July 6 to 8, 2017 Rhodes, Greece

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About the Conference

The seventeenth edition of the International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, ICICTE 2017, will be held on Rhodes, Greece, between 6 and 8 July, 2017.

This conference has proved itself to be one of the best small conferences of its type. As it has done in its previous fifteen editions, ICICTE 2017 will seek to address the many challenges and new directions presented by technological innovations in educational settings. Also following in the tradition of previous ICICTE conferences, ICICTE 2017 will bring together an international community of scholars and practitioners in a forum setting. Opportunities for discussion on current thinking and practices in applications of technology to education are enhanced by the limited number of participants. ICICTE invites papers, workshops and posters in a number of general themes, but also suggests a number of specialised themes that can be explored by its participants. 

For a full listing of topics for ICICTE 2017, please consult the conference Aims and Themes, that also provides short definitions of themes and potential approaches.

We are pleased to note that The International Journal of Learning and Information Technology  and other peer-reviewed journals will again devote a special issue to selected papers from ICICTE.

Closing ceremonies will include, among other awards, the presentation of the ICICTE Graduate Student Paper Award, which recognizes the work of upcoming scholars and practitioners.

The conference’s social programs have always brought Greek hospitality to the fore of our meetings and discussions. This year’s social program includes the opening night reception, the closing ‘Greek Night’ dinner, and two lunches.

The gorgeous, historical environment, the limited number of participants, and the intimate setting allow attendees to develop associations that extend into post-conference activities. For further information, please contact the Conference Director, Nancy Pyrini.

We invite you to join us this summer in enjoying the high standard of hospitality of the people of Rhodes.

 

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This conference has proved itself to be one of the best small conferences of its type.

     
Critical Dates

Critical Dates

February 18 (extended to March 6)

Deadline for paper proposals

February 25

Notification from Scientific Committee about whether proposal has been accepted

March 24

Deadline for first draft of papers

Deadline for poster sessions proposals

Deadline for workshop sessions proposals

April 8

Deadline for referees' comments

Deadline for room reservations at the conference venue via the conference

April 28

Deadline for final version of papers
Deadline for early registration

 

May 30

Deadline for registration of presenters
 
July 6-8

Conference

 

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Very important deadlines for all that's related to ICICTE 2017

     
Aims & Themes

ICICTE 2017 will seek to address the many challenges and new directions presented by technological innovations in educational settings. With the keynote speaker, plenary sessions, workshops, and forums examining the integration of technology into all facets of education, the conference will provide participants with a forum for intensive interdisciplinary interaction and collegial debate. Those attending ICICTE 2017 will leave with an excellent overview of current thinking and practices in applications of technology to education. Thematic streams will include alternative processes, procedures, techniques and tools for creating learning environments appropriate for the twenty-first century.

 

General conference themes include:

• Pedagogy in the evolving tech environment

The architecture of learning; accessibility; the evolution of the classroom

Instructional design and delivery; evaluation and assessment

Strategies and tools for teaching and learning, simulations and gaming

Informal, non formal and formal adult education

Multi-grade education

Open/Distance learning

Impacts on educational institutions: effects on faculty, staff, administration, and students; curriculum and program development

Teacher training

Building communities of teachers/educators; cooperative learning

The internationalization of institutions and of education

Political economy and educational technology: Intersections

Effects on training institutions and industry

Ethical considerations in the use of information technology in teaching and learning

The use of technology in education to promote democratic ideals, freedom, equality.

Arts education.

 

ICICTE 2017 is also inviting participants to submit papers related to the following special themes chosen specifically for this year's conference:

Technology in creative arts education
Technology is embraced by all aspects of arts education, from graphic and fine arts, to music and dance. It allows students to explore worlds they cannot access physically because of distance or expense, enables students to interact with others from around the world for collaborative work and helps students with disabilities to participate in arts activities which they would otherwise find difficult to do. Furthermore technology has become a creative tool in itself, from the synthesis of sound, to the digital creation of art, all the way to 3-dimensional painting in virtual reality. Technology is continually expanding the creative envelope and being harnessed by educators to help to expand the horizons and skill sets of students. This theme explores research into innovative applications of technology within any form of arts education.

Ethics, Human rights and access to open educational resources
Education is a human right, and UNESCO “believes that universal access to high quality education is key to the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue.” Technology has the potential to offer access to education to people across the world, bridging geographical and linguistic divides. At the same time, the differences between access to technology in the developed and developing worlds means that people in developing countries are potentially falling ever further behind the developed countries, exacerbating the economic divide and presenting increased human rights and educational access issues. As a counterpoint, the collection of data by large technology providers, commonly used to support educational activities (such as Google, Apple and Facebook), presents potential human rights issues in terms of collection and use of personal data - particularly where access to online resources requires participants to sign up for social media accounts. Other issues relate to the dichotomy between open educational access and the need to monetise activities by institutions operating in an increasingly commercial world, and the potential challenges of maintaining IP vs allowing open access. Further details on OER can be found here: http://oerresearchhub.org/about-2/reports/oerrh-ethics-manual/

The application of psychology to learning mediated by technology
Definition: This theme is intended for papers that deal with the science of educational, social, and cognitive psychology and other aspects of psychology as applied to education, instruction, and training. Themes: Under this stream the conference will welcome submission of papers aligned with the following themes: (a) Informing evidence-based decision making in the selection and evaluation of technologies for education, instruction, and training. (b) Understanding the balance between physical and psychological fidelity for learning design that achieves its aims. (c) Can technology-based solutions influence or change personal values, attitudes, and standards amongst learners and if so, how do we know or at least find out?

Early Career Researchers Mentoring Programme
This year, ICICTE will also be running a programme to help mentor early career researchers. Those who enroll in the programme will be given feedback before and after their presentations by seasoned, experienced academics and other researchers to help them hone their conference presentation and participation skills. We welcome early career researchers to ICICTE. We are certain that they will consider the conference to be a huge learning experience that will benefit their academic careers.

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Those attending ICICTE 2017 will leave with an excellent overview of current thinking and practices in applications of technology to education.
 

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