about the calls and paper formats
SPACES OF LEARNING: Technology is a key dimension in everyday life, including learning. Technology is reflected in politics, architecture, literature, education, entertainment and more. It is a product of societal patterns, cultural mores, values and models of society.
Technology also shapes society. Yet, only in the past few decades has technology come into broad focus as an area of cross-disciplinary research attention. Increasingly, we speak of digital media and “digitalization” as a core element of culture, political life, knowledge geographies, information flows. The nature of those societies that we seek to model and build, are dependent on material conditions of technology – ever-changing, faster and faster.
So, while the study of technology is catching up and catching on in the social sciences and humanities, the challenge is still there to connect with technologists and explore new means, uses and critiques.
The academic paper presentation track will be organized as a series of panels with about 5 papers for each panel. 15 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of question time for each paper will be followed by 30 minutes joint Q/A for each panel. The academic track will also be open to a general audience of non-presenting summit attendees, to the point of available space.
In addition to the scientific publications track, WLS 2018 also offers a PhD project track, in which PhD students from across the world are invited to present and discuss their ongoing PhD projects, mentored by high-level academic peers.
Below is a list of suggested topics – please suggest more:
— Vision, policies and needs for change in learning, education and training
— Strategies and implementations for next generation learning
— Innovative and sustainable methodologies for future learning
— Practical experiences and implementations of online education
— Institutional and organizational change
— Needs and approaches for opening up education
— 21st century skills
— OER and MOOCs
— Open education in the perspective of globalization and development
— Open education in relation to network society
— Quality methods and tools to evaluate and improve education
— Life-long learning in a networked world
— Certification of open and online education, programs and courses
— Innovative learning design
— Societal aspects of future learning and innovation in education
Information to Authors submitting papers
The Call for Scientific Papers invites full papers as well as short papers and PhD projects/papers in progress. WLS 2018 invites full papers with a maximum of tenpages as well as PhD projects with maximum five pages. All submissions to the Call for Scientific Papers meeting the topics and requirements in the call will be evaluated by international experts in a strict double-blind peer review. Authors of selected submissions will be invited to publish them in the WLS proceedings and present them in the Academic Track of the WLS 2018. The Academic Track will be organized as a series of panels in working groups with several papers for each panel. 15 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of question time for each full paper will be followed by a joint Q/A time for each panel. In addition, WLS 2018 also offers a PhD project track, in which PhD students from across the world are invited to present and discuss their ongoing PhD projects, mentored by high-level academic peers.
WLS 2018 will invite presenters to publish their papers in our summit proceedings. The the summit proceedings are the second issue of its series: Thus, it can and will be submitted for indexing by Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Web of Science, Directory of Open Access Journals, EdTech Journals, Google Scholar, DBLP and Norwegian register of scientific journals, series and publishers. Accepted full papers, select short papers and PhD projects will be printed on paper (with ISBN) and distributed to all summit participants and online under global open access license. Short paper proceedings (extended abstracts of the paper presentation, with references) will be published online. For further details on the various citation services, please review the websites.
Submitters will be informed of their acceptance within six weeks of delivery. The official summit proceedings will be published (with ISBN) and distributed to all summit participants and online under global open access license.