* Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain (contact person)
* Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
* Miguel Nussbaum, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
* Chee-Kit Looi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Jeremy Roschelle, Stanford Research Institute International, USA
half-day workshop builds on its first edition at CSCL 2011 and aims to
produce a revised landscape of the classroom orchestration concept and
metaphor, based on significant case studies submitted by the
participants and analyzed by senior researchers from the orchestration
point of view. The issues to be discussed refer to orchestration as
real-time management and flexible integration of scenarios employing
multiple activities and (digital or non-digital) tools at multiple
social planes and contexts.
Sustainability of innovative
teaching and learning practices highly depends on effective scenarios in
the complex classroom ecosystem, integrating multiple activities and
tools at multiple social planes and contexts. Such multiplicity demands a
holistic perspective implementing a flexible "orchestration layer"
through either technological or conceptual tools. One main question that
arises is not only how do we change the curriculum and classical
assessments to reach these goals but also how do we organize the
classroom, the available resources and the teachers role to achieve this
Orchestration has emerged recently as a
driving concept and metaphor. The complexity of the related issues has
motivated a vivid debate in the community, which took the shape of
multiple papers and reports that employ and explore the concept of
orchestration, as well as a highly successful workshop at CSCL 2011.
converging issues that emerged in this debate deal with the
characteristics and graphical representations of integrated pedagogical
scenarios, as well as the need to empower teachers in the real-time
management of such scenarios, so that they can flexibly enact designs
and technologies (either ICT-based or not) in a minimalist way, taking
into account the practicalities and time-space constraints of
classrooms. On the other hand, several issues are still subject of
discussion, as e.g. the power and limitations of the underlying
metaphor, the design of adequate orchestration and orchestrable
technologies, the right balance between planning and enactment, external
and internal scripts, or the ways to advance towards a better usability
at the classroom level.
Description of the event
The half-day workshop to be carried out on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 (09:00 - 12:30) consists of:
1. Session 1 (1h30):
Introduction to the workshop (20 min.) to the workshop (Yannis
Dimitriadis) and the previous work on orchestration (Pierre
Dillenbourg), focusing on the formulation and the main issues of
classroom orchestration as reflected in the recent collective paper
b. Oral presentation (10 min. each) of the 5 selected case studies papers
c. Whole group discussion (20 min.)
2. Session 2 (1h30) after the coffee break contains:
Critical analysis of the 5 papers (50 min.) by the organizers and
invited researchers from the current orchestration viewpoint (5*10 min)
Global collective synthesis (40 min.) based on the analysis of the
specific analyzed cases, eventually deriving to a new concept map of the
Paper submission and publication process
are invited to submit short 4-page papers following the general ICLS
2012 format guidelines regarding case studies of integrated learning
environments, which illustrate and raise one or more issues of
"Classroom Orchestration" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee and other
researchers of the field. Acceptance or rejection will be notified by
e-mail to the contact persons.
papers will be published at the on-line (and eventually) paper-based
workshop proceedings and provided as a material to participants.
However, only up to five (5) papers will be accepted for oral
presentation at the workshop.
will be considered for publication at a journal special issue and/or an
edited book on Classroom Orchestration. Specific instructions will be
provided at and after the workshop.
* Paper submission: April 30 (extended)
* Acceptance notification: May 14
* Registration at the workshop: June 1
* Workshop: July 3 (09:00-12:30)
General information on ICLS 2012:Please consult the ICLS 2012 website for more information on the conference (registration, program, etc.)