The 20th International Conference on Computers in Education
Conference Dates: November 26, 2012 (Monday) to November 30, 2012 (Friday)
Organized by Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group & Learning Sciences Laboratory,
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, will be held between November 26 (Mon) and November 30 (Fri), 2012 in Singapore. ICCE 2012 will be a meta-conference for researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with international research communities for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of Computers in Education. The seven theme-based sub-conferences in the five-day conference will foster the building of research communities in the field of Computers in Education. Researchers and graduate students are welcomed to participate in the Conference to exchange research findings in the frontier areas of Computers in Education.
All the accepted papers in the main conference, workshops and Doctoral Student Consortium will be published in proceedings which will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (e.g., Scopus, Engineering Village and others).
Conference Theme: Diverse Perspectives for Global Impact
The conference theme “ICCE 2012: Diverse Perspectives for Global Impact” focuses on expanding the cultural and inter-disciplinary understanding of theories and practices in the field of computers in education with a view towards creating global impacts. Technology-enhanced learning is an eclectic field of research which amalgamates theories and practices from a variety of academic domains, because collaboration and theories of learning are multi- and inter-disciplinary. The notion of “Diverse Perspectives” in the conference theme broadly includes: (a) collaboration across academic disciplines, (b) collaboration across methodologies or theoretical frameworks, (c) collaboration across regional boundaries, and (d) collaboration between researchers and practitioners. By “Global Impact”, we emphasize the community’s movement toward making a difference at the global level.
Over the past two decades, the research communities from various disciplines and regions have developed innovative theories and technological tools for improve learning processes and outcomes in various settings. The task of designing and implementing new technology-enhanced learning spaces is a complex process involving understanding of locally situated contexts and perspectives. While researchers have shown impact of their research work at a regional level, more effort is needed to build synergy among various research efforts to produce sustainable impact at a global level. As a research community, we must discuss what we can learn from looking across various implementation efforts, and why some implementations produce desired impacts in certain contexts but not in others. Inevitably, issues of methodology need to be addressed, and notions of situativity and generalizability of findings across contexts need to be discussed.