Call for papers and contributions: D4PL – Designing for participatory learning workshop at OSS2009 conference

Dear all

We are organizing a workshop on "D4PL Designing for participatory learning – Building from open source success to develop free ways to share and learn" to be co-located with the OSS2009, 5th International Conference on Open Source Systems, June 6, 2009, Skövde, Sweden (

The Open Source world shows how volunteer collaboration can lead to great products and to great learning. We want to further explore at this workshop what happens using approaches from that community to break barriers between teachers and learners for today's Internet-savvy young people to design and co-construct sites for participatory learning.

The aim of this workshop is to explore the barriers for this type of learning in higher education settings. Content creation, knowledge exchange, community dynamics, and the impact on the boundary between formal and informal education are key subjects of this workshop!

The CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS is now open and we would like to ask you to express your intents to submit a paper / contribution until 15th of February 2009 by mail to

The workshop will allow for both, paper presentations and tutorials, panels or demonstrations within the three envisaged Knowledge Café sessions.

For more details please visit the website.

Organizing Committee
Andreas Meiszner
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University,UK
Ioannis Stamelos
Department of Informatics, Aristotle University Campus,GR
Sulayman K. Sowe
Collaborative Creativity Group, UNU-MERIT,NL

Program Committee
Greg Dekoenigsberg
Red Hat, Inc.,US
Rüdiger Glott
Imed Hammouda
Tampere University of Technology,FI
Alexey Khoroshilov
Institute for System Programming
Russian Academy of Sciences,RU
José L. Redrejo Rodríguez
Junta de Extremadura, ES

With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Com os melhores cumprimentos
Andreas Meiszner

Institute of Educational Technology

The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom