As part of EATEL’s mission to enable and facilitate TEL Research, EATEL is organising Webinars that seek to communicate baseline knowledge at high level and spark off discussions in the TEL community and beyond.
EATEL Webinars – Series “The Profession”
The European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL) seeks to drive community discussion that can help to maintain high standards of research quality and professionalism in the domain of TEL. In this line, EATEL has initiated a Webinar series on “The Profession”, which offers an space to discuss overarching aspects related to the TEL research profession. These overarching aspects will consider important challenges for our field that are derived from its own nature (e.g. interdisciplinarity) and from key issues in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). These RRI issues go from gender and diversity equality and inclusion, to public engagement, sustainability, ethics, and open science.
Webinar 1 “Open Science in Technology-Enhanced Learning”
Dialog between Justin Reich and Malte Elson, May 3rd at 3pm CET
Link to the Webinar will be published soon.
The topic chosen for the first edition of the Webinar series is “Open Science as it applies to TEL”. Open Science is a critical issue considered by the research community at large. The ongoing phenomenon of Open Science promotes on the one hand, transparent and frequent open-access updates of research progress; and other other hand, reproducible, accurate and verifiable research, bringing benefits for the individual researchers, the research community and the society. Like other fields, TEL research suffers from problems such as challenges to replicate, validity, publication bias, and high costs of access to publications. There are several initiatives that aim to change closed and nontransparent approaches to research. This Webinar will discuss the benefits, challenges, recommendations and best practices of Open Science in TEL.
Malte Elson is an assistant professor and head of the Psychology of Human Technology Interaction group at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany where he studies human learning. His research interests are learning and problem solving processes in IT security, media effects and learning with media, and behavior research methods and meta science. He is a founder member and currently serves as board member of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS).
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an instructor in the Scheller Teacher Education Program, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. The Teaching Systems Lab investigates the complex, technology-rich classrooms of the future and the systems that we need to help educators thrive in those settings.