Now published: I-Jet Issue „Mashups for Learning“ (MASHL2009)

Together with Martin Ebner I organised a special track at the ICL 2009 about „Mashups for Learning“. Together with Ralf Klamma we now published a special issue in the I-Jet journal (open access). Thanks a lot for the pleasant cooperation, the reviewing by friends and colleagues (see the whole list in the editorial or in the call), the contributions, presentations, the support by editing and formatting the contributions, the possibility to publish the issue, and the sponsoring of best paper award by the ROLE project… 🙂

Here are all contributions:

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET):
Volume 5, Special Issue: „ICL2009 – MashUps for Learning“  (2010)

Mashups for learning: Best paper award & slidecast


I  am happy to announce a „best paper award“ for the best contribution to the special track „Mashups for Learning“ (MASHL2009) :  Perhaps an Apple iPod Touch 16 GB (or another equivalent gadget) motivates to send us even smarter or smartest contributions? The award is sponsored by the ROLE project, thanks in advance!!

Nevertheless, contributions from ROLE members and the session chairs have to be excluded from this award …. – The deadline for the special track is the 4th of June.

Ralf Klamma, Martin Ebner and Ignatia/Inge  de Waard also motivated me (indirectly) to include an audio into our call for papers at slideshare:  Nobody is perfect … so I did it! Since yesterday, the slides are available as slidecast…

Call for Papers: Computer-based Knowledge & Skill Assessment and Feedback in Learning Settings (CAF 2009)

CAF 2009 – 23. – 24. September 2009 – Villach, Austria

Second Special Track on

Computer-based Knowledge & Skill Assessment and Feedback in Learning Settings (CAF)

This special track will take place during ICL 2009 in Villach, Austria (23-25 September 2009) as a special programme item.

The Special Track CAF 2009 provides an interdisciplinary forum for international scientists and practitioners to discuss various aspects of computer-based knowledge & skill assessment in learning settings and based on that feedback provision for students and teachers.

The International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL) is an interdisciplinary conference which aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in interactive computer aided learning.


Our modern life at the beginning of the 21st century is strongly influenced by effects such as rapidly changing and developing information, technology-enhanced communication and information access, and new forms of production and services in a globalized world. This situation requires individuals to adapt their skills and competencies. Consequently, educational objectives and societal expectations have changed significantly in recent years. Modern learning settings must consider learning community aspects as well as learner-centered, knowledge-centered and assessment-centered aspects.

By focusing on the assessment, this concept can be further distinguished in (1) summative assessment, performed at the end of a set of learning activities, and (2) formative assessment, which is intended to give continuous feedback to students and teachers. The latter mentioned formative assessment gives information about the current state of knowledge and/or the degree of knowledge acquisition within learning activities.

Assessment is an important component of modern teaching and learning processes in face-to-face courses as well as in e-learning environments; it provides valuable feedback to teachers and students which allows the revision and adaptation of teaching and learning activities. Furthermore, assessment activities and results can also be utilized for building and strengthening metacognitive skills. However, continuous and frequent assessment in learning processes may cause excessive efforts and costs. Therefore, computer-assisted assessment systems (CaAS) and computer-based assessment systems (CbAS) have become of increasing interest over the years. Assessment systems may support parts or the entire chain of the assessment lifecycle. This lifecycle includes authoring and management of assessment items, compilation of specific tests, performance of assessments, and compilation and management results. Additionally, emerging interest in the sharing and re-use of assessment items or compiled assessment tests and the exchangeability of assessment outcomes has resulted in standardization efforts, such as the IMS Question & Test Interoperability Specification (IMS QTI).

The special track will bring together international researchers as well as practitioners from different organisations who will have plenty of time for networking and real-world knowledge sharing.

CAF is interested in novel scientific research, findings from experiments and results form real-life applications. We invite submissions that deal with issues including, but not limited to:

• Aspects of formative and summative assessment
• History and challenges of e-assessment
• Computer-supported assessment rubric
• Computer-based knowledge & skill assessment for individuals and groups
• Computer-supported peer assessment for individuals and groups
• Computer-supported self-assessment and group assessment
• Computer-based student and teacher feedback about knowledge state and acquisition
• Computer-based assessment in adaptive e-learning
• Web 2.0 and assessment & feedback for individual and group learning
• Automated essay grading
• Natural short answer assessment
• Assessment and feedback in computer-based simulations
• Assessment and feedback in game-based learning settings
• Test & training data and evaluation procedures
• Reuse, Interoperability and Standardization
• Security and Privacy

Important Dates

• 21 June 2009: Submission of the full papers (8 pages)
• 31 July 2009: Notification of acceptance
• 31 Aug. 2009: Camera ready version (8 pages)
• 23.-25. Sept. 2009: ICL 2009 Conference

Submission Procedure

File Types: Word for Windows

Language: English (British or US)

Style Guides & Template:

Paper Submission System: Please use the Electronic Submission Page

In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers, please contact the track chairs at

Notification of Acceptance and Publishing

Accepted papers will be published within the ICL conference proceedings. At least one author has to register within 2 weeks after the notification of acceptance to be included into the conference programme (15. Aug. 2008). Authors fee is applicable only once per paper!

Some authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their paper for publication in the „European Journal of Open and Distance Learning“ (EURODL) or the „International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning“ (iJET).

CAF 2009 Chair

Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria

CAF 2009 Organization team

Alexander Nussbaumer, University of Graz, Austria

Mohammad Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria

CAF 2008 Program Committee (preliminary, invited)

• Dietrich Albert, University of Graz, Austria
• Abdallah Al-Zoubi, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
• Vanessa Chang, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
• Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
• Heinz Dreher, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
• Samir A. El-Seoud, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
• Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
• Catherine P. Fulford, University of Hawaii,USA
• Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz, Austria
• Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
• Stephanie Linek, Universität Graz, Austria
• Bhaskar Mehta, Google, Switzerland
• Sven Meyer zu Eissen, Bayer Business Services, Germany
• Jochen Musch, Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
• Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
• Diane Salter, University of Hong Kong, China
• Sandra Schaffert, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
• Dirk Schneckenberg, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
• Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
• Daniela Tuparov, South Western University, Bulgarian
• Sandra HelenWilliams, Open University UK, UK
• SylviaWong, Aston University, UK

Further Information:

• Information about ICL 2009:

• Travel Information:

Tourist Informaton:

Thanks to Ralf Klamma, I just copied his version of the call!

Call for Papers: Mashups for Learning (MASHL2009)

logo_mashl2009_300ptMartin Ebner and I kindly ask for contributions to a special track within the ICL conference in Villach, AT (23-25 September 2009): The MASHL2009 deals with „Mashups for Learning“.

The special track “Mashups for Learning” (MASHL2009) takes place within the “International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning” in Villach, Austria. For the interdisciplinary MASHL2009 we ask for contributions on “Mashups for Learning” to foster the exchange of innovative approaches and research results:

Wikis, Weblogs, media portals (such as FlickR or YouTube) as well as social networking sites (such as MySpace or LinkedIn) offer various (learning) opportunities. These are not always easy to handle and organise. Web-based mashups merge data and/or functionalities from different Web sources. An example for mashups for learners are Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). Various prototypes and tools try to support communities of practice and learners by effectively combining resources. Additionally, smart applications are developed to add filtering and recommender systems, reputation systems, engagement indicators, personalisation opportunities or quality assurance concepts to support learning within the Web 2.0.

In this special track we want to bring together new and innovative approaches, applications and experiences with mashups for learners, utilising Web 2.0 applications. Contributions can focus on, but are not limited to, one of the following topics:

  • Personal Learning Environments as well as support of communities of learners
  • New concepts and tools of mashups for learning
  • Technical solutions and working examples for mashups
  • Studies on experiences and evaluation of mashups for learning
  • Conceptual design and studies on specific aspects, such as recommendation or reputation systems for mashups
  • Current and future developments concerning technology and pedagogy

Submission deadline (8 pages): 4 June 2009
Notification of acceptance: 16 July 2009
Camera-ready paper submission: 30 August 2009
ICL 2009 conference: 23-25 September 2009

The complete call for papers is available in the e-Learning Blog.

The list of our reviewers will be extended within the next weeks!

Please feel free to share this call in your community – the logo can be found at flickR, also the following  logo-mashup-mashl2009.


Additionally, the cfp on slideshare …