The Fourteenth EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2018
May 14-18, 2018 | Durrës, Albania


We are pleased to announce the 14th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS) that will take place from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 2018 in Durrës, Albania. Pre-summer school activities are organized all day on Sunday, May 13. The summer school is organised by the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning – EATEL (

The EATEL summer school provides a stimulating learning environment where participants get opportunities to: develop research skills, increase their knowledge base, collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas, engage in debate, have access to experts in the field, and discuss their own work.

The programme covers topics from a broad range of domains which contribute to advancing the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). TEL research projects are encouraged to provide doctoral candidates with a perspective of the state-of-the-art research under study in their working groups. The programme will also include practical and methodological workshops as well as opportunities for PhD students to develop their personal research, discuss their doctoral work and build bridges for future collaborations experts in the field and peers across Europe. The summer school is open for PhD students and instructors from all countries.


If you would like to offer a lecture or workshop at the summer school, we invite you to submit a proposal (about ½ page to a full page) describing your contribution, which should demonstrate how your presentation/activity will benefit the PhD students attending the summer school (mainly early to mid-stage). If your proposal is selected, it will be published on the summer school website.

We encourage interactive sessions rather than lecture-style presentations, and your proposal could include details about how you plan to engage the PhD students. Lectures are usually no longer than 45 minutes and workshops are usually 90 minutes. Some workshops run 2 x 90 minutes. Lectures should provide PhD students with insight into the state-of-the-art in one aspect of TEL or methodologies for conducting research in TEL. Workshops should provide hands-on opportunities to work with new technologies or develop research techniques.

Please submit your proposals to EasyChair ( no later than February 19, 2018 (expired). Be sure to select the correct submission type: “Lecture and/or workshop proposal”.

Please note that speakers and workshop organizers are expected to cover the costs of their trip and accommodation (in some cases, it is covered through the TEL projects they are working for).

PhD students applying to participate in the summer school are also invited to propose workshops. In this case, they must make TWO summer school submissions: the PhD student proposal and the lecture and/or workshop proposal.

All questions about the submission can be sent to:


PhD students should submit their proposals online no later than March 12, 2018 (Extended and expired). Please download the template of the “PhD student proposal” here: It contains a 3-page summary of your PhD work.

For the PhD student proposal requires the following attachments:

  1. Curriculum Vitae – CV (max 2 pages)
  2. A letter of support from your PhD adviser approving the proposal

Fill in the template, and upload it together with attachments to the summer school submission system at EasyChair ( In the submission system, please, select the correct submission type: “PhD student proposal”.

All questions about the submission can be sent to:


There are two deadlines for submitting proposals and consequently two notification dates. We encourage you to apply early so that you can benefit from early acceptance and arrange your travel plans.

  • January 01, 2018 Submission opens
  • February 19, 2018 Submission deadline (expired) for workshop and lecture proposals
  • February 19, 2018 Notification of acceptance (for all submitted proposals, including PhD students)
  • March 12, 2018 (extended and expired) Submission deadline (for PhD student proposals)
  • March 19, 2018 (delayed) Notification of acceptance (for PhD students)
  • March 19, 2018 Registration opens
  • April 2, 2018 Early-bird registration deadline
  • April 23, 2018 Registration deadline
  • May 12, 2018 Arrival to Durrës
  • May 13, 2018 Pre-summer school full-day social event
  • May 14-18, 2018 Summer school dates
  • May 19, 2018 Departure from Durrës

The Summer School will take place on the Adriatic shore of Albania, in the historical port city of Durrës dating back to the 7th century BC. More information about the city is available here

The event will be hosted at the Hotel BleArt ( The hotel will provide a large conference room for plenary sessions and a meeting room for parallel workshops.

The accommodation will also be available at the hotel BleArt ( The hotel is located in a privileged area with ancient historical landmarks and tourist infrastructure.

Hotel Bleart is only 20 m far from the seaside, and only 10 m from the sandy beach, 10 km from the city center Durrёs, 20 km far from the International Airport “Mother Teresa”, 35 km from Tirana, the capital of Albania. It offers to its guests a high quality service, the commodity of a luxurious hotel and restaurant with a delicious Mediterranean cuisine, conference facilities, spa & fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and a private beach.