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JISC Online Conference - Innovating e-Learning 2006: Transforming Learning Experiences

Sarah Knight
Last modified 09 Dec, 2005
Published 09 Dec, 2005
Advance notice of online conference of interest to practitioners, e-learning coordinators and managers in further and higher education, researchers, and staff developers. A call for submissions for the conference closes on 31st January 2006

Innovating e-Learning 2006: Transforming Learning Experiences, an online conference based around the work of the e-Learning and Pedagogy and Innovation strands of the JISC e-Learning Programme will be held on 27 – 31 March 2006.

The five-day conference will highlight the three cornerstones of effective practice with e-learning: learning activity design, learners’ experiences of e-learning, and the impact of emerging technologies. The programme is divided into three themes and a plenary, each with its own keynote speaker:

27/28 March: Designing for Learning, introduced by Professor Diana Laurillard, Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab.

28/29 March: Learner Experiences of e-Learning, introduced by John Stone, Principal of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College (and future Chief Executive, Learning and Skills Network).

30/31 March: Innovating e-Learning Practice, introduced by Professor Stephen Heppell, Learn3K Research Centre, National College of Ireland.

31 March: Plenary - Chris Yapp, Head of Public Sector Innovation at Microsoft, will close the conference with a discussion on how to take forward a vision for transforming learner experiences.

Please note that although the conference extends over 5 days, each theme will run over 2 days. You may wish to select the theme that most closely matches your interests - it is recommended that you are available to participate whenever possible on the days you have selected. The conference will be open the week before 27 March, so that participants can view presentations and papers, and all discussions will be available for reading-only for two weeks after the official close of the conference.

Open call –Submissions for Innovative Practice Area

Expressions of interest for submissions that illustrate some aspect of the above themes are invited from practitioners, action researchers, researchers, developers, and experts in e-learning working in post-16 colleges and universities. Selected submissions will be hosted in the Innovative Practice Area of the conference and will also form the basis of discussions under each theme.

Expressions of interest for contributions must be received by 31 January 2006. The final date for submission of content will be 3 March 2006.

Further information

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Cost: £50 per delegate


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