Developing Blended Learning Communities

The University of Hertfordshire’s Blended Learning Unit and the Higher Education Academy, with contribution from the University of Calgary and the University of Queensland, are delighted to announce the Fifth International Blended Learning Conference: “Developing Blended Learning Communities” on16-17 June 2010, at the Fielder Centre, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

The aims of the conference are to explore the notion of community in its variety of forms and this year the main keynote will be given by Prof. Peter Bullen, Director of the Blended Learning Unit at the University of Hertfordshire.

On Day One we will be linking up with colleagues at the University of Calgary to hear a presentation on their approach to developing blended learning communities and to share ideas and Day Two will include alive link-up with the University of Queensland.

The two days of the conference will see a mixture of presentations, discussion sessions and workshops with a Gala Dinner on the evening of the 16th June.

Call for Papers, Case Studies and Posters

The conference committee invite the submission of contributions for the Fifth International Blended Learning Conference. Contributions are sought on a range of topics around Developing Blended Learning Communities. These might include, but are not restricted to: Developing blended learning communities to support and enhance different aspects of the curriculum, e.g. Employability, Internationalisation, and Lifelong Learning. Developing a community of blended learning practitioners, extending the blended learning community and/or theoretical perspectives on blended learning communities.

Submissions fall into three categories:

1) Presentation – a 20-25 minute presentation at the conference. Selection will be made from initial submission of an abstract. We encourage you to submit a research paper of unpublished, original work or a case study (2000 – 4000 words) before the conference. This will undergo peer review to be included in the proceedings.

2) Workshops – 1 hour workshop sessions. Selection will be made from submission of an abstract summarising the objectives of the workshop and the proposed activities.

3) Poster/ Virtual Poster – Selection will be made from initial submission of an abstract. A research paper of unpublished, original work or a case study (2000 – 4000 words) may then be submitted for peer review to be included in the proceedings.

Abstract submission deadline Monday 18 January 2010.

Visit www.herts.ac.uk/blu for more details

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