Berlin, Germany / Grenoble, France. Kaleidoscope today announced the programme for its 2007 Symposium. Europe's leading research network in the field of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) will host the event from November 26 to 27 at the Hotel InterContinental in Berlin, Germany.
The Kaleidoscope 2007 Symposium is the only international forum this year that brings together Europe’s leading scientists in the field of technology-enhanced learning with a diverse set of stakeholders including policy makers, industry representatives, and end-users. At the two-day event participants will discuss the latest developments and future research priorities relating to the use of technology in learning. The symposium serves to demonstrate the impact, excellence, key synergies, and value of research in the field. The agenda is available online at http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org/group/symposium/program/.
World-renowned experts Prof. Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Francesc Pedró, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France, will open the event with keynote presentations.
On the first day, Kaleidoscope researchers will present, exhibit, and demonstrate the tangible outcomes of the unique activities undertaken over the last four years. Sessions will cover areas such as mobile, inquiry, and collaborative learning, as well as the use of design patterns and trails in learning. A focus will be set on a range of crucial issues and potential solutions, from new needs arising in work-place learning to the challenges concerning setting scientific quality criteria for TEL research. The first day will be concluded by Sten Ludvigsen, Scientific Manager of the Kaleidoscope Network, presenting a keynote entitled “Learning across Sites: Crossing Boundaries with Digital Resources”.
Prof. Frank Fischer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, Dr. Vanda Luengo, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, and Prof. Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab, London, UK, kick off the symposium’s second day. Their keynotes will tackle current issues relating to research in the technology-enhanced learning field and provide the framework for a range of discussion sessions with researchers and stakeholder representatives. These highly interactive discussions will focus on the relevance of research activities to the needs of stakeholders, ways to improve communication of research priorities and suggestions for enhancing the impact of research.
In an adjoining exhibition area, the multidisciplinary research teams will showcase their activities through hands-on demonstrations and poster displays, as well as make available copies of reports, best practices, resource guides and other research outcomes.
A limited number of places at the symposium are still available, and individuals interested in attending can apply online at