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The CALRG Annual Conference 2015


The 2015 CALRG Annual Conference will be held from 15-17 June 2015 at the Open University, Milton Keynes.

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CALRG Annual Conference – 15-17 June 2015

Day 1: FLAN Day

Jennie Lee Building, Meeting Room 1


 FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN) Day  

FLAN Day will take place on the first day of CALRG conference and will include presentations on FutureLearn and MOOCs -related research from PhD students, plus an invited keynote presentation. It will be hosted by Prof Eileen Scanlon and Prof Mike Sharples. To attend the FLAN Day, please register with Amanda Quinn ( by 8 June. See below for some of the presentations:

Keynote: Professor Sir Tim O’Shea, Principal, University of Edinburgh
An Ecology for eLearning: MOOCs, Minnows and Monsters

Bronwen Swinnerton, University of Leeds
Can demographic information predict MOOC learner outcomes?

Srecko Joksimovic, University of Edinburgh
MOOCdb-Developing Data Standards for MOOCs

Vitomir Kovanovic, University of Edinburgh  
Inquiry-based learning and MOOCs: Challenges and opportunities

Katy Jordan, The Open University
Trends in MOOC completion rates

Inge de Waard, The Open University
Self directed Learning dynamics in Futurelearn courses: towards a framework

Janesh Sanzgiri, The Open University
MOOCs for development? A study of Indian Learners in Massive Open Online Courses

Hannah Gore, The Open University
Engagement of informal learners undertaking open online courses and the impact of design

Tina Papathoma, The Open University
Exploring Learners’ motivations on Assessment in a Massive Open Online Course



CALRG Annual Conference   16 June 2015

Day 2 Paper Presentations:

Jennie Lee Building, Meeting Room 1


Opening remarks Patrick McAndrew - IET Director


  Session I – Chair: Rebecca Ferguson


Eileen Scanlon

Collaboration and interdisciplinarity in Technology Enhanced Learning Research


Mark Gaved, Iestyn Jowers, Gary Elliott-Cirigottis

Makespaces: distributed design studios for distributed design students?


Shailey Minocha, Steve Tilling, Tom Argles, Nick Braithwaite, David Burden and James Rock

Pedagogical advantages of 3D virtual field trips and the challenges for their adoption




   Session II – Chair:Beck Pit


Annika Wolff

Smart tourists: Using mobile technology to close the gap between physical and conceptual neighbourhoods across cultural points of interest


Trevor Collins

Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning through co-research


Andrew Brasher, Ann Jones, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Mark Gaved, Eileen Scanlon, Lucy Norris

Designing and evaluating incidental learning


Mark Gaved, Richard Greenwood, Alice Peasgood

Location triggered language learning using beacons




   Session III – Chair:Liz Fitzgerald


Bea de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Beck Pitt, Martin Weller

Building Understanding of Open Education: An Overview of the Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning


Lucy Norris, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Andrew Brasher, Ann Jones, Mark Gaved,

Eileen Scanlon, Jan Jones

Conducting a field trial in Milton Keynes: Lessons from the MApp


Chris Douce, Dave Mcintyre and Jon Williams

TT284 Web Technologies: The tutor’s experience




Session IV - Chair: Canan Blake

Chris Edwards, Maria Luisa Perez Cavana

Improving language learning and transition into second language learning, through the Language Learning Support Dimensions (LLSD)


Elaine Thomas, Leonor Barroca, Helen Donelan, Karen Kear, Jon Rosewell

Diverse approaches to using online ‘studio’ based learning in Open University modules


Summary and End of Day 2



CALRG Annual Conference   17 June 2013

Day 3: Paper Presentations

Jennie Lee Building, Ambient Lab


Opening remarks - Canan Blake


  Session V– Chair: Ann Jones


Helen Farley

Making the Connection: eLearning and mobile learning for prisoners


Anne Pike

What makes the difference? Understanding the interactions and experiences of ‘at risk’ learners


Annie Bryan and Lisette Toetenel

Designing for inclusion: Supporting disabled students at the OU




   Session VI – Chair: Doug Clow


Martyn Cooper

Learning Analytics and Accessibility – what can be done and pragmatic considerations


Jenna Mittelmeier, Bart Rienties, Denise Whitelock

The Role of Culture in Student Contributions to an Online Group Learning Activity


Ann Jones

Informal language learning with mobile technologies: reflections on three recent studies


Ann Grand, Richard Holliman, Helen Donelan, Peter Devine

Linking research and practice: the evolution of “the snakes and ladders of social media”




   Session VII – Chair: Simon Cross


Katy Jordan

Characterising the structure of academics’ personal networks on academic social networking sites and Twitter


Anne Adams and Gill Clough

The E-assessment burger:  Supporting the before and after in e-assessment systems


Tim Coughlan

Creating Structures for Engagement with Open Knowledge: Interpreting the links between art and location in the ArtMaps project


Lucia Rapanotti, Canan Blake​, Jon Hall

Enriched student context in online professional learning


TEA/COFFEE and Close of the Conference



Please contact Canan Blake if you have any enquiries about the CALRG conference.