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Workshop on Language technology and text-technological methods for E-Learning

Program

Here you can find a detailed schedule of the workshop program.

Call for Papers

We invite contributions for the Workshop on "Language technology and text-technological methods for E-Learning" to be held as a post-conference workshop on the 8th of September 2010 at Konvens 2010 (6th to 8th of September 2010, Saarbrücken, Germany).

This workshop tries to bring together participants from all involved fields, either academic or non-university. We especially invite contributions dealing with the generation, modeling or retrieval of flexible learning objects, learning scenarios, or learning sequences, but also contributions dealing with E-Learning as a research question included in but not limited to the following application fields:

  • (Intelligent) Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • NLP methods in E-Learning applications (e.g. Assessment and Feedback, Generation of Content, Tests, Glossaries or the like)
  • Ontologies in the context of E-Learning
  • Linguistic corpora as a resource for E-Learning
  • User generated content in the context of E-Learning

Theme and Scope

The relevance of E-Learning has grown in the past ten years, both in academic and non-university environments. While most of the efforts done in the first decade concentrated on the creation of E-Learning platforms (Learning Management Systems), a second aspect, which became relevant during the last five years, was research on the didactic part of E-Learning, trying to locate a place for the technically enhanced learning scenarios in the wider range of learning in general.

For theses reasons often only Computer Science and Educational Science are meant as academic disciplines that drive the innovation, it is a fact that in addition Computational Linguistics and Text Technology are playing an important role, too. Examples of activities of both disciplines are ICALL, CALL and other NLP-related tasks and methods used in E-Learning applications, as well as the use of linguistic corpora for E-Learning, and E-Learning-related standards and specifications (e.g. IEEE LOM, SCORM, IMS Learning Design). Although research in these fields is often followed separately from each other, both research perspectives on E-Learning share two global tasks: 1. The implementation of adaptive and personalized learning, 2. the (semi-)automation of generating and retrieving learning objects, tests, glossaries or the like. The first task is either accomplished in the framework of ICALL and the use of NLP-methods (Computational Linguistics and Computer Science), or by adopting standards and specifications like SCORM, IMS Simple Sequencing or IMS Learning Design (Text Technology). With regard to the second task, computational linguists often rely amongst others on machine learning techniques or statistical methods, while Text Technology often focus on the step further ahead: the modeling of sustainable learning content using text-technological methods and tools (such as markup languages, open corpora or user generated content), which may be both automatically recombined and retrieved on the basis of the information provided by their annotation.

This workshop tries to bring together participants from all involved fields, either academic or non-university. We especially invite contributions dealing with the generation, modeling or retrieval of flexible learning objects, learning scenarios, or learning sequences, but also contributions dealing with E-Learning as a research question included in but not limited to the following application fields:

  • (Intelligent) Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • NLP methods in E-Learning applications (e.g. Assessment and Feedback, Generation of Content, Tests, Glossaries or the like)
  • Ontologies in the context of E-Learning
  • Linguistic corpora as a resource for E-Learning
  • User generated content in the context of E-Learning

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission (extended abstract or full paper): May 23, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2010
  • Workshop: September 8, 2010
  • Camera-ready full Paper due: October 16, 2010

Organisers

  • Maik Stührenberg
  • Maja Bärenfänger

Program Committee

  • Delphine Bernhard (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)
  • Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
  • Henning Lobin (Universität Gießen)
  • Cerstin Mahlow (Universität Zürich)
  • Michael Piotrowski (Universität Zürich)
  • Fridolin Wild (Open University)
  • Magdalena Wolska (Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken)

Invited Speakers

  • Iryna Gurevych (TU Darmstadt)
  • Erik Duval (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Submissions

Contributions should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts (not longer than 4 pages, including bibliography and figures). As the review process will be anonymous, your submission must not contain the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), or other indications of the author(s) identity. Each submission will be blind reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

The workshop languages are English and German. We encourage the submission of contributions in English. Submission should be done via EasyChair by May 23, 2010.

Accepted papers will be published in the form of full papers (not longer than 10 pages) in a special issue of the Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (JLCL). Full papers should be submitted by October 16, 2010. For style sheets and templates both for LaTeX and Word visit here

If you need further information please don't hesitate to contact either Maik Stührenberg (maik DOT stuehrenberg AT uni-bielefeld DOT de) or Maja Bärenfänger (maja DOT baerenfaenger AT germanistik DOT uni-giessen DOT de).

Important Note

Authors of accepted papers must register as participants for KONVENS 2010, even if they intend to participate in the workshop only. Additional fees for the Workshop are 5 EUR.

Download the Call for Papers pdf

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