2015 Conference

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 (amanda.quinn@futurelearn.com) 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

9:30-9:45 Opening remarks Patrick McAndrew – IET Director
    Session I – Chair: Rebecca Ferguson
9:45-10:15 Eileen Scanlon

Collaboration and interdisciplinarity in Technology Enhanced Learning Research

10:15-10:40 Mark Gaved, Iestyn Jowers, Gary Elliott-Cirigottis

Makespaces: distributed design studios for distributed design students?

10:40-11:05 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

11:05-11:30    TEA/COFFEE
     Session II – Chair:Beck Pit
11:30-11:55 Annika Wolff

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

11:55-12:20 Trevor Collins

Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning through co-research

12:20-12:45 Andrew Brasher, Ann Jones, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Mark Gaved, Eileen Scanlon, Lucy Norris

Designing and evaluating incidental learning

12:45-13:10 Mark Gaved, Richard Greenwood, Alice Peasgood

Location triggered language learning using beacons

13:10-14:00    LUNCH
     Session III – Chair:Liz Fitzgerald
14:00-14:25 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

14:25-14:50 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

14:50-15:15 Chris Douce, Dave Mcintyre and Jon Williams

TT284 Web Technologies: The tutor’s experience

15:15-15:35  TEA/COFFEE
15:35-16:00 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)

16:00-16:25 Elaine Thomas, Leonor Barroca, Helen Donelan, Karen Kear, Jon Rosewell

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

16:25-16:45 Summary and End of Day 2

CALRG Annual Conference   17 June 2015

Day 3: Paper Presentations

Jennie Lee Building, Ambient Lab

9:30-9:45 Opening remarks – Canan Blake
    Session V– Chair: Ann Jones
9:45-10:15 Helen Farley

Making the Connection: eLearning and mobile learning for prisoners

10:15-10:40 Anne Pike

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

10:40-11:05 Annie Bryan and Lisette Toetenel

Designing for inclusion: Supporting disabled students at the OU

11:05-11:30    TEA/COFFEE
     Session VI – Chair: Doug Clow
11:30-11:55 Martyn Cooper

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

11:55-12:20 Jenna Mittelmeier, Bart Rienties, Denise Whitelock

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

12:20-12:45 Ann Jones

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

12:45-13:10 Ann Grand, Richard Holliman, Helen Donelan, Peter Devine

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

13:10-14:00    LUNCH
     Session VII – Chair: Simon Cross
14:00-14:25 Katy Jordan

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

14:25-14:50 Anne Adams and Gill Clough

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

14:50-15:15 Tim Coughlan

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

15:15-15:40 Lucia Rapanotti, Canan Blake​, Jon Hall

Enriched student context in online professional learning

15:40-16:00 TEA/COFFEE and Close of the Conference

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