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CfA: Summer school in technology enhanced learning, Ohrid, 15-21.6.2008

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  • Elke Dall
    Dear all, European projects PROLEARN and PALETTE with support of SEE-ERA.NET are organizing a summer school for PhD students in the field of technology
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 7, 2008
      Dear all,

      European projects PROLEARN and PALETTE with support of SEE-ERA.NET
      are organizing a summer school for PhD students in the field of
      technology enhanced learning and knowledge management. The summer
      school will take place in Ohrid, FYROM from 15.6. till 21.6.2008.
      A number of scholarships are available for the students from Western
      Balkan Countries. Each scholarship covers participation, accommodation
      and travel costs. More detailed information is available at
      The deadline for applications is 15.3.2008.

      Best regards
      Tomaz Klobucar

      Institut "Jozef Stefan"
      Ljubljana, Slovenia




      VENUE: Ohrid, FYROM

      DATE: June 15 - 21, 2008

      DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 15th, 2008


      PROLEARN, the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning
      for Professionals, now working under the umbrella of the EATEL
      Association (http://www.ea-tel.eu/) and PALETTE, European Integrated
      Project aiming at developing interoperable web-services for
      Communities of Practice (http://palette.ercim.org) are pleased to
      announce their joint 2008 Summer School.

      Our ambition is to foster cross-domain training and collaboration
      opportunities among researchers in Europe and beyond, working in the
      disparate fields of expertise which promote the advancement of TEL at
      the workplace. The programme includes lectures and working sessions
      from leading professors in the field, tutoring, mentoring, and joint
      research opportunities. Additionally the school will offer practical
      sessions in research methodology for Technology Enhanced Learning.
      Advanced PhD students will be identified to present their research at
      the Third European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning in
      Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 17-19, 2008
      (http://www.ectel08.org), and to participate in EATEL thematic


      Collaborative Design between Educational Scientists and Computer Scientists
      Creation of and Access to Knowledge and Learning Resources
      Practice Modelling, Management & Mining for TEL
      Personalisation & Adaptation in Learning Environments
      Privacy and Security
      Pedagogy, Life-Long Learning, and TEL
      Individual, Social & Organisational Learning Processes
      Interoperability: TEL Standards, Models, Processes, Tools
      Research Techniques
      The Future of TEL

      In order to increase social contacts among the summer school
      participants, the programme will include several social events. A
      variety of sport activities will also be offered to the summer school

      Cultural excursions are organised on the Sunday preceding the summer
      school and the Saturday which closes the summer school.

      This year the PROLEARN/EATEL ? PALETTE joint Summer School will
      benefit from a special grant from SEEERA.NET to promote collaboration
      with the Western Balkan countries. The summer school has the
      pro-active support from a growing number of EU IST and eContent funded
      R&D projects such as APOSDLE, MATURE, iCAMP, PROLIX, MACE,
      TENCompetence, GRAPPLE, and ARIADNE.

      Magnificent and exciting, mysterious and surprising, Ohrid is one of
      the most ancient towns in Europe, flavoured with a taste of centuries
      gone by, full of Hellenistic, Roman, Slavic, Byzantine, and Turkish
      memories. During the classical and medieval periods Orhid was the
      artistic, cultural and spiritual centre of the Balkans and has been
      called ?a notable bridge of European art?. The town is proud of its
      rich cultural heritage and unique lake which both belong to UNESCO?s
      World Cultural and Natural Heritage ( http://www.ohrid.com.mk/ ).

      Accommodation and summer school facilities will be made available at
      Hotel Granit (http://www.hotelgranit.com.mk/). Granit Hotel is located
      on the coast of Lake Ohrid in St. Stefan, 5 km from the centre of
      Ohrid. It is 12 km from the Ohrid airport. The Hotel has two harbours
      which enable access to the hotel and the beach from the lake. The
      wonderful woods which surround St. Stefan Monastery are located 1 km
      from the Granit Hotel.

      PhD students are asked to share a double room with other PhD students.

      The cost for PhD students is Euro 500 (including accommodation - 7
      nights in double room, meals, and excursions). PROLEARN ? PALETTE
      Summer School 2008 will offer 50 scholarships to PhD students to cover
      summer school accommodation, catering, and events. Please indicate if
      you are applying for a scholarship in your application. Selected students
      with scholarship from the Western Balkan Countries will also get their
      travel costs to Ohrid reimbursed.

      The summer school is intended for PhD students investigating issues
      related to Technology Enhanced Learning and making progress on their
      dissertation research. PhD students are invited to submit applications to
      mailto:summerschool@...-aachen.de. The application
      should include a Curriculum Vitae and a summary (not to exceed 5 pages
      including references and any figures, tables, etc.) describing the
      student's dissertation. The deadline for submissions is March 15th,
      2008. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school
      will be limited to 60 PhD students. We look forward to seeing you at
      the summer school!

      March 15th, 2008: Deadline for submitting applications to the Summer School
      May 1st, 2008: Notification of acceptance
      May15th, 2008: Pre-Summer School videoconferences begin
      June 15th, 2008: Summer School begins


      Local Chair:
      Klime Poposki (St. Kliment Ohridski University), klime.poposki@...

      Programme Co-Chairs:
      Luc Vandenabeele (Centre de recherche public Henri Tudor),
      Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know Center), slind@...
      Liliane Esnault (E.M. Lyon), esnault@...
      Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer), martin.wolpers@...

      Summer School Website:
      Mohamed Amine Chatti (RWTH Aachen), chatti@...-aachen.de

      Summer School Promotion:
      Margit Hofer (CSI), hofer@...,

      Collaborative Learning Support:
      Ambj=F6rn Naeve (KTH), amb@...
      Peter Scott (OU), peter.scott@...

      Fridolin Wild (Vienna University of Economics and Business
      Administration), fridolin.wild@...

      General Co-Chairs:
      Katherine Maillet (INT), Katherine.Maillet@...
      Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen), klamma@...-aachen.de
      Tomaz Klobucar (IJS), tomaz@...

      Andrej Afonin, Lithunia
      Olivier Bohl, Germany
      Zuzana Bizonova, Slovakia
      Daniel Burgos, Spain
      Bernadette Charlier, Switzerland
      Mohamed Amine Chatti, Germany
      Alexandra Christea, United Kingdom
      Hannes Ebner, Sweden
      Liliane Esnault, France
      Luc Vandenabeele, Switzerland
      Denis Gillet, Switzerland
      Ashley Healy, United Kingdom
      Maurice Hendrix, The Netherlands
      Margit Hofer, Austria
      Patrick Johnscher, Germany
      Anna-Kaarina Kairamo, Finland
      Ralf Klamma, Germany
      Styliani Kleanthous, Greece
      Tomaz Klobucar, Slovenia
      Tobias Ley, Austria
      Katrina Leyking, Germany
      Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria
      Matthias Lux, Austria
      Katherine Maillet, France
      Mark Melia, Ireland
      Ambj=F6rn Naeve, Sweden
      Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
      Klime Poposki, Macedonia
      Peter Scott, United Kingdom
      Steinn E. Sigur=F0arson, Austria
      Martin Sillaots, Estonia
      Marcus Specht, The Netherlands
      Armin Ulbrich, Austria
      Fridolin Wild, Austria
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