The Twelfth IASTED International Conference on
Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
~CATE 2009~

Globalization of Education Through Advanced Technology

November 22 – 24, 2009
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Past Conference Information

The Computers and Advanced Technology in Education 2009 conference in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands has ended.

Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are available for purchase on the ACTA Press website:

Conference Chair

Dr. Vladimir Uskov
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems and
Co-Director of the InterLabs Research Institute
Bradley University, USA
Conference Chair Portrait

Keynote Speaker

"Learning Through Technology: From Institutional Course Delivery to Collaborative Knowledge Creation"

Dr. Susan Aldridge
President
University of Maryland University College, USA
Keynote Speaker Portrait

Tutorial Session

"Educational Visualizations in 3D Virtual Worlds"

Dr. Ekaterina Prasolova-Forland
Associate Professor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Tutorial Session Portrait

Local Arrangements Chair

Dr. Marc Boumedine
University of the Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

Collaborating Organizations

The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP)
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Switzerland

The Japanese Society for Information and System in Education (JSISE), Japan
The Japanese Society for Information and System in Education (JSISE), Japan
Advanced eServices for the Knowledge Society Research Unit (ASK), Greece
Advanced eServices for the Knowledge Society Research Unit (ASK), Greece
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Interlabs Research Institute, Bradley University, USA
Interlabs Research Institute,
Bradley University, USA
E-learning Center, Shiga University, Japan
E-learning Center, Shiga University, Japan
Tsyolkovsky Moscow Aviation Technological University (MATU) Fund, Russia
Tsyolkovsky Moscow Aviation Technological University (MATU) Fund, Russia
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Multimedia Applications Development Research Centre, University of Craiova, Romania
Multimedia Applications Development Research Centre, University of Craiova, Romania
CETL Center, Soka University, Japan
CETL Center, Soka University, Japan
Council of Researches in Education and Sciences (COPEC), Brazil
Council of Researches in Education and Sciences (COPEC), Brazil
University of the Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands

Scope

The topics of interest covered by CATE 2009 included, but were not limited to:

ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

  • Architectures of Innovative Software and Hardware Systems for Education and Training
  • Collaborative and Communication Software
  • Distributed Learning Environments
  • Educational Hardware
  • Educational Networks
  • Educational Software
  • Educational Software/Hardware for Students and Learners with Special Needs
  • Groupware Tools
  • Reliability Issues
  • Security Aspects
  • Usability Issues

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES

  • Accreditation
  • Advanced Teaching and Learning Technologies
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Faculty and Professional Development
  • New Learning and Teaching Theories
  • New Roles of Teachers, Instructors, Students, and Learners
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Teacher Training and Support

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Agent-based Technology
  • Authoring Tools and Methodology
  • Collaborative Knowledge Construction
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computer-Assisted Learning and Instruction
  • Digital Libraries
  • Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Learning Environments
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Mobile Communication
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Teaching
  • Multimedia and Hypermedia Applications
  • Online Dictionaries and Synchronous Translation
  • Research on Advanced Technology in Education
  • Research on Innovative Technology-based Teaching and Learning
  • Reusable Learning Objects and Standards
  • Streaming Multimedia Technologies
  • Technology-based Learning Communities
  • Technology-based Services
  • Televised Courses and Telecommunications
  • Ubiquitous Learning
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web-based Education
  • Web-based Training

INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES ON TECHNOLOGY-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Best Practices and Case Studies
  • Corporate Training
  • Economic Issues
  • Education for Business and Industry
  • Education for Disabled Learners
  • Infrastructure and Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Multi-Teacher Courses
  • Online (Virtual) Universities
  • Online Degree Programs (Credit and Non-Credit)
  • Online Scientific Labs
  • Post-University Education and Training
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Privacy Issues
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Centers
  • University Education
  • Vocational Training

POLICIES ON TECHNOLOGY-BASED EDUCATION

  • Assistance of National and International Organizations
  • International Collaboration and Projects
  • National Collaboration and Projects
  • National Policies and Standards
  • Policy and Law
  • Sociological Issues
  • Special Conditions in Developing Countries
  • Standards in Learning and Teaching

TECHNOLOGY-BASED BLENDED, DISTANCE AND OPEN EDUCATION

  • Adult Education
  • Best Practices and Case Studies
  • Blended Education
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Distance Education
  • Educational and Training Systems
  • On Demand Education
  • Open Education
  • Open Universities
  • Pedagogical Issues
  • Quality Control and Assessment