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            INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING

 

Minutes of Open Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014 for
Working Group 3.3

 

Meeting by e-mail from Monday 23 June by email and on Thursday 3 July 2014 at 2 PM in Potsdam, Germany.

 

0.    Apologies (only for those who can neither attend Potsdam meeting nor join in online).

Therese Keane; Sarah Younie

 

1.    Minutes of 2013 AGM in Torun, Poland

Proposed – Wing Lai; Seconded – Birgit Eidelmann

ACCEPTED

 

2.    Membership proposals  (using these definitions[1])

 

4a  Proposals for Corresponding Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

Janet Price-Glick

Janet.PriceGlick@utas.edu.au

University of Tasmania

Australia

Andrew Fluck

Nick Reynolds

Yes

Seeta Jaikaran-Doe

Seeta.Mohammed@utas.edu.au

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

Andrew Fluck

Niki Davis

Yes

Augusto Chioccariello

augusto@itd.cnr.it

Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche

Italy

Rosa Bottino

Tony Jones

Yes

Bhupindar Singh

bhupindar.singh@gmail.com

 

FYA (For Your Assistance) Delhi, Limited

India

Nick Reynolds

Wing Lai

Yes

Keith Turvey

kt6@brighton.ac.uk

University of Brighton

UK

Chistina Preston

Cathy Lewin

Yes

Una Cunningham

una.cunningham@canterbury.ac.nz

University of Canterbury

NZ

Niki Davis

Mary Webb

Yes

Janine Barnes

janine.barnes@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

University of Wales Trinity St David, UK

Wales

Christina Preston

Niki Davis

Yes

Lynne Dagg

lynne.dagg@sunderland.ac.uk

University of Sunderland

UK

Mary Webb

Nick Reynolds

Yes

Sue Cramer

s.cranmer@lancaster.ac.uk

Lancaster University

UK

Wing Lai

Christina Preston

Yes

Paul Curzon

p.curzon@qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London

UK

Niki Davis

Mary Webb

Yes

 

 

4b  Proposals for Intending Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

4c  Proposals for Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

Raymond Morel

Raymond.Morel@unige.ch

University of Geneva

Switzerland

Wing Lai

Tony Jones

Accepted

Anthony Maina Gioko, gioko@akam.ac.ke

Aga Khan Academy

Kenya

Wing Lai

Nick Reynolds

Accepted

Halvdan Haugsbakken

Halvdan.Haugsbakken@svt.ntnu.no

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway

Nick Reynolds

Wing Lai

Accepted

Ivan Kalas

kalas@fmph.uniba.sk

Comenius University

Slovak Republic

Nick Reynolds

Tony Jones

Accepted

Ana Amélia Carvalho
anaameliac@fpce.uc.pt

 

University of Coimbra

Portugal

Mary Webb

Wing Lai

Accepted

 

 

 

3.    Reports on recent and current WG 3-3 activities

a.   WG3.3 [hot topics & focus at Potsdam]

The following topics were proposed at the AGM:

 

b.   Title and strategic plan for WG3.3 – linking with overall TC3 agenda

The title of WG3.3 is currently: Research into educational applications of information technologies (abbreviated to Research).

There was a proposal from the TC3 executive committee to change this to Higher Education and Research on Education Applications of digital Technologies. I have discussed this with some of you and we think that such a title places too much emphasis on higher education – our group looks across phases.

 

DISCUSSION

Twelve members disagreed with the inclusion of higher education in the WG3.3 title.

Important that TC3 also cover Higher Education (but WG3.3 is cross-sectoral, and not restricted to computer science as the disbanded 3.2 was; we acknowledged the need to include technology enhanced learning).

Several affirmed the objectives for working group 3.3 as agreed at Stellenbosch in 2005.

Suggestion we add to these objectives a list of work areas for 3.3 – thereby making explicit our cross-sectoral intent.

 

Resolution: Working Group 3.3 Strategy

(previously agreed at Stellenbosch, 2005 and reviewed July 2014)

The group will continue to lead, monitor, identify, discuss and evaluate approaches to researching educational applications of information technology:

·         Looking outward at the leading research which is going on worldwide as well as working within IFIP

·         Organising WG3.3 meetings and conferences as standalone events or in collaboration with other working groups or in conjunction with other organisation/ events that have similar or complementary goals.

·         Publishing our work in a range of leading journals and as books.

 

 

c.    Edusummit 2013

EDUsummIT 2013 Research-informed Strategies to address Educational Challenges in a Digitally Networked World – took place on 1-2 October 2013 Washington DC. All full members of WG 3.3 and other members of TC3 were invited and many attended. The results and action agenda can be found at http://www.edusummit.nl/resources/results-edusummit-2013/A special issue of Education and Information Technologies, based on the outcomes, is in preparation. Theme: Research-informed Strategies to address Educational Challenges in a Digitally Networked World. Guest editors Joke Voogt, Gerald Knezek & Natalie Pareja Roblin. 7 articles have been planned, with publication due January 2015.

The following symposium based on the outcomes took place in Potsdam at "Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT" on Friday 4 July:  
Tackling Educational Challenges in a Digitally Networked World: Strategies developed from the EDUsummIT 2013 Kwok-Wing Lai (NZ), Birgit Eickelmann (GER), Petra Fisser (NL), Ferial Khaddage (AUS), Gerald Knezek (US), Mary Webb (UK), Niki Davis (NZ), Ola Erstad (NO), David Gibson (AU).

 

 

4.    Communications

Report from Andrew Fluck:

a.   website: http://www.ifipwg3-3.org/ : Averaging 45 hits per month – mostly from Australia (30%), Brazil (25%), USA (13%) and Greece (5%).

b.   Ning: 1 more member has joined the Ning this year (now 23 WG 3.3 members).

c.   Online discussions: We have 98 members in the Yahoo e-mail list (includes some duplicates). Four addresses are reported as ‘soft bouncing’ in the last 6 months. Our e-mail list conversations are archived at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ifipwg3-3/conversations/messages.

During 2014 we intend to transfer our e-mail list to a new one hosted by Ulli (see below).

d. Informing the wider IFIP community about our work
Discussion item: Issue raised of ensuring our activities appear in high impact journals, conference proceedings to be published as a full paper book to be submitted to Thompson for insertion in ISI proceedings. The Editor of the
Journal of Education and Information Technologies commented: “Springer are still working on this - it may take some time.” Members are encouraged to submit articles.

Note a vote of thanks to Andrew Fluck for his work in maintaining the mailing list and keeping it running – all agreed

If there other suggestions about alternatives? If it’s a matter of setting up a mailing list Ulrich will do it.

Ulrich will liaise with Andrew to set up a mailman list.

 

 

 

5.    Future activities of WG 3.3

a. IFIP TC3- Working Conference proposed title “A new culture of learning: Computing and digital generations” in collaboration with ITEM. 6th – 8th July 2015 in the Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania and hosted by the Vilnius University. http://www.iticse2015.mii.vu.lt. We need volunteers from 3.3 members to be on the International Programme Committee (Cathy Lewin is an editor, Johannes Magenheim is on the board.

 

b. Edusummit 2015

Edusummit 2015 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand 14/15 September 2015 (contact: David Gibson, Kwok-Wing Lai). Proposed it includes a special TC 3.3 working group meeting. There is currently a call from the Ministers of Education in the Asia-Pacific region for four research topics in particular:

1. Country-level indicators of the impact of ICT in education;
2. A review of national policies on cyberwellness and child safety;
3. A baseline profile of ICT use in the Asia-Pacific region to contextualise #2; and
4. A framework for global digital citizenship.
WG3.3 members are encouraged to get involved, particularly using the Hot Topic of ‘Educational Systems’ to respond to the Ministers’ agenda.

 

c. Other proposals for activities?

WCCE 2017 in Ireland [endorsed by Rosa Bottino, Andrew Fluck, Petra Fisser, Wolfgang Mueller, Donna Gronn, Christine Redman, Keryn Pratt, Christina Preston]

 

AERA 2015 Annual Meeting "Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis" Thursday, April 16 - Monday, April 20, 2015, Chicago, Illinois. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 22nd 2014.

 

WCC2015 in Korea: WG3.3 invited to have input.

 

elearning conference in Dubai in 2016.

 

 

6.    News from IFIP Technical Committee 3 for Education

TC3 plans to move from 8 working groups and one special interest group to FOUR WORKING GROUPS:

FIVE Task groups are also proposed.

Curriculum – how do we form a vision for curriculum? Nick Reynolds and Mary Webb continue to work on this.

 

Digital Wisdom – invitation to join with TC9 on this.

 

Bank of Research Instruments: Nikki Davis agreed to set up a Google spreadsheet to facilitate this.

 

 

 

7.    Date and location of next AGM – To be held at the Vilnius event

 

8.    AOB

A Vote of thanks was extended to Mary Webb, Andrew Fluck and Nick Reynolds.



[1]

Category

 

 

Corresponding member

Open to anyone: can attend meetings and observe; can join e-mail list.

No voting rights

Intending member

Proposed and seconded by a Member who knows them. Voted into the group at a WG3.3 meeting.

No voting rights

Member

Intending Member who has participated in at least two IFIP events and been approved by their country representative and TC3.

Full voting rights