Archive for June, 2007

PROLEARN Academy News

June 18, 2007

*** News

CAMA 2007 workshop: Call for participation

Sent the: 2007-06-12
ACM/IEEE Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata: personalized access to digital resources to be held on June 23, 2007 in conjunction with JCDL 2007 in Vancouver, Canada.

Applying Data Mining in e-Learning (ADML’07): Extended deadline

Sent the: 2007-06-11
The Deadline for the “Call for Papers” has been extended until June 25th.
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/News

*** Events in the next 7 days


Microlearning Conference 2007

Place: Innsbruck, Austria, Date: 2007-06-21 – 2007-06-22
Microlearning Conference 2007. The conference will be held on 21-22 June, 2007 in Innsbruck, Austria

Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata: personalized access to digital resources

Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Date: 2007-06-23
Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata: personalized access to digital resources June 23, 2007 Held in conjunction with the ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007) June 18-23, 2007 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalisation in Social Systems: Groups, Teams, Communities

Place: Corfu, Date: 2007-06-25
SociUM workshop: International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalisation in Social Systems: Groups, Teams, Communities http://tel.cti.gr/socium/ – in conjunction with UM’2007 http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/um2007/
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events
*** New Call For Papers

IAWES 2007

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-20
1st International Workshop on Intelligent and Adaptive Web-based Educational Systems (IAWES 2007)

MONET ’07

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-14
Second International Workshop on MObile and NEtworking Technologies for social applications (MONET ’07)
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/cfps

*** New job offers


Vacancy for PhD student in adaptive hypermedia at TU/e

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven has a vacancy for a PhD Student/promovendus (1.0 fte) “GAF: Generic Adaptation Framework” V32.989 within the expertise group databases and Hypermedia (DH).

Four Post-Doctoral positions and One PhD Studentship

Intelligent Support for Mathematical Generalisation project
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/jobs

PROLEARN Academy News

June 11, 2007

** News

Applying Data Mining in e-Learning (ADML’07): Extended deadline

Sent the: 2007-06-11
The Deadline for the “Call for Papers” has been extended until June 25th.
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/News

*** Events in the next 7 days


EDEN 2007 Annual Conference

Place: Naples, Date: 2007-06-13 – 2007-06-17
NEW LEARNING 2.0? – Emerging digital territories – Developing continuities – New divides : EDEN 2007 Annual Conference, 13-16 JUNE, 2007, Naples, Italy
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events
*** New Call For Papers


Digital Literacy

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-07
3rd International workshop on Digital Literacy Organized by the e-START Digital Literacy Network, 2007 Workshop affiliated to the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2007) 17th September – 20th September, Crete, Greece
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/cfps


*** New job offers


Personalization Research

School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London, 2 Research Posts and 1 Full-time PhD studentship, Closing date: 12 June 2007, 12 noon

Intelligent Technologies for Cultural Visits and Mobile Education

2 Post-Doc/PhD Positions are avaiable at the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science at the University of Haifa, Israel

Postdoctoral research position at the School of Information at the University of Michigan

The research will focus on the influence of network structural characteristics on information diffusion and change. Specifically, we will be using large blog and social tagging data sets to model patterns of information diffusion, including its speed of propagation, eventual reach, and change in content.
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/jobs

Provocation Based Learning

June 7, 2007

Summer School made me think a lot about TEL, but also about learning in general. When I think about my own teaching experience it seems to me there is a certain approach to grab the attention of students, even if the weather is hot, it’s friday afternoon and the material is boring. The key is provoking the students. Of course “provocation” is a term carefully chosen in order to provoke you and grab your attention, dear reader of this small article. What is really meant here, in fact is trying to motivate the audience  by surprising them, using improvised jokes and funny examples, making them laugh and keeping the adrenaline level high. Did you ever ask yourself why people usually fall asleep in a lecture, but rarely do in the movie theatre?

The question I would like to raise is how we could adress this issue of really making learning a bit more “provocative” when we look at TEL methods. We have to bear in mind that a user is far less patient with software than with a real teacher. If the program does things that are too provocative, the user would probably quickly become bewildered and say “what the..” possibly in a negative sense of meaning. Hence, usability of a learning system must not be hampered by provocative system activity. Also the level of provocation strength needs to be personalized to the requirements of the learner. There could be a small questionnaire at the beginning of a session in order to assess the general level of the learner’s sarcasm tolerance, as well as his/her daily mood.

Then the next question would be how individual adaption of content could soundly be balanced against the properties of materials / system behaviour being applied in a collaborative learning context. Each user has a different provocation tolerance, and some might even have a minimum requirement for being provoked. And the whole concept is dynamic, as people’s attitudes change over time.

I would go as far as to say, concerning the “Future of TEL”,  this is a crucial point to be considered in the early stages of requirements analysis for the design of new e-learning systems. Learning has to be fun, and people have to be drawn on the edge of their sofa, their mouths open in amazement! Otherwise the system is not really usable, pretty much classically speaking in terms of software engineering.

Feel free to discuss. What are you thinking about this? I came up with this myself but if I accidentally stole someone elses idea, please provide me with the according reference – i will add it to this post right away.

Summerschool again

June 4, 2007

The summerschool was really great. Nice to have met you all! And this comic is also to appreciate Mathias for his brilliant idea of making comics.

anothersummerschool.jpg

PROLEARN Academy News

June 4, 2007

*** News

Social Software Hands on Session

Sent the: 2007-05-30
Taking place in Fréjus, May 30, 2007
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/News

*** New Call For Papers
OTM Monet 2007

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-14
Second International Workshop on MObile and NEtworking Technologies for social applications (MONET´07)
COOPER

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-06-15
1st International Workshop on Collaborative Open Environments for Project-Centered Learning held in conjunction with the 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Crete, Greece, September 17/18, 2007
MapISNet’07

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-06-29
MapISNet’07 – Map Based Interaction in Social Networks – A workshop held in conjunction with INTERACT2007 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
What Went Wrong07

Call-Art: Workshop, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-08
WWWrong: What Went Wrong? What Went Right? Exchanging Experiences in Technology Enhanced Learning Call for Participation 17 or 18 September 2007, Crete, Greece To be held at EC-TEL 2007, 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning.
There is additional information in http://www.prolearn-academy.org/cfps

Some more comics …

June 4, 2007

The last few hours of the summer school were exceptionally funny for me: All people had some fun in the night, which seemed to go on in the bus. The tour guide said funny things (stay tuned for coverage) and we were down ‘gag hunting’ virtually hungry for her words.

But there was also time for taking pictures of some thoughts:

a comic strip!

Student Cluster presentations

June 1, 2007

Authoring
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Mark Melia
Conor Gaffney
Pavlina Chikova
Maurice Hendrix
Aoife Brady
Asni Tahir

Knowledge Management
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Patrick Johnscher (Collaborilla publisher)
Inga Beleviciute
Nouha Taifi

Learning Design
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Tim Sodhi
Kien Do Ngoc
Nguyen Viet Hai
Leena Hiltunen
Malinka Ivanova
Ivan Martinez Ortiz


Learning Modeling
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Ashley Healy
Tom Hainey
Linda Castañeda
Manuela Milani
Demetris Kyriacou
Mary Sharp

Learning Object Repositories
and Metadata and Interoperability
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Zuzana Bizonova (Collaborilla publisher)
Andreas Rath
Bram Vandeputte
Daniel Dahl

Personalized Learning I
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Lauri Lahti
Ekaterina Vasilyeva
Sebastian Kelle
Matic Pipan
Tanja Arh

Personalized Learning II
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Sandy El Helou
Oduronke Eyitayo
Raquel Crespo Garcia
Barbara Kump
Maram Meccawy
Eddie Walsh



Semantic Web
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Hannes Ebner (Collaborilla enabler)
Fredrik Enoksson (Collaborilla publisher)
Jelena Jovanovic (Collaborilla publisher)
Doreen Mann (Collaborilla publisher)

Social Software and Web 2.0
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Martin Sillaots (Collaborilla publisher)
Terje Väljataga
Steinn Sigurdarson (Collaborilla publisher)
Zoran Jeremic
Tim Sodhi
Yiwei Cau
Andreas Meiszner
Andrej Afonin (Collaborilla publisher)
Amine Chatti

Hard working students …

June 1, 2007

I found a photo on flickr titled “Hard working students …” and it happens that I am able to read the expressions on their faces ….

a comic strip!

Ambjörn’s 10 Golden PhD Rules

June 1, 2007

Ambjörn's 10 Golden PhD Rules #3 and #4Ambjörn was so kind to put up some basic rules for PhD students. He put them up in kind of analog wiki using post-it notes. You will find the rules in photos here, here and here. Actually the most impressing rules were number 3 and 4:

  • Resist your professor if (s)he tries to seduce you
  • Do not seduce your professor

See foto … 😀

The connecting map

June 1, 2007

I am working on.

http://www.conzilla.org/people/amb/TEL-research-community/presentation/CM#45e90f112e626c06212d

/Ambjörn

P.S: Please keep sending URLs to published maps 🙂