Sixth Latin American Conference on Learning Objects
October 11 to 14, Montevideo, Uruguay
Latin American countries have an urgent need to share, to unite efforts and grow together in all aspects, but especially to raise the educational level of their people. Hence the need to keep an active conversation in Latin American context that will enable to bridge the technological development that characterizes the contemporary world with the richness of our explorations and insights about technology for education. All this from the construction of a common broad and multifaceted vision that favors making effective use of ICT in education.
From this need, the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) organized in 2006 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the 1st. Latin American Conference on Learning Objects, from which the Latin American Community of Learning Objects (LACLO) was born. From there, the conference has been organized annually in different countries of the region (Santiago, Chile in 2007, Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2008, Mérida , Mexico in 2009, São Paulo, Brazil in 2010). The theme of the event has been expanding beyond the technology of learning objects, covering the entire spectrum of information and communication technologies to support and improve teaching and learning, which has led to a discussion within Community on the need and desirability of adopting a new name and renamed the Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology in Education.
This year, the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, coordinates the work of the 6th. Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology in Education (LACLO 2011) to be held from 11 to 14 October in the beautiful city of Montevideo, Uruguay. The event aims to contribute to the creation of spaces that encourage greater communication between the educational and technological fields and will focus on two main aspects: first, the recovery of educational research experiences that allow a better understanding of usage and impact of technology in located educational practice. Second, to know the real problems of education in the region to build our own and effective technological solutions.
Submission of papers: June 15th, 2011
Workshop proposals: June 15th, 2011
Tutorial proposals: June 15th, 2011
Learning objects for the contest: July 4, 2011
Notification to authors: July 4, 2011
Notification of workshops and tutorials: July 4, 2011
Notification of finalists: August 1, 2011
Date of filing of the final version: August 1, 2011
Early registration (register authors): September 5, 2011
Conference: 11 to 14 October 2011