Welcome to Romania! Call for Papers - SMART 2013 conference

Bogdan Patrut
14/01/13 02:43:46AM

Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.
Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments
Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.
This includes providing support for learners to: set their own learning goals

  • manage their learning, both content and process
  • communicate with others in the process of learning

Technically, the PLE represents the integration of a number of "Web 2.0" technologies like blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, etc. - around the independent learner.

Professor Ilya Levin , Tel Aviv University
keynote_speaker1.jpg Presentation: Academic Education in Era of Digital Culture
Ilya Levin received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1987, when being the Head of the Computer Science Department in the Leningrad Institute of New Technologies (in the former USSR). Between 1993 and 1997, Ilya Levin was the Head of the Computer Systems Department in Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. In 1997, he worked as a Research fellow in the Computer Science Department of University of Massachusetts, USA. During four years between 2003-2006, Ilya Levin was an Associate Professor of the School of Engineering in the Bar Ilan University, Israel. Presently, Prof. Ilya Levin is a Head of Department of Math, Science and Technology Education of the Tel Aviv University. His recent research interests include: Computer Design, Human Concepts Learning, Social Media, Culturology of Information Society. Ilya Levin is the author of about 150 research papers both in Computer Engineering and in Education.
Professor Gabriela Grosseck , West University of Timisoara, Romania
Presentation: TBA
Gabriela Grosseck is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. She has particular expertise in ICT in education (teaching, learning and researching), a solid experience in students/teachers training both f2f and online environments. For almost a decade she was an editor-in-chief of Romanian Journal of Social Informatics. An author of many articles in the field of e-learning 2.0, a speaker at different international events, workshop organizer and member of editorial committees (journals and conferences), her research interests cover main aspects of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in higher education, collaborative aspects and proper use of social media (by teachers, students, researchers, policy makers and other educational actors). Her papers are highly cited by researchers in social media and ICT education.
Dr Charlotte Holland , Dublin City University, Ireland
Presentation: TBA
Dr Charlotte Holland is a lecturer in Technology in Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Creative Instructional Design in the School of Education Studies. She is Chair of Undergraduate Studies and was Chair of the full-time BSc in Education and Training from 2007-2011. She held the position of Research Convenor for the School of Education Studies from 2007-2010. She is currently Chair of the Institute of Educational Research in Ireland. Research Interests: Education for Sustainable Development, Online Sustainable Learning Communities, Values-based Learning, Information and Communication technologies (ICT) in Education, Instructional Design, Web development, E-learning, Instructional Technology, Curriculum development, Science and Citizenship, Meta-cognition.