From 28 October 2007 till 01 November 2007 Location: October 28-30, 2007 - Amman, Jordan: October 31 and November 1, 2007 - Dubai, U.A.E.
The 2007 LINC conference in Jordan aims to bring together international experts involved in the delivery of technology-enabled learning and 'e-learning' to emerging regions of the world, especially to underserved communities. There will be three major focuses at the conference this year: cross-border collaboration in e-learning;open source educational content; and technology-enabled education as a catalyst for positive educational change.
From 02 November 2007 till 03 November 2007 Location: Lisbon, Portugal A technical conference
· Identify the core challenges schools face up to nowadays, with regard to the objectives of the Lisbon
Strategy and to the “Education & Training 2010” Work Programme, in order to ensure quality
and equity in school education, as full components of lifelong learning national strategies;
· examine the role that school empowerment and organisational development processes, as well as
accountability systems, play in meeting those challenges, on the basis of the analysis of policy and
practices in this field;
· Analyse the results of the Commission's public consultation on Schools and contribute to systematising
the main messages and recommendations to be included in the follow-up.
Working languages: Portuguese, English, French and German
Documentation languages: Portuguese and English
DATE: 2-3 November 2007
LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
From 04 November 2007 till 07 November 2007 Location: Montreal, Canada The LORNET Network is hosting its 4th annual International conference - I2LOR 2007 - on November 4 to 7, 2007 in Montreal, on the UQÀM science campus site.
This year conference is focusing on learning technologies from the point of view of users. The Theme's conference is User Centered Knowledge Environments: from theory to practice.
• Keynote invited speakers will open each day of the Conference.
• Panels with invited speakers will debate on important aspects confronting the research in technology of education (if not all kind of researches)
• LORNET research and results will be presented and discussed with participants
• Scientific and experience papers selected by a peer-review Committee will drive conference sessions
DATE: 4-7 November 2007 LOCATION: Montreal, Canada
From 05 November 2007 till 09 November 2007 Location: Hiroshima, Japan
ICCE 2007 will be a prestigious and high quality international conference that establishes a forum for scholarly exchanges and interactions in employing the use of computing technologies in education. Organized annually under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE), ICCE conferences have been enhancing quality research and development in technology-supported education throughout the Asia-Pacific region and internationally. The technical program of ICCE 2007 will include paper sessions, posters, tutorials, workshops, invited speeches, doctoral consortium and other special events.
From 06 November 2007 till 10 November 2007 Location: Rovaniemi, Lapland Finland
State-of-the-Art - Continuing Engineering Education (CEE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Challenging the Future.
The three Forum days comprise of four plenary sessions, three parallel sessions and three interactive working group sessions, which are divided into three tracks:
* Theme A. New Roles and Responsibilities of Universities; pedagogy, processes and infrastructure
* Theme B. Lifelong Competence Development; foresight, creativity and innovation
* Theme C. Continuing Engineering Education; productivity, collaboration and networking
The outcome of the Forum will be a European State-of-the-Art report with the desirable future policy guidelines and proposals. Conference will be a real interactive learning experience.
From 07 November 2007 till 09 November 2007 Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon and Carnegie Mellon University are very happy to announce the organization of the first conference on “Information and Communication Technologies, Transparency and Corporate Responsibility: Social and Ethical Considerations in the Global Economy”.
Some of the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
· W. Michael Hoffman, Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics & Founding Director of the
Center of Business Ethics at Bentley, Bentley College
· Pradeep Khosla, Dean of the Carnegie Institute of Technology; Professor in the College of Engineering
and School of Computer Science and Founding co-Director of CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University.
· Deborah G. Johnson, Professor of Applied Ethics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the
University of Virginia and President, International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT).
There will be three major results directly arising from this event:
· Three days of dedicated conference sessions and meetings
· At least one book consisting of the best papers (to be published in 2008).
· A special issue in the Ethics and Information Technology journal.
DATE: 7-9 November 2007
LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
From 08 November 2007 till 09 November 2007 Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) is the representative organisation of both the European open and distance learning universities and of the national consortia of higher education institutions active in the field of distance education and e-learning.
Conference theme: International courses and services online - Virtual Erasmus and a new generation of Open Educational Resources for a European and global outreach
From 09 November 2007 till 10 November 2007 Location: Athens, Greece
Designing the Classroom of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education
This event builds on the results of three previous successful symposia on designing the school of tomorrow (Athens, 2004; Kefalonia, 2004; Athens 2007), organized within the framework of European Science Week. The aim of the symposium is to bring together individuals and teams from a wide range of education and technology fields, teachers and students to look into the future of the school classroom.
In this symposium we assign to mobile learning and game-based learning a distinctive role in the classroom of tomorrow. Mobile technologies are embedded, ubiquitous and networked with enhanced capabilities for rich social interactions, context awareness and internet connectivity. Game-based learning is opening up new potential for learning in formal and informal situations and in innovative ways by offering new opportunities to reach and motivate hard-to engage learner groups, support differentiated and personalized learning, and provide new tools for teaching basic and key skills.
After the completion of the symposium the power point presentations of the talks will be found on-line.
From 09 November 2007 till 11 November 2007 Location: Munich, Germany
The IEEE and VDE, together with other professional organizations, are hosting an international conference on the growing demand for engineers and their educators, and about actions required to meet that demand for engineers and their educators in the period 2010-2020.
The objective is to steer the educational system at both pre-university and university levels to be more cognizant and more responsive to the anticipated needs for qualified engineers and their educators.
Keynote Adddresses on:
· The status of the engineering workforce: an industry perspective
· The status of the supply and demand of pre-university science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators: a pre-university education perspective
· The role of academia and professional societies in addressing the issues associated with developing future engineers and pre-university educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
DATE: 9-11 November 2007
LOCATION: Munich, Germany
From 13 November 2007 till 14 November 2007 Location: Milton Keynes, UK
This conference, hosted by The Open University in partnership with Athabasca University, aims to explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users ‘on the move,’ via a growing plethora of mobile devices.
The conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers and library practitioners to exchange experience and expertise and generate ideas for future developments.
From 13 November 2007 till 15 November 2007 Location: Skagen, Denmark Kaleidocope Virtual Doctoral School and Human Centered Informatics (HCI), Aalborg University invite to a Ph.D-course on November 13 - 15, 2007 at Klitgaarden, Skagen, in Denmark (http://www.klitgaarden.dk/uk/ukklitgaardenindex.htm) .
The title is "Networked Learning (e-learning 2.0).
Professor Etienne Wenger, North San Juan, California, USA and Aalborg University
Associate Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite ,Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Reader Chris Jones, open University
Professor Lone Dirckink-Holmfeld, Aalborg University
Full programme may be downloaded from http://www.hci.hum.aau.dk/activities/index.html
Application: September 25, 2007. (Note: The number of participants are limited)
Organisers: Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld & Chris Jones/ The ERT on Conditions for Productive Learning in Networked Learning Environments, Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Virtual Doctoral School encourage broad international participation. There are some travel grants available for KAL-scholars. Please, contact Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld (email@example.com ) or Hanne P. Clausen (firstname.lastname@example.org )
On 14 November 2007 Location: online ‘Virtual Mobility in international virtual work and learning environments’
SPUTNIC seminars SPUTNIC organizes a ‘online seminar on Virtual Mobility in international virtual work and learning environments on the 14th of November 2007.
One of the main aims of SPUTNIC is to raise awareness about the
beneficial impact of and spread know-how in educational technologies
that enhance international collaboration.
SPUTNIC therefore wishes to make existing results of passed and current
Socrates and other projects on educational technologies
more visible to the European educational community.
The SPUTNIC seminars are highly practical. They are a blend of face-to-face teaching at the own institution and interactive videoconferencing between the participating sites.
All training materials (such as background information and practical details) will be made available on the SPUTNIC website.
• what is it?
• how to use it?
• good examples
DATE: 14 November 2007 LOCATION: online
For more information, please visit the following web site:
In case your institution is interested in broadcasting one of the seminars live through videoconference, you can contact the sputnic committee at sputnic(@)europace.be.
From 14 November 2007 till 15 November 2007 Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
An essential two-day conference for all senior learning & development professionals.
The World of Learning Conference brings together senior learning & development professionals with leading experts and practitioners in the field to explore the hottest issues in learning solutions.
DATE: 14-15 November 2007
LOCATION: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Some of the speakers:
· Hilary Chadwick, Director National Employer Service, Learning & Skills Council - "Investing in skills - improving business productivity through training"
· Nick Shackleton-Jones, Manager, Online & Informal Learning, BBC & Margaret Simmonds, Director, The MRS Consultancy - "Train less, learn more - the realities of informal learning"
From 14 November 2007 till 16 November 2007 Location: Porto, Portugal.
International Symposium on Computers in Education
SIIE is an international forum for the presentation and debate of the
latest advances in the field of Information and Communication
Technologies applied to Education. It is a local of collective
reflection on challenges, successes and problems of Education for the
· Allison Druin, University of Maryland
· António Câmara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Ydreams
· Martin Llamas Nistal, Universidad de Vigo
DATE: 14-16 November 2007 LOCATION: Porto, Portugal.
On 15 November 2007 Location: London, United Kingdom
Developing effective international strategies in a rapidly changing world.
This conference will drill through the rhetoric around globalisation and enable universities to chart a course through the increasingly rapid change that the next ten years will bring. This conference addresses the challenge of restructuring higher education; outlining needs for transformational change; re-envisioning roles of universities in the 21st Century; and determining what institutional leaders need to do in order to compete effectively.
· What does a globalised university look like?
· Do we understand what the extent of depth of change in being a globalised university?
· What are the financial, cultural and operational barriers to change?
· How can universities respond to challenges and grasp opportunities?
DATE: 15 November 2007
LOCATION: London, United Kingdom
From 15 November 2007 till 16 November 2007 Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands An international conference about Primary Education and the closing conference of the EU-project: Hands-on & Brains-on. This conference will take place at the 15th and 16th of November 2007 in science center NEMO in Amsterdam.
The HoBo project:
The Hands-on & Brains-on project: a network of eight institutions between science centres and museums is developing their educational programmes for primary schools in co-operation with school authorities, teacher education intsitutes, and schools, to create an European network linking formal and informal learning with all-European organisations Ecsite and EUN and ESHA. The main target group is primary school teachers. The goal is to use modern, interactive science exhibitions combining the best practices of informal learning and formal education. The objective is to identify key elements within the curricula in different countries in order to teach pupils about the scientific research process using learning to make observations in science centres and teaching to make observations at school.
On 16 November 2007 Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
European R&D and Innovation
for Human-centric ICT
Information and Communication Technologies are becoming pervasive in different forms, influencing day-to-day life of all citizens. ICT are oriented more towards the needs of the users, and the ease of usage in accessing the information through different media (e.g. TV/radio, digital libraries, push technologies, automatic robotic activities through learning etc…).
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Companies and researchers from all over Europe interested in the most recent research and development results, share new project ideas and technologies in
· Human and Context Aware Systems (Cognitive Systems, Human-Machine interaction, Robotic systems) and
· Knowledge Interfacing Applications (Technology-enhanced learning, Knowledge Management, Content Creation, Digital Libraries)
DATE: 16 November 2007
LOCATION: Winterthur, Switzerland
15th in the series “The European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association
We aim to explore new forms of transatlantic cooperation and evaluate the impact the Bologna reforms have on mobility recognition, and future collaboration. From university finance and governance, to diploma structure and length, to transatlantic university partnerships and programmes, this ACA seminar will tackle a plethora of pertinent topics on US-EU higher education relations.
· Redefining the curriculum in a globalised world: How does US and EU internationalisation reform differ?
· The fees debate? Funding higher education
· Education and the market: Attracting the best and the brightest
DATE: 16 November 2007 LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium
From 16 November 2007 till 17 November 2007 Location: Brussels, Belgium
Objective of our meeting:
A ‘European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers’ has recently been developed. It was composed by the Council of Europe in agreement with the European Commission based on European demands for quality. This portfolio has been putting together a functional analysis of the youth leader/worker, trying to describe necessary competences, trying to describe the ‘DNA of the youth worker/leader’.
Together with participants from different European countries and different European youth organizations we would like to evaluate these competences versus minimum requirements for a youth leader. Our evaluation, remarks and conclusions will be forwarded to the European Council for further development of the portfolio.
At the end of the meeting, presentations and conclusions will be posted on this site.
DATE: 16-17 November 2007 LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium
From 19 November 2007 till 22 November 2007 Location: Grenoble, France
Enactive / 07 is an international scientific and cultural event, promoted by the European Network of Excellence ENACTIVE.
In the continuation of previous editions, Enactive / 07 aims at promoting the concept of Enaction in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. Creative researchers, innovative engineers and producers are invited to confront their last theoretical, experimental, technological and applicated advances during various talk, demo and poster sessions.
From 20 November 2007 till 21 November 2007 Location: Helsinki, Finland
A CICERO Learning conference on neuroscience, lifelong learning,
creativity and well-being. The keynote speakers and interactive
workshops will discuss themes such as: How can neuroscience help us
understand and support learning at work, in schools and on our free
time? How does learning influence the well-being of individuals of
different ages? How does stress affect learning?
· Professor Helen Neville, University of Oregon (USA)
· Professor Kiti Müller, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Finland)
· Dr Paul Howard-Jones, Bristol University (UK)
· Dr Sue Pickering, Bristol University (UK)
DATE: 20-21 November 2007
LOCATION: Helsinki, Finland
From 20 November 2007 till 22 November 2007 Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Cooperation to Enhance Security in Cyber Environment, the Third European Network and Information Security Conference
The overall objective of the conference is to bring together
actors in charge of different international collaboration instruments in the
area of cyber security. By means of synergy cooperation, the conference aims
at enhancing cybersecurity and providing a forum for information sharing and
networking with stakeholders in the private and public sectors as well as civil
· Framework for cooperation on cybersecurity
– best practice
· Cyber-crime and enforcement
· Management of security incidents
Some of the KEYNOTES:
· Global Cybersecurity Agenda - Mr.
Alexander Ntoko, ITU
· The reform of the EU regulatory framework
for eCommunications: network and information security issues - Ms Anna
Buchta, European Commission
· The challenge of building global cyber-security
partnerships - Mr. Constance Bommelaer, INTERNET SOCIETY (ISOC), Mr Franck
DATE: 20-22 November 2007 LOCATION: Vilnius, Lithuania
On 22 November, a post-conference workshop
is scheduled. This post-conference workshop will target the ISP sector as a
critical spot in safeguarding against security incidents and will attempt to
deliver some organisational and technological solutions for ensuring protection
and efficient management of incidents in the ISP networks.
From 23 November 2007 till 25 November 2007 Location: Athens, Greece
The Hellenic Open University, Hellenic Network of Open & Distance Education cordially invite you to the Fourth International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: 'Applications of Pedagogy and Technology'.
An interesting academic and social program is being planned and you are assured of a stimulating, enjoyable and memorable experience.
From 26 November 2007 till 27 November 2007 Location: Berlin, Germany
Contribute to the future European research agenda in Technology Enhanced Learning. Take part in the Kaleidoscope 2007 Symposium - limited spaces available!
The aims of this two day Symposium are:
• To demonstrate the extent to which integration and synergy amongst various research actors is beneficial to the development of TEL research
• To confirm the extent to which the various researchers can transform academic excellence into concrete achievements
• To convince the world beyond academia as to the potential value and impact of research effort in this field
• To take forward the legacy of Kaleidoscope and ensure continuity in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning
From 26 November 2007 till 27 November 2007 Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The Conference consists of five Plenary Sessions, aiming at
the development of specific issues within the overarching theme of the Conference.
These Sessions include keynote addresses and the presentation of cases from
four Member states enabling participants to engage in active exchange of expertise
· Lifelong and lifewide learning; Rhetoric or
· Is validation of non-formal and informal learning
possible? European and international experiences and solutions
· Is validation of non-formal and informal learning
relevant and useful? The perspective of the users
· Valuing learning; The importance of
quality and trust
· Valuing learning; What are our visions?
Working Languages: Portuguese, English,
French, German and Spanish
Documentation languages: Portuguese and English
DATE: 26-27 November 2007 LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
From 26 November 2007 till 28 November 2007 Location: Milan, Italy This is a three-day event organized by British Council and the IATEFL Learning
This conference is an innovative attempt to bring together
ideas, proposals, reports, research and materials from teachers, developers
and practitioners, from Italy and overseas, who have been working with some
of these new technologies, and investigating how they can promote learning in
the context of ELT education.
The conference is aimed at local Italian teachers of English,
British Council teachers of English, ICT Coordinators both from the British
Council as well as the local context, members of the LTSIG and IATEFL in general,
as well as other interested participants.
The Third International Forum on E-Learning for Defence and Security
‘The Third International Forum on E-Learning for Defence
and Security’ will be held at Online Educa Berlin on November 28 and hosted
by The New Security Foundation. The Forum, which will once again bring together
leading figures from government, business, security and academia, will consist
of a main plenary session and a number of ‘breakout’ workshops focussing
in detail on key issues.
Some of the FORUM THEMES:
· Security review and the importance of training
· Developments in technology
· Technology-assisted learning in the security
· Legislation, regulation, licensing and standards
· Technology and in-service training
SPUTNIC is a one-year European Commission's Socrates-Accompanying
Measures project which stands for "Seminars Promoting the Use of Technologies
for Networking and International Collaboration". The project aims at raising
awareness about the beneficial impact of the (pedagogically sound) implementation
of new educational technologies that enhance international networking and collaboration
for an institution, its staff and its students.
A SPUTNIC Forum will be organised in conjunction with
Online Educa Berlin. The theme of this forum is 'Promoting Collaboration
Through New Educational Technologies'. It will cover four topics: Virtual
Mobility, Social Software applications, Streaming Video and Video conferencing.
The purpose of the SPUTNIC forum is to draw together check-lists,
tips and useful information which will be included in the interactive SPUTNIC
website and publications made by the SPUTNIC project team, supported under the
European Commission's Socrates Project, organising this event.
From 28 November 2007 till 30 November 2007 Location: Berlin, Germany
Online Educa Berlin takes place from 28 to 30 November 2007
This major international event brings together the top professionals and experts in technology-supported learning and training of all sectors: corporate training, higher and professional education, compulsory education and lifelong learning.
Each year Online Educa Berlin provides an exchange of current best practice, resources and research, as well as the setting for the world's largest international gathering of e-learning practitioners, policy-makers, suppliers and stakeholders.
From 28 November 2007 till 30 November 2007 Location: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain
This will be a significant and exciting event on cross-media, content production GRID, content protection, interoperable DRM (digital rights management), multimedia terminals, multiple-play, multichannel, multi devices, MPEG-21 terminal and tools, authoring tools, digital media, P2P, OMA, multi-channel delivery, content modelling, business models, security and distribution, legal aspects, accessibility, transaction models, multimedia music, workflow, and much more.
From 28 November 2007 till 01 December 2007 Location: Hannover, Germany 34th EUCEN Conference. The University as a Regional Actor: Partnerships for
Professional Development in Europe. Friday, 30th December 2007, the open day
of the EUCEN conference, will start with a keynote paper on the role of the
university in its region.
EUCEN has taken up objectives for the creation of a European
area of higher education in the field of university continuing education (UCE).
Producers of knowledge, centres of learning, drivers of change – The
role of universities of serving their region - Prof. (em) Hans G. Schuetze,
University of British Columbia, Canada
Keynote paper European University Association (EUA)
From 29 November 2007 till 30 November 2007 Location: Turku, Finland
An international summit meeting in Turku. TDF challenges the representatives
of public sector, business life and research to discuss education systems, vitality
of urban regions and welfare.
Society and economy change constantly. What kind of challenges does it impose
on the education systems? How can one arrange so that the needs of business
life are taken into consideration within the field of education? Familiarize
yourself with the programme of the forum - the discussion which will be presented
by top-level experts within their fields.
Turku Development Forum 2007 will attract Finnish and international decision-makers
and experts to discuss these current themes. The discussion will be presented
by central actors within their fields, among others, Sari Sarkomaa, Minister
of Education and Science, Anssi Vanjoki, General Manager of Multimedia, Nokia
and Robert A. Beauregard, Professor, Columbia University, New York.
From 30 November 2007 till 01 December 2007 Location: Brussels + Leuven, Belgium
European Education Policy Network - The Gateway to Research into European Policy on Education
The European Education Policy Network is a forum for policymakers and policy
researchers across Europe to discuss and analyse European policy affecting education.
The objective of European Education Policy Network is to reflect on, and to
further stimulate, the debate on the European Education Agenda between policymakers
and policy researchers across Europe. The network encourages the exchange
of ideas on the Europeanisation of education, the European policy processes
affecting education and the contribution of education to the European project.
Some of the KEYNOTES:
· The External Dimension of European Education
Reforms and Relations with Third Countries - Angelique Verli, Head of
Unit, Global Higher Education Cooperation Programmes, Directorate of Education
and Training Policies, European Commission
· Ivo Belet, MEP (Belgium) and member of the
European Parliament Committee on Education and Culture
· Academic Research on European Educational
Policymaking - Gert Biesta, Institute of Education, University of Stirling
Registration will remain open until
15 November 2007.