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Call for Papers: 2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013)

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Call for Papers: 2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013)

Call for Papers

2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013)

4th and 5th of October, 2013

Sousse, Tunisia

The Moodle Research Conference (MRC) is a unique annual event dedicated to research and development (R&D) in learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The MRC is an opportunity for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners who use Moodle and perform research and development to share experiences and exchange research achievements and innovative developments.

We invite scientists and practitioners to submit full papers or posters that critically report on quantitative and qualitative research concerning learning and teaching with Moodle.

After a systematic double-blind review process, papers and posters will be presented covering:

  • experimental research,
  • case studies,
  • surveys and analyses,
  • reports and
  • position papers.


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments. The following are possible topics involving Moodle.

  • Experimental research involving methods and tools
  • Case studies on the effectiveness of teaching methods
  • Innovative plugins
  • Mobile learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Collaborative learning
  • Communities of practice
  • Interoperability with Moodle
  • Accessibility
  • Personalisation and adaptivity
  • Massive Open Online Courses

Paper submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit:

  • research papers up to 8 pages (including figures and references) or
  • posters up to 1000 words in length.

Submissions will be made using the EasyChair conference management system. All submissions will undergo double-blind peer review involving at least two program committee members.

Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN in an open access, online-only version.

For more information about formatting and submitting papers see the conference website.

Important Dates

17 June 2013: Submission of manuscripts

22 July 2013: Notification of acceptance

26 August 2013: Submission of final copy of accepted papers

26 August 2013: Early-bird registration deadline

4-5 October 2013: MRC2013 Conference

Conference Chairs

Symeon Retalis, Associate Professor, University of Piraeus (Senior Chair)

Michael de Raadt, Moodle HQ (Incoming Chair)

Zoubeir Tourki, Director of Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sousse, Tunisie (Local Chair)

Program Committee (to be confirmed)

Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Nikos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Gerassimos Barlas, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Daniel Burgos, International University of La Rioja, Spain
Brock Craft, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, UK
Athanasios Daradoumis, University of Aegean, Greece
Michael Derntl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Mark Glynn, Dublin City University
Peter Goodyear, University of Sydney, Australia
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, UK
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, University of Valladolid, Spain
Carolyne Jacobs, University of Portsmouth
Stamos Karamouzis, Regis University, USA
Theodoros Kargidis, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Heide K. Lukosch, Technical University Delft, Holland
Liz Masterman, Oxford University Computing Services, UK
Alejandra Martinez Mones, University of Valladolid, Spain
Yishay Mor, Open University, UK
Konstantinos Mourlas, University of Athens, Greece
Andreas Papasalouros, University of Aegean, Greece
Francesca Pozzi, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy
Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Patti Schank, SRI Center for Technology in Learning, USA
Peter Sloep, Open Universiteit Nederland, Holland
Chih-Hsiung Tu, Northern Arizona University, USA
Charalambos Vrassidas, CARDET, Cyprus
Steven Warburton, University of London, UK


The MRC2013 will be organised by Moodle Partner MediaTouch 2000 srl with the support of Moodle HQ and the CoSyLlab research group from the University of Piraeus. Local support will also be supplied by European Learning Centre, a consortium composed by ATI Egineering, MediaTouch 2000 srl and Star-t srl


The conference will take place in Sousse, Tunisia, a very interesting tourist city that is visited by more than 1 200 000 people annually. Sousse is one of the oldest cities in Tunisia with an authentic Medina, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sousse is very close to Monastir, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Northern Africa.

The MRC will be held at the Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa, located in downtown Sousse, by the sea.

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For more information about the venue, see the conference website.

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