Prague, Czech Republic, 23 – 26 July 2013
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013)
Prague, Czech Republic 22 – 26 July 2013

* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Thomas C. Reeves, Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology, College of Education, The University of Georgia, USA
Doc. Ing Jan Lojda, President of the Czech Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Czech Republic

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS e-Learning 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning.
The conference accepts submissions in the following seven main areas: Organisational Strategy and Management Issues; Technological Issues; e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues; Instructional Design Issues; e-Learning Delivery Issues; e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches; e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Best Papers
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641), in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659) and also to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS – ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Types of submissions
Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to e-Learning are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:

Organisational Strategy and Management Issues (main area)
– Higher and Further Education
– Primary and Secondary Education
– Workplace Learning
– Vocational Training
– Home Schooling
– Distance Learning
– Blended Learning
– Change Management
– Educational Management
– Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Educational and Training Staff
– Return on e-Learning Investments (ROI)

Technological Issues (main area)
– Learning Management Systems (LMS)
– Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
– Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
– Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools
– Social Support Software
– Architecture of Educational Information Systems Infrastructure
– Security and Data Protection
– Learning Objects
– XML Schemas and the Semantic Web
– Web 2.0 Applications

e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues (main area)
– Philosophies and Epistemologies for e-learning
– Learning Theories and Approaches for e-learning
– e-Learning Models
– Conceptual Representations
– Pedagogical Models
– e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies
– e-Learning Tactics
– Developing e-Learning for Specific Subject Domains

Instructional Design Issues (main area)
– Designing e-Learning Settings
– Developing e-Learning Pilots and Prototypes
– Creating e-Learning Courses
– Collaborative learning
– Problem-based learning
– Inquiry-based learning
– Blended learning
– Distance learning
– Designing e-Learning Tasks
– E-learning activities
– Online Groupwork
– Experiential learning
– Simulations and Modelling
– Gaming and edutainment
– Creativity and design activities
– Exploratory programming

e-Learning Delivery Issues (main area)
– e-Delivery in different contexts
– Higher and Further Education
– Primary and Secondary Schools
– Workplace Learning
– Vocational Training
– Distance Learning
– Online Assessment
– Innovations in e-Assessment
– e-Moderating
– e-Tutoring
– e-Facilitating
– Leadership in e-Learning Delivery
– Networked Information and Communication Literacy Skills
– Participation and Motivation in e-Learning

e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches (main area)
– Action Research
– Design Research
– Course and Programme Evaluations
– Systematic Literature Reviews
– Historical Analysis
– Case Studies
– Meta-analysis of Case Studies
– Effectiveness and Impact Studies
– Evaluation of e-Learning Technologies
– Evaluation of Student and Tutor Satisfaction
– Learning and cognitive styles
– Ethical Issues in e-learning

e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning (main area)
– Teaching information literacy
– Electronic library and information search skills
– ICT skills education
– in schools and colleges
– for business, industry and the public sector
– in adult, community, home and prison education
– informal methods (peer groups, family)
– Education for computer-mediated communication skills
– Netiquette
– Online safety for children and vulnerable users
– Cybercrime awareness and personal prevention
– Student production of online media
– Web design
– Digital storytelling
– Web 2.0 tools
– etc.
– Digital media studies

* Important Dates:
– Submission Deadline (1st call – new date): 28 February 2013
– Notification to Authors (1st call – new date): 29 March 2013
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call – new date): until 26 April 2013
– Late Registration (1st call – new date): after 26 April 2013
– Conference: Prague, Czech Republic, 23 – 26 July 2013

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
Web site:

* Program Committee

e-Learning 2013 Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

MCCSIS 2013 General Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Eva Kasparova, University of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague, Czech Republic

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to

* Registered participants in the e-Learning conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2013 free of charge.

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