EVENT: Digital Learning Research Symposium

  • Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
  • Time:: 10:00 to 16:00
  • Venue:: Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B, University of Leeds
Students in one of the University of Leeds's transformed digitally enabled and collaborative lecture theatres.

LEARNING SPACE: Students in one of the University of Leeds’s transformed digitally enabled and collaborative lecture theatres.

THE UNIVERSITY’S new interactive collaborative lecture theatre will be the venue for a Centre for Research in Digital Learning Research Symposium.

The day-longevent, which will involve presentations, panel debates, poster presentations and networking opportunities, will be held at the recently refurbished Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B and is for internal staff only.

A keynote presentation will be delivered on the day by Professor Diana Laurillard from the London Knowledge Lab at the Institute of Education, University College London.

Prof. Laurillard has previously held roles including Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the then UK Government Department for Education and Skills, Thinker in Residence at the Royal Flemish Academy, the Visiting Committee on IT at Harvard University and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for learning technologies and teaching at The Open University.

Professor Neil Morris, Director at the Centre for Research in Digital Learning, said there was still room for more presentations. He says:  “We have a number of speaking slots available. Please email me with a title and a short abstract if you are interested in presenting at this event. We particularly encourage presentation proposals from current PhD researchers.”

READ: Prof. Morris’s blog on ‘Reimagining traditional learning spaces’.

DRAFT PROGRAMME
10am
Arrival and refreshments
Introduction and welcome (Neil Morris, Director, Centre for Research in Digital Learning)
Research presentations (Chair: Dr Vania Dimitrova, School of Computing, University of Leeds)
10:30
Carlo Perrotta, University Academic Fellow in Digital Learning, University of Leeds
The marketisation of education in the digital age: a sociological analysis of students as consumers in MOOCs

11:00
Chris Bailey, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Education
The Banterbury Tales: Exploring The Emergent Dimension of Virtual Play in an after-school Minecraft Club

11:30
Refreshments
Short presentations (Chair: Dr Bronwen Swinnerton, Research Fellow in Digital Learning, School of Education, University of Leeds)
11:45
Alicja Piotrokowicz, PhD student, School of Computing

Intelligent Data Analysis to Augment Video-based Learning

12:00
Fereshte Goshtabpour, PG Tutor, Manchester Metropolitan University and PhD student, School of Education, University of Leeds
What does educators’ engagement with MOOC discussions look like?

12:15
[empty slot]

12:30
[empty slot]

General discussion (Chair: Ms Alice Shepherd, Leeds University Business School)
13:00
Lunch, including posters, stands and networking
Keynote lecture (Chair: Prof. Neil Morris, School of Education, University of Leeds)
14:00
Professor Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab at the Institute of Education, University College London

Research presentations (Chair: Dr James Pickering, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds)
15:00
Ashwin Mehta, Head of Corporate e-Learning, MRC and PhD student, School of Education, University of Leeds
The Influence of Values on E-learning Adoption

15:30
[empty slot]

Vote of thanks and close (Aisha Walker, Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Digital Learning)
16:00 onwards
Refreshments

To register your interest in attending this event click here. Full details about the event will be sent to registered participants nearer the time.