Third Global Conference
Virtual Learning & Higher Education
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August 2004
Prague, Czech Republic
Dr Jim TerKeurst
International Centre for Computer Games and Virtual Entertainment (IC CAVE) University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland
'Welcome to the Magical IT Kingdom: Restructuring the University for Virtual Learning'
Call for Papers
Higher Education institutions have been criticized for living in the past; some have even proclaimed that the University has lost its relevance. In the midst of these analyses and criticisms, the advent of Information and Communication Technologies in today’s universities/ colleges is seen as a promising development. What future has Higher Education when the virtual world of on-line education has so much more to offer? The aim of this conference will be to examine Virtuality within Higher Education in an attempt to critique both its essential characteristics and its future possibilities to influence the education of adult learners.
Being such a broad topic, Virtuality defies a definitive list of sub-topics but the following list is indicative of the envisaged topics covered within this Call for Papers;
Emerging technologies within Higher Education
International technology challenges
Organizational issues/strategies in Virtual education
Part-time staff/ adjuncts’ role between traditional and virtual universities
Contemporary best teaching practices
International educational experiences/lessons
Case studies of experimental projects
Blended Learning approaches
Professional development/support structures
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 7th May 2004. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Monday 19th July 2004.
All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published as an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in a hard copy themed volume. One themed volume from the first meeting of this project has been published; one themed volume from the second meeting of this project is in press.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
Dr David Seth Preston
92 Colney Hatch Lane
London N10 1EA
Dr Rob Fisher
c/o Learning Solutions
149B Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
The organisers warmly invite projects-in-process who would like the benefit of presenting and receiving feedback from the inter- disciplinary perspectives of those present.
The conference aims to bring together people from different areas, disciplines, professions and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
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