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3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning




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Milos Kravcik, Birgit Krogstie, Adam Moore, Viktoria Pammer, Lucia Pannese, Michael Prilla, Wolfgang Reinhardt & Thomas Daniel Ullmann (Eds.): Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Scaling up learning for sustained impact. Paphos, Cyprus, September 17, 2013. Available online at

Call for papers and demos

3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (#artel13)
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2013, Paphos (Cyprus). September 17, 2013.

Extended submission deadline: 14.07.2013
Short URL:
Twitter hashtag: #artel13



Awareness and Reflection are important aspects of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and have to be adequately supported to enable learners to tap the potential of learning tools. The concepts awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing TEL (CSCW, CSCL, psychology, educational sciences, computer science, ...). ARTEL13 aims to push forward the discussion and research on these concepts in TEL. This year’s theme for  ARTEL 2013 is:

”How can awareness and reflection support learning in different settings (work, education, continuing professional development, lifelong learning, etc.). What are the roles that technology can play to support awareness and reflection in these contexts?”

This workshop is a direct follow-up of last year's EC-TEL workshop ARTEL 2012, and the previous workshops ARNETS11 (Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks) and ALECR11 (Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaborative Reflection).


The objectives of this workshop are

  1. to provide a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL
  2. to create an interactive experience that connects participants’ research, current tools or latest prototypes and models with real end users’ learning experiences and requirements regarding reflection technology
  3. to create an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.

Topics of interest

We invite contributions that address the following aspects:

  • Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in TEL and related concepts (e.g., collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.)
  • Methodologies to identify, study and analyse awareness and reflection in the context of (technology-enhanced) learning
  • Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection
  • Technology (design, application, evaluation) supporting awareness and reflection
  • Designing awareness and reflection in TEL applications and processes
  • Using awareness and reflection support to enhance the learning experience
  • Awareness of social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes
  • Awareness and reflection in specific contexts, such as higher education, work-integrated learning, learning networks, etc.


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work. The organisers particularly encourage the submission of work-in-progress, cutting-edge prototypes. The following types of contributions are welcome:

  • Full papers (max. 15 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for submission.
  • Short papers (max. 7 pages) that state the position of the authors within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work in progress.
  • Demo papers (max 2 pages) describing the motivation of the concept, the system and technology, and scenarios of application. During the workshop will be a dedicated slot were you can present and discuss your system. Additionally, you can submit a video of your system. Videos will be featured on TELeurope.

Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee for originality, significance and quality.
The papers will be published in the ( workshops proceedings. Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (

Important dates

14.07.2013 Extended Submission Deadline
13.08.2013 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2013 Camera-Ready Papers due
17.09.2013 Workshop



  • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Birgit Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Adam Moore, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Viktoria Pammer, Knowledge Technologies Institute, TU Graz, Austria
  • Lucia Pannese, imaginary, Italy
  • Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt, WALLMEDIEN AG / European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning, Germany
  • Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom


Programme Committee

  • John Cook, University of the West of England, United Kingdom.
  • Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada.
  • Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria.
  • Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Austria.
  • Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia.
  • Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Alexander Nussbaumer, University of Graz, Austria.
  • Eileen O'Donnell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Andreas Schmidt, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  • Bettina Renner, Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany. 
  • Fridolin Wild, The Open University, United Kingdom.


Format of the workshop

The workshop will have a mixture of paper presentations, a demo session and interactive group work. We aim to link theory and existing prototypes (both from the involved projects and from the presented papers and demos) to practical needs in educational and professional settings. This link will be of value to both practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible) and researchers (in that insights and research prototypes become grounded in practice). We will use various media to encourage comments, questions and identification of hot topics during the workshop. Highlights from the presented papers and tools will be brought together in light of the workshop agenda in a final summary session, and the result will be presented during ECTEL 2013 both in the workshop summary and in the prototype sessions. 


Workshop schedule Tuesday 17th of September

09.00 - 09.30 Introduction by the organisers

09.30 - 10.00 Linking Reflective Learning and Knowledge Maturing in Organizations

Birgit R. Krogstie, Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, John Krogstie, Simone Mora

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee

10.30 - 11.00 Reflection - quantifying a rare good

Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Fridolin Wild, and Peter Scott

11.00 - 11.30 Support for Collaborative Reflection in Healthcare: Comparing two Workplaces

Michael Prilla, Martin Degeling

11.30 - 12.00 Modeling computer-supported reflective learning: Combining a high-level timeline view with reflection cycles and tool use

Birgit R. Krogstie, John Krogstie, Michael Prilla

12.00 - 12.30 Improving awareness and reflection through collaborative, interactive visualizations of badges

Sven Charleer, Joris Klerkx, Jose Luis Santos and Erik Duval

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 13.50 Feeler: feel good and learn better. A tool for promoting reflection about learning and Well-being (short paper)

Eva Durall, Tarmo Toikkanen

13.50 - 14.10 SpirOnto: Semantically Enhanced Patient Records for Reflective Learning on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (short papar)

Christine Kunzmann, Traugott Roser, Andreas P. Schmidt, Tanja Stiehl

14.10 - 14.30 REFLECT: Community-Driven Scaffolding for Voice-enabled Reflection on the Go (demo)

Andreas P. Schmidt, Christine Kunzmann, Graham Attwell, Elizabeth Chan, Marius Heinemann-Grüder, Jenny Hughes, Wenlin Lan, Andreas Vratny, Andreas Heberle

14.30 - 15.30 Interactive session: Demo your work and get feedback

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee

16.00 - 17.30 Interactive session: Future Challenges in ARTEL 

This part will have a highly interactive format. Expect something else than a typical session. We will do:

  • The parallel Brainwriting Pool
  • Cluster it session
  • The long shortlist session

17:30 - 18:00 Conclusions

18.00 End of workshop


Supporting projects

ARTEL2013 pulls together research on awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning across disciplines (psychology, educational science, computer science) and across European TEL projects. In particular, MIRROR, ImREAL, Learning Layers, TELL-ME, and weSpot are co-ordinating projects.


image   MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work):
image   ImREAL (Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning):
image   Learning Layers (Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Cluster):


  TELL-ME (Technology Enhanced Learning Living Lab for Manufacturing Environments):


  weSPOT (propagating scientific inquiry for science learning and teaching):


Networking and updates

To stay updated about the event and with the activity of the goup, consider to join the Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning group (  


Background of the workshop

The 3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2013) is the third workshop in a successful series of EC-TEL workshops.


Background of the EC-TEL conference

The EC-TEL 2013: Eight European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, will take place in Paphos, Cyprus, 17-21 September 2013. The motto for this year is “Scaling up learning for sustained impact”. The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience. For more information visit

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Last updated 1717 days ago by Thomas Ullmann

5/5 stars (1 votes)

Could you more closely explain what does it mean  "Awareness and Reflection" (please as well in Deutsch/German language because the terms are complicate to be translated).

Stefan Svetsky 1870 days ago

Awareness and reflection for technology-enhanced learning is a young topic. There is still not a clear-cut answer to what the terms definitely mean.

To open up the discussion, let us focus on the term awareness and its meaning in several disciplines: Traditionally it is used in the research field of CSCW (computer supported cooperative/collaborative work) to re-establish awareness conditions of face-to-face situations with visual cues showing for example, who is online or working on a document. In the field of perception psychology, awareness is the state or ability to focus on certain stimuli of the environment while ignoring others. Here, being aware of something does not necessarily mean to understand it. In marketing, awareness usually relates to the degree consumers knows about a certain product. Generating public awareness is seemed as a task of the media to establish topics the public should know about.

Considering this, the question is then what does it mean for technology-enhanced learning and how does it relate to reflection, as one of the key abilities of researchers and knowledge workers?
The workshop is a tool to explore and shape the meanings of awareness and reflection for the field technology enhanced learning.

The previous workshop proceedings are a good start to get an overview on the current thinking about the topic (see the background section of this page with the links to the proceedings).

Thomas Ullmann 1868 days ago

I did not understand. What does awareness mean in Deustch? 

Stefan Svetsky 1858 days ago

Eine sehr gute Frage. Nach etwas freiem assoziieren habe ich bisher drei Bedeutungen gefunden. Awareness im Sinne der Aufmerksamkeit, der Selbsterkenntnis und der Sensibilität.
Ich würde sagen, dass es sehr viel mit Aufmerksamkeit zu tun hat. Man kann auf etwas Aufmerksam werden (Prozess). Etwas, dessen man sich vorher nicht bewusst war wird wichtig. Das Merken in Aufmerksamkeit deutet auf eine kognitive Funktion hin. Etwas wird erinnert bzw. gemerkt. Man kann Aufmerksam sein (innere Haltung). Man richtet seine Aufmerksamkeit auf etwas, um etwas schneller oder besser zu verstehen oder handeln zu können (bewusstes, zielgerichtetes Handeln).
Damit verbunden ist auch die Selbsterkenntnis. Man ist sich seiner selbst besser bewusst. Man merkt auf, oder bemerkt sein eigens Handeln und dessen  Konsequenzen.
Dies bringt uns auch in die Nahe der Sensibilität. Um etwas zu bemerken, muss man den passenden Sensor haben. Dieser Sensor muss eine gewisse Sensibilität oder Schwellwert besitzen, ab dem er etwas registriert oder bemerkt.

Thomas Ullmann 1852 days ago