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Designs on E-Learning international conference

Fashion Retail Academy, 15-17 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QL
12 September 2007 15:40 - 14 September 2007 15:40

The second Designs on E-Learning international conference in the use of technology for teaching and learning in art, design and communication will be hosted by the IT Research and Development Unit (ITRDU) at the University of the Arts, London.

Charles Saumarez Smith, the Director of the National Gallery will open the conference and GrĂ¡inne Conole Professor of e-Learning at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University will deliver the Keynote address.

The conference aims to cast light on established practice in the field, on innovations in teaching and learning with technology, on the challenges and successes presented by the visual nature of our discipline, and on the benefits of online and blended learning.

It aims to build on the success of Designs on eLearning 2005 and on the subsequent Online Conference and Symposium in disseminating and promoting good practice, primarily but not exclusively, in art, design and communication.

Conference themes

  • Technology in the studio.
  • Reflective practice
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Staff development in the visual arts
  • Innovative design in teaching and learning

Research papers and proposals for short papers, workshops, seminars, and posters

The conference welcomes:

  • abstracts proposing 5000 word research papers for publication in the peer-reviewed Proceedings
  • abstracts for short papers and posters.


Closing date for receipt of abstracts for research papers short papers and posters: 30 March 2007

The conference Review Committee will make a decision by 1 May 2007 based on the abstract whether to proceed to full papers.

The submission deadline for the full paper will be 15 July 2007.

The abstract should consist of a description of the proposed paper including reference to the problem, methodology and conclusions of the work described and should not exceed 500 words in length.


Early registration deadline has been extended to: 6 July 2007

Contact Name:
Louise Bennett
Contact Email:

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