Track 1. Technologies for Open Learning and Education (i-OPENLearn@ICALT2017)

Track Program Chairs



Track description and topics of interest

Open education and learning is a key issue for all levels of the education system and combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technologies. Currently, Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses are not any more only initiatives, they are turning into mainstream policies and practices. Key research challenges for open learning and education involves the open access to practices, tools, services and new technologies in a more effective, collaborative and interchangeable manner.

The main objective of  i-OPENLearn@ICALT 2017 Track is to unite researchers, practioners and policy makers to share their research results and to debate about the future direction of Technologies for Open Learning and Education.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Open Educational Resources and Practices
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Technologies, Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning
  • Open Learning Methodologies, Practices and Platforms
  • Open Linked Data for Education and Learning
  • Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs and other openness initiatives
  • MOOCs and Big Data
  • Open Flipped Classrooms: Pedagogical Design, Policies, Practices
  • Interaction Design in Open Education and Learning
  • Strategies and Policies for Open Access in Education and Training
  • Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning

Track Program Committee

Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland

Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada

Carlo Giovannella, Universita’ di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University, USA

Andri Ioannou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Michael Kopp, University of Graz, Austria

Sandra Kucina, Zagreb University, Croatia

Alvin Kwan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Bogdan Orza, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

Andrew Lui, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Nic. Nistor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Wim Van Petegem  University of Leuven, Belgium

Sandra Schön, Salzburg Research Center, Austria

Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

Na Sun, Penn State Universisty. USA

Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Saijing Zheng, Microsoft Research

Important Dates about ICALT 2017 can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 CfP can be found here.