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The Future of E: Advanced Educational Technologies for a Future e-Europe

The NETTIES 2006 International Conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on research, development, and applications on all topics related to information and communication technologies, with specific reference to telematics, multimedia, telecommunications, distance education and their applications in the everyday life/society.

The NETTIES 2006 International Conference aims to address some of the main issues concerning evolving educational technologies and processes of the new Europe digital age.

There have been huge advances in both technology and education that have affected the knowledge society in the European arena. The convergence of these two disciplines has never been faster and this marriage has affected all sectors of education and the economy. Paradigms such as eLearning, mLearning, just-in-time learning, lifelong learning, multicultural learning, student-centered learning, collaborative approaches have emerged, and are being supported by technologies such as new communication tools, virtual reality and advanced networking. This new and rapid development has created both opportunities and areas of serious concern. The conference aims to address some of the technological, social, economical, policy making aspects of this development.

NETTIES Conference themes will support the ideas of the Lisbon agenda for the EU to become the world's most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010. The conference is organized in Timisoara, Romania just a year before EU accession, as an effort to examine the themes from the special perspective of a further enlarged European Union.

NETTIES is organized with the support of the EU Socrates Erasmus IMM project which aims at the introduction of the educational programme International Master in Multimedia.

The main conference themes are already identified. However innovative contributions that do not fit into these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly related to the overall theme of the conference.

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