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1st International Workshop on Methods and Resources for Distance Learning (MRDL 2013)

Distance learning is an important application field that intensively uses information and communication technologies in education. MRDL workshop will bring together reports dealing with the problems of resource maintenance, pedagogic and didactic methods of use of distance learning technologies.

Fact Sheet

  • MRDL web site:
  • Paper submission URI:
  • Paper submission deadline: 30.03.2013 EXTENDED till 15.04.2013 - CLOSED
  • Submission types: research papers, position papers, case study reports, reports of experiments, evaluation reports
  • Duration: full day
  • Workshop Language(s): ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, UKRAINAN.

Topics of interest
MRDL 2013 invites papers on, but not strictly limited to, the following topics:

  • Virtual laboratories: Mathematical and informational models and educational tools for virtual labs, covering in particular the distance learning courses in physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines.
  • Design and development of electronic learning tools and resources: Design, development and use of electronic learning resources. Compatibility and integration of electronic resources in distance learning systems.
  • Computer-aided learning systems: Design, development and use of computer-aided learning systems.
  • Pedagogical innovations in distance learning: Experience in developing and implementation of new pedagogical methods of distance learning using ICT. Open distance courses and tutors training in author's course content.
  • Monitoring of learning quality: Methods and tools for the estimation of quality of knowledge in distance learning systems, testing, rating systems, feedback.
  • Quality of electronic learning resources: Standards for electronic resources for distance learning. Modeling of and experience in using quality management systems for electronic learning resources.
  • Information of teaching and educational institutions: Modeling and experience in the use of management systems in information processing and other management processes at educational institutions. Experience in the use of distance learning technologies in a traditional educational process.

Submission Types and Formatting Requirements
MRDL 2013 solicits research papers, discussion papers, case study reports. Formatting requirements and evaluation criteria are provided by the publication venue – Ukrainian scientific journal «Information Technologies in Education». Please refer to for more details.

The papers accepted for MRDL 2013 will be published in the Ukrainian journal «Information Technology in Education» (pedagogical sciences). Please refer to for more details.
The abstracts of all accepted papers will also be published in the Conference Abstract Volume with ISBN by the local Ukrainian publisher.

The best papers of MRDL 2013 (written in ENGLISH) may be selected by the ICTERI 2013 steering committee, based on their presentation at the workshop, and invited to be extended and revised for the post-proceedings of ICTERI 2013. The post-proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their CCIS series. CCIS volumes are abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus.

Important Dates

  • 30.03.2013 - EXTENDED till 15.04.2013 – paper submission deadline - CLOSED
  • 20.04.2013 – notification of acceptance / rejection - CLOSED
  • 20.05.2013 – submission of camera ready versions of accepted papers - CLOSED
  • 10.06.2013 – registration deadline
  • 19-22.06.2013 – conference days

Workshop Organizers
- Vladimir Kukharenko (kukharenkovn [at] gmail [dot] com), The National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute» (NTU «KhPI»), Ukraine.
- Yulia Zaporozhchenko (luckyjue [at] ukr [dot] net), Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine.
- Hennadiy Kravtsov (kgm [at] ksu [dot] ks [dot] ua), Kherson State University, Ukraine.

Program Committee
- Olga Gnedkova, Kherson State University, Ukraine
- Alexander Kolgatin, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine
- Evgen Kozlovskiy, Kherson State University, Ukraine
- Hennadiy Kravtsov, Kherson State University, Ukraine
- Vladislav Kruglik, Kherson State University, Ukraine
- Vladimir Kukharenko, The National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute» (NTU «KhPI»), Ukraine
- Maria Shishkina, Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
- Yulia Zaporozhchenko, Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
- Tatyana Zaytseva, Kherson State University, Ukraine