Virtual Competence Center Academy Insights & Results Partnerships Partners Calendar Contact
    Research Activities

Internal Area


WWW-TEL06 What Went Wrong with Technology Enhanced Learning

02. 10. 2006

A at the First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Crete, Greece - 2 October 2006

Most conferences and workshops report on success stories only. This is somewhat perplexing:
* Isn’t research supposed to deal with challenging approaches?
* Aren’t we supposed to take risks?
* Doesn’t that imply that things should occasionally not work out as hoped?
* If nothing ever goes wrong, then maybe we are not taking enough risks?
* If things do occasionally go wrong, then why do we never hear about those failures in conferences and workshops?
More importantly: what can we learn from failures in E-Learning projects? How do we utilize failures to improve our work?

In this WWW-TEL06 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. Such projects can be more research oriented or more practically oriented.

A crucial aspect of the submissions is the analysis of WHY things went wrong and what can be learned from the experience. Maybe the original idea was misconceived? Maybe the resources were inadequate? Maybe there were some additional, unexpected problems? Maybe everything worked fine on the technical level but organization barriers blocked progress? What can be done to avoid things going wrong in future?

For this workshop, we expect research papers of 6 to 8 pages. As this is a somewhat “different” workshop, authors are encouraged to contact the organizers if they have any questions!

Before the actual workshop event, all accepted papers will be made available in an open way on the workshop web site. Participants will be expected to have read the papers before the event, so that the workshop can be more discussion than presentation oriented. Plans for a special issue of a journal – or maybe a “different” kind of continued continuation are being discussed…

Please submit your proposals by email to Erik Duval ([email protected]): HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word are all acceptable formats.

* Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano
* Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & Ariadne Foundation (co-chair)
* Wayne Hodgins, Autodesk
* Jan Pawlowski, University of Duisburg-Essen (co-chair)
* Dan Rehak, Workforce ADL Co-Laboratory
* Maria Rimini-Döring, Robert Bosch GmbH
* Robby Robson, Eduworks
* Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & Center for Research and Technology
* Frans Van Assche, European Schoolnet

* 8 August: deadline for proposals
* 29 August: notification of acceptance
* 15 September: camera-ready copy
* 2 October: workshop

Deadline Call for Papers:
08. 08. 2006


EC-TEL, Crete, GR - October 1-4, 2006

ePortfolio 2006 Oxford (UK) [ read more ]

mLearn 2006 [ read more ]

Research into online Distance Education and eLearning: Making the difference [ read more ]

First Latin American Conference on Learning Objects - LACLO 2006 [ read more ]

International Conference on LEARNING COMMUNITIES [ read more ]

[ more news & events ]

RSS feeds available:
RSS 2.0
RSS 1.0
RSS 0.90

Search for learning objects


© 2005 PROLEARN  |  Contact: Dr.-Ing. Martin Wolpers |    |  phone: +49. 511. 762-9758