Conference Theme

The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) engages researchers, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. This year’s theme of ‘Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education’ focuses on the new possibilities and challenges brought by the digital transformation of the education systems. The increasing amount of data that can be collected from learning environments but also various wearable devices and new hardware sensors provides plenty of opportunities to rethink educational practices and provide new innovative approaches to learning and teaching. This kind of data can provide new insights about learning, inform individual and group-based learning processes and contribute to a new kind of data-driven education for the 21st century.

The conference will explore how data can be used to change and enhance learning in different ways and to collect evidence for technological innovations in learning: for instance multimodal data, personal data stores, data visualisations for learner and teacher awareness, feedback processes, predictions of learning progress, personalisation and adaptation, as well as data-driven learning designs, or ethics and privacy policies for the data-driven future.

Papers should consider data at different scales (individual, group, class, massive) and different dimensions (cognitive, emotional, behavioral) of learner engagement with the technology. We are looking forward to receiving papers that address the conference themes and are informed by theories of pedagogy and evidence of effective practice. Qualitative papers offering robust meta-analyses or having visionary new educational designs are also welcome.

Conference Topics

From both research and innovative practice perspectives the following topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Technological underpinning

  • Large-scale learning systems
  • Personalization, user modelling and adaptation
  • Learning analytics
  • Context-aware systems
  • Recommender systems for TEL
  • Visualization techniques for learning
  • Adapted learning flow, content and monitoring process
  • Serious games, simulations and 3D virtual worlds
  • Augmented reality
  • Social computing and social media
  • Semantic Web
  • Natural language processing and latent semantic analysis
  • Remote labs 
  • Mobile, wearable and pervasive technologies 
  • Network infrastructures and architectures for TEL
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Roomware, ambient displays and ubiquitous devices
  • Cloud Computing in TEL
  • eLearning specifications and standards
  • Interoperability and sharing of devices, tools and architectures

Pedagogical underpinning

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

Individual, social & organizational learning processes

  • Adaptive learning systems
  • Cognitive mechanisms in knowledge acquisition and construction
  • Self-regulated and self-directed learning
  • Reflective learning
  • Social processes in teams and communities
  • Learning group formation
  • Dynamic assessment of learning
  • Social awareness
  • Trust and reputation in TEL
  • Knowledge management and organizational learning

Learning communities and contexts

  • Schools and universities of the future
  • Applications of TEL in various domains
  • Formal education: initial (K-12, higher education), post-initial (continuing education)
  • Workplace learning
  • Global learning communities
  • Lifelong learning
  • Vocational training
  • Informal learning
  • Non-formal learning
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Seamless learning

Open Learning Arrangements

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Learning Networks
  • Teacher Networks
  • Bring your own Device (BYOD)
  • Learning ecologies, learning ecosystems, fitness and evolvability of learning environments
  • Business models for TEL

TEL in developing countries and for users with special needs

  • ICT Inclusion for learning
  • Digital divide and learning
  • Generation divide and learning
  • Education policies
  • Promoting learning and employability within disadvantaged groups and communities
  • Rural learning
  • Accessible learning for all
  • Visual, hearing and physical impairments
  • Psycho-pedagogic support for users
  • Standards about accessibility and learning
EC-TEL 2017

Supporting Organisations

Tallinn UniversityUniversité Jean Moulin Lyon 3KU LeuvenProekspertOpen University NetherlandsPUCInstitut Mines-TélécomArizona State UniversityUniversidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaUniversité Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - Accueil général FRAalborg University - Linking life and learning

Supporters:

European Association On Technology Enhanced Learning

Platinum Sponsor:

WEKIT