CALRG conference – Full programme

The 40th Computers and Learning Research Group Annual Conference

17-18 June 2019 (Jennie Lee Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)

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

There is still time to register for the conference via Eventbrite.

This conference will not be live streamed. Recordings of the presentations will be available after the event.

Monday 17th June 2019


09:30-09:45 Tea & Coffee
09:45-10:00 Welcome to CALRG 2019, by Professor Eileen Scanlon
10:00-11:00 Keynote 1 – Martin Oliver
OpenTEL and the post digital campus
11:00-12:15 Session theme: OpenTEL
Andrea Berardi, Gareth Davies and Mark Gaved ARCLIGHT: Offline networked tools for collecting positive mental health stories in Guyana
Venetia Brown, Trevor Collins and Nicholas Braithwaite Fostering a sense of community: The role of interactive web broadcasts to develop online learning communities in STEM
Mike Sharples, Maria Aristeidou, Christothea Herodotou, Kevin McLeod and Eileen Scanlon Inquiry Learning at Scale: the nQuire Platform
12:15-13:00 Lunch and book launch: “Practical Pedagogy”
13:00-14:40 Session theme: Doctoral Consortium
Jo Buxton Design for Collaborative Engagement: Exploring inclusivity in online collaborative learning for students with sensory impairments, a design-based research project.
Irina Rets Assessing language barriers in online learning: The suitability of English language Open Educational Resources for non-native speakers
Dimitrios Vogiatzis Examining adult learners’ use of Facebook for language learning purposes               
Jessica Carr


Becoming citizen scientists – an inclusive approach engaging people with learning disabilities in citizen science
Jake Hilliard An exploration of students’ goals, appraisals and emotions in an online collaborative project
14:40-15:00 Tea & Coffee – Students will present their posters to the audience for feedback
15:00-17:00 Session theme: Doctoral Consortium continued
Lesley Boyd Using technology-enabled learning networks to drive module improvements in STEM
Ralph Mercer Speaking the Future: A Critical Futures Studies approach to the Technologies of Learning in Post-Compulsory Education
Victoria Murphy Contradictions in Learning from Incidents
Vasudha Chaudhari Role of technology in fostering self-regulated learning strategies of finance professionals during times of uncertainty
Discussant Jenna Mittelmeier

Closing remarks Eileen Scanlon and Francisco Iniesto

Tuesday 18th June 2019


09:30-09:45 Tea & Coffee
09:45-10:00 Welcome to CALRG 2019, by Professor Eileen Scanlon
10:00-11:00 Keynote 1 – Linda Price
Research or the scholarship of teaching and learning – which is impacting educational technology in higher education?
11:00-12.30 Session theme: Languages and interaction
Xinying Zhang An Assessment Instrument for Blended Language Learning Module – The Revised Community of Inquiry Survey
Anna Comas-Quinn


Integrating TED Translators in language and translation education
Andrew Brasher, Professor Denise Whitelock and Wayne Holme How should the quality of education offered by online institutions be assessed?
Andrew Brasher and Kathleen Calder Making sense of students’ interactions with Interactive Media Objects
12.30-13.30 Lunch and book launch: “Artificial Intelligence in Education. Promise and Implications for Teaching and Learning”
13.30-15.00 Session theme: Professional Development
Sharif Haider Virtual simulation games for interprofessional training
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Anne Adams, Duygu Bektik, Carina Bossu, Gill Clough, Nashwa Ismail and Julia Sargent Tools and Technologies for Advancing Professional Development
Rebecca Ferguson European MOOC Consortium: Labour Market
Simon Cross, Freda Wolfenden and Lina Adinolfi Transforming classroom observation and professional development with 360-degree video
15.00-15.20 Tea & Coffee
15.20-17.00 Session theme: Innovation and methods
Francisco Iniesto How can MOOCs be designed accessible? A mixed approach including qualitative, quantitative and HCI methods
Beck Pitt The Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) project: Improving the Quality of Distance Education in Myanmar
Chenxi Cecilia Li


A gaze analysis of meaning negotiation episodes in webcam-mediated interactions
Thomas Daniel Ullmann Reflective writing analytics – Validating machine learning approaches
Chris Edwards, Professor Denise Whitelock, Wayne Holmes and Alexandra Okada Embedding e-authentication into online assessment: the TeSLA project

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