1st Workshop on Visualisation and Ambient Displays for Learning

Today we are running the "1st International Workshop on Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques"

Abstract: Visualization techniques have been researched as a way to help people deal with the abundance of information. It makes use of the principles in Gestalt Theory that explains the human visual capacity, such as proximity, similarity, continuity, symmetry, closure and relative size. They rely on the design of effective and efficient interactive visual representations that users can manipulate to solve specific tasks themselves. This approach is especially useful when a person does not know what questions to ask about the data or when (s)he wants to ask better, more meaningful questions. At the same time displays have become a pervasive part of our environment in various manifestations. While they were traditionally used to (mainly visually) present information they also become more and more important as interfaces to access and interact with digital information. Following these developments, researchers have recently started to exploit the potential of ambient displays for learning purposes, research cognitive effects, and promote the interaction of learners with their environment."



13:00 Welcome

13:15 Ambient Displays to Support Supervised Collaborative Learning – Hamed Alavi and Pierre Dillenbourg

13:45 A first approach to “Learning Dashboards” in formal learning contexts – Dominique Verpoorten, Marcus Specht and Wim Westera

14:15 Mapping the European TEL Project Landscape Using Social Network Analysis and Advanced Query Visualization – Michael Derntl, Dominik Renzel and Ralf Klamma

14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 Suggestable, suggesting books in libraries — Bram Vandeputte, Michaël Vanderheeren and Erik Duval

15:30 The problems with visualizations and the need for visualisation literacy research — Kamakshi Rajagopal, Wolfgang Reinhardt and Riina Vuorikari

16:00 Group work: "Defining a Research Agenda for ADVTEL" (1 hour) + Groups presentation

17:30 Wrap up: How to proceed from here, Proceedings, …

18:00 Closure


We are looking forward to interesting presentations and a fruitful discussion. If you have any questions or remarks regarding the workshop or the program, please do not hesitate to contact us. You find all information about the workshop on our website: https://sites.google.com/site/advtel2011/

The twitter hashtag for the workshop is #advtel2011



* Joris Klerkx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
* Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
* Eelco Herder, L3S
* Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen
* Fridolin Wild, KMi, The Open University
* Till Nagel, FH Potsdam
* Marcus Specht, Open Universiteit Nederland
* Marco Kalz, Open Universiteit Nederland
* Dirk Börner, Open Universiteit Nederland