Workshop on Blended LEarning for SuStainable EDucation (BLESSED 2024)


Educational Technology Education Teaching & Teacher Education E-learning

co-located with XVI International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (IConMaSTEd 2024)

May 15, 2024, Kryvyi Rih – Ukraine

Proceedings: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, indexed by: Scopus

Post-proceedings: Educational Technology Quarterly, indexed by: DOAJ

BLESSED 2023 as is:

BLESSED is the first peer-reviewed workshop co-located with ICon-MaSTEd focusing on theory and practice of blended learning in education.

The workshop is dedicated to various issues of using blended learning in education, such as theoretical aspects (history, conceptual foundations, models and approaches), technical aspects (use of learning management systems, institutional learning with MOOCs, use of software tools for assessing learning achievements, organization of webinars/video conferences, use of mixed reality to create an immersive learning environment, use of simulators, virtual manipulators, and artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and staffing of the educational process, online platforms to support collaboration and interaction between students and teachers), pedagogical aspects (didactic principles, methods and techniques of blended learning, organization of independent work, efficiency and effectiveness of learning) and practical experience of using blended learning.

The program of BLESSED 2024 will include a contributed presentation of the accomplished work and work in progress. The workshop will be full day.

Important Dates

(23:59 Europe/Kyiv time)

12.12.2023 – paper submission deadline

04.04.2024 – acceptance notification

23.04.2024 – final submission deadline

01.05.2024 – registration deadline

15.05.2024 – workshop day


How much does it cost to join the workshop? You need to pay 75 GBP to register for the workshop (one payment per paper).

How can I get a free registration? If you have written a paper that is related to one of the topics of the workshop, you might be eligible for a free registration. The Academy of Cognitive and Natural Sciences gives 7 Best Paper Awards every year to the best papers from Ukraine on each topic. If you win one of these awards, you don’t have to pay the registration fee. This is a great opportunity to show your excellent research and save some money.

Topics of interest

BLESSED topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Theoretical aspects of blended learning;

– Technical aspects of blended learning;

– Pedagogical aspects of blended learning;

– Practical experience of using blended learning.

Submission Types and Requirements

BLESSED solicits (i) full research papers, (ii) discussion, survey, or problem analysis papers, (iii) short/research-in-progress papers. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this workshop.

Submission Guidelines

The only language of BLESSED submissions is English. Due to promoting scientific communication, BLESSED live talks can be in any language (but we prefer English).

All submissions must comply with the paper formatting guideline ( You should use Workshop LaTeX2e class file ( for the BLESSED submissions.

Submissions must be made in .pdf via the Morressier Submission System:

Please submit your paper to the Blended LEarning for SuStainable EDucation (BLESSED @ICon-MaSTEd 2024) Track.

Evaluation of Workshop Papers

Every submission will be evaluated by at least three members of the BLESSED Program Committee. Based on evaluation results, the best papers will be accepted for their presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings.

Publication of BLESSED 2024

Accepted papers will be submitted to the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Online ISSN: 1742-6596 / publisher: IOP Publishing) in three months after the workshop.


Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of their authors, who commit to register and attend the workshop. Workshop organizers will withdraw the paper from the publication if the author(s) do not attend the workshop.

Statement on Venue

During the war in Ukraine, the Main Conference and Satellite Workshops will be in hybrid mode (both in-person and online).