Track 5. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL@ICALT2015)

Track Chairs

Demetriades Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [Coordinator - sdemetri@csd.auth.gr]
Dimitriadis Yiannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Harrer Andreas Harrer, TU Clausthal, Germany [Coordinator - andreas.harrer@tu-clausthal.de]
Lingau Andreas Lingnau, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Lin Chiu-Pin Lin, Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan

Track Program Committee

  • Yiannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Andreas Harrer, TU Clausthal, Germany
  • Andreas Lingnau, SGM Berlin, Germany
  • Chiu-Pin Lin, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, University Carlos III, Spain
  • Charalambos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Chee-Kit Looi, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Christophe Choquet, University of Maine, France
  • Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece
  • 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
  • Juan I. Asensio-Perez, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Marco Ronchetti, Università di Trento, Italy
  • 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
  • Seng Chee Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Slavi Stoyanov, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Track Description and Topics of Interest

The CSCL@ICALT2015 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@ICALT2015 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
  • Social media, Web 2.0 tools and Collaborative learning
  • 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
  • Collaboration and competition in educational games, gamification of CSCL scenarios

Important dates about ICALT 2015 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2015 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 5 CfP can be downloaded from here: