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Special Session
Special Session on
Fostering Open Leadership in School Culture
 - FOLSC 2018

15 - 17 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2018


Zehra Altinay
Near East University

Brief Bio
Zehra Altinay is Chair of Societal Research and Development Center, Center of Excellence at Near East University. She is working at Faculty of Education as head of computer education and instructional technology department. She completed a master degree in the field of Educational Technology, Distance Education in Educational Sciences. Further to this, she completed PhD degree in Educational Administration and Management at Near East University. Then, she completed another doctorate programme in the field of Educational Technology at Middlesex University. She is working as Prof Dr. at Education Faculty. She is teaching doctorate, graduate and undergraduate degree courses. Zehra Altinay is the member of academic journals and she has national and international books, publications and research projects.


Open leadership is the crucial pattern of catching the developments of digital education. Nowadays, shift from traditional learning to digital learning requires considering digital competence of teachers, headmasters, learners and the families as well in order to provide inclusion, participative management within school culture. Within a frame of open leadership, developing digital competence, internalizing digital leadership and using communication information technologies for sharing and learning need to be highlighted.


Authors are welcome to submit papers, discuss theory or research issues, demonstrate tools:
  • Digital Competence of Learners
  • Participative management and use of technology in managerial practices of schools
  • Diffusion of open leadership in school culture
  • Open leadership as tolerance and conflict resolution
  • Digital leadership in learning and management


Paper Submission: January 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Umut Akcil, Education Faculty, Near East University, Cyprus
Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Nesrin Menemenci, Near East University, Cyprus
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Ramesh Chander Sharma, Instructional Design, Ambedkar University Delhi, India

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CSEDU Special Sessions - FOLSC 2018