Patterns, approaches and systems to support teachers in designing for technology-enhanced collaborative learning

Seminar with Prof. Yannis Dimitriadis, Director of GSIC/EMIC Research Group, University of Valladolid, Spain (currently visiting professor at University of Edinburgh, within his sabbatical year)

Title: Patterns, approaches and systems to support teachers in designing for technology-enhanced collaborative learning

Register here (free, open, and everyone welcome)

Friday 22 September 2017

12pm-2pm (please bring lunch)

Room 1.19, Paterson’s Land, Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh 

Abstract: Technology-enhanced collaborative learning can be very challenging for teachers and instructional designers. This seminar deals with design for learning in such contexts showing how pedagogical collaborative learning flow and atomic patterns can be employed in order to promote effective and efficient learning. Moreover, the talks presents the “In media res framework” and the associated forward-oriented approach of design for learning, as well as ICT environments and systems that may support teachers. Examples will be provided that illustrate crucial elements that can be designed for orchestration, awareness, analytics, reflection and redesign. Finally, some current and future lines of research will be presented with respect to the mutual connection between learning design and learning analytics in collaborative learning contexts.

Bio: Dr. Yannis Dimitriadis ( is Full 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, being the PI in 24 of them. Dr. Dimitriadis has co-authored more than 85 journal papers (48 indexed in ISI-JCR), 180 conference papers, and 24 book chapters.

Date of Event 
22 Sep 2017
Event Leader 
Yannis Dimitriadis
Room 1.19, Paterson’s Land, MHSE
Research Area 
Digital Cultures
Learning Analytics
Event type