Conference Topics

From both research and innovative practice perspectives the following topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Technological underpinning

  • Large-scale sharing and interoperability
  • Personalization, user modelling and adaptation
  • Learning analytics
  • Context-aware systems
  • Recommender systems for TEL
  • Adapted learning flow, content and monitoring process
  • Serious games and 3D virtual worlds
  • Augmented reality
  • Social computing and social media
  • Semantic Web
  • Natural language processing and latent semantic analysis
  • Mobile technologies (tablets & smartphones)
  • Network infrastructures and architectures for TEL
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Roomware, ambient displays and wearable devices
  • Cloud Computing in TEL
  • eLearning specifications and standards
  • Interoperability of devices, tools and architectures

Pedagogical underpinning

  • Problem- and project-based learning / Inquiry based learning
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Collaborative knowledge building
  • Game-based and simulation-based learning
  • Story-telling and reflection-based learning
  • Learning design and design approaches
  • Communities of learners and communities of practice
  • Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning
  • Learner motivation and engagement
  • Evaluation methods for TEL

Individual, social & organizational learning processes

  • Cognitive mechanisms in knowledge acquisition and construction
  • Self-regulated and self-directed learning
  • Reflective learning
  • Social processes in teams and communities
  • Learning group formation
  • Social awareness
  • Trust and reputation in TEL
  • Knowledge management and organizational learning

Learning communities and contexts

  • Schools and universitues of the future
  • Applications of TEL in various domains
  • Formal education: initial (K-12, higher education), post-initial (continuing education)
  • Workplace learning
  • Global learning communities
  • Lifelong learning
  • Vocational training
  • Informal learning
  • Non-formal learning
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Seamless learning

Open Learning Arrangements 

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Learning Networks
  • Teacher Networks
  • Bring your own Device (BYOD)
  • Orchestration of learning activities
  • Learning ecologies, learning ecosystems, fitness and evolvability of learning environments
  • Business models for TEL

TEL in developing countries and for users with special needs

  • ICT Inclusion for learning
  • Digital divide and learning
  • Generation divide and learning
  • Education policies
  • Promoting learning and employability within disadvantaged groups and communities
  • Rural learning
  • Accessible learning for all
  • Visual, hearing and physical impairments
  • Psycho-pedagogic support for users
  • Standards about accessibility and learning
EC-TEL 2015

Supporting Organisations

Jožef Stefan InstituteUniversity of LeicesterTechnische Universität DarmstadtUmeå UniversityUniversité Jean Moulin Lyon 3Universität PotsdamInstitut Mines-TélécomAtosIBL Studios

Diamond sponsor:

Mc Graw Hill Education

Silver sponsors:

Innovative Methods for Award procedures ICT Learning Europe (IMAILE)IMC

Supporters:

European Association On Technology Enhanced LearningOpen Education EuropaSpringer - Lecture Notes in Computer ScienceeMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of MadridUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid