Advanced SIKS course on Technology-enhanced learning


Advanced SIKS course on Technology-enhanced learning

On April 12 and 13, 2012 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an Advanced course on Technology-enhanced learning. The two-day event will be given in English and is part of the advanced components stage of the educational program for SIKS PhD-students.

Over the past decades, computers and mobile technology have found their way to learning and educational contexts. They are used for a variety of educational processes including course management, assessment, learner support and other purposes. The advanced course will focus on two prominent research directions for technology-enhanced learning: learning networks and mobile learning. Learning networks are put to use to provide peer-support among learners to reduce teacher workload, raise awareness of educational resources, and provide tailored content. The use of mobile technology allows to implement contextualized and ubiquitous learning scenarios that go beyond the artificial division between learning context and application context and allow a seamless learning experience. The course treats the latest developments in these areas and the dos and don’ts for implementation of technology in learning contexts.

Although these activities are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of places will be restricted and depends on the number of students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the advanced course. The local organisation is in the hands of Dr. Marco Kalz (OU) and Rory Sie (OU).

DATE:April 12-13, 2012

LOCATION: Landgoed Huize Bergen, Vught

Prof. dr. Paul De Bra (TUE)
Prof. dr. Marcus Specht (OU)
Prof. dr. Peter Sloep (OU)


Day 1

Session 1: Personalized and Adaptive Learning

10.00 Welcome, Introduction (prof. dr. Peter Sloep, OUNL)
10.15 Adaptive Hypermedia (prof.dr. Paul De Bra, TUE)
10.45 Recommender systems for learning (dr. Hendrik Drachsler, OUNL)
11.30 coffee break
11.45 Intelligent Tutoring Systems (Wouter Beek, UvA)
12.30 Lunch

Session 2: Social Networks and Learning

13.30 Overview of workplace learning (prof.dr. Peter Sloep, OUNL)
14.00 Game-based learning (Yulia Bachvarova, MSc, Cyntelix)
15.45 Why and how should I co-author papers? Learn to use your network effectively (Rory Sie, OUNL)
16.15 Online Social Identities (dr. Adriana Berlanga, OUNL)
17.00 Closing discussion, drinks

Day 2

Session 3: Mobile and ubiquitous learning
09.00 Introduction (Prof.dr. Marcus Specht, OUNL)
09.45 Learning about cultural heritage with mobile guides (Kris Luyten, Hasselt University)
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Developing mobile, location-based learning with Streetlearn (Dr. Stefaan Ternier, OUNL)

11.45 Educational Frameworks for mobile learning (Dr. Marco Kalz, OUNL)

12.30 Lunch

Session 4: Context-aware learning
13.30 Evaluation of context-aware mobile interfaces (Dr. Jan Willem Streefkerk, TNO Human Factors)
14.15 Assessing user contexts based on social media channels (Dr. Fabian Abel, Dr. Claudia Hauff, TUD)
15.00 coffee break
15.30 Ambient Learning Displays (Dirk Börner, OUNL)
16.15 Invent your app (prof. dr. Marcus Specht, OUNL)

At this course there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: March 18 2012

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material. Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.

Arrangement 1 only applies to fully registered SIKS-PhD-students and SIKS-research fellows. Other participants should make their own sleeping arrangements.

After March 21 no reimbursement is possible anymore