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.
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.