Call for Proposals
All Submissions
February 5, 2007
Call for Proposals (Papers & General Sessions)
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April 17-19, 2007
Pre-conference dates: April 3-4, 2007
Blending Community and Multimedia in Ubiquitous Learning
Extended submission deadline: February 5, 2007
CALL FOR PROPOSALS. TCC 2007 invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, students, administrators, and consultants to submit proposals for papers, discussions and other presentations that address this year's conference theme.
INTRODUCTION. E-Learning is passé. U-learning is the new wave globally in higher education. Ubiquitous learning encompasses e-learning and emphasizes learning anytime, anywhere and anyway in both formal and informal lifelong learning environments. As u-learning and Web 2.0 technology evolve, social interaction, intercultural communications, and global collaboration increases in importance. Social networking and learning communities are integral components of u-learning.
Through online social networks, young adults today gain a sense of community that is important in their daily and social life. How can we learn from this? How can we learn from our students?
What is the status of social networking (Facebook, Mixi, Second Life, etc.) and online learning communities today? Have they succeeded or have they withered away? How can we complement our students' prior experiences with interacting socially online? How can we assess learning in this new environment? Will mobile phones become synonymous with u-learning as proponents advocate? How do we train faculty and staff and engage them to support productive learning communities? Will learning communities help bridge the Internet divide? How do we "feed and weed" effective learning communities or social networking systems in the U-learning era?
THEME. TCC will offer papers and presentations on the evolution, trends, successes, or failures of learning communities and social networking systems in higher education. The coordinators, however, are interested in a broad range of topics that highlight the use of educational technology, including but not limited to the following:
* Online, hybrid, blended or other modes of technology enhanced learning
* Distance learning including mobile learning
* E-learning and ubiquitous learning
* Student success factors in online learning
* E-portfolios and other online assessment tools
* Technology implementation and services in learner centered environments
* Emerging technologies for teaching and learning (blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc)
* Creating and delivering multimedia including learning objects
* Building and sustaining learning communities
* Student orientation and preparation
* Open content and open source
* Accessibility for persons with disabilities
* Global learning and international education
* Professional development for faculty and staff
* Gender equity, the Digital Divide, and open access
* Online student services (tutoring, advising, payments, etc)
* Technology use to enhance communication and collaboration
* Institutional planning and change catalyzed by technology advances
* Educational technology use in Asia & the Pacific, Europe, South America, and Africa.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS. General sessions may be in one of several formats including discussion, roundtable, and pre-conference activity. Submit proposals for general sessions online at:
Papers must be submitted in full and will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. Submit papers by email to Dr. Curtis Ho,
For details regarding papers and general session presentations, see:
The deadline for submissions is January 26, 2007.
* Present a one-hour informal, interactive online session for your paper or general session.
* Upload a photo and brief professional bio to the conference web site.
* Respond to questions and comments from conference participants.
* Participate in a wrap-up session on the day of your presentation.
* Verify descriptions that will be posted on the conference web page two weeks prior to the conference.
* Respond to email, as appropriate, from the conference and presenters mailing lists.
REGISTRATION FEE. All presenters are required to register online and pay the conference fee ($69 USD; $99 USD after March 1). Fees for student presenters will be waived. Group and site registration rates for faculty and students are available. Group registration may reduce the conference fee to as low as $10 USD per participant. Contact Sharon Fowler for details <>.
VENUE. This conference is held entirely online using a web browser for access to content and technology services. A computer system purchased within the past 3-4 years with headphones and microphone as well as broadband Internet access is recommended.
SPONSORS & VENDORS. Organizations or companies interested in becoming a sponsor of this event may contact Sharon Fowler <>.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. For additional information, see <>. For further inquiry, contact Bert Kimura <> or Curtis Ho <>
Mailing address: TCC Worldwide Online Conference, Attn: Sharon Fowler, University of Hawai'i, Kapi'olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA.
The University of Hawai'i, Kapi'olani Community College and University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Educational Technology Department, College of Education host this event in partnership with Osaka Gakuin University, Japan and