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08th – 09th MARCH 2018 IN BOCHUM, GERMANY

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CREATING A NETWORK FOR THE IFL2018! 

The IFL2018 conference is over and some have already asked us about the network, we want to create. Information regarding the network and the publication will be provided in the next few weeks by Mrs. Sandra Assmann via email. So don’t forget to check your emails and stay tuned! We are working to get the network online as soon as possible and to create a platform for a lively exchange and discussion.

Towards the end, we can only say one more thing: Thank you for your participation and we hope that you did enjoy the conference. Please let us know what you liked and what you did not like about the conference! Where is room for improvement?

22.03.2018 // 11:31

IT’S TIME TO SAY THANK YOU!

Eleven days ago, the IFL2018 took place on the campus of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Two packed days with interesting and original contributions and with critical and inspiring discussions are over! By discussing very interesting keynotes, papers, short papers and posters which dealt with „Spaces and Places“, „Skills development“, „Lifelong learning“ and „Technologies“ we got new ideas about the relationship between the so called „Spatial Turn“ and its (In)Formal Learning Contexts.

The following key questions occupied us in compiling the conference program: How can (physical) (in)formal learning places deform and reform themselves? How can virtual and physical (in)formal learning spaces deform and reform themselves? How can lifelong learning programs be embedded into web 2.0 application projects and programs? Which premises have to be developed and abolished? Which skills can be defined and categorised in (in)formal learning spaces and places? How can skills and skills development be moulded and measured? How can the educational sciences see the acquisition of skills and the skills development from a challenging, critical and different perspective? Is it possible to connect the newest technology in its various forms to a new curriculum in higher education with multiple projects? In which forms does the curriculum have to change – does it even have to change? And so which technology can be used? Students, technologies and learning spaces are constantly changing – so how can these changes be used to create appealing settings for lifelong learning in informal learning settings? And at least for some questions we could approach the answer through lively discussions during the sessions.

A special thank you goes to our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad (University of Oslo, Norway) and Prof. Dr. Isa Jahnke (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA), who enriched our conference with their keynotes many times over. „Learning lives across spatial boundaries – technological expansions and educational transformations“ was the title of Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad´s keynote speech, which opened the conference on Thursday, 8th March 2018. The keynote was followed by many interesting and stimulating contributions with lively discussions on a variety of topics. Again, a big thank you goes out to every single national and international contributor who has made the program of IFL2018 something special. The first day of the conference ended with the conference dinner, which took place in Q-West on the campus of the university. The next and last day of the IFL2018 started again with exciting contributions, followed by the art project “Thick Space” and a poster session. There, too, we could observe lively discussions that did not want to end. The conference ended on Friday, 9th March 2018, with a keynote speech by Prof. Isa Jahnke on the topic of „Designing Teaching to Enhance Learning in CrossActionSpaces“.

The high-ranking art project „Thick Space“ invited us to take the perspectives of artists which were confronted with the very special architecture of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Under the leadership of Prof. Karina Nimmerfall and Mirjam Thomann (both University of Cologne) the following concept emerged: Six renowned artists, whose work deals with spatial-theoretical, sociological and phenomenological issues in various ways and with such diverse media as drawing, video, photography, sculpture and text, have been invited to create artistic interventions for the conference center and / or to design the campus of Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From the presentation of videos to ephemeral architectural interventions, there were no limits to the artistic form. The highlight of the artistic intervention was the celebration of the campus of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with several artists who drew the perspective and attention of the participants to the architecture of the university, which exuded its own charm. Many of the artworks were already provided with information in advance, which were taken up at the on-site visit by the artists. Some other works of art were not mentioned at all, so that the participants had to consciously perceive and commit to the campus in order to discover the hidden artwork. Have you found the last art object on campus or are you still wondering if there was any art object left? We will not answer that question, though we know the answer. Let us know your ideas. Maybe you are right with your assumptions!

Towards the end, we can only say one more thing: Thank you for your participation and we hope that you did enjoy the conference. Please let us know what you liked and what you did not like about the conference! Where is room for improvement?

19.03.2018 // 14:04

PROGRAM BOOKLET IS ONLINE!

A lot of time and work has been put into the development of the program booklet! Now we are pleased to introduce to you the program booklet for the IFL2018! You can find the PDF document here!

You would like to have an overview of our program? In our booklet you will find a timetable with the most important information on contributors, topics, times and rooms!

You want to have detailed information about the respective sessions? Browse through the full abstracts in our program booklet!

You need information about the Ruhr-University Bochum or hotels? This information can be found in our program booklet!

You would like to know more about the Scientific Board? No problem, take a look in our program book!

You still want to sign up for the IFL2018? That is still possible! Follow this link and register for the ConfTool for our conference. We hope to see you soon!

05.03.2018 // 10:03

WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF THE IFL2018 CONFERENCE!

Here you will find a variety of information about our keynote speakers, all kind of lectures or workshops and various travel and accommodation options.

You want to sign up for the IFL2018? Register here! We look forward to your participation!

You would like to have a look at the conference program first? That is possible here!

30.01.2018 // 12:32

PRICE SHEET! 

Since we have received some questions regarding the prices for the registration of the conference in the last few days, we are happy to put together a publicly accessible price list.

Participants who will present contributions should register for the „Contributor“ rate. Bachelor and Master students choose the „Student“ option. PhD students and post-doctoral students, please select the „(Post) Graduate Student“ application option. Junior professors and professors please select the registration option „Delegate“.

01.01.2018 – 31.01.2018 01.02.2018 – 28.02.2018 01.03.2018 – 08.03.2018
„Early Bird“ „Standard“ „On Site“
Delegate

 

(Junior Professors & Professors)

75,00€

100,00€

125,00€

(Post) Graduate Student

 

(PhD Students & Post-Doctoral Students)

50,00€

75,00€

100,00€

Student

 

(Bachelor & Master Students)

25,00€

30,00€

35,00€

Contributors

 

35,00€

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Write an email to Ms. Wrobel or informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de  and we will answer your question as soon as possible.

11.01.2018 // 13:13

WHAT´S NEW?

After a long break, we finally report back. We apologize for the long information gap and hope to make you happy with the following announcements:

In the meantime, work was concentrated on creating the conference program. We are pleased to present exciting, original and innovative topics that will enrich our conference.

The conference registration is also available now!

20.12.2017 // 13:37

CHANGED OFFICE HOURS!

If you have any questions about the site or the conference, please feel free to contact Ms. Katharina Wrobel – the conference organiser. Ms. Wrobel’s  office hours are (from 16th September 2017 to 2nd February 2018):

Mondays:           08:00 – 12:00

Tuesdays:          12:00 – 16:00

Wednesdays:     08:00 – 12:00

Tel.: +49(0)234 / 32 – 22743

Email: Katharina.Wrobel@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

We have also lots of information already available online which may be exactly what you need. If you cannot find the answer to your question on any of the pages, please send us an e-mail note via the approprate link below.

informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

17.10.2017 // 12:28

CALL FOR PAPER FLYER FOR IFL2018!

You know someone who might be interested in the topic of our IFL2018 conference? But that person is not aware of the conference and that it will be held on March 8-9 2018 on the campus of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany? Help us spreading the news! Tell them about our homepage or send them our new flyer with the latest information about our Call For Paper. You can download our flyer here!

29.08.2017 // 14:55

CALL FOR PAPER REMINDER FOR IFL2018!

Vacation is over and we have to go back to work. The perfect opportunity to start working on your abstract for our IFL2018 conference in Bochum. Please note that our extended Call For Paper deadline is approaching for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018. Please send your abstract along with a short biographical note and contact details in the form of a PDF document to: informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de due to 15th September 2017. We already have got a fantastic number of excellent submissions, but we are very interested in yours, too! 

There will not be a further extension, so make sure to note down the 15th September 2017 in your calendar. Notifications to the authors with accepted abstracts for the conference will be given by 13th October 2017.

The conference will be held on March 8-9 2018 on the campus of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. For further information about the possible topics, forms of contribution or formal conditions please visit the section Call For Papers on this homepage.

28.08.2017 // 14:11

CALL FOR PAPER: DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR IFL2018!

Thank you to all of those who have submitted their abstracts for the upcoming IFL2018 conference.We have received a fantastic range and quality of material for what looks set to be a great conference. But we have also received several requests to extend the deadline and give time to formalise ideas into a paper. If you wanted to submit an abstract for IFL2018 but did not get around to it yet, you are in luck! We have decided to extend the deadline for submissions to Friday: September 15, 2017. Again, all interested authors, researchers and emerging researchers are invited to send an abstract in English relating to the thematic fields or to a thematic field linked to the conference’s theme.

Submissions may take the following forms:

A) Implementation of a Workshop (90 minutes)

B) Paper Presentation (60 minutes)

               1. 30 minutes presentation + 30 minutes discussion

               2. 40 minutes presentation + 20 minutes discussion

C) Short Paper Presentation (15 minutes)

D) Poster Presentation

Abstracts for A) and B) (max. 3.000 characters), abstracts for C) (max. 2.500 characters) and poster outlines for D) (max. 2.500 characters), along with a short biographical note and contact details in an additional document, should be submitted as PDF documents to the conference organisers at: informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de – please put „IFL2018 Call for Papers Proposal“ in the subject line.

There will not be a further extension, so make sure to note down the 15th September 2017 in your calendar. Notifications to the authors with accepted abstracts for the conference will be given by 13th October 2017. We’re looking forward to seeing what you want to talk about!

Authors who already submitted an abstract due to 31st July 2017, will be notified by 1st September 2017. These authors with accepted abstracts will have to provide and submit a more detailed paper prior to the conference. Abstracts for A) and B) are than limited to max. 12.000 characters – abstracts for C) are confined to 6.000 characters. Poster outlines for D) are not narrowed to a specific number of characters. Details of the size and format of the poster stands will be attached to the letter of acceptance.

For further information about the conference theme, possible topics or more detailed formal conditions please visit the section Call For Papers on this homepage.

01.08.2018 // 14:19

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE!

Did you know? We are also on Twitter! Check out our account: @SRO_RUB for the latest information. Follow or like us to get the news direct on your social media platform. We are always striving to ensure that we keep you all up to date with new information about our conference as quickly as possible using the most current technologies. This new feed will be constantly updated so please be sure to follow us.

You want to tweet about our conference? Do you have a quick question and short of time ? Great! Contact us via Twitter using #IFL2018 and we’ll answer you as soon as possible! You want to learn more about our work at the professorial chair of Social Spaces and Places of Non-Formal and Informal Learning at the Ruhr-University Bochum? Follow us here!

What are you waiting for? Go on, check it out!

01.08.2017 // 12:13

NEW OFFICE HOURS!

If you have any questions about the site or the conference, please feel free to contact Ms. Katharina Wrobel – the conference organiser. Ms. Wrobel’s new office hours are (from 1st August 2017):

Mondays:           10:00 – 14:00

Tuesdays:          10:00 – 14:00

Wednesdays:     10:00 – 14:00

Tel.: +49(0)234 / 32 – 22743

Email: Katharina.Wrobel@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

We have also lots of information already available online which may be exactly what you need. If you cannot find the answer to your question on any of the pages, please send us an e-mail note via the approprate link below.

informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

31.07.2017 // 13:45

CALL FOR PAPER REMINDER FOR IFL2018 – ONE WEEK LEFT!

Time is flying! Please note that our Call For Paper deadline is approaching for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018. Please send your abstract along with a short biographical note and contact details in the form of a PDF document to: informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de due to 31st July 2017. There are only seven days left until the application phase closes. We already have got a good number of excellent submissions, but we are very interested in yours, too! 

Some of the big questions we are dealing with are:

SPACES and PLACES: Botanical gardens, museums and science centres – for example – are non-school settings in which learning takes place actively. But which other categories can be distinguished – along with these settings? How can (physical) (in)formal learning places deform and reform themselves? How can virtual and physical (in)formal learning spaces deform and reform themselves?

LIFELONG LEARNING: How can lifelong learning programs be embedded into web 2.0 application projects and programs? Which premises have to be developed and abolished?

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Which skills can be defined and categorised in (in)formal learning spaces and places? How can skills and skills development be moulded and measured? How can the educational sciences see the acquisition of skills and the skills development from a challenging, critical and different perspective?

TECHNOLOGIES: Is it possible to connect the newest technology in its various forms to a new curriculum in higher education with multiple projects? In which forms does the curriculum have to change – does it even have to change? Students, technologies and learning spaces are constantly changing – so how can these changes be used to create appealing settings for lifelong learning in informal learning settings?

The conference will be held on March 8-9 2018 on the campus of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. For further information about the possible topics, forms of contribution or formal conditions please visit the section Call For Papers on this homepage.

24.07.2017 // 14:38

CALL FOR PAPERS REMINDER FOR IFL2018!

Just a quick post to remind you kindly that our Call For Papers deadline is approaching (31st July 2017) for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018. Please send your abstract along with a short biographical note and contact details in the form of a PDF document to: informallearning2018@ruhr-uni-bochum.de – please put „IFL2018 Call for Papers Proposal“ in the subject line. All interested authors, researchers and emerging researchers are invited to send an abstract in English relating to the thematic fields or to a thematic field linked to the conference’s theme. Notifications to the authors with accepted abstracts for the conference will be given by 1st September 2017. 

Submissions may take the following forms:

A) Implementation of a Workshop (90 minutes)

B) Paper Presentation (60 minutes)

               1. 30 minutes presentation + 30 minutes discussion

               2. 40 minutes presentation + 20 minutes discussion

C) Short Paper Presentation (15 minutes)

D) Poster Presentation

For further information about the conference theme, possible topics or formal conditions please visit the section Call For Papers on this homepage.

13.07.2017 // 12:11

APPLICATION PHASE FOR IFL2018 HAS STARTED!

We are pleased to announce that our application phase for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018 has started and that our Call For Papers is now online available. The deadline for submission of the short abstracts ends on 31st July 2017. We hereby invite all researchers and emerging researchers across disciplines to discuss the national and international theoretical, empirical, methodical and practice-related approaches analysing the relationship between (in)formal learning and the spatial turn. Likewise, new and unique ideas and research approaches are warmly welcomed and invited next to already current approaches. Four major possible subjects dealing with (in)formal learning and the spatial turn could be extracted for contributions, however contributions are not limited to the following topics:

SPACES and PLACES

LIFELONG LEARNING

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

TECHNOLOGIES

The conference will be held on March 8-9 2018 on the campus of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. For further information about the possible topics, forms of contribution or formal conditions please visit the section Call For Papers on this homepage.

19.06.2017 // 12:24

SCIENTIFIC BOARD FOR IFL2018 ANNOUNCED!

We are pleased to announce our Scientific Board for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018 being held in Bochum, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Aßmann (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – General Conference Chair and Professor of Educational Sciences with a focus on Social Spaces and Places of Non-Formal and Informal Learning at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Prof. Dr. Grit im Brahm (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – Professor of Educational Sciences with a focus on the Development of Teaching and Empirical Educational Research, member of the Working Group School Research at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Julia Eberle (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – Senior Researcher of the Educational Psychology Research Group at the Institute of Educational Science at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Prof. Dr. Petra Grell (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany) – Professor of Educational Sciences with the Focus on Media Literacy at the Darmstadt University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Theo Hug (University of Innsbruck, Austria) – Professor of Educational Sciences at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and Coordinator of the Innsbruck Media Studies Research Forum

Prof. Dr. Edwin Georg Keiner (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy) – Professor of Education and  Vice-Dean for Teaching at the Free University of Bolzen-Bolzano, Italy

Prof. Karina Nimmerfall (University of Cologne, Germany) – Visual Artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Artistic-Media Practice and Theory at the Institute for Art and Art Theory at the University of Cologne

PD Dr. Marc Stadtler (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – Professor of Competence Development and Competence Modeling at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Mirjam Thomann (University of Cologne, Germany) – Artist and Faculty Member of the Departement for Art and Art Theory, Intermedia

Prof. Dr. Anna Tuschling (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) – Professor of Media Studies with a focus on Theory, Aesthtics and Politics of Digital Media; co-founder of the Center for Anthropological Knowledge in Scientific and Technological Cultures (CAST) at the Ruhr-University Bochum

We are delighted to be working with these distinguished scientists and would like to thank all of them in advance for their work, support and efforts. For further biographical information about our Scientific Board please visit the section Scientific Board on this homepage.

14.06.2017 // 14:36

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR IFL2018 ANNOUNCED! 

We are pleased to announce our two sensational keynote speakers Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad and Prof. Dr. Isa Jahnke for the (In)Formal Learning Conference in March 2018 being held in Bochum, Germany. Registration will open soon, so please keep your eyes open for more information.

Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad is Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway. He is a highly ranked researcher with an international impact within the field of ‘media/digital literacy’. He has published on issues of technology and education, especially on ‘media literacy’ and ‘digital competence’, and on formal and informal learning. Recent publications are „Identity, Community, and Learning Lives in the Digital Age“ (Erstad & Sefton-Green, 2012, Cambridge University Press) and „Digital Learning Lives“ (Erstad, 2013, Peter Lang). For further information please visit Mr. Erstad’s website: http://www.uv.uio.no/iped/english/people/aca/olae/index.html 

Prof. Dr. Isa Jahnke is Director of Research for the Information Experience Lab and Associate Professor of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Her expertise and research topics focus on human-centered design for learning, user experience studies, educational technology, and technology-enhanced designs for meaningful learning. Recent publications are „Digital Didactical Designs as Research Framework – iPad Integration in Nordic Schools“ (Jahnke, Bergström, Mårell-Olsson, Häll & Kumar, 2017, Elsevier) and „Informal Learning via Social Media“ (Jahnke, 2013, Dupress). For more information please visit Mrs. Jahnke’s homepage: http://www.isajahnke.net/ 

For further biographical information about our two keynote speakers please visit the section Keynote Speakers on this homepage. The conference will be held on March 8-9 2018 on the campus of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. The two-day conference will be packed with inspiring and informative speakers, workshops and opportunities to get to know scientific experts, peers and partners.

09.06.2017 // 15:52


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