CALRG 2021 Online Conference

Date: 15th-16th June 2021



Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: 24 May 2021

Submission link:


Computer and Learning Research Group (CALRG) is one of the UK‘s leading research groups in the use of technologies in education. CALRG’s annual conference provides a forum for members, as well as other researchers and practitioners at the OU, to present their work. We particularly encourage research students to contribute submissions and attend to discuss their project.

We are inviting submission on any topics related to educational technology, including but not limited to:

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Accessible online learning
  • Learning at Scale and MOOCs
  • Micro-credentials
  • Mobile learning
  • Language learning
  • Informal learning
  • e-health
  • Effective designing for learning and learner experiences
  • Citizen science and public engagement
  • Learning analytics
  • Openness in education
  • Game-based learning
  • Professional learning
  • Widening access and participation in education with technology
  • Supporting learning during Covid-19 pandemic

Submission Types

  • Full papers (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes Q & A)
  • Posters
  • Doctoral Consortiums
  • Innovative formats

For each submission, an abstract with 150 to 300 words is required with keyword suggestions.

We especially welcome presentations that explore the links between different research projects. We would encourage doctoral students in particular to collaborate and produce a shared presentation that explores how concepts, methods, or findings connect together. 

As the conference will be held in a virtual environment, we encourage any submissions that would like to trial an innovative online-friendly format. Please email us at for a discussion on the innovative format you have in mind.

Deadline for submission: 24 May 2021

Please submit your abstract to

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

We look forward to hearing about your work in educational technology!

CALRG 2021 Organizing Committee

  • Dr Ann Jones
  • Dr Mark Gaved
  • Dr Shi Min Chua
  • Prof Eileen Scanlon
  • Barbara Conde-Gafaro