ICTE Santa Fe 1998

Worldwide Network of Learning:
Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts

March 8 - 11
Sweeney Convention Center

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Call for Papers...

WELCOME
ICTE is an international conference held in Europe and in North America in alternate years. From March 8 - 11, 1998, the 15th annual ICTE Conference will convene in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Sweeney Convention Center.

ICTE typically is attended by Delegates from over forty nations. Nearly half of the Delegates at the Conference contribute some prepared presentation to the Conference sub-themes (a paper, a poster session, a lab, a workshop, etc.). These presenters are chosen by a Conference Program Committee from abstracts submitted. Conference Proceedings are published and are available following the Conference each year. Proceedings may be ordered by Delegates, and are also available to academic librarians and other institutions.

ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will focus on:

A Worldwide Network of Learning:
Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts

The Conference will provide a forum for both educational futurists and pragmatists, and will look at alternative processes, procedures, techniques and tools for creating learning environments appropriate to the twenty-first century. There will be ten sub-themes, each examining a particular aspect of developments and progress. There will also be at least four plenary session presentations from internationally recognized leaders in the theoretical and practical application of technology in education which will have an interest for the whole Conference. Implementation of technology in the classroom, and a variety of successful and innovative models, will be featured. Low budget technologies for the classroom, human / computer interface issues for education and learning, and the status of virtual universities will be addressed. Special reports to Delegates will focus on Information Technology in education in the Southwestern US and on worldwide tele- communications networks and related technologies for learning. Pre-Conference sessions will focus on distance learning, the Internet, and related workshops and seminars.

WHO WILL ATTEND AND WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
For the past fifteen years, ICTE has attracted participants from every sector of our worldwide educational community, including teachers, professors, researchers, trainers, administrators, and resource providers (curriculum developers, publishers and suppliers). The sub-themes reflect this diversity of interest and give an opportunity for Delegates to move freely into areas with which they are less familiar if they so wish. The Conference thus provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the professional expertise of its Delegates. It is a time to exchange ideas, to get up-to-date, and to meet colleagues from all over the world.

WHERE IS THE SITE?
Santa Fe -- New Mexico’s capital -- lies centrally located in the heart of the American Southwest. Situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains (part of the Rocky Mountains), in northern New Mexico, Santa Fe lies about an hour’s scenic drive by auto or bus north of Albuquerque. Founded in 1607, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States, and rigid building codes have maintained the unique architectural integrity of the city. Visitors are intrigued by the thick adobe walls, the use of hand-hewn wood in ceilings, the many earth-tone hues of stucco, and door and window frames painted in turquoise, reflecting centuries of tradition. In the center of the town is a plaza, a tree-lined park surrounded by businesses and historic churches, reminiscent of traditional European and Latin American cities. The venue for ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will be the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, located a few blocks from the central plaza, and within easy walking distance of the selection of ICTE Conference hotels. ICTE will also be using several meeting rooms at the La Fonda hotel -- the hotel at the end of the historic Santa Fe trail. (For more information on Santa Fe and the surrounding area, as well as maps of the city and information on hotels, restaurants, and accommodation, see http://www.santafe.org.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
The weather in Santa Fe is great! At an altitude of 7,000 feet, Santa Fe has four mild but distinct seasons, with 300 + days of sunshine each year. Daytime temperatures in March will range from an average high during the day of 51 F (11 C) to an average nighttime low of 28 F (-2C). Delegates should bring sweaters and light jackets for cool evenings. Snow remains in the mountains on the surrounding peaks well into May, and the ski season typically goes on until Easter each year, offering Delegates the opportunity to extend their stay and do some skiing either before or after the Conference. There is skiing less than an hour’s drive from Santa Fe Plaza, or in the northern ski areas of Taos and Angel Fire which are both approximately a two hour drive from Santa Fe.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT?
The program is designed to facilitate a variety of presentational styles and formats. In addition to traditional papers and panels, we encourage proposals for debates, discussions in the round, demonstrations and whatever may contribute to opening new connections and horizons for Delegates.

FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON ICTE...
For the latest information on ICTE Santa Fe 1998, please visit our home page regularly on the World Wide Web at http://www.icte.org. ICTE will also maintain a LISTSERV for communication with Delegates who are presenting at ICTE Santa Fe 1998. An exhibition is planned for the Conference. Companies or institutions wishing to exhibit should contact ICTE Inc. at Tel. +1-817-534-1220, FAX +1-817-534-0096, or e-mail icte@icte.org.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION / PAYMENT OF PRESENTER REGISTRATION FEES
If your proposal is selected for presentation, you will be expected to prepare a camera-ready manuscript in English to be published in the Conference Proceedings. Details will be sent to successful proposers by Nov. 13, 1997. Final completed manuscripts and payment of presenter registration fees will be required by Dec. 15, 1997.

REGISTRATION FEES

Received by Dec. 15, 1997

Received after Dec. 15, 1997

Presenters:

$265

$330

Received by Jan. 12, 1998

Received after Jan. 12, 1998

Delegates:

$295

$330

Conference Dinner:

$50

$70

Conference Proceedings*:

$65

$115

* Two volumes, postage and packing included.
(Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.)

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Special airfares for ICTE Delegates will be available from Southwest Airlines. Ten major air carriers fly into Albuquerque International Airport, and all of the major car rental agencies have offices in Albuquerque. The Shuttlejack bus offers non-stop service from Albuquerque airport to Santa Fe ten times daily. In addition, hotel accommodations at conveniently located hotels have been reserved, and information and registration forms will be included in the Registration Brochure, which will be distributed in September and October, 1997.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS
If you wish to present at the Conference and have your paper published in the Confererce Proceedings, you must:

  1. Write a proposal abstract in English of not more than 150 words.

  2. Print out and complete the Presenter Information Form. Presenter Application Form

  3. Send the Proposal and the Presenter Information Form to:

Mail: ICTE Santa Fe 1998
Dr. Lynn Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington
Post Office Box 195349
UTA Station
Arlington, Texas 76019-0001 USA
E-mail: icte@icte.org

FAX: ICTE Santa Fe 1998
(817) 534-0096

If you send your proposal by Federal Express, Purolator, or other courier, send it to:

Courier: ICTE Santa Fe 1998
Dr. Lynn Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington
416 Yates
300 Nedderman Hall
UTA Station
Arlington, Texas 76019 USA

Proposals must be received by October 13, 1997.

PROPOSAL REFEREE AND SELECTION
An international panel of expert referees will evaluate all proposals submitted. Those selected to present will be notified by November 13, 1997. Please note that the referee panel may accept your proposal for presentation in a different format or within a different sub-theme than proposed. Please insure that your full address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address (where applicable) appear on all correspondence. Manuscripts from presentations at ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will be published in the Conference Proceedings, if submitted on time and in the required format. Only papers actually presented at the Conference will be published in the Proceedings. Successful proposers will receive instructions on the format for submission of manuscripts. Final completed manuscripts and presenter registration fees must be received by December 15, 1997. If payment is not received by this date, manuscripts will not be published in ICTE’s Conference Proceedings. Proposers should be prepared in advance to meet this critical deadline.

SPECIAL NOTES:
the official language of ICTE is English
the television standard in the USA is NTSC
voltage is 120 v. AC / 60 cycles for all electrical devices

MS-DOS / Windows and Macintosh computers, overhead projectors, 35mm slide projectors, VCR’s, and monitors will be provided. All other required support equipment and voltage transformers are the responsibility of presenters.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

ICTE / USA Voice: +1-817-534-1220
Fax: +1-817-534-0096
E-mail: icte@icte.org
Internet: http://www.icte.org

ICTE / EUROPE
John Foster (England)
Voice/Fax: +44-1386-860206
(from UK: 01386-860206)
E-Mail: John_Foster@compuserve.com

David Walker (Scotland)
Voice/Fax: +44-1592-596210
E-mail: d.walker@cableinet.co.uk


The International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc. (ICTE) is a Texas-based non-profit corporation. ICTE is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. International Conference on Technology and Education and ICTE are registered service marks of the International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc.



THEMES

The overarching theme, A Worldwide Network of Learning: Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts, is supported by ten sub-themes. The notes on the sub-themes below are all intended to suggest rather than restrict topics for consideration. Proposals can include, but are not limited to: case studies, theoretical analysis, visions of the future, activist platforms, hands-on activities or any combination of these.

 

IMPLEMENTATION IN THE CLASSROOM

teaching Information Skills

how do we keep up with change?

getting around the problems of an under-resourced classroom

standards, World Standards, assessment, and working on the Internet

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY

the economics of sharing resources across an intranet or the Internet

implementation strategies

making the right choices: open environments vs. proprietary systems

places to go for advice: case studies of successful and unsuccessful implementation of change

 

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

multimedia technologies

software interoperability: the economics, benefits, and future of multimedia applications

curriculum development: new tools and processes

web authoring tools and methods

 

DISTANCE AND OPEN LEARNING

case studies: links with the world

collaborative learning via intranets and the Internet

integrating distance learning into the classroom

new web technologies and distance learning options

pre-service and in-service support: distance training

 

VIRTUAL UNIVERSITIES -- UNIVERSITIES OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY?

status reports on various virtual university efforts: Western Governors' University, National Technological University, African Virtual University, etc.

issues related to accreditation and certification

funding and financial concerns

quality control; competency-based assessment

cooperative program development, articulation

system compatibility issues; the emergence of the Web

corporate universities, corporate participation in virtual university affairs

 

HUMAN / COMPUTER INTERFACE ISSUES FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING

information presentation and media design

media, user interactions, and learning

interfaces for special needs

hypertext and hypermedia applications

visualization of information

human / computer or human / human -- which interface best facilitates learning?

metaphors in instructional multimedia

navigation issues in hypertext / hypermedia

 

TEACHER EDUCATION

keeping colleagues up-to-date

coping with computer-literate students

in-service that practices what it preaches

Teacher Education as a model of a new paradigm of teaching/learning

 

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

recent research on the effectiveness of distance learning and computer-assisted instruction

research on human factors and interface design

usability research

integration of computer-based materials and classroom instruction

case studies: distance learning vs. face-to-face learning

 

LOW BUDGET TECHNOLOGIES

how much computing power is really necessary?

Alternatives to computers

Comparative analysis of computing versus traditional technologies

optimizing audio conferencing -- and applications based on the emerging chat rooms on the Internet

the role of chalk and talk in the high-tech era

what are the metrics for making a technology decision?

 

SIMULATION FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING

what is the pedagogy of simulation?

simulation as a visualization tool

competition in the simulation environment: the value of gaming

simulations and the Internet: distant collaborations

simulations in multi-user domains

integration of simulation and computer-based training

 

 

 

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