Thursday, 10 May 2012

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

Moodle is still going steady and leading the community based LMS world. I love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot.

The Dutch MoodleMoot is planned for 30 May 2012 and you can find more information (in Dutch) here. And as a keynote they give the floor to Hans de Zwart (English blog) who is the innovation manager for global learning technologies with Shell. It will be a great Moodle meeting moment.

Alice Jesmont pointed me towards the upcoming alledgetly first Moodle research conference that will take place from 14 - 15 September 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece (what a great location!).
More information can be found here: 

Deadline for submissions: 14 May 2012

And the description off the event is as follows: "The Moodle Scientific Conference will become a major event for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners - sharing experiences, research achievements and innovative developments with Moodle. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an event dedicated to research and development (R&D) on learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods.

The conference venue is a beautiful location in the historic island of Crete, Greece.  Participants will have opportunities to connect with peers and learn about new Moodle R&D trends and debate research ideas that could improve the design of Moodle in the future.

We invite scientists and practitioners to submit manuscripts (full papers or posters) critically reporting on quantitative and qualitative research results concerning learning with Moodle.

Topics

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments on the following topics:

•             Research studies and case studies on teaching with Moodle
•             Mobile Learning with Moodle
•             Innovative Moodle plugins 
•             Learning Analytics in Moodle
•             Collaborative Learning with Moodle
•             Moodle communities of practice
•             Interoperability with Moodle
•             Accessibility in Moodle
•             Adaptivity in Moodle


Paper submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit
·         Research papers - of up to 8 pages, including figures and references
·         Posters and research in progress that should be up to 1000 words in length.

Submission will be made by the conference management system EasyChair conference management system. All submissions will undergo a blind peer review process involving two program committee members.
Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings (with ISBN) in an open access, online-only version. The proceedings will be available online approximately one month prior to the conference opening

Important Dates
14 May 2012: Submission of manuscripts
11 June 2012: Notification of acceptance
9 July 2012: Submission of final copy of accepted papers
16 July 2012: Early Bird Deadline
14th and 15th September 2012: MoodleSco2012 Conference

Keynote speaker:
Martin Dougiamas, Founder of Moodle

Venue
Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete[http://www.maris.gr/creta.aspx ].

More Info

URL: http://research.moodle.net/