CALRG Conference 2024: Programme


We’re delighted to share the provisional schedule and abstracts for this year’s 47th CALRG conference. The conference will take place online and is open to all.

If you are external to The Open University (UK) then please email us for links to join the conference sessions.

The 47th Computers and Learning Research Group Annual Conference

All times shown are in BST (GMT+1) 

The programme was last updated on 27 June 2024. 

Wednesday 3 July 2024: Welcome, Keynote & Doctoral Consortium

  • 9.30: Welcome (Eileen Scanlon, OU UK)
  • 9.45: Keynote: Shaping the Futures of Digital Scholarship (Professor Mpine Makoe, UNISA)
  • 10.45: Comfort break 
  • 11.00: Web Conferencing: The Technical and Social Challenges (Yaw Buadu, OU UK)
  • 11.30: Negotiating the competing demands of home, work, and learning through improved online self-efficacy in CPD for healthcare professionals (Helen Darlaston, OU UK)
  • 12.00 Building self-efficacy within DL to address retention in introductory science courses (Sam Johnson, OU UK)
  • 12.30: How do visualizations and automated personalised feedback engage professional learners in a Learning Analytics Dashboard? (Sarah Alcock, OU UK) 
  • 13.00: Close 

Session abstracts: 

Thursday 4 July 2024

  • 9.45: Beyond Boundaries: The Role of Learning Types in Shaping MOOC Learner Engagement and Progression (Hannah John, John Kerr & Guillaume Andrieux, Glasgow) 
  • 10.15: Understanding engagement patterns of game-based learning for children in CatnClever using learning analytics.  (Josmario Albuquerque, Kristina Corbero, Sebastian Hahnel & Bart Rienties, OU UK) 
  • 10.45: Comfort break 
  • 11.00: AI in Democratising Educational Decision Making (Anne Adams, Peter Devine, Richard Greenwood, Christothea Herodotou & Kevin Mcleod, OU UK)
  • 11.30: Generative AI as your course materials writing assistant: Is it useful?  (Thomas Ullmann, Duygu Bektik, Chris Edwards, Christothea Herodotou & Denise Whitelock, OU UK)
  • 12.00: Leveraging Generative AI for Enhanced Writing Instruction: A Case Study. (Aysegul Liman-Kaban, Bahcesehir)
  • 12.30: Towards an EDIA-based and AI-enabled pedagogy across the curriculum. (Mirjam Hauck, Rachele deFelice, Clare Horackova, Deirdre Dunlevy, Tracie Farell & Venetia Brown, OU UK) 
  • 13.00: Close 

Session abstracts:

Friday 5 July 2024

  • 9.15: Reflection on undergraduate students’ and teachers’ experiences of using English and digital technology in Asian higher education through a gender lens. (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Philip Sergeant & Saraswati Dawadi, OU UK) 
  • 9.45: Minoritised populations’ informal learning behaviours in response to the challenges of accessing online services. (Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Sara Bailey & Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, OU UK) 
  • 10.15: Enhancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Open Education: Insights from Africa and Latin America. (Carina Bossu & Francisco Iniesto (OU UK & UNED)
  • 10.45: Comfort break. 
  • 11.00: How to design inclusive museums? Insights from an online course for professionals in art and humanistic studies. (Francisco Iniesto & Covadonga Rodrigo, UNED) 
  • 11.30: Barriers and facilitators to physical activity for transplant recipients; developing a Patient and Public Involvement and engagement framework (PA-PPI). (Leigh Martin & Bart Rienties, OU UK) 
  • 12.00: Close. 

Session abstracts:

Contacts and further information

The CALRG Conference 2024 organising team is: Hannah Clarkson, Fereshte Goshtasbpour, Beck Pitt, Eileen Scanlon and the IET-Research team.

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