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2014.11.22 08:17:08

 OER Research Hub recently had published the OER Evidence Report 2013-2014, this report provides a focus for research, designed to give answers to the overall question ‘What is the impact of OER on learning and teaching practices?’ and identify the particular influence of openness. 

This report is the collaboration of OERRH with projects across four education sectors (K12, college, higher education and informal) extending a network of research with shared methods and shared results. 

The project combines:

  • Targeted research collaboration with high profile OER projects
  • A programme of international fellowship
  • Global networking and expertise in OER implementation and evaluation
  • A hub for research data and excellence in practice

This report is an interim review of evidence recorded against the key hypotheses that focus the research of the OER Research Hub project.

Please click here to read the report.

Resource: http://oerresearchhub.org/2014/11/19/oer-evidence-report-2013-2014/
Copyright: CC-by

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2014.11.22 08:10:52

Here is the Robert Farrow's slides which he presented during Open Education 2014 on Ethics, openness and the future of education. If you are interested in this subject, you can check out OERRH Ethics Manual and the section on ethics (week 2) of OER Research Hub's Open Research course.

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2014.11.17 06:43:02

Policy favorable to OER is a critical component of the entire open education movement. OER policies currently exist at many levels: international, national, regional, local, and institutional. You can explore various OER policies around the world on the OER Policy Map maintained by the OER Research Hub. Creative Commons also maintains a list of proposed and adopted OER policies that is well-worth your perusal. As I have traveled hither and yon these past few months meeting with Hewlett grantees and others involved and interested in OER, the policy issue has continually surfaced as an important theme. These conversations have caused me to think more deeply about the role of policy in accomplishing Hewlett’s goal of mainstreaming OER.

Dr. Vance Randall, an expert in both education policy and educating about education policy (and former advisor to Senator Orrin Hatch) argues that policy is nearly always created to a solve a particular problem or set of problems. From this perspective, the best way to understand an existing policy is to identify the problem(s) it was created to solve (not always an easy task). In advocating for OER-related policies, we should be very clear about the problem the particular policy would solve. What’s more, we should recognize that OER policy can solve different problems at different policy levels. Using the “policy/problem/solution” concept as a framework, here is my current thinking (limited as it may be) about OER policy at the international, national, and institutional levels*. For each level, I provide the problems that I think are most easily solved by OER policy, problems I think are less likely to be solved, and my current vision for a “dream” policy. I am very open to feedback about my views on OER policy and hope that others will contribute to the conversation here.

International OER Policy

Policy at the international level related to OER is most likely to be useful in solving the OER awareness problem and the sustainable OER development problem. Awareness of OER is very low throughout the world. International OER policy established by IGOs like the European Commission, UNESCO, OECD, and the World Bank can do much to help solve the awareness problem by being committed to discussing the role of OER in solving broader educational issues at member state gatherings. IGOs that provide funding to member states could also require open licensing of materials produced with those funds. Non-funding IGOs could encourage their member states to adopt national-level policies that require open licensing of all materials produced with public funding. It seems less likely to me that international OER policy can as effectively or directly solve other problems related to OER, including adoption, discoverability/interoperability, and effective Open Educational Practice (OEP) at the classroom level.

A “dream” international OER policy would require member states of each of the respective IGOs to openly license all materials produced with public funds, as a condition of membership.

National OER Policy

Depending on the nation, national OER policies may help solve the sustainable OER development problem by requiring open licensing on materials produced with public funds. National policies could also solve the OER efficacy problem by providing funding for research related to OER and OEP. In democratic, decentralized states like the US, national OER policies are less likely to be effective at tackling the adoption and discoverability/interoperability problems.

A “dream” national OER policy would require all education materials produced with public funding (including all materials produced on-the-clock by faculty and teachers at publically funded institutions and schools) to be openly licensed and shared in a national repository that requires appropriate metadata tagging to increase discoverability.

Institutional OER Policy

Institutional OER policies could help solve nearly every problem related to OER mainstreaming. Institutional OER polices could help solve the OER awareness problem by requiring faculty and teachers to receive professional development related to OER. Institutional policies could also solve the OER development problem by requiring investment in faculty and teacher time to review, adopt, and adapt existing OER (and create new open materials when there are gaps). Institutional policies could solve the adoption problem in higher education by requiring faculty to use OER by default and only use propriety materials when adequate justification exists. In K-12, institutional polices at the school district level could require curricular review boards to give priority to open content and justify use of proprietary content (I suppose regional policies at the state level could do this as well, but it is much less politically viable in the US). Institutional policies could help solve the discoverability/interoperability problems by requiring that all newly created open content carry appropriate metadata, be shared via the national repository (if  my national “dream” policy were in place), and require investment in professional development related to effective strategies for finding OER (i.e. “How to Use Google Advanced Search”). Finally, institutional OER policies could solve the OER efficacy problem by encouraging and supporting in-house research on OEP.

A “dream” institutional OER policy in higher education would require faculty to adopt openly licensed content by default, and only allow adoption of proprietary materials if justifiable. A “dream” institutional OER policy in K-12 would require curricular review boards to give priority to open content and only allow adoption of proprietary content in extreme cases (if at all).

A final word about implementation: A policy means nothing if it is not implemented with fidelity. The best “dream” policy in the world is a pile of garbage if the solution it provides is not actually implemented. We need to be spending more time on encouraging implementation of existing OER policies while we are advocating for new ones. As a rule, I believe international policies are much more difficult to implement with fidelity than national policies. I also believe that national policies are much more difficult to implement than institutional policies.

My views on policy implementation, taken together with my argument about institutional OER policies, should leave no one surprised at my current thinking on the OER Policy space: In addition to advocating for policies at the international, national, and regional levels, we should be more intensely investing our energy and advocacy in pushing for solid OER policies at the institutional level – at colleges, universities, and school districts.

I give an important reminder here that the posts on my blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This post simply represents my current, jet-lagged thinking on OER policy. I welcome and encourage feedback from the field on this issue. I absolutely reserve the right to keep an open mind and change my views. Typing this also reminds me of one of my favorite lyrics by one of the greatest bands in the world:

A man came up to me and said:
“I’d like to change your mind
“By hitting it with a rock,” he said,
“Though I am not unkind.”

Let the kindly rock throwing begin.

*I have chosen not to address regional/local policies in this post, not because I feel they are unimportant, but because I see them as an extension of national policies or a reflection of institutional policies, especially in the United States. If someone has an argument for the uniqueness of local/regional OER policies in terms of solving key OER problems, I would love to hear it. I suspect there are some good cases to be made.

Resource: http://tjbliss.org/musings-on-oer-policy/
Copyright: Creative Commons License

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2014.11.06 07:42:59

This paper introduces the OpenupEd Quality Label, a quality assurance process for MOOCs that has emerged from the quality assurance of e-learning in distance education. It is a self-assessment and review quality assurance process for the new European OpenupEd portal (www.openuped.eu) for MOOCs (massive open online courses). This process is focused on benchmark statements that seek to capture good practice, both at the level of the institution and at the level of individual courses. The benchmark statements for MOOCs are derived from benchmarks produced by the E xcellence e-learning quality projects (E-xcellencelabel.eadtu.eu/). A process of self-assessment and review is intended to encourage quality enhancement, captured in an action plan.

View and download from here: http://papers.efquel.org/index.php/innoqual/article/view/160/45

This paper is an Open Access article, which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. 

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2014.11.03 08:55:36

The Education Ministry of Malaysia had annouced that OpenLearning.com is the official MOOC platfrom for all institutions of higher education in Malaysia. The first stage of the initiative launched on September 18th with four MOOCs:

  • ICT Competency led by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS);
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship led by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM);
  • Kesepaduan & Hubungan Etnik di Malaysia (Ethnic Relations) led by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM); and
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Islamic Civilisation & Asian Civilisation) led by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Over 20,000 students from all twenty universities have joined the MOOCs. For further lauching details, please visit: https://www.openlearning.com/blog/OpenlearningComSelectedAsMalaysiaSNationalMoocPlatform

The Malaysia MOOC portal: https://www.openlearning.com/malaysiamoocs

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2014.10.31 07:43:37

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When the Open Textbook Project started two years ago, librarians were identified as one of the important stakeholder groups with essential skills and insights to support faculty in finding and adopting quality open educational resources (OER).


BCcampus began a conversation with some interested librarians, and within a year convened an OER Librarians group committed to advocating OER in their institutions. That conversation culminated in an event this week at Douglas College giving librarians ideas, tools, and motivation for continuing to raise awareness in BC post-secondary institutions. Here are just four of the take-aways (from four of the speakers) from that gathering.

1. Librarians can assist faculty in working through the Creative Commons licensing process (Todd Mundle)

Todd Mundle is the University librarian for Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In his talk, he pointed out: “Faculty don’t have a lot experience with the Creative Commons process, and they look to librarians for answers to questions like: what’s going to be happening with my materials? What about my copyright?”

Librarians can help with those questions, and also help acquire resources, gain access and raise awareness of OER, engage with faculty and advocate for OER use. “We do have critical analysis skills as librarians,” he said.

Todd Mundle also told the group about the OER Librarians project to construct guides for use in institutions.

2. Librarians can help construct the unique messages – the elevator speeches – that are going to persuade decision makers (Quill West)

Quill West, the Washington librarian who spoke to the BCcampus Open Textbook summit last spring, once again delivered an engaging presentation to a B.C. audience. “What leadership in Open Education looks like – that’s something I’ve been interested in for a long time,” she said.

She started off with a TED talk by Derek Sivers: “How to start a movement,” in which he pointed out the real “leader” is actually the first follower of the “lone nut dancing with his shirt off.”

“Lots of people in post-secondary education feel like ‘lone nuts’ in advocating OER, but you’re not alone. Mixed nuts are better!” she said.

Ms. West’s main advice was to listen to faculty, students, and administrators, to find out what their concerns and needs are. Then, “construct the elevator speeches that address the issues in YOUR institution.” For instance, using the term “OER” for an audience not already aware of OER is a non-starter. Her project at Tacoma Community College was called “Liberate $250K” to drive home the message that open textbooks save students money, and provide more equitable access to education.

3. Librarians are embedded in their institutions in a unique way (Mary Burgess)

“Librarians are seen as the go-to resource by everyone in a post-secondary institution,” said Mary Burgess, BCcampus Acting Executive Director. “For instance: cataloguing and version control of the resources in our open textbook collection will become a challenge as the collection grows – and that’s something librarians could help with.”


4. Librarians can be a highly motivated, agile resource for textbook authors (Clint Lalonde)

When Clint Lalonde from BCcampus first organized a “textbook sprint” to create an open Geography text in four days, there was no librarian on the sprint team. At the urging of Erin Fields at UBC, Jon Strang was brought on board, and it made a huge difference in the outcome of the sprint.

“He had specialized knowledge in copyright,” Mr. Lalonde told the group. “He did a lot to get us Creative Commons-licensed materials. He got on the phone and persuaded many people to release resources under CC license. If he couldn’t, he would find other resources that were comparable. Not only that, but he kept a record of all the permissions we got over the four-day sprint.”

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2014.10.30 10:20:09

There are lots of learning tools online which are good for teaching and learning. These tools helped the educators and learners in making presentations, online discussions, organising materials, audio visual editing, social media applications etc, most of them are free to use, what you need to do is register yourself!

Here are some ideas where you can get some relevant tools for your teaching and learning:

  • edshelf:  A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning which are rated and reviewed by parents and educators . You can browse the tools by categories, subjects, age or platforms.
  • AASL (American Association of School Librarians) has a list of best apps for teaching and learning which provides new technology resources for schools and their collaborators. The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning is a recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's standards for the 21st-century learner. The best websites for teaching and learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
  • The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 has been compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide and published on 22 September 2014. It is the results of the 8th Annual Learning Tools Survey.
  • Educational Technology and Mobile Learning which is operated by a team of dedicated teachers located in Canada provides a platform where educators community can have access to the best curated edtech content. In this website, you can have the reviews of educational web tools and mobile apps, app suggestions, educational infographics, posters, guides,  video tutorials, and tips on integrating technology into education.
  • eLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.
  • Merlot II (Multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching) is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

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2014.10.30 09:08:44

Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of peer-reviewed Open Access journals and papers, "gold" and "hybrid". It:

  • gives readers easy and unconstrained access to thousands of journals from hundreds of disciplines, in one central location;

  • helps authors reach their target audience and disseminate discoveries more efficiently;

  • raises exposure of journals, helps editors and publishers boost readership and encourage new submissions.

Paperity is the way towards more efficient scholarly communication in all research fields, from Sciences, Technology, Medicine, through Social Sciences, to Humanities and Arts. Their ultimate goal is to aggregate 100% of Open Access literature, published in any place around the world, in any field of research. They hope that journals will support their mission, for the benefit of readers and all scholarly community, who need easy access to literature very much.

Paperity website: http://paperity.org/

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2014.10.25 07:31:34


Title Scottish Open Education declaration
Publication Type Policy
Corporate Authors CetisSQAJisc RSC ScotlandALT Scotland SIG, & Open Scotland
Publisher Open Scotland initiative
Place Published Edinburgh, UK
Year of Publication 2014
Date Published 06/2014

One of the primary deliverables we agreed to produce following the Open Scotland Summit held in Edinburgh last year, was a declaration supporting open education in Scotland based on the UNESCO Paris OER Declaration. There was general agreement that the Paris Declaration was a “good thing” however many participants felt it was too focused on OER and that a Scottish declaration should encompass open education more widely. The result is the Scottish Open Education Declaration, a draft statement adapted from the Paris OER Declaration.

In order to coincide with Open Education Week, the first draft of the Scottish Open Education Declaration has been shared online using the CommentPress application to enable all members of the community to add comments and feedback. We invite all those with an interest in open education in Scotland to comment on and contribute to this draft and to encourage their colleagues to join the debate.


In addition to adapting the Paris OER Declaration, colleagues at the Open Scotland Summit also suggested that it would be beneficial to develop a grid of the Declaration’s statements, which stakeholders could fill in to provide contextualisation and evidence of the statements in action. This will be the next step forward, but first we would encourage the community to contribute to shaping the draft declaration so we can reach a consensus on open education principles that will benefit all sectors of Scottish education.

Keywords further educationhigher educationOER policyParis declaration
URL http://declaration.openscot.net/

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0)


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2014.10.11 11:09:05

This article is comprehensively explained the background, Open Author platform, metadata profile system and how OER Commons works.

Resource: http://lornamcampbell.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/lrmi-implementation-case-study-iskme-oer-commons/






LRMI Implementation Case Study: ISKME OER Commons





Co-authors & Project Team:   Michelle Brennan, OER Information Services Manager; Lisa Petrides, CEO ISKME.

oer_commons_square_smallerISKME’s OER Commons offers a comprehensive infrastructure and suite of services for educators globally, including groups of curriculum specialists, administrators, content providers, teachers, librarians, and technology and resource decision-makers who seek to implement high quality and adaptable curriculum through the use, evaluation, and improvement of open educational resources (OER).

Launched in 2007, OER Commons serves as a digital library and collaboration platform for content providers and emerging open education practitioners at all levels. Engaging with over 500 OER content providers from around the world, ISKME provides the open scaffolding necessary for knowledge sharing and access to teaching and learning materials, strategies, and curricula online. The site has over 35,000 registered users, 55,000 resources, and millions of visitors from 193 countries.


ISKME first created OER Commons in 2007 as a digital library and content hub to support OER discoverability, use, and reuse. Together with OER content providers and educators, OER Commons aggregates content collections, enriches resource metadata, and curates and organizes rich metadata to support the use and reuse of collections. Resources cover all subject areas and levels of education. OER Commons resources span a wide range of formats including html, ebooks, pdf, video, audio, games, courses, lesson plans, lectures notes, and search tools to enable users to find resources for different contexts of use.

The OER Commons platform today features Open Author, an inclusively designed authoring and remixing environment to support the creation and adaptation of media-rich OER, hosted locally on the platform. The authoring environment produces OER that are accessible using a broad range of assistive technology devices such as screen readers. Open Author resources can be downloaded as PDF or SCORM, or as a “teaching bundle”, a zip file containing PDF and media components. The OER Commons infrastructure also supports the evaluation and improvement of quality OER with embedded Common Core State Standards (CCSS) alignment tool and Achieve OER Rubric tool and EQuIP Rubricevaluation tool, developed by several states partnered with Achieve to support collaborative review of CCSS-aligned content, as well as the ability to align content to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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OER Commons resource page

The system uses the Django Python framework, which powers OER Commons Platform and Learning Registry application. OER Commons authored content uses Creative Commons licenses, while aggregated resource collections from around the web contain a wider array of applied licenses. OER Commons displays all licensing data in a clear and concise way, making licensing information accessible to all users, regardless of previous experience with OER content.

OER Commons uses an internal metadata profile based on modified LOM, which includes additional fields added to support different projects and initiatives e.g. CELT, A11y and LRMI. As an early adopter of the LRMI specifications, ISKME has mapped all 55,000 OER Commons resources to LRMI-compliant metadata. LRMI and A11y markup is included in the HTML of resources so it can be found by search engines and other applications operating on top of the OER Commons platform. Metadata can be exported as HTML or XML. OER Commons metadata does not use the exact terminology of LRMI, but a mapping has been created from the internal metadata schema to LRMI.  The alignmentObject is used to align to NGSS and Common Core state standards. Some Schema.org properties are also used.

The full OER Commons metadata profile is available for collection providers to download. In addition, ISKME provides ametadata sample template for providers to build and export their metadata for inclusion in OER Commons.



Sample of LRMI and Schema.org markup from OER Commons

OER Commons features a number of different metadata workflows:

  1. Content can be submitted to OER Commons by collection providers and cataloguers who work directly with the OER Commons digital librarian. Collection providers send a CSV file to a metadata technician who reviews the data, normalises it, and uploads it in bulk.
  2. Individual users can upload content and metadata via a web form. All resources and metadata are reviewed before submission.
  3. The content authoring tool also allows users to create metadata. Some metadata is computed e.g. licensing, as many people are not familiar with different variations of open licenses. The system walks them through the licensing process step by step and computes the appropriate license based on their response.
  4. Users can interact with resources once they have been catalogued and have had basic metadata added. Free text can be added by users which then becomes keywords and resources can be aligned with a range of standards including Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and other specialized standards.

Metadata is kept consistent internally by digital librarians to ensure all works well within the application to support search and discovery. OER Commons is committed to maintaining a rich metadata ecosystem with robust checks and balances to ensure high quality metadata.

Metadata that is shared with the Learning Registry is largely in the form of Dublin Core, though some LRMI andSchema.org properties are also used. All resources that have been evaluated using the Achieve OER Rubrics are shared with the Learning Registry.  These rubrics help users determine the quality of OERs and the degree to which they align with Common Core State Standards. When uploading to the Learning Registry, LRMI and Schema.org markup is taken from the internal metadata schema and mapped across to Dublin Core. Getting resources back from the Learning Registry has proven to be problematic due to the difficulty of filtering resources.

ISKME brings its OER Commons infrastructure and tools to address organizations’ curriculum needs and facilitate team workflows in customized areas of the site. Network Hubs are a key component of ISKME’s comprehensive solutions for hosting and indexing content and facilitating collaboration and collection development for a specific audience. In terms of future developments, OER Commons continues to build tools to additional alignment standards, e.g. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, as well as modified state-specific Common Core standards.

Microsites are comprehensive solutions for hosting and indexing content for a specific audience, and can be located at subdomains of oercommons.org, or be distinguished by a customizable URL at the domain level. Microsites contain all features available on the main site, but house their own collections as well as special curated collections of the full OER Commons database of resources. Microsites on OER Commons can be structured as one or more “network hubs”, in which a single microsite is the organizing umbrella for a number of sub-collections or networks. Within a microsite, resources are presented in the context of customized taxonomies and our digital librarians work hand in hand with partners and content providers to identify, categorize, and describe relevant content.

Additionally, ISKME serves as a thought leader around content and metadata interoperability, is a launch partner for the Learning Registry, serves on the LMRI Advisory Board, and leads a project for the US Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) on the creation of cloud-based learner profiles for accessibility. ISKME is part of the GLOBE consortia of repositories from around the world that seeks to build common ways to share and federate educational resources and metadata.

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2014.10.04 09:10:51

The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), realised the need for
professional development of teachers, has developed this professional development programme
on OER-based eLearning to promote the use of OER in educational institutions.

The programme has been developed as part of the institutional capacity building for
OER-based eLearning at Wawasan Open University (WOU), Penang. Faculty members
of WOU and several other institutions in Asia have contributed to the development of the
contents. The modules are learning outcomes of the participants in three workshops
supported by CEMCA.

The five modules are:

Module 1: Concept and Practices of Open Education
Module 2: Designing Learning Experiences for OER-based eLearning
Module 3: Searching and Evaluation of OER Materials
Module 4: Licensing and Copyright
Module 5: Integrating OER in eLearning

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2014.09.29 09:20:18

Journal of Learning for Development Vol 1, No 3 (2014)


Table of Contents

Research Articles

E-Learning and Development: Lessons from Multi-Disciplinary Capacity Strengthening HTML EPUB
Suresh Chandra Babu  
Developing and Piloting Interactive Physics Experiments for Secondary Schools in Tanzania HTML EPUB
Vidate Cyril Msoka, Joel Samson Mtebe, Mussa M Kissaka, Ellen Charles Kalinga  

Reports from the Field

Harnessing OER to Drive Systemic Educational Change in Secondary Schooling HTML EPUB
Neil Butcher, Sarah Hoosen, Andrew Moore  
Continuity Education in Emergency and Conflict Situations: The Case For Using Open, Distance and Flexible Learning HTML EPUB
Charlotte Creed, Roslyn Louise Morpeth  
Assessing E-Learning Readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College HTML EPUB
Robert Alfred Okinda  


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2014.09.29 08:27:43

Tony Bates had shared his experiences writing an open textbook using Pressbook. He had discussed the pros and cons of Pressbook, the challenges of using it and some ideas about limitation of Wordpress.

Resource: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/09/26/writing-an-open-textbook-a-mid-term-report-on-the-technology/


Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology


Open textbooks free 2

I’m about half-way through writing my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’ I’ve done about five and a half chapters, and I would like to share my views on the underlying technology that I am using, because, while it does the job reasonably well, we are clearly in the Version 1.0 stage of software development, from an author’s perspective. I believe there is a major opportunity to develop a software authoring framework that fully exploits the open characteristics of a textbook, but we are not there yet.


I’m writing this book more or less on my own, although I do have some support from an instructional designer and I’m anticipating getting some help with marketing once the book is complete. I’m also getting a lot of useful feedback, because I am publishing as the book is being developed (the first five chapters are already available here) and also publishing excerpts in this blog.

My main technical support is coming from BCcampus, which is managing a large open textbook project on behalf of the British Columbia provincial government. My book is not directly related to the provincial government-funded project, which at this stage is focused primarily on converting existing print textbooks to open, online versions. However, as the project advances, more open textbooks will need to be written from scratch. (For more on the BCcampus open textbook project project, see here.)

BCcampus has taken an ‘off-the-shelf’ open source authoring software ‘shell’ called Pressbooks, which in itself is based on WordPress. BCcampus has made some further adaptations to Pressbooks for the open textbooks that BCcampus is helping to develop. I have used the BCcampus version of Pressbooks to create my own textbook. However, anyone can use Pressbooks for free, if they wish to write an openly published book.

What I am trying to do

My goals are two-fold:

  • to openly publish a textbook on teaching in a digital age, aimed at teachers, instructors and faculty.
  • to explore ways to incorporate best teaching practice and an open education philosophy within the design of the book.

This is a report on where I’ve got to so far in authoring the book, using the Pressbooks/BCcampus template, and in particular on what I’m finding regarding the potential and limitations of the software for authoring an open textbook.

What works

It is extremely easy to start authoring with Pressbooks. After you log in to the Pressbooks main page, you can easily set up an account which is password protected. Once you have an account, you will be assigned a url which will take you to your admin page, from where you can author your book.

Anyone who has used WordPress for blogging will have no difficulty whatsoever in getting started in Pressbooks. If you already have a structure for the book in your mind, and know what you want to write, you can be writing within less than ten minutes of signing up with Pressbooks. You can also open accounts for others, such as co-authors, an editor, or an instructional designer, with password-protected access to the editing part.

Pressbooks allows you to work in private or to publish each chapter or section when ready. You can ‘export’ , in several versions, such as ePub, pdf or html, for free downloading. BCcampus is also making available, at cost, printed versions of their textbooks. The ‘exported’ version looks clean and replicates almost exactly the edited version, with embedded urls, diagrams, headings and indentation. The variety of exported formats enables use of the textbooks on various mobile devices and tablets. If the recommended technological structure is followed when writing and editing, the reader can easily navigate through the book in a variety of ways.

Thus, for basic book writing and publishing, Pressbooks is easy to use, comprehensive in the devices it can be used on, and pleasant to read.


From the perspective however of an open textbook, I found the following challenges:

Lack of interactivity

Those of you used to using a learning management system are likely to be frustrated by the lack in Pressbooks of common features found within an LMS, such as ways to provide feedback on exercises, places where readers/students can add their own contributions, or places where monitored and edited discussions can take place. Thus some of the key opportunities to make a book more interactive and open are currently not available, without going outside the Pressbooks environment. There are two reasons for this.

1. Pressbooks was originally designed for supporting fiction writers, and as such works perfectly for them (providing they can manage to write easily in WordPress). If you want a straight read through a book, it is perfect, but this is not what you necessarily want with an educational textbook.

2. BCcampus has added some useful features, such as widgets that allow you to insert text boxes for learning objectives, student exercises, and key take-aways, but has had to disable the comment feature because the textbooks are likely to be used by many instructors with different classes. BCcampus is rightly worried that it would be confusing and overwhelming for multiple instructors if students across all the classes shared the same comment boxes. However, as an author, I want to integrate both the activities and the student responses to the activities, and above all I want comments and feedback on what I’ve written.

There are in fact really several distinct stages or uses of an open textbook:

  • book creation (which I am going through now), where feedback is needed by the author. At this stage, the comment feature is really essential. Ideally, it should be at the end of each chapter and part.
  • response from individual readers once the book is completed. I’m already getting these, as I’m publishing as I go. At least in the early days, feedback is again essential, and it would be quite manageable for the author to monitor the comments at this stage. However, over time, adoption by instructors, accumulated spam, and repetitious comments may lead the author to want to disable this feature.
  • adoption as part of a course. At this stage the comment feature needs to be disabled (or cleared), and replaced probably by a course web site, wiki or discussion forum linked specifically to a particular instructor and their course.

What I’d really like is a widget where I can just drop in a comment box in the right place, and the ability as an author to open, clear or disable it, as well as monitoring and where necessary editing it. It could be switched to open or private.

I have also explored some possible open source discussion forums or wikis, and computer-based test services, but these would have to sit outside the textbook, and I haven’t found a satisfactory service yet (although I haven’t looked very hard – suggestions welcome.)

The technological structure of the book

Unlike many online books that you will find on Kindle or iPads, Pressbooks does not output in discrete pages. The way it manages the structure of the book to enable fluent navigation by the reader is not immediately transparent to an author writing a book.

The two key features are Parts and Chapters. I assumed (incorrectly) that Parts were sub-units or sections of Chapters. This suited me, as I’m expecting a diverse audience with a wide range of prior knowledge. I assumed that many would not want to read a whole chapter on say design models, but may have a particular interest in some of the models and not in others. However, I made the basic mistake of not reading the BCcampus Authors’ Manual carefully before starting (and when I did read it, I did not understand it.) What I hadn’t realised was that Chapters link to Parts and the Parts are not intended to have much, if any, content.

Parts are really an introduction to the substance, a kind of organiser for the actual following content, which take place in the Chapters. Think of a novel: Part 1: 1969, Chapter 1: Boy meets girl. However, I rushed off and wrote Parts like sections of a chapter then cut and pasted each Part into a Chapter. I got half-way through writing the book before realising this was a mistake, thanks to a very helpful recent meeting with staff from BCcampus.

So I have ended up using a Part like an advance organiser for a chapter, and the Chapter feature for each section of a ‘Part’. This works well now, the navigation is much better, and it avoids the reader having to scroll down through an 8,000 word chapter. Some ‘Chapters’ in Pressbooks terminology are only a couple of paragraphs long and I have renamed them sections, with the Part containing the Chapter name. I also use the Part to state the purpose of the Chapter, what is covered in the chapter, and the key takeaways.

However, as you can see, the Pressbooks terminology of Parts and Chapters is really misleading. Worse, I spent two whole days cutting and repasting content I had already written in order to get the content into the right technological structure required by the software.

No mark-up facility

Unlike Word, an editor or a co-author cannot mark up drafts in Pressbooks (or WordPress for that matter – if there is a plug-in for this, please let me know.) This makes co-production of a book and getting feedback much more frustrating, especially as there is no comment feature.

If you are writing a co-edited or co-authored book, this is a major limitation, and a better strategy might be to initially edit in Google Docs or Word, then transfer everything when finished into Pressbooks or another publishing software shell. Even then, this is not a good solution because of the high risk of losing material during the transfer – and in any case, when is an open textbook ever finished? It should be a work in continuous updating.

Even for a single author, though, the inability to mark up drafts in Pressbooks is a considerable nuisance, especially if the comment feature is disabled. Not only my instructional designer, but also several readers who are following the development of the book, are copying sections from the Pressbook version into Word, marking up suggested corrections in Word, sending me the Word document, which I then go through then make any necessary changes in the Pressbooks version.

What is needed of course is a mark-up plug-in for WordPress, which would have much wider value than just open textbook authoring.

Limitations of WordPress

Some of these limitations are also limitations of writing and editing in WordPress. The feature for creating tables is so difficult to use that it is essentially useless. Some of the formatting doesn’t transfer when cutting and pasting to another screen page (which I have to do often), such as text alignment. I spend an enormous amount of time scrolling up to the top of the page, looking for the toolbox menu, to add urls, italics, lists, or indents, sometimes accidentally transferring out of the editing page and thus losing some of the more recent writing. (Apparently, in the new version of WordPress 4, the scrolling issue to get to the toolbar will be resolved – the toolbar will stay at the top of the screen, however far down you scroll).

However, I am spending far too much time on editing and not enough on creative writing. Editing is always a time-consuming but necessary activity when writing, but I really could do without technology frustrations when editing.


Pressbooks is a workable solution for writing an open textbook, but it works best if you want just a simple read through by the reader, in the manner of a traditional textbook. If though you want to make it more interactive, and open to comment, criticisms and substantive contributions from other people, then the current Pressbooks software is very limiting.

Pressbooks is a classic case of taking a new medium and merely transferring the format and structure of a previously existing medium. Although this is probably an essential and useful first step, what is really required is a complete re-design that fully exploits the characteristics or affordances of the new medium. For this to happen, though, a partnership between software engineers, potential authors and instructional designers is needed. However, there is a great opportunity here for creating truly innovative open source software for supporting open textbooks, if anyone has the time and resources to do this.

Authors such as myself also need to work out the difference (if any) between an open textbook and a learning management system. There are real difficulties in making everything in a course open, mainly because of hacking, spam and other external nuisances that can seriously disrupt a serious, engaged educational experience. The same applies to blogs and open textbooks. If the comment feature is too open it becomes overwhelmed with hacking and spam (I’m clearing about 50 bot-generated messages a day from my blog comment box – I don’t want to also have to spend this time keeping the comments on an open textbook under control.)

However, even accepting that an open textbook is not a substitute for an LMS, authors need to think carefully how the textbook can best be integrated or adopted within a course. Sample activities, suggestions for model answers, etc., can all be included. Above all, though, authors need to be clear when writing as to what will be done within the technological limitations of the textbook, what is best done outside the textbook, and how best to integrate these two elements.

I have to say I haven’t worked this out yet. It’s still a work in progress.

Over to you

As you can see, I am somewhat bumbling my way through the technology side of the writing, learning mainly through experience, although BCcampus has been more than helpful. I’d really like to hear though from other open textbook authors: is your experience similar or very different and if so why? Have you used different authoring software and how did that go?

Also, on the technology side, I’m still very open to other technology solutions, so long as they can be seamlessly integrated with Pressbooks. I have gone too far now to move to another software solution. But any suggestions welcome.

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2014.09.22 11:28:04

Four universities were discussed in this case studies, they are:

1. Open University of Sri Lanka – Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course by Shironica Karunanayaka
2. Indira Gandhi National Open University – OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning by G. Mythili
3. National Institute of Open Schooling – Open Educational Resource Initiative by S.K. Prasad
4. Wawasan Open University – Developing a Fully OER-based Course by Mohan B. Menon

Lets learn how these universities conduct their OEP development and face their challenges in this publication.


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2014.09.18 10:55:09

Dear colleagues,

Below is a list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational Practices, repositories, open access and related themes prepared by Javiera Atenas and his fellow colleagues. Please take note that this list will be updated from time to time. Kindly click at the link below for latest update.






Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects




During the last 4 years and with a little help of my friends (mostly @leohavemann &@ernestopriego) I collected a large (very large) list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational Practices, repositories, open access and related themes which I used to write my PhD and all the papers / columns / presentations we have written, and, basically this lists has been stored in my ref management system for a while, quietly, but suddenly this week I been asked to share my list of references by few of my fellow OER researchers, so here it is… but before start, please read the notes below

  • Please bear in mind this is my very personal OER bibliography, and I’m sure I’m forgetting to add some super important references and key resources, or that there are some mistakes in this post, so, if you are twisting your head around and crawling on the ceiling like Linda Blair because I forgot to add THAT piece of research or because the reference is not correct, please forgive me and send me the reference and/or the link to the paper.
  • If you have written some research (papers, conferences papers, dissertations et al.) in open education, OER, open repositories of T&L resources et al., in any language and you would like to see the reference on this post, simply add the papers’ reference (APA – MLA) in the comments area, or send me a tweet with the link. Please send over only published – peer reviewed articles, as I cannot refer blog posts or other online materials, and make sure you add the link to retrieve the resource. I will give preference to the papers published in Open Access Journals as they are accessible to all…
  • Also, there is a possibility (well, I’m sure) that some of the links are broken, sorry for that, the best way to retrieve a paper with a broken link is by going to Google Scholar – your local library system and search for it. I don’t think I will have the time to fix broken links because, as you might know, managing references is like having a leaking ceiling, you fix one hole and starts dripping somewhere else.
  • Finally, if you find listed here a paper that speaks about OER, Open Access, OEP, and any other open concept but is chained to a paywall journal, first inhale and exhale a few times and the try contacting the author(s) of the article asking them why? (why, why, why?…) and maybe, ping the paper’s URL to the friends from the Open Access Button @oa_button to raise awareness about the value of open access and also to highlight the open content / paywalled published contradiction…

So, the reference list is here, is not perfect I know but hope is useful…

Bibliography of OER – ROER – RLO related themes

Abeywardena, I., Raviraja, S., & Tham, C. (2012). Conceptual framework for parametrically measuring the desirability of open educational resources using D-index. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning5(3). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1177

Abeywardena, I., Tham, C., & Raviraja, S. (2012). Conceptual Framework for Parametrically Measuring the Desirability of Open Educational Resources using D-Index. Journal of Research in Open and Distance Learning13(2). Retrieved fromhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1177/2181

 Achieve. (2011). Rubrics for Evaluating Open Education Resource (OER) Objects (pp. 1–11). Washington D. C.

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 Alevizou, P. (2012b). The dark side of the knowledge commons?: open educational media and tensions surrounding autonomy and novel spheres of control. InECREA 2012 Pre-Conference: Imposing Freedoms: The Role of Copyright, Privacy and Censorship Governance in the Re/definition of Rights in Digital Media. Istanbul. Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/35483/

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Willems, J., & Bossu, C. (2012). Equity considerations for open educational resources in the localization of education. Distance Education33(2), 37–41. Retrieved fromhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2012.692051

Wilson, T. (2008). New Ways of Mediating Learning: Investigating the implications of adopting open educational resources for tertiary education at an institution in the United Kingdom as compared to one in South Africa. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning9(1), 1–19. Retrieved fromhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/485

Windle, R., Wharrad, H., McCormick, D., Laverty, H., & Taylor, M. (2010). Sharing and reuse in OER: experiences gained from open reusable learning objects in health.Journal of Interactive Media in Education4, 1–18. Retrieved fromhttp://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/viewArticle/2010-4/html

Wolfenden, F. (2008). The TESSA OER Experience: Building sustainable models of production and user implementation. Journal of Interactive Media in Education3, 1–16. Retrieved from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/viewArticle/2008-3/331

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Wright, S., & Parchoma, G. (2011). Technologies for learning? An actor-network theory critique of “affordances” in research on mobile learning. Research in Learning Technology19(3), 247–258. doi:10.1080/21567069.2011.624168

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2014.09.16 07:37:07

Dear colleagues,

UNESCO and the Education Fast Forward Foundation are organizing an
online Oxford Debate on Mobile Learning from Thursday 18 - Friday 26
September, 2014.

Ms Barbara Reynolds (Guyana) will be moderating Mr Steve Vosloo (South
Africa) arguing the side of the ‘Idealist’ and Mr Osama Manzar (India)
taking on the perspective of the ‘Realist’.

Steve will be drawing on his experiences as a mobile learning specialist
and working with ICTs in developing countries to convince audiences –
and his opponent – that mobile learning is here to stay.

Osama, on the other hand, though a firm believer in ICT4D, will be
avidly picking apart the Idealist’s arguments with the harsh realities
of mLearning today.

The online Oxford Debate follows a Live Debate on Wednesday on 17
September - http://www.effdebate.org

Join the Oxford Debate, have your say, be swayed by Osama and Steve's
arguments, and VOTE as many times as you like. For any questions, email:
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2014.09.09 09:15:49

MOOCTalk is an annual event organised by guokr started since 2012.

This year, the invited speakers are:

  1. Andrew Ng (百度首席科学家,Coursera联合创始人及董事长,曾任斯坦福计算机科学系副教授)

  2. Mariel Reed (Coursera中国区合作主管)

  3. Benson Yeh (国立台湾大学MOOC办公室执行长,国立台湾大学电机工程学系副教授)

  4. Vivi 王晨曦 (90后MOOC学习者,就职于知名IT企业学术合作机构)

  5. 姬十三 (MOOC学院创始人,果壳网CEO)

  6. Eli Bildner (Coursera中国市场拓展主管)


For futher information, please visit http://www.guokr.com/zone/2014mooctalk/

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2014.09.03 17:16:03

The following is a guest post by LIUPing, members of the CC China Mainland Affiliate team and the School of Open community. Below is a description of the 2nd CC China Mainland open educational resources (OER) summer camp (30th June to 8th July 2014) for the children of Luxi Island, a remote island off the coast of China.

Why did we have the 2nd OER Summer Camp?

The summer of 2013 was special for the CC China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University and Guokr.com. These three parties co-hosted OER summer camp which was successfully initiated on Luxi Island. For Wenzhou Medical University, the summer camp has already been a part of its routine volunteering activities for five consecutive years. But it’s the first time for them to connect such a camp with the CC China Mainland Project. The latter, to their surprise, brought something fresh this time; a real world OER activity in rural China took shape.

The first OER summer camp received great feedback, not only from volunteers of Wenzhou Medical University that participated, but from the officials of Luxi Island, and more importantly, from the students of Luxi Public School.

Can we create some OER courses?

The first successful but not flawless camp greatly encouraged us to hold the second one. We thought there was a lot of room for improvement, especially that more CC-licensed OER should be included. In addition to OER available online, we wondered if we could make some interesting online courses ourselves for the kids within our reach. And based on feedback, “How to make herbarium” was regarded as the most interesting course during the first camp.

“We hope to make a difference,” said volunteers from Wenzhou Medical University. “why not make some courses based on our knowledge as medical students? We believe that would be more interesting and flexible.”

What courses did we create?

All preparations went smoothly by volunteers, days before the launch of the camp. Wenzhou Medical University’s student center, which provides opportunities for students to start small businesses within the campus, happened to have a photography studio. Undoubtedly, it was chosen to be our “OER course studio” for making videos of the courses. About 12 volunteers participated and 16 different courses were recorded, of which 14 were used, including:

1. The introduction of traffic signs (video)

2. Comprehensive water treatment, namely sewage treatment, flood prevention, drainage, water supply and water saving. The course was concentrated on how to identify water quality (video)

Comprehensive water treatment
ZHU Renkai / CC BY

3. Interesting Japanese language (video)

Interesting Japanese language
WANG Hongying / CC BY

4. Traditional Chinese handwork: stamp, tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty and blue and white porcelain. The courses teach students aged from 11-13, on how to create this handwork.

Traditional China handwork

5. Interesting Traditional Chinese Medicine: introduce some basic knowledge about TCM, which is relevant to students daily lives. (video)

Interesting Traditional Chinese Medicine
WANG Hongying / CC BY

6. Interesting history: the introduction of some historical events which had significant impact on China. (video)

Interesting history
ZHU Renkai / CC BY

7. Presentation skills: How to give a presentation or host an event. How to present yourself in front of people with confidence. (video)

8. Course for senior citizens on the island: including some basic knowledge of labor contract if any of their family members are immigrant workers in other provinces; living knowledge such as why some vegetables can’t be cooked together, etc. (video)

Course for seniors in the island
WANG Hongying / CC BY

9. Pink ribbon: the course was designed for females on the island by Wenzhou Medical University volunteers. The presenter is a Clinical Medicine Science major student; she introduces relevant knowledge of breast cancer, including how to prevent it from happening. (video)

Pink ribbon
YANG Jiayi / CC BY

10. Muscle-bone strengthening exercise: Through proper adjustment in human body and correct method for breath (muscle, bone etc.), the exercise can help to improve blood circulation and the functions of internal organs of the body (heart, spleen, liver, lungs and kidneys). (video)

11. Interesting Oral English: Mr. Percy provides kids with some simple and easy oral English. (video)

12. MOOC from Guokr: How to select good quality fruit. A specially designed course for kids (link)

Feedback from Participants of the 2nd Luxi Summer Camp

Students’ comments on the OER summer camp:

CHEN Xinhao, Grade One:

We had many different courses, and learnt a lot from our teachers. Besides, discipline plays a big role in our classes. I learnt how to be strong, even if being injured, I didn’t cry. Teachers cared us a lot and we can feel the love from their hearts. Maybe next time, we can have more classified courses based on our exiting knowledge. I sincerely hope that they can come again; we really like all these teachers.

CHEN Yanjie, Grade Four:

I enjoyed my stay with teachers, from their daily lives, I learnt how to be strong, independent and insistent on my dreams. Teachers gave us so many supports and encouragement. Same time, I got to know my weak points and believe that I can always do better. I really hope they can come and visit us next summer, by binging knowledge and happiness. I like my teachers.

MIAO Xiaoting, Grade Four:

Though I can’t fully understand the class, I think all classes are great and interesting. Teachers really tried hard to explain us. I like this kind of teaching and will try my best to learn in future. I enjoyed the play time with teachers after class. It’s funny to play games and take photos together. So many unforgettable moments. I hope all of them can come back next summer. I love them! In order to provide us good classed, teachers’ preparation task lasted late at night and got up early in the morning. I hope they can have good rest after back home.

ZHENG Ruize, Grade Six:

One of the important things I learnt from these teachers is always be diligent, humble and hard work. I believe that I can walk out of this island and get to know the world outside. Now I’m on Grade Six, and will be in mid school soon. I think I will work harder in future and let myself become an excellent student with the days to come. I really hope after grow-up, I can back to the island with teacher, to support more kids in this island. I hope all teachers would take good care of themselves. I like them all and look forward to seeing them again with diversified courses.

Volunteers’ comments on OER summer camp:

QIN Xu, age 19, major in Law:

The most impressive thing happened in summer camp is the process of making courses. It’s a very interesting to be a teacher for others. Besides, team work always makes things earlier to proceed and get diversified thoughts on how to do it. Personally, being a teacher in front of so many students in different ages made me overcome the fear in facing a camera, become more confident.

PAN Yixiu, age 19, major in Traditional Chinese Medicine:

After being a volunteer for the summer camp, I understand that when kids made mistakes, the last thing to do is to blame them, but let them know why this is not the right thing to do. Taking a trans-positional consideration always helps in communications. As a teacher, we should encourage, praise them, other than criticize or disappoint them. Only by doing so, they create a new world with more confidence.

LIU Hanzhong, age 19, major in rehabilitation:

This volunteering experience really made me feel that kid’s world is so clean, honest and simple. A fine educational system should concentrate on personality-building, then knowledge-teaching.

About the School of Open


The School of Open is a global community of volunteers focused on providing free education opportunities on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, and research. Volunteers develop and run online courses, offline workshops, and real world training programs on topics such as Creative Commons licenses, open educational resources, and sharing creative works. The School of Open is coordinated by Creative Commons and P2PU, a peer learning community for developing and running free online courses.

Resource: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/43575

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2014.08.23 23:03:32


Registration is now open!
Big Ideas Fest 2014
December 7-10, 2014

Take a bold step toward innovation in your education journey 

Register now for Big Ideas Fest 2014, which will take place Sunday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA. Click here to register!
Big Ideas Fest, the flagship event of ISKME, convenes education mavericks and change-makers from around the world for this three-day immersion into collaboration and design.
We have a great slate of Rapid Fire speakers who will not only make you laugh (and sometimes cry) with their original and widely diverse stories of innovation in action, they will also inspire you to bring change back home into your own communities. Action Collabs, the cornerstone of the Big Ideas Fest experience, will enable you to create solutions for real-world challenges, leveraging the collective expertise of an amazing group of participants.
And in other news, in early 2015 we will be launching BIF Local, a new initiative to support and promote your design-thinking collaborations locally.
We hope you will join us for Big Ideas Fest 2014!
Lisa Petrides

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2014.08.19 18:16:40


Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials which are freely available and openly licensed. Repositories of OER (ROER) are platforms that host and facilitate access to these resources. ROER should not just be designed to store this content – in keeping with the aims of the OER movement, they should support educators in embracing open educational practices (OEP) such as searching for and retrieving content that they will reuse, adapt or modify as needed, without economic barriers or copyright restrictions. This paper reviews key literature on OER and ROER, in order to understand the roles ROER are said or supposed to fulfil in relation to furthering the aims of the OER movement. Four themes which should shape repository design are identified, and the following 10 quality indicators (QI) for ROER effectiveness are discussed: featured resources; user evaluation tools; peer review; authorship of the resources; keywords of the resources; use of standardised metadata; multilingualism of the repositories; inclusion of social media tools; specification of the creative commons license; availability of the source code or original files. These QI form the basis of a method for the evaluation of ROER initiatives which, in concert with considerations of achievability and long-term sustainability, should assist in enhancement and development.

Keywords: open educational resources; open access; open educational practice; repositories; quality assurance

(Published: 24 July 2014)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 20889 -http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.20889


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2014.08.14 08:45:34

In one of the sessions of Content in Context 2014OER: The good, the bad, and the realityFrank Catalano from Intrinsic Strategy who was the moderator of the session had summaried the topic and shared in Edsurge. The opening keynote session was all about OER as seen from three viewpoints: the hands-on OER educator, the long-time education publishing executive, and the edtech company curriculum designer.

In his sharing, he had mentioned that there were three hazards to be cleared, they are:

  1. "OER" is an imprecise term
  2. There are little visible means of support
  3. Platform are lacking

Click here to read further why he had that conclusion...

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2014.08.09 23:34:05

The LangOER network, consisting of 9 European partners, is a 3-year project (January 2014 - December 2016) co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2 action). 

The study “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report” is the first public output of the LangOER network, an ambitious project with highly motivated partners adressing the role of OER in less used European languages which run the risk of being linguistically and culturally marginalized in a fast developing digital world. 

This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 17 less used and also been extended to 23 European languages. The investigation also included a more global overview by using languages such as English, French, and German for reference. The selection of 22 languages in this project is indicative and not exhaustive. The methodology used for this investigation included an international expert survey, LangOER partnership consultation, and stakeholders’ events contributing to the evolving understanding of OER in less used languages. A range of resources was 
used, most of them available on the social sharing spaces Mendeley and Diigo, freely accessible. This report only presents the current state and offers an indicative list of references. 
The results illustrate the diverse landscape while identifying several challenging issues not yet tackled. In particular, the report point out the need to identify quality indicators and issues of specific linguistic concern for further development. This discussion covers topics important for moving the field forward, such as 
policies, language barriers, multilingualism and the role of preparation of practitioners as well as practices. 
Please click here to download the full report.
Resource: LangOER consortium http://langoer.eun.org/

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2014.08.08 10:47:34

NTU (National Taiwan University) has a series of MOOCs introduction written in Mandarin. Feel free to read all 24 topics, they are:

Article 1: 三分鐘快速認識MOOCs 3 minutes to learn about MOOCs

Article 2: 從OCW到MOOCs—開放教育資源的發展 From OCW to MOOCs - The development of OER

Article 3: 揭開MOOCs使用者的面紗 Disclosed the veil of MOOCs users

Article 4: 後MOOC時代—百花齊放的線上課程進行模式 Post MOOC era - A variety of online course mode

Article 5: xMOOC的教學特色—延伸、個人化、精熟學習 xMOOC's teaching characteristics - Extension, personalized, mastery learning

Article 6: cMOOC的教學特色—善用科技、連結資源、形成學習網絡 cMOOC's teaching characteristics - The use of technology, resources, forming learning network connection

Article 7: MOOC於西方崛起的發展過程 The development process of MOOC in the West

Article 8: 自數位與線上學習的發展洪流中看MOOC定位 From digital and online learning development look at MOOC's positioning

Article 9: MOOC與學習資料分析 MOOC and learning analytic

Article 10: 課程平台介紹—Coursera Course platfrom introduction - Coursera

Article 11: 輔助平台介紹—果殼網 Supplemetary platfrom introduction - Goukr.com

Article 12: 深度了解大規模線上課程的「滯留」(Retention)與「意圖」(Intention) Retention and intention in MOOCs: in depth

Article 13: 課程平台介紹—edX Course platform - edX

Article 14: 輔助平台介紹—MOOC選課目錄 Supplementary platfrom introdction - MOOC course directory

Article 15: 給MOOC學習者的建議 Suggestions to MOOC's learner

Article 16: 兩岸三地的MOOCs進程 MOOCs in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China

Article 17: 輔助平台介紹—MOOC課程評分與評論 Supplementary platform introduction - MOOC course rating and reviews

Article 18: MOOCs的測驗與評量 MOOCs examination and assessment

Article 19: MOOCs教材的著作權議題 MOOCs textbook and copyright issue

Article 20: 大規模線上開放課程 : 學術圖書館的法律與政策議題 MOOCs: The legal and policy issues in academic libraries

Article 21: 課程平台介紹—Udacity Course platfrom introduction - Udacity

Article 22: MOOCs學習者如何運用課程包裝資訊決定選課 How MOOCs learner choose a course by looking at the course information

Article 23: 課程平台介紹—Udemy Course platfrom introduction - Udemy

Article 24: 給MOOC製作課程團隊的確認清單 Check list for MOOC development team

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2014.04.07 07:40:24

ICDE and the LangOER network in partnership with the Nordic OER network are organizing a workshop for a small group of leading world experts in post-secondary education to be held in Oslo on Monday, 28 April. The event will seek to assess the situation for open educational resource around the globe with particular reference to less used languages.

Time: 09.00-12.30 CET, Monday
Date: 28 April 2014
Note: The workshop is invitation only and will be available to view online to a wider invited audience (invitation requests to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

For other details, please click here

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2014.03.29 12:59:30

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

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2014.03.11 21:52:53

Research study by Jane Park and Beck Pitt in year 2013 on School of Open (SOO) courses to find out more about those participating in SOO courses and what kind of impact the courses are having.

Their main areas of focus are:

  1. Student satisfaction
  2. Use of OER and other online resources
  3. What participants look for when selecting OER
  4. Whether informal means of assessment motivated students to learn

Here is the link to:

Part 1 http://oerresearchhub.org/2014/03/10/school-of-open-research-findings-part-i/

Part 2 http://oerresearchhub.org/2014/03/14/school-of-open-research-findings-part-ii/

Although the samples are in small scale, but this results are quite interesting to know how the learners reacted. This same questionnaires will be run again on the same four courses during Spring 2014 to produce useful comparative/additional data. 

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2013.09.01 21:21:02


We are pleased to draw your attention to a new book published by EDUCAUSE. Our friend C. Wright drew our attention to the book  through the following e-mail.

EDUCAUSE is "a nonprofit association (based in the USA) whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology." "EDUCAUSE programs and services are focused on analysis, advocacy, community building, professional development, and knowledge creation..." The organization has recently produced a text titled "Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies" edited by Dr. Diana G. Oblinger. Though the book focuses its attention to institutions which have a technology-rich environment and does not address challenges faced by educators in some parts of the world, the case studies may still be informative. The 402-page book may be downloaded for FREE from: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7203.pdf
Below is a copy of the preface as well as the entries in the table of contents.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

Today’s knowledge revolution isn’t about how much information is available. It’s about how fast knowledge can travel through vast, connected networks of people—and how it can grow exponentially.

Ten years ago we knew that technology would change the face of education, and we were just beginning to imagine the ways. Today, learning can happen anywhere.

More people, with increasingly diverse needs, are seeking education, and almost every country is promoting greater access to education. At a time when educational attainment is a global priority, the need to reimagine the education experience has never been greater.

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies explores the tools and processes that can improve the quality, flexibility, and scalability of postsecondary education.

The book takes a hard look at the education landscape today and asks what that landscape might look like tomorrow. It asks important questions and pushes us to open our minds about how technology will shape the universe of possibility for tomorrow’s students.

  • How will your institution negotiate the new geography of learning? Technologies are reshaping how people learn and connect, and people are connecting to a global learning network previously inconceivable.
  • In a world where information is always accessible, how will teaching and learning change? Learning is no longer bound by classrooms, libraries, or even instructors. Online tools make resources available to learners everywhere. Open-source learning can reach thousands of learners in nontraditional ways.
  • What will constitute an institution of higher education in the future? More and more, competencies, not credit hours, determine credentials. A degree is no longer the only indicator of success. How we understand and assess learning is changing. Portfolios will augment standard assessment tools.
  • How do we ready our institutions, our students, and ourselves for what higher education can—and must—become? Many institutions are piloting innovative models for education, and the entire community can benefit from the lessons learned.

These are questions that we at Ellucian ask ourselves every day as we work to help more than 2,300 colleges, universities, state systems, and foundations around the globe thrive in today’s dynamic world. We value our collaborative and long-standing relationships with EDUCAUSE and the amazing community that makes it strong. Working together, our collective intelligence will help shape the future of education.

Ellucian is proud to sponsor this book and support ongoing efforts to help higher education meet the challenges of today and those of tomorrow.

John F. Speer III, President and CEO, Ellucian


Foreword xi
Molly Corbett Broad
Game Changers

Introduction 3
Diana G. Oblinger

Chapter 1
The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for American Higher Education 9
Paul E. Lingenfelter

Chapter 2
The Questions We Need to Ask First: Setting Priorities for Higher Education in Our Technology-Rich World 25
Debra Humphreys

Chapter 3
IT as a Game Changer 37
Diana G. Oblinger

Chapter 4
From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics’ Role in Changing the Learning Environment 53
Linda Baer and John Campbell

Chapter 5
IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner 67
Pamela Tate and Rebecca Klein-Collins

Chapter 6
Why Openness in Education? 81
David Wiley and Cable Green

Chapter 7
Early Days of a Growing Trend: Nonprofit/For-Profit Academic Partnerships in Higher Education 91
Daniel Pianko and Josh Jarrett

Chapter 8
Scaling Up: Four Ideas to Increase College Completion 105
Vernon C. Smith

Chapter 9
Western Governors University 115
Robert W. Mendenhall

Chapter 10
University of Phoenix 133
William (Bill) Pepicello

Chapter 11
SUNY Empire State College: A Game Changer in Open Learning 145
Meg Benke, Alan Davis, and Nan L. Travers

Chapter 12
Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University 159
Dietmar Kennepohl, Cindy Ives, and Brian Stewart

Chapter 13
Providing Quality Higher Education for Adults 175
Susan C. Aldridge

Chapter 14
University of the People 187
Shai Reshef

Chapter 15
The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online 201
Ross Strader and Candace Thille

Chapter 16
The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning” 215
Thomas B. Cavanagh

Chapter 17
Going the Distance: Outsourcing Online Learning 229
Susan E. Metros and Joan Falkenberg Getman

Case STUDY 1
Royal Roads University: Using Synchronous Web Conferencing to Maintain Community at a Distance 255
Mary Burgess

Case STUDY 2
The Open Course Library of the Washington State Colleges 259
Tom Caswell

Case STUDY 3
Austin Peay State University: Degree Compass 263
Tristan Denley

Case STUDY 4
Yakima Valley Community College: Using Near-Real-Time Data to Increase Student Success 269
Wilma Dulin, Sheila Delquadri, and Nicole M. Melander

Case STUDY 5
Ball State University 275
Jo Ann Gora

Case STUDY 6
Mozilla Open Badges 279
Erin Knight and Carla Casilli

Case STUDY 7
STAR: Using Technology to Enhance the Academic Journey 285
Erika Lacro and Gary Rodwell

Case STUDY 8
OpenCourseWare 291
Mary Lou Forward

Case STUDY 9
The Open University of Hong Kong: The i-Counseling System 301
Chun Ming Leung and Eva Tsang

Case STUDY 10
Central Piedmont Community College: Online Student Profile Learning System 305
Clint McElroy

Case STUDY 11
The CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into “Global-Minded” Scientific Investigators and Citizens 313
Jacqueline McLaughlin

Case STUDY 12
Georgetown University: Web Conferencing—A Critical Skill for the Connected World 321
Pablo G. Molina

Case STUDY 13
Blended Learning and New Education Logistics in Northern Sweden 327
Anders Norberg

Case STUDY 14
Valencia College: LifeMap and Atlas—Planning for Success 331
Joyce C. Romano and Bill White

Case STUDY 15
The Saylor.org Model 337
Jennifer Shoop

Case STUDY 16
Penn State World Campus: Ensuring Success, Not Just Access 343
Wayne Smutz and Craig D. Weidemann

Case STUDY 17
Stories in Our Classrooms: A Faculty Community of Practice as an Agent of Change 349
Beverly Bickel, William Shewbridge, and Jack Suess

Case STUDY 18
Kansas State University: Creating a Virtual Faculty Consortium 355
Elizabeth A. Unger

Case STUDY 19
CS50 at Harvard: “The Most Rewarding Class I Have Taken . . . Ever!” 361
Katie Vale

Case STUDY 20
Transforming Education with Research That Makes a Difference 369
J. D. Walker, Charles D. Dziuban, and Patsy D. Moskal

Case STUDY 21
Shaping the Path to Digital: The Indiana University eText Initiative 373
Brad Wheeler and Nik Osborne

Index 381


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2013.08.26 16:31:57

Following the international regional workshop in March-2013 on developing guidelines on quality assurance for OER, the final T.I.P.S. Guidelines is now published by COL/CEMCA at http://www.cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/TIPS-Shorter_12August2013.pdf . These guidelines will be very useful for prospective authors of OER. The publication is aimed at helping primary and secondary school teachers throughout Asia to create their own OER and share these with other teachers and their students.

The full list of QA criteria is available at http://www.open-ed.net/oer-quality/criteria.pdf and the technical report after the Hyderabad Workshop is at http://cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/OERQ_TIPS_978-81-88770-07-6.pdf

The author Paul Kawachi thanks Ishan Abeywardena for his work on reusing OER to build a course - cited on TIPS page-11, as well as all the distinguished participants in Hyderabad.

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2013.01.22 19:09:22
Ishan Abeywardena

Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective


by Gajaraj Dhanarajan (Editor), David Porter (Editor)
Contributors: Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Alvie Simonette Q. Alip, Patricia B. Arinto, Venkataraman Balaji, Tian Belawati, Roel Cantada, William D. Dar, Daryono, Gajaraj Dhanarajan, Minh Do, Sreedhar Ganapuram, Primo G. Garcia, V. Bharathi Harishankar, Uma Kanjilal, Asha Kanwar, Yong Kim, Mangala Sunder Krishnan, Udan Kusmawan, Li Yawan, Li Ying, Choo-Khai Lim, Naveed A. Malik, David Porter, Joane V. Serrano, Alex Jean-wah Wong, Tsuneo Yamada, Kin-sun Yuen
Publishers: COL, OER Asia (January 2013)
Categories: Monographs
ISBN: 9781894975612
Format: Acrobat Reader
Download (4,397 KB)
Higher education has experienced phenomenal growth in all parts of Asia over the last two decades — from the Korean peninsula in the east to the western borders of Central Asia. This expansion, coupled with a diversity of delivery and technology options, has meant that more and more young Asians are experiencing tertiary education within their own countries. In South, South East and Far East Asia especially, universities, polytechnics, colleges and training institutes with a variety of forms, structures, academic programmes and funding provisions have been on an almost linear upward progression.

Notwithstanding this massive expansion, equitable access is still a challenge for Asian countries. There is also concern that expansion will erode quality. The use of digital resources is seen as one way of addressing the dual challenges of quality and equity. Open educational resources (OER), free of licensing encumbrances, hold the promise of equitable access to knowledge and learning. However, the full potential of OER is only realisable with greater knowledge about OER, skills to effectively use them and policy provisions to support their establishment in Asian higher education.

This book, the result of an OER Asia research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, brings together ten country reports and ten case studies on OER in the Asian region that highlight typical situations in each context. China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam all receive extensive treatment, as do the multi-regional initiatives of the Virtual Academy for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

While interest in and the production, distribution and use of OER are still very much in the early stages of development in most parts of Asia, OER’s potential value to improve the quality of curriculum, content and instruction, facilitate academic collaboration and enhance equitable access to knowledge resources cannot be overstated.

The 25 contributors to this book bring an impressive level and breadth of expertise, innovation and dedication to researching, developing and advocating for OER. Through a combination of quantitative studies and qualitative analyses, they provide valuable, instructive information and insights from throughout Asia. Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective demonstrates that OER development is thriving in Asia — in different economies, amongst different types of stakeholders and with varied approaches to open licensing.

The diversity and richness of the contexts and approaches make this publication an important advocacy tool for promoting the use of OER.



  Open Educational Resources: An Asia | OER Asia book | OER publication | Commonwealth of Learning | COL | OER Asia | COL publication on OER
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2012.11.08 21:21:37
Ishan Abeywardena

Abeywardena, I. S., Dhanarajan, G., & Chan, C.S. (2012). Searching and Locating OER: Barriers to the Wider Adoption of OER for Teaching in Asia. Proceedings of the Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective on Policies and Practice, 19-21 September 2012, Penang, Malaysia.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are fast becoming a global phenomenon which could potentially provide free access to knowledge for the masses. Since the inception of this concept, governmental and non-governmental grants alongside generous philanthropy have given rise to a vast array of OER repositories all over the world. With this movement gaining momentum, more and more of the learned community have started contributing resources to these OER repositories making them grow exponentially rich in knowledge. However, despite the availability of a large number of OER repositories, the use and re-use of OER are yet to become mainstream in many regions and institutions. One reason for this slow uptake is the inability to effectively search and locate desirable OER using the available search methodologies as it would be next to impossible to trawl through all the disconnected and disparate repositories manually. The findings discussed in this paper are part of a broader study into the OER landscape in the Asian region concentrating mainly on China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam where close to five hundred and eighty academics from public, private not-for-profit and private for-profit institutions participated. This research paper discusses how Asia fares with respect to searching and locating desirable OER and whether it is truly a barrier to the wider adoption of OER for teaching in the region.

  OERAsia | Desirability of OER | Open Educational Resources | OER | Searching and Locating OER | OER in Asia | Barriers to OER | OERScout | OER Symposium Penang
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2012.09.30 23:22:07
Ishan Abeywardena

Abeywardena, I. S., & Dhanarajan, G. (2012). Open Educational Resources in Asia. Proceedings of the Symposium on E-learning and Open Educational Resources: Practices and new initiatives organised by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), 18th April 2012, Hong Kong. Recording and slides available at http://oer.ouhk.edu.hk/2012.php

  Open Educational Resources | OER | OER in Asia
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2012.09.24 17:32:51
Wayne Mackintosh

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. The workshop is open for all members of the OER Asia community. 

When: 3 -14 December 2012 (Registrations are open) 

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Registrations:  Register today to reserve your seat

Share the gift of knowledge: Invite a friend or colleague to join you or distribute the OCL4Ed poster at your institution. 

  Creative Commons | OER Foundation | OCL4Ed
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2012.08.06 21:41:27
Ishan Abeywardena

This list of free e-books is compiled and updated by Prof Paul Kawachi, OUC / Editor Asian Journal of Distance Education. It is quite a comprehensive list and is updated regularly.


  free e-books | Open Education Network | Paul Kawachi
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2012.07.25 18:07:07
Ishan Abeywardena

Four million creative commons videos on YouTube are just waiting to be reused, remixed, and reimagined—more videos than anywhere else in the world.

Full article at: http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2012/07/heres-your-invite-to-reuse-and-remix-4.html?m=1

from Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons (CC)

  Creative Commons | YouTube | OER | Open Educational Resources
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2012.07.18 17:04:53
Ishan Abeywardena

Timothy Vollmer, July 18th, 2012

Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the winners of the Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition was launched in March 2012 to solicit creative videos that clearly communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational Resources — or “OER” — and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students, and schools everywhere. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the competition with a video on the Why Open Education Matters website. The competition received over 60 qualified entries. The winning videos are displayed below.

First Prize

Congratulations to Blinktower, an extremely talented creative agency based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Second Prize

Congratulations to Laura Rachfalski and her great team. Laura is an artist, videographer and photographer from Philadelphia.

Third Prize

Congratulations to Nadia Paola Mireles Torres and her collaborators from the design firm Funktionell. It’s also amazing to see that Nadia has made all the video assets available for download and reuse under CC BY!

The prize winners were decided by a panel of distinguished experts including Davis Guggenheim, Nina Paley, Liz Dwyer, Anya Kamenetz, James Franco, Angela Lin, and Mark Surman. Due to technical problems with the public voting on the Why Open Education Matters website which prevented some persons from submitting a vote, the third prize video has been awarded by the judging panel.

In addition to the winning videos, all of the qualifying videos are available for viewing on the competition website,http://whyopenedmatters.org. All of the videos are licensed CC BY, which means others may distribute, remix, and build upon them, even commercially, as long as they give credit to the creators.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted a video for sharing their creativity, talents, and passion in helping explain and promote Open Educational Resources.

Timothy Vollmer
phone = +016086982403 | skype = timothyvollmer | tw = @tvol

  Open Education | OER | Open Educational Resources | Creative Commons
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2012.07.15 18:39:27
Ishan Abeywardena

Further to the OERAsia meeting held in Hong Kong, April 2012, the OERAsia Board of Advisers has been announced.


  Board of Advisors | OERAsia
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2012.07.12 23:17:06
Ishan Abeywardena

>>> "Jacky Hood" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > 7/11/2012 10:42 PM >>>
Everyone is invited to this 6-hour online OER basic training this Friday July 13 starting at 2pm UTC (7am Pacific Daylight Time): http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/events/basic-oer-training-and-discussions

Attend any part or all of this informative six-hour overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) via viewing of four prerecorded Webinars alternating with live discussion. You can also watch any of the webinars prior to July 13; only the Discussions are in real-time.

The Discussions are facilitated by OER thought and action leaders including Jacky Hood of College Open Textbooks, Cathy Swift of MERLOT, Marie Highby of Open Doors Group Consulting, and Cable Green of Creative Commons.
  7:00am  Defining OER: The WHAT and the WHY
  8:00am  Discussion of WHAT and WHY    Facilitator: Jacky Hood
  8:30am  Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN
  9:30am  Discussion of WHERE and WHEN    Facilitator: Cathy Swift
10:00am  Creating OER: The WHO and the HOW
11:00am  Discussion of WHO and HOW    Facilitator: Marie Highby
11:30am  Funding OER: Sustainability
12:30pm  Discussion of Sustainability    Facilitator: Cable Green
  1:00pm  Adjourn

Read the Press Release http://www.prlog.org/11919953-open-doors-group-college-open-textbooks-and-softchalk-announce-basic-oer-training.html

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Regards, Jacky Hood
Co-Director, Open Doors Group / College Open Textbooks
+1 650 323-6509
Skype jacky.hood This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

  OER Training
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2012.06.24 20:22:24
Ishan Abeywardena


Emphasizing that the term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on Open Courseware and designates “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Open licensing is built within the existing framework of intellectual property rights as defined by relevant international conventions and respects the authorship of the work”;

Recalling existing Declarations and Guidelines on Open Educational Resources such as the 2007 Cape Town Open Education Declaration, the 2009 Dakar Declaration on Open Educational Resources and the 2011 Commonwealth of Learning and UNESCO Guidelines on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education;


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2012.06.19 21:18:36

Jan Hylén1, Dirk Van Damme2, Fred Mulder3, Susan D’Antoni3

OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) has worked on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the past, which led to the publication Giving Knowledge for Free – the Emergence of Open Educational Resources (2007). This working paper thus builds on exploratory and forward-looking research in CERI and invites countries to consider the policy implications of the expansion of OER, its benefits and associated challenges. A small OER expert group was established to discuss the subject, link it to other relevant developments in the field, and develop a draft questionnaire for member countries in order to collect information regarding the policy context related to OER. The expert group met in June 2011 and for a second time in September 2011. The questionnaire was sent to the 34 OECD member countries in August 2011. It outlined a short informative note about the benefits and challenges of OER. The responses to the questionnaire are analysed in this document.


  Open Educational Resources | Sweden | OECD | France | UNESCO
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2012.06.19 21:16:24
Ishan Abeywardena

The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, headquartered in Chennai, India, has placed on the web material for 79 courses that comprise the Bachelor of Vet Science program ( a professional degree). These materials are made available on a Moodle platform. Guest can browse the materials freely and the URL is: http://www.elearnvet.net. Like with all course materials published with the support of Federal/Central Government, there is no unambiguous statement on the unrestricted re-use of this material. An analysis of entries in the DOER catalogue service of COL (http://doer.col.org) reveals that this is the first and comprehensive collection of course material coming from a professional degree program in the veterinary sector.


(communicated by Balaji)

  Vet Science | Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sc | professional degree courses
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2012.06.18 21:12:27
Ishan Abeywardena

Being one of the youngest Open Distance Learning (ODL) institutions in Asia, Wawasan Open University (WOU) recently embarked on the journey towards predominantly adopting and adapting Open Educational Resources (OER) as self directed course material for its adult learners pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

The School of Science and Technology (SST) along with the Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) initiated a pilot project which would investigate the adaption of readily available OER material under the Creative Commons license to be used as course material for undergraduate learners in the Information Technology (IT) discipline. As a result, the middle level course TCC242/05 Web Database Application, which deals with the Open Source Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL architecture, was developed completely re-using existing OER. The course has completed one full presentation cycle (beginning January and ending June 2012) with the students sitting the exam.

The complete course material released under CC BY-SA can be found at http://www.oerasia.org/OERResources/WebDatabaseApplication.pdf 

  Creative Commons License | OER reuse | ODL Course Material Development | Web Database Application | Open Educational Resources | OER
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2012.06.04 03:15:55



2013 Online Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Sciences


29-31 March 2013




AICEI aims to build an “online” platform allowing scholars, researchers, and professionals who are interested in sharing their studies from various perspectives in the aspects of social sciences, including: Culture, Education, Communication, Psychology, Population Health, Society and so forth. All theoretical, empirical, and practical papers in the above fields (but not strictly limited) are all highly welcomed.



Important dates:


1st Round

31 August 2012                   Abstract Submission Deadline

30 September 2012                Full Paper Submission Deadline

28 October 2012                   Presentation Video submission Deadline

28 October 2012                   Early Bird Registration Deadline


2nd Round

11 November 2012                 Abstract Submission Deadline

09 December 2013                 Full Paper Submission Deadline

10 February 2013                  Presentation Video submission Deadline

17 February 2013                  Registration Deadline

Conference date

29-31 March 2013


Please submit your abstract via our online submission system “Paper Submission” (http://www.auaicei.com/online_conference/call_for_papers).

Presentation Awards

In order to identify outstanding work by conference delegates, the conference committee will issue Presentation Awards to those who give excellent presentation based on an absolute standard of excellence and criteria developed by the Conference Committee. The award may be given to 0-15% of the delegates on the conference. All presenters will be eligible for the award. The winners of awards will be announced on the AICEI official website.



  psychology | education | Conference; social sciences
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2012.06.04 01:17:32
Ishan Abeywardena

This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER).
It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work.
Whether you are wanting to license your own work, or are tasked with clearing copyrighted documents, you will find comprehensive information about the basic concepts in copyright and licensing, the types of open licences that exist, and tools and techniques to provide support.


  OER Licensing | Copyright | Creatice Commons | OER
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2012.06.04 01:16:00
Ishan Abeywardena

Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies explores the tools and processes that can improve the quality, flexibility, and scalability of postsecondary education. The book takes a hard look at the education landscape today and asks what that landscape might look like tomorrow. It asks important questions and pushes us to open our minds about how technology will shape the universe of possibility for tomorrow’s students.



  EDUCASE | Education and Information Technolog | Game Changers
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2012.06.03 22:24:48
Ishan Abeywardena

Dear OER Enthusiasts,

WAWASAN OPEN UNIVERSITY, in association with local and international partners, is organising a symposium on “Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective on Policy and Practice” in Penang, Malaysia between the 19th and 21st of September 2012.

Please visit the symposium website at http://www.oerasia.org/oersymposium for more details.


  OER | Open Educational Resources | OER Symposium | OER Conference
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2012.06.02 21:43:13



 Online Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Sciences


29-31 March 2013




 Online conference is an innovative conference organisational form which has brought a series of revolutionary changes to the traditional conference. Traditional conference requires participants to travel and stay in a particular place. It is a time-consuming and costly process. Online conference uses the Internet as a conference "venue" in which participants can access the conference from anywhere at any time. You won’t miss any presentations you are interested and have adequate time to share your insights with other delegates.


AICEI aims to build a platform allowing scholars, researchers, and professionals who are interested in sharing their studies from various perspectives in the aspects of social sciences, including: Culture, Education, Communication, Psychology, Population Health, Society and so forth. All theoretical, empirical, and practical papers in the above fields (but not strictly limited) are all highly welcomed. Please refer to the website: www.auaicei.com for more detailed information.


Your paper may be published on:

  • Conference Proceedings;
  • International Journal of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences (with articles from selected refereed papers);
  • Book chapters (with articles from selected refereed papers).


Yours faithfully,

AICEI Committee







  Conference; social sciences;
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2012.05.28 18:47:20
Ishan Abeywardena

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences

for June to December 2012


Prepared by Clayton R. Wright, crwr77[at]gmail.com, May 20, 2012


The 27th edition of the conference list covers selected events that primarily focus on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Only listings until December 31, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. (The June 2012 listings have been updated from the previous list.)


An explanation for the content and format of the list can be found at http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/2011/08/why-distribute-documents-in-ms-word-or-openoffice-for-an-international-audience/. A Word 2003 or an OpenOffice format is used to enable people who do not have access to Word 2007 (or higher version) and those with limited or high-cost Internet access to find a conference that is congruent with their interests or obtain conference proceedings. (If you are seeking an interactive listing, refer to online conference sites.) Consider using the “Find” tool under Microsoft Word’s “Edit” tab or similar tab in OpenOffice to locate the name of a particular conference, association, city, or country. If you enter the country “Singapore” or “United Kingdom” (for the UK) in the “Find” tool, all conferences that occur in Singapore or the United Kingdom will be highlighted. Or, enter the word “research”. Then, “cut and paste” a list of suitable events for yourself and your colleagues.


Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date. All Internet addresses were verified at the time of publication. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this FREE conference list. Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. Perhaps your participation in the events listed will help you improve the quality of the learning environment you provide for your students. If you are seeking criteria that you could consider during the development and review of online courses, please refer to http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/2011/11/developing-and-reviewing-online-courses-items-for-consideration/. If you are considering using open educational resources, see http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1185/2161. crw


May 26-June 2, 2012 Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences: Crossroads – Scholarship for an Uncertain World, sponsored by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Event will be hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. http://congress2012.ca/


May 27-June 1, 2012, WebTel comprising International Conference on Telecommunications (8th), International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (7th) and the International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (7th) sponsored by the International Academy Research, and Industry Association (IARIA), Stuttgart, Germany. http://www.iaria.org/


May 27-June 1, 2012 NAFSA Association of International Educators: Comprehensive Internationalization – Vision and Practice, Houston, Texas, USA. http://www.nafsa.org/annualconference/default.aspx?id=3199


May 28-June 2, 2012 Canadian Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting: Toward Integration, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. http://www.cag-acg.ca/en/cag_annual_meeting.html or http://env.uwaterloo.ca/cag2012/en/


May 29-June 1, 2012 Electronics Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 62nd, Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, California, USA. http://www.ectc.net/


May 29-June 3, 2012 International Conference on Higher Education: Knowledge Crossing Borders, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.wcupa.edu/KnowledgeCrossingBorders/


May 30-June 1, 2012 EduTECH: Technology in K-12 Education National Congress, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia. http://www.acevents.com.au/k-12tech2012/


May 30-June 1, 2012 Foundations of Digital Games, sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. http://fdg2012.org/drupal/


May 30-June 1, 2012 Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP): Social, Mobile, Agile, Global – Are Your Ready? 34th, Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA. https://www.sspnet.org/ or https://www.resourcenter.net/Scripts/4Disapi2.dll/4DCGI/events/221.html?Action=Conference_Detail&ConfID_W=221&Time=1442523238


May 30-June 1, 2012 EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference: The Way Forward - Engaging Technologies, Relationships, and Communities, Tampa, Florida, USA. http://www.educause.edu/SERC12


May 30-June 1, 2012 International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS2012), Shanghai, China. http://acis.cps.cmich.edu:8080/ICIS2012/


May 30-June 2, 2012 Canadian Library Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. http://www.cla.ca/conference/2012/


May 31-June 1, 2012 EdTech 2012, 13th annual, sponsored by the Irish Learning Technology Association, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. http://ilta.net/


May 31-June 2, 2012 Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting: Rethinking Cognitive Development, 42nd annual, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://www.piaget.org/


May 31-June 3, 2012 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, hosted by the International Alliance of Teachers Scholars, Bethesda Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C., USA. http://lillyconferences.com/


May 31-June 3, 2012 Adult Education Research (AERC), 53rd annual, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. http://www.adulterc.org/Conference.htm


May 31-June 3, 2012 The International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM, formerly The National Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - CASTL Institute): The Ecology of Teaching and Learning, hosted by Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://www.lmu.edu/resources/iissam.htm or http://www.iissam.org


June 2012


June 1, 2012 Emerging Learning Design, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. http://eld.montclair.edu/


June 1-3, 2012 The Teaching Professor Conference: Dedicated to the Pursuit of Teaching and Learning Excellence, 9th, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.teachingprofessor.com/


June 1-3, 2012 Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC): The Landscape of Canadian Language – Word Nerds Gone Wild, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. http://www.editors.ca/conference/conference2012/index.html


June 1-3, 2012 Japan Association for Language Teaching Computer Assisted Language Learning (JALT), Konan University, Nishinomiya, Japan. http://jaltcall.org/events/


June 2-6, 2012 Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, 52nd annual, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://forum.airweb.org/2012/ 


June 2-6, 2012 Institute on General Education and Assessment, organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/SummerInstitutes.cfm


June 3-5, 2012 Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE): The Well-Rounded Assessment Practitioner – Exploring the Skills, Knowledge, and Art of the Assessment Profession in Higher Education, 2nd annual, hosted by the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association (NMHEAA), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. http://www.aalhe.org/


June 3-5, 2012 National Association of State Directors of Teaching Education and Certification: Charting the Course from Preparation to Performance, 84th, annual, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.nasdtec.com/


June 3-6, 2012 Distance Learning Administration Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA. http://www.westga.edu/~distance/dla/


June 3-6, 2012 Content in Context: Publishing 3.0, sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.contentincontext.org/


June 3-7, 2012 Summer Institute on College Teaching, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, hosted by the Virginia Consortium for Higher Education, 34th, Virginia, USA. http://vtc.odu.edu/development/summerInstitute.html


June 3-7, 2012 International Academic Association for the Enhancement of Learning in Higher Education (LITHE) Symposium: Learning in University Education – Contemporary Standpoints, 7th, Aegina Island, Greece. http://lihe.wordpress.com/future-events/lihe12-europe-2/


June 4, 2012 Congress on Digital Television: Challenges and Opportunities, sponsored by UNESCO, Santiago, Chile. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/programme-meetings/?tx_browser_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=5356&cHash=0ee07411e2


June 4-6, 2012 International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Prague, Czech Republic. http://www.int-e.net/


June 4-7, 2012, International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL): Library Strategies for Next Generation Users, 33rd, Nanayang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.iatul.org/conferences/


June 4-7, 2012 International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece. http://www.atiner.gr/arts.htm or http://www.wasafiri.org/pages/news/index.asp?NewsID=128


June 4-7, 2012 BookExpo America, New York, New York, USA. http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Show-Info/Event-At-A-Glance-Hours/#future


June 4-8, 2012 Global Learn Asia Pacific: Global Conference on Learning and Technology, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.aace.org/conf/glearn/


June 4-8, 2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2012), 6th, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. http://www.icwsm.org/2012/


June 4-8, 2012 Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and South Africa Library and Information Association, 20th, organized by the Kenya Library Association, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.klas.or.ke/p/kla-2011-annual-conference.html


June 4-8, 2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.dhsi.org/


June 4-8, 2012 International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Conference: Data Science for a Connected World – Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information, 38th, annual, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.iassistdata.org/conferences


June 4-8, 2012 Collegiate Information and Visitor Services (CIVSA) Annual Conference, 19th, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://civsa.org/conference/


June 5-6, 2012 World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2012), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://wwwalt.haw-hamburg.de/wssd-2012.html


June 5-6, 2012 Elliott Masie’s LeadershipDev Design Studio, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.leadershipdev.com/


June 5-6, 2012 Higher Education and Industry Forum, Vibe Savoy, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education


June 5-6, 2012 International Conference BRIDGES Europe-China, 1st, organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal. http://pontes.ipleiria.pt/?lang=en


June 5-7, 2012 Department and Division Chair Workshop, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Portland, Oregon, USA. http://www.cic.edu/


June 5-7, 2012 Innovations in e-Learning Symposium: New Skills for a Global Workforce, 8th annual, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. http://innovationsinelearning.gmu.edu/


June 5-7, 2012 International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), 3rd, Prague, Czech Republic. http://www.int-e.net/


June 5-7, 2012 BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012, New York City, New York, USA. http://www.blogworldexpo.com/


June 5-9, 2012 Computex: Shaping the Future, 32nd, Taipei, Taiwan. http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/


June 6-8, 2012 eLearning DevCon 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. www.elearningdevcon.com


June 6-8, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Rome, Italy. http://www.cluteinstitute.com


June 6-8, 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) Conference, Fashioning the Library of the Future, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York, USA.  http://sunyla2012.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/2012-suny-librarians-take-manhattan/


June 6-8, 2012 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning: Tradition and Innovation in a Competitive Environment, organized by Thomas Edison State College, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. http://www.tesc.edu/national-institute/


June 6-9, 2012 European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Annual Conference: Open Learning Generations - Closing the Gap from Generation Y to the Mature Lifelong Learners, 21st, Porto, Portugal. http://www.eden-online.org/


June 7-8, 2012 International Conference on The Future of Education, 2nd, Florence, Italy. http://www.pixel-online.net/edu_future2012/


June 7-8, 2012, State University of New York (SUNY) Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference: Moving from Me to We – Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges with Globally Networked Learning Partnerships, 4th annual, SUNY Global Center, New York City, New York, USA. www.suny.edu/global/coil


June 7-8, 2012 eLearning 2.0 Conference, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom. http://www.elearning2.org/


June 7-8, 2012 British Columbia Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG): Innovation – What’s on Your Horizon? Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://etug.ca/ or http://etug.ca/2012/02/24/2012-etug-spring-workshop-call-for-proposals/


June 7-8, 2012 Using “The Cloud” for eLearning, offered online by the eLearning Guild, http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/2209/online-forums-2012---the-cloud-jun-7--8/


June 7-9, 2012 Association of Canadian Archivists: In Search of Archival Gold, 37th annual, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. http://www.archivists.ca/content/annual-conference


June 7-9, 2012 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Assessment and Persistence Conference, Tampa, Florida, USA. http://www.naspa.org/programs/apc/default.cfm


June 7-9, 2012 International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference: The Future is WAC, 11th, Savannah, Georgia, USA. http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/IWACproposals.html


June 7-9, 2012 Science and Mathematics Education Conference: Teaching at the Heart of Learning, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. http://www4.dcu.ie/smec/2012/index.shtml


June 8, 2012 e-Cornucopia 2012: Creativity through Technology, Oakland University, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. http://www2.oakland.edu/elis/conference.cfm?countrytabs=0


June 8, 2012 Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services through Mobile Technologies, offered online by Amigos Library Services. http://www.amigos.org/mobile_tech


June 8-9, 2012 Textbook and Academic Authoring Annual Conference, sponsored by the Text and Academic Authors Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.taaonline.net/


June 8-9, 2012 Frontiers of Distance Learning in Business Education, Westchester Campus of Fordham University, Harrison, New York, USA. http://www.bnet.fordham.edu/estelami/distancelearningconference.html


June 8-11, 2012 Creativity Workshop, New York City, New York, USA. http://www.creativityworkshop.com/conferences.html


June 8-11, 2012 Global Conference for Academic Research (GCAR): Managing Technology and Innovation in the 21st Century, organized by Academic Research and Open World University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.gcar2012.com/


June 9-10, 2012 International Conference on Computing and Computer Vision, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.icccv.org/


June 9-12, 2012 Millennium Leadership Institute for Provosts, Vice Presidents and Senior Administrators, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.aascu.org/Upcoming_Events.aspx


June 9-15, 2012 InfoComm12: Information Communications Marketplace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. www.infocomm.org


June 10-12, 2012 IEEE World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2011), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. http://www.worldcis.org/


June 10-13, 2012 Canadian Higher Education and Information Technology (CANHEIT 2012): Building the Digital University, 10th annual, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. http://www.cuccio-cdpiuc.ca/en/canheit/index.php


June 10-13, 2012 Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS/ASEUCC), hosted by Brock University and Niagara College, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. http://www.cacuss.ca/professionalDevelopment/Conferences/cacuss2012.htm


June 10-13, 2012 Learning College Summit: Learning as  Key to Student Success and Completion, organized by the League for Innovation, Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. http://www.league.org/ls2012/ or http://www.league.org/lcs/


June 10-13, 2012 European Conference on Information Systems, 20th, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.ecis2012.eu/


June 10-13, 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition, 119th, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2011


June 10-13, 2012 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development (NAEYC), 21st, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. http://www.naeyc.org/institute/


June 10-14, 2012 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, hosted by George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.jcdl.org/


June 10-15, 2012 Jasig-Sakai Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://sakaiproject.org/jasig-sakai-conference-2012


June 10-15, 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), Brisbane, Australia. http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/


June 10-15, 2012 Certificate for International Education Professionals Summer Institute, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. http://quic.queensu.ca/training/ietpsummerinstitutenew.asp


June 10-15, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2012): Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. http://www.ieee-icc.org/


June 11, 2012 Open Source and Design of Communication (OSDOC) Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal. http://eurosigdoc.acm.org/osdoc2012/


June 11, 2012 Academic and Professional Publishing and South Africa, organized by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.stm-assoc.org/events/academic-and-professional-publishing-in-south-africa/


June 11-12, 2012 Integrated Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation, organized by Academic Impressions, Houston, Texas, USA. http://www.academicimpressions.com/conference/integrated-strategic-planning-and-resource-allocation-june-2012


June 11-13, 2012 University Business Leadership Institute (UBTech formerly EduComm) 2012, The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://educommconference.com/


June 11-13, 2012 Structural Frameworks for Open, Digital Information: Strategy, Policy and Infrastructure, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.nordbib.net/


June 11-13, 2012 Diversity Conference: Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 12th international, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://ondiversity.com/conference-2012/


June 11-14, 2012 International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education, Athens, Greece. http://www.atiner.gr/mathematics.htm


June 11-14, 2012 MobileHealth and 2nd ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA. http://www-l2ti.univ-paris13.fr/~boudjit/MobileHealth2012/


June 11-14, 2012 Higher Education Creativity Conference, organized by Sichuan University and the Arizona State University, Kehuayuan Hotel, Chengdu, China. http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-higher-education-creativity-conference/event-summary-ca239c4dfa394adc98603f83e4ff25ff.aspx


June 11-15, 2012 Canadian Health Libraries Association Annual Conference: Cascade of Knowledge, organized by the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. http://www.chla-absc.ca/2012/


June 12-14, 2012 eLearning Forum Asia 2012: Engaging Technology-driven Learners, Peking University, Beijing, China. http://forums.pku.edu.cn/conference_blue/index.php?hy_id=23


June 12-15, 2012 Archiving in the Digital Age, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.imaging.org/IST/conferences/archiving/


June 12-15, 2012 New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.nmc.org/news/summer-conference-mit-june-12-15-2012


June 12-15, 2012 Computer Graphics International (CGI 2012), Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom. http://media.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/cgi-2012.html


June 12-15, 2012 Bulgarian Comparative Education Society: International Perspectives on Education, 10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria. http://bces.conference.tripod.com/


June 12-16, 2012 Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, 29th, and International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference: Open Education – Resources and Design for Language Learning, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA. https://calico.org/page.php?id=468 and http://www.iallt.org/conferences/iallt2011


June 13, 2012 MoodleMoot Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia http://www.srce.unizg.hr/proizvodi-i-usluge/obrazovanje/centar-za-e-ucenje/moodlemoot/ or http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=33


June 13-14, 2012 Expo eLearning 2012, Bogotá, Colombia. http://www.expoelearning.com/index.asp?ed=3


June 13-14, 2012 Supported Online Learning for Students Using Technology for Information and Communication in Their Education (SOLSTICE) eLearning and Centre for Learning and Teaching Research (CLTR) Teaching and Learning Conference: Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Student Success, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, United Kingdom. http://ehu.ac.uk/sol2012


June 13-14, 2012 Theory, Context and the Internet, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.digcult.org/


June 13-14, 2012 E-Learning Symposium, hosted by the E-Learning Council, Austin, Texas, USA. http://www.elearningcouncil.com/content/e-learning-symposium-2012-austin


June 13-15, 2012 Online Teaching Conference 2012: The Many Faces of Online Teaching, Evergreen College, San Jose, California, USA. http://www.onlineteachingconference.org/


June 13-15, 2012 International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD), 14th, organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDTD), Lima, Peru. http://www.ndltd.org/


June 13-15, 2012 International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW), 5th annual, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA. http://www.icelw.org/


June 13-15, 2012 International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2012), Mohammed V University and Ibn Tofail University, Rabat, Morocco. http://www.dirf.org/intech/


June 13-15, 2012 Games + Learning + Society (GLS 8.0), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.glsconference.org/2012/


June 13-15, 2012 Mathematics and Computers in Biology and Chemistry (MCBC), 13th, organized by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Iasi, Romania. http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2012/iasi/mcbc/


June 13-15, 2012 Mathematics and Computers in Business and Economics, (MCBE), 13th, organized by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Iasi, Romania. http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2012/iasi/mcbe/


June 13-17, 2012 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, organized by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Mayflower Renaissance Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/anconf


June 14, 2012 Program Assessment and Curriculum Review, offered online by Wiley Learning Institute. http://wli.wiley.com/pg/pages/view/1822/dcli-summer-intensive-program-assessment


June 14-15, 2012 International e-Learning Conference: Smart Innovations in Education and Life Long Learning, organized by the Thailand Cyber University and the Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi, Thailand. http://support.thaicyberu.go.th/iec2012/


June 14-15, 2012 E-Learning Baltics (eLBa), Rostock, Germany. http://www.e-learning-baltics.de/


June 14-15, 2012 European Conference on eGovernment, 12th, Barcelona, Spain. http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2012/eceg12-home.htm


June 14-15, 2012 International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB): Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay between Culture and Technology, Guimarães, Portugal. http://www.elpub.net/


June 14-15, 2012 Higher Education Information Technology British Columbia (HEITBC), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. http://etug.ca/2012/03/27/it4bc-2012-call-for-presenters/


June 14-15, 2012 Australian Private Higher Education Conference: Examining Sector Growth, Regulation and Best Practice, 1st, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education/australian-private-higher-education-conference


June 14-15, 2012 The Future of Evaluation in Modern Societies, Saarbruecken University, Saarbruecken, Germany. http://www.iocomsa.org/node/53 or http://futureofevaluation.ceval.de/e1_index.html


June 14-15, 2012 Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference: Re-imaging Qualitative Research for the 21st Century – Cultural Context in a Global World, 18th, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://www.stthomas.edu/education/events/mqrc/default.html


June 14-16, 2012 Institute for New Chief Academic Officers, sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CAOS1


June 14-16, 2012 International Conference for Theory and Practice in Education: Information and Education, 5th, Miskolc, Hungary. http://www.eduscience.hu/Fifthaesconference.html


June 14-16, 2012 Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. http://publishers.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=96


June 14-17, 2012 International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 10th, Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://thehumanities.com/conference-2012/


June 15, 2012 International Conference on Educational Media, Seoul, South Korea. http://home.ebs.co.kr/icem2012eng/index.html


June 15-16, 2012 eWorld Forum: Governance in the Information Age, New Delhi, India. http://www.eworldforum.net/


June 15-19, 2012 International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Annual Conference and Exposition, 54th, Reno, Nevada, USA. http://www.iaclea.org/Visitors/events/Conference/index.cfm


June 16-17, 2012 International Conference on Future Network Technologies, 4th, Bangalore, India. http://www.icfn.org/cfp.htm


June 16-18, 2012 Global Development Conference on Urbanization and Development, 13th annual, sponsored by the Global Development Network, Budapest, Hungary. http://cloud2.gdnet.org/cms.php?id=annual_conference


June 17-19, 2012 Malaysia Open Source Conference (MOSC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://portal.mosc.my/


June 17-19, 2012 Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) World Conference 2012, 13th annual, Bangalore, India. http://www.gitma.org/


June 17-20, 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 119th annual, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.asee.org/


June 17-20, 2012 International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM): Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience, Barcelona, Spain. http://conference.ispim.org/


June 17-20, 2012 International Nurse Education Conference: Changing the Landscape for Nursing and Healthcare Education – Evidence-based Innovation, Policy and Practice, 4th, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.netnep-conference.elsevier.com/index.asp


June 18-19, 2012 Emerging Leaders in Higher Education, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://www.academicimpressions.com/conference/emerging-leaders-higher-education-june-2012


June 18-19, 2012 Global Interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. http://www.linkedheritage.org/linkeddataseminar/


June 18-20, 2012 International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, biennial conference, Aarhus, Denmark. http://www.catacconference.org/


June 18-20, 2012 International Conference on Evaluation for Practice, 8th, University Consortium of Pori, Pori, Finland. http://www.ucpori.fi/sivu.aspx?taso=2&id=1165


June 18-20, 2012 EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR): Higher Education’s Changing Landscape and the Promise of Analytics – New Challenges and Opportunities for IT, Boulder, Colorado, USA. http://www.educause.edu/ECAR12


June 18-20, 2012 Learning Transfer Conference, organized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.astd.org/Events.aspx


June 18-20, 2012 Association of American University Presses, 75th, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.aaupnet.org/index.php


June 18-21, 2012 Canada International Conference on Education, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. http://www.ciceducation.org/


June 18-21, 2012 Asia-Pacific Simulation Training (SimTecT) Conference and Exhibition: Simulation – Integrated Solutions, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. http://www.simtect.com.au/


June 18-21, 2012 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), 12th, including Cities, Technologies and Planning (CTP), Federal University of Bahia, Salvador de Bahia, Santander, Brazil. http://www.iccsa.org/ and http://www.unibas.it/utenti/murgante/ctp_12/descr.html


June 18-21, 2012 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 32nd, Macau, China. http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~cheng/ICDCS2011/index.html


June 18-22, 2012 Virtual Educa: International Conference on Education, Professional Training, Innovation, Cooperation and Development, 13th, Panama. http://www.virtualeduca.org


June 18-22, 2012 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), Zadar, Croatia. http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/


June 19, 2012 Engaging Online Learners: Activities and Tools to Create Collaborative Learning, offered online by Wiley Learning Institute. http://wli.wiley.com/pg/pages/view/1778/jbotl-summer-intensive-2-online-course-engagement


June 19, 2012 Networks – The Building Blocks for Sustainable Development, sponsored by Publishers for Development, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom. http://www.pubs-for-dev.info/conference/2012-conference/


June 19-20, 2012 Emerging Media Conference (EmMeCon), Seattle, Washington, USA. http://wappow.com/emerging-media/


June 19-21, 2012 Technology in Education Colorado, Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA. http://tiecolorado.org/


June 19-21, 2012 mLearnCon: Mobile Learning Conference and Expo, Fairmont San Jose Hotel, San Jose, California, USA. http://www.elearningguild.com/mLearnCon/content/1603/mlearncon---home


June 19-21, 2012 Telecom World Congress, 7th annual, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/telecom-world-congress/


June 19-22, 2012 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE): Learning without Boundaries? 32nd, Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.stlhe.ca/conferences-events/stlhe-annual-conference/


June 19-22, 2012 CommunicAsia 2011, 23rd, International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition and Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.communicasia.com/


June 19-22, 2012 International Conference for Academic Disciplines: Florence Multidisciplinary Conference – Teaching and Education, Technology and Science, Florence, Italy. http://www.internationaljournal.org/florence.html


June 19-23, 2012 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), Portland State University, Portland, Washington, USA. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/SummerInstitutes.cfm


June 20-22, 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress, sponsored by UNESCO, the Commonwealth of Learning and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Paris, France. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/


June 20-22 2012 French MoodleMoot, Nimes, France. http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=33 or http://moodlemoot2012.unimes.fr/


June 20-22, 2012 Mobile Asia Expo 2012, Shanghai, China. http://www.mobileasiaexpo.com/?MAEMM=CBWORLD


June 20-22, 2012 Best Teachers Summer Institute, 17th, West Orange, New Jersey, USA. http://www.bestteachersinstitute.org/


June 20-22, 2012 Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Convention and Exposition, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.apscuconvention.org/


June 20-22, 2012 International Conference on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education: Where East Meets West and Theory Meets Practice, 9th, sponsored by the World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE), Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.waceinc.org/


June 20-22, 2012 Office of Women in Higher Education National Leadership Forum, 79th, sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices/OWHE/Leading/National_Leadership.htm


June 20-22, 2012 Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference: Global Empowerment, sponsored by Management, Knowledge and Learning (Make Learn), Celje, Slovenia. http://makelearn.issbs.si/


June 20-22, 2012 World Summit on the Knowledge Society, 5th, Rome, Italy. http://wsks.org/


June 20-22, 2012 .Nxt: Uncover the Future of the Internet: The Next Steps in the Future of Domain Names, Victoria Park Plaza, London, United Kingdom. http://dot-nxt.com/london


June 20-23, 2012 Faculty Learning Community Developers’ and Facilitators’ Institute, 13th annual, sponsored by the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, Kellogg West Ranch at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, California, USA. http://www.iats.com/conferences/flc/index.shtml


June 20-24, 2012 Seoul International Book Fair, 18th, Seoul, South Korea. http://www.sibf.or.kr/


June 20-July 3, 2012 Open Educational Resources (OERs), Copyright and Creative Commons Licensing (#OCL4Ed), hosted free, online by the OER Foundation. http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/About


June 21-22, 2012 International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2011), 7th, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. http://academic-conferences.org/icel/icel2012/icel12-home.htm


June 21-22, 2012 Presidential Team Technology Conference, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.aascu.org/MeetingsCalendar/


June 21-22, 2012 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Summer Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.chea.org/default.asp


June 21-22, 2012 ICMB Conference on Adoption, Use and Effect of Mobile Systems and Applications, 11th, Delft, The Netherlands, http://www.mbusiness2012.org/


June 21-22, 2012 Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG), 10th, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.editorialmanager.com/homepage/emugregistration.asp


June 21-22, 2012 International Conference on Information Science Technology and Management (CISTM), 10th, Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.cistm.org/


June 21-23, 2012 International Center for Service Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE), 3rd, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. http://educationprogram.duke.edu/ICSLTE


June 21-23, 2012 Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum, 7th annual, Freetown, Sierra Leone. http://www.cto.int/Default.aspx?tabid=88


June 21-26, 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting: Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves, Anaheim, California, USA. http://ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/index.cfm


June 22-23, 2012 International Conference on Educational Sciences: Challenges and Quality Development in Higher Education, Tirana, Albania. http://www.ices.beder.edu.al/


June 22-24, 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Emerging Technologies Forum, San Diego, California, USA. http://setda.org/web/guest/2011schedule_etforum


June 22-24, 2012 Web Science, sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Communication Association and the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Evanston, Illinois, USA. http://www.websci12.org/


June 22-26, 2012 TechWeek Conference and Expo: Discover + Innovate + Connect, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://techweek.com/conference/


June 22-27, 2012 InSITE 2012, the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference, hosted by Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.informingscience.us/icarus/conferences/insite2012


June 23-24, 2012 Summer Research Institute on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education, 3rd, annual, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/education/center_for_engaged_democracy/future_of_community_engagement_in_higher_education/


June 23-26, 2012 Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference, biennial, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA. http://www.cur.org/conferences/tcnj/cur12natconf.asp


June 24-26, 2012 New Deans Seminar, sponsored by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.aacsb.edu/conferences_seminars/seminars/nds_june_2012_lasvegas.asp


June 24-27, 2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE 2012): Expanding Horizons, San Diego, California, USA. http://www.iste.org/


June 24-29, 2012 International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology, 7th, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Venice, Italy. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ICCGI12.html


June 24-29, 2012 International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, 8th, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Venice, Italy. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ICWMC12.html


June 24-29, 2012 International Conference on Evolving Internet, 4th, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Venice, Italy. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/INTERNET12.html


June 24-29, 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), 19th, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2012/


June 25-27, 2012 Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2012), 15th, organized by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Napoli, Italy. http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-774.html


June 25-27, 2012 International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC), 11th, including International Workshop on Interactive Environments and Emergent Technologies for eLearning (IEETeL), 3rd, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Liverpool, United Kingdom. http://scim.brad.ac.uk/~hmibrahi/IUCC2012/


June 25-27, 2012 Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2012), 10th, organized by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Napoli, Italy. http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-776.html


June 25-27, 2012 Character Education Conference, 18th annual, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. http://www.characterplus.org/page.asp?page=425


June 25-28, 2012 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 7th, Barcelona, Spain. http://thesocialsciences.com/conference-2012/


June 25-28, 2012 Hypertext 2012: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 23rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.ht2012.org/


June 25-28, 2012 International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, 20th, Pilzen, Czech Republic. http://wscg.zcu.cz/wscg2012/wscg2012.htm


June 25-28, 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Information Society (i-Society), co-sponsored by IEEE UK, London, United Kingdom. http://www.i-society.eu/


June 25-28, 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 13th, San Francisco, California, USA. http://www.ieee-wowmom.org


June 25-29, 2012 ED-MEDIA 2012: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://aace.org/conf/


June 25-29, 2012 EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership Program, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://net.educause.edu/TheEDUCAUSEInstituteLearningTechnologyLeadershipProgram/6273


June 25-29, 2012 International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, 20th, Prague, Czech Republic. http://wscg.zcu.cz/


June 25-29, 2012 Microsoft Tech Ed Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. http://europe.msteched.com/


June 25-29, 2012 Designing Interactive Systems, Newcastle, United Kingdom, http://www.dis2012.org/


June 25-29, 2012 International Conference on Supercomputing, 26th, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Venice, Italy. http://www.ics-conference.org/


June 25-30, 2012 Educating for the 21St Century, Centre for Executive Education, University for Peace, San José, Costa Rica. http://www.centre.upeace.org/index.php/courses/82-educating-for-the-21st-century-


June 26, 2012 Learning and Teaching Conference, Ealing Campus, Thames Valley University, London, United Kingdom. http://www.tvu.ac.uk/instil/Events.jsp


June 26-27, 2012 Social Media in Higher Education Conference, Sydney, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education/social-media-in-higher-education-conference


June 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Intelligent Computing (MUSIC 2012), 3rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.ftrai.org/music2012/index.php


June 26-28, 2012 FutureTech: International Conference on Future Information Technology, 7th, hosted by Future Technology Research Association (FTRA) International, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.ftrg.org/futuretech2012/


June 26-28, 2012 International Workshop on Social Computing, Network, and Services (SocialComNet), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.ftrai.org/socialcomnet2012/registration.htm


June 26-28, 2012 O’Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, Santa Clara, California, USA. http://conferences.oreillynet.com/


June 26-29, 2012 EdMedia 2012: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/


June 26-29, 2012 Open Source Bridge: Connecting Developers Across Projects, Languages and Backgrounds, Portland, Oregon, USA. http://opensourcebridge.org/


June 26-29, 2012 National Conference on Student Assessment, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://www.ccsso.org/News_and_Events/Meetings_and_Events.html


June 26-29, 2012 The Power of Mindsets, hosted by Learning and the Brain Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.learningandthebrain.com/


June 26-29, 2012 Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE): New Horizons, 15th, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.fyhe.com.au/


June 26-July 3, 2012 Creativity Workshop, Crete, Greece. http://www.creativityworkshop.com/


June 27-29, 2012 International Conference on Higher Education, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France.  http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/paris/iche/


June 27-29, 2012 International Conference on Education and Information Technology, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/paris/iceit/


June 27-29, 2012 European Access Network (EAN): Is Higher Education a Right, Privilege or a Necessity? 21st annual, University of Zagreb, Croatia. http://www.ean-edu.org


June 27-29, 2012 College Media Conference, 26th annual, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.collegemediaconference.org/


June  27-29, 2012 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, 10th, Annecy, France. http://www.polytech.univ-savoie.fr/index.php?id=cbmi2012


June 27-29, 2012 University Planning and Design Summit, 5th, Sydney, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education/university-planning-design-summit


June 27-30, 2012 Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER): Mobilising the Knowledge Economy for Europe, 41st, annual, Tartu, Estonia. http://www.utlib.ee/liber2012/index.php


June 27-30 World Conference on Educational Technology Researches, 2nd, Near East University, Kyrenia, North Cyprus. http://www.wcetr.org/


June 28-29, 2012 European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2012), 11th, University of Bolton, Bolton, United Kingdom. http://academic-conferences.org/ecrm/ecrm2012/ecrm12-home.htm


June 28-29, 2012 Bloomsbury Conference on e-Publishing and e-Publications: Scholarly Outreach and Outcomes, hosted by the University College London, London, United Kingdom. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/e-publishing/


June 28-29, 2012 Responding to the 21st Century Demands for Educational Leadership and Management in Higher Education, organized by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Training Center (RETRAC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. http://www.vnseameo.org/InternationalConference2012/


June 28-29, 2012 University of Illinois eTextbook UnConference, Champaign, Illinois, USA. http://publish.illinois.edu/etext-unconference/2012/04/11/university-of-illinois-etextbook-camp-june-28th-29th-2012/


June 28-29, 2012 The eLearning Playground, organized by Ark Group, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-E016-TheelearningPlayground.htm


June 28-30, 2012 European Psychology Learning and Teaching (Europlat) Conference, University of Vilnius, Lithuania. http://www.europlat.org/s.php?p=3


June 28-30, 2012 Educational Reform in the 21st Century in Balkan Countries, Bucharest, Romania. http://edureform.lumina.org/


June 28-30, 2012 Global Ethics Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.globethics.net/web/gef/conference2012


June 28-30, 2012 Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. http://www.digitalcrossroads.nl/


June 28-July 1, 2012 International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). 14th, Wroclaw University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland. http://www.iceis.org/


June 29-30, 2012 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, 3rd, Jeju Island, South Korea. http://www.icemt.org/cfp.htm


June 29-30, 2012 Journal Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (JC4E), 2nd, Jeju Island, Korea. http://www.ijeeee.org/jc4e/2nd/


June 29-July 1, 2012 Wikipedia Academy: Research and Free Knowledge, Berlin, Germany. http://wikipedia-academy.de/2012/wiki/Main_Page


June 30, 2012 One Voice New Orleans International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.elementalethics.com/


June ?, 2012 International Conference in University Learning and Teaching (InCULT), biennial conference, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. http://www.herts.ac.uk/more/incult-conference/


June ?, 2012 Science Learning and Teaching Conference: Towards Excellent Science Teaching in University Based Education”, biennial conference, location to be announced, http://www.sltc.info/ or http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/hosted/sltc/


As of May 14, 2012, information for the 2012 versions of the events below was NOT available.


June 10-12, 2011 International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT), 4th, IEEE conference, Chengdu, China. http://www.iccsit.org/


June 28-30, 2011 International DIVERSE (Developing Innovative Visual Educational Resources for Students Everywhere) Conference, 11th, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. http://diverse2011.dcu.ie/


July 2012


July 1-3, 2012 International Conference on Educational Technologies (EDUTE ‘ 11) sponsored by the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Porto, Portugal. http://www.wseas.org/ or http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2012/porto/edute/


July 1-3, 2012 International Conference on Education and e-Learning Innovations (ICEELI), Sousse, Tunisia. http://www.iceeli.org/


July 1-3, 2012 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Technology Conference: Mobilizing Intelligent Data to Better Serve Your Students, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.aacrao.org/meetings/tech2012.aspx


July 1-3, 2012 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Summer Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. http://www.ascd.org/conferences.aspx


July 1-4, 2012 Moodlemoot, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. http://moodlemoot.org.au/ or http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=33


July 2-4, 2012 International Conference on Education and New Technologies (EDULEARN12), Barcelona, Spain. http://www.iated.org/edulearn12/


July 2-4, 2012 African Education Week Convention and Learning Expo: Bridging the Skills Gap through Quality Education for All, 6th annual, Johannesburg, South Africa. http://www.educationweek.co.za/en/index.php


July 2-4, 2012 International Conference on Libraries: Transformation to Humanize Libraries, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. https://sites.google.com/site/usmicol2012/home/introduction-1


July 2-5, 2012 Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. http://www.herdsa.org.au


July 2-5, 2012 International Dynamic, Explorative and Active Learning (IDEAL) Conference: Explorative Learning, Bayburt University, Bayburt, Turkey. http://www.ideal-conferences.net/


July 2-6, 2012 International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), hosted by the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. http://www.isls.org/icls2012/index.html


July 2-6, 2012 Education and Open Access Repositories: Policies, Law and Future Prospects, Workshop, part of the 13th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. http://issei2012.haifa.ac.il/Koutras.htm


July 3-4, 2012 Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) International Conference: Managing the Academic Workforce - Global Challenges and Opportunities, London, United Kingdom. http://www.acu.ac.uk/conferences/acu_and_acu-related_events or http://www.ucea.ac.uk/en/Seminars/managing-the-academic-workforce.cfm


July 3-5, 2012 Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, 6th global conference, Oxford, United Kingdom. http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/visual-literacies/call-for-papers/


July 3-5, 2012 Australian Council of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Associations International TESOL Conference: TESOL as a Global Trade – Ethics, Equity and Ecology, Cairns, Australia. http://www.astmanagement.com.au/acta12/


July 3-5, 2012 Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 17th annual, Haifa, Israel. http://cse.proj.ac.il/iticse/


July 3-7, 2012 International Council for Innovation in Higher Education Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil. http://icie.net/saopaulo.php


July 4-5, 2012 Corporate Universities and Ac@demies Summit, Paris, France. http://cross.flemingeurope.com/corporate-universities/


July 4-6, 2012 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning: Engaging Learners through Emerging Technologies, organized by the Open University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Web Symposium Consortium, Hong Kong, China. http://ict2012.ouhk.edu.hk/


July 4-6, 2012 International Conference on Thinking, hosted by Birkbeck College and the University College London, London, United Kingdom. http://www.ict2012.bbk.ac.uk/


July 4-6, 2012 Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) Annual Conference: Widening Access to Higher Education in Divided Communities, University of Ulster, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. http://www.f-a-c-e.org.uk/conferences.html


July 4-6, 2012 International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT): Growing by Architecting on Top of Our Memories, organized by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Rome, Italy. http://www.scuolaiad.it/ICALT2012/


July 4-6, 2012 International Conference on Innovative, Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS2012), 6th, Palermo, Italy. http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/imis/2012/


July 4-6, 2012 International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT), Palermo, Italy. http://www.esiot.com/


July 4-6, 2012 European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) Conference: Health Information without Frontiers, 13th, Brussels, Belgium. http://sites-final.uclouvain.be/EAHIL2012/conference/


July 5-6, 2012 Leading Your Technical Team, organized by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, York, United Kingdom. http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/evt-crs-prog/calendar/lyttjuly2012.html


July 5-6, 2012 Adult Learning Symposium: New Frontiers in Learning and Work, sponsored by the Institute for Adult Learning Singapore, Singapore. http://www.ial.edu.sg/index.aspx?id=412


July 5-7, 2012 International Conference on Education (ICE), 8th, Samos Island, Greece. http://www.ineag.gr/ice/index.php


July 5-7, 2012 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE), 12th annual, Rhodes Island, Greece. www.icicte.org


July 5-8, 2012 Tokyo International Book Fair, 19th, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.bookfair.jp/en/


July 5-12, 2012 Creativity Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, USA. http://www.creativityworkshop.com/


July 6-8, 2012 International Internet Education Conference and Exhibition: Advanced Technologies and Cloud Computing Applications for Edutainment, 10th, Cairo, Egypt. http://www.distant-learning.net/


July 6-8, 2012 The Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP) Annual Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. http://www.theatp.org/


July 7-8, 2012 International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology (ICKET), London, United Kingdom. http://www.icket.org/


July 7-10, 2012 Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI), sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. http://www.aacc.nche.edu/


July 7-11, 2012 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP-47), Make No Isolated Plans – Integration for Educational Quality, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.scup.org/page/leadership/annualconf/locations#Future


July 8-11, 2012 Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar, organized by the Council of Independent Colleges, Stowe, Vermont, USA. http://www.cic.edu/projects_services/grants/vocation_mission.asp


July 8-13, 2012 Global Leadership, Learning and Research, organized by the Fischler School of Education, NOVA Southeastern University, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/summer/emerging


July 9-10, 2012 Blackboard Developers Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.blackboard.com/Contact-Us/Events-Center/User-Conferences/Developer-s-Conference.aspx


July 9-10, 2012 Canadian Teachers’ Federation President’s Forum: Perspectives on Quality in Education, 4th annual, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://www.ctf-fce.ca/Events/?index_id=121317&lang=EN&id=91095


July 9-10, 2012 International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (including educational tourism), Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.tourism-conf.org/


July 9-10, 2012 Asian Forum on Business Education (AFBE) Conference: Emerging Trends for Sustainability in Global Business – Opportunities and Challenges, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.afbe.biz/main/


July 9-11, 2012 International ePortfolio and Identity Conference, ePIC 2012, 10th annual, IET Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom. http://www.epforum.eu/2012


July 9-11, 2012 Australian University Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) National Conference: Next Steps, 9th annual, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.aucea.org.au/events/2012-aucea-next-steps-conference/


July 9-11, 2012 EELU International Conference on e-Learning in the Arab World: Challenges for Development, Cairo, Egypt. http://icel.eelu.edu.eg/


July 9-12, 2012 International Conference on Business and Management Education, 4th, Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.icbme.com/


July 9-13, 2012 International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12), 7th, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. http://groups.google.com/group/open-repositories


July 9-13, 2012 EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program, Boulder, Colorado, USA. http://net.educause.edu/node/1733?time=1229911317


July 9-13, 2012 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Melbourne, Australia. http://www.icme2012.org/


July 9-13, 2012 Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education: The Clark Kerr Institute (focuses on university governance and management), University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/bihe/index.html


July 9-13, 2012 RC33 International Conference on Social Science Methodology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. http://conference.acspri.org.au/index.php/rc33/2012/index


July 9-14, 2012 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. https://www.iassid.org/


July 9-14, 2012 Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference: Diversity, Equity, Social Change, Influence, Global, New Orleans! New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.ahead.org/


July 9-20, 2012 e/merge Online Conference on Educational Technology in Africa, 4th, offered online, http://emerge2012.net/about-emerge/


July 9-August 10, 2012 Developing and Constructing Valid Survey Instrument, organized by the University of South Carolina National Resource Center, offered online. http://www.sc.edu/fye/events/upcoming.html


July 10-12, 2012 International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly: The Changing Global Perspective on the Role of Teacher and Teacher Education, 56th, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. http://www.icet4u.org/


July 10-12, 2012 Electronic Visualisation and Arts (EVA London 2012), sponsored by the Computer Arts Society and the Chartered Institute for IT, London, United Kingdom. http://www.eva-london.org/


July 10-12, 2012 BbWorld: Blackboard Users’ Conference / Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.blackboard.com/contact-us/events-center/user-conferences/bbworld-na.aspx or http://www.connections-summit.blackboard.com/content.asp?id=2107


July 10-12, 2012 International Conference of Organizational Innovation (ICOI), 6th, Airlangga University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. http://www.iaoiusa.org/2012icoi/


July 10-12, 2012 Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Industries, bi-annual, Valencia, Spain. http://www.uv.es/gika/


July 10-13, 2012 Australia Library and Information Association Biennial Conference: Discovery, Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia. http://conferences.alia.org.au/alia2012/


July 10-13, 2012 National Conference on Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the Staff Development for Educators, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.sde.com/Conferences/Differentiated-Instruction/index.asp


July 10-13, 2012 Information Visualisation, 16th international, Montpellier, France. http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV2012/


July 10-13, 2012 Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.connections-summit.blackboard.com/


July 10-14, 2012 Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) Conference: Mapping the Global Future – Evolution Through Innovation and Excellence, 14th annual, New York City, New York, USA. http://www.gbata.com


July 11-13, 2012 International Educational Technology Conference (IETC 2012), 12th, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. http://www.iet-c.net/


July 11-13, 2012 National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference: No Frills, 21st, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. http://www.ncver.edu.au/newsevents/events.html#21st_National_Vocational_Education_and_Training_Research_Conference_(No_Frills)


July 11-13, 2012 International Conference on Computers Helping People (ICCHP) with Special Needs, 13th, Linz, Austria. http://www.icchp.org/


July 11-13, 2012 Higher Education Close Up 6 Conference: Challenging Dualisms in Higher Education Research and Practice, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. http://www.hecu6conference2012.co.za/


July 11-13, 2012 PLE Conference, 3rd, two locations at the same time: Melbourne, Australia and Aveiro, Portugal. http://pleconf.org/


July 11-15, 2012 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments, organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/SummerInstitutes.cfm


July 12-13, 2012 Higher Education Institutional Research (UK and Ireland) Conference: Unlocking Institutional Research – Information and Knowledge for Enhanced Institutional Effectiveness, 5th annual, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. http://www.heir2011.org.uk/


July 12-13, 2012 National Conference of Academic Deans: Leadership in the 21st Century, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, USA. http://uca.edu/ncad


July 12-14, 2012 Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2012), 9th, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://smc2012.smcnetwork.org/.


July 12-14, 2012 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health, 10th, Samos Island, Greece. http://www.ineag.gr/ICICTH/index.php


July 12-15, 2012 Wikimania 2012: International Wikimedia Conference, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA. http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


July 14, 2012 One Voice Philadelphia International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.elementalethics.com/


July 14-17, 2012 International Conference on Computer Science and Education, 7th, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. http://iccse.xmu.edu.cn/


July 14-17, 2012 Summer Council of Presidents for Presidents and Chancellors, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. http://www.aascu.org/MeetingsCalendar/


July 15-17, 2012 Lausanne Laptop Institute: The Collaborative One-to-One Conference for K-12 Professionals, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. http://www.laptopinstitute.com/lil/


July 15-18, 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA), Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.sla.org/content/Events/index.cfm#futuremeetings


July 15-18, 2012 International Conference on Innovation and Management, Palasia Hotel, Koror, Republic of Palau, http://iam2012.org/


July 15-18, 2012 International Conference on Learning and Community Enrichment, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.pecascentres.com/doc/ICOLACE2012notice.pdf


July 15-20, 2012 International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) Conference, 56th annual, San Jose State University, California, USA. http://isss.org/world/


July 15-22, 2012 Creativity Workshop, Porto, Portugal. http://www.creativityworkshop.com/


July 16, 2012 Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference, University of Bolton, Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom. http://www.bolton.ac.uk/HSS/Research/Psychology/cycomp2012.aspx


July 16-17, 2012 #PSEWEB, University and College Digital Marketing Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://pseweb.ca/


July 16-17, 2012 Creating High-Performing Teams in Higher Education, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.academicimpressions.com/conference/creating-high-performing-teams-higher-education


July 16-18, 2012 Desire2Learn Users’ Conference: FUSION 2012, 9th annual, San Diego, California USA. http://www.desire2learn.com/fusion/


July 16-18, 2012 International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS), VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic. http://sdiwc.net/deis2012/page.php?id=2


July 16-18, 2012 International Symposium on Visual Computing, 8th, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece. http://www.isvc.net/


July 16-18, 2012 Video 4 Learning Lab and Seminar, MASIE Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. http://www.masie.com


July 16-19, 2012, Campus Technology Conference, 19th annual, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on the First-Year Experience, 25th, co-hosted by Tamagawa University in Japan, Teesside University in the United Kingdom, and York University in Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.sc.edu/fye/ifye/index.html


July 16-19, 2012 Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) Annual Conference: ePortfolios as a Catalyst for Connections – Celebrating the Curious, Creative and Capable Learner, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.aaeebl.org/2012conference


July 16-19, 2012 FileMaker Developer Conference, Miami, Florida, USA. http://www.filemaker.com/developers/devcon/index.html


July 16-19, 2012 WorldComp’12: World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, 16th, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/cgvr12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems and e-Government, 11th, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/eee12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Security and Management, 11th, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12/


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/fecs12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Computer Design, 12th annual, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/cdes12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 14th annual, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/icai12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Internet Computing, 13th annual, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/icomp12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/ike12


July 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/conferences/icwn12


July 16-20, 2012 O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON), produced by O’Reilly Media, Portland, Oregon, USA. http://conferences.oreillynet.com/


July 16-20, 2012 EDUCAUSE Management Program, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://net.educause.edu/TheEDUCAUSEInstituteManagementProgram/1734


July 16-20, 2012 User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://umap2012.polymtl.ca/en/


July 16-20, 2012 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT): The Inclusive Internet, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), 12th, Izmir, Turkey. http://www.saintconference.org/


July 16-22, 2012 Digital Humanities: Digital Diversity – Cultures, Languages and Methods, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/


July 16-27, 2012 Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology (MERIT), Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, Los Altos, California, USA. http://sites.google.com/site/kcimeritprogram/


July 16-27, 2012 (online), August 5-9, 2012 (face-to-face at Penn State), and September 17-October 5 (online), Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), sponsored by Penn State and the Sloan Consortium, Pennsylvania, USA. http://sloanconsortium.org/IELOL


July 17-19, 2012 Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) 2012, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.appa.org/


July 17-19, 2012 Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2012, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.informatics-conf.org/2012/


July 17-19, 2012 e-Health, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.ehealth-conf.org/


July 17-19, 2012 Internet Applications and Research, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.iar-conf.org/


July 17-19, 2012 Shanghai International Library Forum, 6th, Shanghai, China. http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2012/english/index.htm


July 17-20, 2012 Innovation by Design, hosted by Learning and the Brain Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.learningandthebrain.com/


July 17-20, 2012 Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA), 10th, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.iiis2012.org/imsci/Website/AboutConfer.asp?vc=5


July 17-20, 2012 e-Learning, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.elearning-conf.org/


July 17-21, 2012 Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.ahead.org/


July 17-21, 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers, organized by the Council of Independent Colleges, Annapolis, Maryland, USA. http://www.cic.edu/meetings-and-events/Leadership-Development/Pages/Colloquium-Leadership-CAOs.aspx


July 17-22, 2012 Summer Leadership Institute for Faculty: Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) – Advancing What Works in STEM Education (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics), organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Baca Campus of Colorado College, Crestone, Colorado, USA. http://www.aacu.org/pkal/events/index.cfm


July 17-23, 2012 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.mccsis.org


July 17-23, 2012 e-Commerce, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.ecommerce-conf.org/


July 18-19, 2012 EDUCAUSE Campus IT Policy Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.educause.edu/policy/campus/events


July 18-20, 2012 Game and Entertainment Technologies, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.gaming-conf.org/


July 18-20, 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Summer Research Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. http://www.aect.org/events/


July 18-20, 2012 Building Learning Communities (BLC 12), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://blcconference.com/


July 18-20, 2012 International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 4th, annual, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Hyderabad, India. http://www.iiitb.ac.in/t4e/


July 18-24, 2012 Hong Kong Book Fair, 23rd, Hong Kong, China. http://www.infotoday.com/calendar.asp


July 19-21, 2012 Web Based Communities and Social Media, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.webcommunities-conf.org/


July 19-21, 2012 Collaborative Technologies, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.collaborativetech-conf.org/


July 19-21, 2012 Distance Education Leadership in a Time of Change, sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://www.itcnetwork.org/leadership/academy.html


July 20-22, 2012 British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference: Shaping Educational Reform – Learning from Research and Practice, The Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.everysite.co.uk/belmas//home.eb


July 21-22, 2012 Assessment in the Arts Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://assessmentconference.rmcad.edu/index.html


July 21-23, 2012 Computer Vision and Image Processing, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.cgv-conf.org/


July 21-23, 2012 Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.ihci-conf.org/


July 21-23, 2012 ICT, Society and Human Beings, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.ict-conf.org


July 21-24, 2012 American Association of Law Libraries, 105th, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.aallnet.org/events/


July 22-25, 2012 Learning Forward Summer Conference for Teacher Leaders and the Administrators Who Support Them, sponsored by Learning Forward (formerly known as the National Staff Development Council – NSDC), Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.learningforward.org/opportunities/summerconference.cfm


July 22-26, 2012 American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference, 26th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai.php


July 22-27, 2012 International Congress of Psychology Education (ICOPE), 30th, held every four years, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.icp2012.com/index.php?bodyhtml=home.html


July 22-27, 2012 International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, 3rd, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Nice, France. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CLOUDCOMPUTING12.html


July 22-27, 2012 International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2012), 4th, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Nice, France. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/FUTURECOMPUTING12.html


July 22-27, 2012 Technical Institute for Developmental Educators, 14th, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA. http://tide.ci.txstate.edu/


July 22-27, 2012 International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.iaml.info/activities/conferences/montreal_2012


July 23-24, 2012 World Education Summit, 2nd, Le Meridien, New Delhi, India. http://www.worldeducationsummit.net/


July 23-25, 2012 International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference: Across the Globe Higher Education Learning and Teaching, biennial, Bangkok, Thailand. http://icedonline.net/


July 23-25, 2012 Australian CIO Summit, Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Ashmore, Queensland, Australia. http://www.australianciosummit.com/


July 23-26, 2012 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC): Educating America’s Technical Workforce, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.highimpact-tec.org/index.php


July 23-26, 2012 International Conference on Critical Thinking Conference, 32nd, Berkeley, California, USA. http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/calendar-of-events-in-critical-thinking/639


July 23-27, 2012 Neuroscience and the Classroom, sponsored by the Learning and the Brain Society, Santa Barbara, California, USA. http://www.learningandthebrain.com/


July 23-28, 2012 Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, 4th, Paris France. http://education-conferences.org/default.aspx


July 23-31, 2012 European Summer School Culture and Technology, Leipzig, Germany. http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU/


July 24-26, 2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.icikm.org/


July 24-27, 2012 International Conference on Improving University Teaching, 37th, Innsbruck, Austria. http://www.iutconference.com/about.html


July 24-27, 2012 International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Rome, Italy. http://www.winsys.icete.org/


July 24-27, 2012 International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, 9th, Rome, Italy. http://www.icete.org/


July 25-26, 2012 LearnNow Conference, organized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.astd.org/Events.aspx


July 25-27, 2012 Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, 5th annual, organized by Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, The Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, California, USA. http://sloanconsortium.org/et5online/ or http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm


July 25-27, 2012 National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS): Towards a Cashless Nigeria – Tools and Strategies (Cashless 2012), 24th, Le Meridien Ibom Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. http://nigeriacomputers.com/tech-news/nigeria-computer-society-2012-conference/


July 25-29, 2012 International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy (IWCTP), 19th biennial, sponsored by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA. http://philosophyteachers.org/


July 26-27, 2012 Managing Projects and SMEs for eLearning: Proven and Practical Solutions offered online by the eLearning Guild. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/2285/online-forums-2012---managing-projects-and-smes-jul-26--27/


July 26-28, 2012 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting for Chief Academic Officers, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), San Francisco, California, USA. http://www.aascu.org/MeetingsCalendar/


July 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Teacher Education: Leadership in Education – Fostering Social Transformation and Harmony, 7th, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines. http://www.ictedphilippines.org/


July 26-29, 2012 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Summer Institute, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/si2012.htm


July 27-29, 2012 WorldFuture 2012: Dream, Design, Develop, Deliver, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://www.wfs.org/content/worldfuture-2012


July 28, 2012 SharePoint Saturday, New York City, New York, USA. http://sharepointsaturday.org/ny/default.aspx


July 28-31, 2012 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.nacuboannualmeeting.org/ or nacubo.org


July 29-31, 2012 ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, Lausanne, Switzerland. http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/sca2012/


July 30-August 1, 2012 eduWeb Conference, 7th annual, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.eduwebconference.com/


July 30-August 2, 2012 International Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things (secIoT), Munich, Germany. http://www.nics.uma.es/seciot12/


July 30-August 3, 2012 Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning and Teaching, 29th, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. http://lifelonglearning.upei.ca/professionaldevelopment/FDSInstitute


July 30-August 3, 2012 New Presidents’ Academy, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.aascu.org/MeetingsCalendar/


July 31-August 1, 2012 #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW, New York City, New York, USA. http://140edu.com/


As of May 14, 2012, information for the 2012 versions of the events below was NOT available.


July 12-15, 2011 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE): Bridging the Development Gap in Africa through Open and Distance Learning, 3rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. http://www.acde-africa.org/ or  http://www.out.ac.tz/acde/


July 17-23, 2011 International Education and Resource Network (iEARN), 18th annual conference and youth summit, 15th, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. http://iearn.org/index.html


July 18-20, 2011 International Symposium on Smart Graphics, 11th, Bremen, Germany. http://www.smartgraphics.org/sg11/index.html


August 2012


August 1-3, 2012 International Educational Technology Conference, 12th, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. http://www.iet-c.net/confvenue.php


August 1-3, 2012 Conference on Science and the Internet, Düsseldorf, Germany. http://nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de/de/cosci12%20


August 1-3, 2012 E-Learning Update, 5th, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. https://sites.google.com/site/elearningatbase/


August 1-3, 2012 Executive Leadership Academy, organized by the Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.cic.edu/meetings-and-events/Leadership-Development/Pages/Executive-Leadership-Academy.aspx


August 2-3, 2012 International Teacher Education Dialogue Conference: Innovation in Teacher Education, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. http://www.tedialogue.com/


August 2-5, 2012 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 120th, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.apa.org/news/events/2012/apa-convention.aspx


August 3-7, 2012 Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference: Living and Learning across a Lifetime, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.ate1.org/pubs/ATEs_Meetings_Page.cfm 


August 4-5, 2012 International Symposium on Web3D Technology 2011, 17th, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://conferences.web3d.org/web3d2012/


August 5-7, 2012 International Conference on Computing and ICT Research (ICCIR), 8th, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. http://cit.mak.ac.ug/iccir/


August 5-9, 2012 Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2012: International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 39th, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://www.siggraph.org/events or http://www.siggraph.org/s2012


August 5-10, 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences


August 6-9, 2012 International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL), 2nd, Abuja, Nigeria. www.hrmars.com/conferences


August 6-9, 2012 International Technology, Education and Environment Conference (TEEC), 2nd, Abuja, Nigeria. www.hrmars.com/conferences


August 6-12, 2012 Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Conference, 76th, San Diego, California, USA. http://www2.archivists.org/conference


August 8-10, 2012 Distance Teaching and Learning, 28th annual, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/


August 8-11, 2012 University Film and Video Association (UFVA): Imagination Is the 21st Century Technology, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.colum.edu/ufva2012/


August 9-11, 2012 International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, 18th, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms12.html


August 9-11, 2012 Satellites and Education Conference XXV: Earth Speaks – We Listen, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://www.sated.org/index04.htm


August 9-11, 2012 International Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (ICEME): Educational Assessment in a Multicultural Learning Environment, CSB Hotel, Manila, Philippines. http://pemea.club.officelive.com/ICEME.aspx


August 9-12, 2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 18th, Seattle, Washington, USA. http://amcis2012.aisnet.org/


August 9-12, 2012 American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE): Looking Back and Charging Ahead in Theatre and Education, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. http://www.aate.com/


August 10-11, 2012 National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference: Achieving with Digital Technology, 9th, Sydney, Australia. http://www.iwb.net.au/conferences/itl/default.htm


August 10-12, 2012 International Conference on Information System and Management (ISM), Shanghai, China. http://www.massconf.org/2012/ISM.aspx


August 11-17, 2012 World Library and Information Congress: Libraries Now! Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering, 78th IFLA Congress and Assembly, Helsinki, Finland. http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78


August 12-16, 2012 International Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Conference, 35th, Portland, Oregon, USA. http://www.sigir.org/sigir2012/


August 13-14, 2012 International Conference on E-Education and Learning Technologies (ICEELT), organized by the Open Learning Society, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.iceelt.com/


August 13-15, 2012 International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL), 5th, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. http://ichl2012.scnu.edu.cn/history.html


August 14-15, 2012 International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), 5th, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.ismte.org/2012_Conferences


August 14-16, 2012 International Conference on Learning, 19th, Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom. http://thelearner.com/conference-2012/


August 14-17, 2012 Shanghai International Conference on Social Science, Shanghai, China. http://www.shanghai-ic.org/


August 15-16, 2012 West Africa ICT Summit, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Accra, Ghana. http://www.aitecafrica.com/


August 15-17, 2012 Interactive Technologies Conference, sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), Reston, Virginia, USA. http://www.salt.org/salt.asp?ss=l&pn=calendar


August 17-18, 2012 International Conference on Internet Studies, Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.internet-studies.org/


August 18-19, 2012 International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, 4th, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.icetc.org/


August 18-20, 2012 International Conference on Internet Technology and Applications, 3rd, Wuhan, China. http://www.itapconf.org/2012/


August 19-22, 2012 Destination Innovation: Explore, Imagine, Learn, Teach, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. http://www.etcata.ca/ or http://www.destinationinnovation2012.ca/


August 19-22, 2012 International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS), 8th, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.iva.dk/english/colis8/


August 19-23, 2012 American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, 244th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=9&use_sec=false&__uuid=2b3f7b7f-32c4-4db0-bf90-5ad314246541


August 20-23, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE): Fostering Innovation and Excellence in Engineering Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. http://www.tale-conference.org/tale2012/


August 21-22, 2012 Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Summer Institute (ASI): York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://www.abelearn.ca/ASI2012_Home.aspx


August 22-23, 2012 International Conference on Mobile Learning, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/france/icml/


August 22-23, 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science (ICITCS), sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/france/icitcs/


August 22-23, 2012 International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/france/icistm/


August 22-24, 2012 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Annual Conference, hosted by Malawi, Botswana, and Zambia in Magochi, Malawi. http://www.iveta.org or http://www.iveta.org/members/index.php/Conference-Information/


August 22-24, 2012 International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM), 7th, University of Macau, Macau. http://www.icdim.org/


August 22-25, 2012 European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. http://www.eurocall-languages.org/


August 22-25, 2012 World Research Festival, organized by the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research (IAMURE), Cebu City, Philippines. http://iamure.ph/


August 22-26, 2012 MobiCom 2012: International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 18th annual, Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2012/


August 23-24, 2012 Graphic Design, UI Design and Visualization for eLearning, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/1562/schedule-at-a-glance/


August 23-25, 2012 International Conference for Teachers of English: Effective English Teaching and Learning – The Never-ending Challenge, 12th, Universidad de Tarapacá Arica, Chile. http://idiomasextranjeros.uta.cl/


August 27, 2012 Australian Blackboard Connections Forum, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. http://www.blackboard.com/ or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


August 27-28, 2012 Annual Global Healthcare Conference, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore, Singapore. http://www.globalhc-conf.org/


August 27-29, 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies, 6th, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. http://www.collabtech.org/


August 27-29, 2012 International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym), 8th, Linz, Austria, http://wikisym.org/ws2012/bin/view/Main/WebHome


August 27-29, 2012 World Congress on E-Commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW), London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom. http://www.sdiwc.net/mt1/page.php?id=2


August 27-29, 2012 International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS), 9th, Niagara Falls, Ontario, USA. http://www.mobiwis.org/2012/#homePage


August 27-29, 2012 International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT), 5th, Nicosia, Cyprus. http://www.dirf.org/diwt/


August 27-31, 2012 Linguapolis Summer School: A Toolbox for Design-Based Research – Intermediate Level, Antwerp, Belgium, http://summerschool.linguapolis.be


August 27-31, 2012 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC) Conference, 8th, Cyprus. http://www.iwcmc.org/


August 28-29, 2012 Mobile Learning 2012, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/interestareas/education


August 28-31, 2012 Assessment and Evaluation – Linking Multiple Perspectives on Assessment, 6th, biennial, organized by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Brussels, Belgium. http://www.earli-sig1-conference.org/


August 29-30, 2012 LearnX Asia Pacific, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.learnx.net/


August 29-31, 2012 Improving Student Learning for the 21st Century Learner Symposium, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/isl/index.html


August 29-31, 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development, 21st, organized by Monash University, Prato, Italy. http://infotech.monash.edu/research/ISD2012/index.php


August 29-31, 2012 International Conference on e-Business Technology Strategy (iCETS), organized by Tianjin University and CeBA Canada, Tianjin, China. http://icets.info/2012china/


August 29-September 1, 2012 International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA): Promoting Higher Education Internationalisation through International Research Collaborations, Partnerships and Innovative Teaching, 16th, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.ieasa2012.cmc-uct.co.za/


August 29-September 2, 2012 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.apsanet.org/content_9906.cfm?navID=597


August 30-31, 2012 All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE): Responding to Change – Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. http://www.aishe.org/aishe-c/


August 30-31, 2012 International Conference on Human Computing, Education and Information Management System, organized by the Institute of Information System and Research Centre and supported by the Open Learning Society, Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.hceims.com/


August 31-September 1, 2012 e-Assessment Scotland 2012 Conference, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom, http://www.e-assessment-scotland.org/


September 2012


September 1-2, 2012 International Conference on Computer Science, Information and Communication Technologies (CSISCT), organized by the Institute of Information System and Research Centre and supported by the Open Learning Society, Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.csisct.com/


September 2-4, 2012 International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL), 11th, Sinaia, Romania. http://www.hkws.org/conference/icwl2012/index.html


September 2-5, 2012 Design, Development and Research Conference, organized by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.design-development-research.co.za/


September 3-4, 2012 Action Learning and Action Research Association (ALARA) Australasian Conference: Achieving Sustainable Outcomes through Dialogue and Engagement, Sydney, Australia. http://www.alara.net.au/public/home


September 3-5, 2012 Health Informatics (AfricaHI 2012), 2nd, sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-763.html


September 3-7, 2012 International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXDA), 23rd, Vienna, Austria. http://www.dexa.org/


September 4-6, 2012 British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.bera.ac.uk/


September 4-6, 2012 International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference (NET2012), Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. http://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk


September 4-6, 2012 Fun and Games, Toulouse, France. http://www.fng2012.org/


September 5-7, 2012 UNISA International Open Distance Learning Conference: Open Distance Learning in Digital, Open and Mobile Futures, 1st, UNISA Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria, South Africa. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=27786


September 5-7, 2012 Designs on E-Learning International Conference: Cloud and Crowd – Towards a Collaborative Future, 8th, University of Arts, London, United Kingdom.  http://www.designsonelearning.net/conferences/face_to_face/sept2012/del_sept2012.htm


September 5-7, 2012 Health Informatics, sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.iasted.org/conferences/


September 5-7, 2012 European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL) Innovation Forum: Learning for Open Innovation, Granada, Spain. http://efquel.org/


September 5-8, 2012 European Higher Education Society Forum: The Social Contract of Higher Education, 34th, annual, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway. http://www.eair.nl/


September 5-8, 2012 International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, 14th, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2012/index.html


September 5-8, 2012 Council for Opportunity in Education (COE): Educational Achievement – America’s Bottom Line, 31st, annual, New York City, New York, USA. http://www.coenet.us/


September 6, 2012 Introduction to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, organized by the Ark Group, London, United Kingdom. http://www.ark-group.com/mp_introduction.asp?ac=1276&nc=1&fc=167


September 6-7, 2012 European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), 13th, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain. http://academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2012/eckm12-home.htm


September 6-7, 2012 ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, 14th, Coventry, United Kingdom. http://www.mmsec12.com/


September 7-11, 2012 Education, Research and Development, 3rd, Sunny Beach Resort, Bulgaria. http://sciencebg.net/education-researches-and-development.php


September 8-10, 2012 The Society for Editors and Proofreaders Annual Conference, 23rd, Vanbrugh College, University of York, York, United Kingdom. http://www.sfep.org.uk/pub/confs/conferences.asp


September 8-30, 2012 MobiMOOC: mLearning, offered free, online as a massive, open, online course (MOOC). http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.ca/2012/04/mobimooc-free-online-course-on.html


September 9-10, 2012 The Science and Art of Language Teaching (SALT), Beyond 2012 – Building the Future with What We Have, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia http://icon.saltofworld.org/index.php/SALT/2012SALT


September 9-11, 2012 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPAHR) Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.cupahr.org/conferences/upcomingevents.aspx


September 9-12, 2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, (FedCSIS), Wroclaw, Poland. http://www.fedcsis.org/


September 10-11, 2012 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education (AMFIE), organized by

UNESCO-APEID (Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development), Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/upcoming-past-events/upcoming-events/or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


September 10-12, 2012 International Computing Education Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium, 8th, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. http://wp.acm.org/icer-conference/


September 10-12, 2012 European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, 17th, Pisa, Italy. http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/


September 10-13, 2012 The Internet Show Africa, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/internet-show-africa/why-visit.stm


September 10-13, 2012 SimHealth 2012: Making Teams Work, Sydney, Australia. http://www.simhealth.com.au/


September 11-13, 2012 International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C 2012): A Confrontation with Reality – Problem Solving, Mainstreaming, Openness and Sharing, Sustainability, Entrepreneurialism, 19th, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2012/


September 11-13, 2012 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, International Conference, The Belfry, Birmingham, United Kingdom. http://www.alpsp.org/Ebusiness/TrainingAndEvents/ALPSPInternationalConference.aspx


September 11-14, 2012 European Association for International Education Conference, 24th, annual, Dublin, Ireland. http://www.eaie.org/


September 11-14, 2012 Microsoft TechEd Australia, Gold Coast, Australia, http://australia.msteched.com/


September 12-13, 2012 International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET),Singapore, Singapore. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/singapore/icodel/


September 12-13, 2012 e-Learning Korea 2012, Seoul, Korea. http://www.elearningasia.net/_2012/


September 12-14, 2012 International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD), 15th, Lima, Peru. http://www.ndltd.org/news-and-events/2010/etd-2012-15th-international-symposium-on-electronic-theses-and-dissertations


September 12-14, 2012 International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Singapore, Singapore. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/singapore/ichmi/


September 13-14, 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME), 6th, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. http://academic-conferences.org/ecime/ecime2012/ecime12-home.htm


September 13-14, 2012 Websearch University, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.websearchu.com/


September 13-14, 2012 eLearning Development and Implementation – Best Practices, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/1562/schedule-at-a-glance/


September 13-15, 2012 National Leading a Digital School Conference: Understanding the Digital Generation and Meeting Their Needs, 6th, Gold Coast, Australia. http://www.iwb.net.au/conferences/digital/default.htm


September 14-15, 2012 Moodle Research Conference, 1st, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. http://research.moodle.net/


September 14-15, 2012 Bringing Creativity and Thinking Skills into the Educational Process, Riga, Latvia. http://ta-teachers.eu/conference-2012


September 14-16, 2012 European Conference on Web Services, Lugano, Switzerland. http://ecows2011.inf.usi.ch/


September 15-16, 2012 International Conference on Information and Computer Technology (ICICT 2011), Beijing, China. http://www.icict.org/


September 17-18, 2012 International Conference on Education and e-Learning, 2nd, Bali, Indonesia. http://www.e-learningedu.org/


September 17-18, 2012 Human Resource Management and Professional Development for the Digital Age, 2nd, annual, Bali, Indonesia. http://www.hr-mgt.org/


September 17-19, 2012 Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education, organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France. http://www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/generalconference


September 17-19, 2012 Network 2012: Learning, Technology, Innovation – The Challenges and Opportunities for Higher and Distance Education in Dynamically Changing Environments, organized by the National University Technology Network (NUTN), 30th, Hotel InterContinental, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. http://www.nutn.org/


September 17-21, 2012 European Conference on Educational Research, University of Cádiz, Cádiz Spain. http://www.eera-ecer.eu/


September 17-21, 2012 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, 15th, York, United Kingdom. http://www.dafx.de/


September 17-22, 2012 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon): Open Knowledge in Action, 7th annual, Helsinki, Finland. http://okfestival.org/


September 18-20, 2012 GamesDays and Edutainment, Darmstadt, Germany. http://www.gamedays2012.de/index.php?id=program10&L=1


September 18-21, 2012 European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL): 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills, 7th, organized by Univesität des Saarlandes, DFKI, EATEL, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Tallinn University and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Saarbrücken, Germany. http://ec-tel.eu/


September 18-21, 2012 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer2011/


September 19-20, 2012 Mozambique ICT Congress, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Maputo, Mozambique. http://www.aitecafrica.com/


September 19-21, 2012 MoodleMoot Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil. http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=33 or http://www.moodlemoot.com.br/moodle/


September 19-21, 2012 International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, 3rd, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. http://by2012.bilgiyonetimi.net/en/


September 19-21, 2012 Integrated Campus Space Management, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.academicimpressions.com/conference/integrated-campus-space-management


September 19-21, 2012 Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 4th, sponsored by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Budapest, Hungary. http://www.oaspa.org/coasp/index.php


September 19-21, 2012 Worlddidac, international exhibition for educational material and training resources, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. http://www.worlddidacindia.com/


September 19-21, 2012 Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective on Policy and Practice, organized by Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia. http://www.oerasia.org/oersymposium


September 19-21, 2012 Institute for Computer Policy and Law: Internet Culture and the Academy, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview


September 19-21, 2012 Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), Surfers Paradise Marriott, Gold Coast, Australia. http://www.arms2012.org.au/


September 20-21, 2012 European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), 7th, Santarem, Portugal. http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2012/ecie12-home.htm


September 20-21, 2012 Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? Oxford, United Kingdom. http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/ipp2012/welcome


September 20-21, 2012 Vietnam ICT and Mobile Summit, Hanoi, Vietnam. http://vietnam-telecomp.com/VNC12/Main/lang-eng/Information.aspx


September 20-21, 2012 International Conference on Information Technology, e-Government and Applications (ICITEA), organized by the Institute of Information System and Research Centre and supported by the Open Learning Society, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. http://www.icitea.com/


September 20-21, 2012 National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. http://www.velgtraining.com/national-conference


September 20-23, 2012 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning, 13th, hosted by the International Alliance of Teachers Scholars, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. http://lillyconferences.com/ or http://lillyconferences.com/tc/default.shtml


September 21-23, 2012 Distance Education of Southern Africa (DEASA) Conference and Annual General Meeting, 47th, organized by the University of Namibia, Namibian Open Learning Network Trust, Namibian Ministry of Education and the Namibian College of Open Learning, Swakopmund, Namibia. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or http://www.namcol.edu.na/


September 21-24, 2012 International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2012), 14th, San Francisco, California, USA. http://www.mobilehci2012.org/


September 22-24, 2012 World Congress on Educational Environments, sponsor by Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI) http://www.cefpi.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 San Antonio, Texas, USA.


September 22-26, 2012 Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR), Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.sair.org/conferences/Conferences.asp


September 23-24, 2012 International Conference on Internet, e-Learning and Education Technologies (ICIEET), organized by the Institute of Information System and Research Centre and supported by the Open Learning Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. http://www.icieet.com/


September 23-25, 2012 International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement: Connected Knowing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.researchslce.org/conferences/


September 23-26, 2012 Library and Information Society of New Zealand (LIANZA), Palmerston North, New Zealand. http://lianza.org.nz/node/2995


September 23-26, 2012 Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED), International Congress of Distance Education: Stories and Analytical Thinking “Open” – Guidelines for the Future of Distance Education, Sao Luis-Maranhao, Brazil. http://www.abed.org.br/congresso2012/


September 23-27, 2012 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, organized by the Cyprus University of Technology in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and the City University London, Pafos, Cyprus. http://www.tpdl2012.org/


September 23-28, 2012 International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, 6th, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/UBICOMM12.html


September 24-26, 2012 European Computing Conference (ECC ’12), 6th, sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Prague, Czech, Republic. http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2012/prague/ecc/


September 24-26, 2012 m-Libraries Conference, 4th, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. http://lanyrd.com/2012/mlibraries/ or http://www.m-libraries.org/


September 24-26, 2012 The International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE), Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. http://sdiwc.net/iccaee2012/page.php?id=2


September 24-27, 2012 International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, 15th, Taipei, Taiwan. http://wpmc2012.ntu.edu.tw/


September 25-26, 2012 The Digital Education Show Asia, 1st, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/digital-education-show-asia/


September 25-27, 2012 Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo, Irvine, California, USA. http://elceshow.com/


September 25-27, 2012 Professional Learning Europe (PLE), Koelnmesse, Germany. http://www.professional-learning.de/content/index_eng.html


September 25-28, 2012 World Human Resources Congress, 14th, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.hrizon.com.au/


September 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), 15th, Villach, Austria. http://www.icl-conference.org/


September 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP), Villach, Austria. http://www.igip-online.net/


September 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Mobile, Wireless and Optical Communication, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Rome, Italy. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/rome/icmwoc/


September 26-28, 2012 The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-memory-of-the-world-in-the-digital-age-digitization-and-preservation/


September 26-29, 2012 International Council for Education Media, 62nd, annual, Nicosia, Cyprus.  http://www.icem-cime.org/ or  http://icem2012.cardet.org/


September 26-29, 2012 International Conference on Entertainment Computing, 11th, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Bremen, Germany. http://www.icec2012.org/


September 27-28, 2012 European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU): The Role of Open and Flexible Education in European Higher Education Systems for 2020 – New Models, New Markets, New Media, 25th, Paphos, Cyprus. http://www.eadtu.eu/activities/conference2012.html


September 27-28, 2012 Social Inclusion in Education Conference, 4th, Novotel on Collins, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/interestareas/education


September 27-29, 2012 Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. http://arsl.info/category/conference2/


September 28-29, 2012 International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), 2nd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. http://www.iceri.org/


September 28-29, 2012 European Information Architecture Summit (EuroIA), 8th, Rome, Italy. http://www.euroia.org/


September 28-30, 2012 Visual Learning Conference: Transforming the Liberal Arts, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA. https://apps.carleton.edu/vizconference/


September 29-30, 2012 The Teaching Professor Workshop Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.facultyfocus.com/workshop/blended-learning/


September 29-30, 2012 One Voice Montreal International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.elementalethics.com/


September 29-October 2, 2012 Community College Business Officers (CCBO) Conference, 30th, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.ccbo.org/conference/index.html


September 30-October 2, 2012 Educational Networking Conference (EdNET 2012): Rethink. Transform. Deliver, 24th, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.schooldata.com/ednetconference.asp


September 30-October 3, 2012 National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 13th annual, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. http://www.outreachscholarship.org/


As of May 14, 2012, information for the 2012 versions of the events below was NOT available.


September 5-7, 2011 MobiMedia 2011: International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, 7th, Cagliari, Italy. http://www.mobimedia.org/


September 13-15, 2011 International Conference on Education and Development, 11th, sponsored by British Department of International Development, Cambridge International, Aga Kahn Foundation, and Jeremy Greenland Bursary Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom, http://www.cfbt.com/UKFIET/


September 15-17, 2011 Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning, 16th, Ljubljana, Slovenia. http://www.mptl.eu/workshops.htm or http://colos.fri.uni-lj.si/mptl_hsci/program.html


September 25-28, 2011 The Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance and e-Learning, presented with the Open University and the Commonwealth of Learning, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. http://www2.open.ac.uk/r06/conference/


September 26-28, 2011 Teaching and Learning Conference, 5th annual, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa. http://www.tnlconference.co.za/


October 2012


October 1, 10, 19, 30, 2012 Making the Shift from Classroom to Online Course Design, offered online, http://www.academicimpressions.com/webcast/making-shift-classroom-online-course-design-october-2012


October 1-3, 2012 Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries (EMTACL 12), Trondheim, Norway. http://www.ntnu.no/ub/emtacl/


October 2-3, 2012 World of Learning Conference and Exhibition, 20th, Birmingham, United Kingdom. http://www.learnevents.com/


October 2-3, 2012 Learning Transfer Conference, organized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.astd.org/Events.aspx


October 2-5, 2012 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC): International Education in the Asian Century, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.aiec.idp.com/home.aspx


October 2-5, 2012 Australian Computers in Education Conference, sponsored by the Australian Council for Computers in Education and the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. http://acec2012.info/


October 3-5, 2012 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.acel.org.au/index.php?id=987


October 3-5, 2012 Regional Seminar on Innovative ICT Practices in Teaching and Learning, organized by UNESCO-APEID (Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development)  Seoul, South Korea. http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/upcoming-past-events/upcoming-events/ or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


October 3-5, 2012 Mobile Learning Developer’s Conference (mLearning DevCon), New York City, New York, USA. www.mlearningdevcon.com


October 3-5, 2012 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.gartner.com/EventsCal


October 3-5, 2012 National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Conference, 41st, annual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.nsee.org/


October 3-5, 2012 Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference: The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age, offered online by the Scholl of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, USA. http://www.library20.com/


October 3-6, 2012 Quality Matters Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning, 4th annual, Tucson, Arizona, USA. http://www.qmprogram.org/4th-annual-conference

October 3-6, 2012 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference: Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA. http://fie2012.org/


October 3-7, 2012 Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Annual, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.ccumc.org/


October 4-5, 2012 UNESCO Chair in E-Learning: Comprehensive Reform of Education - Comparison Worldwide, 9th, Barcelona, Spain. http://unescochair-elearning.uoc.edu/event/IXseminar/


October 4-5, 2012 College and University Science Facilities, San Diego, California, USA. http://www.tradelineinc.com/conferences/


October 4-5, 2012 European Conference on Game Based Learning, 6th, Cork, Ireland. http://academic-conferences.org/ecgbl/ecgbl2012/ecgbl12-home.htm


October 4-6, 2012 Asia Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) International Conference: Expanding Horizons of Language and Communications – ELT Issues, Challenges and Implications, 10th, Hotel Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon, Delhi, India. http://www.asiatefl.org/2012conference/conference2.html


October 4-6, 2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National Conference, 68th, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/EventsCalendar/Pages/default.aspx


October 4-7, 2012 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum, Columbus, Ohio, USA. http://www.lita.org/


October 4-November 29, 2012 Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers with Web 2.0 Tools and 21st Century Skills Online Course, offered online by International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)-USA and Organization of American States (OAS). http://www.iearn.org/event/preparing-tomorrows-teachers-web-20-tools-and-21st-century-skills-online-course


October 5-6, 2012 International Research Conference for Management Disciplines, organized by the Western Business and Management Association, Paris, France. http://www.wbmconference.com/


October 5-7, 2012 Innovation Africa: Summit for Education, ICT, Science and Technology, and Research and Development, Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. http://africanbrains.net/ia/


October 7-10, 2012 Presentation Summit (formerly PowerPoint Live), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. http://www.betterppt.com/summit/


October 7-10, 2012 HighEdWeb Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. http://2012.highedweb.org/


October 7-10, 2012 Health 2.0: User-Generated Healthcare, San Francisco, California, USA. http://www.itapconf.org/2012/


October 8-9, 2012 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/dubai/icwcmc/


October 8-9, 2012 Successful Learning Conference: Issues and Developments in the Provision of Quality Education for Students K-12, annual, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/professional_learning/teachers/2012/successful_learning_conference.shtml


October 8-10, 2012 Human Resource (HR) Technology Conference and Expo, 15th, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.hrtechnologyconference.com/


October 8-10, 2012 Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum (AHEEF): Embedding an Internal Evaluation Culture, CQ University, Rockhampton, Australia. http://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/learning-and-teaching/aheef-2012


October 8-10, 2012 International Professional Communication Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Professional Communication Society, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs/


October 8-12, 2012 E-Learn 2012: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/


October 8-12, 2012 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Membership Meeting, 161st, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.arl.org/events/futuremms/index.shtml


October 9-10, 2012 Smart E-Learning, Moscow, Russia. http://www.elearning-russia.ru/eng/index.php


October 9-12, 2012 E-Learn 2012: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://aace.org/conf/elearn/


October 10-11, 2012 Advancing to the Presidency Workshop, sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices/Leadership/ExecutiveLeadershipGroup/Programs/atp.htm


October 10-12, 2012 ULearn: Collaborate, Innovate, Educate, Auckland, New Zealand. http://www.core-ed.org/ulearn/


October 10-12, 2012 Sloan Consortium Online Learning: International Conference – At a Crossroads, Online Education in a Complex World, 18th annual, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. http://sloanconsortium.org/aln


October 10-12, 2012 International Workshop on Higher Education Reform: Reforming the Policy and Practice of Community Engagement of Higher Education, 9th, sponsored by the International Studies in Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.iise.pitt.edu/her9


October 10-12, 2012 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Goa, India. http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/


October 10-12, 2012 Wireless Education Technology Conference, Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C., USA. http://wirelessedtech.com/


October 10-12, 2012 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, Sanya, China. http://www.cyberc.org/


October 10-12, 2012 Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia, USA. http://www.abos-outreach.org/ABOSannual_conference.html


October 10-13, 2012 Education and Educational Psychology, 3rd, Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.iceepsy.org/


October 10-14, 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany. http://www.book-fair.com/en/fbf/


October 11-12, 2012 eLearning Trends and Research, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/1562/schedule-at-a-glance/


October 11-13, 2012 National Association of Schools of Art and Design Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Next+Annual+Meeting


October 11-13, 2012 International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), 42nd, annual, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.isetl.org/conference/index.cfm


October 11-14, 2012 Association for Integrative Studies Annual Conference, 34th, hosted by Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. http://www.oakland.edu/2012AIS


October 12-13, 2012 Ubiquitous Learning, 5th, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. http://ubi-learn.com/conference-2012/


October 12-13, 2012 Stretching Horizons: Inspire, Travel, Educate. Bristol, United Kingdom. http://www.stretchinghorizons.co.uk/


October 12-14, 2012 National Rural Education Association (NREA) Convention, 104th, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. http://www.nrea.net/


October 12-15, 2012 International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning and Educational Materials Exhibition, sponsored by the Japanese Association for Language Teaching, 38th, ACT City Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. http://jalt.org/main/conferences


October 13-15, 2012 Society of Educators and Scholars, 35th annual, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA. http://www.ses-online.org/


October 13-15, 2012 National Conference on Students in Transition, 19th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.sc.edu/fye/sit/index.html


October 13-16, 2012 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA. http://conference.astc.org/


October 13-16, 2012 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://ucda.com/conference.lasso


October 14-16, 2012 Kuali Days 2012 (focus on open source administrative systems), Austin, Texas, USA. http://kd.kuali.org//


October 14-16, 2012 Distance Education and Training Council’s Fall Workshop, El Dorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. http://www.detc.org/meetingsReports.html


October 14-17, 2012 Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA), Fall Seminar, Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas, USA. http://www.acuta.org/


October 14-17, 2012 Realizing Dreams: Personal, Institutional, Global, organized by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. http://www.acu.ac.uk/conferences/namibia_2012/Index


October 14-17, 2012 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Los Angeles, California, USA. http://conf2012.aashe.org/


October 14-18, 2012 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World: Connect, Collaborate and Create Change, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. http://www.itu.int/ITUTELECOM/ or http://world2012.itu.int/


October 14-19, 2012 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) Fall Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. http://www.siguccs.org/


October 15-16, 2012 Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Distance Education Workshop, El Dorado Hotel and Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. http://www.detc.org/meetingsReports.html#calendar


October 15-16, 2012 International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Lucerne, Switzerland. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/lucerne/ichci/


October 15-16, 2012 Telling Ain’t Training Conference, organized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Dallas, Texas, USA. http://www.astd.org/Events.aspx


October 15-17, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.cluteinstitute.com


October 15-17, 2012 Instructional Coaching Conference: A Global Summit on Coaching, 7th annual, Oread Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. http://instructionalcoach.org/conferences/details/seventh-annual-instructional-coaching-conference


October 16-17, 2012 Streaming Media Europe: The Business and Technology of Online Video, Olympia Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom. http://www.streamingmediaglobal.com/conference/2012/


October 16-18, 2012 Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference: Expanding the Frontiers of Knowledge through Open and Distance Learning in Changing Societies, 26th, hosted by The Open University of Japan, Chiba, Japan. http://www.aaou.net/


October 16-18, 2012 mLearn: World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, 11th, Helsinki, Finland. http://portal.ou.nl/en/web/mlearn-2012/home


October 16-18, 2012 Open Education: Beyond Content, 9th annual, organized by BC Campus, Brigham Young University and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://openedconference.org/2012/


October 16-18, 2012 Latin American Congress of Sakai, 1st, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://sakaiproject.org/news/1st-latin-american-congress-sakai-october-2012 of http://sakai.ucam.edu/?lang=en


October 16-19, 2012 California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA): Rethink, Reshape, Redesign, 52nd, Monterey, California, USA. http://www.cetpa-k12.org/


October 17-19, 2012 Vocational Learning – Enterprise – Transitions (VET) Network: Paving Pathways – Improving Quality, Realising Opportunity, biennial, Canberra, Australia. http://www.vetnetwork.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=174


October 17-19, 2012 North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD), 35th annual, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.ncspod.org/


October 17-19, 2012 International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT), 6th, Tbilisi, Georgia. http://www.aict.info/2012/


October 17-20, 2012 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology, hosted by the Institute of Science and Technology Education (ISTE), at Kruger National Park, Mopani Camp, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=25691


October 17-21, 2012 International Conference on Hands-on Science (HSci2011), 9th, Antalya, Turkey. http://www.hsci.info/


October 18-19, 2012 International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, 9th, Bogota, Columbia. http://academic-conferences.org/icickm/icickm2012/icickm12-home.htm


October 18-19, 2012 Blended Learning Conference, 6th annual, sponsored by the Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://cohere.ca/


October 18-20, 2012 Leadership Conference: Visionary Leadership: An Ethical and Innovative Approach to Empowerment, hosted by the Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas (CEPA) Leadership Consortium, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. http://www.cepa2000.org/cepa_ses_2011.html


October 18-20, 2012 Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning, organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/networkforacademicrenewal.cfm


October 18-20, 2012 Association for Computing Machinery’s  (ACM) Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.sigite.org/


October 18-20, 2012 Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLOoCALL) Conference, Beijing, China. http://glocall.org/


October 18-21, 2012 Internet Research 13.0: Technologies, 13th, annual, organized by the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.salford.ac.uk/home-page/events/events/internet-research-13.0-technologies


October 18-21, 2012 International Conference WWW/Internet 2012, sponsored by the International Association for the Information Society (IADIS), Madrid, Spain. http://www.internet-conf.org/


October 18-21, 2012 ACCESS 2012 (Library Technology) Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://accessconference.ca/


October 19, 2012 Horizons, sponsored by the Computer Using Educators of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://cuebc.ca


October 19-20, 2012 International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers: The Birth and Revival of Universities, Moscow, Russia. http://rahsr.academy.ru/conference/1conf2012/pages/About.aspx


October 19-21, 2012 World Conference on Mobile Learning (MLearn), 11th, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.mlearn2012.org/


October 19-21, 2012 International Conference Applied Computing, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Madrid, Spain. http://www.iadis.org or http://www.computing-conf.org/


October 19-21, 2012 Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA), sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Madrid, Spain. http://www.celda-conf.org/


October 20-21, 2012 International Conference on Future Information Technology, 3rd, sponsored by the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Cochin, India. http://www.icfit.org/


October 20-22, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT), 12th, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. http://www.ee.uestc.edu.cn/cit2012/


October 20-24, 2012 Adobe MAX, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://max.adobe.com/


October 21-23, 2012 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology, organized by the Institute for Science and Technology Education, University of South Africa, Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=27345


October 21-23, 2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Leadership Conference: Focus Forward – Visionary Leadership for Digital Age Education, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx


October 21-24, 2012 Elliott Masie’s Learning 2012, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.masie.com or http://www.learning2012.com/


October 21-24, 2012 Virtual School Symposium (VSS) sponsored by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.inacol.org/


October 21-24, 2012 Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Educators’ Conference and Business Manager’s Institute, American International School of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. http://www.aisa.or.ke/page.cfm?p=1092 or www.aisa.or.ke/aisa2012


October 21-25, 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/orlando/register.jsp?prm=sym21_f2_1117_register


October 21-26, 2012 International Conference on Global Health Challenges, 1st, sponsored by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Venice, Italy. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/GLOBALHEALTH12.html


October 22-23, 2012 Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey, California, USA. http://www.librarysummit.com/2012/


October 22-24, 2012 World Congress on Information Technology: Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.wcit2012.org/en/


October 22-24, 2012 Visual Communications Industry Group (VCIG, formerly Polycom User Group) Annual Conference: Collaboration Your Way, Monterey, California. USA. http://www.vci-group.org/Events/Default.aspx


October 22-24, 2012 Internet Librarian Monterey, California, USA. http://www.infotoday.com/il2012/


October 22-24, 2012 ASSETS 2012, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Special Interest Group on Computers and Accessibility Conference, 14th, Boulder, Colorado, USA. http://www.sigaccess.org/assets12/


October 22-24, 2012 Language Arts Across the Curriculum, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/WorkshopsNew/LanguageArtsMEL12.html


October 22-25, 2012 Wireless Health 2012, sponsored by the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, La Jolla, California, USA. http://www.wirelesslifesciences.org/category/events/


October 22-25, 2012 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, 6th, organized by the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY, in collaboration with the United Nations University - IIST Center for Electronic Governance, Albany, New York, USA. http://www.icegov.org/


October 24-25, 2012 Learning 3.0 Conference: Taking Learning to the Next Level, sponsored by Training Magazine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.trainingmag.com/articles/conferences


October 24-25, 2012 East Africa ICT Summit, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Nairobi, Kenya. http://aitecafrica.com/?symfony=d7151adbb5970525e607acdd803468ce


October 24-26, 2012 International Conference on Computer, Information and Network Security, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Bali, Indonesia. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2012/bali/iccins/


October 24-26, 2012 Worlddidac Basel: International Exhibition for Education and Training, Basel, Switzerland. http://www.worlddidacbasel.com/go/id/ss/lang/eng/


October 24-26, 2012 Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) Annual Conference Inspire, Connect, Learn! Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. http://ecoo.org/


October 24-27, 2012 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL): Research on Teaching and Learning – Integrating Practices, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. http://www.issotl.org/conferences.html


October 24-27, 2012 American Evaluation Association Conference, 26th, annual, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://www.eval.org/eval2012/default.asp


October 24-28, 2012 Asian Conference on Education (ACE), 4th, annual, Osaka, Japan. http://www.ace.iafor.org/


October 24-28, 2012 Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA.  http://www.podnetwork.org/conferences/futureconferences.htm


October 25-26, 2012 Clickers Conference: Transforming Teaching and Learning, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.clickersconference.com/


October 25-26, 2012 National Digital Technology Solutions Conference, 2nd, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.iwb.net.au/conferences/solutions/default.htm


October 25-26, 2012 HR Tech Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. http://www.hrtecheurope.com/


October 25-27, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology, 4th, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. http://icast-conference.org/icast2012/callforpapers.php


October 26-27, 2012 European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL-2012), 11th, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. http://academic-conferences.org/ecel/ecel2012/ecel12-home.htm


October 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE), 6th, sponsored by the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Hong Kong, China. http://www.icdle.org/index.htm


October 26-28, 2012 Journal Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (JC4E), Hong Kong, China. http://www.ijeeee.org/jc4e/3rd/


October 26-28, 2012 ExploLingua: International Fair for Languages and Cultures, 25th, Berlin, Germany. http://www.expolingua.com/expolingua_berlin/de/


October 26-28, 2012 Conference on Teaching and Learning, sponsored by ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://www.ascd.org/conferences.aspx


October 26-28, 2012 International Conference on Engineering Education (CEE), part of the World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Wuhan, China. http://www.engii.org/cet2012/cee2012.aspx


October 26-31, 2012 The Information Society for the Information Age, 75th annual, sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.asis.org/conferences.html


October 28-31, 2012 STEMtech Conference, (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics), organized by the League for Innovation, hosted by Johnson County Community College and Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. http://www.league.org/2012stemtech/


October 28-November 2012 eResearch Australasia: Empowering eReseach, Sydney, Australia. http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/


October 29-30, 2012 Assessment Institute (focuses on outcomes assessment in higher education), sponsored by Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. http://www.planning.iupui.edu/institute


October 29-31, 2012 Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. http://www.libraryassessment.org/


October 29-31, 2012 American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Annual Meeting for Presidents and Chancellors, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.aascu.org/MeetingsCalendar/


October 29-31, 2012 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/


October 29-November 1, 2012 4G World 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.4gworld.com/


October 29-November 1, 2012 Multidisciplinary Studies, Rome, Italy. http://www.internationaljournal.org/rome.html


October 29-November 2, 2012 Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities (CEA), 4th, Nara, Japan. http://www.ccm.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp/CEA2012/cfp.html


October 29-November 2, 2012 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) International Multimedia Conference, 20th, Nara, Japan.


October 29-November 2, 2012 Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, 5th, Taipei, Taiwan. http://www.ateem.org.tw/apcete2012/default.php


October 30-31, 2012 Internet Librarian International: Re-image, Renew, Reboot – Innovating for Success, Olympia Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom. http://www.internet-librarian.com/2012/


October 30-31, 2012 Streaming Media West: The Business and Technology of Online Video, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California, USA. http://www.streamingmedia.com/west/


October 30-November 1, 2012 National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), Kansas City, Missouri, USA. http://www.netaonline.org/


October 30-November 2, 2012 World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, 2nd, Trivandrum, India.  http://www.mirlabs.net/wict12/


October 30-November 3, 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention: Learning in the Age of Globilization, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. http://www.aect.org/events/


October 31-November 2, 2012 DevLearn 12 Conference and Expo, organized by the e-Learning Guild, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2272/devlearn-2012-conference-and-expo---home


October 31-November 2, 2012 Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD): Imagine, Interact, Impact, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://www.cstd.ca/


October 31-November 3, 2012 International Engineering Education Conference, Antalya, Turkey. http://meuk2012.atilim.edu.tr/?lang=en


October 31-November 3, 2012 WCET (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Cooperative for Educational Technologies), 24th, annual, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.wiche.edu/events


October 31-November 3, 2012 Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), 47th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA. http://www.ccas.net/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1


October ?, 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference, 42nd, Seattle, Washington, USA. http://fie-conference.org/


October ? 2012 Central Asia Symposium on ICT in Education, organized by

UNESCO-APEID (Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development), location to be determined. http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/upcoming-past-events/upcoming-events/or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) will no longer be holding a fall conference. The last conference titled “Innovation in Technical Education” was held October 27-28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. http://www.abet.org/annual.shtml


As of May 14, 2012, information for the 2012 versions of the events below was NOT available.


October 11-14, 2011 MODSIM World Conference and Expo, Virginia  Beach, Virginia, USA. http://www.modsimworldconference.com/


October 12-14, 2011 North American Higher Education Conference, 14th, Puebla, Mexico. http://www.conahec.org/conahec/Conferences/Puebla2011/en/About_en.html


October 16-19, 2011 International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC), 5th, sponsored by the Malaysian Educational Technology Association, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. http://imetc2011.yolasite.com/


October 18-20, 2011 Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference, 5th, offered online, http://2011.onlineteachingandlearning.com/


November 2012


November 1-4, 2012 Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) and the Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association (FEELTA): Learning Languages – Building Communities, 9th, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. http://feelta.wl.dvfu.ru/pacfeelta-2012/


November 1-4, 2012 International Association for Experiential Education Conference, 40th, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.aee.org/conferences/intl


November 1-4, 2012 American Musicological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.ams-net.org/neworleans/


November 1-4, 2012 National Center for Student Leadership, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. http://www.ncslcollege.com/conferences/


November 1-4, 2012 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://conisar.org/


November 2-3, 2012, International Conference on Virtual Learning, 7th, Bucharest, Romania. http://c3.icvl.eu/


November 2-4, 2012 Senior Leadership Academy, organized by the Council of Independent Colleges, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.cic.edu/meetings-and-events/Leadership-Development/Pages/Senior-Leadership-Academy.aspx


November 2-4, 2012 MediaAsia: Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication, 3rd, Osaka, Japan. http://mediasia.iafor.org/index.html


November 3-6, 2012 Chief Academic Officers Institute, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.cic.edu/meetings-and-events/Annual-Conferences/CAO-Institute/Pages/default.aspx


November 3-7, 2012 Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM): New Trends, New Challenges in Educational Leadership and Governance, Limassol, Cyprus. http://www.cceam.org/


November 4-5, 2012 Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries, organized by the Peking University Library, Beijing, China. http://conference.lib.pku.edu.cn/2012/?lang=en


November 4-6, 2012 K12 Technology Summit, Palm Springs, California, USA. http://www.k12techsummit.com


November 4-7, 2012 Canadian Bureau for International Education Conference (CBIE): A Fine Balance: Harmonizing International Education Policies and Practices, 46th, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. http://www.cbie.ca/english/aboutus/events.htm


November 4-7, 2012 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, 22nd annual, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA. http://www.aacrao.org


November 4-7, 2012 National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA): At the Confluence of Creation and Collaboration, 54th, annual, Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.ncura.edu/content/


November 4-9, 2012 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) International Conference and Exposition: Developing and Sustaining Adult Learners in the 21st Century, 61st, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.aaace.org/2012-conference


November 5-6, 2012 Telling Ain’t Training Conference, organized by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Washington, D.C., USA. http://www.astd.org/Events.aspx


November 5-8, 2012 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/


November 5-10, 2012 Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER), 15th, Hutchinson Island Marriott, Stuart, Florida, USA. http://www.aaer.org/


November 6-8, 2012 International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, (IMCL), 7th, organized by the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), Amman, Jordan. http://www.imcl-conference.org/index.htm?http://www.imcl-conference.org/cfp.htm or http://www.imcl-conference.org/documents/1stCfP_ICML2012.pdf


November 6-8, 2012 Global Learn: Global Conference on Learning and Technology, offered online by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). http://aace.org/conf/glearn/


November 6-9, 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, also offered online, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.educause.edu/E2012


November 7-8, 2012 Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa. http://www.berlin10.org/


November 7-8, 2012 International Conference on Science and Technology: Greener Technology for a Healthy Environment, 4th, organized by Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universitis Teknologi MARA (UiTM), George Town, Penang, Malaysia. http://www.icstie.com/