Show & TEL 13th Dec 2022

Tuesday 13th December (9.30am – 12pm)
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Join us for the last time this year for openTEL Show & TEL seminar, chaired by Jessica Carr and presentations from Duygu Bektik, Francisco Iniesto, Jenna Mittelmeier, Maria Aristeidou, Fridolin Wild, Koula Charitonos, Andrew Brasher and Paul Astles.

All are welcome!


9:30am – 10:00am: Steering Group – OpenTEL ’23 onwards (Updates from the Chair Eileen Scanlon)

10:00am – 11:30am: Presentations

10:00am – 10:30am: Updates from previous and current OpenTEL fellows

10:30am – 11:30am: Updates from SIG leads and OpenTEL members on current and future projects

11:30am – 12:00pm: Goodbye from Eileen Scanlon


EdTech Forum
Fridolin Wild

Joint webinar series with UNHCR
Koula Charitonos

Module Maps
Andrew Brasher

The role of Learning Design at The Open University in supporting student retention and success
Paul Astles
This talk would begin by framing what the role of a learning designer is at The Open University (OU). We would then move to focus on the work that the OU Learning Design (LD) team have been doing around workload and retention. A brief overview of how real time student feedback is used within module presentation is followed by the impact that course workload, specifically overloaded or unbalanced content, has on student retention and how we use a specialised tool to map workload, activity types and constructive alignment.  We then will discuss the role LDs play in the identification and implication of design decisions, communicating outcomes with module teams and application of the ICEBERG model (this model is used at the OU as a rationale for our approach to impact student retention and success).

Show & TEL 22.02.22

Tuesday 22nd February (13:40-16:00)
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Please note we will be starting slightly later than originally advertised, at 13.40 pm, and the presentation on Redesigning Project Pathways has been removed from the agenda.

Join us online for the next openTEL Show & TEL seminar, chaired by Christothea Herodotou and presentations from Gerald Evans, Dot Coley, Alice Gallagher, Koula Charitonos, Rachel Mcmullan, Saraswati Dawadi, Felipe Tessarolo, Maria Aristeidou and Theofanis Orphanoudakis.

All are welcome! Please contact openTEL for an invite.


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


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Show & TEL 2nd & 3rd November 2021: Call for Presenters

openTEL’s next Show & TEL event is scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd November 2021.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact openTEL with a brief outline of your presentation and whether you have a preference on date or AM or PM slot.

For more information on our Show & TEL events you can see our previous recordings and write ups here:

Show & TEL 2021: Five presentations in a nutshell

Show & TEL has become an opportunity to learn more about the work of colleagues from The Open University (OU) and other researchers with similar Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) interests since 2015. This year’s event was not an exception. Members of openTEL hosted five online presentations on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, from 09:00 until 13:00. The presentations included TEL-related topics, such as learning analytics, students’ success, chatbots and science. In a nutshell, we present here what you may have missed from these exciting talks on that day of the event.

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