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PROLEARN Summer School 2006

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The PROLEARN Summer School will bring together PhD students with experienced researchers from PROLEARN or from top international institutions in or across the scope.



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Summer School Programme

Date :

June 5th – 9th, 2006


Hotel Astoria, Bled, Slovenia (see the website)


Building on its first success in 2005, PROLEARN, the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning for Professionals, is pleased to announce its Summer School 2006. 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 from leading professors in the field, trans-European tutoring, mentoring, and joint research opportunities, as well as internships with industrial partners. Additionally the school will offer practical sessions in research methodology and the basics of Technology Enhanced Learning. Advanced PhD students will be identified to present their research at the EC-TEL 2006 Conference in October in Greece (extended deadline: June 14, 2006).

Summer School Pre-activities:

We have set up a conzilla applet to explore summer school pre-activities. You need at least Java 1.4 for starting the applet. Instructions how to use the conzilla tool can be found here. for further information please have a look at

Please use also our Summer School Discussion Forum for discussing summer school issues with the organizers or with other PhD students.

Course Topics :

Workplace Learning:

Knowledge Management and Learning, Business Processes and Learning, Cost and Economy Models, Leveraging Expertise, Vocational Education, Informal Learning, Situated Learning, Social Constructivsm, Social Software, Organizational Learning, Corporate Training, Institutional Change Strategies, Knowledge Sharing, Learning and Competence Development on-the-job, Workplace-related eLearning.

Collaborative Learning:

Learning Communities, Distributed Teams, Instructional Methods for Collaborative Learning, Problem Solving Support, Collaborative Knowledge Building and Sharing, Collaborative Games, Online Experiments, Social Software for Professional Learning.

Personalized Learning:

Reasoning Techniques, Adaptation Patterns and Techniques, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Learner  Modeling, Learner Assessment and Testing, Remote Monitoring of Users, Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Instructions, Competencies in Workplace Learning.


Authoring and Re-Use of Learning Objects, Authoring and Learning Design, Authoring Tools, Re-Authoring and Re-Purposing, Authoring of Multimedia, Learning Content, Authoring for Ubiquitous Learning, Community and Organizational Learning Content Creation, Authoring for Cross-Media

Learning Repositories and Infrastructures for Learning:

Web services, Multi-Agent Systems, Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures, Runtime Engines for Learning Design and Learning Objects, Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning, Multimedia and Learning, Virtual Reality and Learning, Deployment Strategies, Design of eLearning Environments, Professional Learning in Ubquitous Learning Spaces.

Semantic Web, Metadata and Learning:

Learning Objects, Learning Activities, Learning Design, Narrative and Navigation Models, Semantic Clustering, Metadata for Search and Information Retrieval, Crosswalking Professional Learning Metadata.


Usability Evaluation Methods: Empirical, Analytical and Model-based Human Experiences, Interplays between Usability Evaluation and System Redesign, Usability Knowledge in e-Learning: Usability of Learning Objects and eLearning Systems.

Privacy and Security in eLearning:

Personal Data Protection: Privacy-Enhanced Identity Management, Privacy-Enhanced Technologies, Privacy and Personalization, Security Mechanisms in eLearning, Learning Resource Protection, Digital Rights Management.

Organisising commitee:

Programme commitee:

  • Olivier Bohl (U. Kassel, Germany)
  • Daniel Burgos(OUNL, The Nethelands)
  • Mohamed Amine Chatti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Jacques Dang (HEC, France)
  • Peter Dolog (L3S, Germany)
  • Erik Duval (KUL, Belgium)
  • Markus Eisenhauer (FIT, Germany)
  • Nils Faltin (IMC, Germany)
  • Vitali Fedulov (KTH, Sweden)
  • Margit Hofer (CSI, Austria)
  • Milos Kravcik (FIT, Germany)
  • Matthias Jarke (FIT, Germany)
  • Anna-Kaarina Kairamo (HUT, Finland)
  • Alexander Karapidis (IAO, Germany)
  • Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Tomaz Klobucar (IJS, Slovenia)
  • Nikos Korfiatis (KTH, Sweden)
  • Matthias Lux (KnowCenter Graz, Austria)
  • Borka Jerman-Blazic (IJS, Slovenia)
  • Katherine Maillet (INT, France)
  • Konstantin Makropoulos (DEM, Greece)
  • Ambjörn Naeve (KTH, Sweden)
  • Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S, Germany)
  • Peter Scott (OU, United Kingdom)
  • Marcus Specht (OUNL, The Netherlands)
  • Martin Wolpers (KUL, Belgium)


The summer school will take place in Bled, one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. The image of Bled with the castle, the lake and the island in the middle of the lake, are sights by which Bled is known to nearly the entire world. Bled is only 35 km away from Ljubljana airport Brnik.

Summer school participants will stay in Hotel Astoria, where the summer school will take place. The hotel is situated in the centre of Bled, only 300 metres away from the lake.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved for the summer school participants (students and speakers). Students are asked to share 3* double rooms. For the speakers 4* single rooms are available (59 EUR/night, full board). All participants are asked to send information about their arrival and departure dates to summer school organisers in the registration form, or by e-mail to Internet connection (cable) is available in 4* rooms. There will also be wireless internet in both meeting rooms and in the lobby.

Social activities:

In order to increase social contacts among the summer school participants, the programme will include several social events. Pre-summer school excursion will reveal to the participants Slovenian Coast and Postojna Cave. Post-summer school excursion will take you to Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, while the banquet dinner will be organized in the Bled Castle. On Tuesday, June 6th the participants will have a chance to experience rafting on Sava river. A variety of sport activities will also be offered to the summer school participants.  

Cost of the Summer School:

The cost for students is Euro 500 (including 6 nights in double rooms, meals and excursions). The PROLEARN network offers 21 scholarships to PhD students to covering the costs of the summer school. Please indicate if you apply for a scholarship.  Cost of the summer school for non-students (without accommodation) is Euro 250.


The closest international airport is the Ljubljana Airport – Brnik, 36 km from Bled.  There are daily flights to and from all major European cities. The nearest train station is Lesce (Lesce Bled), 4 km away from Bled.

Organised transportation

Local organisers will provide for the summer school participants organised transport from Ljubljana airport to Bled on 3rd and 4th of June, and from Bled to Ljubljana airport on 9th and 10th of June. The exact schedule of buses will be published 2 weeks before the summer school. In order to prepare the schedule that best suits most of the participants we appreciate if you inform us about your arrival and departure times in registration form or at as soon as possible and not later than May 15th.

Public transportation

If you prefer to go from the airport to Bled by public bus, you will have to change buses as there is no direct connection. First you have to travel to Kranj (the drive lasts for 15 minutes and the tickets can be bought on  the bus), and from there on all the way to Bled (the drive lasts for 40 minutes). The taxi from the airport to Bled costs approximately 35 EUR (the ride takes about half an hour). Bus schedule at Bled bus station is available here.

General information:

Visa Information is available at official site of Ministry of foreign affairs of Republic Slovenia.

There will be internet access in both meeting rooms in Hotel Astoria as well as in the 4* rooms.

More information about post offices, pharmacies, etc. can be found here.

Some geographical facts are available here.


The summer school is intended for PhD students investigating the Technology
Enhanced Learning related issues and making progress on their dissertation research. PhD students are invited to submit applications to The application should include a Curriculum Vitae and an abstract (not to exceed 5 pages including references and any figures, tables, etc.) describing the student´s dissertation.  

The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2006. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 participants.

Pre-experience from Summer School 2005 media

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