Track 5. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL@ICALT2017)

Track Program Chairs

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

The CSCL@ICALT2017 track has a strong focus on the role of technology as catalyst for social interaction and collaborative knowledge construction. Contemporary technologies, such as mobile devices, cloud computing, web systems for adaptive and intelligent collaboration support, conversational agents, tangibles and tabletops and many others, provide exciting new opportunities for learners to communicate and collaborate in highly interactive learning environments. Enriched with innovative multimodal representations, such environments activate and challenge learners and stimulate knowledge building processes. Understanding these processes and their outcomes from various perspectives and at multiple levels is a major challenge for the CSCL researcher and educator.

The CSCL@ICALT2017 track provides a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners who work in the broader area of technology-enhanced collaborative learning to present their latest work from a technological, empirical, theoretical, conceptual and design-based perspective. The track invites papers (full/short/poster submissions) that reflect state-of-the-art research advances spanning both the technological dimension (design and development of CSCL tools) and the pedagogical perspective (implementation of CSCL tools in authentic contexts, impact of CSCL approaches, empirical results and valuable reflections). Major thematic areas of the track include:

  • CSCL theoretical, epistemological and methodological issues
  • Empirical results of CSCL usage (lab and field studies)
  • Mobile and non-standard (e.g. tabletops, furniture, wearables, peer gaze awareness) technologies for collaborative learning
  • Learning analytics and interaction analysis to model, represent, and support group learning dynamics
  • Adaptive/Intelligent systems to support tutoring/scaffolding/scripting in CSCL settings
  • Learning Design and formalization approaches to support the CSCL perspective
  • Support of (web-based) learning communities with CSCL tools
  • Use of social media in CSCL scenarios
  • Architectures and interoperability approaches for CSCL tools
  • Co-Construction of open educational resources and connectivist MOOCs
  • HCI Design issues of collaborative applications
  • Connecting digital and physical resources for collaborative learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in CSCL
  • Pedagogical agents to support the CSCL perspective
  • Computational thinking in CSCL settings
  • Collaboration, competition and conflict in educational games, gamification of CSCL scenarios
  • Teaching and Learning 21st century skills related to CSCL aspects

Track Program Committee

  • Abelardo Pardo, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Andreas Harrer, Dortmund University, Germany
  • Andreas Lingnau, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Armin Weinberger, Saarland University, Germany
  • Bruce McLaren, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Carlos Alario-Hoyos, University Carlos III, Spain
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, University Carlos III, Spain
  • Carol Chan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Charalambos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Chee-Kit Looi, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Christophe Choquet, University of Maine, France
  • Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Universität Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Georgios Fesakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Huang-Yao Hong, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Irene-Angelica Chounta, CMU Pittsburgh, USA,
  • Juan I. Asensio-Perez, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Lanqin Zheng, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Luis P. Prieto-Santos, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Manuel Caeiro Rodriguez, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Marco Ronchetti, Università di Trento, Italy
  • Nelson Baloian, University of Chile,
  • Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt-Univerität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
  • Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Pierre Tchounikine, Universitè Joseph Fourier, France
  • Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Santi Caballe Llobet, Universität Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
  • Seiji Isotani, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Seng Chee Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Slavi Stoyanov, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain

Important Dates about ICALT 2017 can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 CfP can be found here.