fredag, juli 14, 2006

CfP WWW-TEL06: What Went Wrong with Technology Enhanced Learning at EC-TEL06

WWW-TEL06: What Went Wrong with Technology Enhanced Learning

A workshop at the First European Conference on Technology Enhanced
Crete, Greece - 2 October 2006

Most conferences and workshops report on success stories only. This
is somewhat perplexing:
* Isn’t research supposed to deal with challenging approaches?
* Aren’t we supposed to take risks?
* Doesn’t that imply that things should occasionally not work
out as hoped?
* If nothing ever goes wrong, then maybe we are not taking
enough risks?
* If things do occasionally go wrong, then why do we never hear
about those failures in conferences and workshops?
More importantly: what can we learn from failures in E-Learning
projects? How do we utilize failures to improve our work?

In this WWW-TEL06 workshop, we will explore these and related
questions. We explicitly solicit papers that report on Technology
Enhanced Learning projects that did NOT achieve the originally
intended outcome. Such projects can be more research oriented or more
practically oriented.

A crucial aspect of the submissions is the analysis of WHY things
went wrong and what can be learned from the experience. Maybe the
original idea was misconceived? Maybe the resources were inadequate?
Maybe there were some additional, unexpected problems? Maybe
everything worked fine on the technical level but organization
barriers blocked progress? What can be done to avoid things going
wrong in future?

For this workshop, we expect research papers of 6 to 8 pages. As this
is a somewhat “different” workshop, authors are encouraged to contact
the organizers if they have any questions!

Before the actual workshop event, all accepted papers will be made
available in an open way on the workshop web site. Participants will
be expected to have read the papers before the event, so that the
workshop can be more discussion than presentation oriented. Plans for
a special issue of a journal – or maybe a “different” kind of
continued continuation are being discussed…

Please submit your proposals by email to Erik Duval
( HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word are all
acceptable formats.

* Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano
* Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & Ariadne
Foundation (co-chair)
* Wayne Hodgins, Autodesk
* Jan Pawlowski, University of Duisburg-Essen (co-chair)
* Dan Rehak, Workforce ADL Co-Laboratory
* Maria Rimini-Döring, Robert Bosch GmbH
* Robby Robson, Eduworks
* Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & Center for Research
and Technology
* Frans Van Assche, European Schoolnet

* 8 August: deadline for proposals
* 29 August: notification of acceptance
* 15 September: camera-ready copy
* 2 October: workshop

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