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From patrick.schouller@inria.fr Mon Aug 18 11:27 MET 1997
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 11:26:24 +0200
From: Patrick Schouller 
Subject: CALL FOR PAPER

DGSI-SERICS-SDPI-279-PS
LEVERAGE (ACTS 109)
LEarn from Video Extensive Real Atm Gigabit Experiment


CALL FOR PAPERS

LEVERAGE conference: "Education in the communication age"
12.00 Wednesday 7th  16.00 Thursday 8th January 1998
Homerton College, University of Cambridge


Luis Rodriguez-Roselló, Head of Division, Telematics Programme, European
Commission DGXIII and Mark Warschauer, National Foreign Language Resource
Centre, University of Hawai'i will be the principal plenary speakers at the
1st international LEVERAGE conference on broadband communications in
education and training.

In the LEVERAGE project academics and industrialists from throughout Europe
have been collaborating to develop a combination of cutting-edge technology
and innovative pedagogy.  This conference will offer delegates a chance to
learn more about the work of LEVERAGE (including hands-on live
demonstrations of the system) as well as the opportunity to hear
international speakers who will present and discuss the major issues for the
use of advanced communication technologies in education and training.

The LEVERAGE project includes a combination of:

*	INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY: task-based learning; integrated multimedia resources;
interactivity; reciprocal tutoring; collaborative learning; evaluation via
joint multilingual tasks; flexible support infrastructure; student control
of the learning environment and on-line language learning advisors; and

*	CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: optical networking; multimedia servers; MPEG-2;
multipoint communications; MAN/LAN to PNO connections; videoconferencing;
ATM switching; Net management; signalling; vertical integration and
intuitive interfaces.

.../...
 Call for papers

The LEVERAGE conference panel would welcome offers of papers related to
network-based learning and teaching (in any discipline) from either the
pedagogical or technical angle. Papers will last 20-30 minutes and be
followed by 10-15 minutes for discussions & questions. Some poster sessions
will also be available.

If you are interested in speaking at the LEVERAGE conference please send an
abstract of your paper (no more than 500 words) by e-mail (Word 6.0, Word
2.0 or .txt file) to the LEVERAGE Conference Panel: leverage@cilt.org.uk.
Please include your name, institution/company or affiliation, e-mail,
address and telephone number as well as a brief (one paragraph) professional
biography.  NB: the official conference language will be English.

Following the event, speakers will be invited to provide a brief summary of
their paper for the LEVERAGE conference report which will be published on
the LEVERAGE World Wide Web site.

Deadline

Submissions for papers or poster sessions should reach the LEVERAGE
Conference Panel (leverage@cilt.org.uk) by Monday 8th September 1997.

The final choice of papers will be made by 30/9/97.  All individuals
offering papers will be notified by e-mail whether or not they have been
successful by 7/10/97.


Further information

Further details about LEVERAGE from leverage@cilt.org.uk or
http://www.dit.upm.es/~leverage.

If you have any queries or would like further information you are most
welcome to contact the LEVERAGE Information Unit by telephone, fax or e-mail.



Philippa Wright
LEVERAGE Information Unit - Head of Information Services
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT)
20 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4LB
Tel:  +44 (0)171 379 5101 Ext 228
Fax: +44 (0)171 379 5082
E-mail: leverage@cilt.org.uk

	

NB:	for general conference INFORMATION or REGISTRATIONS (non-speakers)
please contact:
	Alison Cutler, CILT Conferences, 20 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4LB
	(Tel +44 (0)171 379 5101 Ext 240. E-mail: confs.direct@cilt.org.uk)
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                        Patrick SCHOULLER
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Telephone : + 33 1 43 19 34 25
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