| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Educating The Web-Generation 2007 |
| From: || |
| Email: ||wiiat_(on)_kis-lab.com |
| Date received: ||12 May 2007 |
| Deadline: ||20 Jun 2007 |
| Start date: ||02 Nov 2007 |
Call for Papers:
International Workshop on "Educating The Web-Generation" (EWG'07)
at IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2007
November 2-5, 2007 - Silicon Valley, USA
While talking about Web Intelligence we cannot leave those behind using the web
and 搃ts intelligence? the Web-Generation. This workshop focuses on the fundamental
(computational) education of future generations whose lives will more and more be
influenced by an enormous potential for technology and furthermore by a hard
competition in a global world. During the next years of not only computing we have
to find an answer to the question how to provide our schoolchildren, students, and
workforces with the necessary educational opportunities to succeed in a digital
economy influenced by a hard competition in a global word. How will they adopt and
evaluate new technologies?
Knowledge itself is growing tremendously and the web with its informational overflow
?not yet prepared to be a fully interactive, context- and user-sensitive tool
supporting people in their daily routines ?has already transformed every aspect of
our lives. Is the next generation already able to deal with those technological
possibilities? Has it the language and analytical skills to be more than Nintendo-Kids?
During the last years, the literacy of 15-year-old students was tested by the PISA-test
of the OECD member states and not only the U.S. was shocked at the outcome.
Web today ?with Web 2.0 and its technologies ?is a place of knowledge (e.g. Wikipedia)
but also of crime in different manners. Web-Education is necessary and on focus of
almost every nation. Working on new curricula, innovative teaching concepts, or
discovering relevant key competencies were also on the agenda of Bill Gates while
claiming the U.S. school systems during a senates debate early this year.
This workshop is a plea for offering universal literacy using fundamental domains of
computer science. Literacy understood as 刟 person抯 knowledge and culture and the
ability in a particular subject or field, such as computer literacy?(Webster抯 1995)
helps us to see the importance of language-competence, logic skill and other aspects
for educating future knowledge workers and knowledge citizens making most of an
intelligent web. Submissions not dealing with e.g. new e-learning innovations but
with fundamental approaches and concepts to deliver (web-)skills for (web-)people to
take a chance of the growing (web-)intelligence are highly welcome.
University of Applied Sciences Worms
Department of Informatics
Stefano A. Cerri (Universit?Montpellier, France)
John P. Dougherty (Haverford College, USA)
Werner Hartmann (P鋎agogische Hochschule Bern, Swiss)
Peter Hubwieser (Technische Universit鋞 M黱chen, Germany)
Piet Kommers (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands)
Johannes Magenheim (Universit鋞 Paderborn, Germany)
Erich Ortner (Technische Universit鋞 Darmstadt, Germany)
Simon Rogerson (De Montfort University Leicester, U.K.)
George Siemens (elearnspace, Canada)
Hartmut Wedekind (Universit鋞 Erlangen-N黵nberg, Germany)
The workshop paper submission can be done online. Please come back to this page later
on. An online tool will be linked here.
The length of accepted paper should NOT exceed 4 pages (one more extra page is only
available for extra payment!). As template please use the IEEE-CS 2-column format as
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the Society Press.
June 20, 2007 Electronic Submission of full papers
August 3, 2007 Notification of paper acceptance
August 17, 2007 Camera-ready of accepted papers
November 2-5 2007 WI-IAT 2007 Conference
For any questions please feel free to contact the workshop organizer.
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