Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 ALERT EDU: ICALT2014 Track 16 Call for papers: Virtual Worlds in Education and Training, July 7-10, 2014

ICALT2014 Track 16, call for papers 
Virtual Worlds in Education and Training, 
July 7-10, 2014 
Submissions due by February 1, 2014

 ICALT2014The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning 
July 7-10, 2014  Athens, Greece
To respond the increasing demands of exploiting virtual worlds in practical educational settings, the Track on Virtual Worlds in Education and Training (VWET@ICALT2014) invites the researchers and practitioners of educational and training applications in virtual worlds such as Second Life, online games, virtual reality, augmented reality, OpenSim, etc. to submit original research work
Invited topics:
  • Theories behind online education in Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Worlds pedagogy and learning design
  • Virtual Worlds learning infrastructures
  • Socio-cultural perspectives and implications of education in Virtual Worlds
  • Teachers’ professional development for translation and scaling up of Virtual World educational/training models
  • An overview of education’s K-12 program for Virtual Worlds users
  • Virtual Worlds for self-directed learning/training
  • Virtual Worlds for collaborative and socio-constructivist learning/training
  • Virtual World communities for users, builders, developers and administrators
  • Virtual World environments on special learning domains (e.g., foreign language learning, science education, social science study, etc.)
  • Soft and hard technologies of Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Worlds in open, distance and flexible learning contexts
  • Virtual Worlds in informal learning (e.g., libraries, academic support services, student societies/guilds, careers, alumni, marketing and recruitment)
  • Virtual worlds in general and special needs education
  • Virtual Worlds and serious games
  • Education role-play experiments in Virtual Worlds
Important Dates
  • February 1, 2014: Submissions of papers (Full paper, Short paper, Poster)
  • March 17, 2014: Authors' Notification on the review process results
  • April 18, 2014: Authors' Registration Deadline
  • May 9, 2014: Final Camera-Ready Manuscript and IEEE Copyright Form submission
  • May 26, 2014: Early Bird Registration
  • July 7-10, 2014: ICALT2014 Conference
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