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Special Session
Special Session on
Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement
 - BLQE 2018

15 - 17 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2018


Ebba Ossiannilsson
The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE)
Brief Bio
Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson is an independent researcher and consultant, in the areas of open online and flexible learning including OER; MOOCs, and TEL (OOFAT). where she mainly works at strategic and policy level both national and international. She hold her PhD at Oulu University, Finland. She is the V President of both the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), and the Swedish Association for e-Competence (REK). She works with the large international organisations as for example ICDE, in ICDE Operational Network BOLDIC, ICDE OER Public Policy Advocate Committee, and ICDE Focal Point on Quality, Europe. She is also a quality reviewer for both ICDE, and EADTU. In EDEN she is in EDEN EC, and represent EDEN in ISO, and she is coordinating the EDEN SIG on Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) and Quality Enhancement. She has awarded fellowship in EDEN, and Open Education Europa, in addition she is an Open Education Europa Ambassador as well as ICDE OER Ambassador. She is Guest Researcher at Near East University, N Cyprus. She has over 200 publications. She serves as Guest Editor in Education Science Topical Collection on MOOCs and she is in the Editorial board for several Journals. She is often hired as keynote speaker, and currently she is working on two books within the areas of OOFAT.


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.

Topics: Renewed focus on quality Role changes Implementation and next practice Shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Promotion of students be part of a global digital society.


Paper Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Peter Mazohl, University of Technology Vienna, Austria
James Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CSEDU Special Sessions - BLQE 2018
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