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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 5 September 2011 --
IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education 2011
8 to 10 December 2011 – Shanghai, China
* Keynote Speakers:
George Siemens, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute,
Athabasca University, Canada
Dr. Henk W. Sligte, Kohnstamm Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The
Prof. Pen Bing, President of Hong He College in Yun Nan Province, China
* Opening Speaker:
Prof. Yu Li Zhong, President of East China Normal University, China
* Conference Background and Goals
Technology like transport, communication and media-based learning have
increased our ambitions to make education more global and international.
Higher education has gradually felt more affinity towards the exchange of
students; Diversity and learning in concentration with different cultures
that has settled as road map for the coming decades. Firstly, motivation
for international higher education to promote students’ mindset towards
different cultures, languages and traditions. Secondly, allowing students
to learn multi-cultural contexts to anticipate to the later career that
involve cooperation in international teams. As inevitable side effect,
universities welcome international students as source of income and
exchange knowledge and skills. To be more precisely, students will take
part of their courses abroad, and at least they should match a similar
amount of incoming students in order to play par.
This conference aims at the scientific, pragmatic and policy awareness
among scholars who face the direct need to make their curricula more
culturally fair. European exchange programs like the Erasmus Mundus, the
U.S. Council on International Educational Student Exchange, and the
Euro-American “Atlantis” program, they all envisage an urgent agenda on
how to balance local with the more global criteria in higher education.
This conference helps you to build your networks and international
consortia on how to be a key player in this emergent trend.
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The
proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and
CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI
Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations,
Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to
a blind refereeing process.
These include, but are not limited to the following topics:
1. Technologies for spreading learning around the world
2. Higher Education and International student exchange
3. Learning far away from home and close to your future colleagues
4. Learning in multicultural contexts
5. Virtual presence as option for extending the students’ learning space
6. Formal and pragmatic obstacles and opportunities in student exchange
7. Double- versus joint degrees
8. Funding resources for staff and student exchange
9. How to establish campuses as multicultural communities
10. Coping with incompatibility in semester-, trimester and quarter year
11. Trade-offs between student exchange in the bachelor- versus the master
12. Will English be the default language for master courses around the globe?
13. Does studying abroad imply “living together with local students”, or
prefer “international student houses”?
14. How to recruit highly talented students abroad?
15. How to defend the yielded higher criterion to the access of regional-
and local students?
16. How to evaluate students’ readiness for studying abroad?
17. Acculturation: what preliminary intercultural need to be trained
before been sent to a study abroad?
This conference will focus both on the acute main streams of student
- Eastern Asia to Europe, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand
- Among Western and Eastern European countries
- Among Spain, Portugal and Southern American countries
- Among Europe and the U.S.
* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline (2nd call): 5 September 2011
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 7 October 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 4
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 4 November 2011
- Conference: Shanghai, China, 8 to 10 December 2011
* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Shanghai, China.
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* Program Committee
Heling Huai, Foundation of New Silk Route and Dragon Travel Service, The
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Ji-ping Zhang, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located event:
Internet Technologies & Society 2011 (http://www.its-conf.org/) - 8-10
* Registered participants in the International Higher Education conference
may attend Internet Technologies & Society conference sessions free of