology
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your
publication.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0163-9269&linktype=44

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:
L-ROMERO@illinois.edu

May 16-18, 2014
Konya /TURKEY
http://www.icemst.com

 

We would like to invite you to the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology which will take place on May 16 - 18, 2014, at Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya, Turkey. The conference will be organized in partnership with the International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IJEMST).

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, students, and administrators from different countries, and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in the fields of information and communication technologies in education, science education and mathematics education.

Your prospective, valuable contributions on this field will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the ones approved to be presented will also be published in the Proceedings.

We will be pleased to generate an atmosphere where you can share your expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues.

 

 

DEADLINES

Submission Of Abstracts

April 25, 2014

Notification Of The Results

April 30, 2014

Fulltext Submission

April 30, 2014

Conference Fee Payment

April 30, 2014

 

 

Transition: High School to College

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Save the Date / Call for Proposals
1st Annual LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Conference (FREE!)

"Transition: High School to College"
Main Speaker:
Dr. Lesley Farmer

California State University, Long Beach
Librarianship Program &
Department Chair of Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling

Monday, 4 Aug 2014
10 am - 3 pm
JSerra Catholic High School
 26351 Junipero Serra Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

NOTES:
Cost: FREE! & Free parking
Refreshments & registration, 9:30-10 am
($5 refreshments donation requested at JSerra)
Pay for your own lunch at JSerra, 12-1 (about $6)

Call for proposals now through Monday, MAY 1st
http://goo.gl/jbPxyN

Notification of acceptance by May 23d

High school and college teacher-librarians face increasing challenges in preparing high school students for college success. The dire need for librarians in California K-12 schools makes these challenges all the more difficult. College and university librarians also face increasing challenges in helping new students adjust and learn how to learn for scholarly research needs and lifelong learning. What are the obstacles and opportunities you face in working with teachers and higher education faculty and others in the crucial transition to college timeframe? What has worked for you and your colleagues in helping high school students, teachers/faculty, and new college students with this kind of transition? How have you reached out to those in other types of institutions and organizations to help each other with these efforts? Sharing your innovations, your experimental attempts, your successes, and even your failures can help you and your colleagues move forward toward successful models for this effort.

Dr. Lesley Farmer, CSULB Librarianship Program & Department Chair of Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling, will be the main speaker at this first annual LILi conference, which highlights a crucial area for cooperation and collaboration among different types of libraries for a common goal: supportive, sequential information literacy instruction for all levels and in all types of libraries: https://sites.google.com/site/lifelonginformationliteracy/ Dr. Farmer will address the Common Core Standards, the California State Standards, and the role of information literacy instruction in the transition from high school to college.

The LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) group invites you to submit proposals related to information literacy instruction (ILI) for 30-minute panel sessions, 10-minute lightning talks, and poster sessions, as well as an afternoon open mike period for 2-3-minute updates and transitioning tips. Proposals will be blind-reviewed, so please do not include identifying information in the text of your abstract. Topic ideas include, but are not limited to:
* ILI and Common Core Standards and/or California State Standards
* Effective uses of new technology to support IL pedagogy
* Innovative uses of technology to support IL pedagogy
* New, innovative IL pedagogical approaches
* Engaging active learning exercises for ILI
* ILI assessment and rubrics that work, e.g., "exit tickets"
* Outreach for transitions from high school to college
* Outreach/linkages among different types of libraries in support of transitions to college
* Makerspaces with ILI elements
* Working with teachers/faculty
* Working with other institutional stakeholders
Library school/iSchool students are also encouraged to submit poster session proposals. A table will be available for instructional and promotional handouts.

Questions?
Elisa Slater Acosta (Loyola Marymount University)
Elisa.SlaterAcosta@lmu.edu
http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014

In conjunction with ICWL 2014
13th International Conference on Web-based Learning

13-16 August 2014
Tallinn, Estonia

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MOTIVATION
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The workshop follows the previous SPeL 2008, SPeL 2009, SPeL 2010, SPeL
2011, DULP & SPeL 2012 and SPeL 2013 workshops, held in conjunction with the
SAINT 2008 conference, WI/IAT 2009 conference, DEXA 2010 conference, ICWL
2011 conference, ICALT 2012 conference and ICSTCC 2013 conference
respectively. The general topic of the workshop is the social and personal
computing for web-supported learning communities.

Web-based learning is moving from centralized, institution-based systems to
a decentralized and informal creation and sharing of knowledge. Social
software (e.g., blogs, wikis, social bookmarking systems, media sharing
services) is increasingly being used for e-learning purposes, helping to
create novel learning experiences and knowledge. In the world of pervasive
Internet, learners are also evolving: the so-called "digital natives" want
to be in constant communication with their peers, they expect an
individualized instruction and a personalized learning environment, which
automatically adapt to their individual needs. The challenge in this context
is to provide intelligent and adaptive support for collaborative learning,
taking into consideration the individual differences between learners.

This workshop deals with current research on collaboration and
personalization issues in Web-supported learning communities, leading
towards the creation of a truly social and adaptive learning environment.
Its aim is to provide a forum for discussing new trends and initiatives in
this area, including research about the planning, development, application,
and evaluation of intelligent e-learning systems, where people can learn
together in a personalized way through social interaction with other
learners.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The workshop welcomes submissions covering aspects of collaboration, social
interactions, adaptivity and personalization in technology enhanced
learning, particularly related to issues about:

    * Social learning environments
    * Theory and modeling of social computing in education
    * Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning
    * Personal learning environments
    * Lifelong learning networks
    * Virtual spaces for learning communities
    * Social networks analysis and mining
    * Computer-supported collaborative learning
    * Personalized and adaptive learning
    * Adaptation methods and techniques for groups of learners
    * Intelligent learner and group modeling
    * Collaborative filtering and recommendations for learners
    * Game-based social learning
    * Personalized mobile learning applications
    * Cloud-based social learning
    * Intelligent agent technology for social learning
    * Metadata, folksonomies and tagging
    * Semantic web and ontologies for personalized learning
   * Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
    * Practice and experience sharing


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
==================================

The workshop papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS
Authors Guidelines
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and they
should not exceed 10 pages.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the Easychair system:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spel2014.

All accepted workshop papers will be published as a post-proceedings volume
in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (pending).


IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract submission: April 28, 2014
Full paper submission: May 5, 2014
Acceptance notification: June 1, 2014
Registration and camera-ready papers: June 17, 2014
Conference dates: August 13-16, 2014


WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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Elvira Popescu - University of Craiova, Romania
Sabine Graf - Athabasca University, Canada


Please refer to the workshop website
(http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014) for more information and contact
us at: popescu_elvira@software.ucv.ro or sabineg@athabascau.ca for any
inquiry.


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