Monday, January 31, 2011

EC-TEL 2011 Call for Papers

EC-TEL 2011

Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Towards Ubiquitous Learning

20-23 September 2011, Palermo, Italy

EC-TEL is a unique setting for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in Technology Enhanced Learning from Europe and other continents to meet together and exchange on the current challenges and advances in the field. At EC-TEL, experts and young researchers in Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, as well as entrepreneurs have the opportunity to establish collaborations, strengthen their links and
cross-fertilize their core disciplines.

EC-TEL 2011will push further the Ubiquitous Learning paradigm by not only
tackling the challenges of exploiting new trendy devices in various contexts,
but also by investigating ways to meet and support formally and informally the learners in their learning playgrounds and social environments thanks to
innovative scenarios.


From both research and experience perspective the following topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Technological underpinning

  • Large scale sharing and interoperability
  • Personalization, user modeling and adaptation
  • Context-aware systems
  • Social computing
  • Social media
  • Semantic Web
  • Mobile technologies
  • Serious games and 3D virtual worlds
  • Network infrastructures and architectures for TEL
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Augmented reaility
  • Roomware and ubiquitous learning
  • Data mining and information retrieval
  • Recommender systems for TEL
  • Natural language processing and latent semantic analysis
  • eLearning specifications and standards
  • Learning analytics

Pedagogical underpinning

  • Problem- and project-based learning / Inquiry based learning
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Collaborative knowledge building
  • Game-based and simulation-based learning
  • Story-telling and reflection-based learning
  • Instructional design and design approaches
  • Communities of learners and communities of practice
  • Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning
  • Learner motivation and engagement
  • Evaluation methods for TEL

Individual, social &organizational learning processes

  • Cognitive mechanisms in knowledge acquisition and construction
  • Self-regulated and self-directed learning
  • Reflective learning
  • Social processes in teams and communities
  • Social awareness
  • Knowledge management and organizational learning
  • Sustainability and TEL business models and cases
  • Business-learning models
  • Trust and reputation in TEL
  • Fitness and evolvability of learning environments

Learning contexts and domains

  • Applications of TEL in various domains
  • Formal education: initial (K-12, higher education), post-initial (continuing education)
  • Workplace learning in small, medium and large companies
  • Aggregated learning at the workplace Distance and online learning
  • Lifelong learning (cradle to grave)
  • Vocational training
  • Informal learning
  • Non-formal learning
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Knowledge management

TEL in developing countries

  • ICT Inclusion for learning
  • Digital divide and learning
  • Generation divide and learning
  • Education policies
  • Rural learning

TEL, functional diversity and users with special needs

  • Accessible learning for all
  • Visual, hearing and physical impairments
  • Psycho-pedagogic support for users
  • Educational guidance for tutors
  • Adapted learning flow, content and monitoring process
  • Standards about accessibility and learning


The EC-TEL Demonstration is your chance to fully engage EC-TEL attendees at a personal level by letting them see, touch, squeeze, or hear your visions for the future of TEL. We expect that your Demonstration will be a reliably running prototype of your vision ready to be tried out, questioned, and interacted with. In particular, we encourage Demonstration submissions that complement an EC-TEL Paper submission, so that attendees can get a direct experience of your work in addition to the scientific presentation.


EC-TEL 2011 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties interested to organize a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of max. 4 pages outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop format, expected participants and domains addressed, dissemination activities, programme committee, and organizational requirements. A separate call will be published in parallel. Proposals should be submitted via the EasyChair system of EC-TEL.


In addition to the regular sessions and workshops, EC-TEL offers a unique
opportunity for European Projects in TEL to held face-to-face meetings. Please contact the local organization Chair at your earliest convenience to book meeting rooms.


  • Paper & demonstration submission: 04 April 2011
  • Paper & demonstration acceptance: 31 May 2011
  • Camera-ready final papers: 30 June 2011
  • Workshop proposals: 04 April 2011
  • Workshop acceptance: 09 May 2011
  • Workshops: 20-21 September 2011
  • Conference: 22-23 September 2011


All papers will be reviewed through a non-blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Proceedings will be published by Springer within their “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” series which is ranked in the ISI Web of Knowledge. The use of supplied template is mandatory:

  • Full Papers (max. 14 pages)
  • Short Papers and Posters (max. 6 pages)


  • General Chair: Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
  • Programme Chairs: Carlos Delgado Kloos, eMadrid/TELSpain/University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain; and Denis Gillet, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Workshop Chair: Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Poster and Demonstration Chair: Fridolin Wild, The Open University, UK
  • Dissemination Chair: Abelardo Pardo, eMadrid/TELSpain/University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Local Organization Chair: Mario Allegra, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Italy
  • Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Katherine Maillet, Télécom SudParis, France; and Mike Sharples, University of Birmingham, UK

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 3P Learning Model

The paper "The 3P Learning Model" has been published in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society (Vol. 13, Issue 4). The paper can be downloaded here.


Recognizing the failures of traditional Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) initiatives to achieve performance improvement, we need to rethink how we design new TEL models that can respond to the learning requirements of the 21st century and mirror the characteristics of knowledge and learning which are fundamentally personal, social, distributed, ubiquitous, flexible, dynamic, and complex in nature. In this paper, we discuss the 3P learning model; a vision of learning characterized by the convergence of lifelong, informal, and personalized learning within a social context. The 3P learning model encompasses three core elements: Personalization, Participation, and Knowledge-Pull. We then present the social software supported learning framework as a framework that illustrates the 3P learning model in action, based on Web 2.0 concepts and social software technologies.


Chatti, M. A., Jarke, M. & Specht, M. (2010). The 3P Learning Model. Educational Technology & Society, 13(4), 74-85.

Monday, January 10, 2011


After finishing my PhD at Informatik 5 (the Informations Systems group at RWTH Aachen University), I joined Informatik 9 (the eLearning group at RWTH Aachen University). See my new homepage there.