2014

Best IxD&A (paper) of the year – 2014

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) (ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998) It is now time to vote for the Best IxD&A (paper) of the year – 2014 The title of Best IxD&A (paper) of the year 2014 will be assigned on the basis of the your votes (50% weight assigned to votes given by the IxD&A […]

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Special Issue on eLearning and Linked Open Data – Extended Deadline

Call For Articles:
Special Issue of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology

“eLearning and Linked Open Data”

Guest Editors:

Salvador Sanchez-Alonso and Enayat Rajabi Information Engineering research unit University of Alcalá, Spain {salvador.sanchez, enayat.rajabi}@uah.es

With the proliferation of e-learning resources on the Web, exposing, and sharing educational resources in digital form has become an important issue. Many of these resources are implicitly related to each other or to the interest, cultural and technical environment of learners. Connecting different kinds of learning objects promotes a new scenario where currently isolated data repositories would progress towards an open discovery space including resources independent of their geographic and system boundaries. Finding links  is also very useful for enriching educational materials and provides the added benefit of giving access to richer contents to both educators and learners.
The Linked Data approach, as a de facto standard for interlinking data on the Web, includes a set of successful principles which facilitate sharing and reusing data on the Web and lead to vast amounts of publicly available datasets. Using Linked Data, the repository owners can publish structured data and establish typed links among them from various sources. This approach enables enriching existing resources, enhances casual discovery, and improves resource discovery. However, applying the Linked Data in eLearning contexts needs more research attention and many aspects remain largely unexplored.

This special issue discusses how the Linked Data approach can be applied for sharing, reusing and enriching the eLearning resources on the Web and what advantages it can bring to the eLearning stakeholders.

The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology publishes articles, project reports, and case studies which may be of interest to academics, researchers, and professionals involved in the field of existing and emerging learning technologies.

This special issue will be published in Volume 16, No 4 (October, 2014).

Submission procedure
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• Articles, case studies and project reports can be submitted to this special issue. Manuscripts are limited to 4 pages. Use the IEEE template for preparing your manuscript and follow the IEEE guidelines. The IEEE template is available online at: http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/authors-guidelines manuscripts should be either in Word or in RTF format, with any figures embedded in the text at appropriate places. In addition, figures used in the contributions should be provided in separate graphics files (gif, bmp, or jpeg files).
• Please send the manuscripts and all relevant material by email as an attachment to salvador.sanchez@uah.es and enayat.rajabi@uah.es (Please user subject line: IEEE-TCLT Bulletin Submission).
• In the email, please state clearly that the manuscript is original material that has not been published, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Important Dates
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Deadline for submission of articles: December 15, 2014.

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Special Issue on User modeling to Support Personalization in Enhanced Educational Settings – IJAIED

Special Issue on User modeling to Support Personalization in Enhanced Educational SettingsInternational Journal of Artificial Intelligence in EducationISSN: 1560-4306Published by SpringerSubmission deadline (for abstracts): October 31st, 2014Details: h…

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Special Issue on eLearning and Linked Open Data – Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology

Call For Articles: Special Issue of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning
Technology

Learning and Linked Open Data

Guest Editors:

Salvador Sanchez-Alonso and Enayat Rajabi
Information Engineering research unit
University of Alcalá, Spain
{salvador.sanchez, enayat.rajabi}@uah.es

With the proliferation of e-learning resources on the Web, exposing, and
sharing educational resources in digital form has become an important
issue.
Many of these resources are implicitly related to each other or to the
interest, cultural and technical environment of learners. Connecting
different kinds of learning objects promotes a new scenario where currently
isolated data repositories would progress towards an open discovery space
including resources independent of their geographic and system boundaries.
Finding links is also very useful for enriching educational materials and
provides the added benefit of giving access to richer contents to both
educators and learners.
The Linked Data approach, as a de facto standard for interlinking data on
the Web, includes a set of successful principles which facilitate sharing
and reusing data on the Web and lead to vast amounts of publicly available
datasets. Using Linked Data, the repository owners can publish structured
data and establish typed links among them from various sources. This
approach enables enriching existing resources, enhances casual discovery,
and improves resource discovery. However, applying the Linked Data in
eLearning contexts needs more research attention and many aspects remain
largely unexplored.

This special issue discusses how the Linked Data approach can be applied
for
sharing, reusing and enriching the eLearning resources on the Web and what
advantages it can bring to the eLearning stakeholders.

The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology publishes
articles, project reports, and case studies which may be of interest to
academics, researchers, and professionals involved in the field of existing
and emerging learning technologies.

This special issue will be published in Volume 16, No 4 (October, 2014).

Submission procedure
Articles, case studies and project reports can be submitted to this
special issue. Manuscripts are limited to 4 pages. Use the IEEE template
for
preparing your manuscript and follow the IEEE guidelines. The IEEE template
is available online at: http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/authors-guidelines
manuscripts should be either in Word or in RTF format, with any figures
embedded in the text at appropriate places. In addition, figures used in
the
contributions should be provided in separate graphics files (gif, bmp, or
jpeg files).
Please send the manuscripts and all relevant material by email as an
attachment to salvador.sanchez@uah.es and enayat.rajabi@uah.es (Please user
subject line: IEEE-TCLT Bulletin Submission).
In the email, please state clearly that the manuscript is original
material that has not been published, and is not being considered for
publication elsewhere.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of articles: October 31, 2014.
Notification of review results: November 15, 2014.

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Interactive eBook on ‘Technology-Enhanced Learning for Big Data Skills Development’

Interactive eBook on ‘Technology-Enhanced Learning for Big Data Skills Development’ *** Call for contributions *** *Rationale* “Data is at the centre of the future knowledge economy and society“, the European Commission predicts (EC, 2014, p.4) and for the Big Data economy to flourish, “an adequate skills base” in form of a “sufficient number of domain […]

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Special Issue on “The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users” – IxD&A

Special Issue on “The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users” to be published at the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) (ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998) Guest Editors: ——————————————————— • Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, University of Salamanca, Spain • Fernando De la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain • Tania Di Mascio, University of L’Aquila, Italy […]

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Tenure Track Position In Educational Technology and Learning Design at Simon Fraser University, Canada

Tenure Track Position In Educational Technology And Learning DesignThe Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (http://www.sfu.ca/education.html) seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Technology and Learning Design at the …

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HACKMYTOWN 2014: SMART VILLAGES LEARNING @ GLURNS/GLORENZA

CALL FOR PAPERS AND STUDENTS’ CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION   HACKMYTOWN 2014: SMART VILLAGES LEARNING @ GLURNS/GLORENZA   December 21-23, 2014, Glurns/Glorenza, South Tyrol, Italy. organized by UNIBZ and supported by the International Observatory of Smart City Learning Web site: http://hackmytown.unibz.it   ******************************************************   HACKMYTOWN 2014 BACKGROUND AND GOALS ————————————   Through which educational path will people […]

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ACIS Presentation @ EC-TEL 2014 – Boosting Informal Workplace Learning in Small Enterprises

At the ARTEL 2014 Workshop co-located with the EC-TEL 2014 conference, I presented work from the ongoing BOOST project. BOOST picks up results from the ROLE project to foster informal learning in micro enterprises in Europe. We have facilitated persona…

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Deadline Extension – Special Issue on “Digital Literacy and Digital Competence: Facts, Problems, Needs & Trends” – IJDLDC

International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC) (DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC, ISSN: 1947-3494, EISSN: 1947-3508)   Special Issue on “Digital Literacy and Digital Competence: Facts, Problems, Needs & Trends”   Guest Editors: • Antonio Cartelli, University of Cassino • Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata • Antonella Nuzzaci, University of L’Aquila *** Deadline: September […]

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