ECTEL2015 Thu pm (3): Mark Brown Keynote

Liveblog notes from EC-TEL2015 (#ectel2015) in Toledo, Spain, 16-19 September 2015.

[posted late and with no photo because of problems with wifi in the hotel]

Slides are on slideshare.

Keynote: Reframing the Network World: Transformative Life-long Learning for All

Prof Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University

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ECTEL2015 Mon a.m. (1): Lisa Marie Blaschke Keynote

Liveblog notes from EC-TEL2015 (#ectel2015) in Toledo, Spain, 16-19 September 2015.

Tomaž Klobucar welcomes everyone. Introduces Katherine Maillet, President of EA-TEL, gives a bit of history. Bringing together disparate fields that contribute to technology-enhanced learning, through Networks of Excellence. Program chairs: always two, there are, one in learning sciences, another in computer sciences. Joint research, building communities of practice. SIGs.

Christoph Rensing has a video message thanking everyone for the contribution to the organisation of the conference. Gráinne Conole also can’t make it and welcomes everyone in a video message.

Tomaž gives some outlines about the reviewing process. Most papers from Germany, then UK. Full paper acceptance rate 21%.

Carlos Delgado Kloos, local organiser gives some local information.  El Greco was born in Crete and died in Toledo, 401 years ago. EC-TEL started in Crete but is hopefully not going to die here in Toledo. Practical local arrangements for the conference. We are in the Spanish press, apparently. He thanks everyone who’s helping out locally.


Keynote: Self-determined learning: creating personal learning environments for lifelong learning

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

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LASI2014 Wednesday (2): Strategy and policy, universal design

Liveblogs from Wednesday 2 July 2014 at LASI2014: Panels on strategy and policy, and on universal design.

Key West Octopus


George does a quick reference about SoLAR. Individual membership too. Appreciative of sponsorship support. Universities committed resources to develop the field initially. If you want your institution to join, let us know – speak with Grace. Commitment to developing doctoral students and the field.

Secondly, call for papers for LAK15 is out. Look at the timelines and the agendas, October 15th deadline.

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LASI14 Tuesday (3): Microgenetic methods for LA in R

Liveblog from Tuesday afternoon at #LASI2014 – the workshop sessions.


Microgenetic methods for learning analytics in the R language

Taylor Martin (Utah State University), Phillip Janisiewicz (Utah State University) and Ani Aghababyan (Utah State University)

Outline is available here.

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