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Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud
were published by Springer,
Communications in Computer and Information Science.

Conference Theme

Technologies changing the way we teach and learn: social media, MOOC and big data

Call for papers

The 4th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud (LTEC 2015) will be held conjunction with KMO 2015. It will provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing research and presentation of your work. We welcome researchers from both industry and academia to submit original results of their works.
Technologies have impacted the ways we learn and teach. The need for continuous just-in-time training has made learning technology an indispensible part of life for workers. The necessity to disseminate information to large masses in education has led to an explosion of various technological innovations in that field. Today, there are various technologies that can be used for teaching and learning. These include tools such as social media, MOOC, big data and cloud. We are also living in a world of increased mobility where proliferation of mobile technologies is creating a host of new anytime and anywhere learning for students. Higher education will vigorously adopt new teaching approaches, propelled by opportunity and efficiency as well as student and parent demands.

The 4th LTEC (2015) will examine these technologies that are changing the way teachers teach and students learn while giving special emphasis to the pedagogically effective ways you can harness these new technologies in education. This conference will provide the ideal opportunity to present your research to an international audience. It offers participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies. You will be able to listen to experts from different countries, representing all continents.

If you wish to learn more about how technology is influencing the learning/teaching in education, then do not miss the opportunity to come to LTEC (2015).


Important dates

Submission of paper February 28, 2015 (ext.)
Submission of tutorial January 31, 2015 (ext.)
Author notification March 16, 2015 (ext.)
Early Registration April 10, 2015
Camera ready April 10, 2015
Conference date 24 - 28 August, 2015

Conference topics

The workshop invites researchers, practitioners and academics to present their research findings, works in progress, case studies and conceptual advances in areas of work relating to cloud computing, social media, big data, learning analytics, MOOCs and other work in technology for education. It brings together researchers across all educational sectors, from primary years, to informal learning, to higher education across a range of disciplines from humanities to computer science, media and cultural studies with different perspectives, experiences and knowledge in one location. It aims to help practitioners find ways of putting research into practice and for researchers to gain an understanding of real-world problems, needs and aspirations.
The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Adaptive e-learning technologies
  • Adoption of Learning Technology
  • Analytics projects for institutional efficiency and effectiveness
  • Applications and Integration of E-education
  • Assessment approaches
  • Assessment in e-learning
  • Assessment in Learning
  • Asynchronous Interaction
  • Barrier-free e-learning
  • Best practice in e-learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Blended learning strategies
  • Building Communities of Learning
  • Business model for using MOOCs
  • Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning
  • Cloud computing and e-learning
  • Cloud Computing for E-Learning
  • Cloud for learning
  • Collaboration in e-learning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Communities of Practice
  • Community based e-learning
  • Computer and Web Based Software
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Computer-aided Assessment
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Constructivist Perspectives
  • Content and Multimedia Applications
  • Course Development Strategies
  • Cultural differences in e-learning
  • Data Analytics and Big Data in Education
  • Data Analytics in Higher Education and Training
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Mining and Web Mining in Education
  • Data Security in e-learning systems
  • Design of Learning Technology
  • Development of e-learning materials
  • Didactics of e-learning
  • Diffusion of Innovation in Education
  • Digital Libraries for e-Learning
  • Distance Learning vs. eLearning
  • Distributed E-learning Environments Reality
  • E-Assessment and New Assessment Theories and Methodologies
  • Educational Innovations and Best Practices
  • Educational Technology and Globalization
  • E-learning Analytic approaches, methods, and tools
  • E-learning Evaluation and Content
  • E-learning in distance education
  • E-learning in Web 3.0
  • E-learning on mobile devices
  • E-learning Platforms, Portals
  • E-learning Portals
  • E-learning systems
  • E-learning theory
  • E-learning/Mobile Learning/Distance Learning/Virtual Learning
  • Emerging technologies and shifting business models in Higher Education and Training
  • Emerging Technologies in Education
  • Emerging tools for education
  • E-Portfolios
  • Evaluation of Learning Technologies
  • Future of Learning Technology
  • Game-based learning and systems
  • Games for Learning
  • Gamification in e-learning
  • How can analytics help distil university business strategy and governance outcomes
  • Immersive Learning and Multimedia applications
  • Implications of big data in education
  • Implications of learning analytics for the academic mission - informing learning and teaching decisions
  • Individual e-learning
  • Informal learning
  • Infrastructure, Technology and Techniques
  • Innovation and Change In Education
  • Integrated Learning and Educational Environments
  • Intelligent Learning Systems
  • Intelligent Tutoring and Monitoring Systems
  • Interaction in e-learning
  • Interactive multimedia in education and training
  • IoT for learning
  • Issues in learning analytics such as ethics, cultural transitions, capacity building, etc
  • Knowledge Management for Learning Technology
  • Learning analytics
  • Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining
  • Learning and Knowledge Management
  • Learning as a Service
  • Learning in a Digital Age
  • Learning Objects and Standard
  • Learning Technology for Lifelong Learning
  • Learning Technology in Industry and Universities
  • Learning tools experiences and Cases of Study
  • Life e-learning
  • Life Long Learning and Technology
  • Life Long Learning, MOOC's and Data Analytics
  • Management of e-learning
  • Meeting the needs of a mobile and connected generation
  • Mobile Learning
  • MOOCs in practice
  • Multimedia in e-learning
  • Multimedia Support of Language and Culture
  • Opportunities and challenges in the use of data analytics in the learning
  • Pedagogical Issues
  • Pervasive Learning and Embedded Ubiquitous Learning
  • Professional Development and Teacher Training
  • Quality control in e-learning
  • Responsive/ Multi-Device Learning
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies for Learning Systems
  • Service User Technology
  • Simulations and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Social media in e-learning
  • Social networking in e-learning
  • Social Networks for Learning
  • Smart Education
  • Standardization, Reusability and Interoperability Issues
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Standards in e-learning
  • Students as Partners in Learning Design and Research
  • Supporting e-learners
  • Systems and Technologies in E-education
  • Technology Adoption and Diffusion of E-learning
  • Technology Enhanced Science Learning
  • Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
  • The concept of sharing for e-learning and e-teaching
  • The future of MOOCs
  • The role of teachers in e-learning
  • Theoretical Bases of e-Learning Environments
  • Tracking learning activities
  • Ubiquitous Learning
  • Usability in Learning Technology
  • Uses of Multimedia
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Wearable computing technology In e-learning
  • Web 2.0 and Social computing for learning
  • Web 2.0 and Social Computing for Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Web 2.0 Technologies and The Classroom
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning
  • Workplace E-learning
  • Work-related Learning

Submission of full papers, short and position papers from all aspects of learning technology and education will be welcome. Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the-art work.

Tutorial

In addition to the conference, there will be pre conference tutorials relating to the state of the art in the topics of the conference. Invitation for submission to the tutorial can be found below.


Instructions for Authors

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited. Full paper and all other submissions deadline is 6th, February, 2015. These papers will follow an academic review process. All papers are blind reviewed.

Publication of the proceedings will be in Communications in Computer and Information Science. This series is indexed by DBLP.

IMPORTANT: Please do not include the author(s) information in the FIRST submission of the paper, in order for double-blind review to be carried out.

Review Process:

LTEC 2015 welcomes the submission of papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field, based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Submitting Papers:

All papers must be formatted according to the Springer template. Full papers must be minimum 10 pages and maximum 15 pages, short papers must be minimum 8 pages and maximum 12 pages in length including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (WORD or PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page. Those writing in LaTex, upload PDF format for first submission and all LaTeX files in camera ready papers.

Publication:

Accepted papers will be included in LTEC 2015 Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. Publication of the proceedings is planned in Publication of the proceedings will be in Communications in Computer and Information Science. This series is indexed by DBLP.

Special Issue:

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend and revise their papers for submission to the special issue of International Journal of Learning Technology published by Inderscience.

Tutorial Proposal

Besides the main program, KMO 2015 will host a number of tutorials on the first day of the conference (24th August, 2015). We solicit proposals for tutorials for presentation at the conference.

Topics of Interest

Tutorials should address topics that fall in the general scope of KMO 2015, LTEC 2015.
  • The topic must be a state of the art research topic with a clear focus on a specific problem, technology or application,
  • There should be a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.


Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages. Proposals should contain the following information:
  • Title of tutorial,
  • Abstract (200 words),
  • Description of topic and relevance to KMO,
  • Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day),
  • Tutorial organizer(s) and their qualifications,
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time,
  • Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge,
  • Required materials (e.g. will you need internet access, lab access, specific software installed?),
  • Intended audience and expected number of participants.

Data regarding the presenter(s) (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short description of their expertise, experience in teaching and tutorial presentation. Please submit proposals by E-mail (in PDF format) to L.uden@staffs.ac.uk OR iting@nuk.edu.tw [Lorna or Derrick].


Important dates

Submission of tutorial January 31, 2015 (ext.)
Submission of paper February 6, 2015
Author notification March 1, 2015
Early Registration April 10, 2015
Camera ready April 25, 2015
Conference date 24 - 28 August, 2015

Benefits to the Tutorial Presenter

  • Free conference registration (including conference bag, proceedings, coffee breaks, lunch, conference banquet).
  • Free accommodation during the conference period
  • Free airport transfer between airport and hotel.