Deadline Extension – CSCL 2015 Workshop The Orchestrated Collaborative Classroom: Designing and Making Sense of Heterogeneous Ecologies of Teaching and Learning Resources” (OCCW’15)



The call for papers is copied below, for your convenience:


This is a call for submissions to the one-day workshop “The Orchestrated Collaborative Classroom: Designing and Making Sense of Heterogeneous Ecologies of Teaching and Learning Resources” (see also The workshop is to be held as a prelude to the CSCL 2015 international conference (, the 7th of June 2015, in Gothenburg, Sweden.


The current gap between CSCL research advances and everyday educational practice can be related to the relative lack of innovation evaluations taking place in authentic conditions, and the increasing heterogeneity of the technologies present there. The design, application and evaluation of CSCL innovations under the restrictions of formal educational settings (not only physical classrooms, but also other learning contexts that end up connecting back to the classroom, such as museum visits or field trips) involves a particular set of challenges for the different stakeholders involved: educational technology developers, user experience designers, learning scientists, teachers, school leaders and other practitioners, etc.


This workshop tries to bring together all these stakeholders within the CSCL community, with the goal of contributing, refining and critiquing expert guidelines for this kind of classroom research, which can help guide future CSCL researchers in overcoming these increasingly important challenges. The value of these principles will be illustrated during the workshop through collaborative work on their application to address the problems of authentic classroom cases contributed by practitioners and other participants. This application also will help participants to uncover unsolved challenges and future research lines in orchestrated classroom research, spark discussions and prompt new joint research efforts.


Participants are expected to contribute, **by 24 March 2015** (deadline extended), one or more short papers (2-4 pages, using the CSCL conference template,, through EasyChair,, along five main axes:


  1. a) Guidelines/Principles on integration and communication of heterogeneous learning technologies (technological integration)
  2. b) Guidelines/Principles on designing interfaces and spaces for heterogeneity (HCI issues)
  3. c) Guidelines/Principles on methods and techniques to research heterogeneous ecologies (methodological issues)
  4. d) Guidelines/Principles on linking pedagogy and heterogeneous technological resource ecologies
  5. e) Descriptions of authentic, concrete cases of heterogeneous classroom settings and the challenges that their specific resource ecologies pose


The “Guidelines/Principles” proposals can be illustrated with examples from the participants’ (evidence-based) research, but the main focus should be their reusability by researchers/designers/practitioners in the CSCL community (as opposed to the presentation of particular technological solutions or concrete evaluations).


All the accepted contributions will be published in the workshop website, for participants (and the larger CSCL community) to review and discuss before the event. For further information, please contact the organizers at


We hope to see you in Gothenburg the 7th June!



Luis P. Prieto, CHILI Lab, EPFL

Yannis Dimitriadis, GSIC-EMIC research group, Universidad de Valladolid Andreas Harrer, TU Clausthal Marcelo Milrad, CeLeKT, Linnaeus University Miguel Nussbaum, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile James D. Slotta, OISE, University of Toronto