Monday, October 20, 2008

TENCompetence Winter School 2009

Sebastian Kelle sent around this call for participation in the TENCompetence Winter School 2009. My dear friend Milos Kravcik is on the organisation committee. An event that I highly recommend to everyone interested in Personal Learning Environments.

TENCompetence Winter School
1-6 February 2009, Innsbruck (Austria)


The TENCompetence Winter School is considered as an intense training and collaboration on the core topics related to the TENCompetence project (, building the European Network for lifelong competence development. The first two TENCompetence Winter Schools received a positive feedback from the attendees. The main theme of the third one will be Competence Management in Learning Networks. The programme includes lectures and hands-on sessions from leading experts in the field. We want to offer enough space for interactive sessions, informal discussions, group work, and students'
presentations. Our ambition is to stimulate emergence of communities of practice and learning networks as well as to support joint research opportunities. PhD students and other interested people are invited to participate and contribute to creation of an exciting learning experience.


Personal Competence Development
Replacing Teachers with Crowds
Networks for Learning Professionals
Learning Activity Design
Simulation & Game Based Learning
Educational Theories, Concepts, Methods
Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments
Competence Development Networks
Disagreement Management
Telepresence & Streaming Media Systems
Learning at Work
Oranizing Project Dissemination


Albert Angehrn, INSEAD, France
Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
Dai Griffiths, University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Hannes Ebner, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Wolf Hilzensauer, Salzburg Research, Austria
Rob Koper, Open University, Netherlands
Ruud Lemmers, LogicaCMG, Netherlands
Jocelyn Manderveld, SURF Foundation, Netherlands
Ambjörn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Sandra Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
Peter Scott, Open University, United Kingdom
Peter Sloep, Open University, Netherlands
Fridolin Wild, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Scott Wilson, University of Bolton, United Kingdom


Milos Kravcik, Open University, Netherlands
Christian Glahn, Open University, Netherlands
Wolfgang Greller, Open University, Netherlands
Sebastian Kelle, Open University, Netherlands
Mieke Haemers, Open University, Netherlands Sabine Maassen, Open University, Netherlands


The winter school will take place nearby Innsbruck, an internationally renowned winter sport centre in western Austria. The participants will stay in the Tiroler Bildungsinstitut - Grillhof (


EUR 550 (including accommodation and meals, excluding traveling expenses). TENCompetence is not allowed to provide any grants to external students. We encourage especially the project partners from the PRO-LC Cluster ( to enable their members attending the event and support exchange of knowledge among these closely related projects.


The winter school is intended for PhD students and other researchers investigating the issues related to lifelong competence development and technology enhanced learning. People are invited to submit applications to The application should include a Curriculum Vitae and an abstract describing the research objective.
The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2008. The school will be limited to 40 participants.

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