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E-Learning Symposium December 2007

Welcome to the website of the International Symposium on e-Learning to be held at RMIT's Storey Hall in Melbourne, 9-11 December 2007.

Situated mid-way between the 2006 and 2007 annual Learning Conferences, this symposium is designed to be of relevance to any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood, to schools, to higher education and lifelong learning — and in any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace.

The e-Learning symposium aims to support innovation in teaching practice by providing a space for dialogue about the intersection of pedagogy with information and communications technologies (ICTs).

Hosted by the Knowledge Design Forum1 , a research group in the Globalism Institute at RMIT, this symposium will bring together educators, including teachers, principals, teacher educators and researchers from the school and post-school sectors with experts in the area of e-learning, to explore opportunities for pedagogical innovation.

This year’s symposium will include a special focus on the role of participatory research in promoting pedagogical change and will include a showcase of work undertaken by teams of teacher/co-researchers involved in a current ARC project.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to The Learner Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. Virtual participants may also submit papers for consideration by the journal. Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the International Journal of Learning, a fully refereed academic journal.

All conference participants who have finalised their registration will receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end date.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Learning Symposium site and return for further information-the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference and journal newsletter.



The International Conference on Learning

The Learning Conference is held annually in different locations around the world.

The Learning Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Learning

Presenters have the option to submit papers to the Learning Journal, before the symposium and up until one month after the symposium. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

For those unable to attend the symposium in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Learning Journal.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground
  • RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

1The Knowledge Design Forum (KDF) is a framework for showcasing, connecting and managing the a cluster of research and development projects, including four ARC (Australian Research Council) grants focused on education and digital technologies and the Microsoft Partners in Learning project – all housed in the Globalism Institute at RMIT University and based on the work of Prof. Mary Kalantzis and Dr Bill Cope.