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World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

Spanish translation 

Call for Papers

E-Learning Discussion Group

Theme: Putting the learner into e-learning

The IFLA E-Learning Discussion Group is planning an interactive discussion session on e-learning at the next IFLA World Library & Information Congress - 10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada. This will build on the successful e-learning program session at the Durban conference in 2007 (which attracted over 350 attendees).

Program Theme:

The learner is a critical component in the e-learning equation. We seek proposals for this program session which focus on a learner centred approach to e-learning in continuing professional development/workplace learning, information literacy programs and LIS education.

We are particularly interested in proposals which explore questions such as:

  • What does a learner centred approach mean for both the environment and the teaching method?
  • How is the learner taken into account when planning and presenting e-learning programs?

However, those interested in contributing to this discussion should not be limited by those questions. Any proposal which addresses the core theme of Putting the learner into e learning is of interest and will be considered.

Program Format:

The program format will be the same as at the Durban IFLA conference short 15 minute presentations with active facilitation of focussed discussion following the presentations.

The conference program session in Québec will be conducted in both English and French with simultaneous translation.

Proposals may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. A formal paper, for inclusion on the IFLA conference website, will be required to accompany the selected conference session presentations. That formal paper must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish).

Important Dates:

Please e-mail proposals (300-500 words) in either English, French or Spanish by February 1st 2008 to the Co-Convenors of the IFLA e-Learning Discussion Group:

Anna Maria Tammaro

Sylvie Chevillotte

Ian Smith

Proposals should include:

  1. Proposal (300-500 words)
  2. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  3. Position or title of presenter(s)
  4. Employer or affiliated institution
  5. Mailing address
  6. Telephone/fax numbers
  7. E-mail address
  8. Short biographical statement and resume of the presenter/s

Decisions on the acceptance of proposals will be made by March 1st 2008 and all proposers advised as soon as possible after that date. Proposals accepted for presentation at the interactive conference session will require submission of a formal paper (for inclusion on the conference website) no later than May 15th 2008.

Please Note All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the accepted presenters. No financial support can be provided. A special invitation can be issued to authors of accepted proposals if that is required.