Friday, November 14, 2003

Call for Paper | Informing Science+Information Technology Education Joint Conference

Event: Informing Science+Information Technology Education Joint Conference
Deadline: November 30th 2003
Venue: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Date: June 25-28, 2004
Fee: The basic conference fees is US $390. [Discount available for early payment, author, and reviewer]

The InSITE (Informing Science + IT Education) conference solicits your finest submissions in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through information technology. In addition, papers on IT education are specifically invited.

All submissions undergo blind review by three or more external referees.

Informing Science: The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas: Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together.

Best Papers: Authors of "Best Papers" will be invited to have their papers fast tracked for publication in one of our journals.

Special Topics: Quality papers on the topics of Misinforming/ Misinformation and Bias will be fast tracked for inclusion in a special issue of the journal Informing Science

Posted by haxa on November 14, 2003 at 02:53 PM in Events, Learning Technologies | Permalink | Comments (23) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Event | «Engineering the Knowledge Society» (EKS) «Information technology supporting human development»

Organizer: WFEO (World Federation of Engineering organization), World Summit on the Information Sociey, & the IFIP
Date: December 11, 14.00 – 18.00 hrs
December 12, 9.00 – 13.00
Venue: Palexpo in Geneva (rooms O&N).
Details on the event is within this pdf file Download file

Dr. Mohan Raj Gurubatham, the Associate Professor at the International Business School, University Technology Malaysia informed me about this event. Read further his keynote address on Culture, Interactivity & Involvement that was presented at the etrain2003 Conference on Friday 11 July 2003. Full proceeding of the keynote address is available here.

Abstract of the keynote address:
Enabling technologies must recognize the difference between procedural skills and non-routine skills and thinking. Procedural skills are routine, and can be automatised. Most functionality and content tap procedural memory. Most business e-training content is of this genre in competency level.

Non-routine skills and thinking involve higner-level cognitive activity that activates cultural scripts or schema. Culture–pertinent design features are governed by paradigms that invoke relevant assumptions about self, society and the ecosystem

Both conscious and deeper unconscious values are involved in such thinking. Human coaching and discovery of these values and/or e-learning simulations that can facilitate these are strategically important in organisational learning. How can we parsimoniously model these processes?

A model of interactivity versus involvement is proposed. This model frames and captures tasks, behaviours, thinking, feeling and cultural assumptions that can drive the guiding principles for the next generation of e- learning.

Posted by haxa on November 12, 2003 at 02:59 PM in Events, Knowledge Management | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Event | Workshop: Implementing SCORM in your organization

From the Singapore E-Learning Competency Center website
Date: 8th - 9th December 2003
Time: 0900hr - 1700hr
Venue: ECC Training Lab NIE1-B1-08
NIE Administration Building
National Institute of Education,
1 Nanyang Walk,
Singapore 637616

Please note that payment is required with registration and must be received prior to the event to guarantee your place. Walk-in delegates will only be admitted on the basis of seat availability and with immediate full cheque payment.

You will be entitled to a 10% early bird discount if you register before 30th November 2003. 10% discount for 3 or more participants from the same organisation is also applicable.
Target Audience:
E-learning developers and managers

Objectives of course:
Upon the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Explain the goals of the SCORM specification
Identify the eLearning areas in your organization of which the areas can be made compliant to the SCORM specification
Explain how eLearning content can be made SCORM compliant
Explain how the eLearning system can be made SCORM compliant

Overview of learning technology standards
The SCORM Specification
Compliance, Conformance and Certification
E-learning infrastructure

Case for reusable learning objects
Content production process requirements
Converting existing content into SCORM-compliant formats
SCORM content testing

LMS versus LCMS
Different types of LMS
Checking your LMS for SCORM compliance
Integrating a Learning Object Repository to an LMS

Case Study of a SCORM implementation

Posted by haxa on November 12, 2003 at 12:02 PM in Events, Learning Objects, Standards & Guidelines | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Event | 6th E-Learning Practitioners Forum - Learning from The [email protected] Federation.

From the Singapore E-Learning Competency Center website
Date: 14th November 2003, Friday
Time: 1430hr-1700hr
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Level 1, Block 7,
National Institute of Education,
1 Nanyang Walk,
Singapore 637616

Invitation to E-Learning Practitioners Forum - Learning from The [email protected] Federation

1400hr - 1430hr Registration
1430hr - 1530hr Presentation on The [email protected] Federation Initiative Susan Atkin, Manager, Educational Design and Quality Assurance
The Learning Federation Schools Online Curriculum Content Initiative
1530hr - 1600hr Tea Break
1600hr - 1700hr Question and Answer

About the Presentation:
The [email protected] Federation is an initiative of State and Federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. Over the period 2001-2006 the Initiative aims to develop online interactive curriculum content specifically for Australian and New Zealand schools. The Initiative will support teachers in enhancing student learning thereby greatly improving educational outcomes for students.

The presentation will provide an overview of the project including the approach of the initiative to learning object based content development and the development of systems for the input and delivery of high quality curriculum online by a range of approved content developers to an agreed set of specifications. Susan will focus at the forum on strategies and processes adopted to support the distributed development of high quality online content.

Posted by haxa on November 12, 2003 at 11:57 AM in Events, Highlights: Projects & Implementations | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack