Call for the local organisation of the next Alpine Rendez-Vous 2009

December 17, 2009

Lena Hofmann »
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After a great Alpine Rendez-Vous in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we are now looking for a team that takes over the local organisation for the next Rendez-Vous 2011.

More information are available in the Call that can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.stellarnet.eu/programme/wp3/rendez-vous/.

Mobile Alps

December 11, 2009

Fridolin Wild »
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Context-aware modeling.Participants at our ‘Education in the wild’ workshop last week at the STELLAR Alpine Rendez-Vous in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, explored their creative side, during its ‘Future Technology Workshop’ session. Here, we asked them to envisage current and future, activities and technologies, through a series of structured activities that took them through ‘imagineering’, modelling their ideas with craft materials and even creating adverts for potential customers.

The other parts of the workshop asked presenters to share examples of good practice and also invited contributions to a debate that asked the question ‘does location-based contextual mobile learning lead to shallower learning?’

It was a thoroughly enjoyable event that brought together researchers from across the EU and North America to discuss critical issues surrounding location-based mobile learning. A full report from the workshop will be available in Spring 2010.

First call for applicants for the Doctoral Mobility Programme

December 10, 2009

Chris Valentine »
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Are you a doctoral candidate with an interest in Technology Enhanced Learning? If so, do you know that there is an exchange programme in place? You may be able to get funding to visit another research institute!

What is STELLAR?
The STELLAR Network of Excellence, supported by the European Commission, is about strengthening networks and building research capacity in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

What is the Doctoral Mobility Programme?
The mobility programme aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between doctoral and researchers within the field of Technology Enhance Learning. The programme includes a two-month visit to a host site to conduct research which is clearly linked to the STELLAR Grand Challenges and the associated research questions.

Funding
A Scholarship of up to €1,000 will be granted to 10 top-ranked applicants to support travel and accommodation expenses. In addition, one Excellence Award of €800 will be given based on evaluation of the merit of the participant’s work.

Procedure and Time tables
Visit the following STELLAR web page for more details and application forms: http://www.stellarnet.eu/instruments/doctoral_consortium/mobility_programme

Publication of 1st call: 08/12/2009
Deadline for submission of applications: 15/01/2010
An evaluation stage, including possible interview with hosts, will take place during January. Acceptance will be announced by the beginning of February.