7th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

Accepted papers

Published at CEUR: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1997/

  • Alicja Piotrkowicz, Vania Dimitrova, Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Alisdair Smithies, Pat Harkin, Jane Kirby and Trudie Roberts: Quantified Self Analytics Tools for Self-regulated Learning with myPAL
  • Angela Fessl, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Wiese and Stefan Thalmann: Improving Search Strategies of Auditors – A Focus Group on Reflection Interventions
  • Svenja Neitzel, Christoph Rensing and Henrik Bellhäuser: Concept, Design and First Evaluation of a Mobile Learning Diary Application with Access to a Learning Record Store
  • Milos Kravcik, Carsten Ullrich and Christoph Igel: Supporting Awareness and Reflection in Companies to Move towards Industry 4.0
  • Mathieu D’Aquin, Alessandro Adamou, Stefan Dietze, Besnik Fetahu, Ujwal Gadiraju, Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi, Peter Holtz, Joachim Kimmerle, Dominik Kowald, Elisabeth Lex, Susana Lopez Sola, Ricardo Maturana, Vedran Sabol, Pinelopi Troullinou and Eduardo Veas: AFEL: Towards Measuring Online Activities Contributions to Self-directed Learning
  • Francesca Dagnino, Francesca Pozzi, Donatella Persico, Flavio Manganello and Andrea Ceregini: Supporting teachers’ self- reflection and professional development with gamification
  • Tom Broos, Laurie Peeters, Katrien Verbert, Carolien Van Soom, Greet Langie and Tinne De Laet: Dashboard for Actionable Feedback on Learning Skills: How Learner Profile Affects Use

Call for papers

The 7th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2017) will be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2017, Tallinn, Estonia: 12 September 2017.
Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel17
Twitter hashtag: #artel17

 

Rationale

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. 2017 will be the 7th workshop in the series.

 

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL (2011-2016) the topic has gained maturity and questions addresses 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 in conjunction with the latest trends in TEL, this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with moving from awareness and reflection to action. Changing individual behaviour and collaborative practice is very challenging, and we invite research that particularly deals with technology’s role in helping users take this step.

 

The workshop will include a paper session, a demo and prototype slam as well as an interactive session. The workshop aims at:

  1. Providing a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL.
  2. 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.
  3. Creating an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.

 

Proceedings of the predecessor workshops are available via http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/ (2011), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/ (2012), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/ (2013), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/ (2014), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1465/ (2015), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1736/ (2016).
Topics of interest
Reflective learning is a mechanism to turn experience into learning. Boud, Keogh & Walker (1985) phrase this as “those intellectual and affective activities in which individuals […] explore their experiences in order to lead to new understandings and appreciations”. As a mechanism that is suitable for self-directed learning, reflective learning has been found to be critical for success at work (Eraut, 2004; Knipfer et al, 2012). Reflection might be seen as a cognitive process as well as a social, collaborative process of learning (Prilla, Balzert & Pammer., 2012). Technology has the potential to support breakdown in the sense of creating awareness of a potential reflection opportunity, to support inquiry into the object of reflection, and to support transformation in the sense of creating new knowledge, i.e. meaning (Baumer, 2015). Concretely, technology can support e.g., data collection and analysis, sensemaking, discussion, or to guide the reflection process itself.
Furthermore, the previous six ARTEL Workshops show a wide variety of challenges and solution ideas when designing technology for reflective learning. Additionally, the IJTEL Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning captures various theoretical and empirical works that deal with aspects such as reflection guidance, reflection in blended learning, reflective learning processes in the workplace, reflection interventions in online courses, digital storytelling for developing reflection and digital skills in professional education, system architecture discussions, visualisations for awareness raising, and the impact of awareness and reflection tools in a virtual laboratory setting.
Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science…) the workshop’s general theme is encapsulated in the following questions:
  • How can awareness and reflection support learning in different settings (work, education, continuing professional development, lifelong learning, etc)?
  • What are the role(s) that technology can play in these contexts?
For ARTEL 2017 we particularly invite contributions that address the theme of moving from awareness and reflection to action. To answer the above and related questions, we are looking for 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 (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.
  • Challenges and solution ideas to help users move from awareness and reflection to action, i.e. to changing individual behaviour and collaborative practice

Submission

  • 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artel2017

Important dates
22.06.2017 30.06.2017 Submission Deadline

15.07.2017 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2017 Camera-Ready Papers
12.09.2017 Workshop
31.10.2017 Publication of Workshop Proceedings

ARTEL format
ARTEL 2017 is targeted at research and development on awareness and reflection in TEL across disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects. The target audience of ARTEL 2017 are researchers and practitioners in the field of TEL. The workshop will include a paper session, a demo and prototype slam as well as an interactive session. The workshop will last for a full day (around 7 hours of working time) and will consist of four main parts of 1.5h-2h each, bookended with introductions and summaries. Besides the discussion of novel research and work in progress, this year’s ARTEL edition will contain a session of demoing and discussing tools, especially prototypes and cutting-edge development, in which researchers and practitioners can discuss their ideas for the support of awareness and reflection in learning.

The workshop format will be a mixture of paper and demo presentations, and a discussion session in which we will 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 (research agenda). This link is expected to be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to researchers (in that insights and research prototypes become grounded in practice). There will be an overall narrative trajectory throughout the day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic implementations at the close.

Organisers
Milos Kravcik, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Viktoria Pammer, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center, Austria
Michael Prilla, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Programme Committee (tentative)
Sven Charleer, KU Leuven, Belgium
Philippe Dessus, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Ines Di Loreto, Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT), France
Eva Durall, Aalto University, Finland
Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria
Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Michael, Kickmeier-Rust, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Effie Law, University of Leicester, UK
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Carsten Ullrich, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Dominique Verpoorten, University of Liège, Belgium
Riina Vuorikari, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain

Supporting projects

Employ ID – Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services: http://employid.eu

SlideWiki – Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring: https://slidewiki.eu

ADAPTION – Migration zum Cyber-physischen Produktionssystem: http://www.adaption-projekt.de

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

EC-TEL
The workshop will take place as part of the 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, September 12-15, 2017. The overall theme of EC-TEL 2017 is Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education, focusing on the new possibilities and challenges brought by the digital transformation of the education systems. For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu

 

6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

Proceedings:

Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Prilla, Thomas Ullmann (Eds.): Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning. Lyon, France, September 13, 2016. Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1736

 

News

 

Call for papers

6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016) to be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France: 13 September 2016 (Tuesday).
Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel16
Twitter hashtag: #artel16

Rationale
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. 2016 will be the 6th workshop in the series.

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the topic has gained maturity and questions addresses 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 in conjunction with the latest trends in TEL, this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the contribution and impact of Learning Analytics on awareness and reflection. The motto of the workshop this year is:

“Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection: How can Learning Analytics methodologies and tools support awareness and reflection in different learning contexts?”

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 http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/ (2011), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/ (2012), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/ (2013), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/ (2014), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1465/ (2015).

Topics of interest
For ARTEL 2016 we particularly invite contributions that address the theme of ‘Learning Analytics methodologies and tools support awareness and reflection in different learning contexts’ (but not restrict contributions to this theme).

We are looking for 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 (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.

Submission

  • 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 (http://ceur-ws.org). Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).
Please submit your paper via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artel2016

We are currently in the process of publishing a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in the Int. J. of Technology Enhanced Learning: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965. Authors of accepted articles in this special issue will be invited to attend ARTEL 2016 and present their work.

Important dates
01.07.2016 10.07.2016 Submission Deadline
10.08.2016 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2016 Camera-Ready Papers
13.09.2016 Workshop
31.10.2016 Publication of Workshop Proceedings

ARTEL format
ARTEL 2016 is targeted at research and development on awareness and reflection in TEL across disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects. The target audience of ARTEL 2016 are researchers and practitioners in the field of TEL.
The workshop will include a paper session, a demo and prototype slam as well as an interactive session.
The workshop will last for a full day (around 7 hours of working time) and will consist of four main parts of 1.5h-2h each, bookended with introductions and summaries. Besides the discussion of novel research and work in progress, this year’s ARTEL edition will contain a session of demoing and discussing tools, especially prototypes and cutting-edge development, in which researchers and practitioners can discuss their ideas for the support of awareness and reflection in learning.

The workshop format will be a mixture of paper and demo presentations, and a discussion session in which we will 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 (research agenda). This link is expected to be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to researchers (in that insights and research prototypes become grounded in practice). There will be an overall narrative trajectory throughout the day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic implementations at the close.

Organisers
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

Programme Committee
Yiwei Cao, IMC AG, Germany
Sven Charleer, KU Leuven, Belgium
Philippe Dessus, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Ines Di Loreto, Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT), France
Eva Durall, Aalto University, Finland
Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria
Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Michael, Kickmeier-Rust, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Simon Knight, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Effie Law, University of Leicester, UK
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Dominique Verpoorten, University of Liège, Belgium
Riina Vuorikari, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain

Supporting projects
Employ ID – Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services: http://employid.eu
Layers – Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Cluster: http://learning-layers.eu/
FORGE – Forging Online Education through FIRE – is a project bringing the FIRE and eLearning worlds together: http://ict-forge.eu/
LACE – The Learning Analytics Community Exchange: http://www.laceproject.eu/
WEKIT – Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training: http://wekit.eu
VIRTUS – Virtual Vocational Education and Training: http://virtus-project.eu

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

EC-TEL
The workshop will take place as part of the 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016.
The overall theme of EC-TEL 2016 is Adaptive and Adaptable Learning.

This year’s theme of ‘Adaptive and Adaptable Learning’ highlights developments in adaptive learning systems that are starting to realise the vision of education matched to the needs and interests of each learner. Effective technology enhanced learning must also be adaptable – resilient, flexible, and sustainable despite rapidly changing needs, technologies, contexts and policies.

The conference will explore how research in collaborative and personalized learning can be combined with new developments in analytics, interaction design, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, and visualization techniques, to enhance learning for everyone.We call for papers addressing the conference themes, informed by theories of pedagogy and evidence of effective practice. Papers offering robust meta-analyses, new methods of TEL design and analysis are also welcomed.

For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu

ARTEL 2016 – Programme

Tuesday 13th of September

Full papers: 25 min presentation and 5 min discussion

Work in progress papers: 15 min presentation and 5 min discussion

Short / demo papers: 15 min presentation and 5 min discussion

9:00 – 9:10 Introduction to the workshop

Learning Analytics, Visualisations and Dashboards for Awareness and Reflection

  • Granit Luzhnica, Angela Fessl, Eduardo Veas, Belgin Mutlu and Viktoria Pammer. Designing Generic Visualisations for Activity Log Data. (25+5)
  • Christine Michel, Élise Lavoué, Sébastien George and Min Ji. Supporting Awareness and Self-Regulation In Project-Based Learning through Personalized Dashboards. (25+5) – IJTEL paper
  • Oliver Blunk, Michael Prilla and Graham Attwell. Reflection Analytics in Online Communities: Guiding Users to become active in Collaborative Reflection. (15+5)
  • Darya Hayit, Tobias Hölterhof, Martin Rehm, Oskar Carl and Michael Kerres. Visualizing online (social) learning processes – Designing a Dashboard to support reflection. (15+5)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Collaborative/Social Reflection and Reflection in the Workplace

  • Viktoria Pammer, Birgit Krogstie and Michael Prilla. Let’s Talk About Reflection at Work. (25+5) – IJTEL paper
  • Morin Roa, Eliana Scheihing, Julio Daniel Guerra and Carlos Blaña. E-portfolio for Awareness and Reflection in a Blended Learning Environment. (15+5)
  • Tracie Farrell Frey, George Gkotsis and Alexander Mikroyannidis. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Representing Metacognition with Question-based Dialogue. (15+5)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch break

Literature Reviews and Theoretical Contributions to Awareness and Reflection

  • Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Triana, Luis P. Prieto, Andrii Vozniuk, Mina Shirvani Boroujeni, Beat A. Schwendimann, Adrian Holzer and Denis Gillet. Monitoring, Awareness and Reflection in Blended Technology Enhanced Learning: a Systematic Review. (25+5) – IJTEL paper
  • Angela Fessl, Oliver Blunk, Michael Prilla and Viktoria Pammer. The Known Universe of Reflection Guidance: a Literature Review. (25+5) – IJTEL paper
  • Birgit Krogstie and John Krogstie. Considering Self-Efficacy in Reflection. (15+5)

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 Plenary discussion & wrap-up

Call for Papers Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (IJTEL)

Update: The Special Issue is published here: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijtel&year=2017&vol=9&issue=2/3

Call for papers

Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing technology-enhanced learning (including CSCW, psychology, educational sciences and computer science).
Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines, we are aiming to present a special issue in which answers to the following questions can be found:

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 in these contexts to support awareness and reflection for learning?

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ARTEL workshops at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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.

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the IJTEL Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965.

Kind regards, and looking forward to your submission,
Thomas Ullman, Viktoria Pammer, Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Michael Prilla

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

News:

Proceedings:

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 http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1465/

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: http://teleurope.eu/artel15
Twitter hashtag: #artel15

Rationale
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 http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/ (2011), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/ (2012), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/ (2013), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/ (2014).

 

Topics of interest
Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science…) the workshop’s theme is encapsulated in the following questions:

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

For ARTEL 2015 we particularly invite contributions that address the theme of ‘Awareness and Reflection in Practice’ (but not restrict contributions to this theme):

  • How can awareness and reflection technology become common in work practice and how does it change work practices?
  • How can we include user groups with different backgrounds (education, IT-exposure etc.) into using awareness and reflection in TEL?
  • What are the success factors and barriers for awareness and reflection in TEL (trust, privacy, socio-technical aspects etc.)?

To answer the above and related questions, we are looking for 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 (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.

Submission
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 (http://ceur-ws.org). Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).
Please submit your paper via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artel2015

We encourage authors, who submitted to the ARTEL15 and previous workshops, to consider submitting to the special issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning to be published in the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL): http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965
Submitting first to the workshop can provide you with valuable thinking points that may be helpful for the journal submission. Questions regarding the special issue can be discussed during the workshop or via Email. Please note that the workshop papers must have been substantially revised prior to the journal submission (see http://www.inderscience.com/info/inauthors/author_mp.php).

Important dates
30.06.2015 10.07.2015 Submission Deadline
10.08.2015 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2015 Camera-Ready Papers
15.09.2015 Workshop
30.10.2015 Publication of Workshop Proceedings

ARTEL format
ARTEL 2015 is targeted at research and development on awareness and reflection in TEL across disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects (EmployID, weSPOT, FORGE and others as co-organizing projects). The target audience of ARTEL 2015 are researchers and practitioners in the field of TEL.
The workshop will include a paper session, a demo and prototype slam as well as an interactive session.
The workshop will last for a full day (around 7 hours of working time) and will consist of four main parts of 1.5h-2h each, bookended with introductions and summaries. Besides the discussion of novel research and work in progress, this year’s ARTEL edition will contain a session of demoing and discussing tools, especially prototypes and cutting-edge development, in which researchers and practitioners can discuss their ideas for the support of awareness and reflection in learning.

The workshop format will be a mixture of paper and demo presentations, and a discussion session in which we will 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 (research agenda). This link is expected to be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to researchers (in that insights and research prototypes become grounded in practice). There will be an overall narrative trajectory throughout the day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic implementations at the close.

Organisers
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

Programme Committee
Philippe Dessus, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Ines Di Loreto, UTT – Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Eva Durall, Aalto University, Finland
Nils Faltin, IMC AG, Germany
Rebecca Ferguson, The Open University, UK
Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria
Michael, Kickmeier-Rust, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Simon Knight, The Open University, UK
Effie Law, University of Leicester, UK
Paul Lefrere, The Open University, UK
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Carsten Ullrich, DFKI, Germany
Dominique Verpoorten, University of Liège, Belgium
Riina Vuorikari, European Commission JRC IPTS, Spain

Workshop schedule – Tuesday 15th of September

Full papers presentations (25 min presentation and 5 min discussion)
Work in progress paper presentation (15 min presentation and 5 min discussion)
Short discussion papers (15 min presentation and 5 min discussion)
9:30 – 9:40 Introduction to the workshop

Technology enhanced reflection and awareness in formal education (80min)

Dominique Verpoorten, Wim Westera and Marcus Specht. Effects of isolated versus combined reflective enactments in an online course – An exploratory study. (25+5)
Michael A. Bedek, Michael Kickmeier-Rust and Dietrich Albert. Formal Concept Analysis for Modelling Students in a Technology-enhanced Learning Setting. (15+5)
Sophie Tasnier, Valeria Busoni, Christian Hanzen, Géraldine Bolen, Catherine Delguste, Nadine Antoine, Véronique Delvaux, Art Tatiana, Jean-François Van de Poël and Dominique Verpoorten. Learning to look – Purpose and design of an awareness-raising online course in veterinary sciences. (15+5)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Technology enhanced reflection and awareness outside formal education (90min)

Oliver Blunk and Michael Prilla. Prompting users to facilitate support needs in collaborative reflection. (25+5)
Nils Faltin and Margret Jung. A course concept for enhancing reflective learning – bringing research project results into the field. (15+5)
Eva Durall. Feeler: supporting awareness and reflection through EEG data. (15+5)
Viktoria Pammer. Mood in the City – Data-Driven Reflection on Mood in Relation to Public Spaces. (15+5)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

Methods and analytics of awareness and reflection research in technology enhanced learning (80min)

Thomas Ullmann. Keywords of written reflection – a comparison of a reflective and descriptive dataset. (25+5)
Alana Morais, Ivana Marenzi and Deirdre Kantz. The LearnWeb Formative Assessment Module: Supporting Awareness and Reflection in Blended Courses. (15+5)
Alexander Mikroyannidis, Aitor Gomez-Goiri, John Domingue, Christos Tranoris, Daan Pareit, Jono Vanhie-Van Gerwen and Johann Marquez-Barja. Deploying Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection in Online Scientific Experimentation. (15+5)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Closing plenary discussion

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

Social platform
To stay tuned, consider joining the ARTEL social space on TELeurope: http://teleurope.eu/artel

It is easy to join. First register an account on http://teleurope.eu and then join the group on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning.

EC-TEL
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’.

For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu

4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Proceedings online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/

Please refer to the proceedings as

Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Prilla, Thomas Ullmann, Fridolin Wild (Eds.): Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities. Graz, Austria, September 16, 2014. Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/

 

Call for papers

4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2014)
to be held in the context of EC-TEL 2014, Graz (Austria): September 16 (Tuesday), 2014.

Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel14
Twitter hashtag: #artel14
Tweetalytics report: http://crunch.kmi.open.ac.uk/people/~fwild/services/tweetalytics-artel14.Rmw

Rationale
Enhancing “awareness” of learners and other participants involved in learning processes by technology means augmenting formal or informal learning experiences, typically in real-time, with information on progress, presence, outcomes, workspace, and the like.

Supporting “reflection” means enabling learners to capture, adapt, re-evaluate, and share experience in anticipation of future situations it will prove relevant to. Reflection supported digitally is a creative act, adding sense and meaning to experiences made.

Combining support for “awareness” and “reflection” bears huge potential for improving the learning and training with respect to utility, self-regulation, usability, and user experience.

This 4th ARTEL workshop brings together researchers and industry from different backgrounds to discuss and advance support of awareness and reflection for learning. This year’s workshop will run under the headline “application in practice”, additionally emphasising feasibility and sustainability aspects in education and in the workplace.

The workshop seeks to attract both research results and work in progress in order to chart out the current state-of-the-art and to define main enablers and future challenges. Naturally, it will serve as a forum for establishing new collaborations.

The workshop will therefore include both presentations and discussions of research insights (papers), as well as a demo and prototype slam. Using presentations as catalyst for continuing post-talk debate, the workshop will conclude the day with an open discussion exchanging ideas, summing up, and defining a medium to long-term research agenda.

The main findings and highlights of the workshop will be presented back to the full EC-TEL plenary in the wrap up session (see main programme, once available).

Proceedings of the predecessor workshops are available via http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/ (2011), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/ (2012), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/ (2013).

Workshop schedule (Tuesday 16th of September)

Morning session (9-12:30)

Introduction to the workshop

Full papers presentations (25 min presentation and 5 min discussion):
Maurizio Megliola, Gianluigi Di Vito, Roberto Sanguini, Fridolin Wild, Paul Lefrere. Creating awareness of kinaesthetic learning using the Experience API: current practices, emerging challenges, possible solutions

Fridolin Wild, Peter Scott, Paul Lefrere, Jaakko Karjalainen, Kaj Helin, Ambjorn Naeve, Erik Isaksson. Towards data exchange formats for learning experiences in manufacturing workplaces

Andreas Janson, Sissy-Josefina Ernst, Katja Lehmann and Jan Marco Leimeister. Creating awareness and reflection in a large-scale IS lecture – the application of a peer assessment in a flipped classroom scenario

Angela Fessl, Gudrun Wesiak and Granit Luzhnica. Application overlapping user profiles to foster reflective learning at work

Afternoon session (13:30-16:30/17:30)
Short paper presentation (15 min presentation and 5 min discussion):
Michael Prilla, Oliver Blunk, Jenny Bimrose and Alan Brown. Reflection as support for career adaptability: A concept for reflective learning in public administration

Demo session (10 min presentation and 5 min discussion):
Milos Kravcik, Kateryna Neulinger and Ralf Klamma. Boosting informal workplace learning in small enterprises

Nils Faltin, Simon Schwantzer and Margret Jung. Activity recommendation app – software to evaluate the usefulness of improvement recommendations created in a team

Min Ji, Christine Michel, Elise Lavoué and Sebastien George. DDART: an awareness system to favor reflection during project-based learning

Sven Charleer, Jose Luis Santos, Joris Klerkx and Erik Duval. LARAe: Learning Analytics Reflection & Awareness environment

Closing plenary discussion

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to contributing original theories, methods, evaluation studies, design and application (case) studies in and on:

  • Reflective writing and knowledge maturing
  • Analytics, text- and data mining
  • Integration of reflection support into other approaches of learning
  • Social and group virtual and super-real presence
  • Scaffolding approaches and techniques
  • Real-time awareness and reflection
  • Personalisation and Social Technologies
  • Awareness and reflection in inquiry-based learning
  • Augmented reality, wearable, pervasive applications
  • Collaborative reflection
  • Social network analysis
  • Visual analytics, dashboards
  • Models, ontologies, and annotation
  • Processes and workflows

Submission
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work as either a full paper (limit: 15 pages), research note (limit: 7 pages), or demo (limit: 3 pages). Full papers thereby report on novel theoretical, empirical, or development work, including a significant contribution to the field. Research notes report work in progress to share early insights with the community. Demos describe novel prototypes, design studies, or tools, which can be shown and further discussed during the workshop.

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 (http://ceur-ws.org). Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

ARTEL14 will award the best paper and demo submitted.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artel2014

Important dates
30.06.2014    Submission deadline
10.07.2014    Extended submission deadline
11.08.2014    Notification of acceptance
30.08.2014    Camera-ready papers due
16.09.2014    Workshop

Organisers
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
Fridolin Wild, The Open University, United Kingdom

Programme Committee
Riina Vuorikari, European Commission JRC IPTS, Spain
Philippe Dessus, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Stefano Bianchi, SOFTECO, Italy
Ines Di Loreto, UTT- Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Carsten Ullrich, DFKI, Germany
Peter Sloep, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss
Paul Lefrere, CCA, UK
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Jaakko Karjalainen, VTT, Finland
Joris Klerkx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
John Cook, University of West of England, UK
Marcus Specht, Open University of the Nethderlands, Netherlands
Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador
Kaj Helin, VTT, Finland
Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Monica Divitini, IDI-NTNU, Norway
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Austria
Simon Knight, The Open University, United Kingdom

Supporting projects
MIRROR: Reflective Learning at Work: http://www.mirror-project.eu/
LEARNING LAYERS: Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters: http://learning-layers.eu/
TELLME: Technology enhanced learning livinglab for manufacturing environments: http://tellme-ip.eu/
weSPOT: Propagating scientific inquiry for science learning and teaching: http://wespot-project.eu
EmployID: Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services: http://employid.eu
BOOST: Business perfOrmance imprOvement through individual employee Skills Training: http://www.boost-project.eu/

Social platform
To stay tuned, consider joining the ARTEL social space on TELeurope: http://teleurope.eu/artel

It is easy to join. First register an account on http://teleurope.eu and then join the group on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning.

EC-TEL
The workshop will take place as part of the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014. The motto for this year is “Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities”. 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 complement their core expertise. For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu

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

The proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced learning are now freely available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/

We had a good amount of submissions, but not all papers could be accepted. After the review eight papers  got accepted. They are:
– “Linking reflective learning and knowledge maturing in organizations” written  by  Birgit R. Krogstie, Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, John Krogstie, Simone Mora
– “Reflection – quantifying a rare good” written by Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Fridolin Wild, Peter Scott
– “Support for collaborative reflection in healthcare: Comparing two workplaces” written by    Michael Prilla, Martin Degeling
– “Modeling computer-supported reflective learning: combining a high-level timeline view with reflection cycles and tool use” written by Birgit R. Krogstie, John Krogstie, Michael Prilla
– “Improving awareness and reflection through collaborative, interactive visualizations of badges” written by  Sven Charleer, Joris Klerkx, Jose Luis Santos, Erik Duval
– “Feeler: feel good and learn better. A tool for promoting reflection about learning and well-being” written by  Eva Durall, Tarmo Toikkanen
– “SpirOnto: Semantically enhanced patient records for reflective learning on spiritual care in palliative care” written by  Christine Kunzmann, Traugott Roser, Andreas P. Schmidt, Tanja Stiehl
– “REFLECT: Community-driven scaffolding for voice-enabled reflection on the go” written by Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, Graham Attwell, Elizabeth Chan, Marius Heinemann-Grüder, Jenny Hughes, Wenlin Lan, Andreas Vratny, Andreas Heberle

The editorial contains  the mind-map on the future challenges for awareness and reflection in technology enhanced learning. This was the direct result of the interactive session of the workshop. In addition the twitter backchannel #artel13 was captured with a wordcloud, summing up all tweets in one picture.

artel13twitterwordcloud

This was now the 3rd consecutive workshop at the ECTEL conference and the fifth workshop of a successful workshop series about awareness and reflection in TEL.

I would like to say thanks to all making this workshop a success. Special thanks belongs to our reviewers. They are listed in the programme committee section of the editorial.

If you are interest in all previous workshops and their proceedings, please visit http://teleurope.eu/artel13

We have a dedicated group on Awareness and Reflection on TELeurope. This is the perfect place to stay updated and to get connected with us and other researchers in this area. Just join the Awareness and Reflection Group on TELeurope.eu: http://teleurope.eu/artel

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.

2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL12)

2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (#artel12) to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2012, Saarbrucken (Germany)

Proceedings

Online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/

Adam Moore, Viktoria Pammer, Lucia Pannese, Michael Prilla, Kamakshi Rajagopal,Wolfgang Reinhardt, Thomas D. Ullmann & Christian Voigt (Eds.): Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills. Saarbrucken, Germany, September 18, 2012. Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/

 

Call for papers and demos

2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (#artel12)
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2012, Saarbrucken (Germany)

Full day workshop: September 18, 2012

Short URL: http://teleurope.eu/artel12
Twitter hashtag: #artel12

Introduction

Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science…) the workshop’s theme is encapsulated in the following question:

“What do awareness and reflection mean in the context of TEL, and how can technologies support either?”

This workshop is a direct follow-up to last year’s ECTEL workshops “ARNETS11 (Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks)” and “ALECR11 (Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaborative Reflection)”.

Objectives

The objective of this workshop is i) to provide a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL and ii) to provide an interactive experience that connects participants’ research, the co-organizing projects’ latest proto-types and models with real end users’ learning experiences and needs regarding reflection technology. The target audience of ARTEL2012 are researchers and practitioners in the field of TEL.

Format of the workshop

The workshop format will thus be a mixture of paper and demo presentations, and sessions in which we will work 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 is expected to be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to researchers (in that insights and research pro-totypes become grounded in practice. There will be a overall narrative trajectory throughout the day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic implementations at the close.

Topics of interest

We are looking for original contributions that address the following aspects:

  • Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning, and related theoretical concepts (e.g., collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.)
  • Methodologies to study awareness and reflection in the context of (technology-enhanced) learning
  • Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection
  • Technology (design, application, evaluation) that supports awareness and reflection
  • 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. Demonstrations are encouraged:

  • 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.
  • Posters and demo papers (2 pages) that summarize preliminary work results.

Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at http://gkgo.me/artel12

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). We encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool and the respective LaTeX template.

Important dates

30.06.2012 Submission Deadline

29.07.2012 Extended submission deadline

21.08.2012 Notification of Acceptance

09.09.2012 Camera-Ready Papers

18.09.2012 Workshop (Schedule: http://www.teleurope.eu/pg/pages/view/201302/)

Networking and updates

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Organizers

  • Adam Moore, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), @adam__moore
  • Viktoria Pammer, Know Center (Austria), @contextgroupkc
  • Lucia Pannese, imaginary (Italy), @lpannese
  • Michael Prilla, University of Bochum (Germany)
  • Kamakshi Rajagopal, Open Universiteit (Netherlands), @krajagopal
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany), @wollepb
  • Thomas Ullmann, The Open University (UK), @thomasullmann
  • Christian Voigt, Centre for Social Innovation (Germany), @chrvoigt

Programme Committee

  • Eileen O’Donnell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Martin Wolpers, Fit Fraunhofer Society, Germany.
  • Daniel Wessel, Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany.
  • Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria.
  • Carsten Ullrich, Jiao Tong University, China.
  • Victoria Macarthur, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Peter Sloep, Open University, Netherlands.
  • Rebecca Ferguson, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Kristin Knipfer, Technische Universität München, Germany.
  • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen, Germany.
  • Elizabeth FitzGerald, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Fridolin Wild, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Rory Sie, Celstec, Netherlands.

Supporting projects
ARTEL2012 pulls together research on awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning across disciplines (psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects (MIRROR, ImREAL, STELLAR, MATURE, TellNET, TelMap as co-organising projects).

  • MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work): http://www.mirror-project.eu/
  • ImREAL (Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning): http://www.imreal-project.eu/
  • STELLAR: (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning at a LARge scale): http://www.stellarnet.eu/
  • MATURE (Knowledge Maturing): http://mature-ip.eu/
  • TellNET (Teachers’ Lifelong Learning Networks): http://www.tellnet.eun.org/
  • TelMap (Possible Futures for Technology Enhanced Learning): http://telmap.org/

Background of the workshop
The 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2012) builds upon several successful workshops.

  • 1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks (ARNets11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arnets11. Proceedings: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/.
  • Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaboratice Reflection (ALECR11). Workshop homepage: http://www.i-maginary.it/ectel2011/index.html.
  • 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environemnts (ARPLE11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arple11. Proceedings: http://journal.webscience.org/view/events/The_PLE_Conference_2011/paper.html#group_Proceedings_of_the_1st_Workshop_on_Awareness_and_Reflection_in_Personal_Learning_Environments.

Background of the conference
The EC-TEL 2012: Seventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning will take place between the 18th and 21st of September 2012 in Saarbrucken, Germany. This year’s motto is 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills.

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

 

ARTEL12 Workshop Schedule

The morning session starts with the presentations of the accepted papers and demos. The first half will be on awareness and the second half on reflection. The whole afternoon consists of several interactive session.

The workshop takes place in Building B 4 1, room 0.17 (see: http://ec-tel.eu/program/timetable).

The programme is as follows:

9:00-18:30 ARTEL12 fullday workshop

9:00- 10:00 Session on Awareness

9:00-9:15 Introduction

9:15-9:25 Understanding the meaning of awareness in Research Networks

9:25-9:30 Feedback

9:30-9:40 Supporting Scholarly Awareness and Researchers’ Social Interactions using PUSHPIN

9:40-9:45 Feedback

9:45-9:50 A Theoretical Framework for Shared Situational Awareness in Sociotechnical Systems (short paper)

9:50-9:55 Feedback

9:55-10:00 Exploiting awareness to facilitate the orchestration of collaborative activities in physical spaces (Poster)

10:00-10:05 Feedback

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:30 Session on Reflection

10:30-10:40 Tool support for reflection in the workplace in the context of reflective learning cycles

10:40-10:45 Feedback

10:45-10:55 Empowering students to reflect on their activity with StepUp!: Two case studies with engineering students.

10:55-11:00 Feedback

11:00-11:10 Fostering reflective practice with mobile technologies

11:10-11:15 Feedback

11:15-11:25 Comparing Automatically Detected Reflective Texts with Human Judgements

11:25-11:30 Feedback

11:30-11:35 The Functions of Sharing Experiences, Observations and Insights for Reflective Learning at Work (short paper)

11:35-11:40 Feedback

11:40-11:45 Detecting and Reflecting Learning Activities in Personal Learning Environments (short paper)

11:45-11:50 Feedback

11:50-11:55 Improving Social Practice: Enhancing Learning Experiences with Support for Collaborative Reflection (short paper)

11:55-12:00 Feedback

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-18:30 Interactive Part

13:30- 14:30 Brainstorming exercise (awareness/reflection)

14:30 – 15:30 Playing games and simulations

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:00 Discussion in groups (awareness/reflection)

17:00 -18:30 Discussion in Plenary (awareness + reflection)

18:30-19:00 Transfer to hotels

Slides

Here are the welcome slides for the workshop with the presentation schedule and more info about the workshop: http://www.slideshare.net/ThomasUllmann/welcome-slides-awarness-and-reflection-workshop 

Davinia Hernández-Leo’s slides (on “Exploiting awareness to facilitate the orchestration of collaborative activities in physical spaces”) are available at http://www.slideshare.net/davinia.hl/signal-orchestrationsystemartelectel2012-14340818
Thank you for the interesting workshop!

Thomas Ullmann’s slides on “Comparing Automatically Detected Reflective Texts with Human Judgements” are online at: http://www.slideshare.net/ThomasUllmann/artel12-reflection-detection

1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks (ARNets11)

Proceedings

are online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/

Wolfgang Reinhardt, Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Peter Scott, Viktoria Pammer, Owen Conlan & Adriana Berlange (eds.): Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks. In conjunction with the 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Towards Ubiquitous Learning 2011. Palermo, Italy, September 21, 2011. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/

Announcement:

TEL-Think-Tank 2011 Workshop: there is a connection between both workshops, with a set of joint actions ahead:

There will be a cross-twitter channel between the workshop: #arnets11 and #telthinktank

And we encourage participants from both workshops interact during the coffee break.

Find out more at the ARNets11 workshop program page: http://www.teleurope.eu/pg/pages/view/120696/

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The Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks workshop aims to build an interdisciplinary understanding of issues regarding awareness and reflection in networked learning. It will attract participants from social science, computer science, design, psychology, and learning sciences to challenge the understanding of the fields of awareness and reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. The participants will present and discuss their papers and work together on an integrated roadmap for future research in this field. As the workshop topics overlap significantly with those of EU FP7 projects: ImREAL, MIRROR, STELLAR, TELLNET, MATURE, and TELMap the workshop will also act as forum for communication between these communities.

 

Call for papers and demos

1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks (ARNets11)
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2011, Palermo (Italy)
September 21, 2011 (full day)

Twitter hashtag: #arnets11
Short URL: http://teleurope.eu/arnets11

The workshop program is now online: http://www.teleurope.eu/pg/pages/view/120696/

Background

In today’s economy, knowledge is one of the most important resources for both individuals and organizations. People invest significant efforts in the design and development of learning resources and software that strives to enhance the learning successes of individuals and groups. Networking, exchanging ideas and using tools for research on the Web are essential parts of their learning practice. While learners are, to a certain degree, aware about their relations in these networks and the partners of their communication, technology can make explicit related activities beyond the individual focus of attention. Additionally, technology can help learners bring knowledge and knowledge needs from their individual learning space into networked environments. It is important to note that not all activities relevant for learning already happen in online networks. Rather, motivated individuals engage in these networks, but there are lots more learners who could profit from such an engagement, but just never take the necessary steps. Here, technology can help e.g. by raising awareness about a learner’s activities or those of others, related communities, information needs, etc.

Computer-mediated communication has the advantage that it can create mirroring artefacts, which capture learning analytic data to help learners to become aware and to reflect. These can be (1) via mirroring information, which would normally be visible in face-to-face situations, but which can be viewed as a highlight or learning-focused selection, and (2) mirroring information, which is normally invisible in face-to-face situations, but that has the potential to improve the working or learning process. This information could help learners to become aware of their constantly changing connections and interactions beyond their individual context and help them to reflect upon.

Traditionally the concept of awareness is used in the research field of CSCW to re-establish awareness conditions of face-to-face situations with visual cues showing for example, who is online or working on a document. In the field of perception psychology, awareness is the state or ability to focus on certain stimuli of the environment while ignoring others. Here, being aware of something does not necessarily mean to understand it. In marketing, awareness usually relates to the degree consumers knows about a certain product. Generating public awareness is deemed as a task of the media to establish topics the public should know about.

The term ‘awareness’ has several context-dependent meanings; the same applies for the term ‘reflection’. In educational science, reflection could be seen as a critical, rigorous, and evidence based thinking, often activated by a puzzling (new) situation, involving (re-)thinking and a learning of a new understanding. Here, successful reflection leads to learning. Reflection can be also seen as a psychological process, a way of self-reflection, to inspect a way of thinking and may lead to a deeper understanding of one’s learning strengths and weaknesses. In computer science, reflection can refer to the ability of programs to inspect its behaviour to adapt accordingly. The relation between awareness and reflection is that awareness of something may lead to reflection, or inversely, without being aware of something one cannot reflect on it. Especially in our fast-paced, ever dynamic world, where knowledge is a valuable (economic) asset, self-directed and lifelong learning are very important for learners, and for organisations it is important to have members who are able to do that. Through becoming aware of a certain fact, learners can reflect on it and eventually learn something new.

Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection one of the questions is what does it mean for Technology Enhanced Learning and how does it relate to Learning Networks? We understand Learning Networks (LNs) as online communities in which users share existing information and cooperatively create new knowledge. This way, Learning Networks help participants to develop their skills and competences in often non-formal, unplanned and ad-hoc learning situations and educational contexts.

Whilst there are many standards and technical approaches to overcome silo-boundaries of the used leaning services and tools in terms of re-usability and interoperability, there are hardly any working solutions to enhance awareness and support reflection processes in such infrastructures, and to foster participation in learning networks. Furthermore, most of the tools applied were not designed to engage persons in active participation but to consume and absorb information provided. There is a pressing need to directly support the instrumentation of awareness, and the activation of reflection processes.

More and more companies, (educational) institutions and research projects in which knowledge and knowledge transfer are the core of the daily business are implementing social media in their organizations. Explicating knowledge and their carrier are key features for learning in networks. With the rise of mobile small screen devices, the prerequisites to be aware of the different dimensions of the context of artefacts, like time, location, environment and relations between artefacts would be available. As Social Media, learning services and mobile Internet grow together, those will be one of the main resources for informal learning. Awareness support for lifelong learners in learning networks will help to make sense of the footprints of the usage of social media and mobile environments and will support the reflection about the fast changing dynamics in open research environments. Awareness support about learning activities in general will help learners identify knowledge that can be integrated in such learning networks, and knowledge needs that can be addressed in such learning networks.

Important dates

Deadline for papers: 11 July 2011 25 July 2011
Notification of acceptance:  10 August 2011 22 August 2011
Deadline camera-ready: 04 September 2011 – 14 September 2011
Dates of the workshop:  21 September 2011
Dates of the conference: 20-23 September 2011

Format of the workshop

This full one-day workshop brings together people from different domains to enable multi-disciplinary discussion of the topic. Before the workshop, participants are invited to participate in the awareness and reflection group on TELeurope , and to discuss their papers prior to the workshop. Additionally, they are expected to provide a list of their personal research challenges in the area of awareness and reflection in learning networks. The topics identified online prior to this workshop will guide the discussion of the individual presentations and will be summarized in an open discussion round at the end of the session called “Research Challenges in Awareness and Reflection Learning Networks”.

Topics of interest

The ARNets workshop focuses on current research trends in the field of awareness and reflection in the domain of learning networks / networked learning. The workshop seeks to attract quality research papers that propose solutions to the issues identified above. The workshop also welcomes papers that comment how the application of social media can impact on real life experiences in such communities. It aims to bring together scientists, designers and engineers who work on designing and/or developing the above mentioned solutions, as well as practitioners who use and evaluate them in diverse authentic environments. We encourage authors to present their interdisciplinary results and such that focused on technical, psychological and/or pedagogical challenges.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

# Awareness and reflection in learning networks.

# Awareness and reflection for lifelong learning.

# Different views on awareness and reflection, depending on discipline, and goal.

# Awareness of and reflection about social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes.

# Awareness and reflection in organizational learning.

# Semantic Web and awareness.

# Orchestration of awareness and reflection.

# Awareness and reflection in online learning / research environments.

# Activation of reflection processes.

# Awareness of pivotal events and their reflection support

# Awareness and reflection tools.

# Pedagogical/didactic arrangements.

# Awareness and reflection analytics.

# Challenges in researching awareness and reflection.

# Awareness and group formation, peer-support.

# Future scenarios.

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Demonstrations are encouraged:
# Full papers: (12-16 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 (6-10 pages) that state the position of the authors within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work in progress.
# Posters and demo papers (1-2 pages) that summarize preliminary work results.

Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at http://gkgo.me/arnets11

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 (a publication series with ISSN). Furthermore selected papers will be part of a Special Issue in a well-known international Journal (currently in negotiations). Submissions should use the Springer LCNS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). We encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool and the respective LaTeX template.

Organizers

Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany), @wollepb
Thomas D. Ullmann, The Open University (UK), @thomasullmann
Peter Scott, The Open University (UK), @peter_scott
Viktoria Pammer, Know Center (Austria), @contextgroupkc
Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), @oconlan
Adriana Berlanga, Open University of the Netherlands (Netherlands), @adrianaberlanga

 

Program for the 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks (ARNets11)
Each presenter will have 15 Minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Authors are asked to prepare discussion items that they would like to discuss with the audience.

Introduction
09.00 – 09.10  Introduction to the workshop

Theory session
09.10 – 09.35  Balzert, Fettke & Loos: Enhancement of traditional Business Process Management with reflection – a new perspective for Organisational Learning?
09.35 – 10.00  Kump, Knipfer, Pammer, Schmidt, Maier, Kunzmann, Cress, Lindstaedt: The Role of Reflection in Maturing Organizational Know-how
10.00 – 10.25  Pammer, Knipfer, Krogstie, Wessel, Prilla, Lindstaedt: Reflective Learning at work – A Position and Discussion Paper
10.25 – 10.50  Prilla, Knipfer, Degeling, Cress, Herrmann: Computer Support for Collaborative Reflection on Captured Teamwork Data

Coffee break

During the coffee break you will have the opportunity to meet the participants of the TEL-Think-Tank workshop. There are stong links between our both workshops, which are worth to explore.

Tools session
11.15 – 11.40  Reinhardt, Messerschmidt, Nelkner: Awareness Support in Scientific Events with SETapp
11.40 – 12.05  Moore, Hetzner, Pannese, Steiner, Brna & Conlan: Affective Metacognitive Scaffolding for the Enhancement of Experiential Training for Adult Learners
12.05 – 12.30  Kritikos & Dimitracopoulou: ART (Analogical Reflection Tool): using analogies to promote reflection in science education
12.30 – 12.55  Ullmann: Architecture for the Automated Detection of Reflection Elements

Lunch break

Empiricism session

14.30 – 14.55 Fetter, Rajagopal, Berlanga & Sloep: Ad hoc transient groups: Instruments for Awareness in Learning Networks
14.55 – 15.20 Verpoorten, Westera & Specht: Annotations as reflection amplifiers in formal online learning
15.20 – 15.55 Krajagopal, Verjans, Van Bruggen & Sloep: Stimulating reflection through engagement in social relationships

15.55 – 16.15  Demos and Posters: Want to show something related to the workshop? This is your time. Give a quick note to one of the organizers and we will set up everything for you.

Coffee break

Open Space session
16.45 – 18.30  Discussion of open issues, Roadmap for research

 

Twitter backchannel:

The hashtag for the ARNets workshop is: #arnets11

For the TEL-Think-Tank: #telthinktank

We will use both hashtags for crosslinking between the communities.

Slideshare:

Use the hashtag #arnets11 for your slides as well. You can also link from this page to your slides, as every member of this group can edit this page.

Video footage from the Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks Workshop 2011

Workshop Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments (#ARPLE11)

Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments (#ARPLE11)
Workshop at the PLE conference 2011
Date 11th of July 2011
Venue: University of Southampton, UK
Website: http://teleurope.eu/arple11
Submission deadline: 29.06.2011/04.07.2011

Proceedings
Available online at: http://journal.webscience.org/view/events/The_PLE_Conference_2011/paper.html#group_Proceedings_of_the_1st_Workshop_on_Awareness_and_Reflection_in_Personal_Learning_Environments

Wolfgang Reinhardt & Thomas Daniel Ullmann (eds.): Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments. In conjunction with the PLE Conference 2011. Southampton, United Kingdom, July 11, 2011.

Background and Motivation
The workshop is intended to discuss and build an interdisciplinary understanding for the role of awareness and reflection in Personal Learning Environments. While different researchers have stressed the importance of awareness and reflection support in PLEs there is no agreed set of such functionalities in existence yet. Also we lack a structured overview of awareness and reflections issues that learners are facing in their daily learning activities. As both researchers and developers interested in the PLE domain seem to be in need of such information in order to best tailor their R&D activities, this workshop aims at collecting requirements and open issues in the domain.

The workshop aims to attract participants from educational science, psychology, social science, computer science, and design to challenge the understanding of the research fields of awareness and reflection in Personal Learning Environments. We also aim to attract developers from academia and economy that implement personalizable learning environments.

Goal of the workshop
The concept of the workshop is target to collaboratively develop an integrated roadmap for future research and development in the domain. Therefore we designed the workshop as a highly interactive session. Starting with a short introduction of the work of the participants and their statements about the future challenges of their research we will work towards a roadmap of research in awareness and reflection with focus on Personal Learning Environments. For more information please visit the workshop website at TELeurope.

Submission and Participation
The following types of submissions are possible:
# Position paper
# Discussion paper
# Participation statement

Position paper:
A short position paper situating your research (1-2 pages) in the workshop. The following questions can guide your position paper:
What are you researching?
What are the challenges of your research?
What should we, as the participants of this workshop, focus on?
What should be on the research agenda of the next five years?

Discussion paper:
The discussion papers can for example elaborate existing issues with awareness and reflection in PLEs, sketch ideas for supporting functionalities or discuss the results of ongoing research in the domain (5-10 pages).

Participation statement:
Please write an email to the organizers, to let us know that you are coming.

Your submission will help us to structure the hands-on activities and discussions for the workshop.

Topics
1. Requirements on awareness and reflection support in PLEs
2. Awareness and reflection widgets (implementations, visions)
3. Awareness and reflection Mash-Ups
4. Awareness and reflection scenarios for formal or informal learning
5. Awareness and reflection support for researchers
6. Theory on awareness and reflection
7. Methods researching awareness and reflection

Find more information about the format of the workshop:
http://teleurope.eu/arple11

Important dates
Submission deadline discussion paper: 29.06.2011
Notification of acceptance discussion paper: 04.07.2011
Camera-ready version: 22.07.2011 (after the workshop)
Submission deadline position paper: 04.07.2011
Notification of acceptance of the position paper within two days.
Deadline participation statement: 06.07.2011

Submission
Submit to t.ullmann@open.ac.uk and wolle@upb.de. You will receive a confirmation within one day.

Submissions should use the Springer LCNS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). We encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool and the respective LaTeX template.

Organizers
Wolfgang Reinhardt (University of Paderborn, Germany, @wollepb)
Thomas Daniel Ullmann (Open University of the UK, @thomasullmann)

Accepted papers ARPLE11

We are happy to announce the acceptance of the following five discussion papers and two short positions papers:

Discussion Papers:

Wolfgang Reinhardt and Christian Mletzko: Awareness in Learning Networks.

The term ’awareness’ finds it roots in the research on Com- puter Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and often does not reflect the changed modi operandi in today’s connected world. In this paper we argue that the term ’awareness’ needs to be understood in a broader way when used in the context of networked learning. In Learning Networks, awareness is increasingly related to finding appropriate learning objects, peers and experts or the ’right’ learning path. We discuss this different understanding and formulate open questions dealing with awareness in Learning Networks and Personal Learning Environments as well as their connection to reflection and issues of technical feasibility.

Firehouse introduction

Kamakshi Rajagopal: Supporting Network Awareness: easing the learner’s journey or challenging them to see?

This paper argues for a changed vision and approach to the design of technologies supporting awareness and reflection for learning in social networks. It discusses the relationship between awareness, reflec- tion and learning, and looks into what supporting these functions with technology for the purpose of learning actually entails.

Firehouse introduction.

Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Buckingham Shum, Ruth Deakin Crick: EnquiryBlogger – Using widgets to support awareness and reflection in a PLE setting
Blogs provide environments within which people can articulate, refine and reflect on practice. These characteristics make them useful for learners who are developing the practical skills and learning dispositions associated with authentic enquiry. The EnquiryBlogger tool is being developed to extend the core features of a robust, open source blogging platform in order to support awareness and reflection for enquiry-based learners. The first phase of the project developed blog plug-ins, together with associated teacher dashboards, and piloted their use. Feedback and use data show that the tools support reflection and are valued by learners. The pilot study has informed the development of a second phase of the project, which will support customization of these tools and increase learners’ opportunities to develop awareness of the experiences of others.

Firehouse introduction.

Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Buckingham Shum, Ruth Deakin Crick: Designing an Online Mentoring System for Self- Awareness and Reflection on Lifelong Learning Skills

Mentoring supports the process of becoming self-aware of personal believes and to engage with a topic of concern in a reflective manner. With new media, also new opportunities and new means for mentoring have arisen. In this contribution, we outline how an established face-to-face mentoring process has been ‘translated’ into an online mentoring system. It outlines the design decisions made for an initial online mentoring system supporting mentees to gain self-awareness of and to reflect about life-long learning skills. The purpose of the development process was to detect the essential and the suitable elements for an online version of a face-to-face mentoring practice.

Firehouse introduction.

 

Position Papers:

Philip Meyer, Thomas Sporer: Introducing Feedback Mechanisms to Users of Higher Education ePortfolios

The University of Augsburg offers an optional study programme, in which students acquire key competencies through participating in informal, self- organised project work. The learning design of this programme builds on the stu- dents’ reflection of the project experiences with regard to their competency devel- opment. The reflection also serves for assessment purposes and is organised via an ePortfolio system (www.begleitstudium.imb-uni-augsburg.de). This paper presents research, conducted in order to enhance the portfolio-based assessment. Especially, more advanced feedback mechanisms have been proposed in a scenario approach. Qualitative interviews with students show that feedback is only desired under spe- cial circumstances. Acceptance factors as identified in this explorative study are in particular prior experience, privacy concerns and relevance for grading.

Firehouse introduction.

Steven Warburton: Peer supported learning – a real world case-story

Context: A globally targeted portfolio of distance learning programmes delivered to a large number of students. Some students are helped in their studies (to varying degrees e.g. from lectures to library provision) via affiliate teaching institutions while others follow a more traditional study-alone pathway.
Problem: There are limited opportunities for social interaction for learners who follow the study-alone pathway. The lack of social interaction and social scaffolding impacts negatively on the student learning experience and can reduce: motivation, achievement, retention and progression. The problem space we are researching relates to can we support study-alone student in finding (and taking advantage of) opportunities for peer learning and reflection at a distance.
Solution: One of the solutions we are investigating is to encourage students to organise themselves into study groups (we are thinking below the level of community) and engage a suite of platforms and services (their PLE/PLN?) to support this activity space. The question remains, what is needed to help develop, nurture, motivate and sustain an online study group.

 

Format of the workshop

The workshop is organized in a highly interactive format. Expect something else than a typical workshop.

Introduction (15 min)
Setting the stage.

Firehouse introduction of the participants
Paper or Demo introduction of each accepted participant. The last slide is about the future challenges of the author (5 minutes for each participant (max 45 mins)). Some question, which can help you to structure your presentation:

  • What are you researching?
  • What are the challenges of your research?
  • What should we, as the participants of this workshop, focus on?
  • What should be on the research agenda of the next five years?

N:1 Feedback
Participants are asked to write down their feedback and to hand it over to the speaker after the presentation, following a short discussion.

Brainstorming session (60 mins)
Session at the Brainwriting pool:
The pool is filled with the initial challenges from the last slide. Everyone can take from the pool one challenge and annotate it, or pass it back to the pool, or add a new challenge.

Clustering & prio session (30 mins)
Cluster it: Everyone introduces their annotated challenge paper. Afterwards the goal is to find three to four general areas in which the challenges could be subsumed. These are then visualized with a Card story board.
Prioritizing: The long shortlist

Mockups / scenario session (60 mins in 3 to 4 groups)
Pencil, paper, glue, and scissor session:
For each of the three to four grand challenges we will create a mockup or a scenario.
Presentation of mockups / scenarios (20 min)
Presentation of results, photo session

Challenges and milestones session (20 min)
Discussion about what’s next and when. Goal: roadmap for at least 2 years (R&D)
Challenge shout out: each participant has to name his major challenge (10 seks per participant)

Round-up discussion (10 min)