EC-TEL 2010

Fifth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice

Barcelona (Spain), 28 September-1 October 2010

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3' on TEL with Donatella Persico about Resource Exploitation

Donatella Persico (Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche, Italy) talks about Resource Exploitation.


3' on Technology-Enhanced Learning with Carlos Delgado Kloos, about Disruption in Learning

Professor Daniel Burgos from UNIR interviews Carlos Delgado Kloos, Professor of University Carlos III of Madrid, eMadrid network director and Programme Chair of European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2011, about Disruption in Learning.


EC-TEL 2011 Online

The EC-TEL 2011 website is online at

EC-TEL 2010 Awards

And the winners are...

EC-TEL 2010 Best Paper Award

(Sponsored by EATEL)

Myroslava Dzikovska, Natalie Steinhauser, Johanna Moore, Gwendolyn Campbell, Katherine Harrison and Leanne Taylor.

Content, Social, and Metacognitive Statements: An Empirical Study Comparing Human-Human and Human-Computer Tutorial Dialogue


EC-TEL 2010 Best Student Paper Award

Celso Goncalves, Marie-Caroline Croset, Muriel Ney, Nicolas Balacheff and Jean-Luc Bosson.

Authenticity in learning game: how it is designed and perceived


EC-TEL 2010  STELLAR Stakeholders Distinct Award

Son Do-Lenh, Patrick Jermann, Sebastien Cuendet, Guillaume Zufferey and Pierre Dillenbourg.

Task Performance vs. Learning Outcomes: A Study of Tangible User  Interface in Classroom Setting

(sponsored by STELLAR)


EC-TEL 2010 STELLAR Special Mention

(by the STELLAR Stakeholder advisory board)

Andreas Kaschig, Ronald Maier, Alexander Sandow, Mariangela Lazoi, Sally-Anne Barnes, Jenny Bimrose, Claire Bradley, Alan Brown, Christine Kunzmann, Athanasios Mazarakis and Andreas Schmidt.

Knowledge Maturing Activities and Practices Fostering Organisational Learning: Results of an Empirical Study

(sponsored by STELLAR)

Pictures of EC-TEL 2010

Thanks to Paul Debra, a number of very good pictures of EC-TEL 2010 are available through his personal image repositories:


The STELLAR stakeholder advisory board meets at EC-TEL 2010

The first official meeting of the STELLAR stakeholder advisory board (see: will take place on September 29, at EC-TEL 2010. The board includes high profile members from sectors such as ICT/TEL industry, formal education, corporate training and policy making, which review the activity of STELLAR. This board will also present a Stakeholder Distinct Award to one of the papers accepted to EC-TEL 2010.

EC-TEL 2010 Proceedings online

The publisher of the EC-TEL 2010 proceedings, the Springer publishing house has made the proceedings available online at:

"Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice" (LNCS 6383, EC-TEL 2010)

Coupling ICT in Brussels with EC-TEL 2010

Thanks to the efforts of the ZSI and the TEL-GLOBAL community, EC-TEL 2010 will be connected and broadcasted to the ICT Conference in Brussels, taking place on September 28 and 29.

Please find the programme here (pdf).

More info about the event is posted at the ZSI blog.

General Chair Vania Dimitrova about EC-TEL 2010

In this podcast, general chair Vania Dimitrova talks about what you can expect at ECTEL 2010 and how this relates to her own research work.

The podcast has been created by Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, in the context of the the STELLAR network of excellence.

Give more visibility to your academic work!

The Research 2.0 community would like to have information about the Web 2.0 applications that you participate in.This kind of information is collected in the Social handle archive (, and it will be uses it for instance in More! (

You can provide all the relevant information about you through:

The provided data will be used for social media analyses around the conference and to evaluate the discovery process between researchers. Doing this will not only help the Research 2.0 community, it will additionally enhance your network opportunities during the conference and give more visibility to your academic work.

Your collaboration is much appreciated!


EC-TEL 2010 Conference Planner available

The EC-TEL 2010 Schedule Planner will help you explore the program and plan your participation in the conference.

With the conference planner you can explore talks, posters, demos, workshops to be presented at EC-TEL 2010, find the papers that are most interesting for you, add them to your schedule (the system maintains a personal schedule for each registered user), and export the schedule into your organizer. While scheduling a paper you can also tag it and recommend it to most relevant communities of interest. The conference planner uses this information to recommend you papers, which match to your interest and which you might have missed. You can also explore which papers were added to your favorite communities by other attendees. All of your work will become a part of the community wisdom, which will help other users of the system find most interesting talks.

Create your account and start exploring. If you used the system at EC-TEL 2009, just used your old account and your model of interest will be used to recommend you new papers right away.

Thanks are due to the PAWS Lab of the University of Pittsburgh for creating the Schedule Planner!

Travel Advice - General Strike on 29 September in Barcelona

The Spanish Unions announce a General Strike on September 29, 2010 in all of Spain including Barcelona. Travel problems are to be expected. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly. More info is available on the European Union Website.

Update(20 Sept. 2010): The worker unions seem to go for a strike at the airports so that no flights might take place.

Stakeholder Distinct Award, sponsored by STELLAR

Stellar Award STELLAR is pleased to announce that it will be offering a prize of up to 1,500€ to the authors of a winning paper selected by the STELLAR Stakeholder Advisory Board (see: The Stakeholders Distinct Award aims to encourage academic research oriented towards present and emerging challenges and needs in non-academic sectors such as ICT/TEL industry, formal education, corporate training and policy making. The award will be announced during the conference dinner at EC-TEL (30/09/2010) and its funds will be used to support the participation of the winning author(s) to a major TEL event where further visibility will be given to the work presented in the paper. On behalf of the Stakeholder Advisory Board and STELLAR, we wish the best of luck to all authors!

Call for bids to host EC-TEL 2011

The chairs of EC-TEL have opended the call for bids to host EC-TEL 2011. Interested organisations should submit their bid by September 27, 2010, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Each bid should contain the following information:


PhD candidates: STELLAR invites you to apply for a scholarship to attend ECTEL 2010

The STELLAR network of excellence regularly offers scholarships for the participation of PhD candidates in TEL events sponsored by the network. EC-TEL2010, as an event partially sponsored by STELLAR, is eligible for such scholarships.

PhD candidates are invited to read more and apply for STELLAR's support to attend EC-TEL2010, at:

EC-TEl 2010 programme online

The programme of EC-TEL 2010 has been published.

It features a number of high-ranking speakers that will present significant and interesting new research results.

TEL-GLOBAL: Participate in Technology Enhanced Learning Globally

This year, ICT 2010, Europe's most important forum for ICT research and innovation, will be held in Brussels and is partially overlapping with EC-TEL 2010 event in Barcelona. The Centre for Social Innovation, ZSI, will connect both events using a virtual conference system and invites an interested audience and experts from all over the world to participate remotely.

The exhibition stand at ICT 2010 in Brussels will present a broad range of research and development projects in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). A specific focus will be placed on social innovations in TEL including participatory design, inclusive learning society, and responsive open learning environments.

At the same time, many experts are present at EC-TEL 2010, the main European conference in the interdisciplinary field of TEL. All visitors of the ICT 2010 in Brussels, who are interested in latest TEL topics, might participate actively in remote discussions with researchers at the EC-TEL 2010. Additionally, making use of latest video conferencing technologies, connections will be established with TEL experts all over the globe, including Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

The program of (remote-)speakers will be available at:

Organizer: Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna; Claudia Magdalena Fabian, Teresa Holocher, Barbara Kieslinger, Sylvana Kroop, Dietmar Lampert, Ilse Marschalek, Elisabeth Unterfrauner, Christian Voigt

Submission deadline for workshop papers extended

The subsmission deadline for workshop papers is extended to July 4th. The notification of acceptance is extended, to July the 18th.

Submission deadline for camera ready papers extended

The deadline for camera ready versions has been extended to July 9, 2010. See the updated agenda.

Registration is open

The registration for EC-TEL 2010 is now open.

Please go to the registration web page and follow the link Create account and register for conference.
The deadline for registration for at least one author of each accepted paper is July 9, 2010.

See the registration page for more details.

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EC-TEL 2010

Significantly Supporting Organizations


Supporting Organizations

University of Leeds
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