Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Science2.0 for TEL is another interesting workshop at EC-TEL 2009, organized by Erik Duval, a great person, whom I much respect and esteem. Below is the CfP.

SCIENCE2.0 FOR TEL: Call for Papers

1st Workshop on Web2.0 approaches, tools and technologies to support
research on Technology Enhanced Learning (TELSci2.0)

at the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
(EC-TEL09), Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009


In Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), the use of web2.0 technologies is
now actively being researched, under banners such as "Personal Learning
Environments" or "Open Learning Environments" and the like. In this
workshop, we want to discuss how we can leverage the same opportunities
for our research on TEL.

Indeed, as researchers in Technology Enhanced Learning we already know
how to include things like blogs, wikis and forums into the heart of our
work to enhance collaborative working, but a full "Science 2.0"
framework might provide us with a much more powerful framework to make
our research more effective.

This workshop aims to bring together all those who want to turn a vision
of the e-scholar and e-scientist of the 21st Century into reality in our
own domain of TEL.

The core of significant development in a "2.0 world" is
* leveraging web2.0 technologies (that rely on the "social graph") for
improving the effectiveness and efficiency of how we conduct science;
* the capacity to share and reuse data, and to benchmark scientific
activity in the international community.

Key questions for this workshop include:
* How do we mesh social web2.0 technologies with the scientific workflow?
* How do we share the data of our activity wider in our community?
* How do we visualize that data and how do we provide researchers with
powerful new frameworks for their scientific endeavor?

Early generic tools for science2.0 are beginning to appear:,,,,,,,,,,,
* etc.
However, most of these focus more on the sciences. There is some
discussion in blogosphere about how we could make use of science2.0
opportunities for TEL. Yet, there has not been a dedicated workshop or
conference on this theme. That is the missing piece that this workshop
wants to fill in, in the hope of moving forward this idea and
accelerating the evolution that has considerable promise of improving
how we conduct research on TEL.


The workshop will be highly interactive: presentations will be clustered
and presenters will not only discuss their own work, but also to
explicitly comment on the work of the other presenters in their session.
We will make all the papers available beforehand, so as to facilitate

Participants will also be asked to do a 5 min vlog posting to the
workshop web site before the event. (This will be a requirement for

We will ask the editors of the IEEE Transactions on Learning
Technologies to host a special issue of the re-worked papers after the


This half-day workshop is supported by the STELLAR EU Network of
Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning;
The workshop is organized by
* Erik Duval (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
* Peter Scott (Open University, UK)
* Stefanie Lindstaedt (KnowCenter, Austria)
* Nicolas Balacheff (UJF, France)

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as papers
(4-8 pages). Including demonstrations is explicitly encouraged. All
submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
program committee for originality, significance, clarity, and quality.

All questions and submissions should be sent to:


* Paper Submission: July 5, 2009
* Results Notification: July 20, 2009
* Camera Ready Submission: September 1, 2009
* Workshop Date: September 29 or 30, 2009


After three successful EC-TEL conferences in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the
Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides a
unique forum for all research related to TEL, among them education,
psychology, and computer science. The contributions will cover the
design of innovative environments, the implementation of new
technological solutions, results of empirical studies on socio-cognitive
processes in learning, and field studies regarding the use of
technologies in context.

EC-TEL is a competitive and broad forum for TEL research in Europe and
beyond. In its specialised accompanying workshops and the highlighting
main conference programme, EC-TEL09 provides unique networking
possibilities for participating researchers throughout the week and
includes project meetings and discussions for ongoing and new research
activities supported by the European Commission. See for details.

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