Track Program Chairs

Track 5-CSCL-TPC Chair Coordinator-Andreas Harrer

Andreas Harrer

University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany [Coordinator]

Andreas Lingnau

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Track 5-CSCL-TPC Co-chair-Stavros Demetriadis

Stavros Demetriadis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Lanqin Zheng

Beijing Normal University, China
Track 5-CSCL-TPC Co-chair-Yannis Dimitriadis

Yannis Dimitriadis

University of Valladolid, Spain

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

The CSCL@ICALT2018 track has a strong focus on the role of technology as catalyst for social interaction and collaborative knowledge construction. Contemporary technologies, such as mobile devices, cloud computing, web systems for adaptive and intelligent collaboration support, conversational agents, tangibles and tabletops and many others, provide exciting new opportunities for learners to communicate and collaborate in highly interactive learning environments. Enriched with innovative multimodal representations, such environments activate and challenge learners and stimulate knowledge building processes. Understanding these processes and their outcomes from various perspectives and at multiple levels isa major challenge for the CSCL researcher and educator.

The CSCL@ICALT2018 track provides a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners who work in the broader area of technology-enhanced collaborative learning to present their latest work from a technological, empirical, theoretical, conceptual and design-based perspective. The track invites papers (full/short/poster submissions) that reflect state-of-the-art research advances spanning both the technological dimension (design and development of CSCL tools) and the pedagogical perspective (implementation of CSCL tools in authentic contexts, impact of CSCL approaches, empirical results and valuable reflections).

Major thematic areas of the track include:

  • CSCL theoretical, epistemological and methodological issues

  • Empirical results of CSCL usage (lab and field studies)

  • Mobile and non-standard (e.g. tabletops, furniture, wearables, peer gaze awareness) technologies for collaborative learning

  • Learning analytics and interaction analysis to model, represent, and support group learning dynamics

  • Adaptive/Intelligent systems to support tutoring/scaffolding/scripting in CSCL settings

  • Learning Design and formalization approaches to support the CSCL perspective

  • Support of (web-based) learning communities with CSCL tools

  • Use of social media in CSCL scenarios

  • Architectures and interoperability approaches for CSCL tools

  • Co-Construction of open educational resources and connectivist MOOCs

  • HCI Design issues of collaborative applications

  • Connecting digital and physical resources for collaborative learning

  • Internet of Things (IoT) in CSCL

  • Pedagogical agents to support the CSCL perspective

  • Computational thinking in CSCL settings

  • Collaboration, competition and conflict in educational games, gamification of CSCL scenarios

  • Teaching and Learning 21st century skills related to CSCL aspects

  • Peer assessment / Peer reviewing

Track Program Committee

Irene-Angelica Chounta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Seiji Isotani, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Alejandro Ortega-Arranz, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
Luis P. Prieto, Tallinn University, Estonia
María Jesús Rodriguez-Triana, Tallin University, Estonia
Christian Schlösser, FH Dortmund, Germany
Kshitij Sharma, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Seng Chee Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania