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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

FOLSC 2018Special Session on Fostering Open Leadership in School Culture
Chair(s): Zehra Altinay

LLL 2018Special Session on Lifelong Learning
Chair(s): Nour El Mawas and Jean-Marie Gilliot

A2E 2018Special Session on Analytics in Educational Environments
Chair(s): Ana Azevedo

IMDSS 2018Innovative Models for Digital and Soft Skills
Chair(s): Renza Campagni and Emma Zavarrone

BLQE 2018Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement
Chair(s): Ebba Ossiannilsson

Special Session on Fostering Open Leadership in School Culture - FOLSC 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Chair

Zehra Altinay
Near East University
Cyprus
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Scope

Open leadership is the crucial pattern of catching the developments of digital education. Nowadays, shift from traditional learning to digital learning requires considering digital competence of teachers, headmasters, learners and the families as well in order to provide inclusion, participative management within school culture. Within a frame of open leadership, developing digital competence, internalizing digital leadership and using communication information technologies for sharing and learning need to be highlighted.




Special Session on Lifelong Learning - LLL 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Co-chairs

Nour El Mawas
National College of Ireland (NCI)
Ireland
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Jean-Marie Gilliot
IMT Atlantique
France
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Scope

Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc. However, formal education is only one type of learning. There are many other opportunities for people to further their knowledge and develop the skills they need throughout life. Lifelong learning is about the creation of formal, non-formal and informal learning opportunities for people of all ages. It allows them to unlock the knowledge of universities and insure their personal and professional development for continuing education. This helps complete the knowledge that they acquire during their careers and renew or develop new competencies. The Special Session on lifelong learning aims to bring researchers and practitioners working on lifelong learning approaches, problems, challenges and perspectives.



Special Session on Analytics in Educational Environments - A2E 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Chair

Ana Azevedo
CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP
Portugal
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Scope

Analytics is a topic of growing interest in the research communities. INFORMS defined analytics as the scientific process of transforming data into insights with the purpose of making better decisions. Being grounded on the area of decision support systems, the area of analytics has got a vast range of applications. One important application concerns educational environments, where the three types of analytics, namely, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive are being applied. 
We can say that one of the main applications is related to assessment, in order to improve its quality. The use of LMS where the activity of the students’ can be easily accessed, potentiated the use of analytics to understand their route during the learning process, thus they can be helped to improve during that process. Also, the use of analytics from the school’s managers, can help them to take better decisions.



Innovative Models for Digital and Soft Skills - IMDSS 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Co-chairs

Renza Campagni
Università di Firenze
Italy
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Emma Zavarrone
Interantional University of Languages and Media
Italy
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Scope

In the world of work where the student will enter after graduation, it is also necessary and above all to be able to communicate, work in groups,control stress; in short, soft skills, that is, transversal skills are needed.

These are the relational and behavioral abilities that characterize the way in which we are placed in the workplace. They are called "soft" to distinguish them from "hard skills", purely technical and professional skills.

Soft skills are more difficult to develop than hard ones, as they are often the result of our sociocultural background, the result of personal and professional experiences and experiences. It is therefore important that students to be able to measure soft skills so that they can improve their various aspects. The session intend to promove some ideas to do it, for example using game-based techniques.




Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement - BLQE 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Chair

Ebba Ossiannilsson
The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE)
Sweden
e-mail
 
Scope

Blended learning embraces personal quality learning. This widely recognized and personalizable method engages, facilitates, and supports learning. UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning emphasize this approach, as it makes learning more flexible and convenient. This will help students be part of a global digital society The blended learning model requires changes in the roles of teachers and learners. These changes are accompanied by shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.


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