News from EC-TEL 2015
Train strike on September 14th and 15th
Due to train strike on 14th and 15th September some trains from Madrid to Toledo may not travel. Please check the website www.renfe.com to see the trains that will travel on these days.
There is an alternative way to go from Madrid to Toledo by bus, although it takes more time. Buses to Toledo depart from Madrid Plaza Elíptica almost every 30 minutes. Travel time from the airport to Plaza Elíptica is about 50-55 minutes by metro (line 8 changing at Colombia, line 9 changing at Avenida de América, and line 6 arriving at Plaza Elíptica). Travel time from Plaza Elípitica to Toledo is about 1 hour. Please have a look at the bus company www.alsa.es to see the schedule.
September, 3rd - Soccer Tournament
Following the incredible success of EC-TEL 2013 and EC-TEL 2014 soccer tournaments, there will be a new tournament this year. It will be on Wednesday, 16 September, evening, from 19:15 onwards. Interested teams or individuals please send an email to José Antonio Díaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with following data:
- Teams: Team name, Contact person, email, number of players on the team
- Individuals: Name, email
July, 22nd - EC-TEL 2015 Program
The EC-TEL 2015 Program is now available. Four days of very interesting presentations and workshops on different topics related to Technology-Enhanced Learning. You can start planning now the sessions you want to attend and of course your trip to Toledo. See you there!
June, 22nd - Keynote speakers announced
Today we are very proud to announce Lisa Marie Blaschke and Mark Brown as keynote speakers at EC-TEL 2015. Lisa's keynote is entitled "Self-determining learning: Creating personal learning environments for lifelong learning". Mark's keynote is entitled: "Reframing the Networked World: Transformative Life-long Learning for All"
June, 8th - Registration and hotel booking
Registration is now open and you can benefit from early-bird registration prices until 24 July. Authors of accepted papers should register before June 21 2015, otherwise papers cannot be included in the proceedings. Do not miss the opportunity to book now your accommodation at Hotel Beatriz, the conference venue, at very competitive prices until 31 July.
June, 8th - 2nd Call for Posters and Demos
You still have time to present a poster or demo at the EC-TEL 2015. Follow the instructions in this second call and be aware of the deadline for submissions, which is July 3.
June, 7th - Industry track
The EC-TEL 2015 is the perfect place for finding synergies between industry and academia. Do not miss the opportunity to share your insights and developments in the field of Technology enhanced Learning with other companies and educational practitioners.
June 7th - Sponsoring
The EC-TEL 2015 offers very competitive packages for those who want to publicize their companies with dedicated stands during the conference and many other benefits.
May, 23rd - Accepted EC-TEL 2015 Workshops
Nine workshops have been accepted and will take place in conjunction with EC-TEL 2015. You can find more information about their Call for Papers and their provisional workshop program at the following URL:
April, 17th - Review Process in Progress
The EC-TEL 2015 review process is in progress. Finally, a total of 184 complete submissions were received before the deadline. We thank all authors for their contributions and we thank all PC members for the work they are carrying out for having the reviews of the papers
March, 25 - Deadline for submission of full version of papers extended till April, 1st
Due to numerous requests we decided to extend the deadline for the submission of full version of papers till April, 1st. The prerequisite is that an abstract has already been sumbitted. There will be no further extension since the review process will start in early April.
March, 22nd - Call for EC-TEL Workshop proposals is still open
There is still time to submit workshop proposals for EC-TEL 2015 until March 25. See details at ectel2015.httc.de/index.php
March, 18th - More than 200 abstracts submitted
More than 200 paper abstracts have been submitted. This is a great success for EC-TEL 2015 and will ensure a high quality conference as in previous years. We thank all the authors for their interest and encourage them to keep working hard in their papers to meet the deadline for submissions next week.
January, 21st - EC-TEL 2015 Conference Leaflet is available
The EC-TEL 2015 Conference leaflet is now available. The leaflet includes an overview of the EC-TEL 2015 CFP. You can download the leaflet at this link
November, 27th - EC-TEL 2015 Theme defined
The overall theme of EC-TEL 2015 will be Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World.
Developments in information and communication technology, for example new communication patterns like in social applications, mobile devices and ubiquitous network access, together with social and economical changes lead to a networked world. The increasing networking in different scales from global to local is having a profound effect on learning and teaching. It makes new forms of collaborative and personalized learning experiences reality. Learners shift between formal, non-formal and informal learning. They come together in different social settings and communities. Teachers roles are also subject to change.
There is a pressing need to shape learning arrangements in such a way that they exploit the potentials and meet the requirements of a networked world. To address these challenges the theme of EC-TEL 2015 is "Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World".
September, 19th - EC-TEL 2015 will take place in Toledo, Spain
Next EC-TEL will take place in Toledo, Spain, in the week September, 15th till 18th, 2015. Call for paper and details will be announced during October.