Learning and teaching are both undergoing profound changes. To learn anywhere and anytime, learners need little more than a mobile device with online access. Learning resources are ubiquitous, and collaborative learning is easier than ever thanks to online access. Although the boundaries between formal and informal learning are becoming increasingly blurred, we know from theory and practice that the mere provision of technology has only limited benefits. Both teachers and learners must utilize the technologies correctly, and this requires a coherent didactic concept. When integrating technologies, the context and requirements of the particular teaching/learning scenarios need to be taken into account. Seamless learning addresses issues that may occur when knowledge or skills are transferred from the original learning context (e.g., that of higher education) to an application context (e.g., the workplace) or another learning context. Transfer from a learning situation to its areas of application, or to an educational situation based on it, may affect accessibility, and the concept of seamless learning takes this issue into account. It supports cross-contextual learning by providing a framework to address technological and didactic challenges. The ultimate goal is to enable lifelong, seamless learning across educational contexts.
Researchers and practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit their contributions and findings and present them to an expert audience for discussion.
Contributions could, for example, relate to the following non-exhaustive list of subject areas:
- Theoretical foundation as well as implementation projects involving seamless learning
- Educational technologies promoting inclusivity and breaking down barriers of accessibility.
- Innovative, digitally supported forms of teaching and learning
- Innovative systems, technologies, infrastructures, architectures, and user interfaces for educational technologies.
- Interoperability, standards, and organizational development.
- Processes and effects of educational technologies in organizations.
- Virtual reality and augmented reality.
- Learning analytics and educational data mining.
- Adaptive learning, teaching, and testing.
- E-assessment and feedback.
- Open educational resources.
- Cultural and international factors of educational technologies.
- New forms of scientific communication and knowledge transfer.
- New forms of knowledge production; digital science.
Gutachterinnen und Gutachter
- Helga Bechmann, Multimedia Kontor Hamburg
- Claudia Bremer, GMW
- Claudia de Witt, FernUniversität in Hagen
- Markus Deimann, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
- Reinhild Fengler, ZHAW
- Ilka Goetz, Universität Potsdam
- Jörg Hafer, Universität Potsdam
- Klaus Himpsl-Gutermann, Pädagogische Hochschule Wien
- Fabienne Javet, ZHAW
- Alexander Kiy, University of Potsdam
- Thomas Koehler, TU Dresden, Medienzentrum
- Martina Mauch, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
- Claude Müller Werder, ZHAW
- Jörg Neumann, TU Dresden
- Jana Riedel, TU Dresden
- Sophia Rost, Universität Potsdam
- Ronny Röwert, Technische Universität Hamburg
- Mandy Schiefner-Rohs, TU Kaiserslautern
- Sandra Schön, Forum Neue Medien in der Lehre Austria
- Marlen Schumann, Universität Potsdam
- Thomas Strasser, PH Wien
- Sven Strickroth, Universität Potsdam
- Angelika Thielsch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
- Jan Vanvinkenroye, Universität Stuttgart
- Klaus Wannemacher, HIS-Institut für Hochschulentwicklung in Hannover
- Anja Wipper, TU Berlin
Dates and Deadlines
April 11, 2020
Submission of all contribution formats
08. Mai 2020
Notification of acceptance for all submissions
29. Mai 2020
Submission of printed versions (for the conference proceedings (all submission formats) )
8. Juni 2020
Anmeldebeginn (Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl)
17 August 2020
Deadline for online registrations (We regret that walk-in registration is not possible)
24. – 26. August 2020
GMW 2020 Annual Conference