Workshops and Tutorials

Nine workshops will take place in conjunction with EC-TEL 2015. The provisional workshop program is the following:

Overview

Tuesday, 15 September 

Friday, 18 September 

Workshop Summary

Tuesday, 15 September

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2015)

Website:

http://teleurope.eu/artel15

Organizers:

  • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Viktoria Pammer, Knowledge Technologies Institute, TU Graz, Austria
  • Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
  • Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdon

Abstract:

Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing Technology-Enhanced Learning (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science and others). The ARTEL workshop series brings together researchers and professionals from different backgrounds to provide a forum for discussing the multi-faceted area of awareness and reflection. 2015 will be the 5th workshop in the series. In 2015 it be accompanied by a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL (http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965) published in IJTEL, for which ARTEL authors and others are invited to submit.

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the topic has gained maturity and questions addresses are converging towards the usage of awareness and reflection in practice, its implementation in modern organisations, its impact on learners and questions of feasibility and sustainability for awareness and reflection in education and work. To reflect the growing maturity of research in ARTEL over the years this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the application of awareness and reflection in practice (and awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning in general):

The motto of the workshop this year is:”Awareness and Reflection in Practice: How can awareness and reflection technology become common in work practice and how does it change work practices?“

The workshop will last a full day, including a paper session, a demo and prototype slam as well as an interactive session. The workshop aims at

  • Providing a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL.
  • Creating an interactive experience that connects participants’ research, current tools or latest prototypes and models with real end users’ learning experiences and requirements regarding reflection technology.
  • Creating an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.

This workshop is a direct follow-up of last year's ECTEL workshop ARTEL 2014 (http://teleurope.eu/artel14) and its predecessors. In 2015 the workshop will be accompanied by a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in IJTEL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965. We will especially invite the authors of the best papers from ARTEL 2015 and previous editions to submit to the special issue.

http://teleurope.eu/artel15

 

 

Smart Learning Ecosystems in Smart Regions and Cities

Website:

http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/scl2015/index.php

Organizers:

  • Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Carlo Giovannella, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Sofia Tsekeridou, Athens Information Technology, Greece
  • Annika Wolff, The Open University, UK

Abstract: 

The Smart City vision is moving beyond a few exemplars to the mainstream and is also developing into Smart Regions that incorporate Smart Farms and Villages. In parallel we observe a shift from top-down vision, ‘city-planning’ and resources utilization to opening up of data and possibilities for citizens to be drivers, as well as target, of urban innovation. Learning is one of the pillars that sustain it. This workshop, promoted by the SCLO (Smart City Learning Observatory), aims at exploring aspects of learning within these new Smart Places and people attitudes:

    • How is it possible to support learning across time, place and device?
    • How can these new technologies be used to foster inclusivity and greater awareness of others who are sharing the same space?
    • How can citizens contribute to and benefit from new forms of knowledge about their neighbourhoods?
    • How can we produce more data-aware citizens and teach more about sustainability and other smart city topics in schools?
    • How can smart learning ecosystems foster social innovation and well being, increasing city and regions smartness?
    • How can schools recover social centrality and increase job prospectsto school-leavers?

 

6th International Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning 

Website:

http://matel15.professional-learning.eu

Organizers: 

  • Ingo Dahn
  • Christine Kunzmann
  • Johanna Pirker
  • Andreas P. Schmidt
  • Carmen Wolf

Abstract:

Motivational and affective aspects are frequently neglected in Technology Enhanced Learning although they are one of the most important factors when it comes to acceptance and success of TEL solutions. Currently, several disciplines have discovered the importance of the motivational and affective perspective, but little progress has been made in systematically integrating them into the design of technology enhanced learning solutions. This workshop therefore aims at (i) integrating the multi-disciplinary research activities, (ii) discussing practical experiences, and (iii) transforming them into systematic engineering methods.

 

Tutorial "Design a MOOC in a SNaP!"

Website:

http://www.moocdesign.cde.london.ac.uk/events/ectel15

Organizers: 

  • Yishay Mor
  • Steven Warburton
  • Pierre-Antoine Ullmo

Abstract:

This workshop will guide participants in the process of designing a MOOC using Design Scenarios, Narratives and Patterns (SNaP). The workshop uses an enhanced version of the Learning Design Studio methodology, which was originally conceived by one of the authors as a format for teacher training and has since been developed as a framework for blended an online courses, and professional development workshops. This methodology has been further developed by the Metis project (http://metis-project.org/), which has also developed the ILDE as a platform to support it (http://ilde.upf.edu/). The workshop will use the ILDE as a workbench, and utilize the resources developed by the University of London’s MOOC design patterns project (http://www.moocdesign.cde.london.ac.uk/).

Important note: The organisers of this workshop will be handling out MOOC design kits to registered participants, so please register here for your kit (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-a-mooc-in-a-snap-tickets-17224029536)

 

Friday, 18 September 

Workshop on Applied and Practical Learning Analytics (WAPLA@EC-TEL)

Website:

http://educate.gast.it.uc3m.es/wapla/

Organizers:

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Alfred Essa, McGraw-Hill Education, USA
  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Abstract:

This workshop aims at analyzing different issues and challenges related to learning analytics from an applied and practical perspective. Learning analytics can be broadly defined as data-driven methods and techniques to reach conclusions about the learning process in order to improve it. First of all, there is a need of collecting data since you cannot improve what you do not monitor. Nowadays, there are proper technical tools to collect and retrieve all the interactions of the users with the different learning resources and activities. The retrieval of these data enables its analysis and the application of learning analytics for improving the learning process. Scenarios such as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) provide a good case study as it makes the application of learning analytics techniques both more significant and more necessary, because there is a need of tools for teachers to easily monitor the learning process and students for receiving automatic feedback and awareness. Many issues should be considered for a successful application of learning analytics in courses and in organizations as a whole. This workshop intends to explore them.

 

HybridEd: MOOC-based Models for Hybrid Pedagogies

Website:

http://educate.gast.it.uc3m.es/hybrided/

Organizers:

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Saif Rayyan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Abstract:

Since the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) phenomenon started to take off, Higher Education (HE) institutions have been facing a revolution. This revolution is challenging, not only HE business models, but also the established teaching and learning models. Although many scholars have seen MOOCs as a threat, others see in these courses an opportunity to propose and explore new models to transform residential education. These MOOC-based models propose hybrid pedagogies, such as flipped classrooms or blended learning, that benefit from the strengths of both online and face-to-face learning. However, and despite the fact that there are already studies reporting the promising results about the benefits of these MOOC-based hybrid pedagogies, the number of cases reported in the literature is still small. Moreover, more of these cases still need to be defined to help researchers, scholars, and institutional policy makers exploit the affordances of MOOC technologies, pedagogies, and formats to enhance on-campus education.

 

Facing the challenges of assessing 21st century skills in the newly emerging educational ecosystems

Website:

http://educate.gast.it.uc3m.es/changee/

Organizers:

  • Raquel M. Crespo García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Alario Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Armando Fox, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Maren Scheffel, Open Universiteit Nederland, The Netherlands

Abstract:

The new requirements and opportunities arising from current hybrid and scalable educational ecosystems and the rapidly changing and demanding labor market require an adaptation in existing assessment models, techniques and tools. In this workshop we will discuss new forms of assessment from the perspective of the different stakeholders involved in the assessment process (teachers, learners, policy makers, potential employers, etc.).

 

Design Challenge: Envisioning Wearable Enhanced Learning

Website:

http://ea-tel.eu/?p=3118

Organizers:

  • Ilona Buchem,
  • Ralf Klamma
  • Fridolin Wild 

Abstract:

Wearable technologies – such as smart watches, smart fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart glasses, smart objects, smart earbuds, or smart garments – are beginning to transform personal communications and offer new opportunities for learning and interaction. Since wearable technologies are likely to shape the future relationship between humans and computers, it is essential to look beyond the current perspective of how wearable technologies may enhance learning in the future. Wearable-technology Enhanced Learning (WELL) is emerging to be a transformational step in the transition from the desktop age through the mobile age to the age of wearable, ubiquitous computing. This session called “Envisioning Wearable Enhanced Learning” is a design challenge which aim at arriving at new and innovative designs enhancing learning through wearable technologies. Participants of this design challenge are encouraged to rethink the future of learning once wearable user interfaces are widely and easily available for any learner. Since most of wearable technologies available on the market today lack mechanism for providing meaningful learning experiences,  the grand challenge is to invent designs focusing on meaningful user engagement.

 

Design for Learning in Practice: Competencies, training, certification, processes, methods and tools

Website:

http://handsonict.eu/design-<wbr />for-learning-in-practice/

Organizers: 

  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo
  • Peter Sloep
  • Slavi Stoyanov
  • Davinia Hernández-Leo
  • Yishay Mor

Abstract:

The Design for Learning in Practice workshop will explore the current and prospective practices of educators as learning designers. Starting from methods, processes, tools and resources that support design for learning, the workshop aims to focus on the competencies, training, certification and institutional frameworks to raise awareness about as well as facilitate and enhance the design of practices of educators. Teacher training and teacher communities will also be addressed since they are instrumental in widening the impact of design for learning in education

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