Ceibal Foundation is organizing the 1st EdTech Winter School to take place in Uruguay, called “Emerging trends and new horizons in the study of education and technology”. The event will gather postgraduate students and early career academics from the main higher educational institutions in the country and the Latin American region.
It aims to offer a stimulating learning environment for participants to present and discuss key challenges, research trends and opportunities, to foresee new horizons in education, learning and teaching practices enhanced by digital technologies.
The Winter School will offer an exciting opportunity for postgraduate students and early career faculties to present and discuss relevant EdTech policies and research for studying the future of education and technology, innovation and inclusion in the coming decade.
• To create a long-term international academic network of excellence in education and technology (EdTech) based on multidisciplinary studies with different methodological perspectives. The academic network aims to enable international capacity building in the fields of EdTech, innovation and inclusion. This community will be also of great value for promoting and implementing international research projects, seminars and initiatives in the field.
Winter School participants will also be invited to:
a) Collaborate in a special publication that will be prepared, where attendees will disseminate the results of their studies;
b) Explore future collaborations in areas of common interest;
c) Become a Ceibal Foundation’s affiliate and participate in collective books publications, dissemination of academic works in the Institutional Repository of Ceibal Foundation, among other scientific initiatives.
PROGRAMME (4 days +1 open day)
4 days – From the 3rd July until the 6th July 2017
Open day – 7th July 2017
During a week of academic and social activities, candidates are expected to gain valuable knowledge, skills and meaningful perspectives in the fields of EdTech, innovation and inclusion. The official language of the event will be English. The programme will combine keynote lectures, training and participating in joint project-based learning.
We have invited renowned academics as keynotes to this academic event. Their participation will involve presentations, training on new research techniques, social networking as well as participation in the “open day”. Some of the experts already confirmed are:
Taha Yasseri is a Research Fellow in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science, and Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Sciences at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. His research has been focused in Big data, human dynamics, peer production, Wikis, online societies, conflict and cooperation, opinion formation, language complexity, collective behaviour, social networks, agent-based modelling, urban computing.
Arnon Hershkovitz is a Senior Lecturer in Tel Aviv University – School of Education (Israel). His main research areas are Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics, one-to-one computing in schools and learning-related aspects of using social media. He holds a PhD in Science Education, an M.A. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Luci Pangrazio, PhD
Luci Pangrazio, is a Research Fellow at Deakin University in the Research for Educational Innovation (REDI) centre. Her research focuses on critical digital literacies and the changing nature of digital texts. Currently, she is studying young people's practices and understandings of personal data. Her work also includes critical theory and creative methodologies in the digital context. Her book Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice will be published in 2018 by Taylor and Francis.
19th May 2017 - Deadline for submitting applications
June 2017 - Evaluation and selection of candidates