Free online access to the EC-TEL 2018 conference proceedings is available between 29th August and 29th September.

ECTEL 2018 proceedings – freely available online until September 29th

This year EC-TEL also 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

Downloadable Programme

The EC-TEL programme is now finalised, with rooms allocated to each session. This detailed version is downloadable below.

Full EC-TEL programme with room allocations (updated 5th September)

Campus map showing main conference venues

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Program Overview

Monday, 3 September

Tuesday, 4 September

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 - 17:30 Workshops
  • 18:00 - 19:15 EC-TEL Football Tournament
  • 19:15 - 20:00 Welcome Drinks Reception 

Wednesday, 5 September

Thursday, 6 September


  • Rinat Nasyrov and Peter Excell New Approaches to Training of Power Substation Operators based on Interactive Virtual Reality
  • Justin Ng, Sarah Tham, Chin Rui Chew, Amelia Lee and Sook Muay Tay MedSense: the development of a gamified learning platform for undergraduate medical education
  • Laia Albó and Davinia Hernández-Leo edCrumble: designing for learning with data analytics
  • Mihai Dascalu, Dorinela Sirbu, Gabriel Gutu-Robu, Stefan Ruseti, Scott Crossley and Stefan Trausan-Matu Cohesion-Centered Analysis of Sociograms for Online Communities and Courses using ReaderBench
  • Angela Fessl, Alfred Wertner and Viktoria Pammer-Schindler Digging for Gold: Motivating Users to Explore Alternative Search Interfaces
  • Vincent Bettenfeld, Salima Mdhaffar, Christophe Choquet and Claudine Toffolon Instrumentation of classrooms using synchronous speech transcription
  • Bruno Burke, Peter Weßeler and Jürgen Te Vrugt A Programming Language Independent Platform for Algorithm Learning

Session 1A

Self-Regulated Learning

  • Daniel Davis, Vasileios Triglianos, Claudia Hauff and Geert-Jan Houben: SRLx: A Personalized Learner Interface for MOOCs (full research paper)
  • Jorge Maldonado-Mahauad, Mar Perez-Sanagustin, Pedro Manuel Moreno-Marcos, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino and Carlos Delgado Kloos: Predicting Learners’ Success in a Self-Paced MOOC Based on Sequence Patterns of Self-Regulated Learning (full paper research paper)
  • Renée S. Jansen, Anouschka van Leeuwen, Jeroen Janssen and Liesbeth Kester: Validation of the revised Self-regulated Online Learning Questionnaire (short research paper)
  • Ronald Pérez-Álvarez, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín and Jorge Maldonado-Mahauad: Tools to support Self-Regulated Learning in Online Environments: literature review (full research paper)

Session 1B

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • Maartje Henderikx, Karel Kreijns and Marco Kalz. A classification of barriers that influence intention achievement in Massive Open Online Courses (full research paper)
  • Mahdi Rahmani Hanzaki and Carrie Demmans Epp. The effect of personality and course attributes on academic performance in MOOCs (full research paper)
  • Sepideh Mesbah, Guanliang Chen, Manuel Valle Torre, Alessandro Bozzon, Christoph Lofi and Geert-Jan Houben. Towards User-Centric Online Learning Meta-Data:Concept Focus for MOOCs (full research paper)
  • Tobias Rohloff and Christoph Meinel. Towards Personalized Learning Objectives in MOOCs (full research paper)

Session 1C

Collaborative Learning

  • Karel Kreijns and Paul A. Kirschner. Extending the SIPS-model: A research framework for online collaborative learning (full research paper)
  • Kshitij Sharma, Jennifer Olsen, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel. Exploring Causality within Collaborative Problem Solving Using Eye-tracking (full research paper)
  • 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 (full research paper) Best Paper Nominee
  • Mutlu Cukurova. A syllogism for designing collaborative learning technologies in the age of AI and multimodal data (short research paper) Best Paper Nominee

Session 2A

Learning Assessment

  • Bastiaan Heeren, Johan Jeuring, Sergey Sosnovsky, Paul Drijvers, Peter Boon, Sietske Tacoma, Brigitte Grugeon-Allys, Françoise Chenevotot, Jesse Koops, Armin Weinberger, Jorn van Wijk and Ferdinand van Walree. Fine-grained cognitive assessment based on free-form input for math story problems (full research paper)
  • Faisal Ghaffar, Neil Peirce and Alec Serlie. Assessing Leadership Competencies through Social Network Analysis (full research paper)
  • Yancy Vance Paredes, Sharon Hsiao, David Azcona and Alan Smeaton. Learning by Reviewing Paper-based Programming Assessments (full research paper) Best Paper Nominee

Session 2B

Learning Analytics

  • Giora Alexandron, José A. Ruipérez Valiente, Sunbok Lee and David Pritchard. Evaluating the Robustness of Learning Analytics Results Against Fake Learners (full research paper)
  • Justian Knobbout and Esther van der Stappen. Where is the Learning in Learning Analytics? - A Systematic Literature Review to Identify Measures of Affected Learning (full research paper)
  • Vlatko Lukarov and Ulrik Schroeder. Learning Analytics Case Study in Blended Learning Scenarios (full practitioner paper)

Session 2C

Social Learning & Knowledge Sharing

  • Karel Kreijns, Joshua Weidlich and Kamakshi Rajagopal. The psychometric properties of a preliminary social presence measure using Rasch analysis (full research paper)
  • Stian Håklev, Kshitij Sharma, James D. Slotta and Pierre Dillenbourg. Semantically meaningful cohorts enable specialized knowledge sharing in a collaborative MOOC (full research paper)
  • Valter Neto, Vitor Rolim, Rafael Ferreira, Vitomir Kovanovic, Dragan Gasevic, Rafael Dueire and Rodrigo Lins. Automated Analysis of Cognitive Presence in Online Discussions Written in Portuguese (full research paper)

Session 3A

Technology Enhanced Medical Education

  • Laura Smith, Rebecca O'Rourke, Memory Van Beek, Rania Alkhadragy and Suzanne Bickerdike. Local and global dimensions of a clinical skills e-book development project (short practitioner paper)
  • Riccardo Mazza, Giulio Tavarnesi, Nadia Catenazzi, Salvatore Vanini, Luca Ambrosini, Don Tuggener and Andrea Laus. Learning with virtual patients in medical education (full practitioner paper)
  • Tobias Rohloff, Heini Utunen, Jan Renz, Yu Zhao, Gaya Gamhewage and Christoph Meinel. OpenWHO: Integrating Online Knowledge Transfer into Health Emergency Response (full practitioner paper)

Session 3B

Learners' Behavior Models

  • Jakub Kužílek, Jonas Vaclavek, Viktor Fuglik and Zdenek Zdrahal. Student drop-out modelling using Virtual Learning Environment behaviour data (short research paper)
  • Mihai Dascalu, Ionut Cristian Paraschiv, Danielle McNamara and Stefan Trausan-Matu. Towards an Automated Model of Comprehension – AMoC (full research paper)
  • Sergey Sosnovsky, Laurens Müter, Marc Valkenier, Matthieu Brinkhuis and Abe Hofman. Detection of Student Modelling Anomalies (short research paper) Best Paper Nominee

Session 3C

Innovative Learning Infrastructures

  • Jan Schneider, Daniele Di Mitri, Bibeg Limbu and Hendrik Drachsler. Multimodal Learning Hub: a tool for capturing customizable multimodal learning experiences (full research paper)
  • Peter de Lange, Bernhard Göschlberger, Tracie Farrell and Ralf Klamma. A Microservice Infrastructure For Distributed Communities of Practice (full research paper)
  • Sambit Praharaj, Maren Scheffel, Hendrik Drachsler and Marcus Specht. Multimodal Analytics for Real-time Feedback in Co-located Collaboration (full research paper)

Session 4A

Dashboards and visualizations

  • Susan Bull, Peter Brusilovsky and Julio Guerra. Which Learning Visualisations to Offer Students? (short research paper)
  • Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Rosie Dent-Spargo and Sisira Dharmaratne. How do students want their feedback visualised in order to support self-regulated learning? Initial results & reflections from a co-design study in medical education (full practitioner paper)
  • Tom Broos, Katrien Verbert, Greet Langie, Carolien Van Soom and Tinne De Laet. Low-investment, Realistic-Return Business Cases for Learning Analytics Dashboards: Leveraging Usage Data and Microinteractions (short research paper)

Session 4B

Design of MOOCs and OpenCourseWare platforms

  • Mirette Elias, Abi James, Edna Ruckhaus, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Klaas Andries de Graaf, Ali Khalili, Benjamin Wulff, Steffen Lohmann and Sören Auer. SlideWiki - Towards a Collaborative and Accessible Platform for Slide Presentations (full practitioner paper)
  • Ruth Kerr and Valentina Reda. How MOOCs can make a difference (full practitioner paper)
  • Yue Zhao, Tarmo Robal, Christoph Lofi and Claudia Hauff. Can I have a Mooc2Go, please? On The Viability of Mobile vs. Stationary Learning (full research paper) Best Paper Nominee

Session 5A

Technology Enhanced Learning in STEM

  • Otávio Azevedo, Felipe de Morais and Patricia Jaques. Exploring Gamification to Prevent Gaming the System and Help Refusal in Tutoring Systems (full research paper)
  • Valeria Henríquez, Eliana Scheihing and Marta Silva. Incorporating blended learning processes in K-12 mathematics education through BA-Khan platform (full research paper)

Session 5B

Learners' learning strategies

  • John Saint, Dragan Gasevic and Abelardo Pardo. Detecting Learning Strategies Through Process Mining (full research paper)
  • Kshitij Sharma, Katerina Mangaroska, Halvard Trætteberg, Serena Lee-Cultura and Michail Giannakos. Evidence for programming strategies in university programming Assignments (full research paper)

Session 5C

Workplace and Context-based Learning

  • Carrie Demmans Epp, Joe Horne, Britney Scolieri, Irene Kane and Amy Bowser. PsychOut! A Mobile App to Support Mental Status Assessment Training (full research paper)
  • Richard Glassey, Mattias Wiggberg and Philipp Haller. Agile and Adaptive Learning via the ECK Model in the Software Development Academy (full practitioner paper)
  • Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Raymond Elferink, Carlos Martinez and Gilbert Peffer. Creating a place for learning – bridging physical and virtual learning spaces at conferences (full practitioner paper)

Posters - ePoster BarCamp

All the ePosters presented at the EC-TEL 2018 ePoster BarCamp can be found on the EC-TEL ePoster Showcase. 

  • Alexander Streicher, Sebastian Leidig and Wolfgang Roller Eye-Tracking for User Attention Evaluation in Adaptive Serious Games
  • Alicja Piotrkowicz, Vania Dimitrova and Trudie Roberts Temporal Analytics of Workplace-based Assessment Data to Support Self-Regulated Learning
  • Andreas Papasalouros Formalizing CSCL scripts with logic and constraints
  • Azzeddine Benabbou, Domitile Lourdeaux and Dominique Lenne Towards generation of ambiguous situations in virtual environments for training
  • Björn Sjödén, Vania Dimitrova and Antonija Mitrovic Using thematic analysis to understand students’ learning of soft skills from example videos
  • Daniel Biedermann, Jan Schneider and Hendrik Drachsler The Learning Analytics Indicator Repository
  • David Azcona, Sharon Hsiao and Alan Smeaton An Exploratory Study on Student Engagement with Adaptive Notifications in Programming Courses
  • Entisar Abolkasim, Lydia Lau, Antonija Mitrovic and Vania Dimitrova Diversity Profiling of Learners to Understand Their Domain Coverage While Watching Videos
  • Espen Stranger-Johannessen Exploring Math Achievement through Gamified Virtual Reality
  • Eyal Rabin, Yoram M Kalman and Marco Kalz Predicting Learner-Centered MOOC Outcomes: Satisfaction and Intention-Fulfillment
  • Felipe A. Moreno Vera, Leonardo León Vera, Juan Diego Guizado Vásquez and Michael Enrique Vera Panez A comparison of the adaptive behavior from kids to adults to learn Block programming (practitioner ePoster)
  • Felix Buendia, Joaquin Gayoso Cabada and Jose Luis Sierra Rodriguez Using digital medical collections to support Radiology training in e-learning platforms
  • Fuhui Zhang, Li Ding and Hui Xiao A study of students’ self-regulated revision on writing from a socio-cognitive perspective (practitioner ePoster)
  • Gabriele Pierantoni, Alexander Bolotov, Ayleen Wisudha, Zebokhon Abduraimova and David Chan You Fee EnAbled: A Psychology Profile based Academic Compass to build and navigate Learning Paths (practitioner ePoster)
  • Iryna Nikolayeva, Bruno Martin, Amel Yessad, Françoise Chenevotot, Julia Pilet, Dominique Prévit, Brigitte Grugeon and Vanda Luengo How to help teachers adapt to learners? Teachers' perspective on a competence and error-type centered dashboard
  • Jairo Rodríguez-Medina, María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, Maka Eradze and Sara García-Sastre Observational Scaffolding for Learning Analytics: A Methodological Proposal (to be presented by Tobias Ley)
  • Jonas Vaclavek, Jakub Kuzilek, Jan Skocilas, Zdenek Zdrahal and Viktor Fuglik Learning Analytics Dashboard Analysing First-Year Engineering Students
  • Manolis Mavrikis, Mutlu Cukurova, Lourdes Guardia and Marcelo Maina CRISS: A digital ecosystem for the acquisition and certification of digital competences
  • Masumi Hori, Seishi Ono, Toshihiro Kita, Kensuke Miyashita, Hiroki Miyahara, Shiu Sakashita and Kazutsuna Yamaji Development of a Learning Economy Platform Based on Blockchain
  • Olga Viberg and Anna Mavroudi The Role of Ubiquitous Computing and the Internet of Things for Developing 21st Century Skills among Learners: Experts’ Views
  • Quentin Couland, Ludovic Hamon and Sebastien George Enhancing Human Learning of Gestures Thanks to the Automatic Analysis of Captured Motions: An Approach Through Clustering
  • Yi-Shan Tsai, Maren Scheffel and Dragan Gaševi? Enabling Systematic Adoption of LA through a Policy Framework

Session 6A

Learning design

  • Ghita Jalal, Valentin Lachand, Aurélien Tabard and Christine Michel. How teachers prepare for the unexpected: bright spots and breakdowns in enacting pedagogical plans in class (full research paper)
  • Laia Albó and Davinia Hernández-Leo. Identifying design principles for learning design tools: the case of edCrumble (short research paper)
  • Marcel Schmitz, Maren Scheffel, Evelien van Limbeek, Nicolette van Halem, Ilja Cornelisz, Chris van Klaveren, Roger Bemelmans and Hendrik Drachsler. Investigating the relationships between online activity, learning strategies and grades to create learning analytics-supported learning designs (full research paper)
  • Marcel Schmitz, Maren Scheffel, Evelien van Limbeek, Roger Bemelmans and Hendrik Drachsler. “Make it personal!” – Gathering input from stakeholders for an Learning Analytics-supported Learning Design tool (full research paper)

Session 6B

Learning Adaptation and Personalization

  • Bilal Yousuf, Athanasios Staikopoulos and Owen Conlan. Motivating students to enhance their knowledge levels through personalized and scrutable visual narratives (full research paper)
  • Hung Chau, Jordan Barria-Pineda and Peter Brusilovsky. Course-Adaptive Content Recommender For Course Authoring (full research paper)
  • Pierre Laforcade and Youness Laghouaouta. Supporting the adaptive generation of learning game scenarios with a Model-Driven Engineering framework (full research paper)

Session 6C

Learning Programming and Robotics

  • Andri Ioannou, Chrysanthos Socratous and Eleni Nicolaedou. Expanding the Curricular Space with Educational Robotics: A Creative Course on Road Safety (full research paper)
  • Ken Kahn, Rani Megasari, Erna Piantari and Enjun Junaeti. AI Programming by Children using Snap! Block Programming in a Developing Country (full practitioner paper)
  • Paolo Musmarra. Reflections on Teaching App Inventor: Challenges and opportunities (short practitioner paper) 
  • Vaso Constantinou and Andri Ioannou. Development of Computational Thinking Skills through Educational Robotics Courses in Primary and Secondary Schools (full practitioner paper)

Industry Pitches & Interactive Engagement

  • Ray Hassell (Sonic Foundry) Beyond the Tech – How Video Drives Success on Campus
  • Lucia Pannese (imaginary) Discovering Knowledge - From Treasure Hunt to Simulation and back
  • Helen Fuller (FutureLearn) Skills - the 4th Pillar to the FutureLearn Pedagogy

Full details of the industry pitches and interactive engagement can be found on the Industry & Practice page.

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

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