Papers critically reporting on the results of research and evaluation in Networked Learning are invited on the main themes of:
- Understanding, Designing and Facilitating Learning in a Networked World
- Theories and Methodologies for Research in Networked Learning
- Impact on Learning of Networked Technologies
- Learning in Social Networks and Networked Learning
- Participation and Alienation in Networked Learning
- Embedding Networked Learning in Public and Private Organisations
- Formal and Informal learning in Networked Learning
- Work Based Networked Learning and Knowledge Management
- Problem Based Networked Learning
- Practice Based Research for Professional Development
- Issues of Social Justice and Social Responsibility in Networked Learning
- Globalisation and Interculturality in Networked Learning
- Networked Learning and International Development
Conference papers are peer reviewed by international researchers, and published in electronic proceedings and online. We will be supporting symposium organisers in publishing selected papers in special issues of refereed journals.
We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:
- Symposia: 1.5 hours: You convene, organise and invite 3/4 participants to present papers on a chosen theme. Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references). The Symposium Organiser collects all papers from authors, collates them into one document and precedes them with an outline of the symposium, stating title/theme and providing a rational for the symposium. Symposia organisers are free to decide on how their Symposium is run eg as an interactive panel-participants discussion; ‘traditional’ presentation of papers with short questions and answers; some other method.
- Individual research papers, and papers critically examining conceptual issues. Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references).
- Posters and research in progress - The aim of a poster is to introduce and promote a new piece of research through textual and graphic elements, a time and space will be provided at the conference for this to be displayed and discussed. An abstract for your poster presentation will be published in the conference handbook (maximum 250 words) and an introduction to your work published with the conference proceedings, (maximum 500 words) this should provide clear aims and objectives of the study, research context, design and preliminary findings. Further information on background theory, conceptual framework and methodological approaches could be included.