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13th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning

What Summer School
When Oct 09, 2017 08:00 AM to
Oct 13, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Aveiro, PT
Contact Name Mikhail Fominykh
Contact Email mihail.fominyh
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by Mikhail Fominykh last modified Jun 20, 2017 03:04 AM

We are pleased to announce the 13th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning, to take place from Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13, 2017 in Aveiro, Portugal. Pre-summer school activities are organized all day on Sunday, October 8. The summer school is organised by the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning - EATEL (

The JTEL summer school provides a stimulating learning environment where participants get opportunities to: develop research skills, increase their knowledge base, collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas, engage in debate, have access to experts in the field, and discuss their own work.

The programme covers topics from a broad range of domains which contribute to advancing the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). TEL research projects are encouraged to provide doctoral candidates with a perspective of the state-of-the-art research under study in their working groups. The programme will also include practical and methodological workshops as well as opportunities for PhD students to develop their personal research, discuss their doctoral work and build bridges for future collaborations experts in the field and peers across Europe. The summer school is open for PhD students and instructors from all countries.

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Aveiro City

Call for Lectures and Workshops

If you would like to offer a lecture or workshop at the summer school, we invite you to submit a proposal (about ½ page to a full page) describing your contribution, which should demonstrate how your presentation/activity will benefit the PhD students attending the summer school (mainly early to mid-stage). If your proposal is selected, it will be published on the summer school website.

We encourage interactive sessions rather than lecture-style presentations, and your proposal could include details about how you plan to engage the PhD students. Lectures are usually no longer than 45 minutes and workshops are usually 90 minutes. Some workshops run 2 x 90 minutes. Lectures should provide PhD students with insight into the state-of-the-art in one aspect of TEL or methodologies for conducting research in TEL. Workshops should provide hands-on opportunities to work with new technologies or develop research techniques. Please submit your proposals to EasyChair no later than June 19, 2017. Be sure to tick the correct box: “Lecture and/or workshop proposal”.

Please note that speakers and workshop organizers are expected to cover the costs of their trip and accommodation (in some cases, it is covered through the TEL projects they are working for).

PhD students applying to participate in the summer school are also invited to propose workshops. In this case, they must make TWO summer school submissions: the PhD student proposal and the lecture and/or workshop proposal.

All questions about the submission can be sent to:

Download the Call for Participants as a PDF

Call for PhD Student Proposals

PhD students should submit their proposals online no later than July 18, 2017. Please download the PhD student proposal form, fill it in, and upload it to the summer school submission system at EasyChair. In the submission system, please, select the correct submission type: “PhD student proposal”.

For the PhD student proposal, you will need to attach the following three documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae - CV (max 2 pages)
  2. A letter of support from your PhD advisor approving the proposal
  3. A summary of your PhD (max 3 pages). The following sections should be included and clearly labeled in the order given:
    • Title
    • Context and background
    • Theoretical perspective
    • Methods
    • Current progress
    • Motivation (explain how you expect to benefit from the summer school and how you expect to contribute to the summer school)

All questions about the submission can be sent to:

Download the Call for Participants as a PDF


  • The submission deadline for instructors has been extended. The new deadline is June 26. The authors who submitted before June 19 will be notified before June 26.
  • eLearning Industry has become an official partner of JTELSS.
  • The Call for Participants has been published and the submission opened.

Important Dates

There are two deadlines for submitting proposals and consequently two notification dates. We encourage you to apply early so that you can benefit from early acceptance and arrange your travel plans.

Date For instructors and PhD students For PhD students only
May 15, 2017 Submission opens
June 26, 2017 Submission deadline for workshop and lecture proposals (Extended)
July 3, 2017 Notification of acceptance (for all submitted proposals, including PhD students)
July 18, 2017 Submission deadline for PhD student proposals
July 31, 2017 Notification of acceptance for PhD students
September 1, 2017 Registration deadline
October 7, 2017 Arrival to Aveiro
October 8, 2017 Pre-summer school full-day social event
October 9-13, 2017 Summer school dates
October 14, 2017 Departure from Aveiro

Venue, Accommodation and Social Events

The Summer School will take place in Aveiro, Portugal. More information about the city is available at the Aveiro tourist office website.

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The event (lectures and workshops) will be hosted by Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro.

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The accommodation will be available at the twin hotels HOTEL AFONSO V and HOTEL JARDIM. The hotels are located close to the historical city center of Aveiro and not far from the ocean.

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Participants are expected to arrive on Saturday, October 7. The social program will include a full-day trip to Porto on October 8 and a half-day trip exploring the surrounding of Aveiro on October 11.

Cost of summer school

The cost for PhD students is €500 (including accommodation - 7 nights in double rooms, meals and excursions). Special arrangements for PhD students who would like a single room can be made. In this case, the fees will be €575.

The cost for instructors is €575 (including accommodation - 7 nights in single rooms, meals and excursions). Instructors can choose to attend only a part of the event. In this case, they can negotiate the price with the hotel directly.

The JTEL summer school follows a non-profit scheme. The organizing committee members work as volunteers to make the event possible. The educational program of the school is provided free of charge. The cost of the school covers accommodation, meals, excursions and some printed materials.

PhD students can use different funding schemes to cover the cost of the summer school. As scholarships are not available this year, we advise you to look for local or university funding. The JTEL summer school will provide great value to the progress of your research and studies. The contents of the school can extend or replace some of your courses. Another option to cover the cost is to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility funding. For this option, please, contact your international relations office. Remember, that this year the school is hosted by the University of Aveiro.

Instructors who plan to deliver lectures and workshops often use funding from research projects to cover the cost. The JTEL summer school is a primary event in Europe for dissemination and networking in the Technology-Enhanced Learning community. Erasmus+ teacher mobility funding is also an option.

Attention local participants! There are special conditions for local PhD students and instructors. Please, contact the local chair for more information.

Past jTEL summer school events

2016 Estonia
2015 Italy
2014 Malta
2013 Cyprus
2012 Portugal
2011 Greece
2010 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2009 Slovakia
2008 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2007 France
2006 Slovenia
2005 Turkey

Social Media

Hashtags #JTELSS and #JTELSS17

Official Partners


Organizing Committee

Local Chair:
Fernando Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal

General Chairs:
Katherine Maillet, Telecom Business School, France
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Program Chairs:
Milos Kravcik, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
Maria Aristeidou, The Open University, UK

Organisation team:
Mikhail Fominykh, Independent researcher, Norway
Maria Perifanou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Ana Loureiro, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Alessandra Antonaci, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Endrit Kromidha, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Maka Eradze, Tallinn University, Estonia
Mohsen Saadatmand, University of Helsinki, Finland
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Vanessa Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Maria Aristeidou, The Open University, UK
María Jesús Rodríguez Triana, Tallinn University, Estonia
Ana Luísa Torres, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal

Publicity Chairs:
Maria Perifanou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Ana Loureiro, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Mikhail Fominykh, Independent researcher, Norway

Mikhail Fominykh, Independent researcher, Norway

Local Organizers:
Fernando Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Luis Pedro, University of Aveiro, Portugal

About the venue and accommodation: Fernando Ramos,
About EATEL and general organisation: Katherine Maillet,
About the program and submission: Milos Kravcik, or
All other inquiries: Mikhail Fominykh,

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