Nour El Mawas 
National College of Ireland (NCI)
Brief Bio
Dr. Nour El Mawas received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the UTT at Troyes in 2013. Her work was about the design of serious games for expertise training in complex situations like Crisis and Sustainable development. Her main propositions were the ARGILE approach to design participatory and knowledge-intensive Serious Games. She did her postdoc research (2013-2015) at Université du Maine about the design of instructional scenarios on Learning Management System (LMS). She was a researcher in Telecom Bretagne, she was working on MOOCs personalization in a lifelong learning perspective. Currently, Nour is a researcher in NCI (National College of Ireland), she is working on innovative pedagogical methods used to teach STEM subjects.
Cristina Muntean
National College of Ireland (NCI)
Brief Bio
Dr. Cristina Muntean is actively involved in research in the areas of adaptive e-learning, game-based learning, adaptive hypermedia, learner’s motivation, energy saving solutions, and adaptive multimedia over wireless networks areas. She is constantly involved not only in the Irish research community, but also in the international research community. She acts as a partner in various research projects submitted for EU funding calls in collaboration with other European universities, research centres and companies. She is a technical programme committee member and reviewer for various prestigious conferences and journals, and as a PhD/Master external examiner for research theses submitted for examination at various European Universities.
Gebremariam Mesfin
Brunel University London
Brief Bio
Dr. Gebremariam Mesfin is a ‘Research fellow’ in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London, where he has been working under the Horizon 2020 NEWTON project since 2017. From 2009 to 2016, he served as an Assistant Professor at Aksum University; and from 2004 to 2009 he served as a Lecturer at Mekelle University, Ethiopia and taught courses like programming languages, distributed systems, software project management, artificial intelligence, data science, and mobile application development. Over all, he has 10+ years teaching, research, and enterprise (community) service experience in higher education institutions. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology (Software Engineering Track) from Addis Ababa University in 2016. He has published research conference and journal papers in e-learning, software engineering, usability, cross-platform smartphone applications, multimedia, mulsemedia, Web service, and service-oriented architecture. Dr. Gebremariam has collaborated with doctoral students in mulsemedia, user experience, and wearable devices; and also advised Master students in areas like expert systems.


Many European countries are already concerned about young people disengagement from STEM and therefore many initiatives have been developed throughout Europe to carry out innovative teaching and learning approaches at different levels trying to reverse this process.

The use of Technology enhanced Learning (TEL) approach in teaching and learning creates engaging classrooms in STEM subjects, demystifies the pre-conceived idea among learners that science technologies, engineering and maths topics are difficult, improves learning outcome and increases student motivation and engagement.
The TEL-STEM workshop is an opportunity for teachers and researchers from schools, universities, colleges and companies to share and discuss innovative practices, research initiatives and approaches that enhance face to face and online teaching practices in STEM education. We envision that the TEL-STEM 2018 will be the starting point for an annual meeting on STEM researches at future EC-TEL conferences.
Front-line researchers and authors are invited to submit original research work and state of the art review on the use of TEL in STEM education.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • STEM education challenges
  • STEM for lifelong learning perspectives
  • Innovative approaches for STEM teaching and learning
  • Open and distance education and blended learning in STEM education
  • Issues of STEM assessment
  • Personalisation and Adaptation in STEM education
  • Learners motivations and needs in STEM education
  • Innovative TEL approaches for Learners with Disability
  • Teachers needs in STEM education
  • Development of 21st century skills through STEM education
  • Tools and learning environments supporting STEM Education
  • Augmented Reality for STEM teaching and learning process
  • Gamification in STEM education
  • Self-directed learning and teaching in STEM


Paper Submission: June 22, 2018 June 29, 2018
Authors Notification: July 15, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 24, 2018


  • Azim Roussanaly, LORIA, Université de Lorraine (France)
  • Cecilia V. Sanz, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentine)
  • Covadonga Lorenzo Cueva, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad CEU San Pablo (Spain)
  • Gabriel Muntean, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • George Ghinea, Department of Computer Science Brunel University (England)
  • Iza Marfisi, LIUM Computer Science Lab, Université du Maine (France)
  • Jean-Marie Gilliot, Département informatique, IMT Atlantique (France)
  • Jim Playfoot, White Loop Limited (England)
  • Marilena Bratu, Facultatea de Psihologie și Științele Educației – Universitatea din București (Romania)
  • Pavol Podhradsky, Institute of Multimedia Information and Communication Technologies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Slovakia)


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above. We welcome the following types of contributions:

  • Short research papers and position papers (up to 4 pages)
  • Full research papers (up to 8 pages)

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the template

Papers should be sent by email at

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Monday 03/09/2018)

  • 9h45 – 10h15: Primary School Technology Enhanced Learning Physics Case Study (Diana Bogusevschiand Gabriel-Miro Muntean / Dublin City University)
  • 10h15 – 10h45: Using olfactory media cues in e-learning – perspectives from an empirical investigation (Anas Ali Alkasasbeh and Gheorghita Ghinea / Brunel University London)
  • Coffee break: 10h45-11h
  • 11h – 11h30: How to help teachers adapt to learners? Teachers’ perspective on a competency and error-type centered dashboard for algebra
    (Iryna Nikolayeva, Bruno Martin, Amel Yessad, Marie Thuet, Françoise Chenevotot, Julia Pilet, Dominique Prévit, Brigitte Grugeon-Allys, and Vanda Luengo / Sorbonne Université and Universities Artois)
  • 11h30-12h: Investigating the Learning Impact of Final Frontier Educational Game in a Slovakian Primary School (Nour El Mawas, Peter Truchly, Pavol Podhradský, and Cristina Hava Muntean / National College of Ireland and Slovak University of Technology)

Authors have 25 min for presentations and 5 min for questions.