If you are wondering where to head to at the end of the summer, stop the presses (or the brain cells at least) …

On September 14-15 2012, there is a Moodle Research Conference taking place in Heraklion in Crete-Greece. Yup that is right. More Sea, Sun, Sand, Culture, History and Moodle than you can cope with is coming your way.

Moodle HQ and ITisART Ltd, with the support of the CoSyLlab, University of Piraeus, are organising the 1st Moodle Research Conference 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. There is an exciting list of names on the Programme Committee from institutions across the globe and the two conference chairs are Martin Dougiamas and Symeon Retalis (Associate Professor – University of Piraeus).

There is a wide range of topics proposed including:

  • Research studies and case studies on teaching with Moodle
  • Mobile Learning with Moodle
  • Innovative Moodle plug-ins
  • Learning Analytics in Moodle
  • Collaborative Learning with Moodle
  • Moodle communities of practice
  • Interoperability with Moodle
  • Accessibility in Moodle
  • Adaptivity in Moodle

So if you have a piece of original unpublished research or recent developments on these areas, the call for papers is now open and details for submission can be found here -> http://research.moodle.net/ All the submissions will undergo a blind peer review process and wondefully, accepted papers will be published as a conference proceedings in an open access online-only version. +1 for the open access!

The deadline for submissions to the research conference is 14th May 2012, so get your motors running and pop over to their website to get more info.

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