are pleased to announce the 7th Joint European Summer School on
Technology Enhanced Learning, to take place from Monday, May 30th to
Friday June 3rd, 2011. Pre-summer school activities are organized all
day on Sunday, May 29th.
The summer school aims to encourage
participants to adopt a critical stance in thinking about the role of
technologies in providing opportunities for learners and the potential
of these opportunities in terms of learning.
The summer school
provides a learning environment where participants get opportunities to:
develop their research skills; increase their knowledge base;
collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas;
engage in debate; have access to experts in the field; and discuss their
The programme will include lectures from a broad range
of domains which contribute to advancing the field of Technology
Enhanced Learning. TEL research projects are encouraged to provide
students with a perspective of the state-of-the-art research under study
in their working groups. The programme will also include practical and
methodological workshops and opportunities for doctoral candidates to
develop their personal research. Students will have opportunities to
present and discuss their doctoral work.
Applications should be
submitted online before Friday, March 18, 2011. The online application
form will be available from Friday, January 28, 2011 at www.JTELSummerSchool.eu.
Applicants will be required to submit:
- a CV outlining their educational background and work experience (maximum one page);
- a letter of motivation, explaining why they want to participate in the Summer School (maximum one page);
- a statement explaining how they think they might contribute to the Summer School and in particular how they can contribute to developing STELLAR Grand Challenges (maximum one page);
- a letter of support from their PhD advisor, which should include a statement of the level of support the institution is able to supply.
requiring financial support for participation or travel should
explicitly mention it in their motivation letter, briefly explaining
their circumstances. It is expected that applicants working on research
projects which are able to fund them will not apply for financial
support. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school
will be limited to 60 PhD students.
In order to increase social
contacts among the summer school participants, the programme includes
several social events. A variety of sport activities will also be
offered to the summer school participants.
Cultural excursions are organised on the Sunday preceding the summer school and the Saturday which closes the summer school.
year the JTEL Summer School will benefit from special funding from the
STELLAR Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning and the
European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning.
Summer School will take place in Plataniás, Crete. The village of
Plataniás has successfully retained its individual charm and hospitality
whilst developed into a popular, cosmopolitan holiday destination with a
wide range of taverns, shops, bars and restaurants, a bustling centre
full of activity and entertainment. The centre of Hania with its
enchanting Venetian harbour is 9km away from Plataniás.
Accommodation and social events
Accommodation and summer school facilities will be made available at Porto Plataniás Beach Resort, (http://www.portoplatanias.gr/)
situated in a quiet, idyllic area of Plataniás, next to one of the
cleanest beaches of the island. Within walking distance from the Resort
you have the chance to explore the exceptionally picturesque village of
Plataniás up on the hill, as well as the surrounding area.
PhD students are asked to share double rooms, triple or quadruple bungalows with other PhD students.
Cost of Summer School
cost for PhD students is Euro 550 (including accommodation - 7 nights
in double room, meals, excursions, local transportation to and from the
airport). JTEL has secured funding to provide funding for about 40 PhD
student grants to cover summer school accommodation, catering, and
events. Please indicate if you are applying for a scholarship in your
application. Some selected students with grants may be able to benefit
from funding to cover travel expenses to Plataniás as well.
March 18, 2011: Deadline for submitting applications to the Summer School
April 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance
April 29, 2011: Pre-Summer School videoconferences begin
May 29, 2011: Summer School begins