(Text from the original announcement at the web of the TIDE research group, here)
1st EATEL/ECTEL Workshop on the “Profession” in Technology-Enhanced Learning: Open Science
4th Sep. 2018, afternoon (see within ECTEL schedule)
Dr. Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Stian Håklev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
as an inititive of EATEL, the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning
see also EATEL Webinars - Series "The Profession": Webinar 1 “Open Science in Technology-Enhanced Learning”
The European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL) seeks to drive community discussion that can help to maintain high standards of research quality and professionalism in the domain of TEL. In this line, EATEL has initiated a Webinar series on “The Profession” (http://ea-tel.eu/). This workshop complements this online initiative, offering a face-to-face space for knowledge and experience sharing around overarching aspects related to the TEL research profession. These overarching aspects will consider important challenges for our field that are derived from its own nature (e.g. interdisciplinarity) and from key issues in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) (Strand et al, 2015). These RRI issues go from gender and diversity equality and inclusion, to public engagement, sustainability, ethics, and open science. The topic chosen for the first edition of the Webinar series and workshop is “Open Science as it applies to TEL”. Open Science is a critical issue considered by the research community at large, including our TEL community (see Statement of Open Science by EC-TEL this year, following the lead of other conferences of the community).
Open Science goes beyond Open Access, which focuses on access to and preservation of scientific information. The ongoing phenomenon of Open Science promotes on the one hand, transparent and frequent updates of research progress; and other other hand, reproducible, accurate and verifiable research (Winfield, 2014), bringing benefits for the individual researchers, the research community and the society.
Like other fields, TEL research suffers from problems such as challenges to replicate (Beardsley et al, 2018), validity, publication bias, and high costs of access to publications (van der Zee & Reich, 2018). There are several initiatives that aim to change closed and nontransparent approaches to research. van der Zee & Reich (2018) discuss that it is possible to engage in “Open Educational Science” by making more transparent and accessible each stage of the scientific cycle (research design, data collection, analysis, and publication) with open approaches to science, such as pre-registration, data sharing, transparent analyses, and open access publication. The Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/) offers a space to report pre-registered and exploratory analyses to be reviewed by other researchers before running the interventions. There are now several specialized Web platforms (e.g. Zenodo, Figshare, LearnSphere, GitHub) where researchers can share datasets and software used in studies so that other researchers can reproduce or extend the analysis. However, the use of these initiatives is in its early days and despite there starts to be some remarkable open science practices in our domain, they are not broadly known, documented and shared within the community for widespread adoption.
This workshop invites 1-2 page submissions that present Open Science practices in our domain and discuss the benefits and challenges of Open Science as it applies to TEL. For example, submissions can explain successful cases of doing Open Science in their research (research groups and labs, PhD work, research project, etc.) and discuss obstacles they are facing, strategies they have developed, etc. Obstacles and challenges that may be discussed can be of different nature, from data sharing, privacy and ethical issues to contextual aspects, to data formats and tools.
13.30 - 13.45 Welcome and Introduction, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Stian Håklev (workshop organizers, EATEL board members)
13.45 - 14.15 Sharing thoughts, all workshop participants
14.15 - 15.30 Presentations and dicussion
15.30 - 18.00 Group activities, all workshop participants
Workshop participants are encouraged to submit at least one contribution (one or two pages long, ECTEL submission format) that present Open Science practices in our domain and discuss the benefits and challenges of Open Science as it applies to TEL. There is no restriction on the number of papers submitted by the same author. Submissions will be handled by EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=telprofession18
Submissions deadline: June 20, 2018, July 2nd (extended)
Notifications and programme publication: July 15, 2018
Revised submissions: July 30, 2018
Workshop: September 4, 2018
Workshop Program Committee
Hendrik Drachsler, University of Frankfurt, DIPF, Germany
Mikhail Fominykh, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Molde University College and independent researcher, Norway
Xiangen Hu, The University of Memphis and Central China Normal University
Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, University Technology Sydney
Alejandra Martínez-Monés, University of Valladolid, Spain
Abelardo Pardo, University of South Australia
Daniel Spikol, Malmö University
Beardsley, M., Hernández-Leo, D., & Ramírez, R., (2018) Seeking reproducibility in multimodal learning experiments: Assessing an EEG study of the testing effect, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12265.
Strand, R., Spaapen, J., Bauer, M., Hogan, E., Revuelta, G., Stagl, S., Paula, L., & Pereira, Â. G. (2015). Indicators for promoting and monitoring responsible research and innovation. Report from the expert group on policy indicators for responsible research and innovation. Brussels: European Union Publications.
van der Zee, T., & Reich, J. (2018). Open Educational Science. http://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/D9BME
Winfield, A. F. (2014), ‘Open science — a three level approach’. Presentation at the conference Science, Innovation and Society — Responsible Research and Innovation, Rome, 20 November.