6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning


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




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

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.


  • 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.

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.

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