ICBL2020 14–16 October 2020, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

ICBL2020 14–16 October 2020, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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The ICBL is a bi-annual conference of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE).

ICBL 2020 is the 9th in a series of bi-annual events concerning the fundamentals; applications and experiences in the field of Blended Learning and related new technologies including:

  • General Topics in Interactive, Collaborative, and Blended Learning
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Education 4.0
  • Pedagogical and Psychological Issues
  • Real World Experiences

Another objective of the conference is to discuss guidelines and new concepts for engineering education in higher and vocational education institutions including emerging technologies in learning; MOOCs and Open Resources. ICBL2020 will offer an exciting technical program as well as networking opportunities.


The program for Wednesday October 14th includes tutorials presented by academics and industry. A social program is planned for Saturday 17th. This will enable ample opportunities to learn more about the ICBL community.

Other opportunities to participate

Posters / thematic workshops / tutorials / technical sessions; as well as interactive demon-strations and exhibitions; may also be proposed. Prospective organizers of other ICBL2020 events are encouraged to contact the conference chair.

Optional Virtual Conference Environment

Delegates who cannot attend the conference in person can participate in the conference through a virtual environment.

Topics of Interest (but not limited to)

  • General Topics in Interactive, Collaborative, and Blended Learning:
    • Collaborative learning environments
    • Adaptive and intuitive environments
    • Mobile learning environments and applications
    • Learning analytics
    • Ontologies and e-Learning
    • New learning models and applications
  • Technology Based Collaborative Learning
    • Immersive environments and Virtual Reality in Education
    • Cloud-Based systems
    • Mobile Learning (M-learning)
    • Integrating smart devices as collaborative learning tools
    • Virtual and online labs and virtual classrooms
    • Net-based learning
    • MOOCs and MOOLs.
  • Education 4.0:
    • Aligning Education 4.0 with Industry 4.0
    • Micro-credentials
    • digital credentials
    • AI-led teaching
    • AI, big data and IoT in education
    • Learning analytics
    • Competency-based education
    • Disruptive technologies and skill sets
    • Virtual assistants
    • Accessible learning
    • Remote learning
    • Lifelong learning
    • Personalized learning.
  • Innovation and Issues in Education:
    • Innovative research in pedagogy
    • Collaborative learning pedagogical approaches and methods
    • Advanced evaluation and assessment methods
    • Blended learning
    • E-mentoring and e-tutoring
    • Project-based learning
    • Problem-based learning
    • Integration of social networking and social computing in education
    • Critical success factors in distance and online learning
    • Novel interdisciplinary programs and approaches
    • Cognitive science and education
    • Psychology of learning
    • Psychological issues in education.
  • Real World Experiences:
    • E-learning success stories and case studies
    • Practical experiences in Blended Learning
    • Practices in Borderless Education

Important Dates

23 Apr 2020Submission of structured abstracts for full and short papers;
Submission of proposals for special sessions
30 Apr 2020Invitation to submit a full paper or short paper
31 May 2020Submission deadline for complete full and short papers and all other submis-sions (Special sessions papers; Work in progress; Demos; Poster; Tutorials; Workshops)
22 Jun 2020Notification of acceptance
20 Jul 2020Camera-ready due and author registration
14 Oct 2020Conference Opening


Steering Committee Chair
Michael E. Auer
Mail: info@icbl-conference.org
ICBL2020 Organizers
Phone: +1-905-525-9140 ext. 28634

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