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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - (Volume 1)

April 7-10, 2010, in Valencia, Spain

ISBN: 978-989-674-023-8

Conference Link: http://www.csedu.org

Foreword: This volume contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2010), organized by INSTICC – the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, technically co-sponsored by the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society and the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST), and in cooperation with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), and ACM SIGITE. CSEDU is becoming an annual meeting place for presenting and discussing educational paradigms, best practices and case studies on innovative computer-supported learning strategies, institutional policies on technology-enhanced learning including learning from distance, supported by technology. The Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning or technology-enhanced learning. CSEDU 2010 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art in technology-enhanced learning and to also outline upcoming trends and promote discussion about the education potential of new learning technologies in the academic and corporate world. This conference brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications related to the education field. It has six main topic areas, covering different aspects of Computer Supported Education, including “Information Technologies Supporting Learning”, “Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment”, “Social Context and Learning Environments”, “Legal and Cultural Management Issues”, “Domain Applications and Case Studies” and “Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation Policies”. CSEDU is held in conjunction with WEBIST, the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, providing a synergetic environment for delegates from both conferences, as many current and future issues and applications of Computer Supported Education are clearly related to the Web. This joint conference format may continue for future events. CSEDU 2010 received 304 paper submissions from 64 countries in all continents. A double-blind review process was enforced, with the help of the 143 experts who are members of the conference program committee, all of them internationally recognized in one of the main conference topic areas. After reviewing, only 30 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations) and 79 papers, describing work-in-progress, were selected as short papers for 20’ oral presentation. Furthermore there were also 46 papers presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 10%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was less than 36%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain or reinforce in the next edition of this conference. The high quality of the CSEDU 2010 programme is enhanced by three keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished guests who are renowned experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Michael Gould (ESRI, U.S.A.), Hermann Maurer (Graz University of Technology, Austria) and Robert M. Panoff (The Shodor Education Foundation, U.S.A.). For the second edition of the conference we extended and ensured appropriate indexing of the proceedings of CSEDU including DBLP, INSPEC, EI (expected) and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (expected). Furthermore, all papers will soon be available at the SciTePress digital library. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We also wish to include here a word of appreciation for the excellent organization provided by the conference secretariat, from INSTICC, who have smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks. Looking forward to an inspiring world-class conference and a pleasant stay in Valencia for all delegates, we hope to meet you again next year for the 3rd CSEDU, details of which will be shortly made available at http://www.csedu.org. (More)


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