EC-TEL 2019

Goodbye Leeds, hello Delft!

EC-TEL 2019 will take place in Delft, in the Netherlands, in the week 16th - 20th September 2019. We hope to see you all again. We're already looking forward to it!

EC-TEL 2018 Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the four awards presented at EC-TEL 2018!

Best paper

Exploring Causality within Collaborative Problem Solving Using Eye-tracking

Authored by: Kshitij Sharma, Jennifer Olsen, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel

Voted best demo

edCrumble: designing for learning with data analytics

Authored by: Laia Albó and Davinia Hernández-Leo

Voted best poster

The Learning Analytics Indicator Repository

Authored by: Daniel Biedermann, Jan Schneider and Hendrik Drachsler

JTELSS & UNIR PhD Student Award

Daniele Dimitri (Open University of the Netherlands)

Practitioner Proceedings Online

This year EC-TEL has practitioner papers as well as research papers. These practitioner papers are taking place throughout the programme, alongside the research papers. But they have a separate CEUR open access proceedings. That proceedings is now online and available to all

Conference venue locations

The EC-TEL joining instructions (emailed to attendees on 24th August) contained a campus map showing the main conference venues. You can also view the map here

Industry interactive engagement

We're delighted to have such strong industry presence at EC-TEL 2018 - as sponsors, exhibitors and of course within the industry pitches and interactive engagement sessions.

To get the most out of the engagement sessions, look at the industry & practice page and explore the short videos, treasure-hunt game and online course before Thursday. 

ePoster Showcase now open

1st September

The ePoster Showcase for EC-TEL 2018 is now open. You can browse and explore all the wonderful EC-TEL 2018 ePosters here before joining the BarCamp on Thursday 6th September. Also make sure to download the free Learning Toolbox app (available on Android and iOS) to your smartphone or tablet in order to have the best ePoster experience at EC-TEL.


EC-TEL Football Tournament

24th August

Back by popular demand - football's coming home, its coming home, it's coming.... The EC-TEL Football Tournament will take place on Tuesday 4th September, after the workshops and before the Welcome Drinks Reception. Players  and spectators are welcome. The conference joining instructions will include details on how to sign up. 

Conference Navigator

22nd August

We are pleased to announce that for the 10th year in a row, EC-TEL is supported by Conference Navigator, a social system for conference attendees that provides personal scheduling, social linking and personalized recommendations of papers.

The full EC-TEL program is now available within the Conference Navigator system. 

Conference Navigator needs your input to gather the collective intelligence needed to match all Hypertext community members with sessions and colleagues that best fit their research interests. Please, help the community by adding at least five conference papers that are of most interest to you to your personal EC-TEL 2018 schedule (one of them could be yours, of course!). The provided data will be used for recommending similar papers for all attendees as well as for making a more efficient conference program.

Registrations closing soon

16th August 

Standard registrations for EC-TEL 2018 will be closing very soon (24th August). Register soon if you want to guarantee your place!


Best paper at EC-TEL 2018 - Nominations Announced

13th August 2018

We're delighted to announce the 5 papers that have been short-listed for the best paper award at EC-TEL 2018. Congratulations to all the short-listed authors. The winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 5th September.

  • Yancy Vance Paredes, Sharon Hsiao, David Azcona and Alan Smeaton. Learning by Reviewing Paper-based Programming Assessments [Session 2A]
  • Yue Zhao, Tarmo Robal, Christoph Lofi and Claudia Hauff. Can I have a Mooc2Go, please? On The Viability of Mobile vs. Stationary Learning [Session 4B]
  • Kshitij Sharma, Jennifer Olsen, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel. Exploring Causality within Collaborative Problem Solving Using Eye-tracking [Session 1C]
  • Sergey Sosnovsky, Laurens Müter, Marc Valkenier, Matthieu Brinkhuis and Abe Hofman. Detection of Student Modelling Anomalies [Session 3B]
  • Mihai Masala, Stefan Ruseti, Gabriel Gutu-Robu, Traian Rebedea, Mihai Dascalu and Stefan Trausan-Matu.Help Me Understand this Conversation: Methods of Identifying Implicit Links between CSCL Contributions [Session 1C]

EC-TEL 2018 program now online

19th July

The full EC-TEL 2018 program is now online. This includes a very exciting range of research and practitioner papers, the healthcare education track on the 5th September, workshops on 3rd and 4th September and interactive sessions (such as the demos, ePoster BarCamp and industry pitches) throughout the conference. Review the program now and register before the 31st July early bird deadline.

Registration now open!

4th July 2018

Registration for EC-TEL 2018 is now open and the early bird prices apply until 31st July. 

Take advantage of the full conference registration price, which gives you access to the pre-conference workshops (on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September) as well as access to the main conference on the 5th and 6th September. The full conference registration price also includes the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 5th September as well as an electronic copy of the proceedings. People paying the "Non EATEL Member" prices will also get one year's membership of EATEL as part of their registration. 

You can also book accommodation at our Storm Jameson accommodation as part of the registration process.

Workshop submissions open

10th June 2018

EC-TEL 2018 is hosting eleven TEL workshops covering topics including learning analytics, co-creation, user modelling, professional learning, designing learning and unbundling/rebundling higher education. The calls for submissions for these workshops are now open. The workshops run on the two days (3rd and 4th September) prior to the main conference programme. Further details of the schedule and each of the workshops is available on the workshops page

Doctoral Consortium

The submissions deadline for the Doctoral Consortium is now 28th May. This is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present, discuss and receive feedback on their work. Get your submissions in soon!

Notification of acceptance date

Please note the notification of acceptance date (for papers, posters, demos) is now expected to be 8th June.

Exhibit, sponsor or pitch!

There are 3 ways that industry can connect with EC-TEL 2018...

Exhibition and sponsorship packages are now available for European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning #ECTEL2018 This is great opportunity to promote your organisation, product or service to this international community & to network and discuss educational technology issues and futures with education leaders, research directors, researchers, healthcare educators and professionals, entrepreneurs and other industry attendees. 

There is also still time to submit an industry pitch to the conference itself. 

Take advantage of this international conference coming to the UK for the first time!

Short or long paper?

26th March 2018

No downgrading of long papers to short papers

Different to previous EC-TEL conferences we will no longer downgrade full papers and accept them as short papers for the EC-TEL conference. You are either accepted with your full paper to the research track or not. With this, we aim to strengthen the value of short paper submissions: The length of the paper should reflect what you have to say; and the goal in paper-writing is to be as concise as possible.

There are a wide range of submission routes available this year: research paper (long or short), practitioner paper (long or short), industry pitch, poster, demo or workshop. Your chances of success and impact will be greatest if you choose the most appropriate submission route for your work.


Keynote Speaker - Allison Littlejohn

27th February 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Allison Littlejohn will be a keynote speaker at EC-TEL 2018, and we're looking forward to hearing her thoughts on "Professional Lifelong Learning". More information can be found in the Keynote Speakers area.

Keynote Speaker - David Wortley

15th February 2018

We are very excited to announce that David Wortley will be the joint EC-TEL 2018 and MEI 2018 keynote speaker. His keynote, spanning both conferences, will be on "The impact of disruptive digital technologies on Education, Medicine, Health and Well-Being.”  More details can be found in the Keynote Speakers area. 

Keynote Speaker - Carolyn P. Rosé

8th February 2018

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carolyn P. Rosé  will be one of the keynote speakers at EC-TEL 2018 and excited to hear her thoughts on "Lifelong Learning in Web Scale Opportunity Space". More details can be found in the Keynote Speakers area. 

Full CfP and Participation Announced

30th January 2018

The full call for papers and participation for EC-TEL 2018 has now been announced and is on the website. The conference offers a range of exciting ways in which researchers, students, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers can participate and collaborate.

Formats and activities in EC-TEL 2018 include:

  • research papers
  • practitioner papers & industry pitches 
  • demonstrations and posters/ePosters
  • healthcare education track
  • workshops
  • doctoral consortium

Conference Theme & Call for Papers

22nd December 2017

The first call for papers for EC-TEL 2018 has been published and the conference theme announced.

The conference theme is "Lifelong technology enhanced learning: Dealing with the complexity of 21st century challenges" and you can find the details of the Call for Papers here.


EC-TEL 2018 - Save the date

30 November 2017

The 13th annual European Conference for Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) will take place in Leeds, UK on 3-6 September 2018.



More information coming soon!


Host Organisation

University of Leeds

Supporting Organisations

DIPF Bildungsforschung und BildungsinformationGoethe Universität Frankfurt am MainHTW ChurImaginaryKnow Center TU GrazOpen UniversiteitPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileRayComTU Grazhttc e.V.


European Association On Technology Enhanced Learning

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Gold Sponsor:


An International Association For Medical Education - AMEEFutureLearnMedHand International ABMedical RealitiesNHS Health Education EnglandSpringersynap

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