Education is the cornerstone of any society, and it serves as one of the foundations for many of its social values and characteristics. State-of-the-art, new interactive technologies and novel methodologies allow researchers, designers, and domain experts to pursue Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) solutions targeting not only cognitive and social processes but also motivational, personality, or emotional factors. Nowadays, we can identify two main strands, providing necessary and complementary strengths to a TEL-oriented design process: appropriate technologies should be applied, and appropriate methods should guide the design and implementation of such applications. Technologies in TEL are capable of delivering smart, personalized, tailored, and motivating learning solutions. Methods are coming from different fields, such as education, psychology, sociology, computer science, and from diverse communities, where collaboration and co-working are used, such as maker communities and participatory design communities. In addition, current trends concerning the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Learning Analytics (LA) can help manage available (big) data and augment learning opportunities for learners (for instance by supporting self-regulated learning or adaptation of the learning material) and educators (for example, providing information about learners progression or facilitating reflections about teaching approaches and experiences).
As to these topics, the annual appointment of MIS4TEL established itself as a consolidated fertile forum where scholars and professionals from the international community, with a broad range of expertise in the TEL field, share results and compare experiences. The 13th edition of the conference calls for novel research in TEL and expands the topics of the previous editions, highlighting the role of the most recent methods and technological opportunities. As in the tradition of MIS4TEL, this edition aims at offering the different perspectives, and complementary voices, coming from the multidisciplinary field of TEL.
MIS4TEL 2023 will be held in Guimarães (Portugal) on 12th-14th July, 2023, in parallel with the PAAMS'23 International Conference.
Schools and higher education institutions are gradually implementing the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the classrooms. Consequently, the teaching -and learning- processes are still to be reinvented and teachers relentlessly face new ways of dealing with their profession. The purpose of this track is to provide a forum to discuss the challenges posed by these technologies in the teaching profession and to offer practical answers for teachers to better make use of them (i.e., not only the technical mastery but also the application of pedagogical strategies to promote students’ learning).
It has been demonstrated that transferring existing programs or traditional lectures does not represent authentic ways of technology integration. The move from teacher-centered instruction to student based learning using interactive environments requires more complex solutions. It is therefore crucial for teachers (both pre-service and in-service) to be able to efficiently use these new tools. Teacher education programmes must then provide the means, models and frameworks to cope with the needs for the new forms of teaching and learning.
The main topics regarding this track are related but not limited to the following ones:
In recent years, there has been a great development in Technology Enhanced Learning, caused greatly by the distance learning exponential growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many applications of data analysis and modeling of learning processes, based on emergent AI techniques and method such as machine learning and deep learning, have been proposed. In line with this trend, the main goal of this track, connected to the MIS4Tel 2023 conference, is to discuss and evaluate the contribution that AI, as one of the Technology Enhanced Learning approaches, is bringing to the educational field, especially in the last years. This track is intended to be a great opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the field, both to discuss new ideas and to explore some important aspects regarding the close relationship between AI from an application and theoretical point of view.
The topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:
MIS4TEL welcomes the submission of papers and gives preference to the topics listed under the call. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.
The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.
MIS4TEL papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNNS Template, with a maximum length of 10 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form, in PDF format, using the Paper Submission Page.
Accepted papers will be included in the MIS4TEL Proceedings published by LNNS series of Springer Verlag (http://www.springer.com/series/15179). At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend MIS4TEL to present the paper in order to have it included in the conference proceedings.
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