International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

 

Guatemala, 15 & 16 / November 2012. Attention, submission extended to 7/Oct.

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) or  Cloud Education Environments (CEE) 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. Cloud Education Accesibility
    6. 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 extended to 7/Oct
  • Notification of acceptance 10/Oct
  • Camera-ready submissions (6 pages) 4/Nov

Papers only prepared according to the IEEE guidelines for authors here http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.

 

Conference language

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

Proceedings:

Update (Dec/2012): The proceedings have been published from CEUR Workshop Proceedings and are available online at: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-945.

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 (JCR, The impact factor of J.UCS is 0.669).

Organizers

Rocael Hernandez Rizzardini, Galileo University, Guatemala

Hans-Christian Schmitz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom

Organization Committee

Byron Linares, Galileo University, Guatemala

Workshop Cost

November 15 & 16 :

Before October 25 : US $80
After October 25    : US $100

includes:  Coffee breaks and Lunch

Please contact organization for payment options

Venue, Travel, Accommodation

Workshop will be held in Antigua Guatemala, UNESCO world-heritage.

Workshop venue and hotel: Portal Hotel, transportation airport-hotel-airport is available (45 mins by private transportation). Portal Hotel is one of the most lovely and nice hotels in Antigua Guatemala. Secure transportation will be arranged, all international visitors will be picked at airport in private transportation, contact organization to arrange your arrival. Other hotels (for restricted budgets) are available (click here) or please contact organization for more information.

Optional tours will be arranged to Guatemalan must-see attractions such as largest Ancient Mayan city Tikal and its amazing Pyramids, Lake Atitlan and others. Special 2012 end-of-age Mayan tours will be available. If schedule allows, we recommend spending at least 3 days in our country.

Flying to Guatemala: Major U.S. airlines fly to Guatemala (United, AA, others) and major European Airlines (Lufthansa, KLM, others) have connections through U.S. hubs such as Miami. Iberia has a direct flight from Madrid to Guatemala. South American airlines such as Taca & Copa have also many daily flights.

The local organization group is able to help with reservations, transportation, tours, etc. Contact for any question or requests.

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 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.

Why Technology Enhanced Learning @ Guatemala?

Watch what international experts have to say about recent events in TEL organized @ Galileo in Guatemala.

Contact Information

Comité Organizador

Galileo University

Guatemala

Phone: +502 2423800 ext 7411/7412

w.cloud.education.environments@galileo.edu