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Subject:

FW: CFP Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies,for Disabled and Non-Disabled People (ICALT 2009)

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"Bradburn, Emma" <[log in to unmask]>

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DCMI Accessibility Community <[log in to unmask]>

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*Call For Proposals: Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies
for Disabled and Non-Disabled People (WALTD 2009)*

ICALT 2009: The 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning
Technologies : Learning technologies in the Information society
July 14-18, 2009, Riga, Latvia
http://www.ask4research.info/icalt/2009/

Following successful workshops at ICALT 2007 in Japan (proceedings for 
the workshop http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-357/) <./Vol-357/> and ICALT 2008 in 
Spain (proceedings for the workshop 
<./Vol-357/>http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-345/ <./Vol-345/>) <./Vol-357/>, we 
invite you submit your recent work on Advanced Learning Technologies For 
Disabled and Non-Disabled People to WALTD 2009. This workshop will focus 
on frameworks and systems for designing learning technologies that can 
be personalized and adapted for different learning contexts.

**Submission Dates * *
Authors are invited to submit two-page full papers for review for 
inclusion in the IEEE conference proceedings of ICALT2009.
February 20th, 2009 - Paper submission
February 27th, 2009 - Notification of acceptance

Authors are also invited to submit workshop papers of up to 5 pages 
describing research related to WALTD for publication in the workshop 
proceedings edited by the workshop chairs.
May 1st, 2009 - Paper submission
May 15th, 2009 - Notification of acceptance


*Workshop chairs:*
Emma Bradburn
Centre for Learning & Quality Enhancement,
University of Teesside, United Kingdom
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Dr Marion Hersh
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
University of Glasgow
Telephone: 0141-330 4906
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Conference Organiser
Dr James Ohene-Djan
Goldsmiths College, University of London,
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Tel: + 44 207 919 7862
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**Workshop Description**

Access to education, particularly further and higher education, 
increases the contribution both disabled and no-disabled people can make 
to the economy and society. However, many disabled people currently 
experience numerous barriers in accessing both education and employment 
and are in an enforced state of dependence, rather than being able to 
earn their own living and contribute to society. It is therefore 
important to examine the barriers to increased participation by disabled 
people in education in order to determine ways to overcome them.
The focus of this workshop will be learning technologies and the 
associated underlying pedagogies. Computer based and multi-media 
learning technologies have become particularly important, but there are 
also very important lower level technologies such as textbooks and 
multi-purpose technologies such as laboratory equipment. Disabled people 
often require access to both purely learning technologies, as well as 
other technologies, in order to obtain the full benefit from education. 
Although disabled people often experience serious barriers in accessing 
and getting the greatest benefits from education, there have been 
advances and there are examples of good practice.

In addition, questions arise concerning the accessibility and usability 
of learning technologies to disabled and non-disabled users. 
Accessibility is concerned with the environmental characteristics of the 
system input and output which either enable or prevent particular groups 
of users from using the system, whereas usability is the ability of the 
system to carry out the intended function(s) when used by particular 
groups of users. Other important issues relate to the cultural 
appropriateness of the learning content and the availability of learning 
technologies and the associated documentation in different languages. 
Related issues include the choice of icons, symbols or abbreviations to 
denote particular activities or carry out operations. There are also 
specific cultural and other issues relating to the provision of learning 
technologies, preferably in the appropriate national sign language for 
Deaf people.

**Three main questions are addressed by the workshop**

1. What frameworks and systems exist for designing learning technologies 
that can be personalized and adapted for users?

2. What is the current state of the art regarding the development of 
Advanced Learning Technologies for Disabled and Non-Disabled People?

3. How are specific challenges related to accessibility and usability of 
content and presentation in advanced learning technologies currently 
being addressed and should a design for all approach or design for 
specific groups of learners approach be taken in the future?

4. What are the key pedagogical and cultural issues in relation to 
designing and implementing learning technologies for disabled and 
non-disabled students?



**Paper Submission **

Authors are invited to submit two-page papers for review for inclusion 
in the IEEE conference proceedings of ICALT2009.

Authors are also invited to submit papers of up to 5 pages describing 
research related to WALTD for publication in the workshop proceedings 
edited by the workshop chairs.

All papers should be in accessible Microsoft Word format and will be 
peer-reviewed.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to

* The current state of the art in learning technologies for disabled
and non-disabled people.
* Case studies and examples of good practice in developing
learning technologies for disabled and non-disabled students.
* Pedagogical issues in relationship to learning technologies for
disabled and non-disabled students.
* Different approaches to developing learning technologies for
disabled and non-disabled students.
* Involving or consulting with disabled students when designing and
developing learning technologies.
* Learning technologies, open and distance learning - accessibility,
usability and support issues.
* Cultural issues, personal preferences and customisation.
* Specific challenges regarding accessibility and usability of
content and presentation in learning technologies for disabled and
non-disabled people.
* Different design approaches to developing learning technologies.


**Submission Dates * *

Two-page papers for review for inclusion in the IEEE conference 
proceedings of ICALT2009.
February 20th, 2009 - Paper submission
February 27th, 2009 - Notification of acceptance

Five page papers describing research related to WALTD for publication in 
the workshop proceedings
May 1st, 2009 - Paper submission
May 15th, 2009 - Notification of acceptance
May 27, 2009 - Final camera-ready manuscript sent to Dr James Ohene-Djan 
- [log in to unmask] >


The workshop is not exclusive to, but is meant especially for the 
following categories of participants:

* Developers, students and educators interested in addressing 
accessibility and usability issues in the design of advanced learning 
technologies.

* Researchers who want to explore the pedagogical and cultural issues 
associated with addressing the needs of disabled and non-disabled 
students using learning technologies.

* Students and educators with minimal technical background interested in 
researching learning technologies as a key factor in giving disabled 
people opportunities for both personal development and economic 
independence

**Workshop Organization**

The workshop will last for 2 and  hours.
The workshop will consist of 3 sessions each based on one of the 3 main 
questions addressed by the workshop
Each session will consist of 10 minute paper presentations followed by a 
10 minute interactive discussion.

**Program committee**

Dr Marion Hersh - [log in to unmask]
Dr James Ohene-Djan - [log in to unmask]
Ms Saduf Naqvi - [log in to unmask]
Ms Emma Bradburn - [log in to unmask]
Matt Harrison [log in to unmask]




**Contact Details*

*Please direct any questions on WALTD to
Dr James Ohene-Djan
Lecturer
Department of Computing
Goldsmiths College
University of London
New Cross London
SE14 6NW
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: 020-7919-7862
Fax: 020-7919-78

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