Deadline for submissions extended: 31 August 2007 (for all contributions)

Deadline for submissions extended: 31 August 2007 (for all contributions)

Post by natty200 » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:07:43

eadline for submissions extended: 31 August 2007 (for all

IADIS International Conference on
Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA
December 7 - 9, 2007 - Algarve, Portugal

Endorsed by the Japanese Society of Information and Systems in

* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Professor Paul A. Kirschner, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Professor Angelique Dimitracopoulou, University of the Aegean, Greece

* Tutorial Expert (confirmed):
Paul Barach, University of Miami, USA

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS CELDA 2007 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, oral presentations for
discussion-oriented papers, and poster sessions for work-in-progress.
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 2007 proceedings
will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a
special issue of the International Journal on Technology, Instruction,
Cognition and Learning (TICL) - ISSN: 1540-0182 (print) / 1540-0174

* 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
- 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: 31 August 2007
- Notification to Authors: until 28 September 2007
- Final Camera-Re