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Designing the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education

The Educational Symposium called "Designing the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education" will take place in Athens, Greece, on 26-27 January 2007. Organised in the framework of Discovery Space and CONNECT projects, funded by the European Commission, the symposium aims to present today's achievements, future challenges and expectations in the field of educational technology.

Increasing developments have been made in the area of educational technologies and they will continue to grow.
Many challenges in the process of educational innovation must be addressed in order to improve learning by using technologies such as simulations, visualizations, immersive environments, game playing, intelligent tutors and avatars, reusable building blocks of content or address distributed communities of learners.
Technical standards must be deployed to help the development of educational content and the educational institutions need to prepare for rapid technological change.

The Symposium will bring together experts on education, on advanced technological application and tools, teachers and researchers to communicate the best practices and case studies for learning through the use of advanced technologies.

Several themes will be discussed, including:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality applications (applications in teaching and learning)
  • Robotic Technologies in education
  • Wearable technologies in education
  • Mobile Technologies for Ad-hoc learning (tools, methodologies, case studies)
  • Connecting Formal and Informal Learning, Connecting schools, science museums and centers
  • The role of Science Centers and Research Laboratories in Education
  • Evaluation methodologies
  • Quality and Standardization Issues in Education.

Call for Papers
You are invited to submit proposals for paper presentation. All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract up to one page (for oral presentation) by 15 December 2006, and submit their papers for review by 12 January 2007, at the latest.

To get more information about the symposium, please send an e-mail to:
Nikos Dalamagas
Pantelis Ioannou

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