41st Annual CALRG Conference

We are delighted to announce this year’s Call for Papers for the OU’s annual CALRG conference.

We invite submissions for the 41st annual conference of the Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG), to be held on 15th-17th June 2020. The conference will be online, and open to everyone free of charge. CALRG is one of the UK‘s leading research groups in the use of technologies in education. CALRG’s annual conference provides a forum for members, as well as other researchers and practitioners in the field, to present their work. We particularly encourage research students to contribute submissions and attend to discuss their project. For research students, there will be an opportunity to present in a doctoral consortium.


The conference will consist of two days of presentations and interactive sessions across a broad range of relevant topics, including:

  • Learning in a time of social distancing
  • AI and education
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Accessible online learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Effective designing for learning and learner experiences
  • Citizen science and public engagement
  • Learning analytics
  • Openness in education
  • Game-based learning
  • Professional learning
  • Widening access and participation in education with technology

The third day of the conference will be a 2-hour interactive workshop focused on producing a framework for ethics in educational technology.

Submission Types


Contributions are invited in the following forms:

  • Full presentations
  • Doctoral Consortium
  • Posters
  • Innovative formats


As the conference will be held in a virtual environment, we encourage any submissions that would like to trial an innovative online-friendly format. We especially welcome presentations that explore the links between different research projects. We would encourage doctoral students in particular to collaborate and produce a shared presentation that explores how concepts, methods, or findings connect together.


For full information, see the Call for Papers. The deadline for submitting to the conference is now midnight on Friday 22nd May 2020. All submissions should be made through the Easychair website.

Please address all correspondence and enquiries about the CALRG 2020 conference to opentel@open.ac.uk

The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #CALRG2020

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