ECEL Future and Past

If you would be interested in hosting ECEL, please read the hosting document and contact Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, for more information.

Hosted by:

University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Berlin (HTW) Berlin Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) Wilhelminenhofstr. 75A
12459 Berlin Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 5019 0

28 - 30 October 2020


The Electronic Proceedings from ECEL are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase:

      • Printed Version - £55 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ECEL Conferences

Winners at ECEL 2020

Best PhD Paper

Re-examining the Theory of Transactional Distance Through the Narratives of Postgraduate Online Distance Learners
Stapleford Katharine and Kyungmee Lee, Lancaster University, UK

Joint Poster Winners

How to Produce and Aquire Regional KNowledge Digitally and in Print: Conceptualisation of the RegioDiff-Project
Paleczek Lisa, University of Graz, Austria

Monsters in the Classroom? How to promote gamification readiness of educators
Fischer Helge, Corinna Lehmann, Matthias Heinz, TU Dresden, Germany

Competition Winners

Competition Photos

1st place

Lab/Skill based learning under COVID-19
Ekkehard Altenburger, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR

Joint Runners-Up

Learning to Improve Quality of Teacher Education: Collaboration in Digital Infrastructure, Data and Visualisation
Michele Haynes, Claire Wyatt-Smith, Andrew Smith, Alex Chen, Melanie Spallek, Chantelle Day and Lenore Adie, Australian Catholic University

 V-PAL (Video-based Peer Practice among Language Teachers)
Anne Charlotte Petersen, VIFIN, Denmark Nicolai Seest, & Learning, Lucas Lundbye Cone, Aarhus University and Eva Heesen, AEWB

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:               

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch, HTW Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Tilo Wendler, HTW Berlin, Germany

Programme Chair: 

Martin Steinicke, HTW Berlin, Germany

Key Note Speakers:   

Prof. Alf Inge Wang,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Does Game-based Learning Really Work?

Professor Mandla Makhanya, University of South Africa
This is the Time for Universities to make Blended Learning a Strategic Dimension for their Future.

Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the hosts: University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany along with assistance provided by the Conference and Programme Chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference. Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that the overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback.

Previous ECEL Conferences

ECEL 2019

Winners at ECEL 2019

Poster Winner

Blended Learning Sessions to Improve Job Interview Skills
Michiko Toyama and Yoshitaka Yamazaki

Competition Winners

1st Place:
Transforming Professional Learning with Mobile Technologies
Kevin Burden, Matthew Kearney and Sandy Schuck 

2nd Place:
Team Up!: The use of Student Teams in Online or Large Hybrid  Classes Improves Course Outcomes
Melody Neumann

3rd Place:
YoTeach! A Backchannel Chat App with Machine Learning for Symbol and Math Handwriting Recognition for use in STEM and non-STEM Subjects
Fridolin Sze Thou Ting, Ronnie H. Shroff, Wai Hung Lam and Lok Won

Hosted by:

Aalborg Universitet København
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 2450
Copenhagen SV

7 -8 November 2019

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:   
Mie Buhl, Bente Meyer and Rikke Ørngreen, Aalborg University Copenhagen.

Key Note Speakers:
Dr Anthony 'Skip' Basiel
An Interactive Exploration of Higher Education (HE) Pedagogy Using Game Design Features and Technologies: Towards Next Generation Webinar Learning.

Mie Buhl, Bente Meyer and Rikke Ørngreen, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
Does IT work? Investigating factors at play in e-learning research.

ECEL 2018

Hosted by:

University of West Attica
Athens, Greece

1 - 2 November 2018

Winners at ECEL 2018

PhD Winner:
Computational Thinking and Online Learning: A Systematic Literature Review
Colette Kirwan, Eamon Costello and Enda Donlon, Dublin City University, Ireland

Poster Winner:
Digital Badges: Achievement-based recognition beyond assessment
Zian Ser, Tan and Nurhanim Hassan, Taylor's University, Malaysia

e-Learning Awards

1st place:
Fashion Students Choose how to Learn
Michaella Cavanagh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

2nd place:
Presentation inControl (iControl)
Lew Sook Ling, et al., Multimedia University, Malaysia

3rd place:
Live-Teaching and Live-Learning with alfaview®: Creating  an Economical, Ecological and Social Shift with Live e-Learning
Nico  Fostirpoulos, Vaia Rapti and Armin Schweinfurth, alfatraining, Germany 

Conference Executives

Conference Chair/Co-Chairs:    
Prof. Klimis Ntalianis, Athens University of Applied Sciences

Programme Co-Chairs
Prof. Antonios Andreatos, Hellenic Air Force Academy and Prof (Mrs) Cleo Sgouropoulou, Athens University of Applied Sciences

Key Note Speakers:
Prof. Michalis Xenos, University of Patras
Everything is blended learning

Dr. Anastassios (Tassos) Mikropoulos, University of Ioannina
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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ECEL 2017

Hosted by:

Porto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP)
Porto, Portugal

26 - 27 October 2017

Winners at ECEL 2017

Best PhD Paper :
Engagement Driven Massive Online Learning Environment: A Heutagogy-Based MOOC (hMOOC)
Nikoletta Agonács and João Filipe Matos, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Best Poster:
Videos & Learning Strategies – Screencasts as Participatory Tools in Study
Jacob Christensen , Miloud Yousfi, Michael Jensen and Henriette Vognsgaard, University College Lillebaelt, Denmark and Bente Meyer, Aalborg University, Denmark

Competition Winners

1st Place:
Online Experiential Learning: Bringing the Complexities of the Courtroom to the Classroom
Karen Miner-Romanoff

2nd Place
The Global Teenager Project: from Learner to Leader.
Bob Hofman, Manon van Herwijnen, Anita Townsend, Lisa-Marie Colllimore, Dwayne Pare and Steve Joordens

3rd Place:
Supporting Student Projects Through Feedback from Transnational Peers and Industry Experts in a Mixed-Reality Immersive Environment
Sasha Nikolic, Christian H.Ritz and Peter J. Vial