Studentship opportunity: Learning Analytics for Reflective Blogging During Authentic Enquiry

The Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, UK is currently offering one fully-funded studentship commencing October 2013. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full-time, 3-year study on one of several PhD projects.

One of these projects is especially relevant for this group. It is about Learning Analytics for Reflective Blogging During Authentic Enquiry.

Here is the description of the project:

This PhD project builds on validated pedagogical models for learner-driven enquiry, scaffolded by blogging software and associated learning analytics, to create a reflective, social, learning journal. The research will start by analysing the data already gathered from prior research in schools, design new contexts for studying this phenomenon, and refine the analytics. Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis required, programming not required but an advantage.

Find out more at: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/studentships/vacancies.php

and: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/studentships/vacancies.php#LearningAnalytics

and: http://learningemergence.net/tools/enquiryblogger

3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Proceedings

Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/

Milos Kravcik, Birgit Krogstie, Adam Moore, Viktoria Pammer, Lucia Pannese, Michael Prilla, Wolfgang Reinhardt & Thomas Daniel Ullmann (Eds.): Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Scaling up learning for sustained impact. Paphos, Cyprus, September 17, 2013. Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/


Call for papers and demos

3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (#artel13)
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2013, Paphos (Cyprus). September 17, 2013.

Extended submission deadline: 14.07.2013
Short URL: http://teleurope.eu/artel13
Twitter hashtag: #artel13

 Introduction

Awareness and Reflection are important aspects of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and have to be adequately supported to enable learners to tap the potential of learning tools. The concepts awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing TEL (CSCW, CSCL, psychology, educational sciences, computer science, …). ARTEL13 aims to push forward the discussion and research on these concepts in TEL. This year’s theme for  ARTEL 2013 is:

”How can awareness and reflection support learning in different settings (work, education, continuing professional development, lifelong learning, etc.). What are the roles that technology can play to support awareness and reflection in these contexts?”

This workshop is a direct follow-up of last year’s EC-TEL workshop ARTEL 2012, and the previous workshops ARNETS11 (Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks) and ALECR11 (Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaborative Reflection).

Objectives

The objectives of this workshop are

  1. to provide a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL
  2. to create an interactive experience that connects participants’ research, current tools or latest prototypes and models with real end users’ learning experiences and requirements regarding reflection technology
  3. to create an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.

Topics of interest

We invite contributions that address the following aspects:

  • Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in TEL and related concepts (e.g., collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.)
  • Methodologies to identify, study and analyse awareness and reflection in the context of (technology-enhanced) learning
  • Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection
  • Technology (design, application, evaluation) supporting awareness and reflection
  • Designing awareness and reflection in TEL applications and processes
  • Using awareness and reflection support to enhance the learning experience
  • Awareness of social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes
  • Awareness and reflection in specific contexts, such as higher education, work-integrated learning, learning networks, etc.

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work. The organisers particularly encourage the submission of work-in-progress, cutting-edge prototypes. The following types of contributions are welcome:

  • Full papers (max. 15 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for submission.
  • Short papers (max. 7 pages) that state the position of the authors within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work in progress.
  • Demo papers (max 2 pages) describing the motivation of the concept, the system and technology, and scenarios of application. During the workshop will be a dedicated slot were you can present and discuss your system. Additionally, you can submit a video of your system. Videos will be featured on TELeurope.

Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at http://ginkgo.cs.upb.de/events/artel13. All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee for originality, significance and quality.
The papers will be published in the CEUR-WS.org (http://ceur-ws.org) workshops proceedings. Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Important dates

14.07.2013 Extended Submission Deadline
13.08.2013 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2013 Camera-Ready Papers due
17.09.2013 Workshop

Organizers

  • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Birgit Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Adam Moore, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Viktoria Pammer, Knowledge Technologies Institute, TU Graz, Austria
  • Lucia Pannese, imaginary, Italy
  • Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt, WALLMEDIEN AG / European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning, Germany
  • Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom

Programme Committee

  • John Cook, University of the West of England, United Kingdom.
  • Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada.
  • Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria.
  • Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Austria.
  • Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia.
  • Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Alexander Nussbaumer, University of Graz, Austria.
  • Eileen O’Donnell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Andreas Schmidt, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  • Bettina Renner, Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany.
  • Fridolin Wild, The Open University, United Kingdom.

Format of the workshop

The workshop will have a mixture of paper presentations, a demo session and interactive group work. We aim to link theory and existing prototypes (both from the involved projects and from the presented papers and demos) to practical needs in educational and professional settings. This link will be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible) and researchers (in that insights and research prototypes become grounded in practice). We will use various media to encourage comments, questions and identification of hot topics during the workshop. Highlights from the presented papers and tools will be brought together in light of the workshop agenda in a final summary session, and the result will be presented during ECTEL 2013 both in the workshop summary and in the prototype sessions.

Workshop schedule Tuesday 17th of September

09.00 – 09.30 Introduction by the organisers

09.30 – 10.00 Linking Reflective Learning and Knowledge Maturing in Organizations

Birgit R. Krogstie, Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, John Krogstie, Simone Mora

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee

10.30 – 11.00 Reflection – quantifying a rare good

Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Fridolin Wild, and Peter Scott

11.00 – 11.30 Support for Collaborative Reflection in Healthcare: Comparing two Workplaces

Michael Prilla, Martin Degeling

11.30 – 12.00 Modeling computer-supported reflective learning: Combining a high-level timeline view with reflection cycles and tool use

Birgit R. Krogstie, John Krogstie, Michael Prilla

12.00 – 12.30 Improving awareness and reflection through collaborative, interactive visualizations of badges

Sven Charleer, Joris Klerkx, Jose Luis Santos and Erik Duval

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 13.50 Feeler: feel good and learn better. A tool for promoting reflection about learning and Well-being (short paper)

Eva Durall, Tarmo Toikkanen

13.50 – 14.10 SpirOnto: Semantically Enhanced Patient Records for Reflective Learning on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (short papar)

Christine Kunzmann, Traugott Roser, Andreas P. Schmidt, Tanja Stiehl

14.10 – 14.30 REFLECT: Community-Driven Scaffolding for Voice-enabled Reflection on the Go (demo)

Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, Graham Attwell, Elizabeth Chan, Marius Heinemann-Grüder, Jenny Hughes, Wenlin Lan, Andreas Vratny, Andreas Heberle

14.30 – 15.30 Interactive session: Demo your work and get feedback

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.30 Interactive session: Future Challenges in ARTEL

This part will have a highly interactive format. Expect something else than a typical session. We will do:

  • The parallel Brainwriting Pool
  • Cluster it session
  • The long shortlist session

17:30 – 18:00 Conclusions

18.00 End of workshop

Supporting projects

ARTEL2013 pulls together research on awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning across disciplines (psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects. In particular, MIRROR, ImREAL, Learning Layers, TELL-ME, and weSpot are co-ordinating projects.

MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work): http://www.mirror-project.eu/

ImREAL (Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning): http://www.imreal-project.eu/

Learning Layers (Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Cluster): http://learning-layers.eu/

TELL-ME (Technology Enhanced Learning Living Lab for Manufacturing Environments): http://www.tellme-ip.eu/

weSPOT (propagating scientific inquiry for science learning and teaching): http://wespot-project.eu

Networking and updates

To stay updated about the event and with the activity of the goup, consider to join the Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning group (http://teleurope.eu/artel).

Background of the workshop

The 3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2013) is the third workshop in a successful series of EC-TEL workshops.

Background of the EC-TEL conference

The EC-TEL 2013: Eight European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, will take place in Paphos, Cyprus, 17-21 September 2013. The motto for this year is “Scaling up learning for sustained impact”. The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience. For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu/

 

Results of ARTEL 2013 final Brainstorming session of future challenges for the community

The ARTEL13 workshop took place at the EC-TEL 2013 conference in Paphos, Cyprus. A central element of the workshop was to collaborate and to discuss the future challenges of awarness and reflection research for technology-enhanced learning. The outcome of this discussion is captured in the following mind map.