EC-TEL 2017 conference on data driven approaches in digital education
The Open Universiteit is co-chair of the 12th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2017). This year’s conference is held in the city of Tallinn, Estonia, September 12-15. The theme for this EC-TEL conference is 'Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education' and aims to explore the multidisciplinary approaches that effectively illustrate how data-driven education combined with digital education systems of the future can look like and what are the empirical evidences for the use of data-driven tools in educational practices.


The theme is reflected in the workshops, papers, posters, panels, and especially our keynote talks.

  • Stéphanie Teasley, from the University of Michigan, will give a presentation on 'Creating the Institutional Capacity to Leverage Learning Analytics in Higher Education'.
  • Gerhard Fischer, from the University of Colorado, wil give a presentation on 'Envisioning and Grounding New Educational Designs in Data Driven Approaches'.
  • Marco Marsella, from the European Commission, will explain the Results of EU Actions, Challenges and Future Outlook of Digital Learning. 

The conference is also culminated with a leadership panel featuring leaders from a spectrum of research societies dedicated to advancing education under the shadows of the data-driven society of the near future.

High quality

Continuing the trend from previous EC-TEL conferences a very high number of submissions have been received that resulted in a high competition among excellent research papers. A total of 141 valid paper submissions were received. Out of the 95 full papers, it has been quite a challenge to select 24 papers for presentation, resulting in a 25.3% acceptance rate. Additionally, 26 papers are chosen as short papers, 6 as demonstrations, and 22 as posters. We also provide a pre-conference program consisting of a doctoral consortium including 19 students and 7 scientific workshops.


Be quick in registering for the conference, as there are only few places left. Registration can be done at the conference site European Conference for Technology Enhanced Learning.