July 15-18, 2019
University of Salamanca
The conference is preceded by one day of free tutorials for participants who wish to learn state of the art of research relating to the topics of KMO and LTEC. The tutorials will be held on the 15th July 2019. The conference itself commences on the 16th July, 2019.
The 8th International conference on Learning Technology for Education Challenges (LTEC 2019) will be held conjunction with KMO 2019.It will provide the scientific community with a dedicated forum for discussing research and presentation of your work in Learning Technology for Education Challenges (LTEC).
There is a shift in attitude from having a job for life to continuous learning at work. Skills businesses require today are changing. Individuals that succeed in the future will be those who adopt the philosophy of lifelong learning. A continuous learning culture needs to be at the heart of universities and all organisations. Technology is absolutely core to the future of the learning community particularly as we move into the age of the internet of things, Artificial intelligence (AI), big data, smart cities and blockchain.
Businesses must work with universities to provide work experience for students and universities must ensure they produce the employees that businesses want. Host of learning tools are being used as the technology continues to mature, including personalisation, gamification, social media, and micro-learning, which allows students to absorb ideas and lessons in bite-sized information chunks. Artificial intelligence is used to provide intelligent and personal learning for students. Virtual-reality technology is exciting because it allows both educational establishments and employers to prepare people in a far more engaging and realistic way than traditional classroom methods.
Higher Education institutions are changing their roles, from focusing on research and teaching to having focus on research, teaching and more effective learning. It is important to look into teaching and learning approaches that aimed at empowering students to handle their lives during their education and towards an occupational life.
Co-creative processes are a trend that is going to grow in the future, together with the growing of interest in creative solutions for future education and organisation. We must think of universities as an ‘indivisible whole’ in which teaching, research, and social impact work together for the benefits of all: an inclusive system. To achieve this, universities need to partner within their ecosystem to facilitate value creation like the natural ecosystem. This means adopting an e-learning ecosystem.
In today’s digital world, a web of learning resources surrounds every individual. It is an environment where in each resource connects to others, creating an overall structure in which all learning takes place. The e-learning ecosystem is the combination of technologies and support resources available to help individuals learn within an environment. This new revolution focuses on agility and integration of multiple solutions. A learning ecosystem will makes the most of digital transformation using a stack of technology to facilitate learning.
The 8th LTEC (2018) examines how these technologies and pedagogical advances can be used to change the way teachers teach and students learn while giving special emphasis to the pedagogically effective ways we can harness these new technologies in education. The conference seeks contributions that address theory, research, practice and policy; especially those that can also be focused on particular approaches, technologies and domains are most welcome. The aim is to provide a platform for research in the very broad area of educational technology that bridges theory, research, practice and policy. No disciplines and/or approaches are excluded.
This conference will provide the ideal opportunity to present your research to an international audience. It offers participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies. You will be able to listen to experts from different countries, representing all continents.
LTEC 2019 brings together academic research and practical applications of education from all areas, seeking to bring top research and proven best practices together into one location, for the purposes of helping practitioners find ways to put research into practice, and for researchers to gain an understanding of additional real-world problems. Academic research papers, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. We welcome researchers from both industry and academia to submit original results of their works.
If you wish to learn more about how technology and learning theories are influencing education, then do not miss the opportunity to come to LTEC (2019).
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The conference topics include, but are not limited to:
Professor Lorna Uden
Staffordshire University, UK
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Dr. Galo Sánchez
University of Salamanca, Spain
Dra. Sara Rodríguez
University of Salamanca, Spain
Prof. Dale Rose Baker- Arizona State University, USA
Prof. Birgit Feldmann - FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Prof. D'Arcy Becker - University of Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Dario Liberona - Universidad Santa Maria, Chile
Prof. I Hsien - National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Prof. Jane Sinclair - University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Jeremiah Sullins - Harding University, USA
Prof. Dr. Lorna Uden - Staffordshire University, UK
Prof. Prof. Michael Vallance - Future University Hakodate, Japan
Prof. Sabine Seufert - Universität St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
Prof. Viktorija Florjančič - University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
Prof. Fotini Paraskeva - University of Piraeus, Greece
Prof. Debora Nice Ferrari Barbosa - Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Prof. Fernando Moreira - Univ Portucalense, Aveiro, Portugal
Prof. Alberth Alberth - Universitas Halu Oleo, Sulawesi, INDONESIA
Prof. Anat Wilson - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Prof. Sunnie Lee Watson - Purdue University, USA
Prof. Alberto Magreñán - Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
Prof. Reneta Barneva - SUNY Fredonia university, USA
Professor Hui Min Lai - Chienkuo Technology University, Taiwan
Dr. Kelley Reinsmith-Jones - East Carolina University, USA
Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez - University of Salamanca, Spain
Galo Sánchez Sánchez - University of Salamanca, Spain
Fernando De la Prieta Pintado - University of Salamanca, Spain
Sara Rodríguez González - University of Salamanca, Spain
Javier Prieto Tejedor - University of Salamanca, Spain
Juan Carlos Matos Franco - University of Salamanca, Spain
José Escuadra Burrieza - University of Salamanca, Spain
José Luis Pérez Iglesias - University of Salamanca, Spain
María Luisa Pérez Delgado - University of Salamanca, Spain
Pablo Chamoso Santos - University of Salamanca, Spain
Alfonso González Briones - University of Salamanca, Spain
Jesús Angel Román Gallego - University of Salamanca, Spain
Manuel Pablo Rubio Cavero - University of Salamanca, Spain
Alberto Rivas Camacho - University of Salamanca, Spain
Roberto Casado Vara - University of Salamanca, Spain
Elena Hernández - University of Salamanca, Spain
Ines Sitton - University of Salamanca, Spain
María Cruz Sánchez Gómez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Antonio Sánchez Martín - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Iago Ramos Fernández - University of Salamanca (Spain)
María Victoria Martín Cilleros - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Eva González Ortega - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Would you like to visit the most beautiful sites in the host city of KMO<EC 2019?
We have organized a trip to the Sanabria Lake Natural Park for the 19th of July. A visit to an exceptional 22.365-hectare area, full of lagoons, waterfalls, canyons and botanical treasures, next to the largest glacial lake on the Iberian Peninsula.
It has been declared a National Natural Heritage Site and a National Scenic Area because of the combination of exuberant flora and fauna, unquestionably an exceptional habitat.
SANABRIA LAKE NATURAL PARK
What activities are included as part of the trip?
Sanabria is a region in the province of Zamora whose unique natural landscape captivates any visitor. During the tour around Sanabria you will have the opportunity to explore its most emblematic spots.
The meeting point for the tour attendees is the main conference hotel, from where they will depart at 8:00-9:00 a.m. Location
The price per person will be 80€ (VAT included)
If you are not registered in the conference but want to attend the excursion, please send an email to: email@example.com
The excursion will be held only with a minimum of 20 people. The deadline to register is 10th June.
Come and join us in Sanabria!
Digital technologies have the power to disrupt many if not all industries. New business models are vital to potentially benefit from these technologies and innovation ecosystems have to be developed to realize these business models. In such ecosystems firms depend on one another to collectively provide new ideas and technologies and create value for customers. Relatively little is known about the effectiveness of the structure and governance of such ecosystems. I will show using several examples from different industries how digital technologies force incumbents to set up ecosystems and how they can be effectively structured and managed.
Wim Vanhaverbeke is Professor Strategy and Innovation Management at the Hasselt University (Belgium) and is visiting professor at ESADE Business School and till recently also at the National University of Singapore. He published in different international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, California Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation, etc. He was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm” (OUP, 2006) and “New frontiers in open innovation” (OUP, 2014). He published a management book “Managing open innovation in SMEs” (CUP – 2017) and an academic volume “Researching open innovation in SMEs” (World Scientific Press - 2018).
He is a dedicated open innovation and innovation ecosystem researcher collaborating with different partners around the globe. His current research is focusing on innovation ecosystems and digital strategies and on open innovation and sustainability. He established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough in 2012 and is co-organizer of the World Open Innovation Conference 2016. He is a frequently asked speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several globally operating companies. He consults and organizes workshops for multinationals and technology companies.
He was recognized by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management during the period 2008-2012. He was appointed as member of the Advisory Committee of the Research Center for Technological Innovation of the Tsinghua University from April 2018 till March 2021.
By allowing the long-term influence of current trends to be considered and providing an opportunity to reflect on the present and imagine the future, futures thinking provokes discussion on the directions that education might take when faced with challenges and uncertainty(Schuck, Aubusson, Burden & Brindley, 2018). More than ever, the world is confronted with uncertainty and this is particularly evident in the field of educational technology, where technological change can often outstrip the ability of educators to understand, consider and apply its implications for teaching and learning.
This presentation will explore and explain the use of futures thinking methodologies to examine and critique possible drivers of change in the field of educational technology. It will consider how futures tools have been used in a number of recent international research projects focused around the exploitation of mobile, ubiquitous and smart technologies (Kearney, Burden and Schuck, 2019) and will illustrate how this methodology could be used more widely to address the kind of education technology challenges that this conference addresses.
Dr. Kevin Burden is Professor of Digital Education in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education (FACE) at the University of Hull where he leads a team investigating the impact and pedagogical potential of digital technologies on learning and in education more generally. His research area explores the affordances of mobile and pervasive computing with a particular focus on teacher education and professional learning. Along with colleagues at the University of Technology, Sydney and Cambridge University (UK) he has pioneered the use of Futures Thinking as a methodological approach to thinking about technological challenges and drivers and the various futures these may afford society. He is currently leading several international research projects focusing on the use of mobile technologies in schools and colleges and recently completed a major Erasmus+ project to create a mobile learning toolkit for teacher educators (www.mobileleanringtoolkit.com). He is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology, Sydney and has previously been invited to Hong Kong University and the University of Macau. Kevin has attracted over £1.5m in competitive grants and awards and was made a National Teaching Fellow by the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) for his work in supporting students and staff in the innovative use of digital technologies. He is the author of over fifty peer-reviewed articles, chapters and publications and, along with colleagues at UTS and the University of Cambridge he has recently co-authored the book ‘Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures: Scenarios, Politics and STEM’ (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811082450)
At the moment we are witnessing the advent of citizen-driven communities which share altruistic values of open and reciprocal knowledge sharing and understand knowledge as a public good, as a commons. All of them emerge around and make use of new technologies such as 3D printing, blockchain or biotechnology. Their processes and interests conflict with those of some established players in the society, for example by striving for affordable or free access to the technologies and/or methodologies for the production of the commons. Starting from a niche, those communities however set up innovation systems which might largely impact how the society will be organised in the future. This keynote looks exemplarily into the principles and processes of knowledge sharing in open design, open biology, and circular plastic revaluation communities and their implications on business models and society.
Patricia Wolf is since September 2018 Professor WSR for Integrative Innovation Management at the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Institute of Marketing and Management, at the Department of Business and Social Sciences of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. She is furthermore Private Lecturer in Knowledge Management at ETH Zurich, Professor in Innovation Management and Future Studies at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and member of the universities’ Future Laboratory CreaLab which she has set up and led from 2011-2018. Patricia's main research topics are open knowledge sharing communities which develop and use use emergent technologies, and their impact on the society.
Educational data analytics are currently a core trend in both Learning Technologies research and Online Education & Training innovations. As, nowadays, university teaching and learning, as well as, professional development is widely offered online and facilitated by digital technologies, Educational Data Literacy competencies are becoming essential to all stakeholders engaged in Online Education and Training, namely, instructional designers, educators and tutors, education leaders. This presentation will discuss this need and present the work of an international University-Industry Consortium (Learn2Analyse) that aims to promote professional development in Educational Data Literacy for Online Education & Training Professionals and Higher Education students, currently funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance Program).
Demetrios Sampson is engaged in teaching and research in the field of Learning Technologies and Digital Learning since 1996. He is the co-author of 345 articles in scientific books, journals, and conferences, and the editor of 15 books, 33 special issues in academic journals and 37 international conference proceedings, with more than 5400 citations. He has received 10 times Best Paper Award in International Conferences on Learning Technologies. He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker/Lecturer in 85 International/National Conferences and/or Postgraduate Programs. He has been director, principal investigator and/or research consultant in 70 Research and Innovation projects with external funding at the range of 16 Million€. He has supervised 155 honors and postgraduate students to successful completion. He has developed and delivers the first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the use of Educational Data Analytics by School Teachers (Analytics for the Classroom Teacher), offered by the edX platform (a Harvard and MIT led global initiative) which has attracted more than 15.000 participants from 160 countries around the world since October 2016. Currently, he leads an international University-Industry Consortium (Learn2Analyse) that promotes professional development in Educational Data Literacy for Online Education & Training Professionals and Higher Education students, co-funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance Program). He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award (July 2012) and named a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society in recognition of his contribution to the field of Learning Technologies. He is also the recipient of the Golden Nikola Tesla Chain Award of the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) for "International outstanding achievements in the field of Engineering Pedagogy" (September 2018).
Speaker: Manuel Gustavo Isaac, University of Barcelona (Spain)
Abstract: We use concepts all the time to manage knowledge in organizations. The quality of our conceptual apparatus thereby crucially determines the quality of our knowledge management, so that: the better our concepts are, the better our knowledge manage- ment will be. Conceptual engineering is the new research program in philosophy that means to provide a method to assess and improve any of our concepts working as such cognitive devices—that is, for the identification of conceptual deficiencies and the elaboration of correlated ameliorative strategies. The purpose of the tutorial ‘Intro- duction to Conceptual Engineering (ICE)’ is to provide a systematic overview of the research program of conceptual engineering, with a focus on its foundational issues and methodological framework. Given the ubiquity of conceptual deficiencies in our knowledge resources, the methodological needs in terms of strategies for facing con- ceptual challenges is of the most urgent relevance for optimally managing knowledge in organizations. The ICE Tutorial will contribute to satisfying these needs and help in solving the correlative problems by providing the audience with a widely applicable ready-to-use method for the cognitive optimization of our conceptual apparatuses.
Speaker: Jeremiah Sullins, Harding University (U.S.A.).
Abstract: For most of the 20th century, an empirical investigation of emotions was neglected. Adding to the body of literature on negative emotions (i.e., confusion and shame), this tutorial will present our experiences exploring: 1) systematic and empirically based methods of inducing one specific self-conscious emotion (shame) to get a better understanding of who and why learners experience shame in an educational context 2) the impact that academic shame has on the learning of complex science topics with the hope that we can better understand students’ experiences of this emotion 3) what role does confusion play in the learning of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) content? 4) which methods of confusion induction are most beneficial for deep learning? and 5) the unique linguistic markers that are associated with student experiences of confusion and academic shame. Immediate applications for education will be discussed.
Speaker: Stefania Marrara, Antonia Azzini, Amir Topalovi, Consorzio per il Trasferimento Tecnologico C2T (Italy)
Abstract: Find Your Doctor (FYD) is the first Job-placement agency in Italy dedicated to PhDs who are leaving the Academia to continue their professional path in compa- nies and organizations. The mission of FYD is to outline the value of the research background as an asset for the development of companies and society as a whole. In this tutorial we provide a survey of the activities that European Organizations are currently proposing to promote PhDs’ careers. Moreover a description of the techniques that are currently employed in recruitment software is presented.
Speaker: Mohamad Firdaus Che Abdul Rani and Vinothini Kasinathan, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (Malaysia)
Abstract: QR Code technology provides a lot of benefits for the techno-literate educator. Besides the fact that most students own smart phones that can read QR Code in seconds, they also often have access to laptops in their educational institution or even at home. Students will not be disturbed by a technology that they have probably used outside educational institution already. On the contrary, they are likely to get excited at the prospect of opening encoded information at the click of a button after solved some questions. QR Code can be used to engage “Digital Native” audience by providing access to thepresentation online resources, get instant feedback and conduct question and answer (Q & A) session during the learning event. These kind of activities are the most common component of learning event and QR Code can improve audience commitment and possibly create better interactions between the presenter and the audience. In this tutorial, we will discuss the usage of QR Code in daily life and how it can be used inside and outside classroom, and design the QR Code based learning contents for non- IT-techno-literate educator.
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited (Proceedings will be published by Springer CCIS series). Full paper and all submissions deadline is
10th December, 2018 10th January, 2019. These papers will undergo an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 12 pages (using the Springer template). All papers are blind reviewed.
IMPORTANT: Please do not include the author(s) information in the FIRST submission of the paper, in order for double-blind review to be carried out.
More information in Springer publication; please see: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).
LTEC 2019 welcomes the submission of papers with reference to the topics listed in the call for papers. 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.
All papers must be formatted according to the Springer template, with a maximum length of 12 pages, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (WORD format) using the Paper Submission Page
Accepted papers will be included in LTEC 2019 Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag (LECTURE NOTES in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).
Authors of selected papers from LTEC will be invited to extend and revise their papers for submission to the special issue of International journal of Learning Technology (IJLT) published by Inderscience.
These rates are valid for KMO & LTEC events under the frame of Conference
In registration for KMO, the registration for co-located event LTEC is included.
Regular and student ticket includes everything: pre-conference tutorials, attendance to KMO and LTEC lectures, conference pack with proceedings, coffee breaks & refreshments, lunches for all three conference days and conference dinner, social events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Post conference tour on Friday is not included.
Students must provide proof of their status with a copy of their student card sent with the registration form. The document has to be presented when collecting the documentation.
A maximum of 12 pages per contribution is allowed. However, it is possible to extend the paper until 4 additional pages by paying an additional fee.
A registered person may present two contributions with one regular fee, but an additional charge is requested on publishing expenses.
Accompanying person will be charged extra 235€.
AC Hotel Zamora, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel (4 stars)
Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, 43, 49029 Zamora, Spain
Zenit Dos Infantas (4 stars)
Cortinas de San Miguel, 3, 49015 Zamora, Spain
Sercotel Horus Zamora (4 stars)
Plaza del Mercado, 20, 49003 Zamora, Spain
+34 980 50 82 82
Hotel Trefacio (2 stars)
Calle Alfonso de Castro, 7, 49014 Zamora, Spain
+34 980 50 91 04
|HOTEL||SINGLE ROOM PRICE PER NIGHT||DOUBLE ROOM PRICE PER NIGHT|
|AC HOTEL ZAMORA****||85,00 €||90,00 €|
|SERCOTEL HORUS ZAMORA****||90,00 €||98,00 €|
|ZENIT DOS INFANTAS****||80,00 €||95,00 €|
|HOTEL TREFACIO **||50,00 €||75,00 €|
Zamora is located in the northwest of Spain, north of Salamanca and very close to the border with Portugal. Its impressive old town is outstanding, and it was declared a historical-artistic quarter in 1973. The city is located on the banks of the Duero River and has fortified parts which add to its charm.
Zamora is known for its Romanesque buildings. It has more than twenty temples and 14 churches in the historic centre, making it the city with the largest number of Romanesque temples in Europe. The most noteworthy features of this heritage are the impressive cathedral (whose dome is decorated with scales), the castle, the walls, the bridge and two palaces. This is an ideal place for anyone who wants to learn about the history of Romanesque architecture. Along with these architectural wonders, we can find a set of modern buildings that make an interesting contrast.
The Easter celebration in Zamora had been proclaimed a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest and visitants are guaranteed to have an enjoyable week.
An interesting fact: Zamora was the first city in the world with global WiFi coverage, through the "Zamora Hot City" project.
Points of Interest in the City:
Zamora is located just 264 km from Madrid, so you can also opt to travel by car. Attendees can follow the route shown on the map, from Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport
You can take the metro (www.metromadrid.es/en) from the airport (T1, T2, T3 and T4) to the to the (Méndez Álvaro) Estación Sur Bus Station. You will have to take Line 8 in the direction of Nuevos Ministerios, at this station you must transfer to Line 6, until you arrive at a station called Méndez Álvaro (From there you will be able to access the Estación Sur Bus Station, which has a direct bus connection to Zamora).
The ticket can be bought at this link: https://booking.avanzabus.com
If you have chosen to fly from Barcelona to Valladolid, there are several ways of getting to Zamora.
You can travel by bus or taxi to get from the Villanubla Airport (Valladolid) to the Valladolid (train or bus station).
Taxi from the airport: has a fixed price of 22 euros. More information about the taxis can be found on this website (https://www.valladolid.com/taxi)
Bus from the airport: you can travel by bus from the airport, the service is provided by the Linecar company and its schedules can be viewed in the following document. Depending on the means of transport you have chosen, you will either arrive at the train station or at the bus station: http://www.linecar.es/horario.pdf
Train from Valladolid (train station) to Zamora: The service is provided by the Renfe company. The duration of the trip is of 75 minutes approximately. You must choose a train called REG EXP, if not you will have to transfer in Segovia. You can buy the tickets on the web page of the Renfe Company (http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/index.html)
Bus from Valladolid (bus station) to Zamora:
The Company that provides this service is called La Regional V.S.A. Its Schedule includes several trips, check it out on this website by introducing the following information:
Origen: VALLADOLID (Estación)
Destino: ZAMORA (Estación de Autobuses)
Y haciendo clic en Ver Ruta Seleccionada