EC-TEL 2012 Seventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

EC-TEL 2012 Seventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills
http://www.ec-tel.eu
18-21 September 2012, Saarbrücken, Germany

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience.

Promoting and developing 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills that meet contemporary needs and challenges is a key priority within the European Union and constituent countries. Crucial questions need to be addressed, such as:
• How can schools prepare young people for the technology-rich workplace of the future?
• How can we use technology to promote informal and independent learning outside traditional educational settings?
• How can we use next generation social and mobile technologies to promote informal and responsive learning?

This focus on skills, practice and impact is reflected in EC-TEL itself. EC-TEL 2012 is, for the first time, specifically appealing to Technology Enhanced Learning innovators, creative practitioners and other representatives from e-learning more generally. Extended demonstrations of prototypes and ‘TEL in action’ will spark discussions between different but complimentary groups, and be animated and disseminated through live internet radio broadcasts. EC-TEL 2012 will examine and improve the transitions between research, practice and industry.

We invite contributions for demonstrations, workshops and project meetings as well as academic research papers. A doctoral consortium will also be organized concurrently with the workshops. See the extended call for papers for more details: http://www.ec-tel.eu/call-for-papers

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper, short paper, poster, & demonstration submission: 02 April 2012
Paper, short paper, poster, & demonstration notification: 04 June 2012
Camera-ready versions: 02 July 2012
Room reservation for project meetings deadline: 15 June 2012

Workshop proposals: 02 April 2012
Workshop notification: 30 April 2012

Workshops: 18-19 September 2011
Conference: 20-21 September 2011

Please read about submissions formats, conference organization, etc. at http://www.ec-tel.eu