EC-TEL 2021 Bozen/ Bolzano

Sixteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

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

Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 20-24 September 2021


EC-TEL 2021 offers the opportunity to host half-day or full-day workshops. Organisers interested in coordinating a workshop are requested to submit a proposal by filling out this form (, no later than 7 May 2021. Successful proposals will be confirmed by 21 May 2021.

Workshops are expected to promote the conference theme – Technology-Enhanced Learning for a Free, Safe, and Sustainable World – and provide a venue for community building and idea generation for emerging research topics to groups of like-minded researchers and practitioners, further elaborating on how learning technologies can add educational value to the different stakeholders and contribute to efficient and effective education. Workshop organisers are encouraged to propose innovative and interactive formats, which will be given priority in the selection process. The workshop selection will be handled competitively to achieve a balanced workshop program. Ideally, the workshop will comprise different formats, combining newly emerging, currently evolving, and established research topics. Proposals will be ranked according to their fit with EC-TEL 2021 conference topics, innovativeness, extent of interaction, overall quality, and comprehensiveness of planning including planned dissemination activities to recruit attendants. In case of overlapping workshops, organisers may be contacted to clearly differentiate the workshops or to merge them. 

The proposal should be submitted via this form ( and workshop organisers must indicate:

  • Workshop title and acronym
  • Workshop theme, list of topics addressed
  • Motivation on why the workshop is of particular interest at this time
  • Workshop objectives and expected outcomes
  • Proposed schedule and duration (full-day or half-day)
  • Workshop activities that participants should expect
  • The proposed timeline, including a tentative submission deadline for workshop participants.

We plan to support the workshop dissemination by including the workshop timelines and links to their websites on the EC-TEL 2021 conference website. Nevertheless, accepted workshops are expected to launch their websites (latest by 1 June 2021), identify workshop participants, and handle the call for workshop contributions as well as the publication of workshop outcomes. In publishing the workshop contributions, workshop organisers are encouraged to target high-quality publication outlets (international impact-rated journals, including special issues within them).

IMPORTANT: Given the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the workshops might take place in an online format, in case the face-to-face conference will not be possible. Hence, workshop organisers should take into consideration that the workshops may be online, face-to-face or blended.