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Workshop 11- Ce-Learning

International Workshop on Collaboration and e-Learning
(Ce-Learning 2011)


CALL FOR PAPERS

As part of 
The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline:  February 5, 2011


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
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.   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
  • Monitoring/Mentoring Systems
  • Designing e-Learning Settings and Tasks
  • Knowledge Management/Sharing
  • Learning Design Technology
  • Organizational Collaboration
  • 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
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • 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 collaborative 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 450 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged at additional fee.  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 email to the Workshop organizers at  Yacine.Atif@uaeu.ac.ae  and  izualkernan@aus.edu. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers.  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 are posted on the CTS 2011 Web site.   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.  

Important Dates
Extended Paper Submission Deadline February 5, 2011
 Notification of Acceptance February 20, 2011
 Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due March 8, 2011
 Conference Dates May 23 - 27, 2011

TENTATIVE WORKSHOP AGENDA
Plans are underway to put together an excellent workshop program that will include invited talks by experts in the field, technical presentations from researchers and practitioners reporting their recent experiences and solutions on issues related to advancing collaborative learning research.   Lastly, a panel-guided discussion opens a debate to share experiences and best practices on collaborative learning in technology-enhanced ecosystems.   The workshop format aims at fostering discussion and developing action outcomes on key issues related to collaborative learning research. 

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
            Demetrios G. Sampson

                 ITI – CRT – Hellas and University of Piraeus, Greece
                 Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT)
                 Phone: +30 210 4142766
                 Fax: +30 210 4142767
                 Email:  sampson@iti.gr ,   sampson@unipi.gr


Yacine Atif
   Faculty of Information Technology
    UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE
    Email:  Yacine.Atif@uaeu.ac.ae

Imran Zualkernan
   Department of Computer Engineering
    American University of Sharjah, UAE
    Email:  izualkernan@aus.edu

Technical Program Committee
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Workshop Technical Program Committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

     •    Esma Aimeur, University Of Montréal, Canada
     •    Luis Alberto Álvarez-González, Universidad Austral De Chile, Chile
     •    Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
     •    Mohamed Amine Chatti, Rwth Aachen University, Germany
     •    Lorraine Cleeton, Walden University, MN, USA
     •    Vanessa Dennen, Florida State University, FL, USA
     •    Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
     •    Anouk Gelan,  Center Applied Linguistics of Hasselt University, Belgium
     •    Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal 
     •    Mizue Kayama, Shinshu University, Japan
     •    Monica Landoni, University Of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
     •    Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 
     •    Cerstin Mahlow, University of Basel, Switzerland
     •    Veronika Makarova, University Of Saskatchewan, Canada
     •    Veijo Meisalo, University of Helsinki, Finland
     •    Francesca Pozzi, Instituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy

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://cts2011.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at gcf@indiana.edu  and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org.

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