Track 1. Doctoral Consortium
This is a key element of this Conference. In its own beginning, this Conference has a very strong link with a PhD Programme. This way, it will be a very important challenge that the PhD students may share their research advances with the highly valuable international researches involved in the TEEM Community receiving an invaluable feedback about it.
Track 2. Technological advances and teaching innovation applied to Health Sciences education
The aim of this session is to encourage and enable the exchange of information related to the advance and support of Health Science Education.
Track 3. Communication and cultural diversity
The educative opportunities provided by media are increasingly more relevant, so that the strategic use of communication may help establish a culture favoring cultural diversity, respect, and mutual understanding.
Track 4. Science 2.0 supported by Open Access Repositories and Open Linked Data
The main goal of this track is to gather experiences and works to disseminate initiatives, programmes and projects about both theoretical and technological issues related to Open Knowledge with regard to two key elements: the open access to the scientific knowledge and Science 2.0.
Track 5. A promised land for educational decision making? Present and future of learning analytics
Learning Analytics is an emerging and promising discipline in educational research, especially in IT-supported learning processes. In fact, according to Johnson, Adams and Cummins (2012), its estimated time-to-adoption horizon is set in no more than three years.
Track 6. A robot in the classroom
The purpose of this track is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the educational robotics. It is intended to emphasize the exchange of experiences, methodologies and materials to motivate students about science and technology.
Track 7. Formal and informal learning experiences in multicultural scopes
This track is devoted to identify, share and valorise best practices and experiences (including technological and methodological issues) that focused on the development of intercultural skills and competencies in education, including both formal and informal approaches.
Track 8. Application of Mobile and Software As A Service (SAAS) in learning processes
We have reached a point where mostly all Learning Management Systems provide a mature stable virtual extension or emulation of the classroom environment, well integrated with the back office and academic curriculum management. However, technology moves fast and society is keeping a good pace behind it. Smartphones and tablets have rendered obsolete the computer labs or computerized classrooms in less than 3 years since the launch of the first iPad. App Stores in all platforms – mobile, desktop and web based- have provided ecosystems where developers of all kinds are innovating fast, creating new kinds of apps and services and iterating over new ways managing, sharing and discovering information and knowledge of all sorts. Some of this innovation is focussed towards learning, and is happening outside of the Learning Management Systems and the classroom itself.
Track 9. Educational innovation
The aim of this track is to gather experiences and research outcomes about the innovative educational practices that have been developing in recent years, both in Elementary Education and Higher Education.
Track 10. New publishing and scientific communication ways: Electronic edition and digital educational resources
Electronic edition or E-edition is a convincing reality in all occidental countries. If scientific journals opened the door, consolidating themselves as irreversible digital paradigms in the academic scope, the scientific monographs, and also the most commercial ones, have started a way that is holding on gradually after many years with contradictory signals in which ones advances and backwards were linked to the technological successes and failures. The international reports and studies confirm this situation. The e-books production and demand growth ratio has increased a 20% approximately in last years.
Track 11. 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for E-learning (ISELEAR’13)
This track hosts the 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for E-Learning (ISELEAR’13). This workshop is focused on all the Software Engineering aspects of the e-Learning application domain. ISELEAR’13 gives an international projection to the ISELEAR workshop series, which is consistent with the follow-ups of the three first editions as open-call special issues on e-Learning Software Engineering in reputed international journals (UPGRADE, Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, Science of Computer Programming…)