International Workshop on
Efficacy of E-Learning Systems
May 24-25, 2005 - Miami, USA
First Announcement and Call for Papers
In conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2005
Balbir S. Barn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dept of Computing
Thames Valley University
Liz Sokolowski (email@example.com)
Dept of Computing
Thames Valley University
Workshop Background and Goals
This workshop sets out to assess the current status in the deployment and
application of E-Learning systems in higher education. There is a
particular focus on international perspectives of the use of E-Learning
Higher education in the UK, Europe and United States
has seen the widespread deployment of E-Learning systems. In the UK,
recent evidence indicates dramatic uptake in the use of E-Learning
environments has been most rapid in the last four years.
Deployment can however, be further separated from the effective and
efficient use of such systems. There is a belief that these systems
while they are available for use by all stakeholders are not being used
as effectively as originally envisaged.
Researchers have proposed several reasons.
* Reluctance of academics to move to new technology;
* Inadequate change management processes to support the deployment of
* Insufficient resources to support the deployment
Further exploration suggests the following non-exhaustive reasons:
* E-Learning systems do not offer content customized for sophisticated
learner characteristics and specific learner styles.
* Developing learning content is expensive and there is an urgent
business imperative to reuse learning content.
* The tools to support specification and reuse of learning content are
still under development [Farrell et al 2004].
* Usability of E-Learning systems.
* Lack of pedagogical innovation in the use of such tools.
Despite this, product vendors and the academic research literature
suggests that E-Learning systems are being used extensively at an
Two categories of submissions/presentations will be considered:
a) regular papers and b) tool demonstrations.
Regular papers can be theoretical, experience based or present a
critical analysis of a case study.
All submissions are required follow the procedure explained below under
heading "Submission of Papers".
Topics of interest
- Empirical studies of the use of MLEs
- E-Learning Systems and Information Systems Development
- Impact on the design of curricula
- Designing courses for E-Learning
- Barriers for E-Learning Systems adoption
- Strategic IT issues
- The changing role of the Higher Education Practitioner
- Change Management and E-Learning Systems
- Knowledge Management and it’s role in the use of E-Learning systems
- Requirements for E-Learning Systems
- Technological Issues for E-Learning Systems
- Usability and Internationalization
- Software tools to enhance E-Learning Systems.
- Meta data and Ontology standards for E-Learning
- Industry Universities
- Learning Objects
- Accessibility of E-Learning Systems
Format of the Workshop
The workshop will consist of oral presentations of papers submitted in
advance, which will be peer-reviewed. The proceedings of the workshop
will be published in the form of a book by ICEIS.
Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for
oral presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in
English will be accepted. The length of the paper should not exceed 8
pages. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex
format) are available at the
ICEIS web site.
PDF versions of the manuscript should be submitted electronically
by using the facilities provided by ICEIS. In addition, to avoid
lost papers, an email should be sent to both workshop chairs including:
category of paper, title, authors' affiliation, and an abstract of the
Full paper submission: February 15, 2005
Author notification: March 8, 2005
Camera-ready paper submission: March 18, 2005
Workshop Program Committee:
Prof. Balbir S. Barn, Thames Valley University, UK
Andrew Tinson, Luton University, UK
Ann Osler, Reading College of Art and Design
Liz Sokolowski, Thames Valley University
John Gordon, The ThinkExchange
Prof. Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Mietek Muraszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Prof Nian-Shing Chen, Griffith University
The workshop will be held at
Deauville Beach Resort in
To attend the workshop you need to register at
ICEIS 2005 Secretariat - International Workshop on Efficacy of E-Learning
Systems (EES 2005)
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