Interactive Tools and Demos
Call for Participation as part of the 2019 CSCL Conference
Interactive Tools and Demos Track: Description and Objectives
- Karim Sehaba (University of Lyon 2, France)
- Yannis Dimitriadis (University of Valladolid, Spain)
- Pierre-Antoine Champin (University of Lyon 1, France)
Interactive tools and demos are intended to enable participants to experiment with new interactive devices and environments for teaching and learning, explore designs for collaborative activities, or to try out and compare methods for research and practice. Submissions should preferably cohere with the conference theme “4E learning: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings”. See the main submission page for a description
Submissions may be of two types: Classic Interactive Demo and Special Interactive Session.
The Classic Interactive Demo
is targeted at two groups. The first are researcher developers who would like to showcase their interactive tools, get feedback, and find collaborators with whom to develop projects. The second group are researchers who would like to demo applications of existing technologies in specific CSCL contexts. In this category of classic interactive demos, the chosen submissions will be given space during the poster sessions. Interactive tools that speak in some way to the 4E theme will be given priority.
The Special Interactive Session
is also targeted at the same two groups as above, but the objective is different. We plan to build a special session from the submissions, that will have a extra slot in the program, and where participants will discuss the extent to which a particular tool or tool-based method has a built-in underlying theoretical stance, and what the consequences of such a stance are. How do epistemological positions regarding learning and collaboration influence tool design? How does the vision of the role the individual plays in the group influence tool design? What does harmonizing a tool’s development with a theoretical approach or an epistemological position bring to a research program? And on the contrary, to what extent can a tool be theory free? Alternatively, can the same tool or tool-based method function with different underlying theories? What are the advantages for such a research program? Finally, what are advantages of pragmatic approaches that are driven by new technological possibilities?
The number of Special interactive demos we accept for showcasing during the poster sessions will be limited by submission quality and available physical space. We intend to accept four submissions for the special session for which contributors take position regarding the questions above. The idea is to organize three consecutive time periods within the session 1) presentations of position statements, 2) interactive work with the four demos, 3) and general discussion, potentially geared towards publishing in IJCSCL.
Please direct any questions to the Interactive Tools and Demos co-chairs at (firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit a short paper (not to exceed 4 pages) here. It should follow the current version of the ISLS author guidelines
(there is also a Microsoft Word template
The abstract should note whether you are submitting to the classic or special interactive session (see above). The paper should be written with the reader of the conference proceedings in mind who may be reading the description after the event has taken place. The structure of the 4 pages is flexible, but it is suggested that the submission describe the concept, motivations, and significance for CSCL and in particular for the 4E Learning theme: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings. In both cases, (classic interactive demo or special interactive session), include a description of your technological setup. If your submission is accepted, and you need specific equipment that you cannot bring with you, contact the co-chairs at email@example.com
as soon as possible in order to see how this can be organized. If you are submitting to the special interactive session, then you should take position on the statements above, in the section entitled The Special Interactive Session.
Important Dates for Interactive Tools and Demos
January 15, 2019 – Applications due (https://new.precisionconference.com/cscl
February 28, 2019 – Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2019 – Submission of the final 4-page summary for publication in conference proceedings