Full Day Workshops - $125 - Sunday, June 18

Half Day Workshops - $75 - Monday, June 19

Detailed information regarding each workshop can be found by clicking on the linked titles below. If not provided here, application instructions can be found on the linked page.


Full Day Workshops

Sunday, June 18


Digitally-Mediated Design Thinking in CSCL Environments

Organizers: Jonan Phillip Donaldson, Amanda Barany, Brian K. Smith

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/digitally-mediated-design-thinking

The Ideation Process, as part of design thinking processes such as the Stanford d.school model and the design firm IDEO model, typically involves the collaborative generation of a large number of potential solutions to a problem on sticky notes, placing them on the wall, and then engaging in analogical and synthetic thinking by reorganizing them into meaningful patterns. This collaborative process has been proven useful when participants are physically present, yet difficult to effectively replicate in digitally-mediated environments. This workshop aims to engage researchers, designers, and practitioners from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the design thinking process towards the development of innovative ways to translate the Ideation Process into digitally-mediated, computer-supported collaborative learning environments.


Mobile Computing in CSCL: A Hands-On Tutorial on the ARIS Game Design Platform

Organizers: Breanne Litts, Stephanie Benson, Whitney Lewis, Chase Mortensen, Utah State University

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/mobile-computing-in-cscl

In this session, participants will engage in a hands-on, tool-focused tutorial to gain tangible experience using ARIS (arisgames.org) as a CSCL tool to teach computational thinking. ARIS is an augmented reality and interactive storytelling platform with which non-programmers can design and develop their own location-based, interactive games or stories. We seek to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate and implement ARIS in their particular learning environments with a particular focus on new ways to obtain computational thinking skills.


Synthesizing CSCL Perspectives on the Theory, Methods, Design, and Implementation of Future Learning Spaces

Organizers: Julia Eberle, Yotam Hod

Apply Here: https://docs.google.com/a/edtech.haifa.ac.il/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsOHqcQjVDQIpsqtSHUugzN1lA3hzejmkoqCm5z9tGTAmkmw/viewform

The goal of the workshop is to advance conceptualizations of and research in Future Learning Spaces. It is part of a broader international effort, to energize and cross-fertilize what is currently a fragmented albeit exciting area of research. We warmly invite researchers and practitioners in all domains who are actively researching, are interested in researching, or want to learn more about innovations in the theory and design of Future Learning Spaces. This includes physical, online, and hybrid spaces; as well as those in formal and informal settings, across all age groups.


Tools for Understanding Embodied Cognition in Integrated STEM Learning

Organizers: Caro Williams–Pierce, Candance Walkington, David Landy, Robb Lindgren, Sharona Levy, Mitchell Nathan, Dor Abrahamson

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/enabling-embodied-stem-learning

Theories of embodied cognition push against traditional views of learning in ways that can both support and reveal learning by populations otherwise underserved. In particular, we focus on Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL by sharing with the CSCL community our varied approaches for designing learning contexts that provide diverse students body-based entry points to STEM content. In our pursuit, we recognize that learning can often be facilitated and demonstrated in ways other than through the traditional method of spoken and written sign systems (e.g., gesture). Based upon our participants’ intellectual needs and desires, this workshop offers hands-on and immediately relevant activities involving embodied cognition and STEM.


Half Day Workshops

Monday, June 19


Emergent Practices and Material Conditions in Tablet-mediated Collaborative Learning and Teaching

Organizers: Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Isa Jahnke, Crina Damsa, Miguel Nussbaum, Roger Säljö

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/tablet-mediated-collaborative-learning

This half-day workshop aims specifically at accounting for emergent practices in tablet-mediated collaborative learning and teaching, with a particularly focus on the material conditions that constitute such practices. More specifically, three goals structure this workshop: a) to identify how tablets configure teaching and learning practices, b) to analyze the material conditions of tablet-mediated teaching and learning practices, specifying the methods or analytical concept applied, c) to conceptualize the entanglement of material and behavioral/social aspects of learning and teaching practices mediated by tablets.


EPCAL: Computer-supported Collaboration at Scale

Organizers: Jiangang Hao, Lei Liu, Jessica Andrews, Diego Zapata-Rivera, Alina vonDavier, Art Graesser

Apply Here: https://sites.google.com/site/epcalcscl2017

Most of the existing studies on collaborative learning and assessments are designed to reveal important aspects or patterns of collaboration based on small samples of participants . The items/tasks used in these studies are generally not standardized. The convenience sample and the non-standardized items/tasks often lead to questions of possible bias and reproducibility of the findings . The goal of this workshop is to promote consensus on “standardized” practices for large-scale studies of computer-supported collaboration. In this workshop, we introduce the EPCAL platform to the participants via a set of hands-on collaborative learning/assessment activities. Participants will team up in dyads or triads on the EPCAL platform to complete these tasks collaboratively. We will facilitate discussions on common challenges and solutions regarding designing collaborative learning and assessment environments and how the EPCAL platform can be used to support various needs of such designs.


Establishing a Foundation for Collaborative Process Evaluation and Adaptive Support in CSCL

Organizers: Cynthia D’Angelo, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Marcela Borge, Alyssa Wise, Bodong Chen

Apply Here: https://cpeas-cscl.github.io

Do you have questions about how collaborative learning data can be used as input to instructional decision making or adaptive support? About how models of collaboration can be used to decide what data is important and technically tractable? The goal of this half-day workshop is to provide opportunities for interactive knowledge sharing and discussions on these issues. Participants will be asked to code two short datasets prior to the workshop in preparation using either their own coding approach or select from a collection that will be provided by the conference organizers. These will then be used as a context to discuss issues central to the workshop topic.


Publishing in the Learning Sciences: A Journal Writers’ Workshop

Organizer: Mitchell Nathan

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/publishing-journal-writers-workshop

CSCL 2017 will offer a half-day workshop on June 19, 2017 that focuses on mentoring for writing publishable research reports in Learning Sciences. Mentors will be drawn from among the editors of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) journals, the International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL), and The Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS). As editors, we recognize a need to build capacity within our community for writing and to support the growth of a writing culture in ISLS. The goal is to develop a mentoring relationship around writing that can extend beyond the workshop. We expect up to 20 participants who will work with 10 mentors in one-on-one and triad activities, as well as whole-group discussions with peers and journal editors. The workshop will end with an Editors’ Panel that is open to the entire membership. This will be followed immediately by the New Members’ Workshop, when the traditional editor’s panel will be held. All workshop participants are invited to attend that as well.


Reflections and Discussions about NAPLeS Learning Resources for the Learning Sciences

Organizers: Freydis Vogel, Frank Fischer, Yotam Hod, Kris Lund, Daniel Sommerhoff

Registration URL: https://www.isls.org/reflections-developments-naples-resources

The NAPLeS initiative within the International Society of the Learning Sciences has already created and collected a great amount of learning resources that involve more than 50 webinars and their recordings, syllabi collections and more than 100 video recordings and interviews with influential learning scientists. Now it is time to look back and reflect upon what has already been achieved and how well the learning resources are already incorporated into teaching the Learning Sciences in the various Learning Sciences programs that are members of NAPLeS. It is also time to take a CSCL perspective on these resources and think about how learning resources could look like for diverse learners all over the world by implementing computer-supported collaborative learning.



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