Analysis and Design of Problems/Questions: The 13th Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning by Posing/Solving Problems/Questions

Submission deadline extended!

a fully virtual conference, on November 23 - 27, 2020.
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Problems/questions are indispensable in the teaching and learning process. Adequate problems/questions give essential motivation for learning. Problems/questions with adequate quality in various testing conditions are believed to enable teachers to assess individual students' capability and readiness of transfer in specific domain knowledge. Despite this, there are still many areas in need of systematic investigation to promote knowledge and skills on problems/questions-centered learning approach, including learning by problem solving and/or generation. For instance: what criteria constitute as adequate test item quality (in addition to frequently cited psychometric index like item difficulty, discrimination index); how to best assess learner's capability with appropriate quality level within constraints (e.g., an optimal number of items, time limitation, etc.); any feasible metadata heuristics and/or techniques for problems/questions selection; any promising alternative strategies for compiling a sufficient number of problems/questions; any scaffolding techniques for question-generation implementation and instructional diffusion and so on.

From ICCE 2006 to 2019, we held a series of 12 workshops where we paid special attention to "questions/problems" in technology-enhanced learning. We have established SIG of "Educational Use of Problems/Questions in Technology-Enhanced Learning" in 2015. This 13th workshop is the sixth workshop organized by the SIG. This continuous workshop will provide a good and timely opportunity to present and share the results and issues about "problems/questions" and grow the SIG community.

We cordially invite presenters and participants who are interested in "problems/questions" in computer-supported education/learning environment. We would like to discuss the many facets and potential uses of "problems/questions" from a technological, computational, pedagogical, psychometrics, theoretical, sociological and administrative point of views. In addition to oral presentation sessions for research papers, we have theme-based short discussion following each of the sessions, in which participants discuss more in-depth about the respective theme (e.g., pedagogical values and effects of question-generation, innovative system design supporting question-generation, etc.) of each session.

All workshop participants are required to register for the main conference, but there will not be additional workshop fee.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Paper format

Please refer to the submission guidelines before submitting your papers and download the latest version of the Paper Template file in preparing your manuscript.

Style of Workshop:

Mini-conference with paper presentations, posters/demonstrations, and tutorial sessions

Important dates

Paper submission

Please send a submission to Kazuaki Kojima (kojima [AT_MARK] at or before August 30 Steptember 4, 2020.

Workshop Organizers

PC Members (tentative)

Past workshops: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th