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AMICAL's Annual Meeting & Conference for 2014 took place at The American College of Greece in Athens, 14-17 May 2014.


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Program Theme

The 2014 Conference program carries the theme of Student engagement and learning spaces, and we'll be exploring this from the perspectives of AMICAL's main participants: librarians, technologists, and faculty.

Specific topics for the program will be defined over the coming months, but some of the sub-themes we are hoping in particular to engage with include:

  • learning spaces – in particular, how student engagement can be cultivated through better use/design of the following in educational contexts:
    • physical spaces
    • online/virtual spaces
    • bridging of physical and online spaces – as well as new ways, enabled by technology, to think about physical space
    • cognitive spaces – spaces allowing different kinds of intellectual and emotional engagement (gaming, problem-based learning, authentic assessment, etc.)
  • value of gaming, in particular, for engagement and effective learning
  • digital & new media literacies and their relation to student engagement