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eLearning Digest No 172 – December 2018

This digest contains:

  • UK conferences & workshops
  • Online learning and adult education MOOCs
  • Short external news items

Professional Development

UK Conferences & Workshops

21-23 Jan Oxford 8th Academic International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Education – AICMSE 2019. [CONAL]
30 Jan London 13th International Conference on Language, Education, and Innovation 2019. [CONAL]
30-31 Jan Birmingham STEM Conference 2019: Delivering Next Generation Teaching in STEM. [HEA]
13-14 Feb London Learning Technologies conference. [LearnUpon]
22 Feb Belfast Academics in the digital university: current trends and future challenges. [SRHE]
2-4 Mar Cambridge IEEE–2019 8th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2019).  [CONAL]
7-9 Mar London International Conference on Advanced Research in Education. [CONAL]
12 Mar London Next steps for widening participation in higher education.  [Westminster Forum]
16-17 Mar London FEAST Conference on Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Technology (AIT-19). [CONAL]
27-29 Mar London 2019 2nd International Conference on Big Data and Education (ICBDE 2019).  [CONAL]
28 Mar London Technology in HE: the future of learning environments, the use of AI and the impact of online courses. [Westminster Forum]
9-10 Apr London 4th ICRTEL 2019 – International Conference on Research in Teaching, Education & Learning. [CONAL]
30 Apr London Next steps for degree apprenticeships in England – funding, quality assurance and widening participation. [Westminster Forum]
29-30 May Milton Keynes Change Agents’ Network (CAN) 2019.  [Katharine Reedy]
10-11 Apr Galway OER19 Recentering open: critical and global perspectives. [ALT]
18 Jun London EdTechXEurope 2019. [EdTechX]
3-4 Jul Manchester CILIP Conference 2019.  [CILIP]
10-12 Jul Durham 4th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations (ICIEI 2019). [CONAL]
24-26 Jul Belfast Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Learning. [CONAL]
25-26 Jul London Sixth International Conference on eBusiness, eCommerce, eManagement, eLearning and eGovernance (IC5E) 2019.  [CONAL]

Online learning and adult education MOOCs


24 Dec (4 wks) Learning, Knowledge, and Human Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Coursera]
31 Dec (5 wks x 5 hrs) Learning to Teach Online, University of New South Wales [Coursera]
31 Dec (5 wks x 4 hrs) Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom, University of California, Irvine [Coursera]
31 Dec (4 wks) New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Coursera]
6 Jan (4 wks) Teaching Adult Learners, Central Institute of Technology [Open2Study]
7 Jan (2 wks x 2 hrs) Learning online: reflecting and sharing, University of Leeds [FutureLearn]
7 Jan (4 wks) Literacy Teaching and Learning: Aims Approaches and Pedagogies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Coursera]
7 Jan (3 wks x 3 hrs) Understanding Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University [FutureLearn]
7 Jan (4 wks) e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Coursera]
11 Feb (4 wks x 4 hrs) The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy, The Open University [FutureLearn]
21 Jan (9 wks x 1 hr) (HE) Applying & leading assessment in student affairs, Colorado State University [Canvas]
12 Feb (4 wks x 3 hrs) Qualitative Research Methods: Conversational Interviewing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [edX]

Self-paced online learning and adult education MOOCs and BOCs

A selection of short courses can be found on the OU Learning Design self-paced learning webpage.  These can be studied at your convenience to fit in with other commitments.

External News

 As everybody is short of time this month, we have a small selection of short news items to share. Normal service will resume in January.

 And Finally…


For those who celebrate, seasons greetings! Just in case you need Christmas dinner inspiration, we’d like to share a selection of unusual options including the ‘three-course Christmas dinner pasty’, a deep-fried Christmas dinner and Christmas dinner pizza.