Conference Announcements

UNICC 2018

UNICollaboration Conference

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 – Fri, 27 Apr 2018

UNICollaboration (www.unicollaboration.org) is a young, cross-disciplinary organisation which aims  to promote practice and research in virtual exchange initiatives in Higher Education. Virtual exchange is an innovative form of online learning which involves engaging learners in intercultural interaction and collaboration with classes in distant locations through online communication technologies under the guidance of teachers or trained facilitators. It is also known in different contexts as telecollaboration, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and e-tandem learning.

After two successful conferences in León, Spain in 2014 and Dublin, Ireland in 2016, we would like to invite you to the third UniCollaboration conference:

Keynote speakers

We are proud to announce that our keynote speakers for the conference are:

Francesca Helm

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Steve Thorne

Maha Bali

Call for papers

We invite proposals pertaining to the main theme of the conference as well as describing research and practice in the following areas:

  • approaches to telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines
  • learning outcomes of virtual exchange and telecollaboration
  • different dimensions of virtual exchange (teachers, teacher trainers, students, administration)
  • different modes (blended mobility) and models (e.g. Soliya, Cultura) of virtual exchange
  • task design and resources in virtual exchange
  • telecollaboration and its role in the development of digital literacies
  • technological interfaces and multimodality in telecollaborative exchanges
  • virtual exchange involving learners from non-western contexts and the global South
  • telecollaboration and its role in the development of global citizenship
  • conflict management in / through telecollaboration
  • virtual exchanges as complex learning environment: facing the challenge

We call for research papers, practice reports, round table discussions and panels, covering all the above-mentioned aspects of virtual exchange. Proposals concerning virtual exchange from all academic disciplines are encouraged: please circulate this announcement to relevant colleagues from all subject areas.

Submit your proposal

The themes:

  • approaches to telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines
  • learning outcomes of virtual exchange and telecollaboration
  • different dimensions of virtual exchange (teachers, teacher trainers, students, administration)
  • different modes (blended mobility) and models (e.g. Soliya, Cultura) of virtual exchange
  • task design and resources in virtual exchange
  • telecollaboration and its role in the development of digital literacies
  • technological interfaces and multimodality in telecollaborative exchanges
  • virtual exchange involving learners from non-western contexts and the global South
  • telecollaboration and its role in the development of global citizenship  
  • conflict management in / through telecollaboration
  • virtual exchanges as complex learning environment: facing the challenge

Paper formats:

  • research papers
  • practice reports
  • round table discussions
  • panels

Length of abstract: 200 words (more for panels)

Format: fill in the boxes of the Submission Form (see below)

Submission deadline: 15 Dec 2017

To submit your proposal, use this Submission form: Krakow2018 Submission form

Should you have any inquiries, please contact us at: krakow2018@unicollaboration.org


Technology Enhanced Language Education Department, Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland
info@unicollaboration.org
Conference Website: https://www.unicollaboration.org/index.php/krakow2018/
campus of the Pedagogical University

Podchorążych 2, 30-084 Kraków, Poland
Kraków, Kraków
Poland