07.12.17 - Monday December the 11th, 11:00, RLC D1 661

Supporting teachers as designers: Patterns, architectures and environments

Abstract: Design and orchestration of CSCL educational scenarios is still a challenge for teachers and instructional designers. Conceptual and technological support to teachers as designers is essential for a sustainable, effective and efficient adoption of innovative pedagogical approaches in increasing complex technology-enhanced learning ecosystems. This talk presents an overview of patterns, software architectures and environments that support design for learning, drawn from proposals made by the GSIC/EMIC group, together with illustrative examples. Finally, we discuss some issues regarding effective orchestration actions and pedagogical interventions based on learning analytics and aligned with the design of the educational scenarios.

Bio: Dr. Yannis Dimitriadis ( is Professor of Telematics Engineering and ex Dean of the School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Valladolid, Spain. He is also the coordinator of the GSIC/EMIC research group, an inter-disciplinary group, integrating 20 researchers and practitioners from the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Pedagogy. His research interests include learning design, design patterns and the conceptual and technological support to the orchestration of computer-supported collaborative learning processes. He has participated in more than 55 competitive research projects on technology-enhanced learning, such as the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence in technology enhanced learning, Sharetec, Metis, EEE or Reset. He has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers, 50 of them indexed in ISI-JCR ( Dr. Dimitriadis is currently visiting the CHILI lab at EPFL, as part of his sabbatical year project (after University of Edinburgh and before Berkeley), working on how we can support design for learning analytics in order to perform meaningful orchestration or redesign actions on a given script (learning design, graph).

Source:Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction