Workshops and Panel Discussions

The IICE has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice, Pedagogy, Arts, History, Open Learning, Distance Education, Math and Science Educution, ICT, Language Learning, Education (Early Year, Secondary, Post-Secondary and Higher), E-Learning, and identify emerging research topics.

The IICE-2019 encourages you to submit workshop proposals. Workshop duration is 90 minutes. All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. You can consider organising a workshop that is related to IICE-2019 topics.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. It offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one day workshops, but other schedules will also be considered.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionJanuary 15, 2019
Notification of Workshop AcceptanceJanuary 18, 2019

If you are interested in organising workshops for the IICE-2019, please email your proposal to the Your workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

The proposal must include:

1. The name of the workshop

2. Scope (not more than 200 words)

3. Objectives and Motivation (not more than 200 words)

4. The organiser(s) name(s)

5. The URL of the workshop web site (if available).


Accepted Workshops


Workshop 1: The work with texts in the multimodal perspective: a didactic sequence for the production of ebooks

Scope: The need for greater involvement between the technological and educational areas is increasingly evident. Today, the relationship education and technology is present in almost all studies that analyze the educational context. Grinspun (1999) points out that education and science and technology policies take center stage in policy decisions in terms of qualification of human resources, requiring new development standards. For Rojo (2011), the development of communication technologies with specific social practices of reading and writing requires the school to focus its work on this reality and start from it to teach. The society deals with texts more and more semiotics, which require students to write strategies and also that are in agreement with the multiplicity of languages that compose the text: “it occurs that, if there was and if there is such a change, technologies and texts contemporary, there must also be a change in the way school addresses the literacies required by these changes “(RED, 2011, p. 99). In this context, there are several possibilities for learning and, to a certain extent; they also refer to the research of Ainsworth (2006), which shows us how the interactivity provided by multimedia applications can aid in both teaching and learning.

Objective and Motivations: In order to form autonomous and critical students capable of interacting with a constantly changing digital society, the school must be connected to what happens beyond its physical space. In addition, it is necessary to articulate with the reality of students and the entire school community. Therefore, this workshop aims to encourage the integration of technologies in teaching and learning, assuming that the teacher should be an incentive for the student to be act as the main agent in this process. The main motivation is to support teachers, youth and others interested in making proposals that enable social transformation through learning-doing. During the workshop, we will carry out theoretical and practical activities related to multimodal texts, Multiliteracy, e-book production tools and their integrated application in the classroom.


Ana Maria de Carvalho Leite Villena, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lídia Maria Nazaré Alves, State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Amanda de Carvalho Leite Correa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Workshop 2: Interdisciplinary Trades Education in Support of Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Diversification: Conceptual Framework to Practice

Scope: The planned workshop aligns with conference priorities of importance to Post-Secondary Education with emphasis on Interdisciplinary Programming, Pedagogy and Andragogy, Educational Policy and Leadership, Partnership Development, and Educational Programming Aligned with Rural Labour Markets. The workshop will foster further discussion on the discourse of rural economic diversification and the role of academia, while considering the pedagogy and andragogy of interdisciplinary trades programming and the association of business and entrepreneurial competencies, with program advancement being supported by an interdisciplinary trades’ education framework.

Objectives and Motivation: The interactive workshop affords the opportunity to engage with colleagues and professionals to collectively consider:

  • Applicability and transferability of the Interdisciplinary Trades Education (ITE) Framework for diverse locales and its potential to stimulate an integrated approach to program advancement.
  • Role of academia and value of interdisciplinary programming in supporting economic diversification.
  • Best practices for Interdisciplinary Education in academia for the 21st Century.
  • Advancement of educational programming which empowers rural based competencies and rural social capital.
  • Opportunities and value of sectorial-based entrepreneurship and small business development.
  • Working definition of Interdisciplinarity beyond the scope of traditional business programming.
  • Opportunities for collaboration spanning community, industry, government and academia, while contemplating program implementation and sustainability.

Organiser: Cheryl O’Connell, North Island College, Canada