Gijlers, University of Twente (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Technology
Ton de Jong (University of Twente)
Wouter van Joolingen
Constantinou (University of Cyprus)
Andreas Harrer ( KU
Janice Gobert (Worchester
inquiry-based learning environments are gradually acquiring a central role in
today's science classrooms. The designers of these environments aim to support
students in developing their conceptual and epistemological understanding of
scientific practice, at the same time as they develop critical scientific
inquiry skills. This learning
approach, often situated in complex, data-rich, and computer-based environments,
presents learners and teachers with challenges in monitoring, evaluating, and
sustaining productive, ongoing inquiry processes.
workshop will examine methods that can dynamically support students' monitoring
and evaluating of their inquiry process.
Activities will focus on identifying challenges to reflective inquiry
learning and on characterizing the interacting processes that can help overcome
them. Additionally, the workshop
will focus on the use of software to support reflective inquiry, such as tools
for supporting data organization and explanation construction (e.g. STOCHASMOS),
educational data mining tools (data logs), chat analysis tools (e.g. ChatIC),
and awareness tools, such as the Participation tool (which is used with MEPA
-multiple episode protocol analyses tool- in combination with the VCRI -Virtual
Collaborative Research Institute- learning environment).
We invite researchers,
educational psychologists, instructional designers and computer scientists
interested in the design of computer-supported learning environments to
participate in this workshop. Participants should ideally have experiences with
designing inquiry-based curricula and/or using software to support inquiry-based
learning in science education. Prior experiences with classroom-based research
will contribute to the workshop goals. Advanced Ph.D. students are also welcome
activities will initially establish a framework for characterizing challenges to
reflective learning in CSCL inquiry environments. Short thought-provoking presentations
about reflection, the use of real-time data and methods to support just-in-time
inquiry learning will motivate the work conducted during the workshop.
groups will examine actual data (computer data logs, short video clips),
proposed in advance by the participants, with the following goals: a)
identifying approaches to support reflective learning, b) discuss their
affordances and trade-offs, and c) proposing new ways to support inquiry-based
If you are
interested to participate Deadline for
applying for this workshop and submitting position papers is April 18,
2008. Please submit your position paper and/or
datasets (see information below) by going to the workshop website. Participants also need to register for
this workshop through the ICLS 2008 conference website. There is a maximum number of 20
participants for this workshop.
interested to participate are strongly encouraged to submit a short position
paper (maximum 3 pages, MS Word format) describing their background and work
related to inquiry-based CSCL environments and the goals of this workshop.
submissions will be reviewed by members of the international workshop
committee. People who have not submitted a position
paper may attend the workshop, provided there are seats
(but do not require) participants to supplement their position paper by
submitting a small dataset (annotated data logs or annotated short video) that
can be analyzed during the workshop.
Submissions will be protected by password and will remain the
intellectual and actual property of the submitter. Only the organizers will have access to
these datasets prior to the workshop.
interactive website to facilitate the pre-workshop exchange of documents, data
sets, and ideas has been setup at http://edm.gw.utwente.nl, offering opportunities for
pre-workshop communication amongst workshop participants. Registered participants will have access
to password-protected space, where they can upload the data (video, data log
files in excel form, transcripts, etc.) for the workshop.
additional information please visit the workshop's website or email the