PLE Conference 2012

Call for Papers for the PLE Conference 2012 is online! Just follow this link:

The conference organisers welcome 1200 word extended abstracts for full papers or 700 words for short papers, posters and doctoral consortium panel participation (please check important dates). Submissions for other types of presentation, such as Pecha Kucha, workshops, symposia, demonstrations and installations are also encouraged (please be patient and wait for a separate call on that).

> For more on the Conference and Call for Papers you can also visit the Pontydysgu website.

This year the PLE Conference will be held simultaneously in Aveiro, Portugal (Universidade de Aveiro) and Melbourne, Australia (Deakin University)! Bringing together PLE communites from two different parts of the world is really exciting! As we are brainsorming for come creative solutions – your ideas on how to enhance interaction are very welcome!

The conference will take place from July 11th to 13th 2012 – so mark your calendar!

We are also currently working on two special editions for the DER and IJVPLE journal. As the reviewing process is already under way, selected submissions from the PLE Conference 2011 will be published in one of both journals soon.As we will keep on working on the programme in the next weeks, it’s best to keep in touch via Twitter –  hashtag #PLEConf – and to visit the official website – – for updates.

For publication of selected papers from the PLE Conference 2010 check the special edition of Digital Education Review on Personal Learning Environments.

Let’s keep the ball rolling!


Mediacast Contest

The PLE Conference 2011 has received many high-quality submissions for full and short papers. We had a pretty smooth review proccess this year. With call for papers being closed now, there are still a few other calls for contributions open. Posters, demos and pecha kucha sessions can be submitted by June 11th.

The Mediacast Contest is running with submissions due by June 30th 2011.
Here is Videocast on Vimeo annoucing the Mediacast Contest. Have a look!

Looking forward to your submissions on behalf of the organising commitee,
Ilona Buchem

For further information please have a look at our official website:
You can also contact the conference chairs on
And the programme chairs on