The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, to be held from July 11-14 2013, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, England.
Conference Theme: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"
Technology is all around us. Long gone are the days when we could just walk into a classroom with a handful of papers and a piece of chalk. Even if we are in an environment that is lacking resources, our students with mobile phones, internet café, and social networking, are exposed to technology daily. And new uses of technology are being introduced daily. These new uses show how innovation and creativity go hand-in-hand. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ECTC 2013 as we examine technology’s impact upon our classrooms, share what innovations we are currently implementing, and look to the future imagining the role technology will play in education.
ECTC 2013 will attract a diverse group of teachers, researchers, practitioners and scholars who are engaged in the singular goal of meeting students' educational needs, as students can learn about crucial issues and become familiar with web-based learning and other information technology tools. The use of technology in the classroom represents a significant departure from traditional teaching methods, conducting research, assessing student performance and assurance of learning. Moreover, it creates a user friendly and economically viable environment conducive to learning in any corner in the world where access to technology exists.
The conference theme is "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to technology in the classroom, including 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
ECTC is the partner conference of the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC), an event founded in 2010 in Osaka, Japan, and a great forum for exchanging the latest ideas and views. Since its inception in 2010, ACTC has welcomed over 350 academics and practitioners to its annual Osaka event.
The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013 will be held alongside the European Conference on Education 2013. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.
Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the IAFOR Journal of Education. For more information about the journal, click here.