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ICOOL 2003 - International Conference on Open & Online Learning -
Mauritius, December 7-13, 2003

http://vcampus.uom.ac.mu/icool2003

* Theme: Community Development & Networking for Capacity Building

* Organised by:
University of Mauritius  and  the University of Reunion


The rapid development of ICTs and their application in all aspects of our
lives has blurred the boundaries that used to exist between education and
other cultural and social pursuits and therefore raises a number of
questions about the future of education and education establishments in a
global knowledge economy.  A number of significant projects have recently
been launched which demonstrate the capacity of ICTs to make educational
resources of all kinds more accessible and thus to shorten the distance
between the laboratory and the classroom or between the expert and the
apprentice. These include the elaboration of standards such as  those of
IEEE, enabling users in different parts of the world to interoperate and
reuse computerized resources, the emergence of learning objects available in
learning object repositories (LOR), worldwide projects such as the Open
CourseWare (OCW) educational initiative developed by the MIT or the Virtual
University for Small Island Nations, being proposed by the Commonwealth of
Learning (COL), and many others. All these projects create a context but are
not sufficient for capacity building in less developed regions of the world.
Capacity emerges only from a synergy between the availability of resources,
the commitment to meaningful projects and the building of communities to
bring these projects to life.


* Conference Outcomes

[Proceedings] Bilingual proceedings and CD-ROM of the ICOOL.2003
reflecting the current state of the art in this emerging field will be
published jointly with the proceedings of the Pedagogies.net 2003
symposium, to be held in France 4-6 June 2003.

[Training & Capacity Building] Tutorials on all dimensions of
technology-enhanced education led by international specialists in the
discipline will contribute to create and/or reinforce a kernel of
knowledgeable users and developers in the Indian Ocean Region and to
initiate research projects at the international level.

[Community Building & Partnerships] New partnerships between developed
and developing countries will be encouraged, particularly according to
regional and international cooperation plans.


* Presentation Categories

... Keynote talks
... Tutorials
... Research papers (long / short)
... Innovative implementations and experimentations
... Special Interest Groups (SIG)
... Corporate showcases and demonstrations


* Important Dates

7 February 2003:    Intention to Participate & Abstract (250 words)
7 April 2003:         Submission of Papers
7 July 2003:            Authors Notified
7 September 2003: Camera Ready Due, Early Registration
Conference [Tutorials/SIG/Corporate Demos]: 8-9 December 2003
Conference [Research Papers by themes]: 10-13 December 2003


* International and Technical Programme Committee (in progress)

Guy Ancel, Directeur du Centre Multimedia, Universite de la Reunion (FR)
R.K . Arora , Dr., Exec. Dir, C-DAC Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (India)
Michel Aube, Pr. Faculty of Education, Sherbrooke University (Qc, CAN)
Jean-François Perrot, Pr. LIP 6, Universite Paris 6 (FR)
Jean-Pierre Chabriat, Pr. Universite de la Reunion (FR)
Noel Conruyt, Pr. IREMIA, Universite de la Reunion (FR)
Pierre Dillenbourg, Pr., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (SW)
Aude Dufresne, Pr. Dept de Communication, Université de Montréal (Qc, Canada)
Sally Johnstone, Pr. Director WCET (USA) http://www.wiche.edu/telecom/
Andrea Hope, Dr, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (BC, Canada)
Kinshuk, Pr., Chairman IEEE-LTTF, Massey University (New Zealand)
Jacques Lajoie, Pr. Dept de Psychologie, UQAM, Montréal (Qc, Canada)
Gilbert Paquette, Pr. Director of CIRTA, LICEF Teluq, Montreal (Qc, CAN)
Charles-André Payet, Pr. IREMIA, Universite de la Reunion (FR)
V.S. Prasad, Pr. Vice-Chancellor, Open University Hyderabad (India)
Paul Resta, Pr. Director, Learning Technology Center, University of Texas, (USA)
Joel de Rosnay, Conseiller du Président, Cité des Sciences de la Villette.
Narendra Rustagi, Pr. Howard University (USA)
Marshall Smith, Director (Education), Hewlett Foundation (USA)
Alain Taurisson, Pr. Chairman Pedagogies.net Assoc., http://www.pedagogies.net
Pierre Tchounikine, Pr. Director of LIUM, Université du Maine (FR)


* Contact
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Regards.

Kinshuk
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Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725  http://fims-www.massey.ac.nz/~kinshuk

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