CfP: ILE Special Issue on Linked Data for Education and TEL

Call for papers

Interactive Learning Environments special issue on Linked Data for
Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning

- Special issue: -
- Journal: -

* 30 November 2011:     Paper submission deadline
                       (11:59pm Hawaiian time)
* 30 March    2012:     Notification of first review round
* 30 April    2012:     Submission of major revisions
* 15 July     2012:     Notification of major revision reviews
* 15 August   2012:     Submission of minor revisions
* 30 August   2012:     Notification of acceptance
* late 2012       :     Publication

While sharing of open learning and educational resources on the Web
became common practice throughout the last years a large amount of
research was dedicated to interoperability between educational
repositories based on semantic technologies. However, although the
Semantic Web has seen large-scale success in its recent incarnation as a
Web of Linked Data, there is still only little adoption of the
successful Linked Data principles in the domains of education and
technology-enhanced learning (TEL). This special issue builds on the
fundamental belief that the Linked Data approach has the potential to
fulfill the TEL vision of Web-scale interoperability of educational
resources as well as highly personalised and adaptive educational
applications. The special issue solicits research contributions
exploring the promises of the Web of Linked Data in TEL by gathering
researchers from the areas of the Semantic Web and educational science
and technology.

We welcome papers describing current trends on research in (a) how
technology-enhaced learning approaches take advantage of Linked Data on
the Web and (b) how Linked Data principles and semantic technologies are
being applied in technology-ehnaced learning contexts. Both rather
application-oriented as well as theoretical papers are welcome. Relevant
topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Using Linked Data to support interoperability of educational resources
* Linked Data for informal learning
* Personalisation and context-awareness in TEL
* Usability and advanced user interfaces in learning environments and
Linked Data
* Light-weight TEL metadata schemas
* Exposing learning object metadata via RDF/SPARQL & service-oriented
* Semantic & syntactic mappings between educational metadata schemas and
* Controlled vocabularies, ontologies and terminologies for TEL
* Personal & mobile learning environments and Linked Data
* Learning flows and designs and Linked Data
* Linked Data in (visual) learning analytics and educational data mining
* Linked Data in organizational learning and learning organizations
* Linked Data for harmonizing individual learning goals and
organizational objectives
* Competency management and Linked Data
* Collaborative learning and Linked Data
* Linked-data driven social networking collaborative learning

All manuscripts should be compliant with the submission guidelines and
policies of the Interactive Learning Environments journal
( and will be subject to the high
standards of peer review. Papers must be submitted via the online
submission system at On
submission, please make sure that you indicate that your manuscript is
for the "Special Issue (Linked Data for Education and
Technology-Enhanced Learning)".

The special issue will be edited by the organisers of the ESWC-2011
workshop "Linked Learning 2011" (

* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University (Canada)

* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center (Germany)

* Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University (UK)

* Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá (Spain)

For any enquiries, please contact the guest editors via

Received on Friday, 4 November 2011 07:53:55 UTC