The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

The 2nd annual International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2013) took place on May 7 in Aachen, Germany. The event was organised and delivered by Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK), Hans-Christian Schmitz (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany) and Rocael Hernandez (Galileo University, Guatemala). This year, WCLOUD was a shared event between the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) and the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER).

The event was well attended and a lively discussion followed each paper presentation. The presented papers covered a wide range of topics related to Cloud Education Environments, with a focus on applications in real-life educational contexts and evaluations by learners and educators.

Alexander Mikroyannidis presented the results of the ROLE project in terms of the lessons learned from the project’s test-beds, providing an overview of the approaches followed in each test-bed for supporting self-regulated learning, as well as the impact of these approaches in the learning context of each test-bed.

Alexander also presented the new project weSPOT at CSEDU. weSPOT is a 3-year FP7 project, which started last October and aims at propagating scientific inquiry as the approach for science learning and teaching in combination with today’s curricula and teaching practices.