The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, together with MOVE-ME project (an EU project), is hosting an International Conference on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning and Mobility at our university next week (20 – 21st Oct). This is the conference page with the full programme and abstract:
We have participants coming from over 16 countries, representing about 50 higher education institutions. The plenary sessions will be live streamed. So please join us Live!
The two keynote speakers are well-known academics in their fields:
Thursday 20th Oct (2pm – 2:45 pm), link to join: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=2723&s=1
Keynote speaker : Dr Jeremy Knox (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Beyond the ‘c-’ and the ‘x-’: new paradigms for MOOC learning
Jeremy Knox is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. His research interests include critical posthumanism and new materialism, and the implications of such thinking for education and educational research, with a specific focus on the digital. His published work includes critical perspectives on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He has recently published Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: Contaminating the Subject of Global Education with Routledge.
Friday 21st Oct (9:00 – 9:45am), link to join: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=2724&s=1
Keynote speaker : Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (The Open University, UK)
Mobile Learning Applications for Newcomers to a City
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University and Past-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning. She has been researching mobile learning since 2001, most recently as part of the MASELTOV project on personalized technologies for social inclusion, the British Council project on Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching, and the SALSA project on mobile language learning in the next generation of smart cities. She has published widely on mobile learning and is the co-editor of three leading books in this field, the latest of which is Mobile Learning: The Next Generation (Routledge, 2016).