2012 Conference

CALRG 2012 Conference Programme, 19-20 June 2012

The annual Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG) Conference took place on the 19th and 20th of June 2012 in the Jennie Lee Building at The Open University. There was a variety of topics on the agenda which will be of relevance to researchers interested in computer and technology use in education, including social media in informal learning, digital gaming, online teaching, e-assessment, and a number of other innovative educational technology projects and case studies.

The twitter hash tag is #calrg12

Day one: Tuesday 19 June 2012 – Jenny Lee Building, Meeting room 1

Discussant: Rose Luckin, London Knowledge Lab

9:50 – 10:00 Day 1:  Opening remarks
Session I
10:00 – 10:30 Rose Luckin
“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous”: tapping into teen spirit to inform technology design for personal energy consumption understanding
10:30 – 11:00 Adrian Kirkwood
If you don’t know where you are going…how do you know if you have arrived?
11:00 – 11:30 Felicity Harper, Hannelore Green, and Maria Fernandez-Toro
Evaluating the integration of Jing® screencasts in feedback on written assignments
11:30 – 11:45 TEA / COFFEE
Session II
11:45 – 12:15 Denise Whitelock
How is evidence-based literature informing e-Assessment practice: Findings from an HEA project
12:15 – 12:45 Jon Rosewell
Can a computer marked exam improve retention?
12:45 – 13:45  LUNCH
Session III
13:45 – 14:15 Doug Clow
iSpot: A Growing Informal Learning Community
14:15 – 14:45 Jo Iacovides
Digital games: Motivation, engagement and informal learning
14:45 – 15:15 Thiemo Romey, Anne Adams and Tom Argles
The ‘Gamification’ of GIS for teaching and learning
15:15 – 15:30 TEA / COFFEE
Session IV
15:30 – 16:00 Fernando Rosell-Aguilar
The iTunes U at the OU learner
16:00 – 16:30 Chris Lima
Reading and discussing literature online: A Study on dialogue and online interaction
16:45 – 17:00 Discussant’s summaries

Day 2 – Wednesday, 20 June 2012 – Jenny Lee Building, Meeting room 1

Discussant: Heather Mendick, Brunel University and Andrew Ravenscroft, East London University

09:50 – 10:00 Opening remarks
IET Technology Coffee Morning Session
10:00 – 11:00 Simon Buckingham Shum and Rebecca Ferguson
Enquiry Blogger Project
11:00 – 11:15 TEA / COFFEE
Session VI
11:15 – 11:45 Andrew Ravenscroft
RadioActive: Informal Learning and Employability through Internet Radio and Social Media
11:45 –12:15 Alice Peasgood
Old learning habits and new technologies: the impact of choice, control and identity in the learning experiences of novice adult students using ICT12
12.15 – 12:45 Graham Healing and Chris Jones
What do studying and teaching online look like? Looking at student and tutor video diaries
12:45 – 13:45  LUNCH
Session VII
13:45 – 14:15 Heather Mendick and Marie-Pierre Moreau
Gender in Online Science and Technology: Understanding the gap between narratives and texts
14:15 – 14:45 Mike Sharples
Learning with Technology In, About, Through and Despite Context
14:45 – 15:15 Andrew Brasher
Supporting integration through incidental learning
15:15 – 15:30 TEA / COFFEE
15:30 – 16:00 Keren Mills
Supporting learners in mobile discovery of library resources
16:00 – 16:30 Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Assessing informal learning: a case study using historical audio guides
16:30 – 17:00 Jon Rosewell, Karen Kear and Keith Williams
Next Steps for Excellence in the Quality of e-Learning
17:00 – 17:30 Discussant’s summaries and closing remarks

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