Show & TEL Nov. 2021: Agenda & Abstracts



Tuesday 2nd November (09.30 – 12.30)
09.30 – 10.10 Welcome & introduction: Eileen Scanlon: Celebrating openTEL
10.10 – 10.50 Trevor Collins & Shailey Minocha – The pedagogical design of a badged open course on the ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM’
10.50 – 11.00 BREAK
11.00 – 11.40 Koula Charitonos – “We have dealt with this covid situation randomly”: a peer ethnographic approach to researching approaches to English language teaching in refugee contexts
11.40 – 12.20 Kathy Chandler –  students’ experiences of synchronous online tutorials in health and social care
12.20 – 12.30 Afterword & Close

Wednesday 3rd November (10.00 – 12.30)
10.00 – 10.10
10.10 – 10.50 Mark Gaved, Saraswati Dawadi, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme – ReMaLIC: how English and ICT can reduce or reinforce marginalisation in education
10.50 – 11.30 Victoria Murphy – The Trouble With EdTech in Organisations
11.30 – 11.40 BREAK
11.40 – 12.20 Xinyu Huang – Interact with Holographic AIs
12.20 – 12.30 Afterword & Close


The pedagogical design of a badged open course on the ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM’ Continue reading

Don’t be afraid to question information from the network

The Learning at Scale (L@S) Special Interest Group included presentations from two members of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University. Professor Anna De Liddo and Research associate Tracie Farrell shared their exciting work about  Contested Collective Intelligence and  Mis(sing) Information on Tuesday, October 12th.  Continue reading

Are digital exams here to stay?

On Wednesday, October 6th, the Assessment and Feedback Special Interest Group welcomed José Luis Aznarte, associate professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence of UNED University. In this session José talked about the experience of switching to online exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Distance Education University is the largest university in Spain that combines online with face-to-face learning through a hybrid methodology offered to more than 200,000 students. Exams at UNED were usually held in their local study centres or exam spots. Results were digitised and distributed to each course team using the software called ‘valija virtual’ (virtual pouch). However, the university had to consider alternatives to adjust the examination process and to guarantee fairness and rigour during the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading

Learning @ Scale SIG – 12th October 2021

Tuesday 12th October 11:00 – 12:30

Join us online for presentations from Anna De Liddo and Tracie Farrell plus facilitated discussion with Special Interest Group lead, Rebecca Ferguson.

Contested Collective Intelligence: Harnessing the power of coming together, even when we disagree. 
Anna De Liddo

Technology has brought the world closer together than ever before. However, today it is often blamed for sewing social division. We can’t overlook the internet’s role in fanning the flames of division. Fake news and social media bubbles filter our reality and have the power to entrench us on one side of the argument and prevent us from understanding others’ views. However, my research also finds that technology can be a powerful tool to help us find common ground, even in cases when it appears we couldn’t be farther apart.

In this talk I will present intuitive online technologies to help people think critically, make sense and build consensus, even when they disagree. I will then discuss research results from real-life applications of such tools to bridging divides in political communication, healing divisions in post-war situations, and crowdsourcing community capabilities toward learning at scale.

Mis(sing) Information: Investigating the Role of Values, Ideologies and Events on How We Become Misinformed
Tracie Farrell

Misinformation is everywhere on social media. It spreads faster and deeper than other forms of information because it surprises us, triggers our fears, and raises strong emotions within us. Computational research tends to focus on Continue reading