EC-TEL 2021 Bozen/ Bolzano

Sixteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology-Enhanced Learning for a Free, Safe, and Sustainable World

Online (Bozen-Bolzano, Italy), 20-24 September 2021

EC-TEL 2021 will be fully online supported by Gather.Town (you will receive the password in an email before the conference). If you have problems, contact ec-tel@inf.unibz.it

Please see the specific instructions to access the conference environment and sessions below the programme.


Monday 20/09/2021

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).


Tuesday 21/09/2021

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).


Wednesday 22/09/2021

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Zoom Room 1

  • Opening

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    @ Plenary Room

  • Keynote: Towards Hybrid Human-AI Learning Technologies

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    Inge Molenaar, Radboud University
    @ Plenary Room

  • Coffee Break

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  • Paper Session 1: Learning Goals, Design and Dashboards

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    What Do Learning Designs Show about Pedagogical Adoption? An Analysis Approach and a Case Study on Inquiry-Based Learning

    M.J. Rodríguez-Triana, L.P. Prieto & G. Pishtari

    Interactive and explainable advising dashboard to open up the black box of student success prediction

    H. Scheers & T. De Laet

    The Impact of Explicating Learning Goals on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Evaluating a Learning Goal Visualization

    A. Fessl, K. Maitz, S. Dennerlein & V. Pammer-Schindler
    ★ Best paper candidate

  • Lunch Break

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  • Paper Session 3: Online and Virtual Learning Environments

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    Online Training Approaches to Combat Fake News Illiteracy: An Overview of Twelve Graduate Student Projects

    C. Scheibenzuber, M. Fendt & N. Nistor

    VLE Limits and Perspectives for Digital Integration in Teaching Practices

    C. Michel, L. Pierrot & M.S. Landa

    A Framework to Guide Technology-based Educational Studies in the Evolving Classroom Environment

    T. Nagashima, G. Yadav & V. Aleven

  • Coffee Break

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  • Poster Session (A)

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    @ Poster & Demo Room
    ★ Voting for best poster award

  • Coffee Break

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  • Social Event

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    @ Plenary Room
    Teams will collaborate to solve a series of individual problems and unlock the answer to the master puzzle.
    Don’t miss this networking opportunity!

Zoom Room 2

  • Opening

    -

    @ Plenary Room

  • Keynote: Towards Hybrid Human-AI Learning Technologies

    -

    Inge Molenaar, Radboud University
    @ Plenary Room

  • Coffee Break

    -

  • Paper Session 2: Engagement, Retention, and Motivation

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    The trajectory of early disengagement: A longitudinal learning analytics study over a full program

    M. Saqr & S. López-Pernas

    First-year students in distance learning universities: background, motivations and early experiences

    M. Aristeidou

    An in-depth methodology to predict at-risk learners

    A. Ben Soussia, A. Roussanaly & A. Boyer

  • Lunch Break

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  • Paper Session 4: Collaborative Learning

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    “I like student choice, program insights, but final say from the teacher”: Teachers’ Preferences regarding Human-AI Control in Dynamic Student Pairing

    K. Yang, L. Lawrence, V. Echeverria, B. Guo,
    K. Holstein, N. Rummel & V. Aleven

    Catching group criteria semantic information - an NLP based clustering approach for collaborative learning group formation

    Y. Wu, J. Nouri, X. Li, M. Afzaal & A. Zia

    From Paper to Online: Digitizing Card Based Co-Creation of Games for Privacy Education

    P. Jost & M. Divitini

  • Coffee Break

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  • Demo Session (A)

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    @ Plenary Room
    ★ Voting for best demo award

  • Coffee Break

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  • Social Event

    -

    @ Plenary Room
    Teams will collaborate to solve a series of individual problems and unlock the answer to the master puzzle.
    Don’t miss this networking opportunity!


Thursday 23/09/2021

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Zoom Room 1

Zoom Room 2


Friday 24/09/2021

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Zoom Room 1

  • Networking opportunities

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    @ Plenary Room and Gather.Town

  • Paper Session 7: Self-Regulated and Self-Directed Learning

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    Analysis of the "D'oh!" moments. Physiological markers of performance in cognitive switching tasks

    T. Buraha, J. Schneider, D. Di Mitri & D. Schiffner

    Examining the Effect of Self-Explanations in Distributed Self-Assessment

    C-Y. Chung & I-H. Hsiao

    Examining the relationship between reflective writing behaviour and self-regulated learning competence: A time-series analysis

    W. Suraworachet, C. Villa-Torrano, Q. Zhou,
    J.I. Asensio-Pérez, Y. Dimitriadis & M. Cukurova

  • Coffee Break

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  • Keynote: Digital Education in the EU’s Digital Decade

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    Georgi Dimitrov, European Commission
    @ Plenary Room

  • Conference Closing

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    @ Plenary Room

Zoom Room 2

  • Networking opportunities

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    @ Plenary Room and Gather.Town

  • Paper Session 8: Invited Best Papers

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    Best Paper ICCE'20: Applying Learning Analytics to Map Students’ Self-Regulated Learning Tactics in an Academic Writing Course

    W. Peeters, M. Saqr & Olga Viberg

    Best paper AIED: Moodoo: Indoor Positioning Analytics for Characterising Classroom Teaching

    R. Martinez-Maldonado, V. Echeverria, J. Schulte,
    A. Shibani, K. Mangaroska & S.B. Shum

    Best paper IAALDE: Longitudinal monitoring of reading fluency by automatic assessment

    E. Godde, G. Bailly, M-L. Bosse

  • Coffee Break

    -

  • Keynote: Digital Education in the EU’s Digital Decade

    -

    Georgi Dimitrov, European Commission
    @ Plenary Room

  • Conference Closing

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    @ Plenary Room



GATHER.TOWN ENVIRONMENT

Getting started

  1. Open https://gather.town/app/AcSdmOSWNL8MvaPk/EC-TEL%202021 in a browser (Use Firefox or Chrome browser on your laptop. Gather experience on mobile devices is limited).
  2. Insert the password that you will receive by e-mail the day before.
  3. You will be prompted to add your name (we kindly ask you to write your full name to help other participants recognize you – e.g., to answer questions about your presentation) and to customise your avatar 🧑🏽‍🎨 – once you are happy with your creation, press Next.
  4. Your browser will ask you to access your camera and microphone. You’ll need to grant Gather these permissions if you want to interact with the others!
  5. Once you have granted Gather permission, make sure you select the right camera and audio interface (probably they will be your in-built microphone and webcam). Once you are done, press Join the Gathering
  6. At this point you will be given the opportunity to take a quick tutorial. These instructions cover the most important aspects, but we suggest that you also take the interactive tutorial, if you have time (otherwise, you can press Skip the tutorial).

Acting in the virtual world

Moving around

Simply use the arrow keys in your keyboard to move around ◀️🔼🔽▶️

Follow the coloured arrows on the floor to participate in the different sessions

Walk through the doors to join in the different sessions of the conference

If you are stuck in a position, you can respawn by clicking on your name in the toolbar and then choosing “Respawn”.

Mute/unmute

On the bottom right corner, hover your cam with the mouse to mute/unmute yourself and to activate/deactivate your cam.

Interact with objects

You can interact with many objects in Gather (e.g., link, posters). You can recognise objects you can interact with as they have a glowing yellow light. To interact with them, press x in your keyboard. Once you are done, press x again to go back to the main page.

Interact with peers

By default, you will be able to hear and see only the participants whose avatar is close to yours. When you walk in the proximity of another participant, you will see their camera image popping up on the top of the screen.

Private spaces

You will notice that Gather will occasionally tell you that you have entered are private space. In these cases, you will be able to hear and see only the other participants staying between the boundaries of this space, and other participants will not be able to hear and see you.

List of active participants

You can see the list of active participants form the column on the left. If you want to find them quickly, simply click on their name and press Locate on map.

Inside EC-TEL 2021

Key areas

Spend some time wondering around the space and try to find the main areas:

  • Zoom rooms (follow the orange arrow)
  • Plenary room (follow the yellow arrow)
  • Booths and Poster rooms (follow the green arrow)
  • Coffee break area (follow the red arrow)
  • Helpdesk

The quick room access (blue arrow) will take you directly to the corresponding location

Sessions

  • Enter a Gather room and press x in your keyboard to enter zoom call button.
  • Click on the zoom link and open the zoom application in a separate window, Gather will auto-mute the user’s video and audio output.
  • The session is hosted on Zoom directly
  • To leave the session, exit the zoom call and head back to Gather. Click the green button to enter the Gather space exactly where you last left off.

Calendar

You can click the calendar icon to learn about which events are taking place and in what virtual room.