Special Track on Engineering of Learning Technologies: An Emerging Discipline

Learning Engineering involves the application of evidence-based learning sciences principles and methods, using engineering approaches, to the design and development of technology-enabled learning solutions, systems and experiences. The aim of this Special Track is to foster scholarly dialogue and ideas exchange around the establishment and advancement of the new field of Learning Engineering as both an academic and professional discipline. Submissions are especially encouraged that engage deeply with questions about what constitutes a 'learning engineer', and how academia and industry can best prepare these professionals to meet the educational and learning challenges of the future. (Note: As the focus of this track will be on definitional, curricular and industry-needs perspectives and issues relating to Learning Engineering, papers and proposals for presentations reporting on specific learning technology development efforts, applications and studies should be submitted to one of the other TALE 2018 tracks.)

Contribution Types Accepted by this Special Track

Guidelines for Papers (Academic Stream)

Guidelines for Abstract-Only Proposals (Practitioner Stream)

Guidelines for Special Sessions

Guidelines for Panel Sessions

Guidelines for Pre-Conference Workshops

Track Chairs:


  • Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia

  • Edilson Arenas, Central Queensland University, Australia

  • Leon C. U. Lei, The University of Hong Kong


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Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

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Contact:     secretariat@tale2018.org

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