SMART 2013

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Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching
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Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.

Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments
Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.
This includes providing support for learners to: set their own learning goals

manage their learning, both content and process
communicate with others in the process of learning

Technically, the PLE represents the integration of a number of "Web 2.0" technologies like blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, etc. - around the independent learner.


Full registration: 300.00 EUR
Conference fulll registration fee includes all the following:

3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
3 lunches and the gala dinner;
SMART 2013 printed conference proceedings;
attending all conference sessions and round-tables;
all coffee breaks (include hot and cold beverages);
trip in Neamt county (visit to monasteries, Sturdza Castle, and Bicaz Canyon).

Regular registration: 250.00 EUR
Conference regular registration fee includes all the following:

3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
2 lunches and the gala dinner;
SMART 2013 printed conference proceedings;
attending all conference sessions and round-tables;
all coffee breaks (include hot and cold beverages);

Accompanying person registration: 50.00 EUR
The accompanying person should sent an e-mail to mentioning the full registrant person he/she accompanies.
Conference registration fee includes all the following:

3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
social activities (games, visits, shoping);
gala dinner.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Academic applications for podcasting
Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist,, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
Analytics for social media
Budgeting for social media in academic organizations
Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
Communication, both internal and external.
Diagramming and visual collaboration in educational institutions
Document Managing and Editing Tools:,, Google Docs, Syncplicity
Executive and employee social media education and training.
How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
Livecasting for education
Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
Personal Learning Environments
Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
Research in Social Media: journals, books, conferences, events
Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
Social media tools for schools and universities
Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, Wordpress)
The advertising of universities using social media
Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
Using microblogging (Google Buzz,, Twitter) for communicating academic events
Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes

Keynote speakers
Professor Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University

Presentation: Academic Education in Era of Digital Culture
Ilya Levin received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1987, when being the Head of the Computer Science Department in the Leningrad Institute of New Technologies (in the former USSR). Between 1993 and 1997, Ilya Levin was the Head of the Computer Systems Department in Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. In 1997, he worked as a Research fellow in the Computer Science Department of University of Massachusetts, USA. During four years between 2003-2006, Ilya Levin was an Associate Professor of the School of Engineering in the Bar Ilan University, Israel. Presently, Prof. Ilya Levin is a Head of Department of Math, Science and Technology Education of the Tel Aviv University. His recent research interests include: Computer Design, Human Concepts Learning, Social Media, Culturology of Information Society. Ilya Levin is the author of about 150 research papers both in Computer Engineering and in Education.
Professor Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Presentation: TBA
Gabriela Grosseck is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. She has particular expertise in ICT in education (teaching, learning and researching), a solid experience in students�/teachers� training both f2f and online environments. For almost a decade she was an editor-in-chief of Romanian Journal of Social Informatics. An author of many articles in the field of e-learning 2.0, a speaker at different international events, workshop organizer and member of editorial committees (journals and conferences), her research interests cover main aspects of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in higher education, collaborative aspects and proper use of social media (by teachers, students, researchers, policy makers and other educational actors). Her papers are highly cited by researchers in social media and ICT education.
Dr Charlotte HollandDublin City University, Ireland

Presentation: TBA
Dr Charlotte Holland is a lecturer in Technology in Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Creative Instructional Design in the School of Education Studies. She is Chair of Undergraduate Studies and was Chair of the full-time BSc in Education and Training from 2007-2011. She held the position of Research Convenor for the School of Education Studies from 2007-2010. She is currently Chair of the Institute of Educational Research in Ireland. Research Interests: Education for Sustainable Development, Online Sustainable Learning Communities, Values-based Learning, Information and Communication technologies (ICT) in Education, Instructional Design, Web development, E-learning, Instructional Technology, Curriculum development, Science and Citizenship, Meta-cognition.