Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning 2013
CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE >>
The Centre for Distance Education’s annual conference for 2013, Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning, was held at Senate House on Friday 1 November. A wide-ranging audience of academics and practitioners drawn from the University of London federation and beyond came together to see keynote and seminar presentations from experts in the fields of distance and online learning, and engage in vibrant discussions around our three conference themes – design for learning, future technology and enhancing the student experience.
Our keynote presentations came from Lisa-Marie Blaschke (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), who conducted an involved session on how social media and “heutagogy” – a learning theory – can support the development of self-determined learning, and Professor Alan Tait (Open University, UK), who gave a talk on the history of open learning, spanning nearly 600 years!
Elsewhere, there were presentations and workshops on touch technologies and virtual worlds, new models of online and distance learning, game based learning, motivation and retention, and massive online open courses (MOOCs).
Audio, video and other resources from the day are available below.
- RIDE 2013 programme
- The story of the conference on Twitter: http://sfy.co/rHrW
- MOOC panel discussion wiki: http://mooc2024.pbworks.com
- Event photos: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjNbnmyr
Using social media and a heutagogical framework to support development of self-determined learning skills. Lisa Marie Blaschke (Program Director, Master of Distance Education and E-Learning (MDE), Center for Lifelong Learning, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
The Story of ‘Open’. Professor Alan Tait (Professor of Distance Education and Development, Open University)
Audio (presentation slides below)
The IR Model in Pastures New – redeploying a successful model of on-line learning. Dr J Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London [no audio]
How people learn in Massive Online Open Courses. Professor Alison Littlejohn, Director, Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University
Learner driven strategies and technologies for effective engagement with MOOCs – a personal reflection. Sheila MacNeill, Senior Lecturer in Blended Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University [N.B. Sheila was unable to make the event however she has made her presentation available to us]
The Million Dollar MOOC (or, a Puzzled Look at MOOCs). Ormond Simpson, HE Consultant, Visiting CDE Fellow.
Implications of Touch Technologies on Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Professor Margaret Cox, Dr Jonathan San Diego and Dr Barry Quinn, King’s College London
Teaching in Virtual Worlds: A 2013 snapshot. Dr Clare Sansom, Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London; Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education
Enhancing students’ motivation: the missing link. Mariella Stivala, St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, Malta
Is Distance Learning Failing our Students? Ormond Simpson, Visiting CDE Fellow.
Findings from the JISC Curriculum Design Programme. Professor Stephen Brown, Professor of Learning Technologies, De Montfort University; Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy. Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, London School of Economics and Political Science (email@example.com).
The role of online discussion (OD) for new teachers in the context of the Master of Teaching (MTeach). Dr Adam Unwin, Senior Lecturer in Business and Economics Education, Institute of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CDE Fellows –research summaries.
Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning, King’s College London; Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education (email@example.com).
Ormond Simpson, Higher Education Consultant; Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education (Ormond.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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