Call for Papers

3rd International Workshop on Teaching Analytics (IWTA)



EC-TEL 2013 (http://www.ec-tel.eu/)   

Wednesday, 18-September-2013

Paphos, Cyprus


Purpose and Scope


The core problem that this workshop series on “Teaching Analytics” addresses is that in comparison with most other professionals that work in dynamically changing environments, teachers do not get the information they need for decision making in a timely fashion and in a meaningful and actionable format. Teaching Analytics is conceived as a subfield of learning analytics that focuses on the design, development, evaluation, and education of visual analytics methods and tools for teachers in primary, secondary, and tertiary educational settings. Furthermore, diagnostic data can be collected and needs to be displayed in real-time during a classroom activity or of smaller groups. Teachers’ professional practices with visual analytics methods and tools are a central concern of teaching analytics. Teaching analytics methods and tools aim to develop innovative solutions to assist and augment teachers’ dynamic diagnostic decision-making in the classrooms of the 21st century. An example usage scenario (but not limited to) is the use of teaching analytics methods and tools in high-performance classrooms that are characterized by 1:1 computing, high cognitive density, and big data.

Building on the NEXT-TELL project, the first international workshop on teaching analytics (TAPTA-2012) held at EC-TEL 2012 (http://www.next-tell.eu/tapta/) and the second workshop held at LAK-2013 (http://www.next-tell.eu/iwta-2013/), this workshop explores pedagogical and research approaches to studying teachers’ use of visual analytical techniques and tools. This workshop’s ambitious objective is to jumpstart a new learning analytics research stream on teaching analytics by bringing together learning scientists in different sub-fields such as CSCL, ITS, EDM, researchers in Visual Analytics, and data scientists working with “Big Data” in public institutions and private enterprises. In addition to researchers, we are also targeting teachers at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education to be involved as co-designers and discussants.




For the third workshop, we specifically seek position papers on pedagogical and research approaches to educating and investigating teachers’ needs and use of visual analytical techniques and tools. Other topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Historical and contemporary practices in notations, representations, and  visualizations of classroom activities and student learning
  • Theories and methods for designing and evaluating new notations, representations, and visualizations for teaching analytics
  • Cognitive dimensions of notations for learning and teaching purposes
  • Visual analytics for activity tracking
  • Visual analytics for knowledge tracking
  • Visual analytics for formative vs. summative evaluations
  • Visual analytics for technology enhanced formative assessment
  • Engendering  teachers’ professional vision in high-performance classrooms
  • Synthesis of visual analytics oriented theory and practice in the Learning Sciences, e-Learning, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Educational Data Mining, and Learning Analytics.
  • Technical architectures and technological infrastructure for teaching analytics
  • Instrumentation of classrooms and ecosystems for learning and teaching
  • Critical perspectives on teaching analytics


Please note workshop submissions should be concerned with teachers’ use of visual analytics methods and tools in some shape or form. No requirements are placed on contexts such as high-performance classrooms or big data volumes or real-time decision-making

Author Guidelines:

  • Length & Format: A position paper of maximum six pages formatted using the Springer LNCS template without the Springer Copyright text. http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
  • Relevance and Substance: Ideally, the position paper should address methods for educating and/or researching teachers’ use of visual analytics tools or a topic relevant to the workshop theme on teaching analytics.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your position paper no later than 01-August-2013 by email to iwta@next-tell.eu

Important Dates

  • Submission of Position Papers: 01-August-2013
  • Author Notifications:  19-August-2013
  • Final Versions for Accepted Papers: 02-September-2013
  • Workshop Date: Wednesday, 18-September-2013



Accepted papers will be made available to all via this site and published online as a volume of the CEUR series of workshop proceedings.


Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Ravi Vatrapu, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Susan Bull, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Andreas Breiter, University of Bremen, Germany

Program Committee

  •  Charoula Angeli, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Geneviève Gauthier, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Sean P. Goggins, Drexel University, USA
  • Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Jelte de Jongh, University of London, UK
  • Anouschka van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Paul Libbrecht, Martin Luther University of Halle, Germany
  • Anna Mavroudi, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Carlos Monroy, Rice University, USA
  • Kostas Pantazos, Copenhagen  Business School, Denmark
  • Philip Uys, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway

Contact Information

For further information about the workshop, please contact the organizing committee at iwta@next-tell.eu