This book contains the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2013) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and co-organized by RWTH Aachen University. This conference was held in Cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education and technically co-sponsored by ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments), IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), and IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing). CSEDU has become an annual meeting place for presenting and discussing learning paradigms, best practices and case studies that concern innovative computer-supported learning strategies, institutional policies on technology-enhanced learning including learning from distance, supported by technology. The Web is currently a preferred medium for distance
learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning or technology-enhanced learning. CSEDU 2013 provided an overview of the state of the art in technology-enhanced learning and outlined upcoming trends and promoting discussions about the education potential of new learning technologies in the academic and corporate world. This conference brought together researchers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications related to the education field. It had five main topic areas, covering different aspects of Computer Supported Education, including “Information Technologies Supporting Learning”, “Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment”, “Social Context and Learning Environments”, “Domain Applications and Case Studies” and “Ubiquitous Learning”. We believe these proceedings demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in each field that are challenging and worthwhile. CSEDU 2013 received 208 paper submissions from 56 countries in all continents. A double-blind review process was enforced, with the help of the 235 experts who were members of the conference program committee, all of them internationally recognized in one of the main conference topic areas. Only 27 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (10 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations). Another 49 papers, describing work-in-progress, were selected as short papers for 20’ oral presentation. Furthermore 34 papers were presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 13%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was less than 36,54%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain and reinforce in the next edition of this conference. The high quality of the CSEDU 2013 programme was enhanced by four keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Bruce McLaren (Carnegie Mellon University, United States and Saarland University, Germany), Michael E. Auer (Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria), Rob Reilly (MIT, United States) and Susan Zvacek (Fort Hays State University, United States). For the fifth edition of the conference we extended and ensured appropriate indexing of the proceedings of CSEDU including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI. Besides the proceedings edited by SCITEPRESS, a short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy. Furthermore, all presented papers will soon be available at the SCITEPRESS digital library. The best contributions to the conference and the best student submissions were distinguished with awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue. The conference was complemented with a special session, focusing on cloud education environments; named Working Session on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2013). Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We also wish to include here a word of appreciation for the excellent organization provided by the conference secretariat, from INSTICC, which has smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks.
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