From 4-8 September 2023, the 18th edition of ECTEL – European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning occurred at the Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro. Jointly organized by EATEL – European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning and DigiMedia – Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre, this event, held for the first time in Portugal, was attended by a total of around 140 participants from 22 countries.
Under the motto of Responsive and Sustainable Educational Futures, ECTEL 2023 aimed to focus on teaching and learning practices in a post-pandemic education ecosystem. Within a context of new normality, there are many practices and paths being followed which, with the help of digital pedagogical and educational technologies, can support teachers and students. Bringing together participants from countries such as Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, United States of America, Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Spain, among others, the conference took another step towards technology-supported learning.
Overall, ECTL had 34 paper presentations, 25 posters, 15 demos, a doctoral consortium with 13 presentations, and ten workshops, in a process that involved 551 reviews from 248 reviewers, resulting in an acceptance rate of 27%.
Lastly, at the closing ceremony, it was announced that the 19th edition of ECTEL will take place in Krems, Austria, from 16-20 September 2024.