Call for applications: Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2012. Estoril, Portugal May 20 – 26, 2012
are pleased to announce the 8th Joint European Summer School on
Technology Enhanced Learning, to take place from Monday, May 21st to
Friday May 25th, 2012. Cultural activities are organized all day on
Sunday, May 20th.
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
summer school provides a stimulating 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; present and discuss their own work.
programme will include sessions from a broad range of domains which
contribute to advancing the field of Technology Enhanced Learning.
Practical and methodological workshops will offer opportunities for
doctoral candidates to develop their personal research. TEL research
projects are encouraged to provide students with a perspective of the
state-of-the-art research under study in their working groups.
Call for PhD Student Participation
should be submitted online before Thursday, March 1st, 2012. The
application form is available at the Summer School web site (www.JTELSummerSchool.eu) and can be submitted as PDF or ZIP file via EasyChair.
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.
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.
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 Estoril, Portugal. Situated on the
coast, half-hour by train from Lisbon, Estoril has a wonderful climate
and a superb natural environment, known as the Portuguese Riviera.
Estoril's rich cultural heritage reflects its royal, historic past.
Exploring the region will make you feel like you are living in another
time which belongs to another world.
The Estoril Coast also
caters to today's world, integrating its "glamour", delicacy and
royalty into a wide range of activities. Surfers will find the best
waves at Carcavelos Beach and Guincho Beach is very popular for wind and
else in the world can such changes of scenery and such contrasting
atmospheres be experienced in such a small area as
the Estoril Coast which offers a concentration of different experiences.
Accommodation and Social Events
Accommodation and summer school facilities will be made available at Hotel Vila Galé Estoril, (http://www.vilagale.pt/pages/hoteis/?hotel=12) located right along Estoril cost, two minutes away from the sea and overlooking the charming Tamariz Beach.
PhD students are asked to share double rooms with other peers.
Cost of Summer School
cost for PhD students is Euro 570 (including accommodation - 7 nights
in double rooms, meals and excursions). JTEL has secured 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 Estoril as
March 1st, 2012: Deadline for submitting applications to the Summer School
April 1st, 2012: Notification of acceptance
May 1st, 2012: Pre-Summer School videoconferences begin
May 21, 2012: Summer School begins
Call for Lectures and Workshops
you would like to offer a lecture or workshop at the summer school we
invite you to submit a short abstract (max 250 words) describing your
contribution, which should demonstrate how your presentation will
benefit the PhD candidates attending the summer school (mainly early to
mid-stage). We encourage interactive sessions rather than lecture-style presentations,
and your abstract could include details about how you plan to engage
the PhD candidates. Lectures are typically no longer than 30 minutes and
workshops are usually 90 minutes or longer. Lectures should provide
students with insight into the state-of-the-art in one aspect of TEL or
methodologies for conducting research in TEL. Workshops should provide
hands-on opportunities to work with new technologies or develop research
PhD students applying to participate in the summer school are also invited to propose workshops.
your preliminary proposal is selected, you will be requested to provide
a full proposal on EasyChair (i.e. an extended abstract and a detailed
planning of activities with the PhD candidates). Please note that
speakers and workshop organizers
are expected to cover the costs of their trip and accommodation
(typically through the TEL projects they are belonging to).
year, as scientific output of the summer school, we will publish the
collection of the extended abstracts for presentations and workshops. We
will provide further guidance concerning these extended abstracts but
the idea is that they should emphasise the current challenges you are
tackling and how they relate to the state-of-the-art in your area.