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| Published 25. 10. 2011. 10:59 | RSS

Full programme of the 13th CARNet Users Conference CUC 2011 published

Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet – has published the programme of the 13th CARNet Users Conference CUC 2011 entitled "All roads lead to the Internet", which will be held from 14th to 16th November 2011 in Rijeka on Trsat Campus. Current topics introduced by CUC this year are: ICT projects in the education, science and society, information and media literacy, ICT and pedagogy, Systrack, mobile learning and social aspects of the Internet.

We would like to remind everyone who has not yet registered for CUC 2011 to do it online using the form available on the conference web pages, because until 31st October 2011 the registration fee costs less and amounts to HRK 800.00, after which the full price of HRK 1,000.00 must be paid. Conference application deadline is 7th November 2011.

Entitled "All roads lead to the Internet", the programme will offer 4 invited lectures, 8 workshops, 32 papers, 26 presentations and a round table, which have been divided in six thematic units. This year, the Systrack unit brings 12 lectures and 4 workshops.

Continuing the tradition, CUC again offers its participants a chance to hear some of the most respectable local and foreign experts. Two international and two local experts will give lectures and thus enrich the programme of this year's CUC.

Professor Pero Lučin, Ph.D., the Rector of the University of Rijeka, will give a lecture on the subject of "New world of learning – Croatia 2020", in which he will address changes which, under the influence of fast technological developments, occur in the human brain and in the educational process, as well as in the entire society and educational systems. He will stress the need for flexibility which will enable us to cope with these changes. In his lecture "Learning in complex knowledge spaces", George Siemens, a researcher and the manager of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University, Canada, and the author of the connectivism theory, will talk about the development of social networks, as well as the changes of student and teacher roles, and new pedagogical ideas.

In his lecture "University of the Future", James Ptaszynski, Ph.D., senior director, World wide higher education strategy, Microsoft Corporation, will explain the need for better integration of technology into education as the way for educational institutions to become and remain competitive. In the invited lecture on the subject of "Smart education – the future is here", Ivan Maglić, regional director, Gartner Adriatic/Calisto agency, will refer to the results of Gartner's research on the application of technology in education, where special emphasis is given to encouraging innovation as one of the key factors of success for educational institutions. Management of external and own innovations is considered necessary for meeting expectations of students, as well as employees of educational institutions.

The Conference is traditionally accompanied by Webfestival - a competition of web content authors. The topic of this year's 12th Webfestival is the application of social software tools in education.

CUC 2011 is also accompanied by a competition entitled "Spruce up the web". The competition is intended for all primary and secondary schools in the Republic of Croatia which create and organise their own school web sites in the CARNet CMS system.

At CUC 2011 conference, as part of a special programme unit entitled SysTrack, special lectures, presentations and workshops for system engineers from CARNet member institutions will be organised.
Media sponsors of the 13th CARNet Users Conference are: EduCentar.net, Hrvatski radio – radio "Sljeme", Jutarnji list, MojPrviPosao.net, Netokracija, PC chip, Racunalo.com, Večernji list, VIDI and qLife.

All additional information about the Conference programme and registration are available at http://cuc.carnet.hr/2011/en