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Special Session
Special Session on
Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement
 - BLQE 2018

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

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


Ebba Ossiannilsson
The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE)
Brief Bio
Professor Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson is an independent researcher, expert, consultant, quality auditor and influencer in the fields of open online flexible and distance learning, including e-learning, blended learning, and technology-based learning (TEL) OER and MOOCs. Her focus is on quality, innovation, leadership and personal learning. She works mainly on a strategic and political level, both nationally and internationally, and with the major international organisations. She cooperates with the 's Joint Research Centre on Quality in Open Education. She is quality developer at the Swedish Institute of Standards (SIS), as well as for ISO. She is a member of Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Sweden. She works as an evaluator and expert for the European Commission. Ossiannilsson is a quality expert and reviewer for ICDE, EDEN, and the EADTU. She is in the Executive Committee both for ICDE and EDEN. Ossiannilsson is the chairman of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee. She is a member of ICDE Global Quality Network and responsible Advisory Board for the years Strategic Plan 2020-2022 ICDE. In EDEN it she is in the EDEN EC, and she represents EDEN in ISO, and she coordinates the EDEN SIG on Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) and Quality Enhancement. She has awarded scholarships to the EDEN Fellows, EDEN Council of Fellows, and Open Education Europa. She is both an ICDE OER Ambassador and Open Education Europa Ambassador. Ossiannilsson is Guest Researcher at several European Universities. She has over 200 publications. She is Guest Editor Education Science Topical Collection represented at MOOCs and sits on the editorial board of several Journals. She is often hired as a keynote speaker, and is currently working on two books in the fields of OOFAT.
She has been working in this field at the University of Lund since 2000. She obtained her doctorate in Oulu University Finland with a dissertation on benchmarking e-learning in higher education. Her publication list includes over 200 publications.

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Blended learning embraces personal quality learning. This widely recognized and personalizable method engages, facilitates, and supports learning. UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning emphasize this approach, as it makes learning more flexible and convenient. This will help students be part of a global digital society The blended learning model requires changes in the roles of teachers and learners. These changes are accompanied by shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.

Topics: Renewed focus on quality Role changes Implementation and next practice Shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Promotion of students be part of a global digital society.


Paper Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Peter Mazohl, University of Technology Vienna, Austria
James Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom

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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 The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) 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 - BLQE 2018
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