Boundary Changes

The Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2009 website has been launched today. Entitled 'Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces', the two day event aims to examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. There will be primary, secondary and tertiary education threads. We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

Our two keynotes speakers are well known in the field of ICT and e-learning. Academic and author Mike Blamires (Canterbury Christ Church University) will open the conference on Day 1, which will focus mainly on compulsory education. On Day 2, Graham Attwell (Pontydysgu and the Wales Wide Web) will bring his own particular brand of critical commentary to the conference. There is also a conference dinner for the event (to be held in a venue on the historic Plymouth Barbican (pictured above), and of course, the now traditional (calorie free) Devon cream tea will be on offer!

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