7th International Conference on
Enterprise Information Systems


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International Workshop on 

Efficacy of E-Learning Systems 
(EES 2005)

May 24-25, 2005 - Miami, USA 

First Announcement and Call for Papers 


In conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2005 (http://www.iceis.org/


Balbir S. Barn (balbir.barn@tvu.ac.uk)
Dept of Computing
Thames Valley University
Wellington St
United Kingdom

Liz Sokolowski (liz.sokolowski@tvu.ac.uk)
Dept of Computing
Thames Valley University
Wellington St
United Kingdom

Workshop Background and Goals 

This workshop sets out to assess the current status in the deployment and application of E-Learning systems in higher education. There is a particular focus on international perspectives of the use of E-Learning systems.

Higher education in the UK, Europe and United States has seen the widespread deployment of E-Learning systems. In the UK, recent evidence indicates dramatic uptake in the use of E-Learning environments has been most rapid in the last four years.

Deployment can however, be further separated from the effective and efficient use of such systems. There is a belief that these systems while they are available for use by all stakeholders are not being used as effectively as originally envisaged.

Researchers have proposed several reasons.
* Reluctance of academics to move to new technology;
* Inadequate change management processes to support the deployment of E-Learning platforms;
* Insufficient resources to support the deployment

Further exploration suggests the following non-exhaustive reasons:
* E-Learning systems do not offer content customized for sophisticated learner characteristics and specific learner styles.
* Developing learning content is expensive and there is an urgent business imperative to reuse learning content.
* The tools to support specification and reuse of learning content are still under development [Farrell et al 2004].
* Usability of E-Learning systems.
* Lack of pedagogical innovation in the use of such tools.

Despite this, product vendors and the academic research literature suggests that E-Learning systems are being used extensively at an international level.

Two categories of submissions/presentations will be considered:
a) regular papers and b) tool demonstrations.

Regular papers can be theoretical, experience based or present a critical analysis of a case study.

All submissions are required follow the procedure explained below under the
heading "Submission of Papers".

Topics of interest 

- Empirical studies of the use of MLEs
- E-Learning Systems and Information Systems Development
- Impact on the design of curricula
- Designing courses for E-Learning
- Barriers for E-Learning Systems adoption
- Strategic IT issues
- The changing role of the Higher Education Practitioner
- Change Management and E-Learning Systems
- Knowledge Management and it’s role in the use of E-Learning systems
- Requirements for E-Learning Systems
- Technological Issues for E-Learning Systems
- Usability and Internationalization
- Software tools to enhance E-Learning Systems.
- Meta data and Ontology standards for E-Learning
- Industry Universities
- Learning Objects
- Accessibility of E-Learning Systems

Format of the Workshop 

The workshop will consist of oral presentations of papers submitted in advance, which will be peer-reviewed. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book by ICEIS.

Submission of Papers 

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted. The length of the paper should not exceed 8 pages. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex format) are available at the ICEIS web site. PDF versions of the manuscript should be submitted electronically by using the facilities provided by ICEIS. In addition, to avoid lost papers, an email should be sent to both workshop chairs including: category of paper, title, authors' affiliation, and an abstract of the paper submitted.

Important Dates 

Full paper submission: February 15, 2005
Author notification: March 8, 2005
Camera-ready paper submission: March 18, 2005

Workshop Program Committee: 

Prof. Balbir S. Barn, Thames Valley University, UK
Andrew Tinson, Luton University, UK
Ann Osler, Reading College of Art and Design
Liz Sokolowski, Thames Valley University
John Gordon, The ThinkExchange
Prof. Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Mietek Muraszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Prof Nian-Shing Chen, Griffith University


The workshop will be held at
Deauville Beach Resort in Miami, USA.

Registration Information 

To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org 


ICEIS 2005 Secretariat - International Workshop on Efficacy of E-Learning Systems (EES 2005)
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 

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