About conference

 

6th Annual International Scientific Conference

Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning

Subtitle: „E-learning and Intercultural Competences Development in Different Countries“

A two-day conference organized by

the Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn,

University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October 2014,

 

The Conference is organized under the auspices of

Rector of the University of Silesia Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Banyś

Dean of the Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education

Dr hab. prof. UŚ Zenon Gajdzica

Director of the Institute Sciences of Education

Dr hab. prof. UŚ Urszula Szuścik

 

Co-organizers:

University of Ostrava (Czech Republic),

University of Silesia in Opava (Czech Republic),

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Slovak Republic)

University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain

University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands

The Lisbon Lusíada University (LU), Portugal

Curtin University in Perth (CU), Australia

Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (BGKU), Ukraine

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (HSPU), St.Petersburg, Russian Federation

Dniprodzerzhinsk State Technical University (DSTU), Ukraine

 

The theme and the priorities of the conference reflect the conceptual principles underlying the modernization of education and the reform of the educational systems in European countries, particularly in the Czech Republic, Poland, the Slovak Republic, as well as national development strategies for the XXI century. One of the European Union’s key educational objectives is the provision of equal opportunities for all with regard to access to learning and knowledge, regardless of gender, financial and physical ability, and place of residence. That is why, distance learning has now been granted a status of high priority. If introduced on a wide scale, distance learning and teaching may make significant contribution towards the achievement of educational goals in member states.

The Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education at the University of Silesia has extensive experience in the implementation of distance learning in other departments across the university. The Faculty’s Distance Learning Platform operates smoothly and continues to expand. The conference is designed to bring together all those involved in e-learning – university students, faculty staff, and educators – to explore and share experiences with e-learning and distance learning, both at home and abroad. The partners and the co-organizers of the previous editions conference 2009-2013 includes the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (Slovak Republic), Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic), Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Slovak Republic), which are also involved in many activities in the field of e-learning and ICT in frame in particular a together project “E-learning as a road to communicating in the multicultural environment”, supported by International Visegrad Foun (IVF). Among our participants also were a researchers and scientists from different countries. Strengthening and widening international cooperation resulted a starting a next international scientific project IRNet International Research Network for study and development of new tools and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences (www.irnet.us.edu.pl), Project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, within the Marie Curie Actions International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (2014-2017).

 

The topics of the conference include:

  1. E-learning and Intercultural Competences Development in Different Countries

  • Legal, social aspects of distance learning in different countries;

  • Psychological and ethical aspects of distance learning in different countries;

  • Teacher-student and student-student relationships in distance learning;

3) Theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of distance learning:

  • Theoretical and methodological aspects of distance learning;

  • Successful examples of e-learning;

  • Distance learning of humanities: native and foreign language, philosophy, history, ect.;

  • Distance learning of science and mathematics;

  • Quality of teaching, training programs and аssessment

  • E-learning for the disabled;

1) Distance learning and lifelong learning:

  • Computer training, for prospective and actual teachers, in distance learning;

  • Lifelong learning supported by distance learning;

  • Personnel, scientific, information and library services.

2) E-learning in the Development of the Key Competences

  • Key competences in the knowledge society;

  • Use of e-learning in improving the level of the students’ key competences;

  • Teachers’ and learners’ competences in distance learning and computer science;

4) Multimedia in distance learning:

  • Multimedia means in distance learning;

  • Multimedia tools in distance learning;

  • Multimedia resources and didactic materials;

  • Video-tutorial design.

6) Other alternative methods, forms and techniques in distance learning:

  • simulations, models in distance learning;

  • collaboration work in distance learning;

  • distance learning systems;

  • m-learning.

 

The members of  International Programme Committee are experienced scientists, scalars, researchers  in area ICT and distance learning from more then ten European and other countries.

 

International Programme Committee:

Xabier Basogain – University of the Basque Country, Spain

Filipe Carrera -  Lisbon Technical University,  Portugal

Sixto Cubo –University of Extremadura, Spain

Franz Feiner – Catholic University College for Education, Graz, Austria

Zenon Gajdzica - University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Bogdan Galwas - Warsaw Technical University, Poland

Miroslav Hrubý – University of Defence, Czech Republic

Milena Janáková - Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Stanisław Juszczyk – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Tomayess Issa - Curtin University in Perth (CU), Australia

Jana Kapounová – University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Piet Kommers - University of Twente, The Netherlands

Kateřina Kostolányová – University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Stefan M. Kwiatkowski - Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Poland

Jan Łaszczyk - Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Poland

Małgorzata Łuszczak – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Josef Malach – University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Andrzej W. Mitas – The Silesian University of Technology in Katowice, Poland

Natalia Morze - Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine

Tatiana Noskova - Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg

Norbert Pachler – London University, United Kingdom

Paulo Pinto – The Lisbon Lusiada Uiversity, Portugal

António dos Reis – The Graal Institute, Portugal

David Richardson –  Leaneus University, Sweden

Halina Rusek – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Nuria Salvador - 22 Century Fundation - Spain

George Siemens – Athabasca University, Canada

Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Maciej M.Sysło - University of Wrocław; UMK Toruń, Poland

Aleksander Sadovoy -  Dniprodzerzhinsk State Technical University, Ukraine

Jana Šarmanová – TU-VSB, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Maciej Tanaś – Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Poland

Milan Turčáni - Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic

Max Ugaz - University of S. Martin de Porres, Peru

Pedro Veiga – Lisbon University, Portugal

Dominik Vymětal - Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Kazimierz Wenta - Higher School of Humanities in Szczecin, Poland

Halina Widła – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Zygmunt Wróbel – University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Miroslav Zhaldak - Dragomanov National Pedagogical University in Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

Dissemination of conference proceedings
Conference materials and authors paper will be reviewed and published in a Monograph entitled E-learning and Intercultural Competences Developments in Different Countries” (notified in ISBN catalogue).

 

Important dates:

1 August 2014 – closing date for submission of completed registration forms and submission of papers

1 August (Ist deadline) 1 October (2nd deadline)  2014 – deadlines for the conference fee.

1 October 2014 – detailed conference programme sent out.

 

The conference venue:

1st and 2nd day of the Conference - Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Conference Hall, Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland

Accommodation:

Hotel Orbis Halny (Mercure Cieszyn), Motelowa 21, Cieszyn, Poland (http://www.mercure.com/pl/hotel-3420-mercure-cieszyn-wczesniej-orbis-hal...)

Hotel "Academicus", Paderewskiego 6, Cieszyn (near the conference venue)

Other hotels for individual booking:

Hotel Gambit (http://www.hotelgambit.com.pl/ )

Hotel Liburnia (http://www.liburniahotel.pl/)

Hotel 500 (http://www.hotel500.com.pl/cieszyn)

Hotel MOSiR (http://mosir-hotel.pl/)

Hotel Trzech braci (http://www.trzechbraci.pl/)

 

Conference Registration Fees (options)

  • Participation in the conference

  • Publication in Monograph “E-learning and Intercultural Competences Developments in Different Countries”

  • Board (2 x lunch (13-14.10.2014), 2 x Dinner (13.10.2014), 3 Coffee-break), transport services

  • 400 PLN (before 1st August 2014),

  • 500 PLN (after 1st August 2014)

  • Publication in Monograph “E-learning and Intercultural Competences Developments in Different Countries”.

  • 200 PLN

  • Participation in the conference

  • Board (2 x lunch (13-14.10.2014), 2 x Dinner (13.10.2014), 3 Coffee-break), transport service

  • 200 PLN (before 1st August 2013),

  • 300 PLN (after 1st August 2013)

  • Participation in the 2nd day of the conference 14th October in teacher‘s session with lunch

  • 70 PLN

 

 

The official languages of the Conference is English.

 

The payments should be addressed to:

 

Uniwersytet Śląski, Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland

ING BANK ŚLĄSKI,

Oddział w Katowicach, ul. Mickiewicza 3,

40-092 KATOWICE, Poland

Account number: 74 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7909

 

For international transfers (SWIFT / BIC): INGBPLPW

IBAN:  PL 74 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7909

Purpose of Payment: “Conference DLCC2014, Cieszyn”

 

Contact:

If you have any queries regarding the conference, please contact: DLCC@us.edu.pl, www.dlcc.us.edu.pl,

Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, dr hab. prof. UŚ – Coordinator of the conference

e-mail: esmyrnova@us.edu.pl

Andrzej Szczurek, MA - Secretary of the Conference

e-mail: Andrzej.Szczurek@us.edu.pl

Tel: (+ 48) 33-8546-113,   (+ 48) 33-8546-224,

Fax: (+ 48) 33-8546-101

Mobile: (+ 48) 608-655-386

Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn,

Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn

University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice

 

 

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