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THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION PROLEARN – PALETTE JOINT SUMMER SCHOOL 2008

January 31, 2008

THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

PROLEARN – PALETTE JOINT SUMMER SCHOOL 2008

http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2008

VENUE: Ohrid, FYROM

DATE: June 15 – 21, 2008

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 15th, 2008

OBJECTIVES

PROLEARN, the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning for Professionals, now working under the umbrella of the EATEL Association (http://www.ea-tel.eu/) and PALETTE, European Integrated Project aiming at developing interoperable web-services for Communities of Practice (http://palette.ercim.org) are pleased to announce their joint 2008 Summer School.

Our ambition is to foster cross-domain training and collaboration opportunities among researchers in Europe and beyond, working in the disparate fields of expertise which promote the advancement of TEL at the workplace. The programme includes lectures and working sessions from leading professors in the field, tutoring, mentoring, and joint research opportunities. Additionally the school will offer practical sessions in research methodology for Technology Enhanced Learning.
Advanced PhD students will be identified to present their research at the Third European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning in Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 17-19, 2008 (http://www.ectel08.org), and to participate in EATEL thematic workshops.

PROGRAMME TOPICS

* Collaborative Design between Educational Scientists and Computer Scientists
* Creation of and Access to Knowledge and Learning Resources
* Practice Modelling, Management & Mining
* Personalisation & Adaptation in Learning Environments
* Privacy and Security
* Pedagogy, Life-Long Learning, and TEL
* Individual, Social & Organisational Learning Processes
* Interoperability: TEL Standards, Models, Processes, Tools
* Research Techniques
* The Future of TEL

In order to increase social contacts among the summer school participants, the programme will include several social events. A variety of sport activities will also be offered to the summer school participants.

Cultural excursions are organised on the Sunday preceding the summer school and the Saturday which closes the summer school.

SUPPORT

This year the PROLEARN/EATEL – PALETTE joint Summer School will benefit from a special grant from SEEERA.NET to promote collaboration with the Western Balkan countries. The summer school has the pro-active support from a growing number of EU IST and eContent funded R&D projects such as APOSDLE, MATURE, iCAMP, PROLIX, MACE, TENCompetence, GRAPPLE, and ARIADNE.

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Magnificent and exciting, mysterious and surprising, Ohrid is one of the most ancient towns in Europe, flavoured with a taste of centuries gone by, full of Hellenistic, Roman, Slavic, Byzantine, and Turkish memories. During the classical and medieval periods Orhid was the artistic, cultural and spiritual centre of the Balkans and has been called a notable bridge of European art. The town is proud of its rich cultural heritage and unique lake which both belong to UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage (http://www.ohrid.com.mk).

ACCOMODATION AND SOCIAL EVENTS

Accommodation and summer school facilities will be made available at Hotel Granit (http://www.hotelgranit.com.mk). Granit Hotel is located on the coast of Lake Ohrid in St. Stefan, 5 km from the centre of Ohrid. It is 12 km from the Ohrid airport. The Hotel has two harbours which enable access to the hotel and the beach from the lake. The wonderful woods which surround St. Stefan Monastery are located 1 km from the Granit Hotel.

PhD students are asked to share a double room with other PhD students.

COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL

The cost for PhD students is Euro 500 (including accommodation – 7 nights in double room, meals, and excursions). PROLEARN – PALETTE Summer School 2008 will offer 50 scholarships to PhD students to cover summer school accommodation, catering, and events. Please indicate if you are applying for a scholarship in your application.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS

The summer school is intended for PhD students investigating issues related to Technology Enhanced Learning and making progress on their dissertation research.
PhD students are invited to submit applications to mailto:summerschool@i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de. The application should include a Curriculum Vitae and a summary (not to exceed 5 pages including references and any figures, tables, etc.) describing the student’s dissertation. The deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2008. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 PhD students. We look forward to seeing you at the summer school!

CALENDAR

March 15th, 2008: Deadline for submitting applications to the Summer School
May 1st, 2008: Notification of acceptance
May15th, 2008: Pre-Summer School videoconferences begin
June 15th, 2008: Summer School begins

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Local Chair:
Klime Poposki (St. Kliment Ohridski University), klime.poposki@uklo.edu.mk

Programme Co-Chairs:
Luc Vandenabeele (Centre de recherche public Henri Tudor), luc.vandenabeele@tudor.lu
Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know Center), slind@know-center.at
Liliane Esnault (E.M. Lyon), esnault@em-lyon.com
Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer), martin.wolpers@fit.fraunhofer.de

Summer School Website:
Mohamed Amine Chatti (RWTH Aachen), chatti@informatik.rwth-aachen.de

Summer School Promotion:
Margit Hofer (CSI), hofer@zsi.at,

Collaborative Learning Support:
Ambjörn Naeve (KTH), amb@nada.kth.se
Peter Scott (OU), peter.scott@open.ac.uk

Finances:
Fridolin Wild (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration), fridolin.wild@wu-wien.ac.at

General Co-Chairs:
Katherine Maillet (INT), Katherine.Maillet@int-edu.eu
Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen), klamma@informatik.rwth-aachen.de
Tomaz Klobucar (IJS), tomaz@e5.ijs.si

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Andrej Afonin, Lithunia
Olivier Bohl, Germany
Zuzana Bizonova, Slovakia
Daniel Burgos, Spain
Bernadette Charlier, Switzerland
Mohamed Amine Chatti, Germany
Alexandra Christea, United Kingdom
Hannes Ebner, Sweden
Liliane Esnault, France
Luc Vandenabeele, Switzerland
Denis Gillet, Switzerland
Ashley Healy, United Kingdom
Maurice Hendrix, The Netherlands
Margit Hofer, Austria
Patrick Johnscher, Germany
Anna-Kaarina Kairamo, Finland
Ralf Klamma, Germany
Styliani Kleanthous, Greece
Tomaz Klobucar, Slovenia
Tobias Ley, Austria
Katrina Leyking, Germany
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria
Matthias Lux, Austria
Katherine Maillet, France
Mark Melia, Ireland
Ambjörn Naeve, Sweden
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Klime Poposki, FYROM
Peter Scott, United Kingdom
Steinn E. Sigurðarson, Austria
Martin Sillaots, Estonia
Marcus Specht, The Netherlands
Armin Ulbrich, Austria
Fridolin Wild, Austria

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PROLEARN Summer School 2007 Encore

July 4, 2007


Our student Martin Frericks has now edited a video from the shots I took at the PROLEARN Summer School 2007 in Fréjus, France. It is available together with Margit Hofer’s slide show at http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2007/videos.

Please give feedback how you liked it 🙂

TEL modelling sessions: the next seaons

July 2, 2007

Dear all,

the next two TEL cluster modeling sessions will take place in FlashMeeting on

Thursday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.30 CET:
http://flashmeeting.open.ac.uk/fm/820648-9118

Friday 6 July, 10.00 – 11.30 CET:
http://flashmeeting.open.ac.uk/fm/b3010a-9119

We will continue to go through the different models and discuss how to improve them. Moreover, we will try out a VNC-based screen-sharing service, so that you will be able to see my screen while I’m navigating through the Conzilla maps.

A client application is required in order to participate in the VNC-session. You can download a free client from http://tightvnc.org/download.html. You will get the necessary information for connecting to the VNC-server (IP address) during the FlashMeeting.

Hope to see you “in flash” on Thursday and/or Friday!

Best …
/Ambjörn

Student Cluster presentations

June 1, 2007

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

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

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


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

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

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

Personalized Learning II
——————————

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



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

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

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 🙂

Final Summer School Activities

June 1, 2007

Dear Students,

We are almost at the end of our summer school session. Here is some information about activities in the next 24 hours.

Cluster presentations:
Cluster presentations begin at 11:00. Each cluster will have 10 minutes to present their work, until 12:30

Evaluation:
We kindly ask you to fill in an evaluation form before you leave. This information is very useful for us in planning future events.

Certificates:
All students will receive a certificate of participation today.

Group photo:
At 12:30 we would like to take a group photo just before lunch. We will take it on the steps between the swimming pool and the center reception area.

Free afternoon:
You may organise your afternoon as you like: continue modeling and/or your cluster groups, take advantage of the sports facilities, to into Fréjus and Fréjus plage (beach). You can inquire about public buses in the reception. You can buy a ticket at the reception.

To get to Fréjus center, there is a bus stop for Line 1 just outside the center, the stop is “Caïs Ecoles”. Take the bus to “Fréjus Paul Vernet”. There you can take Line 6 to to beach either in Fréjus or St. Raphaël.

There are Line 1 buses leaving “Caïs Ecoles” to go to Fréjus at:
13:14
14:29
16:39
18:54

There are Line 1 buses leaving “Fréjus Paul Vernet” to go to “Caïs Ecoles” at:
15:30
16:30
17:20
18:00

I have some bus schedules for Lines 1 and 6.

Diner:
As usual from 19:30 until 21:00.

Evening:
The center is organising another danse night, until midnight. They have also given us entrances to a discotheque in Fréjus. Please see me if you are interested.

Taxi numbers:
04.94.51.51.12 (Fréjus)
04.94.23.24.24 (St. Raphaël)

+33 for France.

Departure:
Two buses will leave the center tomorrow morning.

– One bus leaves at 8:00 sharp to take participants whose flights are scheduled before 12:00 directly to the airport.
– A second bus will leave at 8:30 will a guide for the city of Nice where we will have a visit until 12:00. The bus will take one group of participants to the airport at 12:00 and another group at 15:00. You can leave your luggage on the bus.

Best wishes,
Katherine Maillet

Mentoring Breakfast (Thursday)

May 30, 2007

Thursday’s Breakfast is a chance to discuss Mentoring (and explore opportunities for mentoring)…

It follows the same pattern as the other breakfasts: talk about it if you want to, otherwise just listen

Here are examples of ideas about what Mentors can help with:


Advice and examples if you need…
– to write a grant proposal
– to get known
– to Network at Conferences
-to join a Proposal Review Panel, Journal refereeing
– to invite others to visit and give talks
– to use time effectively
– to learn when and how to say “yes” or “no” to professional tasks
– to make sure you are clear about the scope of something you agree to do, and that you have made clear the level of commitment you can bring
– to take on something new as a chance to let go of something else
– to work with people who seem to be good at getting things done

Remember, you should have different mentors for different activities (teaching, research, etc)

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The final breakfast this week:


Cluster Breakfast, Friday 1/06/07 at 8:00

Any queries: ask Paul Lefrere (or mail p.lefrere@open.ac.uk)

Social Software Hands on session

May 30, 2007

 

  1. Introduction
    1. Social Software in Universities
    2. Personalization of Web 2.0
    3. Benefits of Social Software
    4. Social Software and Semantic Web (Web 3.0)
    5. Social Software for Knowledge Construction
    6. Social Software in Training
    7. Social Software and Learning Management Systems
    8. Social Software and Awareness
    9. Social Software and Communities of Practice
    10. Social Software and Learning Repositories
    11. Web 2.0 and Knowledge Management aka Learning
    12. Location based Services / Mobile Social Software
    13. Different kinds of social software
    14. Social software and competition doodle.ch
    15. Service Interoperability
    16. Collaborative Learning Environments
  2. Basic social software stuff
    1. blog
    2. wiki
    3. PROLEARN Academy
  3. RSS Syndication using yahoo pipes

Gender Mainstreaming Breakfast

May 29, 2007

Gender Mainstreaming Breakfast
(same pattern as other breakfasts: each table should have at least one Senior Faculty, who will share insights into issues that Junior Faculty want to discuss)

Here are examples of Gender Mainstreaming issues that have been raised in other meetings:

– taking Gender Mainstreaming into account, how to get the best out of attending a conference; how to get fair pay for a job (in some institutions, salaries offered depend upon gender); how to achieve fair recognition for contributions to research success
– how to achieve gender equality and over what time period
– how to recognise the scale of the problem in a university (what percentage of women are in top positions?)
– how to gain the support of male decision-makers, in planning moves to gender equality
– how to develop goal-oriented measures, and ways to reach those goals
For example,
– if there is high gender inequality, with a high percentage of women in lower positions, what steps can they or their university take to get them to qualify for advancement?
– do there need to be schemes to give female researchers special support (affirmative action), for example additional time for research, or extra money for equipment, or provision for child care?

Pattern that could be followed:

During the breakfast: participants will make notes on ideas that they think they could use to advance Gender Mainstreaming in their institution, without negatively affecting their careers.

After the breakfast: some time during the day, junior faculty will identify other attendees they think they could work with, in the weeks and months after the Summer School, to apply the ideas from the breakfast

Before leaving the Summer School: junior faculty will mail those other attendees, to begin the process of working together to achieve their joint goals.

After the Summer School: the Prolearn Academy team will set up a wiki to support attendees in achieving their goals.

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Other breakfasts this week (details to be circulated):

Mentoring Breakfast, Thursday 31/05/07 at 8:00
Cluster Breakfast, Friday 1/06/07 at 8:00

Any queries: ask Paul Lefrere (or mail p.lefrere@open.ac.uk)

Junior/Senior Faculty Breakfast

May 29, 2007

Junior/Senior Faculty Breakfast, Tuesday 29/05/07 at 8:00

Goal: to provide a forum for junior faculty to explore ways to advance their careers, discover or create opportunities, manage their research, and maximize the benefits from any teaching responsibilities.

Starter questions to raise during breakfast: see list below

Plan: each table will have at least one member of senior faculty, willing to share experiences / advise on how junior could implement their own ideas

During the breakfast: participants will make notes on ideas that they think they could use to advance their careers.

After the breakfast: some time during the day, junior faculty will identify other attendees they think they could work with, in the weeks and months after the Summer School, to apply the ideas from the breakfast

Before leaving the Summer School: junior faculty will mail those other attendees, to begin the process of working together to achieve their joint goals.

After the Summer School: the Prolearn Academy team will set up a wiki to support attendees in achieving their goals.

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Starter questions to raise during breakfast:

• What are some good strategies for getting a professorship or “habilitation”?
• How can junior faculty get reference letters and find the right reviewers to
promote their promotion?
• How should junior faculty balance their time: teaching/research, choosing
relevant conferences?
• How can faculty keep their field of research and investigation fresh?
• What is a good strategy for playing the publication gam
e?
• What is a good strategy to get publications in high impact journals?
• What is the importance of being on editorial boards, organising conferences,
summer schools?
• What is a good strategy for getting the right kind of funding for research?

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Other breakfasts this week (details to be circulated):

Gender Mainstreaming Breakfast, Wednesday 30/05/07 at 8:00
Mentoring Breakfast, Thursday 31/05/07 at 8:00
Cluster Breakfast, Friday 1/06/07 at 8:00

Any queries: ask Paul Lefrere (or mail p.lefrere@open.ac.uk)