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Workshop on Free and Open Source Learning Environments and Tools (FOSLET07)

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Extended deadline: April 16, 2007

Call for papers

Workshop on Free and Open Source Learning Environments and Tools

In conjunction with the Third International Conference on Open Source Systems.
June 14th, 2007, Limerick (Ireland)

Web-based Learning Environments supported by Course Management Systems, (also known as Learning Management Systems) are nowadays a valid solution for institutions, schools and universities that deliver e-learning or support blended-learning activities. Learning environments are used to distribute information and content material to learners, prepare and deliver assignments and tests, engage in discussions, and manage distance classes without time and space

During the last few years, several institutions have moved from commercial/proprietary solutions to Free and Open Source (FOS) environments. The increasing popularity that FOS solutions for e-learning are enjoying is partly due to the absence of license costs, and partly to their great adaptability and interoperability, also in relationship with the development and adoption of Learning Technology Standards, such as the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the IMS Content Packaging and Learning Design specifications.

However, the integration of FOS solutions for e-learning is not free from some critical issues that demand research.


The workshop aim at providing a discussion platform for researchers and practitioners that wants to share research findings and experiences about the use of FOS applications for e-learning, in order to identify effective and sustainable solutions, open issues and good practices


The workshop encourages submissions on all topics related to Free and Open Source Learning Environments including (but not limited to) the following:
– Interoperability and implementation of standards among Learning Environments
– FOS Learning Environments architectures, configurations, and infrastructures
– Learning & Content Management Systems, repositories
– Metadata models and mapping
– Interoperability use cases, experience reports of interoperable educational systems
– Cost models of commercial/proprietary and FOS e-learning solutions
– Good practices of integration of FOS solutions into real institutional settings


– Submission of papers: April 16, 2007 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
– Notification of acceptance: yup April 30, 2007
– Submission of final papers: May 21, 2007
– Workshop date: June 14, 2007


– Luca Botturi, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
– Riccardo Mazza, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
– Stefano Tardini, eLearning Lab, University of Lugano, Switzerland.


Luca Botturi, Riccardo Mazza, Stefano Tardini
NewMinE Lab
Via G. Buffi, 13
CH-6900 Lugano (Switzerland)


Written by syazli7

Sat, 7 Apr 2007 at 01:47:26 +0800

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