International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

 

Guatemala, 15 & 16 / November 2012.

This workshop will focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing cloud education environments, both from a teaching and a learning perspective. Best papers will be selected for submission of an extended version in a Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments of the Journal of Universal Computer Science.

Cloud Learning Environments (CLEs) consider the cloud as a large ecosystem, which is not owned by any educational organization. Within this ecosystem, learners and educators act as the users and producers of cloud-based learning services. They have complete control over the choice, use and sharing of the learning tools and content provided by these services. This approach has the potential to enable and facilitate both formal and informal learning. It allows learners to learn anywhere and at anytime. It also facilitates collaboration among learners and educators. Additionally, the openness, sharing and reusability of learning tools and content on the web are technically enabled and promoted.

Topics of Interest

  1. Learning Tools
    1. Learning tools experiences and Cases of Study
    2. Social Environments
    3. Content and Multimedia Applications
    4. Story Telling Tools
    5. Other type of tools
  2. Pedagogical Approaches and Learning Contexts
    1. Personal Learning Environments
    2. Self Regulated Learning
    3. Learning Artifacts
    4. Pedagogical approaches for multiple learning environments.
    5. Modeling Languages
    6. Assessment approaches
  3. Orchestration
    1. Orchestration approaches for learning using several tools
    2. Prototype experiences of learning orchestration
    3. User Interface Management
  4. Interoperability
    1. Standards and Specifications
    2. Internet of Services and Technology Enhanced Learning
    3. Reference Implementations
    4. Virtual Learning Environments and Tools integration
    5. Integration Experiences and Cases of Study
    6. Authentication and identity handling on service based scenarios
    7. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), with education purposes.
  5. Business Models
    1. Learning as a Service
    2. Service models of educational institutions
    3. Ethical Aspects

Important Dates:

  • Extended Abstracts (2 pages) by 30/Sept
  • Notification of acceptance 10/Oct
  • Camera-ready submissions (6 pages) 4/Nov

Papers only prepared according to the JUCS’s guidelines for authors and submitted online will be included in the review process. Illustrations and tables must be provided as integrated parts of the manuscript. The guidelines for authors are available at http://www.jucs.org/ujs/jucs/info/submissions/style_guide.html

Conference language

English is the official conference language. Online participation (presentation of papers only) is also possible.

Proceedings:

The proceedings will be published on the Web (online) with an ISSN number for the proceedings.

Each workshop paper will be peer-reviewed (members of the Programme Committee). Following the Formatting Guidelines.

Best papers will be selected for submission of an extended version in a Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments of the Journal of Universal Computer Science.

Organizers

Rocael Hernandez Rizzardini, Galileo University, Guatemala

Hans-Christian Schmitz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom

Programme Committee

To be announced

Organization Committee

Byron Linares, Galileo University, Guatemala

Venue, Travel, Accommodation

Workshop will be held in Antigua Guatemala, UNESCO world-heritage. Further details will be published in the following weeks. Full accommodation, secure transportation and tour will be arranged.

This workshop is a sequel of several previous international events organized by Galileo University in Guatemala related to Technology Enhanced Learning, the most recent experience was the ICBL held in November 2011 in Guatemala, with over 200 hundred participants, many of them from Europe and the U.S..

Contact

Contact at: w.cloud.education.environments@galileo.edu

Workshop Enabling Successful Self-Regulation in Open Learning Environments

Additionally will be organized a workshop on the ROLE project.

The invitation to participate is open for regional institutions, Guatemala and Central America, and international institutions.

First session:

Introduction to PLEs and ROLE.

Self Regulated Learning, introduction, case studies, technologies.

Lessons learned from the ROLE test-beds

Hands-on activity: Try out the ROLE tools in order to build your PLE

Target audience: Professors, educators, etc.

Second session:

Self Regulated Learning Technologies, the ROLE approach, services & framework.

Target audience: Information Technology Directors of Educational and Corporate institutions interested to learn about how to implement ROLE software and what are the available services, etc.

 

Contact Information

Comité Organizador

Galileo University

Guatemala

Phone: +502 2423800 ext 7411/7412

cee@galileo.edu