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2nd EAI International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training

September 16–18, 2015
Novedrate, Italy

WORKSHOP 2: University 2.0 - Are we there yet?

Workshop proposal: University 2.0 – Are we there yet?

Author: Matt Glowatz, University College Dublin, Ireland (



This applied workshop is intended to gather expertise and elaborate and discuss further on emerging pedagogies build around innovative (and sustainable) ICT. In particular, Koehler & Mishra's TPACK framework (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) will be discussed in order to draft recommendations for the future of eLearning.

The education sector is faced with tectonic changes. Not only interactions among stakeholders in the education processes are changed, new methods of teaching, learning and new business models are being explored. Today the use of ICT among the student generation is widely adopted and as such all the studies, from engineering to humanities, are faced with these challenges.
The workshop will seek answers to the questions of how, where, and who. How we can use the existing technologies to support different kinds of studies, learning styles, and education curriculum? How do we adjust and reinvent methodologies to support different learning goals and expected outcomes. How do we adjust the organizational structures and processes, define new business models that will work in and so-called University 2.0 environment? What are the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders in this new environment? Can we bring education, science and industry closer by using modern ICT in an innovative way?
It is anticipated to attract workshop participants with a variety of university and industry background in order to assess the current state of University 2.0 and pave the way for future research and practice.



This skills development workshop outlining and discussing innovative eLearning related initiatives, such as sLearning (social Learning apps) and mLearning (mobile Learning apps). It addresses many eLEOT 2015 topics such as best practices, mobile learning, student engagement and eLearning frameworks in line with EAI guidelines.
Participants are expected to participate actively, thus, should bring their own device (laptop, table, smartphone) to this workshop.



Matt Glowatz has been a college lecturer in School of Business at University College Dublin (UCD) since 1997 delivering both undergraduate and postgraduate modules covering Social Media Strategy, Strategic Information Systems Management, Project Management, Business Analytics Electronic Business and Digital Marketing.
His main research interests cover electronic learning (eLearning) and Social Media related themes.
Matt is the academic coordinator for international students and is a member of UCD's Centre for the Future of Learning. Matt was also invited to join the advisory board for the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) of Ireland being responsible for Social Media and eLearning.
In April 2013, the European Commission (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)) awarded Matt with a scholarship advising the University of Nizwa (Oman) on eLearning-related issues.
Matt received twice the Excellence in Teaching Awards in the Higher Diploma of Business Studies (IT) programme and won the Educational Contribution Award at the Irish Internet Association's Net Visionary Awards 2006 recognizing his significant contribution to the Irish Internet Industry through education.



We invite the submission of papers that provide inherent case studies, experimental results and progress reports.

Please follow paper submission guidelines and consider the following important dates:

  • 23 June: Paper submission deadline
  • 5 July: Acceptance Notification
  • 15 August: Camera-ready deadline