Fifth International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2019)

March 18-20, 2019

Denton, TX, USA


Conference Presentation

The International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2019) will be held in March 18-20, 2019 at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States. It aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss issues related to the optimization of learning environments to enhance learning. The focus is on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning environments.

Hosted by

University of North Texas, USA

Smart Learning Institute, Beijing Normal University, China

With support of :

National Engineering Laboratory for Cyberlearning and Intelligent Technology (CITlab), China

Organized by

University of North Texas, USA

Venue Map

UNT Campus Map

Presentation Guidelines

  • Presentation time for full papers will be 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
  • Presentation time for short papers will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
  • The poster session will be divided into two parts: the first part is a panel, in which each presenter has 5 minutes to briefly explain their work, and the second part is a regular poster exhibition. Please note that the poster boards are whiteboard with magnets, so please prepare your posters in either A0 or A1 size accordingly.
  • For attending TATA Workshop, please bring your laptop with you since it is a hands-on workshop and you are going to use the system/tool proposed and developed by researcher groups.
  • Conference rooms will be equipped with laptops and video projectors.
  • Please bring your presentation on a USB stick.

Conference Agenda

March 17, 2019 (Sunday)
18:00-21:00 Networking Reception & Pre-Conference Check-in
March 18, 2019 (Monday)
— Day 1 —
8:00 – 9:00 Conference Check-in
9:00 – 9:25 “Opening Ceremony”
9:30 – 10:45
(Room: 382)
“Advanced Technologies” Session

Session Chair: Karen Johnson, University of North Texas, USA

Analysis of Key Features in Conclusions of Student Reports
Aurelio López-López, Samuel González-López, Jesús Miguel García -Gorrostieta

An Architecture for Mobile-based Assessment Systems in Smart Learning Environments
Jorge Bacca, Kinshuk, Daniel Segovia-Bedoya

Integrating Enhanced Peer Assessment Features in Moodle Learning Management System
Gabriel Badea, Elvira Popescu, Andrea Sterbini, Marco Temperini

10:45 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
PLACE: Outside of room 332 and 333A, B & C
11:00 – 12:00
(Room: 382)
“Smart Learning – Experience Reports” Session

Session Chair: Vive Kumar, Athabasca University, Canada

Can Fragmentation Learning Promote Students’ Deep Learning in C Programming?
Lifeng Zhang, Baoping Li, Ying Zhou, Ling Chen

A Framework of Learning Activity Design for Flow Experience in Smart Learning Environment
BoJun Gao, QingQing Wan, TingWen Chang, Ronghuai Huang

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
(Boxes lunches distributed at room 314)
13:00 – 14:25
(Room: 382)
“Advanced Learning Technologies” Session

Session Chair: Jorge Bacca, Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, Colombia

Diagnosis with Linked Open Data for Question Decomposition in Web-based Investigative Learning
Yoshiki Sato, Akihiro Kashihara, Shinobu Hasegawa, Koichi Ota, Ryo Takaoka

Artificial Intelligence and Commonsense
Mark Osborne

Learning to Use the Fitness Equipment: Development and Evaluation of a Context-aware System with iBeacon Technology
Qinhan Zou, Xinzhu Wang, Guang Chen

Correlational Analysis of IRS Features and Learning Performance in Synchronous Sessions of an Online Course
Benazir Quadir, Nian-Shing Chen

14:25 – 14:45 Tea/Coffee Break
PLACE: Outside of room 332 and 333A, B & C
14:45 – 16:00
(Room: 382)
Poster Session

Session Chair:
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania


FIVE minutes presentations for each poster (with maximum THREE slides)

Poster exhibitions, Q&A, discussion and collaboration

Using augmented reality in a beginning drawing course for design students
Frances Trice, Brad Hokanson

Creating Smart Learning Environments with Virtual Worlds
Yunjo An

Towards the Enactment of Learning Situations Connecting Formal and Non-Formal Learning in SLEs
Sergio Serrano-Iglesias, Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo

Prototyping theory: Applying Design Thinking to adapt a framework for Smart Learning Environments inside organizations
Sirkka Freigang, Andrea Augsten

Cultural Embodiment in Virtual Reality Education and Training:  A Reflection on Representation of Diversity
Aleshia Hayes, Karen Johnson

Library Makerspaces and Connected Learning to Advance Rural Teen Creativity
Yunfei Du

A framework for designing an immersive language learning environment integrated with educational robots and IoT-based toys
Ya-Wen Cheng, Yuping Wang, Kinshuk, Nian-Shing Chen

18:00 – 21:00 Big Texas Welcome

Dinner, Drones and More / Keynote Speaker
(at Texas Motor Speedway)

Keynote Speech: Dejian Liu

March 19, 2019 (Tuesday)
— Day 2 —
9:00 – 10:45
(Room: 382)
3rd International Workshop on Technology Assist Teaching and Administration
Workshop Chair:
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada

Please bring your laptop with you since it is a hands-on workshop and you are going to use the system/tool proposed and developed by researcher groups.

TATA is an interactive/tutorial like workshop. In the first session, researchers of each accepted workshop paper will introduce the technologies from practical point of views (instead of talking theories, maths, and detailed methods) for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, the workshop gives participants 20 to 25 minutes to really try on the proposed systems and tools. At the end, researchers can further interact with participants in the 10 to 15 minutes discussion section so the participants can share their perceptions, comments, suggestions, and even intention of using the proposed systems and tools with researchers.

Emarking: A collaborative platform to support feedback in higher education assessment
Jorge Villalon
This article reports on six years of experience on the continuous redesign and implementation of a collaborative marking platform to support summative and formative feedback in higher education. The design follows principles of feedback quality, collaboration between teachers and students, and institutional requirements for administrative features. The platform includes modules for printing management, scanning support, on-screen-marking, markers training and peer reviews by students. The goal of the platform is to reduce the cost of providing quality feedback by the reuse of annotations and comments, the use of rubrics, and the collaboration between markers, which can monitor inter-rater agreement through real marking processes.

Conversation Quest in MEGA World (Multiplayer Educational Game for All)
Maiga Chang, Cheng-Ting Chen, Kuan-Hsing Wu, Pei-Shan Yu
The research team has developed a web-based massively multiplayer educational game platform named MEGA World. It allows teachers to create their own virtual worlds and to design a series of learning and assessment activities (i.e., quests and quest chain in a commercial game) for their students. The platform is also a multilingual platform that supports any languages and makes teachers capable of accessing external resources (e.g., multimedia, materials, online meetings, etc.). Students can learn and reach the predefined learning goals by taking and solving the quests while playing. Seven types of quests have been provided for teachers, including greeting, item collection and delivery, sorting, treasure hunting and digging, calculation, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer quest types. The research team is further design and develop conversation quest activities for Foreign English Learners (EFLs) to practice their speaking skills. While people believe that learners’ communicating skills can be improved by using a language to interact with native speakers, in many cases to have a native speaker practicing with the learners is not an available or an affordable option for them. This paper mainly focuses on how the teachers can build a place that provide simulated conversation scenarios within a no-pressure environment via the creation of conversation quests and the use of MEGA World.


10:45 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
PLACE: Outside of room 332 and 333A, B & C
11:00 – 12:00
(Room: 382)
IASLE Annual General Meeting
(everyone is welcome)

Chair: Kinshuk, University of North Texas, USA

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
(Boxes lunches distributed at room 314)
13:00 – 14:45
(Room: 382)
Observational Studies and Learning Analytics
Vive Kumar, David Boulanger, Shawn Fraser

Vive Kumar, Athabasca University, Canada

14:45 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break
PLACE: Outside of room 332 and 333A, B & C
15:00 – 16:00
(Room: 382)
“Smart Learning – Experience Reports” Session
Session Chair: TBA (Samuel González-López, University of Nogales, Mexico)

A Partner Robot for Decreasing Negative Concerns in Collaborative Reading
Yoshihiro Adachi, Akihiro Kashihara

How Technologies Change Classrooms – A Case Study of K-12 Education in Sudan
Adam Tairab, Ronghuai Huang, TingWen Chang

Challenges in recruiting and retaining participants for smart learning environment studies
Isabelle Guillot, Claudia Guillot, Rébecca Guillot, Jérémie Seanosky, David Boulanger, Shawn N. Fraser, Vivekanandan Kumar, Kinshuk

16:00 – 17:00 Joint Activities with US-China Smart Education Conference
Keynote Speech: Stephen Attenborough
17:00 – 19:00 Exhibitor Reception
19:00 – 21:00 Joint Activities with US-China Smart Education Conference
Ed Tech Ascend Pitch Competition
March 20, 2019 (Wednesday)
— Day 3 —
9:00 – 10:45
(Room: 382)
“Smart Learning – Research Studies” Session
Session Chair: Jorge Villalón, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Mobile-Based Teacher Professional Training: Influence Factor of Technology Acceptance
Di Peng

Design of Online Teacher Training Mode: a Cognitive Apprenticeship approach
Li Chen, Wan-ru Ding, Wen Wu

Investigation Report on the Status and Needs of Beijing Citizens for Lifelong Learning
Ai-ling Qiao, Si Chen, Yue-mei Bai, Yin-xia Shi

Personalized Adaptive Learning: An Emerging Pedagogical Approach Enabled by a Smart Learning Environment
Hongchao Peng, Shanshan Ma, Jonathan Michael Spector

Research on the Status Quo of Smart School Development in China
Di Wu, Chi Zhou, Caiyun Meng, Huan Wang, Min Chen, Chun Lu, Jian Xu

10:45 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
PLACE: Outside of room 332 and 333A, B & C
11:00 – 11:50
(Room: 382)
“Advanced Technologies” Session
Session Chair: Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Influence of Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Gender and Experience on the Acceptance of AR Technology
Fangjing Ning, Yang Yang, Tingting Zhu, Tseden-Ish Bayarmaa, Ning Ma

Constructing a Hybrid Automatic Q&A System Integrating Knowledge Graph and Information Retrieval Technologies
Yang Liu, Bin Xu, Yuji Yang, Tonglee Chung, Peng Zhang

12:00 – 13:30 Joint Activities with US-China Smart Education Conference

Closing Luncheon / Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speech: Peter Balyta

 UNT University Union Floor Plan (3rd Level)