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)


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


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)”.


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.


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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  • 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


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