Monday, September 21, 2009

MUPPLE Programme Online

The ROLE MUPPLE workshop programme is now online.

Looking forward to seeing many of you next week at ECTEL.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


The 2009 version of the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge online course (CCK09) has started, facilitated by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. I started creating my PLE to follow and participate in this great event. My CCK09 PLE so far includes:

- My blog.
- A PLEF page to aggregate distributed discussions and resources related to CCK09 (blogposts, videos, audios etc.)
- A PLEM page to collect and share good learning resources related to connectivism.

Really looking forward to this great event!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SMashup Personal Learning Environments

This paper explores the possibility to use semantic mashups to develop PLEs. I will present the same at the ECTEL MUPPLE workshop organized in the framework of the ROLE project.


Mashups have become the driving force behind the development of Personal Learning Environments (PLE). Creating mashups in an ad hoc manner is, however, for end users with little or no prgramming background not an easy task. In this paper, we leverage the possibility to use Semantic Mashups (SMashups) for a scalable approach to creating mashups. We present the conceptual and technical details of PLEFExt as a flexible framework for mashup-driven end-user development of PLEs. PLEF-Ext uses the Service Mapping Description (SMD) approach to adding semantic annotations to RESTful Web services, and leverages the SMD annotations to facilitate the automatic data mediation and user-friendly creation of learning mashups.

Related posts:

- PLEF: A Conceptual Framework for Mashup Personal Learning Environments

Monday, September 14, 2009

ECTEL09 call for registration

EC-TEL 2009
Nice September 29th - October 2nd, 2009
Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
"Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines"

We kindly remind you to register to the Fourth European conference
on Technology Enhanced Learning and Workshops


Currently, the face of learning is changing substantially. Formal learning is surrounded by informal learning opportunities, classroom learning is complemented by workplace learning, and even the frontiers between teaching and learning are disappearing as people are learning collaboratively and engaging in knowledge communities. These developments are driven by technological advancements: large scale knowledge repositories provide learners with content and support them in an individualized and adaptive way; semantic technologies provide contextualized and task-specific information; the Web 2.0 enables people to actively take part in knowledge communication and knowledge construction. These new tools and technical means need psychological and pedagogical models of learning which take into account the vast diversity of situations where learning takes place, as well as the specific needs of individuals, tutors and organisations.

ECTEL 2009 aims to bring together new technological developments and learning models. The conference will explore how the synergy of multiple disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, can provide new, more effective and more sustainable, technology-enhanced learning solutions. The conference welcomes researchers from European and Non-European countries and industries to present recent advancements from technologies, applications, and learning models in all areas of technology enhanced learning.


WS1: "TEL-CoPs'09: 3rd International Workshop on Building Technology Enhanced Learning solutions for Communities of Practice"

Workshop Organisers: Liliane Esnault, Nikos Karacapilidis, Styliani Kleanthous, Manolis Tzagarakis, Manolis Tzagarakis.
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WS2: "Serious Games Interactive Cafè"
Workshop Organisers: Lucia Pannese, Vania Dimitrova, Sonia Hetzner, Fabrizia Mantovani, Maja Pivec, David Wortley.
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WS3:" Adapting Open Educational Resources: Lessons, issues and methods"
Workshop Organisers: Tina Wilson, Patrick McAndrew and Grainne Conole
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WS4: "SEMHE '09 - Semantic Web Applications for Learning and Teaching Support in Higher"
Workshop Organisers: Thanassis Tiropanis, Hugh Davis, Patrick Carmichael
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WS5: "Future Learning Landscapes: Towards the Convergence of Pervasive and Contextual computing, Global Social Media and Semantic Web in Technology Enhanced Learning"
Workshop Organisers: Serge Garlatti, Yvan Peter, Mike Sharples, Marcelo Milrad, Mohamed Amine Chatti.
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WS6: "Relating IMS Learning Design to Web 2.0 Technologies"
Workshop Organisers: Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberheumer.
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WS7: "Elaborating the Context of Generic Teaching Methods: Catalysts and Barriers"
Workshop Organisers: Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberheumer.
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WS8: "Learning Management Systems meet Adaptive Learning Environments"
Workshop Organisers: Paul de Bra, Ekaterina Vasilyeva
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WS9: "A3H: Seventh International Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive
and Adaptable Hypermedia"
Workshop Organisers: Alexandra Cristea and Rosa M. Carro
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WS10: "Science2.0 for TEL".
Workshop Organisers: Erik Duval, Peter Scott, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Nicolas Balacheff.
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WS11: "MUPPLE-09: 2nd Workshop on Mash-UP Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE-09)".
Workshop Organisers: Marco Kalz, Daniel Müller, Matthias Palmer, Fridolin Wild.
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WS13: "Methods & Tools for Computer Supported Collaborative Creativity Process: Linking creativity & informal learning"
Workshop Organisers: Symeon Retalis and Peter Sloep.
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T1: "Creating and Delivering Adaptive Course Material through GRAPPLE"
Tutorial Organiser: Paul de Bra.
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T2: "Cognition-based Design of Innovative Learning Environments: Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
Tutorial Organisers: Fred Paas, Tamara van Gog, Femke Kirschner, Paul Chandler
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