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WIPTTE 2013 Call for Papers

Robert Heiny

Research Scientist of Learning and Education
Flight Instructor
Joe Tront, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, announced a Call for Papers, Posters, and Presentations for the 2013 Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology in Education (now WIPTTE, formerly WIPTE).

These should report on the impact of pen and touch interfaces across K-16 educational settings, including both formal and informal learning environments.

WIPTTE2013 will occur March 21-23, 2013, at Pepperdine University’s West Los Angeles campus.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Kenneth Hinckley from Microsoft Research and Andy van Dam from Brown University.

It's no secret that education has been at the front end of a major, exciting, and demanding era of change. Advancing electronic communication technologies permit increasing learning in dramatic ways unavailable a decade ago with the introduction of Windows Tablet PCs. The pen and touch technologies that WIPTTE2013 will highlight are integral to realizing the promising advances in learning and education.

Applications of pen-based computing, primarily originating in Windows Tablet operating systems, have demonstrated distinct advantages over traditional keyboard/mouse interfaces in promoting student learning. Additionally, the pen-based affordances now available in emerging tablet products have produced a new landscape for such interfaces to alter the use of technology to enable effective collaboration and learning experiences.

This is an excellent opportunity to present and share innovative applications and best practices across the spectrum of pen-based and touchscreen interfaces. Submissions should include quantitative and/or qualitative data that highlight positive outcomes or challenges. The organizing committee seeks submission of full papers, short papers, and posters, two categories:

1. Technology in Practice Strand: Full papers will present mature or relatively mature deployments and furnish evidence of claims of student impact on learning. Submissions should include quantitative and/or qualitative data that highlight positive outcomes or challenges. Short papers will present works-in-progress with preliminary results and will summarize key elements of expected impact in the future. In this strand, we especially invite K12 and university faculty to submit paper proposals that reflect experience in formal classroom and informal educational settings.

2. Emerging Technology Research Strand. Full papers in this category will focus on research efforts that may help shape pen and touch applications in the future. These papers generally will include a literature synthesis and an investigative approach that may include pilot studies, case studies, or theory-building that facilitates or charts future educational uses. Short papers will present imaginative research prospectuses or detail the early stages of new investigations.

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission of proposals for full papers, or abstracts for posters, and Work-in-Progress (Short Paper) presentations is November 27, 2012, and final submissions of accepted papers by January 15, 2013.

To submit a paper or abstract go to http://wiptte.org and follow the link Call for Papers Guidelines

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