CALRG 2022 conference – Call for Papers

45th Computers and Learning Research Group Annual (Online) Conference

Call for Papers

** Submission deadline May 18th 2022 **

 We invite submissions for the 45th annual conference of the Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG), to be held on 21st-22nd June 2022. The conference will be online, and open to everyone free of charge. CALRG is one of the UK‘s leading research groups on the use of technologies in education. CALRG’s annual conference provides a forum for members, as well as other researchers and practitioners in the field, to present their work. We particularly encourage research students to contribute submissions and attend to discuss their project. For research students, there will be an opportunity to present in a doctoral consortium.

The conference will consist of two days of presentations and interactive sessions across a broad range of relevant topics, including:

  • Learning in a hybrid way
  • AI and education
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Accessible online learning
  • Mobile learning
  • 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

Submission Types

Contributions are invited in the following forms:

  • Full presentations
  • Doctoral Consortium

Full presentations are designed for work that is mature or in the final stages of analysis, and will be allotted approx. 25-30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Presenters are asked to submit an abstract of 250-300 words.

 Doctoral consortium. To provide a supportive environment for PhD candidates at all stages of their research, a doctoral consortium will be arranged as part of the conference. Students will be allotted 30 minutes in total. Students will decide how much time they want to invest in feedback with the experts and general audience from those 30 minutes. Presenters are asked to submit an abstract of 250-300 words.

There will also be a session on the second day about writing for publication led by Jane Seale and Christothea Herodotou.


Submission Guidance

Doctoral students

Participation in the doctoral consortium and posters from PhD and EdD candidates are a strong component of the CALRG annual conference. The doctoral consortium will feature a panel of experienced experts to provide guidance and encouragement.


Institute of Educational Technology (IET)

It is anticipated that all academic research projects based in IET will if possible contribute a submission to the CALRG conference, in order that the conference provides a complete overview of our current work. Submissions from projects in openTEL, from the wider university, and beyond are also very welcome.


Submitting an abstract

The deadline for abstract submission is midnight . Abstracts for all submission types should be submitted via the CALRG email ( Accepted abstracts for all types of submission will be included in the online conference programme.


Contacts and further information

If you have any inquiries about the conference, please contact us at:


The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #CALRG2022


As well as the conference CALRG runs weekly events that are open to all. More information on these and on previous conferences can be found at:


CALRG 2022 organising team

Kristiina Bax

Maria Di Gennaro

Beck Pitt

Kylie Matthews

Jessica Carr

Eileen Scanlon