The next annual conference of ICEM will take place in September 5-7, 2018 in Tallinn University. Tallinn is a capital city of Estonia, a tiny EU member country on the coast of the Baltic Sea, close to Helsinki and St.Petersburg. Come to Tallinn and see how medieval old town lives in harmony with one of the world's most advanced digital societies and digitally innovative schools that are among the best in Europe according to OECD PISA study!
The full list of topics will be published soon in the Call for Proposals. An initial set of ICEM 2018 conference topics is:
digital innovation and change management in schools
whole-school policies and best practice in BYOD
e-textbooks and the next generation digital publishing services in educational domain
e-assessment and e-exams
digital competences of students and teachers
digital learning ecosystems
learning design and learning analytics
The annual conference of International Council of Educational Media (ICEM) is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the field of educational media and technology enhanced learning. ICEM is one of the oldest associations in the field, being established by European ministries of education and UNESCO in 1950. The ICEM 2018 conference will take place at Tallinn University on September 5-7, 2018. The conference programme will include presentations of research results and best practice, hands-on workshops, poster session, industry track and school visits.
Tallinn University is the youngest and most dynamic university in Estonia, focusing its research and study programmes in six domains: educational sciences, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, digital technology, fine arts and media, sports and health sciences. TLU is the third largest public university in Estonia with 9 000 students and more than 500 academic staff.
Centre for Educational Technology (led by Dr. Kairit Tammets) is a R&D unit within the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University. CET is the largest research goup in the domain of Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Baltic region, its staff consists of 25 researchers, incl. 5 researchers from abroad: Germany, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Ghana etc.
Industry track chair: Dr. Anita Stangl, CEO of MedienLB Gmbh
ICEM was founded in 1950 with the intent of promoting and developing educational media and its use in a variety of pedagogical fields. Since the very beginning ICEM has strived to advance both pedagogy and technology - from the 16mm films of ago to the digital and interactive content of today. Sixty years on and ICEM continues to fulfil its goals as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which is highly active and renowned in the field of educational media and technology. Its individual and institutional members constitute a unique combination of technology experts, both public and independent commercial media producers, scientists in the field of media pedagogy, school administrators, and even ministries.
Five types of contributions are invited:
Full papers: research reports, up to 15 pages
Short papers: best practice sharing, up to 5 pages
Workshops: 2 pages summary 45/90 min interactive activity
Posters: 2 pages
Demos: 2 pages
Check out the important dates
-ICEM 2018 will take place at Tallinn University. Tallinn University is situated in the city centre of Tallinn, Estonia. The conference will be held in Astra (Narva mnt 29), the newest of the TLU campus buildings (take a virtual tour of the campus here). The Astra building is just a 10-minute walk from the medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Baltic sea.
Tallinn Airport (Tallinna Lennujaam) is conveniently located at the edge of town. The city centre is only about 3 km away. A taxi ride from the Airport to the city centre (hotels or conference venue) should cost no more than 10 EUR. You should ask for the approximate price when entering the taxi and make sure the driver uses the taxi meter. It is also possible to take city bus no 2 (direction Reisisadam, bus stop #1, accessible from floor 0 of the airport) which will take you directly to the city centre (the stop is called Laikmaa). The cost is 2.00 EUR (cash only) for a single ride when bought from the driver.
Tallinn is well connected with Helsinki, Finland, via multiple ferries per day (travelling time roughly 2 hours) and with Stockholm, Sweden (departures every evening, traveling time 15 hours). All three Port of Tallinn passenger terminals (A, B, D - each serving different ferry companies) are close to Tallinn Old Town (a 10-20 minute walk) and Tallinn University. Terminal D can be reached on foot within 10 minutes from Tallinn University, other terminals are a 25-minute stroll away. More information can be found here. Bus no 2 departs from the A, B and D terminals to the city centre and airport (direction Mõigu) approximately every 30 minutes from 7AM until midnight. The price from the bus is 2.00 EUR. A taxi from the terminal to the city centre costs about 5-10 EUR.
International bus lines (Lux Express and Ecolines) offer bus connections between Tallinn and many European cities. International (and domestic) bus lines arrive at and depart from Tallinn Central Bus Station. From the bus station to the city centre you can take a tram no 2 (direction Kopli) or no 4 (direction Tondi). The stop at the city centre for both trams is called Hobujaama.