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MIT LINC 2013 June 16 – 19, 2013, MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts USA

Expanded Internet access, Open Educational Resources (OER), MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) – all are changing access to quality education worldwide. Price is plummeting and quality is increasing. These and related innovations in technology-enabled education (TEE) are finally bringing into view the possibility of realizing LINC’s credo:

“With today’s computer and telecommunications technologies,
every young person can have a quality education regardless of
his or her place of birth or wealth of parents.”

But can we get there? What are the chief impediments? What are the key success stories?

MIT LINC 2013 seeks to disseminate best practice experiences in TEE in developing nations. Especially at the university level, speakers at LINC 2013 will share what works and what has not worked when leveraging TEE. They will share their views on the key remaining impediments, not all technological but many institutional. The conference will build on and extend a community of scholars and practitioners who have been sharing TEE innovations at LINC conferences since 2003.

Important Dates:
Call for papers opens: November 1, 2012
Paper submission deadline: March 17, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2013 (Reviewers may suggest modifications)
Versions incorporating reviewers’ modifications: April 28, 2013

Scope of the conference:
The focus of LINC 2013 is on new and innovative applications of technology-enabled education (TEE) in universities around the world, especially in emerging countries. We solicit the submission of papers that address novel and challenging ideas and/or report on real applications with concrete results. In particular, this year we are looking for submissions that address and examine the widely expanding global reach of TEE and the implications of that expansion on teachers and learners throughout the world. Download Author Guidelines here in Word or PDF format.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Innovations in educational technology to bring education to all
  • New media for instruction
  • New pedagogical models facilitated by technology
  • The impact of MOOCS on universities worldwide
  • Impediments to bringing education to all
  • The impact of technology in lowering the cost of education
  • Educational technology and K-12 education
  • Educational technology and lifelong learning

Please send paper submissions for MIT LINC 2013 to:

There are a limited number of partial travel scholarships available.To learn how to apply for these scholarships, download the document Application for a Partial Travel Scholarship. (download in Word and PDF formats)

For questions contact:

Learning International Networks Consortium, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E40-233, Cambridge, MA 02039, +1.617.324.4934,