CALRG Conference 2016

6 June 2016 - 8 June 2016
Meeting Room 1 of the Jennie Lee Building at The Open University

Annual conference held at The Open University, Milton Keynes

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Rebecca Ferguson
17 May 2016

The 37th annual Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG) Conference takes place 6-8 June 2016 in Meeting Room 1 of the Jennie Lee Building at The Open University. The Tuesday (7 June) will focus on the work of the FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN). There are a variety of topics on the conference agenda which will be of relevance to researchers interested in computer and technology use in education.

Monday 6 June

10am-10.30am

Welcome from Professor Eileen Scanlon

10.30-11.15am

Research diversity: lightning presentations

  • George Alain Designing technology to provide education to children In conflict areas and refugee camps
  • Lisette Toetenel and Mat Schenks Pedagogy supplants technology to bridge the digital divide
  • Mark Nichols Introducing ‘opinionated pedagogy’
  • Janesh Sanzgiri MOOCs for development? Who are the Indian learners that take massive open online courses?
  • Sian Beavers Classical narratives and popular forms: constructing the past through television drama and digital games
  • Helen Crump An investigation into the phenomenon and discourse of work out loud
  • Lesley Boyd: Using technology-enabled learning networks to achieve practical improvement outcomes
  • Clare Kemp Why engage young people with contemporary science?
  • Popi Anastasiou Good weather or bad weather? A story of fractions

11.15-12.15

Thinking big

  • Jekaterina Rogaten, Bart Rienties, Denise Whitelock, Simon Cross and Allison Littlejohn Leveraging learning gains: a multi-level longitudinal analysis of 30,000 online learners
  • Robert Farrow, Beck Pitt, Beatriz de Los Arcos and Martin Weller The Open Research Agenda

12.15-13.15

Lunch and poster presentations (see list below)

13.15-14.00

Research diversity: short presentations

  • Eleni Anna Skoulikari, Danaë Stanton Fraser and Richard Joiner Exploring the use of technologies in educational assessment in primary schools
  • Jessica Sampurna Social networking sites for language learning: integrating project-based learning on Facebook in the Indonesian context
  • Garron Hillaire Learning analytics of emotion for self-regulated learning

14.00-14.30

Coffee

14.30-15.55

Learner perspectives

  • Alice Peasgood, Jon Rosewell and Tony Hirst Gender and group attitudes to STEM: a pilot evaluation of an outreach robotics activity
  • Jenna Mittelmeier, Dirk Tempelaar, Bart Rienties and Denise Whitelock Student reflections on cross-cultural group work: Social, teaching and cognitive factors that influence collaboration
  • Simon Cross and Denise Whitelock Exam revision, the student experience and ‘revision analytics’: understanding and designing for the student experience prior to examinations

15.55-16.00

Closing remarks

Tuesday 7 June: FutureLearn Academic Network focus on MOOCs

09.30-10.00

Coffee available

10.00-10.15

Opening remarks

Professor Eileen Scanlon

10.15-11.15

Keynote

Professor Allison Littlejohn, The Open University

Professional and digital learning: leveraging learning at work

11.15-12.00

FLAN presentations: learning and teaching in MOOCs

  • Steve White The socio-technical construction of MOOCs and their relationship to educatorand learning designer roles
  • Inge de Waard, Mike Sharples and Agnes Kukulska-Hulme Self-directed informal learning by experienced online learners enrolled in FutureLearn MOOCs

12.00-12.45

Lunch

12.45-14.15

FLAN presentations: focus on individual MOOcs

  • Rachael Hodge Literature and Mental Health: the MOOC as research tool
  • Lorraine Hudson Smart City MOOC
  • Tony Hirst and Michel Wermelinger The medium is the message… Learning to Code for Data Analysis

14.15-14.45

Coffee

14.45-15.00

FutureLearn update

  • Matt Walton MOOCs for credit

15.00-15.30

FLAN presentations: widening participation

  • Francisco Iniesto Accessibility and massive open online courses (MOOCs): the current state and next steps
  • Janesh Sanzgiri MOOCs for development? Who are the Indian learners who take FutureLearn  courses?
  • Tim O'Riordan Evaluating comments in MOOC discussion forums

15.30-16.00

Discussant Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, University of Edinburgh

 Wednesday 8 June

10.00-10.30

Lightning presentations

  • Andrew Brasher, Peter Devine, Sue Lowe, Gill Macmillan and Lisette Toetenel Activity-level learning design representations to enhance curriculum design
  • Chenxi Li A report on Chinese undergraduate students' online English language learning experiences and perspectives
  • Ralph Mercer Online learning: an exploration of the last 20 inches
  • Denise Whitelock, Simon Cross, Aida Azadegan and Bart Rienties An adaptive trust-based e-assessment system for learning (TeSLA)
  • Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui Assessment through non-text artefacts

10.30-12.00

Language learning

  • Fernando Rosell-Aguilar Twitter for language learning: the learners’ view
  • Alice Peasgood and Mark Gaved Location-triggered language learning in a smart city using mobile technologies: a field study
  • Fernando Rosell-Aguilar User evaluation of language learning mobile applications: a case study with learners of Spanish

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.30

Online learning and assessment

  • Mark Nichols Teaching online with and alongside iQualify
  • Jon Rosewell Assessing with confidence
  • Karen Kear and Helen Donelan Assessing online collaborative work

14.30-14.35

Closing remarks

14.30 onwards

Coffee and discussion

 

Posters

  • Andrew Brasher, Peter Devine, Sue Lowe, Gill Macmillan and Lisette ToetenelActivity-level learning design representations to enhance curriculum design (not 6 June)
  • Clare Kemp Why engage young people with contemporary science?
  • Denise Whitelock, Simon Cross, Aida Azadegan and Bart Rienties An adaptive trust-based e-assessment System for Learning (TeSLA)
  • Eleni Anna Skoulikari, Danaë Stanton Fraser and Richard Joiner Exploring the use of technologies in educational assessment in primary schools
  • Francisco Iniesto Accessibility and massive open online courses (MOOCs) the current state and next steps
  • Garron Hillaire Learning analytics of emotion for self-regulated learning
  • George Alain Designing technology to provide education to children In conflict areas and refugee camps
  • Helen Crump An investigation into the phenomenon and discourse of work out loud
  • Katy JordanVisualising the academic genealogy of the Institute of Educational Technology

CALRG 2016 conference committee

Rebecca Ferguson, Tim Coughlan, Eileen Scanlon, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Jenna Mittelmeier, Janesh Sanzgiri and Tina Papathoma

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