Track 1. Digital Systems for Open Access to Education and Learning (i-OPENLearn@ ICALT2017)

Track Chairs

Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Carlo Giovannella, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Pelliccione Lina Pelliccione, Curtin University, Australia
Panagiotis Zervas, CERTH & University of Piraeus [Co-ordinator - pzervas@iti.gr]

Track Program Committee

  • Avgoustos Tsinakos, Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece
  • Christian M. Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Jun Hu, Eindhoven University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University ‘St. Kl. Ohridski’, Bulgaria
  • Kumiko Aoki, The Open University of Japan, Japan
  • Li Zhang, Northumbria University, UK
  • Lina Pelliccione, Curtin University, Australia
  • Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Martin Llamas-Nistal, Universida de Vigo, Spain
  • Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Panagiotis Zervas, CERTH & University of Piraeus
  • Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
  • Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet, Belgium
  • Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, UK
  • Sandhya Kode, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India
  • Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Telmo Zarraonandia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Tore Hoel, Oslo University College, Norway
  • Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Yuan-Jen Chang,  Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Over the past years, openness in education and learning has become a key issue in Technology-enhanced Learning, with several initiatives that have been developed worldwide. Currently, Open Access to Educational Resources (mainly, academic courses and learning objects) Initiatives are turning to mainstream policies and practices. Nowadays, key research challenges for the future of openness initiatives involves open access to resources, practices, tools, services, people and spaces in an effective and interoperable manner, as well as strategic approaches like crowd collaboration and making practices. The main objective of the i-OPENLearn@ICALT2016 track is to bring together researchers and practitioners to present their research results and to debate about future research directions in the area of Open Educational Resources and Open Access as well as more generally on openness in education and learning.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning
  • Open Standards and Federated Repositories for Education and Learning
  • Open Learning Eco-systems and Platforms
  • Open Learning Processes and Methodologies
  • Open Linked Data for Education and Learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses - Open Educational Resources and Practices
  • Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs and other openness initiatives
  • MOOCs and Big Data
  • Open Flipped Classrooms : Pedagogical Design, Policies, Practices
  • Interaction Design in Open Education and Learning
  • Novel competences and roles for openness in education and learning
  • Strategies and Policies for Open Access in Education and Training
  • Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning

Important dates about ICALT 2017 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 1 CfP can be downloaded from here:

  • .txt version
  • .doc version