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Call for papers

The second International Workshop on Higher Education Learning Methodologies and Technologies Online aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in Higher Distance Education Institutions or studying Online Learning Methodologies to present and share their research in a multidisciplinary context. The workshop is focused on all the relevant topics for online higher education and provides a forum for the discussion of new research directions and applications in these fields, where different disciplines could effectively meet.

The location of the workshop is the University of Bari Aldo Moro.

HELMeTO 2020 is sponsored by SIREM (Società Italiana di Ricerca sull'Educazione Mediale) and SIRD (Società Italiana di Ricerca Didattica). 


The workshop will include parallel sessions organized in two main tracks:

  • Online pedagogy and learning methodologies;

  • Learning technologies, data analytics and educational big data mining as well as their applications.


Additionally, a special track in "Facing COVID19 Emergency in Higher Education Teaching and Learning"


The workshop covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Pedagogical framework studies

  • Learning models

  • Learning outcomes

  • On-line learning communities

  • Blended Learning

  • Online peer assessment

  • Social learning

  • Evaluation for online education

  • Assessment Methods in online and Blended Learning Environments

  • Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions

  • Computer-Aided Assessment

  • Community Building

  • Context Dependent Learning

  • Course Design and E-Learning Curricula

  • Digital Libraries for E-Learning

  • Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context

  • E-Learning Platforms, Portals

  • E-Testing and new Test Theories

  • Distance Education

  • Immersive Learning

  • Learning Organization

  • Mobile Learning (M-learning)

  • Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring

  • Supervising and Managing Student Projects

  • Teacher Evaluation

  • Security Aspects

  • Standards and Interoperability

  • Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards

  • Theoretical Bases of E-Learning Environments

  • Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs

  • Educational Big Data Mining

  • Learning Analytics

  • Prediction of the students’ performance

  • Design of proper retain strategies exploiting learning analytics and educational Big Data


A Scientific Commission will award one contribution relating to the pedagogical-methodological area and one for the technological area. The "Prize" is reserved for extended abstracts accepted at the HELMeTO 2020 conference. All accepted contributions are automatically candidates for the prize.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to


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