Future Learning Landscapes: Towards the Convergence of Pervasive and Contextual computing, Global Social Media and Semantic Web in Technology Enhanced Learning 2nd edition. A workshop of EC-TEL 2010 Barcelona (Spain), 28 or 29 September
This workshop seeks to foster discussions and conceptual ideas
regarding the convergence of three technologies which will have a
major impact on next generation of technology enhanced learning
environments, namely; pervasive computing, social media and the
semantic web. Each one of these technologies provides its own
opportunities and challenges as their convergence has the potential to
enable the development of new educational practices in situated and
This workshop aims at bringing together both practitioners and
academics interested in these topics in order to explore and make a
first statement on the opportunities and challenges that arise while
combining pervasive computing, social media and the semantic web for
the design and implementation of future learning landscapes. The
workshop will facilitate discussions aiming at identify and summarize
main theoretical and technological design concerns related to the
increasing use of the technologies mentioned above in a variety of
educational settings. It is expected that the main outcome of the
workshop will result on a summarizing document (in the form of a white
paper) that clearly describe future research directions on the related
topics discussed during the workshop.
Relevant topics of interest to be discussed in this workshop include
but are not limited to the following aspects:
* Global learning environments
- How can we reuse linked data to suggest activities and/or
collaborations with other users on different environments and
furthermore, how can we provide guidance to learners?
- How can we help tutors and teachers to understand learning processes
and learner progression?
- What will be the contribution of such environments to pedagogical
design and activities (e.g., field work, inquiry learning...)?
- What are the possible infrastructure solutions that will enable the
aggregation of learning services and data interoperability among them
(e.g., facebook, skype and blogs)?
* Institutional and social environment integration
- How can we integrate institutional learning and personal informal
learning through the use of social media and mash-up techniques?
- How can we define global scenarios including formal and informal
learning in social environments?
- How to support learning activities in context and across contexts?
* User modelling
- How can social data ontological tools like FOAF, SIOC, etc. enrich
the user model?
- Can we build and leverage a rich user model, built from linked data
on the learning web environments?
* Context and adaptation
- How can we develop new approaches to modelling context, arising from
interactions between people, locations and interactive artefacts?
- How can context be dynamically adapted to social environments, to
enable local and global adaptivity?
- How can continually changing contextual data be interpreted at the
Position papers should address one of the topics of the workshop and
range from 2 to 4 pages long.
It outlines the submitter's view on the workshop theme and the reasons
for the submitter's interest in the particular topic. Based on the
analysis of the submissions, the workshop organisers will prepare a
short synthesis and issue oriented presentations for the introduction
of the workshop.
Send papers to the following email address :
* Paper submission deadline: June 27th, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: July 11th, 2010
* Final camera ready papers due: September, 4th, 2010
* Workshop date: September 28 or 29, 2010
Serge Garlatti - Telecom Bretagne, France
Yvan Peter - Université Lille 1 - LIFL, France
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK
Elizabeth Brown, University of Nottingham, UK
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bich-Thuy Dong Thi, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh city