Important Message Regarding COVID-19

3/12/2020

Dear Research Network Member,

It is my unfortunate duty today to tell you that the in-person place-based component of the 23-24 April 2020 e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference is postponed.

As of today, we have tentatively confirmed rescheduling for 20-22 July 2020 in Athens, Greece; however, we cannot at this point guarantee this timeline. Nevertheless, we are committed to working toward this option.

I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. All of our actions are taken within the context of evolving global and local conditions.

Virtual Participation

The virtual component of the conference will continue as planned. Please see instructions for sharing your content with us. Content will be shared in over dates of the conference (23-24 April 2020) All we strongly encourage you to use the Virtual Participation component of your in-person registration.

If you have not yet registered, we also offer a standalone option too.

Features:

  • Visibility to all (number) members of the research network
  • Citation and summary of work in program
  • Access to other virtual content
  • Opportunity to submit an article for consideration to the journal
  • Membership in the e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Network
  • Online viewing of plenary presentations
  • Social dialogue in CGScholar’s Community space
  • Share digital content – videos and slides
  • Connect in themed discussion spaces
  • Connect with peers

Additional Options Moving Forward

In addition to Virtual Participation, we also offer all registered delegates full registration for next year’s conference: The Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, 8-9 April 2021, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Additionally, we are also offering full conference registration to attend any one of our other conferences, specifically if they are in your home country. Please see the conference calendar here. Those who move their registration to another event (and /or a future year) can still present virtually this year, too.

A Digital Symposium is Coming

The development team at the Common Ground Media Lab is working tirelessly on the roll-out of a more robust Virtual Participation experience – the Digital Symposium. Alongside our longstanding innovative work in digital pedagogy and content delivery in the CGScholar social knowledge platform, and in the face of this current situation, we have accelerated ongoing work considering the nature of scholarly communication, at the intersection of the affordances of digital communication technology and the context of climate change. Our goal has been to reimagine the opportunities of a virtual meeting, and we commit to offering a robust online experience

For all registered in-person and virtual participants we will be hosting the Thirteenth International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies as a Digital Symposium in July.

Features:

In the coming weeks, you will receive more detailed information on our developments and progress.

Journal Submission and Hybrid Open Access

In order to support research practices of all the participants of this year’s conference we offer complementary Hybrid Open Access for all those who submit an article to Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

Thank you and Our Commitment

As a not-for-profit, we are fundamentally guided by the mission of supporting the building of better societies and informed citizenries through rigorous and inclusive social knowledge practices, offering in-person and online scholarly communication spaces.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out directly with questions about your options at: support@cgnetworks.org.

Please also be patient with us as we work to respond to queries in the coming days.

Again, we thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to seeing you in person and virtually soon.

Sincerely,

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope