International Workshop on Learning in Enterprise 2.0 and Beyond (LEB 08)
in conjunction with ECTEL 2008

September 17, 2008 – September 19, 2008
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Abstract deadline: June 18, 2008
Full paper deadline: June 25, 2008
Notification: July 14, 2008
Camera Ready: July 28, 2008

Recently, we have seen a paradigm shift in technology support for learning
towards more participatory approaches in which learners are seen as active
contributors. Within enterprises, this new perspective brings together
traditionally separated disciplines like e-learning, knowledge management,
and human resources development, but also requires a fundamental change of
the culture of the respective enterprise towards an enterprise 2.0, which is
characterized by enhanced collaboration and a cultural of employee
participation. The enterprise 2.0 needs to understand itself as a learning
organization, needs to leverage bottom-up processes (from the employee
towards the organization) and aim at closed-loop approaches where feedback,
continuous improvement, and encouraging small and large-scale innovations at
all levels is key.

In this workshop, we aim at exploring new ways of technology-enhanced
learning within an enterprise on the way to enterprise 2.0, and the role of
learning technology in the transformation process. This includes the
exploration of individual perspectives in the form of personal learning
environments (in contrast to traditional LMS or VLE), the community
perspective, and the organizational perspective (new forms of guidance,
e.g., as part of competence management strategies). There is a tension
between these different perspectives, which has a huge impact on the success
of learning technologies in the enterprise. Therefore, we are also looking
for conceptual approaches addressing these issues.

One important aspect in this respect is the consideration of motivational
factors affecting the engagement in learning activities and the contribution
towards organizational goals: how can we leverage the intrinsic motivation
of employees and create learning contexts that keep this motivation alive?
What is the effect of social relationships?

An essential part of the workshop will be the interaction of the
participants, aiming at a better definition/characterization of enterprise
2.0 and the implications for future research approaches. This will be
facilitated by a larger discussion slot which will be moderated and guided
by lead questions.

The workshop takes place at the 3rd European Conference on
Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL ’08), and participation requires
registration for the conference and the workshop.

Topics include empirical, conceptual, and technical approaches in the
following areas:
* Designing personal learning environments
– Learner as consumer and producer and learner empowerment
– Relevant tools, services, and architectures
– Bottom-up approaches for work-integrated learning
– Connecting knowledge assets, e.g. with mashups, semantic structures
* Exploring the tension between individual and organizational perspectives
on learning
– Scaffolding and guidance of individual learning processes towards
organizational goals (business or competence development goals)
– Exploring the transitions between individual, community, and
organizational learning
– Learning in distributed communities of practice and collaboration between
different enterprises
– Approaches bridging knowledge management, e-learning, and human resources
– Employability, role of different types of e-portfolios
– Collaborative and participatory competence management
– Novel educational approaches and learning theories on technology-enhanced
individual and organizational learning
* Motivational and social aspects
– Motivational and social barriers to informal learning
– Designing learning environments to leverage intrinsic motivation
– Awareness of social relationships

Target Group

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
concerned with learning in enterprises including includes researchers from
different backgrounds like information technology, (vocational) pedagogy,
psychology, and multiple fields of expertise like e-learning, knowledge
management, human resources, among others.


Contact for any questions regarding the workshop and submissions to:

Submission Types
– Research papers (up to 10 pages)
– Position papers (up to 5 pages)
– Experience reports (short up to 5 pages, long up to 10 pages)

Proceedings will be published as part of the CEUR workshop proceedings
series. The two best papers will be published in the IJTEL (International
Journal on Technology Enhanced Learning)

Organization Committee

Andreas Schmidt, FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Germany
Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, UK
Simone Braun, FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Germany
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz, Austria
Ronald Maier, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Eric Ras, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Programme Committee (to be completed)

Alan Brown, University of Warwick, UK
John Cook, London Metropolitan University, UK
Ulrike Cress, Knowledge Media Research Center (IWM-KMRC), Germany
Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
Helen Keegan, University of Salford, UK
Barbara Kieslinger, ZSI, Austria
Michael Koch, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Christine Kunzmann, Kompetenzorientierte Personalentwicklung, Germany
Tobias Ley, Know-Center Graz, Austria
Johannes Magenheim, University of Paderborn, Germany
Torsten Leidig, SAP, Germany
Andrew Ravenscroft, London Metropolitan University, UK
Uwe Riss, SAP, Germany
Luk Vervenne, Synergetics, Belgium
Amir Winer, Center for Futurism in Education, Ben-Gurion-University of the
Negev, Israel
Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Volker Zimmermann, IMC, Germany

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