Call for papers: 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

Call for papers
5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2015) to be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain: 15 September 2015 (Tuesday).
Workshop webpage:
Twitter hashtag: #artel15

Proceedings are online
Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Prilla, Thomas Ullmann (Eds.): Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning.  In conjunction with the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World, Toledo, Spain, September 15, 2015. Available online at

Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing Technology Enhanced Learning (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science and others). The ARTEL workshop series brings together researchers and professionals from different backgrounds to provide a forum for discussing the multi-faceted area of awareness and reflection. 2015 will be the 5th workshop in the series.

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the addressed topics are converging towards the usage of awareness and reflection in practice, its implementation in modern organisations, its impact on learners and questions of feasibility and sustainability for awareness and reflection in education and work. To reflect the growing maturity of research in ARTEL over the years this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the application of awareness and reflection in practice.

The motto of the workshop this year is:
‘Awareness and Reflection in Practice: How can awareness and reflection technology become common in work practice and how does it change work practices?’

The workshop aims at:
– Providing a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL.
– Creating 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.
– Creating an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.

Proceedings of the predecessor workshops are available via (2011), (2012), (2013), and (2014).

Topics of interest
– 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 (quantitative and qualitative methods, learning analytics, visualisations etc.).
– 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.

Full papers: Description of novel theoretical, empirical or development work on awareness and reflection in TEL, including a substantial contribution to the field (up to 15 pages).
Work in progress: Ongoing research and current approaches on investigating the field, with initial insights for the community (up to 7 pages).
Demos: Prototypes, design studies and tools for the support of awareness and reflection in TEL, which can be demoed and discussed  (up to 3 pages).

All contributions will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee evaluating their originality, significance, and rigour. The papers will be published in the CEUR workshop proceedings ( Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (
Please submit your paper via EasyChair:

Special issue
In 2015 the workshop will be accompanied by a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in IJTEL: We especially encourage the authors of  ARTEL 2015 and previous editions to submit to the special issue.

Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Viktoria Pammer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom

Supporting projects
LEARNING LAYERS: Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters:
weSPOT: Propagating scientific inquiry for science learning and teaching:
EmployID: Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services:
BOOST: Business perfOrmance imprOvement through individual employee Skills Training:
FORGE: Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) is a project bringing the FIRE and eLearning worlds together:
LACE: The Learning Analytics Community Exchange:

Social platform
To stay tuned, consider joining the ARTEL social space on TELeurope:
It is easy to join. First register an account on and then join the group on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning.

The workshop will take place as part of the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015.
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’.
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