Following three previous successful events in 2008 (Maastricht/The Netherlands), 2009 (Rostock/Germany), and 2010 (King's College London/England), the 4th Workshop on Inclusive E-Learning (IEL) will emphasise a trend we have observed from submissions during the last three years. In our call for 2010 we highlighted research on e-inclusion, assistive technology, and accessible systems, etc. and these seemed to be topics relevant to many locations in terms of language and cultural issues, and funding. The 2010 workshop confirmed our assumption and - since the majority of submissions and participants were either German or British - revealed a high demand to discuss differences in how inclusion is tackled with regard to cultural background in Germany and the UK.
As a result we would like to take up this trend for our 2011 workshop in two ways. In the following years we would like to alternate the location between Germany and the UK and we would like to particularly - but not only - engage researchers from Germany and the UK.
Apart from general contributions addressing questions around inclusive e-learning, special topics of interest are:
* Cultural-, country- and/or language specific aspects of inclusive e-learning
* Using computers to support a target group in the context of inter-cultural education and knowledge building
* Supporting older or disabled people with assistive technology when travelling
* Computer enriched environments/scenarios to support everyday life management of disabled or elderly people
* Practice reports
* Study results about difficulties with and/or advantages of computers used by older or disabled people
* Software developed for the target groups
* Research/studies about differences and similarities observed when disabled and older people are using computers.
In general, we invite interdisciplinary researchers and developers for special solutions for older people, people with learning disabilities and people with special (educational) needs, to benefit from each other's experiences. We would also like to address the comparable difficulties experienced by different types of learners with disabilities, early learners and older people when using ICT.
Submission deadline: 16 May 2011 (updated)
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2011
Workshop date: Thursday, 15 September 2011
Please note: The workshop will take place as a full day workshop, but will start with a joint dinner at the conference venue the night before (14 September)!
We aim at keeping the costs for the workshop as low as possible. Based on our experiences from former events we expect the registration fee including workshop proceedings, dinner, and Bed & Breakfast at the conference venue to be less than £200!
The workshop will take place in Ross Priory, the University of Strathclyde's Recreation and Conference venue, situated outside of Glasgow at the shores of Loch Lomond! Please have a look to the attached PDF for further information.
* Please submit extended abstracts of 6-12 pages following the guidelines below.
* The workshop proceedings will be published as a book (including an accessible e-book version).
* Accepted papers will have a maximum length of 20 pages.
Submissions should be either in PDF or Word format. Writing with LaTeX will be highly appreciated. If you do so, please use the style file provided by EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/easychair.zip. If you prefer MS Word please use 11pt.
To submit your paper, please use the workshop's EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iel2011
o not have an EasyChair account, you will have to create one for your paper submissions.
We are looking forward to your submission!
Chris Abbott, King's College London, UK
Andreas Lingnau, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK
Alke Martens, University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Martina Weicht, University of Rostock, Germany
International Programme Committee (not yet completed)
Stefan Carmien, Fatronic, Spain
Andreas Harrer, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria
James Ohene-Djan, Goldsmith College London, UK
Peter Zentel, University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany