Choosing your submission type
Not sure where your work will fit best in EC-TEL 2018? There are a wide range of submission routes available this year: research paper, practitioner paper, industry pitch, poster or demo. Your chances of success and impact will be greatest if you choose the most appropriate submission route for your work.
To help you make your choice, here is some guidance on what we are looking for within each type of submission:
(1) Research Full Papers: (14 pages incl. references) These should report substantial research results that clearly contribute to the state of the art in technology-enhanced learning. Such contributions could be technological, empirical or theoretical.
(2) Research Short Papers: (6 pages incl. references) These should report significant contributions on a smaller scale, or significant initial results. In any case, a technological, empirical or theoretical contribution should be clearly visible.
(3) Practitioner Full Papers: (14 pages incl. references) These should be based on a practical use of technology in a learning environment with an expected pedagogical value. They should present substantial work that addresses and describes the context, the digital solution, practical deployment, lessons learned and open challenges.
(4) Practitioner Short Papers: (6 pages incl. references) These should be based on a practical use of technology in a learning environment with an expected pedagogical value, but it can present work in progress. They should focus on at least some of theses areas: context, digital solution, practical deployment, lessons learned and open challenges.
(5) Demonstrations: (4 pages) These should demonstrate highly interactive ‘TEL in Action’, and show how technological innovation realises a clear learning innovation. Submission evaluation will focus on the "demonstrability" of the proposal and how well it is suited for interaction with the audience.
(6) Posters (4 pages) These should present work in progress or ideas that promise to spark discussion. Submission evaluation will focus on the "demonstrability" of the proposal as a poster and how well it is suited for discussing with the audience. Accepted poster authors will be given support to create an ePoster that they can use both at and beyond the conference.
(7) Industry pitches (1 page) The abstract should describe an important 21st century issue that is being addressed, demonstrated or expected impact, digital solution with an appropriate underlying method/methodology, and lessons learned. It should also specify a practical activity that would be run at the conference - an “experience” rather than a standard presentation.
Remember that we will not downgrade unsuccessful full paper submissions to short papers, so choose your submission type carefully to increase your chances of success.
Exhibit, sponsor or pitch!
There are 3 ways that industry can connect with EC-TEL 2018...
Exhibition and sponsorship packages are now available for European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning #ECTEL2018 This is great opportunity to promote your organisation, product or service to this international community & to network and discuss educational technology issues and futures with education leaders, research directors, researchers, healthcare educators and professionals, entrepreneurs and other industry attendees.
There is also still time to submit an industry pitch to the conference itself. The deadline for industry pitches (and other major submissions) is 15th April.
Take advantage of this international conference coming to the UK for the first time!
Short or long paper?
26th March 2018
No downgrading of long papers to short papers
Different to previous EC-TEL conferences we will no longer downgrade full papers and accept them as short papers for the EC-TEL conference. You are either accepted with your full paper to the research track or not. With this, we aim to strengthen the value of short paper submissions: The length of the paper should reflect what you have to say; and the goal in paper-writing is to be as concise as possible.
There are a wide range of submission routes available this year: research paper (long or short), practitioner paper (long or short), industry pitch, poster, demo or workshop. Your chances of success and impact will be greatest if you choose the most appropriate submission route for your work.
Keynote Speaker - Allison Littlejohn
27th February 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Professor Allison Littlejohn will be a keynote speaker at EC-TEL 2018, and we're looking forward to hearing her thoughts on "Professional Lifelong Learning". More information can be found in the Keynote Speakers area.
Keynote Speaker - David Wortley
15th February 2018
We are very excited to announce that David Wortley will be the joint EC-TEL 2018 and MEI 2018 keynote speaker. His keynote, spanning both conferences, will be on "The impact of disruptive digital technologies on Education, Medicine, Health and Well-Being.” More details can be found in the Keynote Speakers area.
Keynote Speaker - Carolyn P. Rosé
8th February 2018
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carolyn P. Rosé will be one of the keynote speakers at EC-TEL 2018 and excited to hear her thoughts on "Lifelong Learning in Web Scale Opportunity Space". More details can be found in the Keynote Speakers area.
Full CfP and Participation Announced
30th January 2018
The full call for papers and participation for EC-TEL 2018 has now been announced and is on the website. The conference offers a range of exciting ways in which researchers, students, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers can participate and collaborate.
Formats and activities in EC-TEL 2018 include:
- research papers
- practitioner papers & industry pitches
- demonstrations and posters/ePosters
- healthcare education track
- doctoral consortium
Conference Theme & Call for Papers
22nd December 2017
The first call for papers for EC-TEL 2018 has been published and the conference theme announced.
The conference theme is "Lifelong technology enhanced learning: Dealing with the complexity of 21st century challenges" and you can find the details of the Call for Papers here.
EC-TEL 2018 - Save the date
30 November 2017
The 13th annual European Conference for Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) will take place in Leeds, UK on 3-6 September 2018.
More information coming soon!