The development of advanced information technologies has opened up new opportunities in the area of computer supported learning environments. A key aspect of this work lies within the fact that students can access learning material at any time and any places. As a result of such convenience, a wide range of people have begun using computer supported learning environments for supporting instruction. Thus, it is important to ensure that such computer supported learning environments can accommodate diverse students’ needs.
To address this issue, it is necessary to incorporate personalization into the development of computer supported learning environments. Personalization is acknowledged as a useful approach to develop added value services in computer supported learning environments. It can help students with different characteristics, backgrounds and needs to get different types of content presentation and navigation support. In this context, a deep understanding of personalization is essential for the development of computer supported learning environments.
While acknowledging the essentiality of personalization, the importance of incorporating an element of collaboration during the process so that students can contribute to each other’s learning has become prevalent in educational practice with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies. Thus, issues on how to address these two aspects simultaneously if desirable, or at different learning stages to create optimal learning space and experience for involved learners are the focus of this workshop. In sum, this proposed workshop addresses two core aspects in computer supported learning environments—personalization and collaboration. The workshop provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of knowledge and ideas from researchers in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area. We hope that the implications of findings of each work presented in this workshop can be used to improve the development of Computer-Supported Personalized and Collaborative Learning environments.
The topics discussed in this workshop will cover a wide range of topics on the captioned workshop. In particular, topics of interest may focus on, but are not restricted to:
1. Collaborative mobile learning
2. Collaborative online game-based learning
3. Emerging technologies supporting collaborative learning in online space
4. Group composition and group dynamics in computer-supported collaborative learning
5. Human Factors
6. Individual trait and ergonomics
7. Learning analytics for understanding computer-supported personalized and collaborative learning
8. One-to-one tutoring
9. Personalized game-based learning
10. Self-directed learning
Short biographies of the workshop organizer:
Dr. Sherry Y. Chen is currently a Chair Professor at Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University, Taiwan, China, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University, UK.
Dr. Gwo-Haur Hwang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Networking and System Administration, Ling Tung University, Taichung, Taiwan, China.
Dr. Harry Jen-Hang Wang is a Post-Doctor at Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University, Taiwan , China.
Dr. Fu-Yun Yu is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Education, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China.
Dr. Robin Chiu-Pin Lin is currently the Professor and the chair of the Graduate Institute of Human Resources and eLearning Technology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, China.
Submission deadline: March 26, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 10, 2017
Final version deadline: April 20, 2017
Author's registration deadline: April 23, 2017
Please submit your paper by e-mail to Dr. Gwo-Haur Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Only MS-Word files are accepted.