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Grand Challenges in Technology Enhanced Learning

Outcomes of the 3rd Alpine Rendez-Vous


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Frank Fischer, Fridolin Wild, Rosamund Sutherland, Lena Zirn
    Pages 1-2
  3. Frank Fischer, Fridolin Wild, Rosamund Sutherland, Lena Zirn
    Pages 3-71
  4. Frank Fischer, Fridolin Wild, Rosamund Sutherland, Lena Zirn
    Pages 73-75
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 77-79

About this book


This book presents a key piece of the vision and strategy developed in STELLAR. It sets out a new mid-term agenda by defining Grand Challenges for research and development in technology-enhanced learning. Other than mere technology prizes, STELLAR Grand Challenges deal with problems at the interface of social and technical sciences. They pose problems that can be solved only in interdisciplinary collaboration. The descriptions of the Grand Challenge Problems were sent out to a number of stakeholders from industry, academia, and policy-making who responded with insightful, creative and critical comments bringing in their specific perspectives.

This book will inspire everyone interested in TEL and its neighboring disciplines in their future projects. All of the listed problems, first hints with respect to the approach, measurable success indicators and funding sources are outlined. The challenges focus on what noted experts regard as important upcoming, pending, and innovative fields of research, the solution of which is within reach in a timeframe of a mere 2 to 15 years of work.​


Grand Challenge Problems in TEL Open Collaboration in formal education Open Culture of design for TEL Rich-media assignments in TEL TEL Technology Enhanced Learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilans-Universitat MunchenMunchenGermany
  2. 2.Open University UK Knowledge Media InstituteMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of Bristol School of EducationBristolUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyLudwig-Maximilians-Universitat MunchenMunchenGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“Grand challenges in technology enhanced learning intends to present the most significant challenges in technology based education. … This reader-friendly volume will be relevant for researchers, administrators and all professionals in the field of learning technology. Since it has been written especially for people wanting to apply for international projects … its practicality is unquestionable. … the book will be of great interest for all those willing to explore new ways and seek new technological challenges.” (Jesús García Laborda, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 45 (3), 2014)