2nd Moodle Research Conference – Call for Papers

I just received notification from the organisers, that the Call for Papers is now live for the 2nd Moodle Research Conference.

The Moodle Research Conference is going to be held on the 4th and 5th of October, in Sousse, Tunisia at the Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa, located in downtown Sousse, by the sea. Sousse is one of the oldest cities in Tunisia with an authentic Medina, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sousse is very close to Monastir, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Northern Africa.

Sousse is about 140km south of Tunis Airport along the coast. There are a number of well-known airlines that fly into Tunis Airport including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia and KLM. From early checks the prices via Gatwick, and other European cities the flights look quite reasonable. Sousse is also served by the Monastir International Airport. Sousse is only a few kilometers from the Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport. Although these are local, they have less major airlines flying into them.

The venue for the conference (Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa) looks amazing – and for those who like wandering when not in the Moodle sessions, there are some amazing things to see nearby – such as the Sousse Medina & Ribat,  Archaeological Museum and Catacombs, and within an hours drive the El Jem amphitheatre, and Holy City of Kairouan.

But enough about Sousse, back to the Call for Papers.

As the call for papers document outlines, Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments. This is one of the things that makes  the conference different to the practitioner focused Moodlemoots which although they have some research presentations a lot of it is more practical.

The programme committee are looking for topics involving Moodle such as the possible topics below:

  • Experimental research involving methods and tools
  • Case studies on the effectiveness of teaching methods
  • Innovative plugins
  • Mobile learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Collaborative learning
  • Communities of practice
  • Interoperability with Moodle
  • Accessibility
  • Personalisation and adaptivity
  • Massive Open Online Courses

Research submissions must be papers up to 8 pages (including figures and references) or posters up to 1000 words in length. These will undergo double-blind peer review involving at least two program committee members. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 17 June 2013. So this gives you plenty of time to finish that research paper you were working on, or write up the research you have ongoing.

The conference is being organised by the Italian Moodle Partner MediaTouch 2000 srl with the support of Moodle HQ and the CoSyLlab research group from the University of Piraeus. Local support will also be supplied by European Learning Centre, a consortium composed by ATI Engineering, MediaTouch 2000 srl and Star-t srl.

Full details on the Call for Papers and details on submissions check out the conference site http://research.moodle.net/mrc2013

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