Recently in Higher Education Category

Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KM&EL)

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

(Indexed by SCOPUS)

 

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

 

 

Gender and Jesuit Higher Education

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

We invite papers for a special issue of Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal on the theme of gender and Jesuit higher education. Topics may include: history, spirituality, pedagogy, workplace issues, the relationship of faith and justice, women's influence in Jesuit higher education, masculinity (e.g., in Jesuit spirituality and pedagogy), sexuality, and so forth.

 

JHE includes a range of reflection, scholarship, praxis and resource submissions:

 

Reflection

Articles of inspiration, aspiration and motivation

 

Scholarship

Peer reviewed articles on a wide range to topics germane to the unique qualities of Jesuit higher education: covers a broad scope of writing, from data gathering and analysis, to professional reflection and critique, to theory and philosophy, studies of history, studies based on literature review, and advances in teaching and learning in higher education

 

Praxis

Articles, not peer reviewed, that focus on the practice of teaching and the experience of learning

 

Resources

Open access web-based materials that educators in Jesuit institutions of higher learning

may find helpful in their vocations as teachers, or in understanding more fully Jesuit higher

education, or in gaining insight into Jesuit spirituality

 

How to Submit Your Article to JHE

Please submit your manuscript online at www.jesuithighereducation.org

.

If you are a new author, please create a Username and Password. If you are a returning author or already have a Username and Password, use the JHE website to submit additional manuscripts or check the status of current submissions.

 

Deadline

Please submit your article for the Fall 2014 issue by August 1, 2014.

 

About JHE

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is a scholarly online, open access journal. An initiative of Regis University, JHE is scholarly and peer reviewed, and focuses on the development, advancement and critique of higher education in the Jesuit tradition. JHE provides publishing opportunities for faculty and scholars at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and abroad and publishes twice a year in spring and fall.

 

Questions?

Email Deb Halley at dhalley@regis.edu or contact guest editors Julia Brumbaugh (jbrumbau@regis.edu) and Kari Kloos (kkloos@regis.edu)

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 .

Transition: High School to College

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
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

ACRL Preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

Call for Proposals

 

Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be offered prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.

 

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Check out the call for proposals online for complete details.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

 

Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries
a division of the American Library Association

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

mconahan@ala.org

www.acrl.org

http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014

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

13-16 August 2014
Tallinn, Estonia

==================================================================


MOTIVATION
===========

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
==================

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
===============

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
================

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.


C&RL Book Review Editor

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Colleagues - following the unexpected resignation of our Book Review Editor, we are on the hunt for someone new. If you have suggestions (or are interested yourself), please see the announcement at:

***************
Scott Walter, M.L.S., Ph.D.
University Librarian
DePaul University
Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University School of Public Service
Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science
Editor-in-Chief, College & Research Libraries
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, 116F
Chicago, IL 60614-3210
773.325.8023 (voice) | 773.325.7869 (FAX)
e-mail: swalte11@depaul.edu
http://works.bepress.com/scott_walter/
http://crl.acrl.org

E-Learning Innovations in Academic Libraries

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

Call for Chapter Proposals:

Librarians from Appalachian State University invite you to submit a
proposal for a chapter in their upcoming book, E-Learning Innovations in
Academic Libraries, to be published by McFarland Publishing.  This
practical book is intended to be a guide for academic librarians
interested in the creation and uses of e-learning tools.

Examples of relevant topics include:
     Virtual tours
     Instructional games
     Geo-spatial applications
     Virtual reality applications
     Classroom use of technology

For consideration, e-mail a 1-2 page proposal to either of the editors
by April 25, 2014, clearly presenting your e-learning innovation and its
significance. Proposals should include information about the audience
and need for the e-learning tool, the technology used to create it, the
length of time it has been used, assessment, and the transferability to
other libraries.  Final chapters will be 5-7000 words, excluding
endnotes and bibliography. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of
their proposals by May 12, 2014. Complete chapters will be due by August
30, 2014, as we anticipate publishing this book in Summer 2015.

Margaret Gregor, Ed.D., MALS
Associate Professor
Instructional Materials Center Coordinator
Appalachian State University
gregormn@appstate.edu

Scott Rice, M.A., M.S.
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Technology Services
Appalachian State University
ricese@appstate.edu

Dear colleagues,

The ACRL Instruction Section seeks to recognize information literacy programs that exemplify the best practices delineated in the document, "Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline." If your program is exemplary in any of the ten "Best Practices" categories, please consider applying for this honor. Programs that are found to be exemplary by the Information Literacy Best Practices Committee will be showcased on the IS website as part of a new professional development resource.  

To apply, complete the submission form [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CRGW372]. Select one or more categories for which you would like your program to be considered, then describe how your program exemplifies each selected category. Be sure to include links to any web-based documentation that will help the committee.

Submissions will be judged using the "Best Practices Evaluation Rubric," developed by the Information Literacy Best Practices Committee. The rubric includes criteria for each of the ten categories in the "Characteristics" guideline and will assist you in communicating the exemplary nature of your program. The Committee will judge each entry using the corresponding section of the rubric. Whether you apply for one or all of the categories, please carefully review the guideline and the rubric before filling out the Submission Form. Both documents are available on the ILBP website at:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/committees/bestpractices

The deadline for consideration before Annual is April 30, 2014.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance, and we look forward to the receipt of your Submission Form. Send me any questions at goetzje@gmail.com.

Best regards,

Joe Goetz
Chair, Information Literacy Best Practices Committee

World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials!

============================================
World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)
Organised by the University of South Africa (UNISA) 
September 15 - 17, 2014, 
Nelspruit, Pretoria, South Africa
www.worldconedu.org
============================================


The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the
advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE
promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and
professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide
an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various
educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the
knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of
pedagogy. The WCE-2014 invites research papers that encompass
conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance
evaluation.


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

*Accessible World
- Aging and Disability
- Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
- Assessment and Early intervention
- Baby Boomers
- Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
- Disabilities Disability and Diversity
- E-Accessibility
- Human Rights/Disability Rights
- Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
- Learning Disabilities
- Living In(ter)dependently
- Support Services
- Postsecondary Education
- Public Health, Diversity and Disability
- Resiliency Across the Lifespan
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Study Skills Development
- Sustainable Environment
- Climate Change

*Adult Education
- Competitive Skills
- Continuing Education
- Higher Education
- Adult education
- Vocational Education
- Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education
- Music Education
- Writing Education
- Imaginative Education
- Language Education
- History

*Business Education
- Educational Administration
- Human Resource Development
- Academic Advising and Counselling
- Education Policy and Leadership
- Industrial Cooperation  
- Life-long Learning Experiences
- Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning  
- Work Employability
- Educational Institution Government Partnership  
- Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
- University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
- Accreditation and Quality Assurance
- Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
- Copyright  
- Digital Libraries and Repositories
- Digital Rights Management
- Evaluation and Assessment
- E-content Management and Development
- E-content Management and Development. Open Content
- e-Portfolios
- Grading Methods  
- Knowledge Management
- Quality processes at National and International level
- Security and Data Protection
- Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies  
- User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
- Acoustics in Education Environment
- APD/Listening
- Counsellor Education
- Courses, Tutorials and Labs
- Curriculum Design
- ESL/TESL
- Bullying
- Social Networking
- Study Abroad Programmes
- Faculty Development
- Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education
 
*Educational Foundations
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Geographical Education
- Health Education
- Home Education
- Rural Education
- Science Education
- Secondary Education
- Second life Educators
- Social Studies Education
- Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability
- Adaptive Transportation
- Augmented and Alternative Communication
- Gerontechnology
- Healthcare Specialists
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Labor Market Integration
- Medical Experts
- Sport, Fitness and Leisure
- Special Educational Centres
- Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
- Social Workers
- Student and Adults with Disabilities
- Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
- Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
- e-Testing and new Test Theories
- Supervising and Managing Student Projects
- Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
- Educating the Educators
- Immersive Learning
- Blended Learning
- Computer-Aided Assessment
- Metrics and Performance Measurement
- Assessment Software Tools
- Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
- Education, Research and Globalization
- Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, ...)
- Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
- Indigenous and Diversity Issues
- Government Policy issues
- Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
- Digital Divide
- Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
- Ethical issues in Education
- Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

Important dates:

*Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline: May 01, 2014
*Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: May 20, 2014
*Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: July 20, 2014
*Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: June 25, 2014
*Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: July 05, 2014
*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission:  June 25, 2014 
*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: July 05, 2014 
*Participant(s) Registration (Open): April 01, 2014
*Early Bird Registration: February 01 to June 30, 2014
*Late Bird Registration: July 01 to August 15, 2014
*Conference Dates: September 15 - 17, 2014
 

Pages

Subscribe

Powered by Movable Type 4.38

About this Archive

This page is an archive of recent entries in the Higher Education category.

Adult Education is the previous category.

K-12 is the next category.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.