Call for PapersNew Review of Hypermedia and MultimediaEditor: Doug TudhopeAssociate Editor: Daniel CunliffeFaculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan, UKSubmission deadline: January 16, 2008Acceptance notification: February 27, 2008Final manuscripts due: April 9, 2008NRHM covers hypermedia, hypertext, interactive multimedia and relatedtechnologies.We invite papers on the following topics and related issues:- Conceptual basis of hypertext systemscognitive aspectsdesign strategies- Intelligent and adaptive hypermediaknowledge representationknowledge organisation systems and servicesthe semantic web- Multimedia issuestime and synchronisation; link dynamicsaudio/image/video processing and compressioncontent-based retrieval- Interactionnavigation and browsing; search systems;studies of information seeking and navigation behaviour; testing andevaluationuser interfaces; multi-modal interaction- Tools for hypermedia(automatic) authoring systems- Applications in business, commerce, digital libraries, e-learning,information management, the professions, publishing, and publicadministration, etc.The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM) is published byTaylor & Francis and appears in both print and digital formats. For moredetails and indicative topics, see the journal website:Submissions may take the form of research papers or shorter technicalnotes and should be sent by email to the editors, preferably in pdfformat. Questions and enquiries are welcome.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Call for Expressions of Interest - International Virtual Reality Teaching and Learning Research Inst
This is a general call for academics and practitioners involved or interested in the field of Virtual Reality Teaching and Learning (using environments such as Second Life) to express their interest in contributing to or being associated with an International Virtual Reality Teaching and Learning Research Institute. The range of research and development that the proposed Institute would support is intentionally left open, but could include projects such as investigating the efficacy of various virtual reality learning designs, researching the sociological and psychological aspects of learning in virtual reality environments, and the success with which tools and scripts can be applied across different curricula.
Interested parties can nominate roles that they would like to perform, which may include
* advice on the policies of the Institute and the services it provides
* research and development in conjunction with the Institute (utilising support services that would be provided by the Institute)
* evaluation of Institute performance.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the proposed Institute, please provide an Expression of Interest (of no longer than one page) outlining your experience with VREs or related technology based learning applications, any research experience, the reasons for your interest in becoming associated, and the ways in which you would like to be involved. Please return all Expressions of Interest no later than 9th August 2007.
Prospective contributors would form part of a Carrick Grant Application to establish the Institute. This initiative is being lead by Professor John Hedberg, Macquarie University Australia.
We are researching social capital in Second life and we want to invite
you to take part of our survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather
information on the users of Second Life and their perceptions on the
social dimensions of the service. We are grateful for your commitment
and appreciate highly the time you spend answering this survey. The
survey is accessible at https://survey.istohuvila.fi/index.php?sid=5
We are very pleased to formally announce the schedule
for this year's Second Life Education Workshop at the
Chicago Hilton, Friday August 24th through Sunday
August 26th, 2007.
Lead Sponsor: NMC Virtual Worlds
Over 30 academics from four countries will speak. We
are estimating attendance for the education track to
be 200+, up from 80 in 2006. See:
We are still finalizing the in-world event locations.
The entire program is being streamed into SL, and we
should have several hosting locations set up. There
will also be a few events happening in-world only.
For information on the Second Life Community
Convention itself, see: http://slcc2007.wordpress.com/
See you in Chicago!
Designs on eLearning
2nd International Conference
Teaching and Learning with Technology in Art, Design and Communication.
hosted by the University of the Arts, London on the 12th - 14th September 2007.
Charles Saumarez Smith , the Director of the National Gallery will open the conference and Gráinne ConoleProfessor of e-Learning at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University will deliver the Keynote address.
The conference aims to cast light on established practice in the field, on innovations in teaching and learning with technology, on the challenges and successes presented by the visual nature of our discipline, and on the benefits of online and blended learning.
It aims to build on the success of Designs on eLearning 2005 and on the subsequent Online Conference and Symposium in disseminating and promoting good practice, primarily but not exclusively, in art, design and communication.