Workshops

Nine workshops will take place in conjunction with EC-TEL 2016. The provisional workshop program is the following:

Overview

Tuesday, 13 September 

  • 8:30 : Registration
  • 9:00-13:00 :
    • 7th International Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning (MATEL 2016) - Room 105
    • 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology- Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016) - Room 108
    • How to improve Open Education with Openness for All? Towards a global joint initiative - Room 109
  • 13:00-14:15 : Lunch
  • 14:15-17:30 :
    • 7th International Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning (MATEL 2016) - Room 105
    • 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology- Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016) - Room 108
    • Pedagogical Grounded Learning Analytics Design (PGLA 2016) - Room 109


Friday, 16 September 

  • 8:30 : Registration
  • 9:00-13:00 :
    • Connecting Learning Analytics and Learning Design (CLAD 2016) - Room 104
    • 4th International Workshop on Teaching Analytics (IWTA 2016) - Room 105
    • Workshop on Applied and Practical Learning Analytics (WAPLA 2016) - Room 108
    • Call for Makers: Prototypes and Experiences with Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL 2016) - Room 109
  • 13:00-14:15 : Lunch
  • 14:15-17:30 :
    • Connecting Learning Analytics and Learning Design (CLAD 2016) - Room 104
    • 4th International Workshop on Teaching Analytics (IWTA 2016) - Room 105
    • Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA2016) - Room 108

Workshop Summary

Tuesday, 13 September

Motivational Aspects of Technology enhanced Learning (MATEL 2016)

Abstract:

Although motivational and affective aspects are one of the most important factors when it comes to acceptance and success of Technology Enhanced Solutions they are frequently neglected in TEL. This becomes even more important as we move towards more open, independent, and informal learning settings. However, our understanding of these aspects and the implication this understanding would have on concrete solutions for learning is very fragmented: Pedagogical models emphasize the importance of holistic perspectives on learning, but still (implicitly) consider these aspects as peripheral. Psychology has investigated this topic area in depth from a theoretical and experimental point of view, but often there is a gap between generic theories of motivation and emotions, and concrete implications for didactical settings, tool design, and organizational guidance. We also know little, e.g., about reflection on emotions and one’s own motivation. 

On the technology side, it is often unclear where and how to consider these aspects in the tool design as it requires a much wider perspective. Here, the affective computing strand has concentrated on tackling emotions, but so far has had little relationship to learning. CSCW research (particularly as part of the social media) had a closer look at the influences on collaboration. The (serious) games approach to learning is mainly a response to the motivational success of gaming, but struggles with how to combine this effect with a didactical approach. In workplace settings, particularly in knowledge management, motivation has been recognized as key success factor to ensure that introduced instruments and tools are getting used. However, many approaches have concentrated only on incentives, both in terms of monetary rewards and other extrinsic motivation schemes which are designed mainly as top-down instruments – with mixed success. 

We are convinced that we can meet these challenges only in an interdisciplinary way. Therefore we want to bring together in this workshop the different perspectives on the topic in order to foster the formation of a community between psychology, sociology, pedagogy, human resources, CSCW and computer science. 

    List of organisers

    • Ingo Dahn, University of Koblenz-Landau
    • Christine Kunzmann, Pontydysgu
    • Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology
    • Andreas P. Schmidt, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
    • Carmen Wolf, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Workshop URL:http://matel.professional-learning.eu/index.php/MATEL_2016

     

    6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology- Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016)

    Abstract:

    Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing Technology-Enhanced Learning (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science and others). The ARTEL workshop series brings together researchers and professionals from different backgrounds to provide a forum for discussing the multi-faceted area of awareness and reflection. 2016 will be the 6th workshop in the series.

    Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the topic has gained maturity and questions addresses are converging towards the usage of awareness and reflection in practice, its implementation in modern organisations, its impact on learners and questions of feasibility and sustainability for awareness and reflection in education and work. To reflect the growing maturity of research in ARTEL over the years in conjunction with the latest trends in TEL, this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the contribution and impact of Learning Analytics on awareness and reflection. The motto of the workshop this year is:

    “Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection: How can Learning Analytics methodologies and tools support awareness and reflection in different learning contexts?”

    This workshop is a direct follow-up of last year's ECTEL workshop ARTEL 2015 (http://teleurope.eu/artel15) and its predecessors. More information will be found at http://teleurope.eu/artel16.

    List of organisers:

    • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    • Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
    • Viktoria Pammer, Knowledge Technologies Institute, TU Graz, Austria
    • Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
    • Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom

    Workshop URLhttp://teleurope.eu/artel16 

     

    How to improve Open Education with Openness for All? Towards a global joint initiative

    Abstract:

    Globalisation and worldwide connectivity and online services are changing the world of work as well as all our societies and lives: They are setting challenges for life-long learning but also offering new opportunities for innovative (formal, non-formal and informal) learning. There is a huge need to change and opening-up education for the citizens of tomorrow.

    Opening Up Education by innovations like online cooperation, MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning has achieved broad awareness and agreement supported by the UNESCO OER Declaration and new launched policy, e.g., by the European Commission and the Government of the Philippines. Nevertheless investment in education and training is decreasing in many countries despite the general recognition of its importance.

    The vision and overall objective is the launch of a global joint initiative to facilitate and improve Open Education. An important milestone would be the re-establishment of openness as default as in the 60ies years of the 20th century: ICORE, the International Community for Open Research and Education (www.ICORE-online.org) and MOOQ, the European initiative for the quality of MOOCs and Open Education (www.mooc-quality.eu) are inviting all interested citizens and organizations worldwide sharing this vision to join forces.

    As a further step, ICORE and MOOQ are joining forces organizing a joint interactive Workshop at EC-TEL 2016 to continue the first ICORE Workshops at ICDE Global Conference 2015 in South Africa and OE Global 16: It will debate Open Education and its potential and impact in the societies worldwide with special focus on (1) re-establishing openness as default and on (2) quality dimensions and indicators for Open Education. As initial input, the latest policies, strategies and learning innovations for Open Education will be presented and afterwards MOOQ and ICORE invite all participants to discuss them and to work together on selected topics.

    This interactive workshop will focus the guiding question: "How to improve Open Education with Openness for All?". Currently the new copyright rules and regulations are hindering the free and open usage of published resources. Most educators are struggling with the legal restrictions and potential fees in offending copyright. Consequently good practices of Open Education are still rare and need more awareness, adaptation and re-usage as promoted and supported by the initiative MOOQ for improving Open Education.

    Main goals of the interactive MOOQ and ICORE workshop at EC-TEL 2016 will be the development of a declaration draft as well as quality indicators for Open Education including the definition of related first activities: All workshop participants will work commonly and actively on these tasks that will hopefully be achieved and approved in consensus by all.

    All workshop participants can share their visions and proposals, actively collaborate and discuss future strategies and activities to foster openness of education for all facilitating innovative learning in schools, universities and societies.

    We hope that many interested participants and organizations will join the EC-TEL workshop to contribute and enrich our discussion for debating quality indicators for improving Open Education, developing the declaration draft and defining first activities to achieve the overall vision of Open Education for All!

    List of organizers:

    • Christian M. Stracke (ICORE / OUNL)
    • Alexander Khoroshilov (UNESCO IITE)
    • Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (OEC)
    • Cable Green (CC)
    • Esther Tan (OUNL)
    • António Texeira (UAB)
    • Achilles Kameas (HOU)
    • Bill Vassiliadis (HOU)
    • Cleo Sgouropoulou (TEIA)
    • Gérard Vidal (ENS)

    Workshop URLs:

     

    Pedagogical Grounded Learning Analytics Design (PGLA 2016)

    Abstract: 

    The digital technologies used to support teaching and learning routinely capture data about learners’ and teachers’ interactions with teaching resources, systems and each other.  For example, logged data collected from mobile learning apps, search patterns and the learning profiles generated by MOOCs. 

    This data should enable a transformation in education.  However, in comparison to e-commerce and marketing enterprises, education has been slow to exploit this ‘Big Data’ for the benefit of learning and much of the data currently available is based on what corresponding technologies happen to generate about learners’ attendance and performance. We are now beginning to see a concerted effort by the educational technology industry and by the educational community represented by societies, such as the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR) and The International Educational Data Mining Society (EDM). These societies are young and the discipline of learning analytics is still emerging with new solutions being brought to the market nearly every day. Now is the time for new collaborations to be forged and there is much that pedagogical theory and practice can offer to those engaged with educational big data and learning analytics. 

    In this workshop we will put the learner first and focus on some of the specific aspects of the pedagogical theory and practice that can shed light on what educational big data can tell us about learning and its facilitation.

    List of organisers

    Workshop URL: http://mutlucukurova.wix.com/pglaworkshop

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    Friday, 16 September

    Connecting Learning Analytics and Learning Design (CLAD 2016) 

    Abstract: 

    Learning Design (LD) and Learning Analytics (LA) are both domains of research and action that aim to improve learning effectiveness. In Learning Design or, as some prefer, Design for Learning, practitioners are interested in understanding how the processes undertaken by teachers and trainers can be made visible, shared, exposed to scrutiny, and consequently made more effective and efficient. On the other hand, Learning Analytics are defined as "the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs". LA typically employ large datasets to provide real-time or retrospective insights about the effect and effectiveness of various elements and features of learning environments.

    LD offers LA a domain vocabulary, representing the elements of a learning system to which analytics can be applied. LA in turn, offers LD a higher degree of rigor by validating or refuting assumptions about the effects of various designs in diverse contexts. Thus, there is a synergistic relationship between both domains, which has led to a growing interest and some initial effort in bringing them together. However, making these links operational and coherent is still an open challenge.

    The workshop will use a "flipped conference" format: all accepted papers will be asked to provide a 15-minute video presentation before the event. The event itself will include short (5-minute) presentations, group work, and plenary discussions.

    List of organisers:

    Workshop URLhttp://clad2016.ld-grid.org/

     

    International Workshop on Teaching Analytics (IWTA 2016)

    Abstract:

    Learning analytics involves measuring and reporting data about learner activity, performance, interactions, etc., often (but not exclusively) using visualisations. This information about learning can be applied at various levels, ranging from the individual student to course or institutional level, or even national/international level. In this workshop we focus on teaching analytics, which can also be relevant at a range of levels. Teaching analytics, therefore, are concerned with (i) the design, development and evaluation of visual analytics methods and tools addressing teachers, to help them support learning and plan their teaching; and (ii) analytics about teachers’ online interactions, to help them (or potentially others) better understand and use information about their teaching practices. This fourth IWTA builds upon the interests and outcomes of the previous three workshops (respectively held at EC-TEL 2012, LAK 2013 and EC-TEL 2013) and on new directions that have more recently been identified for teaching analytics.

    List of organisers:

    • Ravi Vatrapu
    • Michael Kickmeier-Rust 
    • Blandine Ginon
    • Matthew Johnson
    • Susan Bull

    Workshop URLhttp://www.leas-box.eu/ectelws2016/home.html 

     

    Call for Makers: Prototypes and Experiences with Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL 2016)

    Abstract:

    Wearable technologies - such as smart watches, smart fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart glasses, smart objects, smart earbuds, or smart garments - are beginning to transform personal communications and offer new opportunities for learning and interaction.

    Since wearable technologies are likely to shape the future relationship between humans and computers, it is essential to look beyond the current perspective of how wearable technologies may enhance learning in the future. Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL) is emerging to be a transformational step in the transition from the desktop age through the mobile age to the age of wearable, ubiquitous computing. This workshop is dedicated to "Prototypes and Experiences with Wearable Enhanced Learning". As a Call for Makers this session aims at attracting and showcasing interesting work done both on the hardware and software side of the Wearable Enhanced Learning. We would especially like to encourage researchers embracing the Open Source Hardware and Software Design to share their ideas for prototypes and/or existing prototypes and/or first

    application experiences with the research and development community. Participants of this session are encouraged to show-off projects, to demo or discuss how prototypes were made and inspire other participants to add ideas about how to further develop first prototypes and apply them in real-life settings to enhance learning. We invite all makers and researchers including individuals, project groups, non-for-profit and commercial. The special focus is on providing meaningful learning experiences and enhancing learner engagement in wearable-enhanced learning settings. 

    List of organisers:

    • Ilona Buchem
    • Ralf Klamma
    • Fridolin Wild

     Workshop URLhttp://ea-tel.eu/special-interest-groups/well/call-for-makers-prototypes-and-experiences-with-wearable-enhanced-learning-well-ec-tel-2016/

     

    Workshop on Applied and Practical Learning Analytics (WAPLA 2016)

    Abstract:

    This workshop aims at analyzing with an applied and practical perspective the different topics related to learning analytics. The first edition of WAPLA took place at EC-TEL 2015 and this is its second edition. Learning analytics enables the collection of rich data and the improvement of the learning process based on these data. However, there are important practical implications for the successful application of learning analytics in courses and institutions. Among the different research directions to consider for the successful practical application of learning analytics are the design and implementation of detectors for transforming low level data into higher level intelligent information, the combination of existing software tools of learning analytics, the use for adaptation, the use for evaluation, visual analytics topics, the inference of factors that affect learning, the application of prediction and clustering techniques with interesting conclusions, the design and implementation of useful recommenders, the reporting of real experiences, or the policy making in institutions. 

    List of organisers:

    • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • Alfred Essa
    • Hendrik Drachsler
    • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino

    Workshop URLhttp://educate.gast.it.uc3m.es/wapla/

     

     

    Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA)

    Abstract:

    The goal of the workshop is to develop the notion of Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA) as a component for extending existing or new TEL approaches, further combining expertise from pedagogy, educational measurement, cognitive science, and information technology. A trend from dedicated to integrated and from sporadic to continuous formative assessment is envisioned. Challenging research questions will be addressed such as: How are established forms of formative assessment changing with the inclusion of technology and what new forms of formative assessment become possible? How is this reflected in new approaches to educational measurement? How can we build, maintain, communicate and negotiate learner models so that they maximize the value of formative assessment for learning? What is required to empower the users (students, peers, teachers, parents, employers, workers) to make best use of TEFA in order to guide learning?


    List of organisers:

    • Dr. Eric Ras , Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), LUXEMBOURG (eric.ras(at)list.lu
    • Muriel Foulonneau, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), LUXEMBOURG (muriel.foulonneau(at)list.lu)
    • Dr. Bernardo Pereira Nunes, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) & Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), BRAZIL (bnunes(at)inf.puc-rio.br)
    • Dr. Ivana Marenzi , Leibniz Universität Hannover, L3S Research Center, Hannover, GERMANY (marenzi(at)l3s.de)

    Workshop URL: http://www.ccead.puc-rio.br/tefa2016/ 

     

     

     

     

    EC-TEL 2016

    Supporting Organisations

    Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3Université Lumiere Lyon 2Institut national des sciences appliquées de LyonEcole Central LyonLirisUniversité de LyonJožef Stefan InstituteThe Open University UKKU LeuvenHTW ChurOpen University NetherlandsTU GrazInstitut Mines-TélécomUniversität PotsdamSBT GroupOpenClassroomsCentre national de la recherche scientifique

    Supporters:

    European Association On Technology Enhanced LearningLa Métropole de Lyon

    Silver Sponsors:

    WEKIT ProjectWoonozSymetrix