Workshop09-Ce-Learning2016

The 5th International Workshop on Collaboration and e-Learning
(Ce-Learning 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: August 05, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION 
Shifting to knowledge based society, high level educational environments are required with which it is possible to continue to learn for anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The area of e-Learning realizes such kind of educational environments because distributed learners can learn collaboratively with multimedia contents anytime and anywhere by employing collaborative e-Learning technologies.

Collaborative e-learning technologies include a variety of approaches that involve joint intellectual effort by learners and instructors. In such learning contexts, collaborative learning happens when groups of learning seekers work together to search for understanding or meaning or build a new competency, and/or learning providers and pedagogues deliver joint solutions to create a learning product.

In addition collaborative e-learning involves other issues related to the software and hardware architectures that underlie e-learning systems, or the evaluation and effectiveness of these systems using techniques such as learning analytics.

This workshop solicits researches for systems and concepts which offer high quality education with thinking of learners' convenience, such as collaborative learning systems, sharing and exchanging systems, monitoring/mentoring systems, learning design and pedagogy in technology-enhanced learning, design and development of e-learning systems, MOOCs, quality in e-learning, and learning analytics.

E-Learning outcomes have been judged to be equivalent or superior to face-to-face instructions at many institutions and it has the same educational effect on learners in instructors' impressions. Hence, this is a promising field with a lot of potentials which should be assessed carefully.

We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government and industry, in order to go forward toward new collaborative information technology systems for e-Learning.

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES 
e-Learning is a collaborative discipline by nature: educators collaborate to develop their contents and courses. Students collaborate to solve problems and to make projects. Finally, educators and students collaborate among them during the educative process. 

At present educational processes in academia and industry are inconceivable without the presence of collaborative e-Learning tools for content development, knowledge sharing or problem resolution. 

This workshop on Collaborative e-Learning – to be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016) – invites researchers and practitioners in academia, government and industry to submit their original works about technical, pedagogical or social networks experiences in collaborative e-Learning. 

Ce-Learning Workshop Topics of Interest includebut not limited to:
Technical Topics 
  • Big Data and Learning Analytics
  • Cloud Computing in e-Learning
  • Collaborative Learning Systems and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools
  • Intelligent Educational Systems
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Learning Web Services
  • Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
  • Mobile Learning and Collaboration Technologies
  • Monitoring/Mentoring Systems
  • Smart Collaborative Learning Environments
  • Software and hardware architecture of e-learning systems
  • Virtual Campuses and Classrooms
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
  • Web 2.0 and e-Learning 
Pedagogical Topics
  • Best Practices to Promote Cooperative Learning
  • Designing e-Learning Settings and Tasks
  • e-Learning Assessment 
  • e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies and Models
  • Ethical Issues in e-Learning
  • Learning Design Technology
  • Learning Theories and Approaches for e-Learning
  • Online Assessment and Impact Studies
  • Pedagogy in Technology-enhanced Learning
  • Semantic Web and Ontologies for Learning Systems
  • Virtual Worlds and e-Learning
Socio-Organizational Topics 
  • Collaborative Content Development
  • Collaborative Courseware Development
  • Community Building
  • e-Moderating, e-Tutoring, e-Facilitating
  • Groupware
  • Knowledge Management/Sharing
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Media for Group Works
  • Network Learning Games
  • Organizational Collaboration
  • Social Support Software for e-Learning
  • Use of Social Networks
  • Videogames in e-Learning 

PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to  e-Learning & collaboration systems and related topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. The templates are posted at http://cts2016.cisedu.info/6-participants/author-s-info.  

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=celearningcts2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- August 05, 2016 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----  September 02, 2016 
Conference Dates:  ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016 

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

      Cecilia Sanz                                            
           Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) 
           Buenos Aires, Argentina 
           Phone: +54 221  422-7707
           Email:   
csanz@lidi.info.unlp.edu.ar       

      Nour El Mawas                                            
           
Télécom Bretagne, Institut Mines-Télécom
           Brest, France
           Phone: +33 2 29 00 14 17
           Fax:     +33 2 29 00 12 82            
           Email:   nour.elmawas@telecom-bretagne.eu       

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.
  • Esma Aimeur, University of Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Naif Radi Aljohani, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Luis E. Anido Rifón, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Sandra Baldassarri, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Narjes Bellamine, ISI & Laboratoire RIADI / ENSI, France 
  • Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI, Greece
  • Mohamed Amine Chatti, Informatik 9 - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Armando De Giusti, Universidad de La Plata, Argentine
  • Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Genova, Italy
  • Ana María Fernández-Pampillón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Mikhail Fominykh, Molde University College, Norway
  • Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Jean-Marie Gilliot, Télécom-Bretagne Institut Mines-Télécom, France
  • Tiong-Thye Goh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Huei-Tse Hou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • María Blanca Ibanez Espiga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Dirk Ifenthaler, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
  • Monica Landoni, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
  • Stefanie Lindstaedt, Knowledge Technologies Institute, Technical University of Graz, Austria
  • Xiaoqing (Frank) Liu, University of Arkansas, AR, USA
  • Pedro Jose Munoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Antonio Navarro Martín, La Universidad Complutense, Spain
  • Danilo Pani, DIEE - University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Francesca Pozzi, Instituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Genova, Italy
  • Aviva Sugar Chmiel, IUFRS, Switzerland 

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

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