Archive for November, 2007

Just a quick update

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

If you are also looking for easily accessible information about all kinds of different aspects of e-learning, try the journal “Technology & Society”. Another good address is the Human Technology page, a journal on humans in ICT environments.

In a few discussions with Chip Bruce, who is currently at NCI as a Fulbright scholar, I learned about the concept of media ecology, which I find very important. I found a few more articles on the concept. If the concept of appropriating technology sounds interesting to you, the linked page might be a good starting point for reading. A good introduction into “The Intrinsic Quality of Experience” is provided on the linked JSTOR page.

Now for something completely different… Up2UML aims to develop new content and training material for UML2; develop syllabi for different target groups and develop innovative training concepts. But some people are already discussing UML3. The Up2UML project is still developing its license model to survive the project end….  Working on that I found a few pages, probably pretty much standard - list is definately incomplete. If licences are your topic, this mainly German page might be helpful: ifrOSS. The content is mostly German, but they have an English page called license center. Just select [Lizenzen] in the left navigation and then click on the link “English version” on the top of the page. Then there is of course the Creative Commons page. The open courseware consortium might give you some inspiration, as well as the MuSoft project, which seems quite similar to our project in some aspects.

I eventually got sidetracked and found some really neat open content sites. This collection of open e-learning content repositories is a true treasure chest full of good examples. If you are looking for a book to read, try the Gutenberg project page with free ebooks. Speaking of ebooks: got some spare time and expertise? The book “Social Media in Education” is written online as a collaborative project.

More Conferences & Deadlines

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

3rd International Conference on Concept Mappping (CMC 2008)
Conference Location: Tallinn, Estonia & Helsinki, Finland
Conference Dates: 22-25 September 2008

Paper & Poster Submission Deadline: 28 April 2008
Notification of acceptance: 2 May 2008

8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)
Conference Location: Madrid, Spain
Conference Dates: 1-5 July 2008

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 January 2008
Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2008

Rethinking the Digital Divide (ALT-C 2008)
Conference Location: University of Leeds, England
Conference Dates: 9-11 September 2008

Paper Submission Deadline: 29 February 2008

Ride the Co-op Current (cafce)
Conference Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Conference Dates: 15-18 June 2008

Paper Submission Deadline: 01 November 2007

Conferences & Deadlines

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

IEEE International Professional Communication Conference 2008 (IPCC 2008)
Conference Theme: Opening the Information Economy
Conference Location: Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Conference Dates: July 13-16, 2008

Proposal Submission Process and Submission Dates
Send 1-2 page (250-500 word) proposals to by
•    15 December 2007 (deadline for regular submissions)

2008 International Conference on
Information Resources Management
Conference Location: Niagara Falls, Canada

Submission date: 1 December 2007
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 1 February 2008
Final Submission and Early Registration: 14 March 2008

International Conference on Hybrid Learning 2008 (ICHL)
Conference Location: Hong Kong
Conference Dates: 13-15 August 2008

Paper Submission Deadline:  15 January 2008
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2008

Adaptive Hypermedia 2008 (AH)
Conference Location: L3S Research Centre, Hannover, Germany
Conference Dates: 28 July - 1 August 2008
Paper Submission Deadline: 14 January 2008
Deadline Doctoral Consortium Papers: 14 February 2008
Notification of Acceptance:  14 March 2008

Access to Learning for Development (PCF5)
5th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning
Conference Location: University of London, UK
Conference Dates: 13-17 July 2008

Call for Contribution ends: 30 November 2007

Voyaging into a New Era (TCC2008)
Conference Location: Online
Conference Dates: 15-17 April 2008

Papers & Proposal Submission Deadline: 28 December 2007

16th European Confoerence on Information Systems (ECIS)
Conference Location: NUI Galway, Ireland
Conference Dates: 9-11 June 2008
Doctoral Consortium Dates: 6-8 June 2008

Deadline Paper Submission: 15 November 2007
Deadline Doctoral Consortium Papers: 31 January 2008

Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS2008)
Conference Location: Pomona, California
Conference Dates: 24-26 April 2008

Paper Submission Deadline: 21 January 2008
Notification of Acceptance:  21 February 2008

Die Zukunft ist schon hier…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Vor 2 Jahren war die englische Version von Epic2015 noch ein Blick in die (nahe) Zukunft - und die Studenten, die sonst schwer zu beeindrucken sind, ziemlich nachdenklich am Ende der Vorlesung. Gerade bin ich ueber die deutsche Version gestolpert - und jetzt hoert es sich fast an wie die Nachrichten der vergangenen Woche…. Und allmaehlich schient es sich auch rumzusprechen, dass die ganze “Spielerei” in Facebook, kombiniert mit den verschiedenen sonstigen Online-Identitaeten ein Problem werden kann. Die “Verkettung digitaler Identitaeten” ist ein Projektbericht zum Thema. Aufmerksam wurde ich durch einen Heise online Artikel.

Does the Harry Potter Fan Club have a meeting in North Dublin????

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

It is grad season … It is photo season. There is lots to learn about “academic dress”, read more at wikipedia. And it is a mystery in itself, as you can read here; the example of the U of Warwick.