The LT4D workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion of a sensible introduction of learning technologies in the developing world. Focus of the workshop is to explore the economic, social, political and cultural constraints that shape affordances for learning technologies in the developing world. For example, anecdotal evidence shows that well-intentioned introduction of learning technologies in developing countries fails for simple reasons like teachers not willing to use the technology because of unfamiliarity and fear that they may break something. Such constraints cannot be ignored. Rather than blindly importing technologies from the developed world, based on a discussion of LT4D issues and constraints, the workshop aims to provide future visions, roadmaps and practical implementation guidelines for learning technologiesin the developing world. A discussion of this nature is timely and relevant in the current environment of educational budget slashing in developing countries due to the economic downturn.
The workshop invites submissions addressing all aspects of learning technologies in the context of development. Topics of special interest include, but are not restricted to:
* Identification of needs and areas where technology could be a part of a potential solution
* Identification of the dimensions of the LT4D context
* Knowing the community, town, cities and schools and students - what aspects of the curriculum are key to make students most successful in later life, given the cultural context
* What the schools are lacking:
Materials, supplies etc.
Degree to which the curriculum lends itself to technology
Professional development, teacher training
* Analyze what currently works or doesn't work in the developing context
* Models of learning technology adoption in the developing world
* Models to enable indigenous and sustainable development of learning technologies
* What are the key areas where technology can have an immediate impact?
* Unique aspects of developing countries offering opportunities for novel solutions
* A portfolio approach to efforts in applying learning technologies
* Models of adoption (or non-adoption) of learning technologies in the developing world
* An analysis of great successes or drastic failures in applying learning technologies for the developing world
* Opportunities to leapfrog
* Science of sustainable design of learning technologies for the developing world
* February 20th, 2011 paper submission
* March 11th, 2011 Notification to the authors
* March 15th, 2011 Workshops authors' registration deadline
* April 15th, 2011 Final camera ready manuscript and IEEE Copyright form submission
Please note that this deadline will not be extended and that you will have four days to register after the notification of acceptance.
Please note that the Workshop Submission System is NOT the same as the primary ICALT Conference Submission System. To submit your workshop papers. To submit your workshop papers, please email a copy of your paper to LT4Dworld@gmail.com. Please ensure that you receive a notification that the chairs have received your paper.
Important Note: Please do not include any author identification in the initial manuscript. Please leave a number of empty lines at the beginning of the manuscript to be included later for the camera-ready manuscript submission.
The accepted papers will be included in the proceeding of ICALT 2011 and published by IEEE Computer Society Publications.
The authors of accepted papers will be required to complete a copyright form at the time of camera-ready manuscript submission, and one of the presenters is required to register to ICALT and give a short presentation of the paper.
The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their paper for publication in special issues in the following two open-access journals.
* International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning - iJET, www.i-jet.org
* International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning - iJAC, www.i-jac.org
Imran Zualkernan. American University of Sharjah, UAE
Ivon Arroyo. University of Massachusetts, USA
Beverly P. Woolf. University of Massachusetts, USA
Randy Hatfield, USAID. Pakistan
Naveed Malik, Pakistan Virtual University, Pakistan
David Singer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Anusheel Gupta, Seeta (MIT XO Laptop), India
Diego Zapata Rivera. Educational Testing Service, USA
Luis F Maldonado, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Colombia
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Raphael Topugar, Papau New Guinea University of Technology, Papau New Guinea
Mahmood Butt, Academy for Educational Development, USA
Silvia Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Asad Karim, TeleTaleem, Pakistan
Sunil Kumar Wanchoo, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Yehudit Judy Dori, Technion, Israel
Wail Omar, Sohar University, Oman
Mike Joy, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Anjana Raza, Developments in Literacy, Pakistan.
Gurmit SIngh, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
Michael Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria
Richard Larson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Matti Tedre, Tumaini University, Tanzania
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Juan E. Gilbert, Clemson University, USA
Anju Kanwar, Independent Scholar, USA
Vivek Venkatesh, Concordia University, Canada
Mariam M. Osmane, Alexandria University, Egypt
Renu Nanda, University of Jammu, Jammu, India
Amna Sirelkhatim, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Judith Kamau, University of Bostwana, Republic of Bostwana
Javier Gomez, National University of Mexico, Mexico
Gal Springman, Language Connections, Israel
Gurmit Sidhu, 3-O Research, India
Carmina V. Tolentino, Manuel S. Enverga University, Phillipines
Winslow Burleson, Arizona State University, USA