We are pleased
to announce the 6th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced
Learning, to take place from Monday, 7th June 2010 to Friday
June 2010. Pre-summer school activities are organized all day on
Sunday, June 6th.
school aims to encourage participants to adopt a critical stance in
about the role of technologies in providing opportunities for learners
potential of these opportunities in terms of learning. Work will centre
three research ‘Grand Challenges':
school provides a learning environment where participants get
develop their research skills; increase their knowledge base;
others in their own and complementary research areas; engage in debate;
access to experts in the field; and discuss their own work.
will record ideas and develop thinking by contributing to a Grand
where they will also find contributions from experts in the field.
will include lectures from experts in the Grand Challenge areas and
presentations exploring the Grand Challenges from both summer school
participants and experts. Research projects within TEL are encouraged
represent their work as it relates to the Grand Challenges. The
also include practical and methodological workshops and opportunities
doctoral candidates to develop their own work. All participants will be
expected to read and contribute to the Grand Challenges wiki. Students
have opportunities to present and discuss their doctoral work.
should be submitted online before Friday 26th March. The
application form will be available from Friday 19th February
will be required to submit:
their educational background and work experience (maximum one page);
motivation, explaining why they want to participate in the Summer
(maximum one page);
explaining how they think they might contribute to the Summer School
particular how they can contribute to developing the Grand Challenges
support from their PhD advisor, which should include a statement of the
of support the institution is able to supply.
requiring financial support for participation or travel should
mention it in their motivation letter, briefly explaining their
It is expected that applicants working on research projects which are
fund them will not apply for financial support. To ensure a high ratio
tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 PhD students.
In order to
increase social contacts among the summer school participants, the
includes several social events. A variety of sport activities will also
offered to the summer school participants.
excursions are organised on the Sunday preceding the summer school and
Saturday which closes the summer school.
This year the
JTEL Summer School will benefit from special funding from the STELLAR
of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning, the Austrian Science and
Research Liaison Office, and the European Association of Technology
and exciting, mysterious and surprising, Ohrid is one of the most
in Europe, flavoured with a taste of centuries gone by, full of
Roman, Slavic, Byzantine, and Turkish memories. During the classical
medieval periods Orhid was the artistic, cultural and spiritual centre
Balkans and has been called "a notable bridge of European
art". The town is proud of its rich cultural heritage and unique lake
which both belong to UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage
and social events
and summer school facilities will be made available at Hotel Granit
(http://www.hotelgranit.com.mk/). Granit Hotel is located on the coast
of Lake Ohrid in St. Stefan, 5 km from the centre
It is 12 km
from the Ohrid airport. The Hotel has two harbours which enable access
hotel and the beach from the lake. The wonderful woods which surround
Stefan Monastery are located 1 km from the Granit Hotel.
are asked to share a double room with other PhD students.
The cost for
PhD students is Euro 550 (including accommodation - 7 nights in double
meals, excursions, local transportation to and from the airport). JTEL
has secured funding to provide funding for about 40 PhD student grants
summer school accommodation, catering, and events. Please indicate if
applying for a scholarship in your application. Some selected students
grants may be able to benefit from funding to cover travel expenses to
April 9, 2010: Extended Deadline for submitting applications to the Summer
April 16, 2010: Notification of acceptance
May 15, 2010: Pre-Summer
June 6, 2010: Summer School begins