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Online World Conference on Blended Learning (2021)

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Andrés Chiappe Laverde, Faculty of Education, Universidad de La Sabana.

Keynote Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Blended Learning in Current Educational Environments

Date: May 6 (time TBA)

Language: Spanish

Dr. Eman. M. AL. Rowaythi, Associate professor, Science Education at Imam Muhammed Bin Saud Islamic University

Keynote Title: The Role of Blended Learning in the Development of Creative Skills

Date: May 6 (time TBA)

Language: Arabic

Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos, Director of Advanced Educational Technologies and Mobile Applications (AETMA) Lab, Department of Computing Science, International Hellenic University

Keynote Title: Educational Challenges for Learners in COVID Era

Date: May 7 (time TBA)

Language: English

Dr. Aga Palalas, Associate Professor, Athabasca University, Canada

Keynote Title: Digital Wellness in Blended Learning: From Theory to Practice

Date: May 7 (time TBA)

Language: English

Call for Presentations

6th World Conference on Blended Learning (WCBL 2021)

May 6 & 7, 2021 

~~ Online ~~

Blended Learning in the New Normal: The Future of Education and Training 

Organized by the International Association for Blended Learning (IABL)

The International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) is proud to organize its 6th World Conference on Blended Learning (WCBL 2021). For the first time, IABL is hosting a multilingual virtual conference (English, Arabic and Spanish). IABL cordially invites researchers, trainers, teachers, professors, administrators, and technology experts to present the latest blended learning solutions, as well as discuss and exchange recent findings and new ideas based on the ongoing research, practice, and experience. We invite contributions from around the globe, from all industries and all educational sectors.

We are accepting submissions of high-quality full and short research papers (Research Track) that have not been previously published and are not under review for any other conference or journal. There is also an option to submit abstracts only - for practitioner presentations (Application/Industry Track). Submissions will be reviewed by at least two Program Committee members on the basis of the originality of the work, the validity of the results, chosen methodology and strategies, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of blended learning. WCBL 2021 is a virtual conference and accepts live and pre-recorded presentations.

Best papers and presentations will be awarded!

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is Blended Learning in the New Normal: The Future of Education and Training

The sub-themes are:

  • Blended Learning Technologies and Tools in Learning and Training
  • Blended Learning in Primary, Secondary, High Schools, and Higher Education
  • Government and Corporate Training

Topics of interest can be based on any of the following:

  • Blended learning in research and practice
  • Design, pedagogy, and future of blended learning
  • Technology in blended learning
  • Blended approach to corporate training and non-profit associations
  • Blended learning in language acquisition and special education
  • Blended learning in inclusive learning environments
  • Blended learning in K-12, higher education and teacher professional development
  • Blended learning for refugee and immigrant populations
  • Blending learning during COVID-19 and post-COVID settings
  • Digital wellness in blended learning

Conference Tracks

Research Track

We are inviting submissions of high-quality original research to the Research Track of WCBL 2021. We are looking for novel and significant research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of blended learning. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant research on blended learning, and are expected to provide some principled means of evaluation. Specifically, all papers should include evaluations of the described approaches.

Application/Industry Track

The Application/Industry Track of WCBL 2021 is a forum for high-quality presentations on innovative applications and technological solutions enabling successful practice of blended learning in this sector. These include, but are not limited to, technology for blended learning; the application of the blended learning approach across various levels of education from K-12 to university; and the application of blended approaches in corporate training.

Submission Information

Submissions may be made in the following presentation categories:

  • Long paper (3500-5000 words)
  • Short paper (2000-3000 words)
  • Panel (abstract of 500 words)
  • Posters (abstract of 400-500 words)
  • Practitioners presentation/Industry showcases (abstract of 400-500 words)
  • Please submit anonymized versions
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wcbl2021

Presentations for this virtual conference will be delivered live but pre-recorded presentations will also be accepted.

Each live presentation will:

  1. Be conducted via Zoom
  2. Include a presentation file (e.g., PowerPoint slides, video, etc.)

Each pre-recorded virtual presentation should include:

  1. Pre-recorded video presentation
  2. Presentation file (e.g., PowerPoint slides)

All sessions are moderated by a session chair to ensure optimal interaction between the virtual presenter and the audience.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 28 February 2021 (extended)

Accept/Reject notification: 20 March 2021

Camera-ready submission of all papers/abstracts: 15 April 2021

Conference: 6 - 7 May 2021

Important Files

We hope to see you at IABL’s virtual conference!

With regards,

The WCBL 2021 Organizing Committee



Twitter: @IABLblend

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EasyChair Paper Submissions System

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Important Dates

Submission deadline: 28 February 2021 (extended)

Accept/Reject notification: 20 March 2021

Camera-ready submission of all papers/abstracts: 15 April 2021

Conference: 6 - 7 May 2021

Registration Costs

Presenters: Free (automatically registered upon accepted presentation)

Registration: 25€

IABL Members: Free (terms and conditions apply)

Registration Details & Procedures TBA

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