1st Workshop on Web2.0 approaches, tools and technologies to support research on Technology Enhanced Learning (TELSci2.0) at the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
(EC-TEL09), Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009
In Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), the use of web2.0 technologies is now actively being researched, under banners such as "Personal Learning Environments" or "Open Learning Environments" and the like. In this workshop, we want to discuss how we can leverage the same opportunities for our research on TEL.
Indeed, as researchers in Technology Enhanced Learning we already know how to include things like blogs, wikis and forums into the heart of our work to enhance collaborative working, but a full "Science 2.0" framework might provide us with a much more powerful framework to make our research more effective.
This workshop aims to bring together all those who want to turn a vision of the e-scholar and e-scientist of the 21st Century into reality in our own domain of TEL.
The core of significant development in a "2.0 world" is
* leveraging web2.0 technologies (that rely on the "social graph") for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of how we conduct science;
* the capacity to share and reuse data, and to benchmark scientific activity in the international community.
Key questions for this workshop include:
* How do we mesh social web2.0 technologies with the scientific workflow?
* How do we share the data of our activity wider in our community?
* How do we visualize that data and how do we provide researchers with powerful new frameworks for their scientific endeavor?
However, most of these focus more on the sciences. There is some discussion in blogosphere about how we could make use of science2.0 opportunities for TEL. Yet, there has not been a dedicated workshop or conference on this theme. That is the missing piece that this workshop wants to fill in, in the hope of moving forward this idea and accelerating the evolution that has considerable promise of improving how we conduct research on TEL.
The workshop will be highly interactive: presentations will be clustered and presenters will not only discuss their own work, but also to explicitly comment on the work of the other presenters in their session.
We will make all the papers available beforehand, so as to facilitate this.
Participants will also be asked to do a 5 min vlog posting to the workshop web site before the event. (This will be a requirement for registration!)
We will ask the editors of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies to host a special issue of the re-worked papers after the workshop.
This half-day workshop is supported by the STELLAR EU Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning; http://stellarnet.eu
The workshop is organized by
* Erik Duval (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
* Peter Scott (Open University, UK)
* Stefanie Lindstaedt (KnowCenter, Austria)
* Nicolas Balacheff (UJF, France)
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as papers (4-8 pages). Including demonstrations is explicitly encouraged. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity, and quality.
All questions and submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
* Paper Submission: July 5, 2009
* Results Notification: July 20, 2009
* Camera Ready Submission: September 1, 2009
* Workshop Date: September 29 or 30, 2009
* Martin Ebner (Technische Universitat Graz, Austria)
* Jean Marie Favre (Universite Joseph Fourier, France) (tbc)
* Barbara Kieslinger (Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation, Austria) (tbc)
* Chad J. Kainz (University of Chicago, USA) (tbc)
* Ralf Klamma (Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany)
* Erica Melis (Deutsche Forschungszentrum fur Kunstliche Intelligenz, Germany)
* Xavier Ochoa (Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador)
* Andreas Schmidt (Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany)
* George Siemens (University of Manitoba, Canada)
* Katrien Verbert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
* Martin Weller (The Open University, UK)
* Fridolin Wild (The Open University, UK)
* Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer-Institut fur Angewandte Informationstechnik, Germany)
After three successful EC-TEL conferences in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides a unique forum for all research related to TEL, among them education, psychology, and computer science. The contributions will cover the design of innovative environments, the implementation of new technological solutions, results of empirical studies on socio-cognitive processes in learning, and field studies regarding the use of technologies in context.
EC-TEL is a competitive and broad forum for TEL research in Europe and beyond. In its specialised accompanying workshops and the highlighting main conference programme, EC-TEL09 provides unique networking possibilities for participating researchers throughout the week and includes project meetings and discussions for ongoing and new research activities supported by the European Commission. See http://www.ectel09.org/ for details.