Call for Papers: Context and Technology Enhanced Learning (ConTEL): Theory, methodology and design

posted Jun 9, 2011, 11:03 PM by Yishay Mor   [ updated Jun 9, 2011, 11:11 PM ]

Call for Workshop Papers for EC-TEL 2011, 20-23 September, Palermo, Italy

Organisers and Co-Chairs:

Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft, CASS School of Education, University of East London, UK.
Prof. Mike Sharples, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham, UK.

Abstract. This workshop will adopt a critical, comprehensive and yet pragmatic approach to exploring, understanding and articulating perspectives on contemporary research into contexts for learning in ways that improve our design, deployment and evaluation of TEL. It will do this through bringing together key researchers and projects that are exploring context from various perspectives, including those that emphasise mobile learning, learning design, learning with social networks, learning in virtual worlds, and learner experiences of context. The aim is to enrich our collective understanding of the nature and role of context in ways that allow us to produce rich and relevant learning designs and resulting experiences that clearly improve learning and teaching in ways that can influence the pedagogic practice. The workshop will be highly interactive through an innovative format, with plenty of time allocated to a plenary session, supporting a synthesis and the agreement of outcomes and positions. The peer reviewed workshop papers will be published and also extended for a Journal Special Issue on 'Context and TEL'.

Keywords: Theories, contextualized learning, augmented contexts, context-aware systems, learning design, ubiquitous learning, informal learning, learners experience.


Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft (University of East London, UK)
Prof. Mike Sharples (University of Nottingham, UK)


Short papers of between 4-5 pages of original work that that can be position papers, well developed work in progress or research papers.

Deadlines and Schedule:

  • Paper submission by 11 July 2011
  • Notification of acceptance and feedback from reviewers, 1 August 2011
  • Camera-ready version submitted by 1 September 2011

All submissions will be published online before the workshop in the workshop series. After the workshop there will be an opportunity for revised papers to be submitted and reviewed for a special issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL).

The email address and web-site for submissions will be set up soon, but in the meantime the contacts below can be used for submissions or other queries.


Andrew Ravenscroft:
Mike Sharples:

Programme Committee:

Dr. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Graham Atwell (University of Bremen, Germany)
Prof. Alan Brown (University of Warwick, UK)
Prof. Tom Boyle (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Dr. Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)
Dr. Christian Glahn (Open University Netherlands, NL)
Prof. Tobias Ley (Tallin University, Estonia)
Dr. Stefanie Linstaedt (Know Center, Graz, Austria)
Dr. Peter Lonsdale (University of Nottingham, UK)
Prof. Rose Luckin (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
Dr. Yishar Mor (University of Haifa, Isreal)
Dr. Yvan Peter (University Lille, France )
Dr. Andreas Schmidt (FZI, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Prof. Marcus Specht (Open University Netherlands, NL)
Dr. Brendan Tagney (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Dr. Giasemi Vavoula (Museum Studies, Lecicester, UK)
Dr Katrien Verbert (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Dr. Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer University, Germany)