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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2015)

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. This especially includes papers to be submitted to the IJTEL special issue (see below), which the authors want to discuss in a preliminary state at the workshop (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

Special issue

In 2015 the workshop will be accompanied by a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in IJTEL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965. We will especially invite the authors of the best papers from ARTEL 2015 and previous editions to submit to the special issue.

Important dates

30.06.2015 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

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

Regards,
Alex
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Dr Alexander Mikroyannidis
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/alexander-mikroyannidis

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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