Thursday 16 February 2012

Keynote Speaker - Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, UK.

He specialises in research on e-learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on social media and Web 2.0 tools.  Steve is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles and is an active and prolific edublogger. His blog Learning with ‘e’s is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education and training.

Steve is chair of the Plymouth e-Learning Conference. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of learning technology and education related journals including Research in Learning Technology (formerly ALT-J), the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning and Digital Culture and Education.

Tuesday 7 February 2012


Brunel University, UK
June 7th and 8th, 2012

eLearning 2.0 is an international conference exploring Technology-Enhanced Learning and Web 2.0 technologies including Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Wikis and YouTube. The next eLearning generation will involve social networking, document sharing, collaboration and interoperability. The conference will consider evolving pedagogical approaches and raise the profile of research in technology-enhanced learning; spread good practice in the use of Web 2.0 technologies for learning; and facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.

Chris Evans & Ray Hackney, Brunel University, UK

- explore the potential impact of Web 2.0 on technology-enhanced learning
- spread good practice in the use of Web 2.0 in technology-enhanced learning
- consider evolving pedagogical approaches using Web 2.0
- raise the profile of research on Web 2.0 and technology-enhanced learning

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to: evolving pedagogies for Web 2.0, security, privacy, social networking, podcasting, wikis, blogging, video sharing, screencasting, folksonomies, eLearning 2.0 and people with disabilities, the potential impact of eLearning 2.0 on the Third World, creativity and Web 2.0, Human-Computer Interaction, and Business.

eLearning 2.0 will comprise invited keynote speakers and individual presentations. The presentations will be recorded and published online as a series of screencasts. Presenters will be invited to have full papers fast-tracked for publication in the Social Media in Business and Education Special Issue of the Journal of Enterprise Information Management.

Maggie McPherson, School of Education, University of Leeds, UK.
Steve Wheeler, School of Education, Plymouth University, UK.

All welcome but presenters must submit a 500 word ABSTRACT and TITLE for BLIND REVIEW

SUBMISSION with "eLearning2.0" in the subject line.

Submission of title and abstract of presentation DEADLINE: May 8, 2012

Brunel Business School, Brunel University, West London, UK. Brunel University is in Uxbridge on the western edge of London. Uxbridge is in a prime location for reaching the transport network that embraces London and South-east England. It is a short drive from the M4, M40 and M25 and has the added benefit of being on the edge of the London Underground network and 25-minute drive from London's Heathrow airport.