Workshop on New Perspectives and Methodologies in Examining Learning

Welcome, Overview And topics

Dear all,

We hope that you will submit your papers to this workshop (W02 in ICCE2018) on new learning perspectives and methodologies! Details below, and the other tabs.

Feel free to drop us any questions on the workshop.

Warm regards,

Elizabeth, Hyo-Jeong and Michael

Associate Editors, Learning: Research and Practice

Overview and Topics

It is perhaps an understatement to say that the phenomenon of learning is not yet well understood. While the form of formal education that we are currently familiar with may have had only a relatively brief history, learning seems to be such an innate feature of the human condition that we assume it is going on in classrooms and seldom stop to consider what is behind the phenomenon. Recently, new paradigms of thinking about learning as well as innovative methodological approaches have arisen due to technological advancements; these could further open up the black box of learning. For instance, classroom learning analytics that look at connected networks of learning, and that make visible in-situ student collaboration and participation; gaze and motion tracking technology that allows us to look at students’ engagement and gestures as they learn, revealing areas of attention and cognition; and, personalized learning software and tools for customizing learning pathways of diverse learners based on learner interests.

In this workshop, participants will present and discuss papers related to new lenses and methodologies of examining learning brought about by various technological advancements. This workshop shall provide perspectives that address several questions. What new forms and ways of learning are important and/or overlooked? Especially in Asia, are there innovative learning concepts, lenses and/or methods that are particularly insightful to examine the phenomena of learning? What contrasts and commonalities do these paradigms and methodologies of learning provide? Are there possibilities of combining, blending and or subtracting concepts and/or methods to address learning gaps?

Papers from this workshop will be given top priority in a focus issue for the journal Learning: Research and Practice. Through this workshop, we hope to spark rich theoretical and practical discussion on how researchers, educators, and various stakeholders can make sense of the mystery of learning using these new lenses and methodologies.

Basic Themes and Topics (but not restricted to):

  • Gesture computing in education
  • Affective computing in education
  • Classroom learning analytics
  • Big data and dashboards
  • Multi-modal analytics and networks
  • Inquiry-based and flipped learning