On behalf of the Advisory Board, we would like to inform you of the:
THIRD UBIQUITOUS LEARNING CONFERENCE
University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
10-11 December 2010
The Ubiquitous Learning Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that investigates the uses of technologies in learning, including devices with sophisticated computing and networking capacities that are now pervasively part of our everyday lives - from laptops to mobile phones, games, digital music players, personal digital assistants and cameras. The conference explores the possibilities of new forms of learning using these devices not only in the classroom, but in a wider range of places and times than was conventionally the case for education. Ubiquitous learning is made possible in part by the affordances of the new, digital media. What's new about it? What's not so new? What are the main challenges of access to these new learning opportunities? These are among the key themes and concerns of the conference.
The Ubiquitous Learning Conference evolved from e-Learning Symposia held in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006 and 2007. It is affiliated with the International Conference on Learning and is connected to the Ubiquitous Learning Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Ubiquitous Learning Conference was inaugurated in 2008 at the University of Illinois' Illini Center in Chicago and in 2009 at Northeastern University in Boston. We are happy to be hosting this year's conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The conference will include presentations by the following plenary speakers:
* Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Tabitha McKenzie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* Gary Poole, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Catherine Wangeci K-Thuo, African Virtual University, Kenya
Please visit the conference website at http://ubi-learn.com/conference-2010/plenary-speakers/ for more information on these speakers and for additional speakers as they are posted.
In addition to plenary presentations, the conference also includes parallel presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the refereed Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the Journal.
The deadline for the next round in the Call-for-Papers (a title and short abstract) is 2 November 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website http://www.ULConference.com.
We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Vancouver in December.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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