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Due to multiple requests, the deadline for submissions to the Teaching Analytics workshop at EC-TEL 2012 has been extended to 31-July-2012.  The Call for Papers with the revised dates is below.
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Call for Papers
TaPTA Workshop at EC-TEL 2012
Towards Theory and Practice of Teaching Analytics Saarbrücken, Germany
18 September 2012

http://www.next-tell.eu/tapta/
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Introduction
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High-performance classrooms are characterized by 1:1 computing, high cognitive density, and big data. However, in comparison with most other professionals from whom clients expect rapid decisions in a dynamically changing environment, presently teachers often do not get the information they need for decision making in a timely fashion and in a meaningful and actionable format. Building on the NEXT-TELL project (www.next-tell.eu), the TaPTA workshop explores methods and tools to support teachers' professional vision in 21st century classrooms. This workshop's ambitious objective is to jumpstart a new learning sciences research stream on teaching analytics by bringing together learning scientists in different sub-fields such as CSCL, ITS, EDM, researchers in Visual Analytics, and data scientists working with "Big Data" in public institutions and private enterprises. In addition to researchers, we are also targeting teachers at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education to be involved as co-designers and discussants.

Topics Of Interest
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TaPTA 2012 workshop topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Historical and contemporary practices in notations, representations, and  visualizations of classroom activities and student learning
* Theories and methods for designing and evaluating new notations, representations, and visualizations for teaching analytics
* Cognitive dimensions of notations for learning and teaching purposes
* Visual analytics for activity tracking
* Visual analytics for knowledge tracking
* Visual analytics for formative vs. summative evaluations
* Visual analytics for technology enhanced formative assessment
* Engendering  teachers' professional vision in high-performance classrooms
* Synthesis of visual analytics oriented theory and practice in the Learning Sciences, e-Learning, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Educational Data Mining, and Learning Analytics.
* Technical architectures and technological infrastructure for teaching analytics
* Linked Data for teaching analytics
* Instrumentation of classrooms and ecosystems for learning and teaching
* Critical perspectives on teaching analytics

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To Participate
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Author Guidelines:

Length & Format: A position paper of maximum six pages formatted using the Springer LNCS template.
Relevance and Substance: Ideally, the position paper should address one or more of the topics outlined above or a topic relevant to the workshop theme on teaching analytics.

Submission
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Please submit your position paper no later than *31 July 2012* by email to [log in to unmask] 

Important Dates
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Submission deadline: 31 July 2012
Notification of acceptance: 14 August 2012 
Camera-ready version of accepted papers: 26 August 2012 
Workshop date: Tuesday, 18 September, 2012

Venue
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The TaPTA workshop is held at EC-TEL2012 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Proceedings
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Accepted papers will be made available to all via http://www.next-tell.eu/tapta/ and published online as a volume of the CEUR series of workshop proceedings.

Organizing Committee
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Ravi Vatrapu, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Wolfgang Halb, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria
Susan Bull, University of Birmingham, UK

Programme Committee
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Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway 
Brock Craft, London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom 
Chris Teplovs, University of Windsor, Canada
Frank Linton, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Ryan Baker, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA 

Further Information
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For further information about the workshop, please consult http://www.next-tell.eu/tapta/

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