EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium Open Call with two Deadlines

I am honored to chair the EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium for the second time. Like every year, the Doctoral Consortium offers Ph.D. candidates a unique opportunity to present their research, receive rich feedback from senior members of the community, and build their networks. Yet, this year things will be slightly different: Firstly, because we link the Doctoral Consortium to the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) and the World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn), which are both co-located at the LDE-Centre for Education and Learning in Delft, the Netherlands. Secondly, we decided to offer two tracks: the challenge track addresses advanced PhD students that seek to be challenged regarding their state of research, and the ideas track allows early stage PhD students to get early feedback on their research ideas.

EATEL Summer School 2019 - Application Deadline Approaching

This year the EATEL Summer School will be located in Bari, Italy. For Ph.D. candidates who work on educational technologies the EATEL Summer School is a great opportunity to strengthen their research skills and extent their network to peers across Europe. Last week EATEL published the program for the next Summer School and there is still some time left for interested participants to apply for a place.

The application deadline for Ph.D. students is 22 February 2019 to ensure your places!

ECTEL 2018 Keynotes Announced

Last month I posted the call for papers for the ECTEL Conference in Leeds. This year the motto of the conference is Lifelong technology enhanced learning. The ECTEL progam chairs recently announced the keynotes for the conference.

  • Allison Littlejohn (Open University, UK) - "Professional Lifelong Learning".
  • Carolyn P Rosé (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) - "Lifelong Learning in a Web Scale Opportunity Space".
  • David Wortley (CEO and Founder of 360in360) - "The impact of disruptive digital technologies on education, medicine, health and well-being".

The three topics match nicely the scope of ECTEL from lifelong learning through scaling technology enhanced learning all the way to realworld and industry applications. Find more details about the keynotes on ECTEL's website.

If your are working and researching in the field of technology-enhanced learning, there is still a little time left for submitting your contribution. The submission cutoff date is 15 April 2018.

In case your busy with your Ph.D., then you should also consider joining the ECTEL Doctoral Consortium, which has a separate call and a application deadline on 22 May 2018.

This year ECTEL is aligned with the Medical Education Informatics conference (MEI18), which creates a nice opportunity for participating to both conferences with minimum overhead.

14th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2018

In my previous post I announced the EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium.

In addition to the EC-TEL, the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL) also hosts a week-long doctoral training event:

The EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning

This year the summer school is perfectly aligned with the Doctoral Consortium's submission deadline on 22nd May. Therefore, I will be present at the EATEL summer school and host a workshop on preparing submissions to the Doctoral Consortium and how to prepare for maximum benefit. The workshop targets at Ph.D. candidates in or shortly after their initial orientation phase.

Moreover, the EATEL Summer School awards the first

Martin Wolpers Student Award

to a promising early stage researcher in the field of technology-enhanced learning.

Additionally, the EATEL Summer School has a very interesting program focusing on the burning challenges of technology-enhanced learning. Check the EATEL Summer School's Homepage for more details and the full programme for the week.

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended!

Next Monday (12th March 2018) is the deadline for applying for the EATEL Summer School. Be quick and secure your place!

Doctoral Consortium at the EC-TEL 2018

On 3rd September 2018 I have the honour to chair the Doctoral Consortium at the 13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL2018) - please also visit my previous post on EC-TEL.

The ECTEL Doctoral Consortium accepts online submissions until 22 May 2018.

The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. candidates working on topics related to Technology Enhanced Learning providing them an exceptional opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research with experts in the field in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning will provide formative feedback to the selected papers through the review process and contribute actively to discussions at the workshop.

The intention of this doctoral consortium is to support and inspire Ph.D. candidates during their ongoing research efforts. The doctoral consortium is embedded into the main conference through a poster session that provides Ph.D. candidates the unique opportunity to get valuable feedback on preliminary work from the community.

Please refer to the call for contributions on the EC-TEL website.

mLearn 2018 in Chicago

In November launches the 17th edition of the World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning in Chicago, IL. The conference accepts scientific contributions until 30 April 2018 through its online submission platform.

mLearn is the leading international conference on mobile and contextual learning, organised by IAmlearn. The conference takes place at a different venue each year, and has been hosted in places such as Finland, Australia, South Africa, Qatar, Canada, Cyprus, and Turkey, among other locations. This year's conference will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago.

The overarching theme for mLearn 2018 is:

Mobilized Learning: Pedagogical and Technogical Innovation for Teaching & Learning

Check mLearn's call for papers for more details and topics.

Grab your mLearn Starter Kit and get started with your mLearn submission.

EC-TEL 2018 Conference in Leeds

3-6 September 2018 at University of Leeds, UK.

This week the EC-TEL 2018 has officially released the full call for papers. The EC-TEL is co-located with the Medical Education Informatics (MEI2018) conference. Therefore, EC-TEL has a special track on medical and healthcare education and its technological applications alongside the long list of topics related to Lifelong technology enhanced learning and dealing with the complexity of 21st century education.

Check out full call for papers for all the details.

EC-TEL has four main parts with different submission deadlines:

  • Main conference (Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 April 2018)
  • Pre- and Post-conference Specialized Workshop proposals (Deadline: 8 April 2018)
  • The industry track (Pitch deadline: 15 April 2018)
  • The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium (Submission Deadline: 22 May 2018)

Being one of the main research conferences in the domain of technology-enhanced learning in Europe, EC-TEL is an excellent opportunity for catching up with the latest result of Europe's top research groups in this field.

Traditionally, the EC-TEL conference provides the opportunity for international research projects to arrange meetings alongside the conference. Note the deadline for meeting reservations: 24 June 2018.

On mobile learning in (Swiss) higher education

During the eduhub days in Luzern I had a workshop to introduce the eduhub SIG Mobile Learning with the great help of Marion. Of course, I gave a little outlook on our past activities, but I found that the workshop participants should better relate themselves to the activities of the special interest group and find out how they might contribute to the work of the SIG. Therefore, I asked the three main questions that drive our little sub-community and let the participants come up with their own ideas and responses. The discussions during the workshop were very fruitful and shed a light at the current state and challenges of mobile learning in Swiss higher education.


Augmented Learning for the Digital Campus

Blended learning is insufficient concept for grasping the digital transformation in higher education institutions. This presentation gives a national perspective for Switzerland and an organisational perspective for measuring the transformation at the HTW Chur. It was presented at 27. Oct. 2017 in Bern at the swissuniversities "Tag der Lehre".

Bridging XAPI into Higher Education: Learning Analytics, Ownership, and Privacy

This presentation targets privacy aspects organisations need to understand and to consider for implementing XAPI and related learning analytics in complex and heterogeneous learning environments.

Tackling Privacy in XAPI at the OEB Berlin

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On 2 December 2016 I will speak at the Online Educa about getting around privacy, ownership of learning, and interoperability issues of learning analytics. It covers parts of the lessons learnt from my work on bringing XAPI into organisational operations.

Save the Date: Applications of Clicker Apps in Swiss Higher Education

On March, 17 from 13:00-18:00 the CIEL @ University of Geneva and the EduHub SIG Mobile Learning are organising a mini symposium on clicker apps in Swiss Higher Education.

We have confirmed presentations from ETHZ, HES-SO, University Basel, University Bern and University of Geneva. Stay tuned for more details soon.

Patterns for Mobile Learning

em77_imlws2014logotake6cearth_1.pngThe ADL Initiative organizes a online conference on mobile learning for the second time this year. It takes place from 20-22 May 2014 and it has many very interesting speakers on board. I have the honor to present my recent work there and discuss educational design patters of mobile learning. 

Big Data, ICTs and New Media in Times of Crises

logo_isn_20yB.gifOn 27th March 2014 my colleagues at the ISN Zürich organize an interesting workshop on using Big Data and new technologies for resolving crises and conflicts. For this workshop we welcome Sanjana Hattotuwa from the ICT4Peace foundation. The workshop is free to the public and if you are in or near Zurich, you are welcome to join us.  

Call for Submissions: Interaction Design in Educational Environments

Today I received an invitation to the workshop on interaction design in educational environments (IDEE), which takes place on 27-30 April 2014 in Lisbon.

The workshop is open for submissions until 20 January 2014. Find more details in the workshop's call for papers.

As the workshop is indexed in CPCI and other indices, it is worth to stop by and consider a submission.

GMW 2013 perspectives on mobile learning

Last week I had the opportunity to present our project results at the GMW 2013 conference in Frankfurt a.M. and at the "Fernausbildungskongress" of the German Bundeswehr. The GMW conference is one of the prominent meetings of the German-speaking media-education and e-learning community for discussing the latest developments in education and learning with technologies. It featured a key note from Larry Johnson from the New Media Consortium ( as well as a dedicated track on mobile learning with presentations and posters. In this article I give an overview on the mobile learning perspectives that discussed at the GMW 2013.

Speedlabor of the SIG Mobile Learning

The FHNW group "Digitales Lehren und Lernen" hosts the first event of the Eduhub SIG Mobile Learning: the Speedlabor on Mobile Learning. This evening event on 13 November 2013 will allow professors and lecturers in Swiss higher education to learn about innovative concepts of integrating mobile technologies into their courses. We brought four interesting speakers together who will talk about different aspects of mobile learning in higher education.

4th Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK2014)

The next iteration of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK2014) has announced its call for papers. This time the conference will take place in Indianapolis, USA, and will take place on 24-26 March 2014.

All subissions are due until 21 October 2013

MicroLearning Conference 2013 - Learning Outcomes and Mobile Learning

Yesterday,  I received the invitation for the micro-learning conference later this year. In the past the conference focused narrowly on the micro-learning approach. This year the conference seems to have broadened the focus (as one could see from the speakers).

The conference will take place on 26-27 September 2013 in Krems, Austria. If you are planning a submission, you should mark the 30 July 2013 in your calender. 


Mobile Learning Workshop at DeLFI 2013

Today, I have been invited to the programme committee of the next mobile learning workshop at the DeLFI conference in Bremen. This workshop focuses on the German speaking community in mobile learning research and development. 

The deadline for submissions to the conference is 2 June 2013. Please note that submissions need to be in German!

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until 16 June 2013.


mLearn 2013 Conference In Doha, Qatar

I was preparing a submission for the main conference mobile learning conference I try to attend every year, the mLearn. Today, I recived the notification that the mLearn submission deadline will be moved from next Monday to May, 1st

If you like to present your research on mLearn 2013 as well, check out the Call for Papers and visit the mLearn Page on Facebook

ICCE 2013 Contextual, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technology-enhanced Learning

I am happy to co-chair this year's ICCE CUMTEL track. The ICCE is one of the important international technology-enhanced learning conferences in the Asian-Pacific region that has a dedicated mobile learning track (or sub-conference as they call it). 

ICCE is usually at amazing locations and this year it will be in Bali from 18-22 November 2013. I invite everybody in the mobile learning community to submit to this conference!

Web-based Communities and Social Media 2013

Prague, Czech Republic; 24-26 June, 2013

Submission Deadline (2nd call): 1 May 2013

Social Media are growing rapidly and play an increasingly important role in the development of Online Communities. Web based communities announce themselves both in your professional and private life through several new media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo, etc. Social media allow dynamic roles in participation, virtual presence and online communities. These new ways to communicate via online social media are having great societal effects and are motivating the creation of best practices to help individuals, corporations and authorities to make the best of it. Aware of the growing impact of social media and the influence of web based communities in today's users/consumers behaviour, many organisations spend an increasing share of their budget in online social marketing strategies. 

The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web communities, while helping to disseminate and understand the latest developments social media and their impact.

The conference is part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013). Registered participants in the Web Based Communities and Social Media 2013 conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2013 free of charge.