Tuesday, May 15, 2007

EATIS 2007 Conference Panel section on Virtual Universities

EATIS 2007 Conference Panel section on Virtual Universities
16 May, 2007 - Algarve
Moderator: Luis Borges Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa
Luis Borges Gouveia, UFP;
Feliz Ribeiro Gouveia, UFP;
Maria do Rosário Almeida (UAberta)

The Virtual University concept is again in the university agenda worldwide. As a result of a growing demand for new curricula and the need to train much more people both in quantity and quality, new strategies must be on place. The use of information and communication technologies, the hidden costs of e-learning, and approaches as blended learning place the open source collaborative learning environments at the centre stage. Among the open source offer, two initiatives are the most promising ones: Sakai and Moodle.

The panel will address a brief introduction to the virtual university issues (Luis Borges Gouveia) and presents the experience gathered from the use of Sakai at UFP (Feliz Ribeiro Gouveia) and Moodle at UAberta (Maria do Rosário Almeida).

Our presentation will focus on the adoption and implementation issues of an elearning platform which is an integral part of the University's strategy, and the basis of the Virtual University project (UFPUV) and the new platform proposal for distance learning (UAberta). In both UFP and UAberta cases, mainly oriented towards blended and distance learning. A time slot is schedule for discussion among all the panel participants.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Doctoral Consortium call for CISTI 2007

Doctoral Consortium

The CISTI Doctoral Consortium provides an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present their work and to benefit from fruitful discussions in a workshop format. The Doctoral Consortium seeks to foster the exchange of new ideas, methods, and applications, and to provide graduate students with a place where they can, informally, present their work, discuss it, and gather feedback.

The Doctoral Consortium is open to current PhD students working in any of main conference areas. Applicants must submit a two-page abstract following the conference guidelines. Graduate students are encouraged to participate and to join the CISTI Doctoral Consortium. Selected applications will be distributed with the conference proceedings. The applications must state the area, school, and the current status of their research and clearly describe the problem or the study area being involved and why is it relevant to the work under development.

Applications must be sent to any of the co-chairs by
18th May, 2007.

The Doctoral Consortium takes place on the morning of 21st June, 2007.

Conference site: http://cisti2007.ufp.pt

Feliz , Gouveia, UFP,
fribeiro@ufp.pt (Full Professor)
Luis Gouveia, UFP,
lmbg@ufp.pt (Associate Professor)

Francisco Restivo, FEUP,
fjr@fe.up.pt (Full Professor)
Oscar Mealha, UA, oem@ca.ua.pt (Associate Professor)