- Bringing together researchers, policy makers, educational management, teachers and other educational practitioners to consider and explore the theme of the conference;
- Enabling research, policy and practice findings to be shared and discussed;
- Drawing together a variety of contributions to meet the needs of the different audiences;
- Producing publications that provide contemporary perspectives from which to develop further;
- Stimulating discussion and thinking in this field.
The intention of the SaITE 2016 conference is to support and inspire researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Participants will be able to share and discuss issues, challenges and potential future developments that are being considered by others.
General theme: Stakeholders and information technology in education
Attendees: IFIP TC3 working groups (WGs) comprise key researchers, policy makers, teachers, educational management and other educational practitioners from many different countries worldwide. The working groups welcome contributions to the their areas of interest and to the conference theme.
Conference official language: The conference official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Host institution: University of Minho
Venue: University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Since its creation in 1973, the University of Minho has been at the centre of an innovative project addressing the different facets of university intervention: education, research, organizational and social intervention. UMinho has around 19,000 students enrolled in study programs that cover most academic areas.
The University campuses, together with its other main physical infrastructures, are situated in Braga and Guimarães. These cities, anchored by a very rich historic inheritance involving the peninsular people and the founding of the Portuguese nation, knew how to defy the challenges posed by modernity and knowledge. Braga and Guimarães are, therefore, reference points for the Minho identity that the University proudly embraces and from which it presents itself to the world as a place of multiculturalism and multilinguism.
The great project of knowledge that constitutes the University of Minho is daily built on this foundation. This is a perpetually unfinished venture which all the academy is invited to join, including former students and all those who regard themselves as agents of knowledge and of a development model based on ethics and creativity.
Guimarães is a historical city that played a leading role in the foundation of Portugal in the 12th century. Its historical centre has been recognized by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage. Its streets and monuments bring history back to life and captivate its visitors.
The municipality of Guimarães (the city and its surroundings) has a population of around 160,000 inhabitants. It is located in the District of Braga, in the northwest region of Portugal.