Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2012
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We are pleased to announce the 8th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning, to take place from Monday, May 21st to Friday May 25th, 2012. Pre-summer school activities are organized all day on Sunday, May 20th.The summer school aims to encourage participants to adopt a critical stance in thinking about the role of technologies in providing opportunities for learners and the potential of these opportunities in terms of learning.
The summer school aims to encourage participants to adopt a critical stance in thinking about the role of technologies in providing opportunities for learners and the potential of these opportunities in terms of learning.
The summer school provides a learning environment where participants get opportunities to: develop their research skills; increase their knowledge base; collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas; engage in debate; have access to experts in the field; and discuss their own work.
The programme will include lectures from a broad range of domains which contribute to advancing the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. TEL research projects are encouraged to provide students with a perspective of the state-of-the-art research under study in their working groups. The programme will also include practical and methodological workshops and opportunities for doctoral candidates to develop their personal research. Students will have opportunities to present and discuss their doctoral work.
Applications should be submitted online before Thursday, March 1st, 2012: Application Form.
Applicants will be required to submit:
- a CV outlining their educational background and work experience (maximum one page);
- a letter of motivation, explaining why they want to participate in the Summer School (maximum one page);
- a letter of support from their PhD advisor, which should include a statement of the level of support the institution is able to supply.
Applicants requiring financial support for participation should explicitly mention it in their motivation letter, briefly explaining their circumstances. It is expected that applicants working on research projects which are able to fund them will not apply for financial support. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 PhD students.
In order to increase social contacts among the summer school participants, the programme includes several social events. A variety of sport activities will also be offered to the summer school participants. A cultural excursion is organised on the Sunday preceding the summer school.