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SVC Days 2004 Provisional Programme + REMINDER - Last Call for Presentation 6. ICNEE, 27-30 September 2004, Neuchatel
(April 15, 2004)

We are pleased to let you know about the conferences that will take place in September 2004 at the University of Neuchâtel:

SVC Days 2004 (September 27-28)
6. ICNEE (September 27-30)

in connection with the EASA Finals 2004 (European Academic Software Award) (September 25-27)

Below you find the first information concerning the programme of the SVC Days and a reminder for the ICNEE Call of Presentation (deadline: Sunday April 18, 2004)
Please forward this information to every interested person.


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SVC Days 2004 - Provisional Programme

Monday September 27: SVC Days Opening with Final Event of the Impulse Programme 2000-2003
Morning: Opening and Final Event of the Impulse Programme: Analysis. History and evaluations of the programme. Keynote and speeches.
Afternoon: Final Event of the Impulse Programme: Perspectives. Panel discussion with SVC projects participants and government/politics, keynote and speeches. Common session EASA, SVC Days with ICNEE opening: EASA Finals 2004 Award Ceremony. Common Apero. Evening: SVC dinner (not included).

Tuesday September 28: SVC Community, Discussion Groups, Workshops, Summary
Morning: Panel discussions and traditional project group meetings; exchange of experiences with existing and new projects. Discussions about the consolidation phase 2004-2007.
Afternoon: Workshops about the consolidation phase (mandates, platforms, etc.). General summary.

You find more details in the attached document (pdf, 28 KB). A definitive programme will be communicated in June. Don't forget to visit our SVC web site on http://www.swissvirtualcampus.ch for updated information!

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Reminder -- Last Call for Presentation 6. ICNEE

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE!

On behalf of the Organizing committee I kindly invite you follow the LAST Call for Presentation to the

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6th International Conference on New Educational Environments (ICNEE)
September 27-30, 2004 in Neuchatel, Switzerland
Deadline of submission: April 18, 2004
http://www.icnee.ch

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Organized by:
net4net, Berne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Neuchatel, Institute of Computer Science and Institute of Psychology

SCOPE OF THE EVENT
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Objectives
The 6th International Conference on New Educational Environments (ICNEE) emphasizes on the concept of blended learning. The main focus lies on the exchange of:

  • Experiences through lively presentations of blended learning courses, best practice and lessons learned.
  • Results in pertinent research and project know-how.
  • Strategies of implementation and realization of new teaching and learning methods in an institution or a company.
  • Knowledge based on experiences of support- and production centers for media didactics, which foster the sustainable implementation of new and innovative teaching methods in their respective institution through assisting and consulting the teachers and the school board in the field of education and school development.
  • Concepts in application of blended learning within the scope of the Bologna - Declaration, which promotes the modularization of courses, the self-study and the requirement to offer courses in collaboration with partners and institutions.
Target Group
  • Senior experts and users of blended learning
  • Researchers and project managers
  • Members of support- and production centers for new learning environments
  • Officers for education and teaching, deans, head teachers
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Students
This year a special invitation is issued to managers and teachers of postgraduate and adult further education.

Concept
In order to achieve our objectives we provide platforms of presentation, discussion and contact for researchers, educational scientists and managers. There will be the traditional paper presentations, poster sessions and tool demonstrations but we also encourage new forms of communication such as open space, workshops and discussions. Especially welcome are examples of successful training units for practical demonstration.

Collaboration and other events
The 6th ICNEE collaborates with the European Knowledge Media Association (EKMA) which aims at stimulating the understanding, development and use of knowledge primarily within higher education and at spreading the know-how throughout Europe. (For more information: http://www.ekma.net). To achieve these goals the Association organizes the European Academic Software Award (EASA), which is a biennial competition for the application of innovative software and education technology. (For more information: http://www.easa-award.net). This years award ceremony takes place on Monday afternoon, September 27 and is part of the ICNEE opening session.

The Swiss Virtual Campus Days will take place from September 27-28, 2004 at the University of Neuchâtel. For more information see: http://www.virtualcampus.ch.

The International Symposium of IGIP / IEEE / ASEE themed "Local Identity - Global Awareness in Engineering Education Today" will take place in Fribourg (Switzerland) September 27 - October 1. For more information see: http://www.eif.ch/symposium04

Language:
The official conference language is English.

Deadlines:
Last submission of proposal: April 18, 2004
Notice of approval: June 8, 2004
Camera ready manuscript: July 4, 2004
Submission of the camera ready manuscript must include a valid conference registration.

CALL FOR PRESENTATION
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Paper
Individuals or teams are invited to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings. Authors are asked to submit the papers in electronic form written with a template available on our conference web page. Papers including figures must not exceed 6 pages in length. Please send your paper to the chair of the Organizing Committee for evaluation until April 18, 2004.

Poster
Individuals or teams are also invited to submit posters. The posters will be exhibited during the conference. There will be a designated poster session to present your work to participants. One can present a poster either in paper or electronic form. Please send a poster description 2 pages in length and suitable for evaluation to the chair of the Organizing Committee until April 18, 2004.

Workshops, Discussions, Open Space:
Your ideas are welcome! If you are interested in presenting your results with alternative forms such as Show Cases, Workshops, Discussions or Open Space please contact the Chair of the Organizing Committee.

For instruction and submission please visit our conference web site: http://www.icnee.ch/html/submission_of_paper.html

ORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS
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net4net is the Competence Center for New Media Didactics at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (within the Berne University of Applied Sciences). It works in a partnership of several Swiss and international institutions, enterprises and single persons and is a member of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) and GMW (Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft). The network partners are experts in the field of higher and further education and are experienced in the implementation of computer and web based learning and the development of the technical infrastructure. net4net conducts blended learning projects and offers technical and media-didactical support and consulting for teachers and project managers who deal with blended learning environments. The core team comprises scientific collaborators, pedagogical experts, project and event managers.

For more information: http://net4net.ch

The Academy of Neuchâtel was founded in 1838 and became a University in 1909. The University of Neuchâtel (UNINE) provides agreeable study conditions to about 3’300 students and is subdivided into five faculties including Law, Economics, Humanities, Science and Theology. Despite its small size, the University is very active on the national and international research field. It participates in about 40 research and technical development projects and 15 international programmes in the field of Information technologies, Telematics, Communication technologies and others. The University is a polyvalent institution with graduate and postgraduate levels and a center for continuing higher education. For more information:
http://www.unine.ch

VENUE
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Situated at the foot of the Jura Mountains, in the midst of vineyards and on the shores of the largest Swiss lake, Neuchâtel enjoys an idyllic setting and is in the heart of the Swiss high-tech and watch industry. Neuchâtel’s atmospheric Old Town is a picturesque quarter with old houses, 16th and 17th century fountains and defensive towers. Many of its buildings are made from local yellow sandstone, which inspired Alexandre Dumas to describe Neuchâtel as looking “like a toytown carved out of butter”. Neuchâtel is one of the French speaking cantons of Switzerland. Throughout 2002, Neuchâtel was one of the principal focuses for the Expo 02, the Swiss national exposition. The city is home of several museums and festivals - the famous “Fête des Vendanges”, the whine festival celebrated at the start of the grape harvest. This year the festival takes place from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26.
For further information see http://www.neuchatel.ch or http://www.switzerland.isyours.com/e/guide/arc_jurassien/neuchatel.html

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
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Christine Jutz
ICNEE Chair Organizing Committee
net4net, Center for Media Didactics
Berne University of Applied Sciences
School of Engineering and Information Technology
P.O. Box
CH-2501 Biel/Bienne
phone: +41 32 321 6 333
fax: +41 32 321 6 594
mail: christine.jutz@hti.bfh.ch
http://www.net4net.ch

For permanently updated information please visit our conference web page
http://www.icnee.ch

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