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Saturday, May 30
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17:00 - 20:00 Summer School Registration

Sunday, May 31
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08:30 - 09:00 Summer School Registration
09:00 - 19:00
19:30 Dinner
20:30
21:30 - 22:30 Get to know each other with poster setup (programme chairs)

Monday, June 1
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07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast (view guiding discussion topics and questions)
08:30 - 08:50 Welcome speech of the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics & Management Science, University of Zilina
08:50 - 09:10 eLearning at the University of Zilina (Matilda Drozdova)
09:10 - 09:30 Summer school official opening and overview (summer school chairs)
09:30 - 10:30 Personal Learning environments, Informal learning and knowledge development (Graham AttwellGraham Attwell

Graham Attwell

Graham Attwell is Director of Pontydysgu, an Educational Research and Software Development Company based in Wales. He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bremen.

His research interests are focused on technology enhanced teaching and learning and web-based learning environment development. This includes research and development into pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning, recognition of informal learning, training of teachers and trainers and development of open source software for education and Open Educational Resources. His recent work has focused on research and development of new applications and approaches to e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments and use of social software for learning and knowledge development. He is experienced in the use of ICT for e-Learning, developing, delivering and moderating e-learning programmes for teachers and trainers in initial training and for professional development.

His blog, the Wales Wide Web, can be accessed at http://www.pontydysgu.org/blogs/waleswideweb.

, MATURE) (view Mash-Up)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Recommender systems in TEL (Nikos Manouselis, Organic.Edunet) (view slides)
12:00 - 13:00 How models can support recommendation of learning resources and people: Creating integrated domain, task, and competency models

This lecture is about the supporting the modelling process of interrelated models without unnecessarily burdening the domain experts. The IMM was developed and twice evaluated (and improved) within the APOSDLE project. The IMM rests on the possibility of domain experts to collaboratively model and the interlinked models first in an informal way and then incrementally formalizing them. A suite of support tools (MoKi, TACT, etc.) has been developed and evaluated to support this activity.

Reading list: APOSDLE deliverable on IMM (first version) and some publications


(Luciano Serafini, APOSDLE) (view slides)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45
Workshop A
Integrated modelling method in use

The goal of this workshop is to collaborately create a domain model of the lectures given within the summer school. Together with a process on requirements elicitation and management this domain model will represent aspects of TEL to be considered when designing a TEL system for a specific purpose.

(Luciano Serafini, Barbara Kump, Stefanie LindstaedtStefanie Lindstaedt

Stefanie Lindstaedt

Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt is head of the division Knowledge Services at the Know-Center in Graz and is scientific coordinator of the APOSDLE IP. In these roles she is responsible for the management of many large, multi-firm projects and the scientific strategy of the division. For more than 10 years she has been leading interdisciplinary, international projects in the fields of knowledge management, technology enhanced learning, and software engineering. For the last five years she has focused on the issue of work-process integrated learning, developing the APOSDLE concept and the concept of AD-HOC Learning. She held several responsible positions such as product manager for web-globalisation services at GlobalSight in Boulder (USA) and project manager at DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology in Ulm (Germany). She holds a PhD and a M.S. both in Computer Science from the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder (USA). She is member of the Center for LifeLongLearning and Design and the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU, has chaired several Special Tracks on Semantic Technologies and Work-integrated learning at Triple-I conferences, and has published more than 50 scientific publications.

, APOSDLE)
Workshop B
STACK, a System for Teaching and Assessment using a Computer algebra Kernel

Chris Sangwin's workshop will introduce participants to a computer aided assessment system for mathematics known as STACK, a System for Teaching and Assessment using a Computer algebra Kernel. STACK makes use of the computer algebra system Maxima for a variety of tasks, the most important of which is establishing mathematical properties of student's answers. We discuss STACK with a focus on (i) the data structure used to represent questions, (ii) how teachers write questions of their own and (iii) how to structure larger assessments to promote learning.

(Chris SangwinChris Sangwin

Chris Sangwin

Chris Sangwin is a lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and Research Fellow for the Maths Stats and OR Network, part of the Higher Education Academy. He is a National Teaching Fellow. His educational research focuses on using computer algebra systems for assessment of mathematics.

, JEM) (view slides)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30
Workshop C
The TEL researcher's guide to social network analysis (Ralf KlammaRalf Klamma

Ralf Klamma

Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Klamma is an associate researcher at the Chair of Information Systems (Informatik 5) in the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University. His research covers community information systems in science, engineering, and the humanities, geographic information systems, communities of practice, social software, technology enhanced learning, and entrepreneurship. Klamma has a diploma and a PhD in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He is a member of the German Informatics Society, the German Collaborative Research Center "Media and Cultural Communication," and was a leader of the "Social Software" work package in the European Network of Excellence in Professional Training (PROLEARN). Contact him at klamma@informatik.rwth-aachen.de.

, Zinayida PetrushynaZinayida Petrushyna

Zinayida Petrushyna

One of PhD candidate in information Systems and Databases Chair in Aachen.She is working in ROLE project and developing a future concept of Informatics faculty development. Her research interests cover communities and all things happenning around: interactions, context and content, intentions, sentiments. She is focusing on E-Learning communities in her research

, ROLE) (view slides)
Workshop D
Collaborative authoring (Birgit Schmitz, Roland Klemke, iCOPER) (view slides)
17:30 - 18:00 Modelling Exercises
18:00 - 19:00 Trip/sports
19:30 Dinner

Tuesday, June 2
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08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30 Warm-up: Introduction of Doctoral Colloquium at EC-TEL

In discussions with her own students Stefanie Lindstaedt noticed that at the time when they attended the summer school (earlier on in their student career) they were not aware of the DC offered by EC-TEL or they did not quite know what this is. This warm-up will be a short introduction into the goals and methods of the DC. The deadline for summer school students to submit their doctoral work to the DC will be extended by 1 week.

(Stefanie LindstaedtStefanie Lindstaedt

Stefanie Lindstaedt

Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt is head of the division Knowledge Services at the Know-Center in Graz and is scientific coordinator of the APOSDLE IP. In these roles she is responsible for the management of many large, multi-firm projects and the scientific strategy of the division. For more than 10 years she has been leading interdisciplinary, international projects in the fields of knowledge management, technology enhanced learning, and software engineering. For the last five years she has focused on the issue of work-process integrated learning, developing the APOSDLE concept and the concept of AD-HOC Learning. She held several responsible positions such as product manager for web-globalisation services at GlobalSight in Boulder (USA) and project manager at DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology in Ulm (Germany). She holds a PhD and a M.S. both in Computer Science from the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder (USA). She is member of the Center for LifeLongLearning and Design and the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU, has chaired several Special Tracks on Semantic Technologies and Work-integrated learning at Triple-I conferences, and has published more than 50 scientific publications.

, STELLAR) (view slides)
09:30 - 10:30 Towards a Conceptual Framework for Requirement Gathering and Roadmapping in the Design of Learning Technologies

Towards a Conceptual Framework for Requirement Gathering and Roadmapping in the Design of Learning Technologies

If roadmapping as an organisational learning method is to be used in large cross-national projects to inform European policy development it should have a sound theoretical grounding. Analysing the methodology used in a number of large European projects the last ten years it seems that the same methodology is reused in different contexts. The European Prolearn project added the SECI framework of Nonaka and Takeuchi (one of the most cited theories of knowledge management) and an extensive modelling component to the methodology, indicating that there was a need for improvements. Our analysis of this new model has shown that the application of the SECI model in Prolearn was flawed, partly due to lack of clarity in the definition of their unit of analysis. However, the SECI model could be an interesting starting point for further development of a roadmapping process model and methodology. The author suggest that Cultural-Historical Activity Theory should be considered a theoretical building block in creating a new conceptual framework for requirement gathering and roadmapping.


(Tore Hoel

Tore Hoel

Tore Hoel

Tore Hoel, Mag.Phil. is Head Advisor at Oslo University College - PhD Student at Faculty of Education, University of Oslo. He is currently working on the following projects:

  • Workpackage leader Dissemination, Outreach and Roadmapping of the 30 month eContentplus project ICOPER www.icoper.org, started September 2008
  • Vice Chair of CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technologies
  • Expert participant in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 (co-editor Metadata Learning Resources standard, Part 5 Education) and Standard Norway's mirror committee on learning technologies, K186
  • PhD project: Mind the Gap – bridging the communities of educationalists and technologists in the design of learning technologies

Hoel has published a number of papers on governance of learning technologies standardisation and ICT and learn related issues.

He also worked as a consultant before he started his career as a public information officer. For several years he has been interested in communication technology and had his own column in a PC magazine. Together with his wife he has been writing books about word processing. As a public information officer he was Head of Information and Public Relations in two municipalities outside Oslo before he joined Oslo University College.

, iCOPER) (view slides)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Adaptive Learning Environments: What does it take to create an adaptive on-line course? (Paul De BraPaul De Bra

Paul De Bra

Paul de Bra heads the databases and hypermedia research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The group researches (mainly) the use of adaptive methods and technologies in the areas of learning, culture and entertainment.

Paul De Bra holds a degree in Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. After a post-doc at AT&T; Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey he joined the Eindhoven University of Technology, to start research in hypermedia and later adaptive hypermedia and adaptive web-based information systems. The commonly used reference model for adaptive hypermedia: AHAM and the most used open source adaptive hypermedia system AHA! were developed under his supervision. Paul De Bra currently leads the GRAPPLE project, an EU FP7 project on adaptive learning environments.

, GRAPPLE) (view slides)
12:00 - 13:00 The relation of PLE, LMS and Open Content

Design your personal learning environment!

- The relation of PLE, LMS and Open Content -

"Reason why"

New approaches towards learner-centric learning environments are entering the stage. Although some articles have been published about the benefits of a learner-centric environments, there are little showcase examples how a personal learning environment (PLE) could look like or how it could be created. Hence, in this lecture and workshop students ought be motivated to build their own PLE. For this task no conditions are imposed in order to guarantee a maximum degree of freedom in creating the PLE. The only limiting condition is that the PLE should be designed to learn or improve skills in a foreign language, i.e. English or German for English native speakers, respectively. The workshop follows a previous lecture that defined the task.

Lecture Session

At the beginning, a short overview of both organizational-driven learning environments (LMS) and more learner-centric approaches (PLE) as well as their relation to the concept of Open Content (OC) is provided. Additionally, possible approaches and guidelines (e.g. Learning Delivery Framework, and Learning Delivery Topology) of designing a PLE by using OC are described. After setting the stage, participants are asked to elaborate, and to answer the following task for the subsequent workshop session: "Create your own personal learning environment to learn English (or another prominent language as Spanish, German, etc.) during the JTEL Summer School, either on your own or in a group." The design of the PLE has not to be done electronically. Paper prototyping approaches are also welcome in case of missing tools or services.

(Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller

2008 till today: Research assistant / professional researcher for two institutions:

a) IMC AG, one of the leading eLearning companies in Europe (http://www.im-c.de/), where I am responsible for the EU co-funded eContentplus Best Bractice Network ICOPER (http://www.icoper.org/: „Interoperable Content for Performance in a Competency-driven Society“). In this context I am occupied to create and evaluate promising learning delivery scenarios. To better do so, I present and share my latest thoughts with other researchers and practitioners so that I have the chance to gather worldwide experience that inspires and leverages our work. The last conference I attended to was ICTEL 2008 in Maastricht/ Netherlands (http://www.ectel08.org/) where I joined the MUPPLE (Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments)-workshop (http://mupple08.icamp.eu/). The summer schoolwould be a next chance to present our ideas.

b) Saarland University, where I am working for the chair of Management Information Systems, which focuses on the intersection of HR and IT (eHRM). Here, I am actually working on my PHD thesis, which is situated in the field of “user-centered design and evaluation of learning environments along the software implementation process.” Beside I am teaching SAP ERP / HR software solutions (theory & training) and responsible for eLearning-related Master thesis (latest: Feb 2009: "Teaching by applying widgets: how has the learning-widget to look like from a pedagocial point of view"

, Kai Höver

Kai Michael Höver

Kai Michael Höver is a research project manager at IMC. He holds a master degree (diploma) in computer science from TU Darmstadt and has done several projects on learning technology. He is currently involved in several EU research projects regarding technology enhanced learning. His core research fields are adaptive and personal learning environments, personalization and authoring.

, iCOPER) (view slides)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45
Workshop A
Authoring an adaptive online course (Paul De BraPaul De Bra

Paul De Bra

Paul de Bra heads the databases and hypermedia research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The group researches (mainly) the use of adaptive methods and technologies in the areas of learning, culture and entertainment.

Paul De Bra holds a degree in Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. After a post-doc at AT&T; Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey he joined the Eindhoven University of Technology, to start research in hypermedia and later adaptive hypermedia and adaptive web-based information systems. The commonly used reference model for adaptive hypermedia: AHAM and the most used open source adaptive hypermedia system AHA! were developed under his supervision. Paul De Bra currently leads the GRAPPLE project, an EU FP7 project on adaptive learning environments.

, GRAPPLE)
Workshop B
Methods to test eLearning Web applications (Gerardo Morales, INT) (view slides)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30
Workshop C
TEL Use Cases: Nestle, ... (Mido Raffier, Denis GilletDenis Gillet

Denis Gillet

Dr.Denis Gillet leads the Real-Time Coordination and Sustainable Interaction Systems Group (REACT) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His current research interests lying at the intersection of Engineering, Information Systems and Knowledge Management include Social Learning, Human-Computer Interaction and the Internet of Things. Dr. Gillet contributes especially to the development of online experiments and social software for collaborative learning, previously in the framework of the ProLEARN Network of Excellence, and currently in the context of the Palette Integrated Project aiming at facilitating and augmenting individual and organizational learning in Communities of Practice (CoPs).

, STELLAR) (view slides)
Workshop D (from 16:15 - 18:00)
Personal Competence Development in Learning Networks

Personal Competence Development in Learning Networks

Milos Kravcik, Wolfgang Greller (Open University of the Netherlands)

Topics: lifelong competence development, learning network

TENCompetence supports individuals, groups and organizations in Europe in lifelong competence development by establishing a technical and organizational infrastructure, using open-source standards-based, sustainable and innovative technology. The TENCompetence infrastructure will support the creation and management of networks of individuals, teams and organizations. These 'learning networks' will support the lifelong competence development of the participants. This interactive workshop will introduce main TENCompetence objectives, principles, competence mapping approach, preliminary outcomes, and provide hands-on experience of several tools developed in the project.

Max. number of participants: 30

(Milos Kravcik

Milos Kravcik

Milos Kravcik received his PhD in applied informatics from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has worked as research fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of this university and later on at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT in Sankt Augustin, Germany. His main research interests include personalized and adaptive learning, authoring of adaptive hypermedia, and mobile learning. He has participated in several international projects in the area of technology enhanced learning. Currently he is working as assistant professor at the Open Universiteit Nederland in Heerlen and can be reached at milos.kravcik@ou.nl.

, Wolfgang Greller

Wolfgang Greller

Wolfgang Greller is Programme Manager at the Open University of the Netherlands, looking after R&D; projects and future developments of technology enhanced learning. Previously, he was Head of e-Learning at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, and at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. He is also a member of the Council of the University of the Arctic and former Chair of the Arctic Learning Environments group ALE.

, TENCompetence) (view slides)
17:30 - 18:00 Modelling Exercises
18:00 - 19:00 Trip/sports
19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, June 3
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08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30 Warm-up: Revisiting STELLAR Grand Research Chalenges (Peter ScottPeter Scott

Peter Scott

Dr. Peter J Scott. Head of the Centre for New Media at the Knowledge Media Insitute of the Open University. Dr Scott leads a large group of researchers who specialise on e-learning technologies (http://cnm.open.ac.uk/).

His research group prototypes the application of new technologies and media to learning at all levels. Three key threads at the moment are: telepresence; streaming media systems; and agent research. These threads will be a valuable contribution to the technology node. Dr Scott has a BA (1983) and PhD (1987) in Psychology. Before joining the Open University in 1995, Dr Scott lectured in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. He has a textbook in each of these subjects. He has managed over 15 major grants, and has over 40 research publications.

Dr Scott is on the board of the company Corous.Com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Open University World Wide Ltd., specializing in the development of corporate education and training portals. He has acted as an internet consultant to a range of multinational corporations. He is also the managing director of WebSymposia Ltd, an internet multimedia webcasting company.

& Denis GilletDenis Gillet

Denis Gillet

Dr.Denis Gillet leads the Real-Time Coordination and Sustainable Interaction Systems Group (REACT) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His current research interests lying at the intersection of Engineering, Information Systems and Knowledge Management include Social Learning, Human-Computer Interaction and the Internet of Things. Dr. Gillet contributes especially to the development of online experiments and social software for collaborative learning, previously in the framework of the ProLEARN Network of Excellence, and currently in the context of the Palette Integrated Project aiming at facilitating and augmenting individual and organizational learning in Communities of Practice (CoPs).

, STELLAR)
09:30 - 10:30 Transforming learning with Technology (Ros Sutherland, STELLAR) (view slides)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Phases of mobile learning

Phases of mobile learning

Mobile devices possess unique educational affordances such as increasing portability, functional convergence of technological devices, social interactivity, context sensitivity, connectivity and individuality. In terms of context sensitivity, an important affordance of mobile technology is that of digital augmentation, whereby contextual data is added to objects to enable a deeper understanding of them and richer meaning making. Furthermore, the multimodal affordances and characteristics of mobile devices are seen as important, particularly how images and sound-related functionality impact on the input and output dimensions of interactions as well as the representation of information and knowledge. In this lecture I will explore some of these affordances. In particular I will address this important question: what is there to commend mobile phone usage as a mediating tool for learning inside and outside the formal educational context? I take as a template for my answer to this question an approach used by Professor Mike Sharples at the Becta seminar ‘Future Gazing for Policy Makers’, held at the BT Government Innovation Centre, UK in 2006. Professor Sharples outlined three phases of mobile learning: a focus on mobile devices; a focus on learning outside the classroom; a focus on the mobility of the learner. Where possible I will follow a diachronic structure as I describe these phases, i.e. I will relate roughly how mobile learning has evolved over time; providing as it were a brief history of mobile learning. Specifically, I will delineate the affordances that mobile technologies can provide across these three phases by providing highly selective yet illustrative research project examples of the affordances of mobiles devices, particularly from the perspective of location aware and context sensitive mobile learning.

(John Cook

John Cook

John Cook (PhD MSc BSc CEng MBCS CITP FHEA) is Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. He has a cross-university role of E-Learning Project Leader and sits on the University’s small core planning group for Teaching, assessment, learning and TEL. John has over 14 years previous experience as a full-time lecturer at various Higher Education Institutes and in 2007 was made a University Teaching Fellow. He has over 8 years project management experience, which includes research council, UK Government an EC funded work. He has been part of research and development grant proposals that have attracted £4 million in competitive external funding. In addition, he has published/presented around 200 refereed articles and invited talks in the area of TEL, having a specific interest in four related areas: informal learning, mobile learning, appropriation and ICT Leadership & Innovation. He was Chair/President of the Association for Learning Technology (2004-06), he is the Vice-Chair of ALT’s Research Committee and is a member of the Joint Information Systems Committee ‘Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group’. John sits on various journal editorial boards and conducts Assessor and review work for UK research councils, EU and Science Foundation of Ireland.

, MATURE) (view slides)
12:00 - 13:00 Challenges and opportunities in computer-supported collaborative problem-solving: assessing and promoting collaboration quality (Anne Meier, STELLAR) (view slides)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45
Workshop A
Context sensitive, location aware mobile learning

Context sensitive, location aware mobile learning

Mobile learning is an emerging and rapidly expanding field of research that cuts across schools, colleges, universities and workplace learning. It is also gaining increasing importance in informal learning. Furthermore, mobile learning is increasingly able to make use of the GPS feature of devices to enable location-based and context-sensitive learning. Definitions of ‘mobile learning’ tend to revolve around the mobility of the technology or the mobility of the learner; of late there has been a clear change in emphasis to the latter. Context-sensitive learning is a fascinating area that holds great potential for enabling learners to engage in meaning-making through interactive practice. Location-aware systems are already used by emergency services to detect the exact physical location of mobile devices. In addition to services such as finding places and giving directions, location-aware systems can also help identify potential interactors in physical proximity of the learner.
In this workshop participants will get hands-on experience of using Mediascape, an authoring environment http://www.mscapers.com/ for the Windows Mobile operating system. Mediascapes or Mscapes are a new form of media which overlay digital sight, sounds and interactions onto the physical world to create immersive and interactive experiences. Participants will be loaned mobile phones running the Mscape player and helped to author Mscapes that can move through the physical world and trigger digital media with GPS via an invisible interactive map, in response to their physical location. The workshop will conclude with a brief presentation of our evaluation of an Mscape for Urban Planning education.

(John Cook

John Cook

John Cook (PhD MSc BSc CEng MBCS CITP FHEA) is Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. He has a cross-university role of E-Learning Project Leader and sits on the University’s small core planning group for Teaching, assessment, learning and TEL. John has over 14 years previous experience as a full-time lecturer at various Higher Education Institutes and in 2007 was made a University Teaching Fellow. He has over 8 years project management experience, which includes research council, UK Government an EC funded work. He has been part of research and development grant proposals that have attracted £4 million in competitive external funding. In addition, he has published/presented around 200 refereed articles and invited talks in the area of TEL, having a specific interest in four related areas: informal learning, mobile learning, appropriation and ICT Leadership & Innovation. He was Chair/President of the Association for Learning Technology (2004-06), he is the Vice-Chair of ALT’s Research Committee and is a member of the Joint Information Systems Committee ‘Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group’. John sits on various journal editorial boards and conducts Assessor and review work for UK research councils, EU and Science Foundation of Ireland.

,
Carl Smith

Carl Smith

Carl Smith (MA, PGDip) is a developer for the Reusable Learning Objects CETL at London Metropolitan University. He is registered for a research degree that investigates an approach to the design of context sensitive mobile learning environments for museum/heritage/architectural sites. His other research interests include visual literacy, pattern recognition and mixed reality. His previous projects include the Cistercians in Yorkshire Project, Palace of Darius, and Materialising Sheffield. He has previously worked at the Humanities Computing departments at Glasgow and Sheffield University.

, MATURE)
Workshop B
Automatic assessment in mathematics education

Matti Pauna's workshop will concentrate on using automatic assessment in mathematics education in various school levels. We introduce the type of content that has been used in high schools, technical engineering schools and universities and different methodologies that are suitable in these environments. We provide teacher guide lines and case studies. We also discuss the new possibilities given by using the automatically graded exercises in mobile phones as quick "clicker" type tests in middle of lectures.

(Matti PaunaMatti Pauna

Matti Pauna

Matti Pauna is based in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of Helsinki. He has been involved in EU projects whose aim is to utilize and study the use of technology in mathematics education./p>

, JEM) (view slides)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30
Workshop C
"Pimp my PhD"

"Pimp my PhD"

Dead end with your PhD? Or difficulties to choose your PhD topic?

The aim of this workshop is to reflect on the important issues connected with doing a PhD. The workshop will be based on collaborative working methodologies tackling different topics that create problems and issues for you.

(Margit HoferMargit Hofer

Margit Hofer

Dr. Margit Hofer is senior researcher in the IP ROLE and coordinates the project GLOBAL at CSI. Her scientific focus is on pedagogical models of technology enhanced learning for further education and training, covering school education, higher education/university as well as professional learning. She holds a PhD of Education and Training from the University of Graz and is specialized on innovative pedagogical technology enhanced learning processes. Before joining the CSI as senior researcher she was part of the European Schoolnet, focusing on evaluation of eLearning tools in school environment (Valnet) and the observatory of eLearning strategies in 25 EU countries (Insight). A major part of her time she spends as an external consultant for the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture consulting on eLearning implemenation solutions.

, Martin WolpersMartin Wolpers

Martin Wolpers

Dr. Martin Wolpers holds a PhD in electrical engineering and information technology from the Leibniz University Hannover. He is leading the group “Context and Attention for Personalized Learning Environments” at FIT ICON, dealing with trend and user-goal identification from contextualized attention metadata streams. Some of his stronger engagements in research projects are the project management position of the FP6 EU/IST TEL NoE PROLEARN and the coordination of the EC FP7 integrated project ROLE and the EC eContent+ MACE project. His research focuses on how to use metadata to improve technology enhanced learning scenarios. In detail, he focuses on contextualized attention metadata and knowledge representation in education. His further research interests deal with conceptual modelling, databases and information extraction.

, ROLE)
Workshop D
Personal Learning environments, Informal learning and knowledge development (Graham Attwell, MATURE)
17:30 - 18:00 Modelling Exercises
18:00 - 19:00 Trip/sports
19:30 Dinner

Thursday, June 4
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08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30 Warm-up: configuring VLEs for mathematics (Olga Caprotti, JEM) (view slides)
09:30 - 10:30 Snowflake Effect Revisited (Erik Duval, STELLAR) (view slides)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Competence 2.0: The target of ROLE and the role of TARGET (Manuel Fradinho, TARGET; Ambjörn NaeveAmbjörn Naeve

Ambjörn Naeve

Ambjörn Naeve has a background in mathematics and physics and received his Ph.D. in computer science from KTH in 1993. With the Garden of Knowledge project (1996-98) he initiated the research on interactive learning environments at CSC at KTH , where he presently heads the Knowledge Management Research group . He is also the coordinator of research on interactive learning environments at the Uppsala Learning Lab at Uppsala University .

The KMR-group has been involved in Semantic Web research and development since 1999. The work of the KMR-group focuses on how to make use of Semantic Web technology in order to enable more efficient forms of technology-enhanced learning and administration, and support the emergence of a Public Knowledge and Learning Management Environment. Within the KMR-group, such a PKLME is regarded as an important form of public service.

Prominent among the KMR software tools are the frameworks SCAM and SHAME , the concept browser Conzilla , and the electronic portfolio system Confolio . The KMR-group is active within several international networks in technology-enhanced learning and Semantic Web, notably, Prolearn , SIGSEMIS and Sakai .

Ambjörn Naeve is also an industry consultant with extensive experience in conceptual modeling for software engineering and business applications. He is the inventor of Conzilla and he has developed a conceptual modeling technique called Unified Language Modeling , which is specially designed to depict conceptual relationships in a linguistically coherent way - i.e., to "draw how we talk about things".

, ROLE) (view slides)
12:00 - 13:00 NLP-based experiments in TEL (Gaston Burek, Adriana Berlanga, Fridolin Wild, LTfLL) (view slides)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45
Workshop A
NLP-based experiments in TEL (Gaston Burek, Fridolin Wild, LTfLL) (view slides)
Workshop B
Modelling of the competencies reached at the summer school (Jehad Najjar, Zuzana Bizonova, Katherine Maillet, Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberhuemer, Michael Derntl, iCOPER)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30
Workshop C
SIG Professional Learning – an overview of pressing research questions (Martin WolpersMartin Wolpers

Martin Wolpers

Dr. Martin Wolpers holds a PhD in electrical engineering and information technology from the Leibniz University Hannover. He is leading the group “Context and Attention for Personalized Learning Environments” at FIT ICON, dealing with trend and user-goal identification from contextualized attention metadata streams. Some of his stronger engagements in research projects are the project management position of the FP6 EU/IST TEL NoE PROLEARN and the coordination of the EC FP7 integrated project ROLE and the EC eContent+ MACE project. His research focuses on how to use metadata to improve technology enhanced learning scenarios. In detail, he focuses on contextualized attention metadata and knowledge representation in education. His further research interests deal with conceptual modelling, databases and information extraction.

, Stefanie LindstaedtStefanie Lindstaedt

Stefanie Lindstaedt

Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt is head of the division Knowledge Services at the Know-Center in Graz and is scientific coordinator of the APOSDLE IP. In these roles she is responsible for the management of many large, multi-firm projects and the scientific strategy of the division. For more than 10 years she has been leading interdisciplinary, international projects in the fields of knowledge management, technology enhanced learning, and software engineering. For the last five years she has focused on the issue of work-process integrated learning, developing the APOSDLE concept and the concept of AD-HOC Learning. She held several responsible positions such as product manager for web-globalisation services at GlobalSight in Boulder (USA) and project manager at DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology in Ulm (Germany). She holds a PhD and a M.S. both in Computer Science from the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder (USA). She is member of the Center for LifeLongLearning and Design and the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU, has chaired several Special Tracks on Semantic Technologies and Work-integrated learning at Triple-I conferences, and has published more than 50 scientific publications.

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Workshop D
The relation of PLE, LMS and Open Content

Design your personal learning environment!

- The relation of PLE, LMS and Open Content -

"Reason why"

New approaches towards learner-centric learning environments are entering the stage. Although some articles have been published about the benefits of a learner-centric environments, there are little showcase examples how a personal learning environment (PLE) could look like or how it could be created. Hence, in this lecture and workshop students ought be motivated to build their own PLE. For this task no conditions are imposed in order to guarantee a maximum degree of freedom in creating the PLE. The only limiting condition is that the PLE should be designed to learn or improve skills in a foreign language, i.e. English or German for English native speakers, respectively. The workshop follows a previous lecture that defined the task.

Workshop Session

At the end of the summer school the second part of the workshop will take place. In this session the created personal learning environments will be presented. The creators will explain their ways of creating the PLE. This includes the choice of platform, the creation and aggregation of content, and the selection of tools inside the PLE. The different approaches and their advantages and disadvantages as well as possible use case scenarios will be compared and discussed. The "best" PLE will be a awarded at the end of the workshop.

(Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller

2008 till today: Research assistant / professional researcher for two institutions:

a) IMC AG, one of the leading eLearning companies in Europe (http://www.im-c.de/), where I am responsible for the EU co-funded eContentplus Best Bractice Network ICOPER (http://www.icoper.org/: „Interoperable Content for Performance in a Competency-driven Society“). In this context I am occupied to create and evaluate promising learning delivery scenarios. To better do so, I present and share my latest thoughts with other researchers and practitioners so that I have the chance to gather worldwide experience that inspires and leverages our work. The last conference I attended to was ICTEL 2008 in Maastricht/ Netherlands (http://www.ectel08.org/) where I joined the MUPPLE (Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments)-workshop (http://mupple08.icamp.eu/). The summer schoolwould be a next chance to present our ideas.

b) Saarland University, where I am working for the chair of Management Information Systems, which focuses on the intersection of HR and IT (eHRM). Here, I am actually working on my PHD thesis, which is situated in the field of “user-centered design and evaluation of learning environments along the software implementation process.” Beside I am teaching SAP ERP / HR software solutions (theory & training) and responsible for eLearning-related Master thesis (latest: Feb 2009: "Teaching by applying widgets: how has the learning-widget to look like from a pedagocial point of view"

, Kai Höver

Kai Michael Höver

Kai Michael Höver is a research project manager at IMC. He holds a master degree (diploma) in computer science from TU Darmstadt and has done several projects on learning technology. He is currently involved in several EU research projects regarding technology enhanced learning. His core research fields are adaptive and personal learning environments, personalization and authoring.

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17:30 - 18:00 Modelling Exercises
18:00 - 19:00 Trip/sports
19:30 Dinner

Friday, June 5
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08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (view guiding discussion topics and questions)
09:00 - 09:30 Warm-up: Information for PhD students requesting ECTS credits (Denis GilletDenis Gillet

Denis Gillet

Dr.Denis Gillet leads the Real-Time Coordination and Sustainable Interaction Systems Group (REACT) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His current research interests lying at the intersection of Engineering, Information Systems and Knowledge Management include Social Learning, Human-Computer Interaction and the Internet of Things. Dr. Gillet contributes especially to the development of online experiments and social software for collaborative learning, previously in the framework of the ProLEARN Network of Excellence, and currently in the context of the Palette Integrated Project aiming at facilitating and augmenting individual and organizational learning in Communities of Practice (CoPs).

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09:30 - 10:30 Social media, Ontologies, and Web 2.0 eLearning (Paola Monachesi

Paola Monachesi

Paola Monachesi is assistant professor at the University of Utrecht. She received a Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands). Her research interests are in Language resources, ontologies and social media and their application to eLearning. She has had research positions at IBM research centre in Rome, at the University of Tilburg, at the University of Tubingen and the University of Utrecht and she has collaborated in the EU project EUROTRA. She was project leader of a national project on typological databases and coordinator of the EU thematic network 'Language Typology Resource Centre'. She has obtained several grants from the University of Utrecht to increase the use of digital media in the curriculum and has participated in a SURF project on eBlended Learning and policy makingf. She has been co]investigator of the national project D]COI aiming at the construction of a corpus of written Dutch and she was project manager as well as scientific coordinator of the FP6] STREP project Language Technology for eLearning (LT4eL). She is currently WP leader in the FP7] STREP project Language Technology for LifeLong Learning (LTfLL) dealing with social and informal learning.

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10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Lecture
Design of a metacognitive tool for learning (Giuseppe Chiazzese, STELLAR)
Workshop
Model evaluation

How to ensure the quality of the models and especially ensure that enough relationships between the different models exist in order to make them useful?

In this lecture we introduce different tests which can be performed in order to evaluate the quality of the models created. Part of these tests need to be performed manually. Others can be automated and we can provide some examples of such model evaluation tools developed within APOSDLE.

Reading list: APOSDLE deliverable on model evaluation and other publications

(Barbara Kump, APOSDLE)
12:00 - 12:30 The Microsoft perspective on TEL (Roman Baranovic)
12:30 - 13:00 Conclusion of Summer School (summer school chairs)
Modeling of the learning outcomes
Authoring an adaptive online course
Pimp my PhD
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 00:00
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