Alternate Track CFP: Education
Paper Submission deadline: 30 November 2001
Author Notification: 8 February 2002
Final Paper Due: 11 March 2002
Please note that the key dates for this Alternate Track
differ from the Refereed Papers Track.
Accepted Alternate Track papers will be published
in a non-ACM produced proceeding.
Roll over Napster and make way for Learnster. With the growth of learning objects available through the World Wide Web and the emergence of new internationally recognized metadata specifications, the peer-to-peer exchange of lessons and courses by learners, instructors, and course developers is becoming possible. Learning objects and metadata specifications promote seamless access to a vast store of "learning objects" such as animations, videos, simulations, educational games, and multimedia texts in the same way that Napster users have access to music files.
An online learning object can be any digital item , which can be used or referenced in technology-supported learning. They are modular units comparable to Lego blocks that can be assembled together to form lessons and courses. An online learning object can be a simple electronic text, a .gif graphic image, a Quicktime movie, a Java applet or any other electronic entity that can be employed in a learning context. Metadata is essential for searching repositories of learning objects. Metadata is often described as being "data about data". It facilitates the exchange and interoperability of learning objects.
The EDUCATION track encourages contributions on learning objects, metadata and other related aspects of online learning that are of importance and interest to a wider audience.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Development processes of learning objects
- Methodologies and techniques in the development of learning objects
- Multimedia learning objects
- Video and Virtual Reality use in learning objects
- Social and cultural impact of learning objects
- Impact of learning objects on specific subject areas and disciplines
- Case studies in the implementation and use of learning objects
- Intercultural issues in the creation of learning objects
- Intellectual property issues arising from the use of learning objects
- Granularity issues in the implementation of learning objects
- Agents and learning objects
- Metadata implementation issues
- Metadata specifications (IMS, SCORM, IEEE, etc.)
- Metadata usability
Education Program Committee
- Elzo Alves Aranha, Centro Universitario Nove de Julhio, Brazil
- Terry Anderson, Athabasca University, Canada
- Olugbemiro Jegede, Open University of Hong Kong, China
- Anne Forster, Sydney University, Australia
- Robin Mason, Open University, England
- Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Alberta Canada (Chair)
- Melissa Price, Staffordshire University, UK
- Venugopal Reddy, Indira Gandhi Open University, India
- Robby Robson, Eduworks Corporation, USA
- Dave Whittington, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Last Reviewed: 3/25/02