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Conference Themes & Call for Papers

The conference is an opportunity to participate in a forum for the critical examination and analysis of research in networked learning ie learning and teaching carried out largely via the Internet/Web which emphasises dialogical learning, collaborative and cooperative learning, group work, interaction with on-line materials, knowledge production and design for learning. The focus of the conference is network learning in formal or informal settings in higher education and lifelong learning.

Papers critically reporting on the results of research and evaluation in Networked Learning are invited on the main themes of:

  • Theory: perspectives and paradigms (e.g. sociomaterialism, networked individualism)
  • Methods: research design, data and analysis (e.g. learning analytics, big data, phenomenography, ANT and post-ANT)
  • Debates: critical ideas and emerging issues (e.g. sustainability, open and public, democracy, occupy, posthumanism, digital scholarship)
  • Design: architectures, spaces, mobilities and pedagogies (e.g. MOOCs, communities and networks of practice)

Conference papers are peer reviewed by international researchers, and published in electronic proceedings and online.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to contribute to the edited book series on networked learning published by Springer, New York.

We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:

  • Symposia: 1.5 hours: You convene, organise and invite 3/4 participants on a chosen theme.

Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references). The Symposium Organiser collects all papers from the authors, and precedes them with an outline of the symposium, stating title/theme and providing a rational for the symposium. Symposia organisers are free to decide on how their Symposium is run eg as an interactive panel-participants discussion; ‘traditional’ presentation of papers with short questions and answers; some other method.

  • Individual research papers, and papers critically examining conceptual issues.

Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references).

  • Short papers (to be presented as Pecha Kucha)

Each short paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper with a minimum of 2 pages and maximum of 4 pages (including references).

A Pecha Kucha (pronounced: "peh-cha-ku-cha'') presentation is an informal, engaging and highly visual presentation of 20 slides, each one exactly 20 seconds, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.These sessions are intended to communicate quickly and efficiently research in progress.

Full details on submission & templates.

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