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These Proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 16th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2017, hosted this year by the Porto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP), Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal on 26-27 October 2017. The Conference Co-Chairs are Dr Anabela Mesquita and Dr Paula Peres, both from ISCAP.
The conference will be opened with a keynote address by Dr. Rita Cadima, Vice-President and Director of the Distance Learning Unit at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal on the topic Online learning: enhancing teachers and students skills in higher education. On the second day the keynote will be delivered by Dr. Neuza Pedro, Coordinator of E-learning Lab of the University of Lisbon on the topic of E-learning in Higher Education: analyzing organizational strategy and teachers professional development.
ECEL is a well-established platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual advances in many different branches of e-Learning. At the same time, it provides an important opportunity for members of the e-Learning community to come together with peers, share knowledge and exchange ideas.
With an initial submission of 170 abstracts, after the double blind, peer review process there are 66 academic papers, 4 PhD Papers, and 3 Work in Progress papers in these Conference Proceedings. These papers reflect the truly global nature of research in the area with contributions from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, UK and USA.
A selection of papers – those agreed by a panel of reviewers and the editors- will be considered for development and publication in the EJEL (Electronic Journal of e-Learning www.ejel.org ).