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e/merge 2008: Final Call for Proposals/Pam-David-all: interesting conference in S Africa

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  • Janet Feldman
    SANTECemaillist Dear colleagues, e/merge 2008 focuses on professionalising the new practices of teaching with technology. This includes sharing stories,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2008
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      Dear colleagues,

      e/merge 2008 focuses on professionalising the new practices of teaching with technology. This includes sharing stories, sharing good practices and sharing research. The conversations in e/merge 2008 will engage with our regional context of unequal access to technology and to education within a global context of changes in teaching and learning tools and practices.

      This is the final call for proposals for e/merge 2008. At this stage there is enough time for proposals for presentations , workshops and technology demonstrations. There will just be enough time for proposals for peer reviewed papers if the research is already nearing completion. Abstracts and Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted by email to proposals@... by 16 April 2008 at the latest.

      Kind Regards
      :)
      Tony

      e/merge 2008 Final Call for Proposals

      e/merge 2008 - Professionalising Practices (http://emerge2008.net) is the third virtual conference on educational technology in Africa and builds on the e/merge conferences in 2004 and 2006 (http://emerge2006.net) . e/merge 2008 will take place online from 7 - 18 July 2008 and may include associated face to face events in a number of cities.

      e/merge 2008 focuses on professionalising the new practices of teaching with technology. This includes sharing stories, sharing good practices and sharing research. The conversations in e/merge 2008 will engage with our regional context of unequal access to technology and to education within a global context of changes in teaching and learning tools and practices.

      Communities: Our research and practitioner networks encompass a wide range of professional interests. Each of these will be represented by one of the parallel communities for Schools, Discipline Based Teaching and Learning, Researchers, Policy Debates and Educational Technologists. Due to the asynchronous nature of much of the online conversation it will be possible for participants to join and move between two or more communities. Presentations and papers are likely to draw on themes such as research methodologies, open educational resources, access to learning technologies, computer supported collaborative learning, learning environments, staff development and learning communities. We are also interested in receiving proposals for technology demonstrations and online workshops focused on the regional context.

      Abstracts: All abstracts will be peer reviewed to ensure that an appropriate range of high quality presentations will be selected. There will be a maximum of 32 presentations in the formal programme. Presentations will be accepted in forms such as full text papers, slide-show presentations, web pages and narrated slide-show presentations. Presenters are encouraged to explore innovative technologies and methods of online presentation. Once an abstract has been accepted authors can opt for the peer reviewed track or for a non peer reviewed presentation.

      Papers: Each paper will be discussed online over a period of 3-4 days. Papers on similar themes may be grouped for discussion. Conference papers in the peer reviewed publication track may also be submitted for a peer reviewed special issue of The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/) . The Special Issue of articles from e/merge 2006 appears online at http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=14.

      Tracks: e/merge 2008 will incorporate several tracks including:

      * Peer Reviewed Publication Track
      * Peer Reviewed Abstracts
      * Invited presentations
      * Workshops
      * Panel Discussions

      Copyright: Authors will retain copyright to submitted papers, while granting permission to the Centre for Educational Technology (http://www.cet.uct.ac.za) and the e/merge 2008 conference to publish the papers online and in print. The conference proceedings will become a publicly accessible online resource for the broader community after the conference. Conference delegates will receive a CD of the conference proceedings.

      Final Call: Abstracts and Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted by email to proposals@... by 16 April 2008.

      Deadlines:

      * Final Call for Proposals: Abstracts of up to 500 words: Wednesday 16 April 2008
      * Peer reviewed papers of up to 4000 words submitted for review: Friday 23 May 2008
      * Acceptance of Final Peer Reviewed Papers: Tues June 17 2008
      * Presentations uploaded to the site: Fri 27 June 2008
      * Conference Site open for Introductions: Friday 4 July 2008
      * Conference dates: Monday 7 - Friday 18 July 2008

      Review Panel:
      The Programme Advisory Committee will also be drawn from this panel.

      * Chair: Tony Carr, Staff Development Co-ordinator: Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
      * Chair: Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz, Director: Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
      * Professor Alan Amory, Department of Mathematics, Sciences, Technology and Computer Education, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg
      * Dr Kitty den Boogert, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
      * Professor Elizabeth Henning, Director: Centre for Education Practice Research, University of Johannesburg
      * Dr Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Research Manager, Opening Scholarship Project, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
      * Dr Willy Komba, Mkwawa University College of Education, University of Dar es Salaam
      * Professor Ton Mooij, Educational Research and Evaluation; ITS - Radboud University, Nijmegen
      * Dr Dick N'gambi, Research Coordinator, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
      * Dr Martin Oliver, Reader in ICT in Education, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London
      * Mr Fred Opali, Head of Department of Communication at the Polytechnic of Namibia
      * Dr Andrew Paterson, Senior Researcher in the Research Unit at the Southern African Development Bank
      * Mr Andrew Scholtz, Chair: eLearning and eServices, Fujairah Colleges, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
      * Dr Bronwyn Stuckey, Visiting Scholar in the Learning, Cognition and Instruction/Learning Sciences at Indiana University
      * Professor Duan van der Westhuizen, Head of Dept. of Mathematics, Science,Technology & Computer Education, University of Johannesburg


      Tony Carr
      Staff Development Co-ordinator
      Centre for Educational Technology
      University of Cape Town
      phone: +27216505033
      e-mail: tony.carr@...
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