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When Sep 17, 2007
from 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Where Crete, GR
Contact Email wwwrong
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Most conferences and workshops report on success stories only. Make your contribution to our collective wisdom by sharing tales and analysis of problems and pitfalls. This workshop is designed to be an opportunity for learning, sharing and collective problem solving. If the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) community is to flourish and make progress then we need to be prepared to share tales of our disasters, how we recovered from them, and how to avoid repeating our mistakes in the future.


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.

You are invited to submit a position papers of 3 to 6 pages or a full paper of no more than 10 pages.

Draft proceedings


Deadlines

Initial submission: 8th July 2007.

Notification of acceptance: 18th July 2007.

Final Submission: 8th August 2007.


Workshop Scope

Underlying this workshop is our belief that:

  • Learning from our mistakes is essential if we are to benefit from hard learned lessons.
  • Unexpected benefits found in the jaws of failure may only emerge if we engage in risky behaviors.
  • Risky behavior implies that sometimes, some things will go wrong.
  • Communal wisdom needs to be shared, not just the good things, but also the pitfalls


What Went Wrong?

Most conferences and workshops report on success stories only. Make your contribution to our collective wisdom by sharing tales and analysis of problems and pitfalls. This workshop is designed to be an opportunity for learning, sharing and collective problem solving. If the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) community is to flourish and make progress then we need to be prepared to share tales of our disasters, how we recovered from them, and how to avoid repeating our mistakes in the future.


What Went Right?

Another common thread is that conferences and workshops report on what happened, presented or described in terms of the project itself. What general lessons can others learn from the projects that are presented? What success factors can we begin to compile to better inform the community of technology enhanced learning educators and researchers?

Combining these two threads, what can we learn from these lessons in E-Learning projects? How do we utilize both successes and failures to improve our work?

In this workshop, we will explore these and related questions. We explicitly solicit papers that report on Technology Enhanced Learning projects that did NOT achieve the originally intended outcome. And we explicitly solicit papers that report on the success factors and lessons learned that can be generalized or extended to other projects.


Workshop Plan

The workshop will be highly participative, attendees will work together analyzing and consolidating lessons learnt with the objective of identifying the most effective ways to take forward work around understanding this important aspect of TEL design and implementation. We understand the difficulties that may accompany putting negative experiences into print, so a key part of the process will be to find an effective means of sharing insights and understandings which can result in publications and wider dissemination.


Topics of Interest

Accounts should be based on recent experience, and provide an analytical perspective. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • How to learn from past experience
  • Unexpected consequences and strategies for recovery
  • Emerging patterns in challenges produced when implementing Technology Enhanced Learning
  • TEL is more than just technology, what are the relevant social issues and barriers?
  • Hard-learned lessons we don't hear about
  • What are the challenges that even successful projects have faced?
  • The value of risk taking - how to take risks, and manage the consequences
  • Meta Learning from our successes and our failures


Organisation

You are invited to participate in this workshop designed to explore what went wrong. The participants will be individuals and teams involved in the design, development and delivery of technology enhanced learning, including developers, managers, educators and those engaged in supporting such activities

The format of the workshop will be highly interactive It will include

  1. presentations from the organizers which scopes our objectives for the day and the longer term;
  2. brief position presentations from participants,
  3. small group activities (clustered in mini themes) including dynamic analysis and the identification of "lessons learned".

Opportunity for interaction and structured discussion are key to a successful outcome of the workshop. There will be an emphasis on exchanging expertise and learning from each others' experiences.

The goals of the workshop are to explore the principles and processes involved in successful management of TEL projects paying particular attention to possible pitfall.

Submissions should analyse one or more of the suggested topics based on experience within a TEL project or activity. This may also include examples of good practice and successful solutions, as well as unresolved issues. The paper should also briefly describe the participant's role in this experience.

The organizers of this workshop are

  • Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK, hcd@ecs.soton.ac.uk
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, erik.duval@cs.kuleuven.be
  • Brandon Muramatsu, Utah State University, USA, brandon.muramatsu@usu.edu
  • Su White, University of Southampton, UK, saw@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Please note: Should you have any questions about this workshop, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organizers.


Deadlines

Papers should be submitted via email to wwwrong@cs.kuleuven.be by 8th July 2007. Authors will be notified on acceptance of their paper by July 18. Revised selected papers should be submitted via email by 8th August 2007 for inclusion in the conference publications.


Publications

All papers will be published as EC-TEL workshop proceedings on-line as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. CEUR-WS.org is a recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073. We envisage developing a special issue of a journal with full papers developed as a result of the workshop.


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