CELDA 2008

Received this today via email and thought I'd share. I won't be able to attend this conference. If anyone gets to go, I'd love to learn more. Cheers, Mechelle : )


Deadline for submissions (extended): 20 June 2008 (for all contributions)                            IADIS International Conference on             Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2008)                    October 13 - 15, 2008 - Freiburg, Germany                              (http://www.celda-conf.org/)     Co-organised by: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg     Endorsed by the Japanese Society of Information and Systems in Education * Conference background and goals The IADIS CELDA 2008 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been identified. However innovative contributions that do not easily fit into these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly related to the overall theme of the conference ? cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age. * Format of the Conference The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations for discussion-oriented papers. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM.  Authors of the best published papers in the CELDA 2008 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a special issue of the Educational Technology Research and Development Journal (ETR&D) - ISSN: 1042-1629 (print version) ISSN: 1556-6501 (electronic version).  * Types of submissions Full papers, Short Papers and Reflection papers. All submissions will go through a double-blind refereeing process with at least two international experts.  * Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas: - Acquisition of expertise- Assessing progress of learning in complex domains - Assessment of exploratory learning approaches - Assessment of exploratory technologies - Cognition in education - Collaborative learning - Educational psychology - Exploratory technologies (such as simulations, VR, i-TV and so on) - Just-in-time and Learning-on-Demand - Learner Communities and Peer-Support - Learning Communities & Web Service Technologies - Pedagogical Issues Related with Learning Objects - Learning Paradigms in Academia - Learning Paradigms in Corporate Sector - Life-long Learning - Student-Centered Learning - Technology and mental models - Technology, learning and expertise - Virtual University  * Important Dates: - Submission Deadline (extended): 20 June 2008
- Notification to Authors: until 14 July 2008
- Early Registration: Until 31 July 2008
- Late Registration: After 31 July 2008
- Final Camera-Ready Submission: Until 15 August 2008 * Conference Location The conference will be held in Freiburg, Germany.   * Secretariat IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELDA 2008Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal E-mail: secretariat@celda-conf.org     Web site: http://www.celda-conf.org/ * Program Committee  Conference Co-ChairsPedro Isaias, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), PortugalDirk Ifenthaler, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany Program Co-ChairsKinshuk, Athabasca University, CanadaDemetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece J. Michael Spector, Florida State University, USA Committee Members: please see http://www.celda-conf.org/committees.asp for updated list. * Co-located Conference: This conference is co-located with the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008 (http://www.internet-conf.org/) - participants of one conference may attend the sessions from the other conference at no extra charges.