International links

The TEL programme is committed to developing links with colleagues and users in other countries. This is important to disseminate research findings as widely as possible and also to seek possible links to research being done in the same areas which may lead to fruitful collaborations.

Technology plays a key role in globalisation and the desire to enhance education is a shared goal worldwide. TEL aims to stay abreast of global trends in relevant fields to enrich TEL and contribute where possible.

Below are selected highlights of the programme’s international activities starting with the Director and then listed by project. We welcome comments on these activities and suggestions for international activities to tlrp@ioe.ac.uk

See also our outputs page for full details of conference papers.

Programme Director

TEL’s Director Richard Noss works with the project teams and thematic strand leaders to ensure the programme’s aims aims are met. He also works with partner organisations and funders to maximize the impact of the research. Part of this work entails disseminating TEL internationally. Selected highlights include:

  • Programme membership of STELLAR network of which Professor Noss is a steering group member.
  • In Spring 2010 Professor Noss visited Hong Kong and Australia where he did some dissemination of TEL. See a video of his Hong Kong presentation. Read more on Hong Kong and Australia here.
  • TEL held symposia at the 2009 and 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA). conferences, one of the largest education conferences in the world. Read more on 2010 and 2009
  • In May 2009 took part in Eductice

Echoes

International conferences

  • 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC’09), Como, Italy, 2009.
  • 5th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC09), Las Vegas, USA, 2009.
  • IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2009), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009.

Steering group members

  • Prof. Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS TELECOM, Paris France – expert in embodied conversational agents design
  • Dr Shari Trewin, Assistive Technology Group, IBM Research, USA – expert in user modelling and design of technology for users with special needs
  • Dr Mark Riedl, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA – expert in designing emergent narrative technology

Ensemble

International conferences

  • Ran SemHE workshop (in conjunction with the SemTech project) at EC-TEL 2009 (EC-TEL) Nice, France 2009
  • Sixth international congress of qualitative inquiry, 26th-29th May 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA 2010) Denver, USA, April 2010.
  • Several papers accepted for the 2010 EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) Conference, September 2010, Trento, Italy.
  • Patrick Carmichael recently attended a MIT Simile meeting at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

Invited talks

  • Prof. Patrick Carmichael visited Dubai in March 2010 to run a CPD workshop at Zayed University and also gave a lecture on Semantic Technologies in Higher Education at Al Ain University.

Team members

Steering group members

Visiting scholars

  • Anja Westram
  • Maria Del Mar Sanchez, University of Murcia

Other links

  • Nicky Solomon from Ensemble has won funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to extend the work of Ensemble to investigate the use of technologies in the remaking of professional practices in new models of health care.
  • Agustina Martinez is involved with international working groups for the DDI (Data Documentation Initiative).
  • The Dance research setting at Liverpool John Moores University is linked with Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • OeLE (University of Murcia).
  • SIMILE (MIT)
  • DBPedia (Freie Universistat Berlin)

hapTEL

International conferences

  • Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA 2009), San Diego, USA, March 2009 and AERA 2010 Denver, USA, April 2010
  • 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Dental Education (ADEE), Helsinki, Finland, August 2009
  • 9th World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE), Benito Goncalves Brazil, July 2009
  • Anglo-Italian Colloquium, Brescia, Italy, May 2009
  • 6 papers accepted for the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) conference Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 2010

Invited talks

Other links

Inter-Life

International conferences

  • 13th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) August 2009

LDSE

International conferences

Invited talks

Steering group members

Visiting scholars

  • Two overseas visitors participated in the project: Paulina de Assis (University of San Paulo, visiting Scholar at IOE), and Dr Javier Calzada Prado, from University of Madrid, both of whom intend to publish joint papers related to their work on LDSE.
  • Professor Nancy Law of the University of Hong Kong visits in autumn 2010 term to share research frameworks. More…

Other links

  • Dejan Ljubojevic: leading a collaboration with the iCOPER project at the University of Vienna to send a proposal to ESRC.
  • George Magoulas: Participation in “Thales” grant application with colleagues from Greek universities.
  • Engagement with the international learning design community through participation in two events associated with the July 2009 European LAMS Conference held at the Open University: the Pedagogy Planner summit and a “design bash,” at which participants shared design tools and different representations of learning design, as well as carrying out exemplar integrations between tools. As a result of these events, new relationships were forged, in particular with the iCOPER project at the University of Vienna. Played an instrumental role in securing Oxford as the venue for the 2010 conference.
  • Made contact with Yael Kali of Israel’s Technion University, and her work on a Design Principles Database. She visited the project on her way to working with Prof Peter Goodyear on his Learning Patterns project at the University of Sydney, and is keen to keep close eye on developments.
  • Close relationship with Prof Nancy Law at the University of Hong Kong (Centre for IT in Education). Diana Laurillard gave an invited lecture on aspects of the LDSE project at HKU, and she and Prof Law have made parallel bids to HK and British Academy travel grants to visit each other’s project and act as testbeds for each others’ designs.

MiGen

International conferences

  • Sixth Conference of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 6), January 2009, Lyon, France.
  • The User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization 17th International Conference (UMAP 09), June 2009, Trento, Italy.
  • The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), July 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2009), September 2009, Nice, France.
  • American Educational Research Association 2009 (AERA 2009), April 2009, San Diego, USA.

Steering group members

Visiting scholars

Other links

Personal Inquiry (PI)

International conferences

  • 13th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) August 2009
  • 8th International conference on Computer Supported collaborative Learning (CSCL). Rhodes, Greece, June 2009
  • 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mlearn), Orlando, USA October 2009
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, April 2009 and Denver April 2010

Steering group members

Other links

  • Both project host organizations members of STELLAR network of excellence
  • Workshop run by Liz Brown and Mike Sharples for the Alpine Rendezvous, on ‘Education in the Wild’, which included discussion of Personal Inquiry
  • Small Scale study for STELLAR on “Location-based and contextual mobile learning” involving a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies at the Open University of the Netherlands.
  • Continuing connection to the Lets-Go project which is a collaboration between Växjö University, Sweden, and Stanford University, US to design technology-enabled science inquiry activities. The PI and Lets-Go teams have exchanged early research findings, and the Lets-Go team will be contributing a chapter to the book on Orchestrating Inquiry Learning edited by Littleton, Scanlon and Sharples.
  • Stamatina Anastopoulou with Claire O’Malley organised a symposium titled “Issues in Scaffolding Collaborative Inquiry Science Learning”, held in CSCL 2009. The symposium brought together researchers from 4 inquiry related projects, namely, the WISE, PI, LETS-GO and SCY.
  • Eileen Scanlon has been exploring, with Larry Suter of the NSF, ways of developing opportunities to have further international conversations on informal contexts for science education.

Invited talks

  • Keynote by Mike Sharples to the EC-TEL 2009 conference
  • Eileen Scanlon gave a keynote address on mobile learning in informal and formal contexts to the ETwinning annual conference held in Sintra in Portugal in October which included researchers, museum educators and teachers.
  • Eileen Scanlon and Karen Littleton contributed to an invited SIG symposium on Inquiry Learning organised by Ton de Jong at the EARLI conference in Amsterdam in August, 2009 with a presentation on support for evidence-based inquiry learning: Teachers, tools and phases of inquiry. The international participants included Dan Hickey from the USA and Marcia Linn from Berkeley who also will contribute to the Orchestrating Inquiry Learning book which is planned.
  • Mike Sharples visited two universities in Mexico City – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM). The week-long programme of activities included discussions with senior staff at both universities on technology-enhanced learning, and a presentation on Personal Inquiry: Supporting Inquiry Science Learning with Mobile Technology.

SynergyNet

International conferences

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, USA, April 2009
  • 13th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) August 2009

Visiting scholars

Other links

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