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International Conference MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility


International Conference

MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility


20 – 21st October 2016, Milton Keynes, UK

The Department of Languages at The Open University (UK), as one of the partners of the project "MOOCs for University Students on the Move in Europe" (MOVE-ME) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will host an international conference on "MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility". The conference will take place at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK on 20th and 21st October 2016.

Confirmed keynote speakers and topics:

Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (The Open University)

Mobile Learning Applications for Newcomers to a City

Dr Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh University)

Beyond the ‘c-’ and the ‘x-’: new paradigms for MOOC learning

Click here for a copy of the programme.

Abstracts are available here.

Please join us live

20th Oct page -
21st Oct page -




In addition to MOVE-ME project presentations, we welcome research-related papers, presentations of case studies and projects as well as posters on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. Topics include but are not limited to:  

  • MOOCs - design, learning, teaching, quality assurance, etc

  • CALL and its normalisation

  • Mobile-assisted language teaching and learning

  • Informal language learning

  • Learning to learn languages

  • Student mobility

  • Virtual classrooms, eLearning, and ePortfolio

     We plan to publish a selection of papers in (peer-reviewed and open access online). Details about how to submit the full paper will be announced later here

    Conference Fees:

    Conference attendance is FREE for all presenters and non-presenting attendees. Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided.  Non-presenting attendees registering after 1st August 2016 will pay a £10 administration fee.


    For more information about accommodation and travelling, please click here.
    For a detailed map of the campus, please click here.


start date: 
Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 12:00
end date: 
Friday, 21 October, 2016 - 18:00
Hannah Leicester