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Subject [conference] Workshop of Computer-supported Visualization, Modeling, and Simulation for Learning
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The 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012), November 26 -27, Singapore

Call for workshop paper

• Visualization, Modeling, and Simulation
   Computer-supported visualizations, models and simulations are external representations on computers that can augment human cognition and communication. Rapid advances in technology make these innovative forms of representations available in educational settings to facilitate learning. For example, computer visualizations allow student access to unseen processes and abstract concepts that are otherwise difficult for teachers to depict. These external visualizations and models can mediate students to form their mental model of a given concept or phenomenon (Buckley, 2000). Equally important, engaging students in creating, testing, critiquing and revising computer visualizations or models can be an effective instructional strategy that promotes productive learning and coherent understanding of the subject area (Ainsworth, Prain, & Tytler, 2011; Schwarz & White, 2005).
  A recent review on computer simulations in science education indicates solid evidence that computer simulations can enhance traditional instruction (Rutten, van Joolingen, van der Veen, 2012). However, effect sizes varied significantly across studies, indicating the importance of well-designed visualization and aligned instruction. Indeed, success of these innovations in classrooms depends on many factors, including learners’ prior knowledge, experience, or ability (e.g., Hegarty, Kriz, & Cate, 2003), learners’ strategies, collaboration, and interactions with the visualization (e.g., Lowe, 2004), and learning processes guided by the learning environment (Linn & Eylon, 2006). Studies are needed to identify promising principles, patterns, and design criteria that exploit the affordances of computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulation and make them effective for learning.

• Scope of the workshop
   Researchers and practitioners are who are interested in computer-supported visualiation, modeling, and simulation are encouraged to submit their work.
  In this workshop, we welcome a variety of topics and research issues related to computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulation for learning in all different subject areas. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which international participants can exchange ideas and share recent developments in visualization, modeling or simulation for learning. We hope to stimulate fruitful discourse among researchers and further encourage the use of innovative technology or application of adequate research methodology for moving forward the research of computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulation.

   Example topics or research issues include (but not limited to):
   - Computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulation in science and mathematics
   - Effectiveness of computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulation
   - Case studies of the application of computer-supported visualization, modeling and  
     simulation in teaching
   - Related methodological issues and innovative research methods
   - Innovative design and applications (e.g., computer systems, websites, app etc.)
   - Underpinning design framework and theoretical foundation
   - Related pedagogies and scaffoldings
   - Incorporation of computer visualization, modeling and simulation into technology-supported
     assessment systems
   - Eyetracking research related to visualization, modeling and simulation
   - Action research and professional development about teaching of/with visualization, modeling
     and simulation

• Workshop paper format
   The workshop style is a half-day mini-conference. Paper presentations will be scheduled during the workshop.
  Full paper will be accepted for the workshop. The maximum page length is 4 pages (Abstract alone is NOT sufficient for review). Please follow the template in the Author Guidelines of ICCE 2012 for manuscript format.

• Important dates
   Submission deadline for workshop paper: September 7, 2012 (extended)
   Acceptance notification of workshop paper: September 21, 2012 (extended)
   Final version deadline for workshop paper: October 1, 2012

• Proposal submission
   Please submit your work to vms.icce@gmail.com before the deadline.

• Workshop organizers
   Hsin-Yi Chang
   Assistant Professor, National Kaosiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
   Silvia Wen-Yu Lee
   Associate Professor, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan
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