29 décembre 2013

International Higher Education Forum 2014

Universities UKInternational Higher Education Forum 2014. 20 Mar 2014, 1 Victoria Street Conference Centre, London, SW1V.
While long-term opportunities such as Transnational Education will play an important role for the UK higher education sector, the recruitment and retention of international students are fundamental to the success of a university’s international strategy. The key is how to integrate these two important approaches without losing sight of one or the other.
From the latest global trends to best practice in the UK, from the environmental factors impacting success to fresh approaches from countries leading the way, the second annual International Higher Education Forum speakers will deliver the expertise you need.
The Forum will also provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing and networking with other delegates, all at the convenient setting of the 1 Victoria Street Conference Centre in Westminster, central London.
Whether you are charged with delivery or oversight of your international strategy, the International Higher Education Forum will provide you with a toolkit of ideas to enable you to plan ahead for the next 12-18 months.
By the end of this conference delegates will:

  • Be better able to lead or support the delivery of an international strategy
  • Be aware of  the opportunities and sector-wide initiatives available to support their international activities
  • Have a better understanding of current global trends and issues
  • Understand best practice and tactics that can realise recruitment and retention; and be in a position to bench mark their institution.

This event will be of particular interest to: deputy and pro vice chancellors; directors of international offices, communications and marketing staff; university registrars and those leading on international student recruitment and support. The event is being organised by Universities UK and the UK Higher Education International Unit in partnership with Hobsons.

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Education as a right across the levels: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies - International Education Conference 2014

TIEC 2014 - The International Education Conference 2014We welcome to all dignitaries, faculty and scholars from across the world to the ‘International Education Conference 2014’ organized by the Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India in collaboration with UNESCO, New Delhi, India.
The theme of the conference is
'Education as a right across the levels: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies'.
IEC 2014 is scheduled between March 10 - 11, 2014. The mission of the Conference is to guide the provision of education for all across all levels (primary, secondary and higher education) so that they are able to pursue knowledge and skills, manifest excellence in performance, defend democratic ideals irrespective of gender, religion, caste, creed, economic status or any other discriminatory characteristic.
In consonance with the conference theme topics include but are not limited to the following issues at different levels.
Elementary level
Status of elementary education : policy initiatives at national & global levels
Inclusion as a mandatory commitment.
Curriculum, text books, pedagogical practices, school ecology and assessment.
Innovations and success stories - case presentations.
Exploring alternative modes
Technology for leveraging RTE.
RTE : Legal discourses
Literacy as an empowering tool
Issues in implementation, regulation and accreditation
Secondary Level
Policy Initiatives across different countries.
Context sensitivity and Community Orientation in secondary school curriculum
Inclusion : Challenges and Possibilities.
The issue of Vocationalization at secondary level
Liberalization Privatization Globalization: Implications for secondary level
Role for Technology
Issues in universalization of secondary education
Wellness for all
Higher Education
Access and Participation Issues.
Unpacking the notions of ‘merit’, excellence and ‘quality’.
Public Private Partnerships: Concept and issues.
Distance and open learning paradigm.
Intellectual property rights and open access sources
Teaching - learning considerations
Financial issues
Mechanisms for Quality assurance : Accreditation agencies, credit based semester system etc.
Emerging trends in higher education: Virtual, collaborative ventures etc.
Autonomy and Accountability
Life Long Learning
Building lifelong learning communities
Facilitating Inter cultural dialogues.
NGO initiatives
Technology as a learning tool.
Innovative Initiatives
Teacher Education
RTE as a challenge for Pre & In - service teacher preparation
Policy perspectives
Responsibility and accountability issues
Regional contexts in teacher education
Alternative models
Creative and innovative endeavours
Reality bites : reflections from the field
Technology: Issues of exclusion and inclusion

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8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference

INTED2014 ValenciaINTED2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference will be held in Valencia (Spain), on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March, 2014. 
INTED2014 provides the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences. It is the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of Teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to Education and Research.

The scope of INTED2014 includes the following topics:

General Issues

  • Education and Globalization
  • Organizational, legal and financial issues
  • Diversity issues and women and minorities in science and technology
  • Barriers to Learning (e.g.: age, psychosocial factors, ethnicity…)
  • Digital divide and acces to internet
  • Impact of Education on Development
  • Impact of Crisis on Education
  • Ethical issues in Education
  • Education in a multicultural society

Experiences in Education

  • Enhancing learning and the undergraduate experience
  • New projects and innovations
  • Transferring disciplines
  • Competence Evaluation
  • Learning Experiences in Primary and Secondary School
  • Pre-service teacher experiences
  • Student Support in Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Vocational Training
  • Science popularization and public outreach activities
  • Inclusive Learning

New Trends in the Higher Education Area

  • New challenges for the Higher Education Area
  • ECTS experiences
  • Erasmus experiences in the universities
  • Student and staff mobility programmes
  • The Bologna Declaration process
  • Experiences in Joint degrees programmes

International Projects

  • New experiences for the international cooperation
  • Joint Education projects
  • Joint Research projects
  • Project outcomes and conclusions

Pedagogical & Didactical Innovations

  • Learning and Teaching Methodologies
  • Language Learning Innovations
  • Tutoring and Coaching
  • Transferable skills
  • Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning
  • Collaborative and Problem-based Learning
  • Flipped Learning
  • Experiences in STEM Education
  • Next Generation Classroom

Research in Education

  • Educational Research Experiences
  • Research on Technology in Education
  • Links between Education and Research
  • Research Methodologies
  • Engineering Research Centres

Virtual Universities

  • The internationalization of Universities
  • Experiences in Virtual Universities
  • Distance education
  • Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Technological Issues in Education

  • e-Learning
  • Mobile learning: Phones, Tablets…
  • Apps for education
  • Blended Learning
  • Web classroom applications
  • Online/Virtual Laboratories
  • Classroom and Laboratory: Integration
  • Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Industry and Business Innovation
  • Identity Management
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cloud Computing
  • ICT skills and competencies among teachers
  • ICT enhanced language teaching and learning

Computer Supported Collaborative Work

  • Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs)
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking: Twitter, Blogs, Wikis...
  • Social Media in Education
  • Experiences in Web Technologies in Education
  • Training the e-trainer

Educational Software and Serious Games

  • Educational Software experiences
  • Experiences in Educational/Serious Games
  • 3D Applications and Virtual Reality
  • Videos for Learning
  • Gamification

Curriculum Design and Innovation

  • New Experiences for Curriculum Design
  • Strategies, Principles and Challenges
  • Forecasting of labour market and skill needs in Europe
  • Generic skills and their development
  • One to One/Laptop Curriculum
  • Personal Learning Environments

Quality assurance in Education

  • Academic experiences and best practice contributions
  • Accreditation /Assessment processes
  • Quality standards at national and international level
  • Learning analytics
  • Virtual learning assessment
  • Online Curses Accreditation

University-Industry Collaboration

  • Work Employability
  • Continuous Education
  • Workplace Learning
  • University/Industry Experiences
  • Entrepreneurship Education

E-content Management and Development

  • Knowledge Management experiences
  • ePortfolios
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism
  • User-Generated Content
  • Digital Libraries and Repositories
  • Open source and open content projects

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ACE (American Council on Education) - 96th Annual Meeting

ACE (American Council on Education) - 96th Annual Meeting - Conference Hotel:  Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 1 Market Place San Diego, CA 92101.  
The ACE Annual Meeting is where presidents, chancellors, and other senior-level leaders meet to discuss trends and promising practices with colleagues across all sectors of higher education. Leaders have access to experts and workshops that provide practical resources and tools to aid day-to-day decision making, as well as long-term strategic planning. ACE’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held in San Diego, California, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

ACE welcomes:

  • Presidents, chancellors, and all campus/system chief executive officers
  • Chief academic officers
  • Members of the senior executive team, including:
    • Vice presidents/vice chancellors
    • Government relations officers
    • General Counsels
    • Chief diversity officers
    • Presidential assistants/chiefs of staff
  • Deans
  • Directors
  • Current full-time graduate students

ACE welcomes international participants to join the conversation
ACE welcomes university presidents, vice presidents, rectors, and directors, as well as education ministry officials and embassy staff, to attend the 96th Annual Meeting and special events developed to advance global dialogue regarding postsecondary education.

Discounts for those attending NAPAHE and NADOHE
ACE partners with two higher education organizations during the Annual Meeting and offers discounts to those who attend the ACE meeting and one of the partnering associations’ meetings:

  • National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE)
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

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2nd Global Summit on Education - Emerging Trends for Sustainability in Global Education: Opportunities and Challenges

The 2nd Global Summit on Education (GSE 2014) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academicians, scholars and researchers, with broad and diverse research interests, from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. The GSE 2014 that composed research presentations in the various disciplines, themes and areas of education field, will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking across higher education and facilitating partnerships across borders.

Venue: Radius International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dates: 4 & 5 March 2014

The main objective of this conference is to provide a forum and effective medium for academicians, scientists, scholars and researchers;

  • To present the result of their research activities in the various disciplines, themes and areas of education field.
  • To discuss research that contributes to the sharing of new ideas, innovations theoretical, methodological, empirical knowledge and problem solving techniques for better understanding in the various disciplines, themes and areas of education field.

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Universalizing Global Learning in the 21st-Century Academy

alt2014 AEIA Annual Conference - Universalizing Global Learning in the 21st-Century Academy. February 16-19, 2014, JW Marriott, Washington, DC, USA.  
The rapid pace of innovation and the increasingly complex nature of the systems that manage and direct human experience has led to the gradual realization that not bullion or oil, but rather intellectual capital will become the most important commodity of the 21st century. This global recalibration of what is necessary to fuel human progress, push the boundaries of knowledge and even extend profits requires, as a fundamental enabler, international higher education. Nurturing and affording access to this increasingly desirable commodity therefore demands a robust and responsive international higher education sector. The most salient aspect of intellectual capital and the most consequential feature of its value is that it performs within a global context. And yet, notwithstanding this dynamic, there is a frightening disconnect between the demands of the world into which we are evolving and the commitments of colleges and universities to prepare their students, particularly undergraduates, to succeed in this new world.
There are certainly pockets of awareness here and there. For example, accrediting bodies are increasingly calling for global learning experiences as part of the standards of education required in various disciplines. Despite various initiatives to address global learning at institutions around the world, the majority of institutions still accord global learning a marginal place in the curriculum (a single course or a single co-curricular workshop), if it is there at all. In short, there continues to be a conspicuous absence of a consensus for global learning in the curriculum as part of an intentional effort to align student learning with the demands of a global information age. Let us not forget that education is at the core of international higher education. Moreover, the character of such an education in the context of globalization must be global, where students have multiple, intentional and substantive encounters with global learning experiences throughout their respective programs of study.
There is therefore an urgency to universalize global learning in the 21st century academy, meaning that all colleges and universities come to understand that part of what defines their mission in this historical moment is the need to prepare students for global realities. This commitment must be expressed, not merely in a menu of education abroad opportunities, but more importantly, throughout their specific fields of study, the curriculum in general, and the co-curriculum. In addition to the demands of government and industry, and taking into account what is needed to push the boundaries of knowledge, the fact remains that the greatest challenges facing humankind are global in nature. These challenges can only be resolved by graduates/citizens who are themselves globally competent. The case for global learning in the academy is overwhelming. Action is expected and required of all institutions, regardless of size, mission, history, wealth or location. In the end, each institution must commit to making global learning a central feature of a curriculum that will impart the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary for life in a global information age.

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2nd International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET 2014)

Welcome to the official website of the 2014 2nd International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET 2014). The conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia during January 2-3, 2014.
The aim objective of ICIET is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Information and Education Technology  topics. This conference provides opportunities for the different areas delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. We hope that the conference results constituted significant contribution to the knowledge in these up to date scientific field.
ICIET 2014 is supposed to be the largest technical event on Information and Education Technology in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. The focus of the conference is to establish an effective platform for institutions and industries to share ideas and to present the works of scientists, engineers, educators and students from all over the world. The organizing committee of conference is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit their original manuscripts to ICIET 2014.
All papers, both invited and contributed, will be reviewed by two or three experts from the TC. After a careful reviewing process, all accepted paper will be published in international journal “International Journal of Information and Education Technology” [ISSN:2010-3689, IACSIT Press] “International Journal of Information and Education Technology” is indexed by Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest.
The full text is online available via platform http://www.etlibrary.org/ . IACSIT Press will provide online camera-ready paper submission system.

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5th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning- IC4E 2014

5th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning- IC4E 2014, January 13-14, 2014, Strathcona Hotel, Toronto, Canada (Venue).
2014 5th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning - IC4E 2014 is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Topics: The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest:
Systems, Design and Technologies
practices and cases in e-education
systems and technologies in e-education
applications and integration of e-education
e-learning evaluation and content
campus information systems
e-learning technologies, standards and systems
mobile learning
computer aided assessments
knowledge management
virtual learning environments
multimedia in e-learning
marketing and promoting e-learning
social benefits of e-learning
organization learning
technology adoption and diffusion of e-learning
other relative topics

Systems, Design and Technologies
e-Learning platforms
portals and Virtual learning
Course design
Emerging and best practices
Partnerships in e-Learning
Evaluation of e-Learning
e-Learning strategies
Social benefits of e-Learning
e-Learning effectiveness and outcomes
Web-based learning
Academic participation and freedom
Learner autonomy
Security and confidentiality
Self-learning integrated methodology
Ambient intelligence
Assertive and assistive educational technology
Computer-aided assessment
Learning content management systems
AV-communication and other media
Digital classrooms
Blended learning
Collaborative on-line learning
Content repositories
Data envelopment analysis
Meta data standards
Pedagogical models
Needs analysis
other relative topics

Business-to-business e-commerce
Business-to-consumer e-commerce
E-government, policy and law
Business/Enterprise Architectures
Mobile and pervasive commerce
Electronic Markets and Multiagent Systems
Semantic Web ontologies, rules and services
Digital goods and products
e-Negotiations, auctioning and contracting
B2B, B2C, and C2C models
Agent-mediated e-Commerce
e-Marketplaces, e-Hubs, and portals
Pervasive technologies for eCommerce
Dynamic pricing models
P2P-computing for e-Commerce
e-Payment systems
e-Commerce content management
Consumer protection in eCommerce
User behavior modeling

Innovative business models
Enterprise application integration
Business process re-engineering
Virtual enterprises and virtual markets
Supply, demand, and value chains
Virtual organizations and coalitions
Customer relationship management
e-Collaboration and e-Services
Inter-organizational systems
Future work environments for e-Business
Business process integration
Mobile business

Web Services, Grid Services and Service-Oriented Computing
Semantic Web and Ontology
Web Intelligence, Agents and Personalization
Pervasive, Mobile and Peer-to-Peer Computing Technologies
Context-Aware, Location-based and Autonomous Computing
Security, Privacy, Trust and Reputation for e/m-Services
Payment Technologies for e/m-Services
Middleware for e/m-Services.

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Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education - ICOFE 2014

http://icofe2014.ouhk.edu.hk/gfx/e-02.pngAbout the Conference  
Open education has become more than a global trend. Open education approaches and practices are adopted in virtually all areas of education. Besides open universities that have been offering open education courses, a fast growing number of conventional institutions have become involved in open education in an increasing number of aspects. Modes of learning and teaching are becoming more flexible in terms of time, space, curriculum contents and organisation, pedagogical methods, infrastructure, and requirements. This conference aims to:
1.     provide a platform for sharing research, practices and views relevant to open and flexible education using the latest technologies and innovations;
2.     facilitate networking and cross-institutional collaboration among researchers and educators in the field; and
3.     promote open and flexible education to enhance educational access and quality.
Conference theme
The theme for the Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education is ‘Making Learning Open and Flexible: Emerging Modes and Approaches’. It will focus primarily on exploring which of the latest technologies and innovations can facilitate the further development of open learning towards a more flexible and personalized mode of education catering for the diverse needs of different learning communities and how these technologies can do so. More...

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Quality, E-Quality, and Opportunity

Association of American Colleges and UniversitiesHow Educational Innovations Will Make—or Break— America’s Global Future, AAC&U Annual Meeting, January 22-25, 2014, Grand Hyatt Hotel / Washington, DC. Register Online.

A great democracy cannot be content to provide a horizon-expanding education for some and work skills, taught in isolation from the larger societal context, for everyone else. Yet this is what the postsecondary system, viewed as a whole, provides now. And this is what we must work together to change. . . . It should not be liberal education for some and narrow or illiberal education for others.

AAC&U Board of Directors 2010

Wednesday, January 22: Pre-Meeting Symposium
Curricular Pathways, Departments, and the Future of Arts and Sciences

Saturday, January 25: Fifth Annual E-Portfolio Forum


Quality and the Big Questions
In an era marked by interdependence, economic uncertainty, and disruptive innovation, the future is global and the challenges urgent. To flourish in such a future, students must acquire both broad knowledge and high level skills—essential capacities—to deal successfully with complex opportunities and unscripted problems.

These goals determine quality standards for higher education. How can we be sure that what we expect students to learn in college matches the essential capacities graduates will need to tackle the “big questions” of this generation and of a turbulent world? Are college degrees designed to provide students with many opportunities to practice and build these essential capacities? Students, parents, employers, faculty members and other stakeholders should reject as insufficient any claims of quality education that do not centrally include students’ active and deep effort on research, projects, creative work, collaborative assignments, and other practices that foster deep learning and high level skills. How do we ensure that, whatever their pathways through college, all students have continuous opportunities to apply their learning—with guidance from mentors—to significant problems and real-world challenges?

E-Quality and Innovation
Technology continues to transform all aspects of higher education. But in our fascination with the promise of technology, are we paying sufficient attention to the connection between innovation and educational quality? Are we prepared to ensure that technological innovations should expand rather than further limit student engagement in practices—such as research, field-based learning and creative projects--that build high level 21st century capacities? New evidence is published daily on “high impact practices” that help students both persist in college and achieve at higher levels. As a community how are we using this evidence to draw educationally productive innovations from the digital revolution?

Inequality and the Opportunity Gap
As employers are the first to attest, the outcomes basic to an excellent liberal education are urgently needed in the economy and the workplace. And liberal education is—literally—foundational to democratic vitality. Policy calls to move away from liberal education therefore represent a disinvestment in expanded opportunity, and a locking in of what is already a two-tiered higher education system. In the current climate, how do we resist overemphasis on educational initiatives that are designed primarily to prepare students for their first-job? Can we instead judge the value of innovations by how well they create long-term opportunity, strengthen students’ capacities, and reverse the most inequitable features of U.S. higher education? Can we work with employers, rather than around them, to strengthen the rigor, relevance and inclusiveness of a 21st century liberal education?

For More Information about the Annual Meeting

Please contact meetings@aacu.org or call AAC&U at (202) 387-3760.

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