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Reminder: Call for papers and participation

Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments (#ARPLE11)
Workshop at the PLE conference 2011 (
Date 11th of July 2011
Venue: University of Southampton, UK
Submission deadline: 29.06.2011/04.07.2011

Background and Motivation
The workshop is intended to discuss and build an interdisciplinary
understanding for the role of awareness and reflection in Personal
Learning Environments. While different researchers have stressed the
importance of awareness and reflection support in PLEs there is no
agreed set of such functionalities in existence yet. Also we lack a
structured overview of awareness and reflections issues that learners
are facing in their daily learning activities. As both researchers and
developers interested in the PLE domain seem to be in need of such
information in order to best tailor their R&D activities, this workshop
aims at collecting requirements and open issues in the domain.

The workshop aims to attract participants from educational science,
psychology, social science, computer science, and design to challenge
the understanding of the research fields of awareness and reflection in
Personal Learning Environments. We also aim to attract developers from
academia and economy that implement personalizable learning environments.

Goal of the workshop
The concept of the workshop is target to collaboratively develop an
integrated roadmap for future research and development in the domain.
Therefore, we designed the workshop as a highly interactive session.
Starting with a short introduction of the work of the participants and
their statements about the future challenges of their research we will
work towards a roadmap of research in awareness and reflection with
focus on Personal Learning Environments. For more information please
visit the workshop website at TELeurope.

Submission and Participation
The following types of submissions are possible:
# Position paper
# Discussion paper
# Participation statement

Position paper:
A short position paper situating your research (1-2 pages) in the
workshop. The following questions can guide your position paper:
What are you researching?
What are the challenges of your research?
What should we, as the participants of this workshop, focus on?
What should be on the research agenda of the next five years?

Discussion paper:
The discussion papers can for example elaborate existing issues with
awareness and reflection in PLEs, sketch ideas for supporting
functionalities or discuss the results of ongoing research in the domain
(5-10 pages).

Participation statement:
Please write an email to the organizers, to let us know that you are

Your submission will help us to structure the hands-on activities and
discussions for the workshop.

1. Requirements on awareness and reflection support in PLEs
2. Awareness and reflection widgets (implementations, visions)
3. Awareness and reflection Mash-Ups
4. Awareness and reflection scenarios for formal or informal learning
5. Awareness and reflection support for researchers
6. Theory on awareness and reflection
7. Methods researching awareness and reflection

Find more information about the format of the workshop:

Important dates
Submission deadline discussion paper: 29.06.2011
Notification of acceptance discussion paper: 04.07.2011
Camera-ready version: 22.07.2011 (after the workshop)
Submission deadline position paper: 04.07.2011
Notification of acceptance of the position paper within two days.
Deadline participation statement: 06.07.2011

Submit to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] You will receive a
confirmation within one day.

Submissions should use the Springer LCNS template
( We
encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool
and the respective LaTeX template.

Wolfgang Reinhardt (University of Paderborn, Germany, @wollepb)
Thomas Daniel Ullmann (Open University of the UK, @thomasullmann)

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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