EC-TEL 2013

Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Scaling up learning for sustained impact

Paphos (Cyprus), 17 - 21 September 2013

2nd Call for Demos and Posters

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.

There is no doubt that Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has created enormous changes in schools, universities and at the workplaces. However, these innovations have tended to be unsustainable. Too often, initiatives need a high degree of effort to be sustained, and are consequently endangered when funding stops. At the same time, mobile and social information and communication technologies are fundamentally changing our lives. Nowadays we use them naturally to keep in contact with our friends, to seek information, to buy things and to work. In many domains, these emerging technologies demonstrate that scaling is possible. But few educational institutions or companies have taken these technologies up in a systematic way to include them into their learning strategy.

To address these challenges the theme of EC-TEL 2013 is "Scaling up learning for sustained impact".

In this spirit, we want to offer you a chance to present existing prototypes and work in progress to ECTEL community to create sustained impact, dissemination and create potentials for scaling up the use to a wider audience. Extended demonstrations of prototypes and ‘TEL in action’ will spark discussions between different but complimentary groups, and be animated and disseminated through live internet radio broadcasts, videos, etc. EC-TEL 2013 will examine and improve the transitions between research, practice and industry.

In this special call we invite contributions for demonstrations and posters that can be exhibited and discussed along the conference. Details of conference topics are available at www.ec-tel.eu, and in this second call especially we encourage highly visual and engaging demos, such as Serious Games, Virtual Worlds, Immersive Multimedia, and Collaborative Learning Systems.

Posters report on significant work in progress. We will have an interactive poster session in which you can present your work and elicit feedback from EC-TEL participants.

A demonstration is your chance to fully engage EC-TEL attendees at a personal level by letting them see, touch, squeeze, or hear your visions for the future of TEL, or demonstrate highly interactive ‘TEL in Action’ (e.g. through videos or real-time learning experiences). We expect that your Demonstration will be a reliably running prototype of your vision that is ready to be tried out, questioned and interacted with. You need to submit a concise description of your prototype, clearly showing how your technological innovation realises a clear learning innovation. Please also indicate any special technical requirements needed for the demonstration at the conference location.

At the conference, all accepted demonstrations will be invited to participate in the "EC-TEL 2013 Demo sprint contest". The audience of the "EC-TEL 2013 Demo sprint contest" will vote for the best EC-TEL demonstration in this session and the winner will be awarded with a prize from Online Educa Berlin Conference (see below).

FIRST PRIZE
The first prize for the demo sprint contest is sponsored by ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 and consists of:

  • A free conference pass to attend ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013
  • The opportunity to present the demo as a speaker in the Talking Heads Sessions at OEB 2013
  • A newsletter-story on the winner


IMPORTANT DATES

Round 2 poster & demonstration submission:       July 5th 2013

Round 2 poster & demonstration notification:        July 12th 2013

Optional 2-minute video of demonstration:          Mid August 2013 [exact date will be published soon]

SUBMISSION FORMATS

Submissions of 1 page descriptions of demos and posters will be handled through EasyChair. The posters and demonstrations accepted in this second special call will not be published in the proceedings but will be exhibited during the whole conference and be present at the ECTEL website. Demonstrations accepted in this call will also participate in the "EC-TEL 2013 Demo sprint contest" and are eligible to win the first prize.

 

 

Demo templates

The EC-TEL Demonstration session is your chance to fully interact with EC-TEL attendees at a personal level by letting them see, touch, squeeze, or hear your visions for the future of TEL, or demonstrate highly interactive ‘TEL in Action’ (e.g. through videos or real-time learning experiences). We expect that your Demonstration will be a reliably running prototype of your vision that is ready to be tried out, questioned and interacted with. You need to submit a concise description of your prototype, clearly showing how your technological innovation realises a clear learning innovation. This needs to be in a paper that is a maximum 4 pages long that will be published in the EC-TEL 2013 proceedings if accepted. Reviewers will mainly evaluate the "demonstrability" of the proposal and how well it is suited for interaction with the audience. Thus, the usual style of a research paper is not the most appropriate format. We recommend to follow the structure given in the following and the provided template (.pdf.tex), to allow reviewers the comparison and evaluation:

Title (Full)

Title (short version to arouse interest in demo session)

Background (Pedagogy)

Background (Technology)

[Results, outcomes achieved] [not needed if paper is submitted in parallel]

Demonstration outline

Specific Technology and Environment needed at conference

- internet, wireless

- space, projection

- number of demonstrators (min, max)

- unusual hardware (please indicate if you bring it with you)

References (not too many, it's not a research paper)

At the conference, all accepted demonstrations will be invited to participate in the "EC-TEL 2013 Demo sprint contest". The participants of the Demo sprint contest session will vote for the best EC-TEL prototype in this session and the winner will be receive the "TEL Demo award 2013". In particular, we encourage Demonstration submissions that complement an EC-TEL Paper submission, so that attendees can get a direct experience of your work in addition to the scientific presentation.

 

 

Poster templates

Posters report on significant work in progress. We are planning an interactive poster and demonstration session in which you can present your work and elicit feedback from EC-TEL participants. Please submit a paper up to a maximum of 4 pages long describing your work and the results that you plan to achieve until September 2013. A 2-page summary of this will then be published within the EC-TEL proceedings.

Reviewers will mainly evaluate the "demonstrability" of the proposal at a poster and how well it is suited for discussing with the audience. Thus, the usual style of a research paper is not the most appropriate format. We recommend to follow the structure given in the following and the provided template (.pdf.tex), to allow reviewers the omparison and evaluation:

Title (Full)

Title (short version to arouse interest in poster session)

Background

Main Idea

Proposal / Solution

[Results, if already available] please indicate if there could be new insights at time of conference

Future Work

References

 

 

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EC-TEL 2013

Supporting Organizations

University of Cyprus
Tallinn University
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
imaginary
GCAL
Telecom-sudparis
RWTH
Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
ROLE
Springer
LNCS