Call for papers (long and short papers), posters, workshops
The International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) is proud to organize its 3rd World Conferenceon Blended Learning (IABL2018) . The conference organizers cordially invite researchers, teachers, professors, administrators, trainers and technology experts to present the latest blended learning solutions, as well as discuss and exchange the latest findings and new ideas based on the ongoing research, practice, and experience. We would like to invite contributions from across the globe, from all educational sectors and a broad variety of industries.
We are inviting submissions of high-quality original research and technology papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for any other conference or journal. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of blended learning. IABL2018 is a blended conference and invites both face-to-face and virtual presenters. The virtual presentations are delivered by presenters who cannot attend the conference in person but whose papers have been accepted (in keeping with the Submission Guidelines) for IABL2018. Each virtual presentation consists of three elements: (1) a pre-recorded video (paper presentation); (2) 10-15- minute synchronous presenter-audience chat via Skype, and; (3) subsequent online discussion (closed after 48 hours from the scheduled presentation unless otherwise requested by the presenter). Virtual presenters are required to submit their proposal using the same guidelines as face-to-face presenters. Virtual presenters can choose from the following three categories: long paper, short paper, and industry showcases/practitioners presentation. All blended sessions are moderated by a session chair to ensure optimal interaction between the virtual presenter and the audience.
The overarching conference theme is 'Blended Learning in the Age of Social Change and Innovation'. Higher education institutions are called upon to provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However, little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can include any of the following:
- Pedagogy of blended learning
- Blended learning in practice
- Design of blended learning
- Technology in blended learning
- Future of blended learning
- Blended approach to corporate training
- Blended learning for special needs learners
- Blended learning in language acquisition
- Blended learning in K-12
- Blended learning in higher education
- Blended learning for development / in developing countries
- Blended learning in teacher professional development
We are inviting submissions of high-quality original research to the Research track of IABL2018. we are looking for novel and significant research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of blended learning. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant research on the blended learning, and are expected to provide some principled means of evaluation. Specifically, all papers should include evaluations of the approaches described in the paper. We strongly encourage evaluations that are repeatable.
The Application/Industry track of IABL2018 is a forum for high-quality presentations on innovative applications and technological solutions enabling successful practice of blended learning. These include, but are not limited to, technology for blended learning, application of blended learning approach across various levels of education from K-12 to university, application of blended learning in corporate training.
The Doctoral Symposium aims at building a worldwide community of doctoral students working on blended learning. It will also promote interactions among students and researchers from academia and industry. The IABL2018 Graduate Symposium will, therefore, offer to doctoral and masters students, from developed and developing countries, working in all fields blended learning a great opportunity to interact with renowned and experienced researchers in the field. Experienced researchers in blended learning will discuss with the graduate students about their ongoing research.
Submissions may be made in the following participation/presentation categories: Full papers, short papers, poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. Further details can be found on the Paper Submission page
- Submission Deadline (Long and short papers): 28 February 2018 (extended)
- Accept/Reject Notification: 14 March 2018
- Camera-Ready Submission of all papers: 31 March 2018
- Conference: 18 - 21 April 2018