Call for Papers: 12th International Networked Learning Conference

Nlc 2020

: May 18-20, 2020

VenueUniversity of Southern Denmark, Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding

Call for Papers: October 4, 2019

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We hereby announce the Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development. This conference is Hosted by the University of Southern Denmark, and is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit, and provides a friendly, collegiate context for meeting researchers and practitioners in networked learning. 

Since 1998 the biennial Networked Learning Conference has been an opportunity to participate in a forum for the critical examination and analysis of research in networked learning – particularly in Higher Education and lifelong learning. Networked learning has now become a broader area of inquiry bringing together research in education and organisations spanning formal and informal learning settings. It is a conference that is particularly concerned with critical perspectives, theory, pedagogical values, analysis, practice based research and designs for learning. The focus of the conference is research and practice that addresses relational and interactional aspects of learning and development with an emphasis on dialogical learning, collaborative and cooperative learning and learning in social networks.  

Conference themes:

  • Theories, methodologies, and design for Networked Learning
  • Methods, research design, data and analysis in Networked learning (e.g. phenomenography, social network analysis, ANT and post-ANT)
  • Roles of learning analytics, big data, and artificial intelligence in Networked Learning
  • Philosophy and educational technology
  • Transfer and transformation of knowledge, practice and networked learning
  • Networked learning literacy and agency
  • Learning on the move; places and spaces for networked learning
  • Situating networked learning historically, systematically, conceptually etc.
  • Learning at scale, in the wild, and across boundaries, (in)formal, professional and open lifelong networked learning
  • Debates and emerging issues in networked learning (e.g. postdigital education, computational thinking, online activism)

Keynote Speakers: 

Lesley Gourlay – University College London, England
Rikke Toft Nørgaard – Aarhus University, Denmark
Ben Willamson – University of Edinburgh, Scotland 

All submissions are peer reviewed, and accepted papers published in the conference proceedings, with selected papers published in an edited book as part of the Springer book series 'Research in Networked Learning'. 
We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:

  • Symposia: 1.5 hours: You convene, organise and invite 3-4 participants on a chosen theme.
  • Individual research papers, and papers critically examining conceptual issues
  • Short Papers on research in progress (Pecha Kucha presentation)
  • Workshops: 1.5 hours: Active involvement of participants on e.g. a concept, method, model or technology
  • Round Table Discussions – Open discussion of topic introduced and framed by organiser

Key dates for symposia and full/short papers:

  • Last date for submission of full/short papers and symposia for review: October 4, 2019
  • Papers reviewed by international researchers: October 23 to November 26, 2019
  • Authors receive feedback on submissions and review panel decision: December 20, 2019
  • Final date for submission of accepted papers: January 31, 2020

Key dates for workshops and round table discussions:

  • Last date for submission of Workshops and Round Table Discussions for review: November 15, 2019
  • Proposals reviewed by Scientific Committee: November 20 – December 10, 2019
  • Authors receive feedback on submissions and review panel decision: December 20, 2019
  • Final date for submission of accepted Workshops and Round Table Discussions: January 31, 2020

Pre-conference Activities and PhD consortium preceding the conference will be announced at a later stage.

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