University of Maryland

[Call for Papers] ICEL 2015 : The 10th International Conference on e-Learning

September 15th, 2014 by

Jul 25, 2015 – Jul 26, 2015
College of the Bahamas, Nassau
Submission Deadline: Dec 4, 2014
Notification Due: Apr 2, 2015
Final Version Due: Apr 30, 2015

The International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL) brings together academic research and practical applications of e-Learning from all areas. ICEL brings together varied groups of people with different perspectives, seeking to bring top research and proven best practices together into one location, for the purposes of helping practitioners find ways to put research into practice, and for researchers to gain an understanding of additional real-world problems.

Publication Opportunity
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The proceedings have an ISBN and ICEL proceedings are listed and/or rated by multiple organisations worldwide.

Papers that have been presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in:
· The Electronic Journal of e-Learning (ISSN: 1479-4403) The latest issue is now available online.
· The e-Learning and Digital Media Journal (ISSN 2042-7530)

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Academic research papers, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format).

In addition to the main conference topics below, the advisory group invites suggestions for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus

Submission details are given below. Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrated learning and educational environments
  • Simulations and virtual learning environments
  • Asynchronous interaction
  • Structural representations of e-Lessons
  • Course development strategies
  • Uses of multimedia
  • Blended learning approaches
  • e-Learning portals
  • Web 2.0 technologies and the classroom
  • Open Education
  • Open Access
  • Open Content
  • Open Source
  • e-Learning industry and University programs
  • Adoption of e-Learning by academic and industry staff
  • Tutoring e-Learning applications and services
  • Cost models for e-learning
  • Human resource development using e-Learning at the company
  • Faculty development and e-Learning
  • Universities the Internet and society
  • Inter-institutional education program cooperation
  • New partnerships to deliver e-Learning
  • Satellite campus issues
  • Management using ICT
  • e-Universities and business
  • Remote and wireless teaching technologies
  • Anytime/anywhere e-Learning and wearable network devices
  • Satellite technologies for e-Learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Distributed e-learning environments
  • The Learning Commons
  • Social and collaborative e-Learning
  • Groupware
  • Use of social networks
  • e-Learning to support communities and individuals
  • e-Learning and social justice
  • Societal and cultural issues in e-Learning
  • Communities of practice
  • Pedagogy for e-Learning teachers
  • Application of instructional design theories
  • Learner characteristics
  • e-Learning adoption
  • e-Learning implementation and cognitive styles
  • Online and computer aided assessments
  • Support for lifelong learning
  • e-Learning design, usability, evaluation
  • Evaluation of Learning technologies
  • Issues in e-Learning Research
  • e-books
  • Advanced use of multimedia
  • Knowledge management
  • Content Management
  • Marketing and promoting e-Learning
  • National and international projects on e-Learning
  • Adaptive e-Learning and intelligent apps & tools
  • Practical uses of authoring tools
  • Content Development
  • Applications of metadata and virtual reality
  • Learning Content Management Systems & Learning Management Systems
  • Life long e-Learning
  • The future of e-Learning
  • Other/specialist e-Learning topics

Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes. Additionally a prize will be awarded to the best PhD paper presented at the conference.
Submission details:
Abstract details:
In the first instance ALL submission types require an abstract. The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 4 December 2014. Please read the online guidelines.

Submissions should be made via the online form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the submission, the full names (first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author and select the appropriate submission track.

Full paper:
Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 22 January 2015 Authors are advised that this is a final date. Earlier submission of the full paper helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to Carol Sheasby with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.

Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee. Author registration and payment must be completed by 21 May 2015 and there are special discounts available for earlybird registration and group bookings, including a special reduced rate for supervisors and students attending together.

Important information:
The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English. We do offer proof-reading services.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration). Author registration must be completed by 21 May 2015.
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee.
Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
4 December 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance:
11 December 2014

Full paper due for review (see note):
22 January 2015

Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):
2 April 2015

Earlybird registration closes
16 April 2015

Final paper due: (with requested changes)
30 April 2015

Final author registration date
21 May 2015