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Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 08:55:27 +0000
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Workshop - Design, Use and Experience of E-Learning 
to be held at the HCI 2007 conference, Lancaster, 
Monday 3 September 2007
Workshop website:
Conference website: 

The use of technology to support learning and assessment 
is becoming more common, along with a growing body of 
research focusing on the pedagogical effectiveness of 
these applications. However, until recently less research 
attention has been given to the design of learning 
technology with regard to their usability, actual use, 
and the way they motivate and engage learners. Learner 
centred design looks beyond the technological 
possibilities such as distance learning, virtual reality, 
and computer assisted assessments by focussing on 
learners in their learning contexts, and how their 
interaction with these applications can help and 
stimulate them to apply deep learning strategies. 
However, what are the best and most effective ways to 
accomplish this? Can lessons learned in the field of HCI 
be directly applied, or do e-learning applications have 
their own set of design guidelines? 
The workshop plans to bring together individuals with an 
interest in the design and use of e-learning systems with 
the aim of improving and understanding the learning 
experience. The workshop will be a platform to discuss 
new ideas and to share experiences, but also to identify 
new research challenges and potential solutions. 
Workshops that focus on the intersection of HCI and e-
learning systems are not new, for example CHI 2003 hosted 
a workshop on Designing for Learning, and INTERACT 2005 
hosted a workshop on eLearning and Human-Computer 
Interaction. This workshop wishes to continue this 
tradition and additionally look at new developments in 
this area such as: designing for inclusion, 
personalisation, blended learning, and consistency in 
computer assisted marking. Possible topics include but 
are not limited to:
1) Design guidelines and patterns for e-learning and 
computer assisted assessment
2) Research methods to study the design, learnability, 
and use of e-learning systems
3) The learner's experience of e-learning systems 
4) The design of personalised and adaptive e-learning 
5) E-learning tools such as video, quizzes, discussion 
board and dynamic voting. 
6) The design of e-learning but not as we know it. For 
example: the use of novel technologies (e.g. sensors, The 
GRID, VR, AR, mobile devices, games, etc...) for 
learning, or the design for e-learning in unusual 
contexts (e.g. in museums, in the field, in space, 

This is a full-day workshop. The morning session will 
consist of short presentations and discussion of 
participants' position papers. Participants will be 
encouraged to demonstrate e-learning systems or 
evaluation tools that they might use or have developed. 
In the afternoon session, participants will break into 
small groups depending on their main interest and discuss 
topics such as research methodology, designing usable and 
engaging e-learning environments, while exploring new 
research questions, unsolved problems, potential 
solutions and new research directions. At the end of the 
workshop, the small groups will report back, which will 
form the basis for a plenary discussion.  
To participate in the workshop please submit a position 
paper with your ideas, work or demo description. The 
paper may be up to 4 pages long and when accepted will be 
published on the workshop website. After the workshop, 
position papers and minutes from the workshop discussions 
will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. For 
the position paper, please use the Word Template that can 
be found on the workshop website.
In advance of the workshop, participants' presentation 
slides or other material provided will also be made 
available on the website. Submissions should be emailed 
to Annette Payne ([log in to unmask]).
Please note that registration to the HCI2007 conference 
is required, at least for the day of the workshop. For 
details about conference registration, please visit

18 July 07 - position paper deadline
30 July 07 - notification of acceptance
05  Aug 07 - early bird registration deadline conference
26  Aug 07 - presentation slides deadline
03 Sept 07 - workshop

Willem-Paul Brinkman ([log in to unmask]) 
Brunel University (UK)
Annette Payne ([log in to unmask]) Brunel 
University (UK)
Nayna Patel ([log in to unmask]) Brunel University 
Darren Griffin ([log in to unmask]) University of 
Kent (UK)
Joshua Underwood ([log in to unmask]) London Knowledge 
Lab (UK)
Darren Pearce ([log in to unmask]) London Knowledge Lab 
Enric Mor Pera ([log in to unmask]) Universitat Oberta de 
Catalunya (Spain) 
Hilary Smith ([log in to unmask]) University of Sussex 

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