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Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings (4.8MB, pdf file): ihe_2014_proceedings
Edited by Nicos Souleles and Claire Pillar  – ISBN: 978-9963-697-10-6

All papers in these proceedings are published under
a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike License.

Conference Proceedings – 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education by ihe2014 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Based on a work at www.ipadsinhe.org

Introduction


ipadsinhe-sml  ihe 2014: 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education

Co-hosts:

Art + Design: elearning lab (www.elearningartdesign.org)
Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

“Simos Menardos” Language Centre
Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK

Date: 20-22 March 2014

Venue: Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

 

Challenging the boundaries of learning and teaching in HE


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About

ihe 2014 is the world’s 1st international research conference about iPad use in Higher Education (HE). You are invited to join scholars, learning technologists and practitioners from across the globe to share insights into teaching practice and student learning in an interdisciplinary and collaborative interchange of experience. The conference seeks to provide a common forum for the varied forms of research on the use of iPads HE, and to explore innovative models of learning using the iPad.

The iPad computer tablet is described as a category-defining phenomenon, a game-changer and a transformative experience. Increasingly, many higher education (HE) institutions around the world are embedding the use of iPads in teaching and learning. Yet, despite the prevalence of the iPad in comparison to other tablets both in the market and in educational institutions, there is a noticeable shortage of research on the use of this tablet in HE.

The main aim of the 1st international conference is to encourage research, debate, reflection and exchange of ideas on the use of iPads in HE. The theme is broad to encourage contributions from a variety of disciplines and to bring together researchers and academics from a wide spectrum of HE fields and educational practices.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker

John Traxler
Professor of Mobile Learning
Director of the Learning Lab
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Professor Traxler is an honorary member of the Interdisciplinary Science, Education, Technologies and Learning group at the University of Glasgow and a Research Fellow at Mobile Studies in Ningbo. He is a Founding Director and Vice-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Executive Committee Member of the USAID mEducation Alliance, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and of Interactive Learning Environments. He is on the Pearson mLearning Think Tank, Research Board of the Association of Learning Technology, the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology and IT in International Development.

He was Conference Chair of mLearn2008, and has guest edited six special editions of peer-reviewed journals devoted to mobile learning including Distance Education, UNESCO Prospects and an African edition of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. John has co-written a guide to mobile learning in developing countries for the Commonwealth of Learning, is co-editor of the definitive book, Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, with Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, with a second book, Mobile Learning: the Next Generation, due to be published in 2013. He is co-authoring a book, Key Issues in Mobile Learning: Research and Practice, with Professors Norbert Pachler & and John Cook.

He has written 30 book chapters on mobile learning, and talks and writes frequently on the nature and consequences of connectedness and mobility on learning, knowledge and societies. He is currently developing the world’s first online masters course in mobile learning, and is on the UNESCO Policy Advisory Team for mobile learning. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences. He has started projects for Palestinian refugees with UNRWA, as well as working with the South African Department of Basic Education, working on mobile learning and teacher training. In the spring of 2012, he started projects in Turkey and Tanzania. He was one of the facilitators for the first MobiMOOC course in early 2011 with over 200 active students and facilitated the second in September 2012.

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Marcus Specht
Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies
Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies
Open University, Netherlands

Director of the Learning Innovation Labs

Prof. Marcus Specht received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 1998 until 2001 he worked as senior researcher at the GMD research center on HCI and mobile information technology. From 2001 he headed the department “Mobile Knowledge” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT).

He is currently involved in several national and international research projects on competence based life long learning, personalized information support and contextualized and mobile learning. His research focus is on Mobile and Contextualized Learning Technologies, Learning Network Services, and Social and Immersive Media for Learning.

Prof. Specht is a am member of ACM, IEEE, the SIKS and ICO  research schools in the Netherlands and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. In 2012 he was conference co-chair of the mLearn conference in Helsinki and in 2013 he became President of the International Association of Mobile Learning.

Programme

The updated (17/3/2014) conference programme is available in pdf format (5MB).

We politely ask delegates who are making presentations to contact the respective session chairs early on the day of their presentation. Presentations can be made in PowerPoint format and pdf formats only (No Keynote). Useful information on how to make presentable and legible conference presentations is available  on the Internet. We politely ask that you consult with this literature before your presentation.

Dates

8 June 2013: Second call for papers – CLOSED

4 November 2013: Deadline for paper submissions – CLOSED

Wednesday 11 December 2013: Notification of acceptance of papers – CLOSED

31 January 2014: Early registration deadline – CLOSED

10 February 2014: Extended early registration deadline – CLOSED

17 March 2014: Revised conference programme announced, minor changes (17/3/2014)

20-22 March 2014: IHE 2014, Paphos

Sponsorship opportunities

GOLD sponsor: € 3,000

The Gold Sponsor will enjoy the following benefits:

Exclusivity (one)

• Sponsor’s logo appears on conference material (programme, goodie bag)

• Sponsor’s logo appears on the conference website with a link to the sponsor’s homepage

• Sponsor’s logo appears on the conference’s advertising and promotional material

• Exhibition space in a prime location

• Sponsor’s promotional material included in the conference goodie bag

• Full-page advertisement in the conference programme (inside cover)

• 3 volumes of the conference proceedings

• 3 complimentary registrations to the conference mention in all press releases

• Mention at the beginning and closing of the conference

• 30 minutes presentation in private room

 

SILVER sponsor:  € 1,500

The Silver Sponsor will enjoy the following benefits:

• Exclusivity (4)

• Sponsor’s logo appears* on conference material (programme, goodie bag)

• Sponsor’s logo appears on the conference website with a link to the sponsor’s homepage

• Sponsor’s logo appears on the conference’s advertising and promotional material

• Exhibition space

• Sponsor’s promotional material included in the conference goodie bag

• Full-page advertisement in the conference programme

• 1 volume of the conference proceedings

• 1 complimentary registration to the conference

• Mention at the beginning and closing of the conference

 

BRONZE sponsor: € 500

The Bronze Sponsor will enjoy the following benefits: Suggested amount € 500,00)

• Sponsor’s logo appears on the conference website with a link to the sponsor’s homepage

• Listing of sponsor in the conference advertising material

• Half-page advertisement in the conference programme

• 1 volume of the conference proceedings

• Promotional material in bag

Registration

Register online at http://www.easyconferences.org/. You can pay securely using a credit card (VISA/MASTERCARD), or via bank transfer.

Delegates can also book their accommodation, airport transfers, car hire, etc at whttp://www.easyconferences.org/. These additional services are offered at specially negotiated conference rates, and can be booked at any time after registration (subject to availability).

How to Register

1. Create an “easyconferences” account at http://www.easyconferences.org/ and sign up from the top menu.

2. Activate your account by clicking on the activation link sent into your email account.

3. Log into http://www.easyconferences.org/ and register for ihe2014.

4. Check your details and arrange payment.

Register Online

Fees

Early registrations until 31st January 2014:
Delegate fee €250, Student fee €150

Late registrations from 1st February 2014:
Delegate fee €300, Student fee €200

NOTE: The registration fee is inclusive of attendance to the conference, conference material, proceedings, coffee breaks and welcome cocktail.

Details on how to register online will be announced in the near future.

Venue

Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

Official rating: 5*

Stylish and relaxing, fashionable yet unpretentious, Almyra Hotel is a cutting-edge luxury 5 star, beach hotel that makes contemporary luxury accessible to all. The hotel sits in 8 acres of landscaped gardens on the Mediterranean shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus. Meaning ‘taste of the sea’, Almyra’s highlights include the Almyra Spa – a sun-lit utopia of organic and marine-based therapies complemented by inspiring ocean vistas – and the waterfront Kyma (‘Wave’) Suites, showcasing harbour views from candle-lit rooftop terraces.

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Accommodation

All 189 rooms are equipped with cable and satellite TV, video on demand, in-room entertainment centre, including AM/FM radio, complimentary WiFi access, CD players, minibar, turn down service and hair dryer. Bathrooms include the finest toiletries and bathing amenities.

Food and Beverage

There are five food outlets within the Hotel:

General Facilities

Almyra spa™ is a holistic utopia complemented by fantastic sea-views. Six treatment rooms and three spa suites offer organic and marine-based therapies using products from Just Pure and Osea. The Spa has an indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, saunas, steam rooms, gym, hair salon, tennis court and the Eauzone restaurant. Within the hotel you can also find quality clothe stores, a baby clothing store and Hercules Teen Club with a lot of activities for children.

Distances

Location map

This location map will be updated to list additional options for accommodation.

 

Travel info

For questions about accommodation and travel arrangements please contact: Easy Conferences


Sponsoring Airlines

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To do so, simply enter in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine the code: IPAD14

Conditions

Visa Requirements

Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid Schengen visas and who have already entered Schengen countries, as per the Schengen regulations, may now travel to Cyprus directly from that Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and can stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

Where Visas are  issued

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries: ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI), UZBEKISTAN.

Airports

Cyprus has two (2) airports

Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:

Larnaca Airport to Paphos

Kindly note that at present there is no direct bus service from/ to Larnaca Airport. Therefore, please find below the suggested combinations that are available:

a) Once you arrive at Larnaca airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol; handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You need to stop at Terminal Point 2: Ayios Georgios Chavouzas. As soon as you reach Agios Georgios Chavouzas, you can hop on the Intercity Buses (Green Buses) in order to reach Paphos town centre. Please visit http://www.airportshuttlebus.eu/ and www.intercity-buses.com for more details.

b) Alternatively you can reserve a place one day prior to arrival with Travel & Express minibus service for this leg. This service is available for travelling between 6 am and 6 pm. For further information please visit: http://www.travelexpress.com.cy/ or call at: +357 25877666.

Paphos Airport

Public bus service is available from Paphos Airport to the Venue Hotel by OSUPA LTD. Taking Route 612 will pass by the conference venue Almyra Hotel.

Larnaca Public Buses

Please visit ‘Zinonas Buses’ website at www.zinonasbuses.com to find route, timetable and map that matches your preferences.

Private transportation to the airport

Alternatively, whether you require a transfer to Larnaca or Paphos Airport, you can contact a member of staff at the onsite Conference Registration Desk who will be pleased to reserve a taxi for you.

General Info

Accommodation

Special Conference Rates

The Organizing Committee has secured preferential rates for the conference participants. Book your accommodation at these rates through the online registration page at http://www.easyconferences.org

 

View the Hotels location map.

 

Almyra Hotel – 5* VENUE

 

Aloe Hotel – 4*

Aloe Hotel is located only 500m (7 minutes walk) from Almyra Hotel (conference venue).

The above accommodation prices are inclusive of Bed and Breakfast, all taxes and VAT.

Please note that for a twin room you need to find the other delegate to share with, and use the shared code provided through the registration page at http://www.easyconferences.org

 

View the Hotels location map.

Contact

For more information on the conference, please contact Stefania Savva.

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For questions about accommodation and travel arrangements please contact: Easy Conferences.

Organising committee

 

Dr. Nicos Souleles – Co-chair, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr. Salomi Papadima – Co-chair, Cyprus University of Technology
Stefania Savva – Local organising chair, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr. Fernando Loizides – Local organising chair, Cyprus University of Technology
Hilary Watters – Local organising chair, Falmouth University
Angela Annesley – Programme chair, Falmouth University
Demetra Perdiou – Committee administrator, Cyprus University of Technology
Vera Touringou – Committee administrator, Cyprus University of Technology

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