Call for Papers

2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC2013)

4th and 5th of October, 2013

Sousse, Tunisia

The Moodle Research Conference (MRC) is a unique annual event dedicated to research and development (R&D) in learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The MRC is an opportunity for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners who use Moodle and perform research and development to share experiences and exchange research achievements and innovative developments.

We invite scientists and practitioners to submit full papers or posters that critically report on quantitative and qualitative research concerning learning and teaching with Moodle.

After a systematic double-blind review process, papers and posters will be presented covering:

  • experimental research,
  • case studies,
  • surveys and analyses,
  • reports and
  • position papers.


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments. The following are possible topics involving Moodle.

  • Experimental research involving methods and tools
  • Case studies on the effectiveness of teaching methods
  • Innovative plugins
  • Mobile learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Collaborative learning
  • Communities of practice
  • Interoperability with Moodle
  • Accessibility
  • Personalisation and adaptivity
  • Massive Open Online Courses

Paper submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit:

  • research papers up to 8 pages (including figures and references) or
  • posters up to 1000 words in length.

Submissions will be made using the EasyChair conference management system. All submissions will undergo double-blind peer review involving at least two program committee members.

Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN in an open access, online-only version.

For more information about formatting and submitting papers see the conference website.

Important Dates

1 July 2013: Submission of manuscripts (deadline extended)

5 August 2013: Notification of acceptance (extended)

26 August 2013: Submission of final copy of accepted papers

2 September 2013: Early-bird registration deadline (extended)

4-5 October 2013: MRC2013 Conference

6 October 2013: MRC Workshops

Conference Chairs

Symeon Retalis, Associate Professor, University of Piraeus (Senior Chair)

Michael de Raadt, Moodle HQ (Incoming Chair)

Zoubeir Tourki, Director of Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Sousse, Tunisie (Local Chair)

Program Committee

Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Nikos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Lillian Buus, Aalborg University, Denmark
Paul Daniels, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Martin Dougiamas, Moodle, Australia
Mark Glynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rajesh Gupta, Adelphi University, USA
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, UK
Gavin Henrick, Learning, Technology Services Limited, Ireland
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, University of Valladolid, Spain
Clive Holtham, City University, UK
Carolyne Jacobs, University of Portsmouth, UK
Stamos Karamouzis, Regis University, USA
Toshihiro Kita, Kumamoto, University, Japan
George Magoulas, Birkbeck College, UK
Alejandra Martínez, University of Valladolid, Spain
Liz Masterman, Oxford University, UK
Luca Mazzola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas Papasalouros, University of Aegean, Greece
Francesca Pozzi, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy
Yannis Psaromiligkos, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jonathan P. San Diego, King’s College London, UK
Peter Sloep, Open Universiteit Nederland, Holland
Nadja Soldatic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Demosthenes Stamatis, ATEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Chih-Hsiung Tu, Northern Arizona University, USA
Charalambos Vrassidas, CARDET, Cyprus
John Whitmer, California State University, USA


The MRC2013 will be organised by Moodle Partner MediaTouch 2000 srl with the support of Moodle HQ and the CoSyLlab research group from the University of Piraeus. Local support will also be supplied by European Learning Centre, a consortium composed by ATI Egineering, MediaTouch 2000 srl and Star-t srl, in Collaboration with Ecole Nationale d''Ingénieurs de Sousse.


The conference will take place in Sousse, Tunisia, a very interesting tourist city that is visited by more than 1 200 000 people annually. Sousse is one of the oldest cities in Tunisia with an authentic Medina, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sousse is very close to Monastir, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Northern Africa.

The MRC will be held at the Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa, located in downtown Sousse, by the sea.

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For more information about the venue, see the conference website.

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