The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is kindly inviting you to participate in the 3rd European Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ECTC), held July 1 – 5, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom at the Hotel Thistle Brighton.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECTC2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
ECTC 2015 will be held alongside the 3rd European Conference on Education (ECE2015) and the 3rd European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2015).
“Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning”
Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.
Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?
Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.
Professor Barbara Lockee – Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, Associate Director of the School of Education, Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virginia Tech, USA
She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. Dr. Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organization for educational technology researchers and practitioners.
Submissions will be organized into the following streams:
- Beyond Web 2.0
- Computer Adaptive Testing
- Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
- Digital Literacy
- e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
- e-Learning and Collaborative Learning
- Education in a Virtual World
- Future Classrooms
- Human Computer Interaction
- Instructional Technology
- Integrating e-learning in Classroom based Language Teaching
- Interactive Whiteboard Technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
- Language Labs
- Learning Systems Platforms
- Mobile Learning
- Mobile Technologies
- Moodle and Classroom Teaching
- New Technologies
- Open and Distance Learning Technologies
- Social Networking
- Support Centers
- Teaching Online
- Video Podcasting
- Virtual and Personal Learning Environments
- Virtual Communities
- Web 2.0 Technologies in the Classroom
- Web-based Learning
- Web-based Writing Education
- Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Education is an editorially independent journal. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access IAFOR’s journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings publishing on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.