2nd European Conference LINQ 2013: Call for Projects Published

The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ) has published a call for projects related its upcoming conference in Rome on the 13th and 14th of May 2013.
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Jan. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ) has published a call for projects related its upcoming conference in Rome on the 13th and 14th of May 2013. This call invites representatives from European research projects to apply to present their projects’ activities and outcomes at LINQ 2013 by the submission deadline of February 4th, 2013. Selected projects will be discussed with all attending experts and practitioners.

About the conference

LINQ is the leading annual European conference on learning innovations and learning quality; organized by the University of Duisburg-Essen, LINQ attracts participants throughout Europe and the successful LINQ 2012 conference in Brussels was able to welcome experts from Asia, America and Africa. This year, LINQ 2013 and its motto "Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources" addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL): potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities.

Inviting European Research Projects

“European research projects stand to gain an excellent opportunity to develop and disseminate their work to a diverse but targeted group of academics and professionals at LINQ 2013,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg‐Essen, “Furthermore, accepted projects will be able to develop contacts amongst each other, establishing possibilities for future European collaboration. For this reason, we look forward to welcoming projects from Europe interested in sharing and presenting their inventive activities and quality outcomes!"

Topics for submission

The LINQ 2013 call for projects invites all experts and practitioners to contribute to LINQ’s dialogue through the submission of project applications describing fully-developed results, on-going work or innovative concepts related to the following topics:

•   Innovations and future trends in Learning, Education and Training (LET)
•   Quality improvement and learning outcome orientation in LET
•   Harmonization of innovations and quality development in LET
•   Digital resources, online repositories and metadata for online objects
•   Web 2.0, Social Media and Online Communities for LET
•   Open access, open educational resources and user-generated content
•   Technology‐Enhanced Learning for schools, universities and lifelong learning
•   Learning quality in vocational education and training and HR
•   Implementation of learning innovations and quality improvements
•   Knowledge, innovation and ideas management in LET contexts
•   Standardisation of LET design, production and services
•   Quality management, standards, and certification in LET
•   Competence and skills development in lifelong learning
•   Quality and standardization of learning assessment and evaluation

Submissions, Review Process and Proceedings

Applications for presentations at the conference (max. one page) must be sent by interested European projects until February 4th, 2013, using the official LINQ template for projects, which can be downloaded at our website. Please avoid technical wording and keep it as simple as possible. Please send direct enquiries and full papers to the LINQ Conference Manager:

Mrs Anne‐Christin Tannhäuser
University of Duisburg‐Essen (UDE), Germany
e‐Mail: anne.tannhaeuser (at) icb.uni‐due.de

All applications will be reviewed by the LINQ Conference Committee. We will  inform about acceptance by 20th of March 2013. All selected European projects can present during the official programme of the European Conference LINQ 2013 and submitted short descriptions will be published in the official LINQ 2013 proceedings (with ISBN) along with the scientific papers (from the call for papers that was launched in parallel). The proceedings will be distributed to all conference participants as well as throughout Europe. More information about LINQ 2013 and its calls can be found online at www.learning‐innovations.eu.

Registration and Conference Fee

Attendance at the European conference "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) is subject to a conference fee (early bird rate: 90 €) and requires registration through the LINQ website, as places are limited. The conference fee includes all provisions including a warm 3‐ course lunch, coffee breaks, a conference bag, and the official conference proceedings. At least one project representative has to register for the presentation of a selected project and the publication of its description in the LINQ 2013 proceedings.

Overview of the important dates:

‐ Project application deadline: 4th of February 2013
‐ Notification of acceptance: 20th of March 2013
‐ Camera‐Ready copy due: 31st of March 2013
‐ Deadline for project representative registration: 31st of March 2013
‐ LINQ Conference days: 13th and 14th of May 2013 in Rome

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