Nurturing Lifelong Interest-Driven Creators (IDC) Workshop

-- In conjunction with ICCE 2017 on 4-8 December, 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand


The Interest-Driven Creator (IDC) Initiative is a theoretical synthesis effort undertaken by a group of scholars (i.e., the proposers and the program committee members of this prospective workshop) from the fields of learning technology, learning sciences and educational psychology in Asia. The intention is to co-construct a holistic developmental framework in which students foster their learning interests, capabilities in creation, and learning habits─the three anchored concepts of IDC Theory─with the support of technology.

This workshop aims to provide a platform for the colleagues involved in the initiative to articulate a synthesized theory of IDC as well as for eliciting responses from other scholars. It will be conducted in mini-conference style and apart from invited papers, interested scholars may submit their papers pertaining to nurturing of either learner’s Interest, Creation or Habit with technology. Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings of ICCE 2017.

Topics and paper formats

The workshop will be organized as a mini-conference workshop.

This workshop consists of the following components:

  1. Invited working papers: The scholars involved in the IDC Initiative will collectively submit and present 4-5 working papers that cover various aspects of the IDC Theory. This will serve as a means to prototype the IDC Theory. These papers will be written in conference paper style (either short paper or long paper). Authors of each paper will be given 20 minutes for presentation (including Q&A).
  2. Invited response papers: The IDC Initiative will invite 3-5 international scholars to read the drafts of the invited working papers and submit 2-page response papers. Authors of each paper will be given 5 minutes for presentation.
  3. Open call for papers: Other researchers or students may submit papers pertaining to the IDC Theory to the workshop, which will be subject to peer reviews. Authors of each accepted paper will be given 20 minutes for presentation (including Q&A). We expect to accept no more than 3 papers under this category.
  4. Round table discussion.
  5. Open discussion.

Papers of types (1), (2), and (3) will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Paper formats

full paper (maximum page length: 8-10 pages),

short paper (maximum page length: 5-6 pages), and

poster (maximum page length: 2-3 pages).

Paper template file


Paper submission

This workshop invites submissions of conceptual or empirical papers on the investigations or nurturing of learners’ interests OR creative activities OR habits, in the context of formal or informal learning, with (or without) the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The authors may either frame their papers according to the IDC Theory or offer alternative interpretations on Interest/Creation/Habit in order to stimulate discussion. The scope of the call for papers will cover but not be limited to:

  • Theoretical/conceptual reviews on Interest, Creation and/or Habit in learning
  • Design of technological/learning environments and/or pedagogies to promote and optimize Interest, Creation and/or Habit in learning
  • Roles and development of teachers and/or parents in facilitating Interest, Creation and/or Habit in learning
  • Evaluation or measurement of learners’ Interest, Creation and/or Habit in learning (e.g., questionnaire studies)
  • Community and cultural aspects of Interest, Creation and/or Habit in learning (e.g., collaborative learning, identity formation, etc.)

Please submit your paper by sending email to

Workshop organizers

  • Ben Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Jon Mason, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • Yanjie Song, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Lung-Hsiang Wong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Submission deadline for workshop papers: August 18, 2017
  • Acceptance notification of workshop papers: September 8, 2017
  • Final camera-ready version due for workshop papers: September 15, 2017

Program Committee Members

Tak-Wai CHAN, National Central University, Taiwan

Maiga CHANG, Athabasca University, Canada

Zhi-Hong CHEN, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Hercy CHENG, Central China Normal University, China

Siu Cheung KONG, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Calvin LIAO, Central China Normal University, China

Chen-Chung LIU, National Central University, Taiwan

Su Luan WONG, Universiti Putra, Malaysia

Fu-Yun YU, National Chengkung University, Taiwan