Media & Learning 2019: Video in Higher Education

5—6 June 2019 in STUK, Leuven, Belgium

Media & Learning 2019 will highlight the latest pedagogical and technical developments in the field of video-supported learning through a highly interactive agenda featuring showcases, discussions, demos, talks and workshops. It will include an exhibition showing the latest technologies, services and tools that universities and colleges can adopt to transform their use of video.

Building on the success of last year’s conference which attracted 283 participants from 22 countries, we are looking forward to a spectacular event where leading experts and practitioners will share their experiences, insights and know-how along with screenings of educational media productions in the conference cinema.

Take a look at the themes for this year’s conference. The closing date for submission of proposals was 21 January 2019. If you would still like to submit a proposal, please use the submission form, and we will let you know if it is still possible to consider your proposal.


how the very latest developments in video technology can be put to effective use in universities and colleges


about new approaches, developments and opportunities being realised in higher education


with your colleagues about the challenges you face in integrating video-based approaches in your own institution


some of the very finest examples of video used and produced in higher educational institutions

This year's highlights

  • How AI is Creating the Netflix Model in Higher Education

    Robert M. Lipps, Sonic Foundry, USA will give a keynote presentation where he will argue that given the fact that today’s digital native students crave a traditional college experience, institutions need to figure out what that looks like in a fast-paced world. Rob will explore the massive potential for streaming video & artificial intelligence to offer Gen Z the Netflix model for learning.

  • Lecture capture: Time to change the conversation

    Emily Nordmann, University of Glasgow, UK will give a keynote presentation in which she will argue that the focus on the relationship between lecture capture and lecture attendance is misplaced and that there are more interesting and pedagogically important questions we should be asking (and answering)

  • Visit LIMEL: KU Leuven's Institute for Media & Learning

    The Leuven Institute for Media and Learning aka LIMEL, is the place where, at KU Leuven, educators and students can find everything they need to produce high quality videos. Not only do LIMEL staff work with a professional video team, they also train educators to enable them to make their own videos. This visit includes both a tour of the facilities as well as discussion about how the LIMEL support model works.

  • Video is never enough - enhancing video with AI

    Donald Clark from WildFire, UK will give a keynote presentation in which he will build on learning theory, research on the use of video in learning and recent developments in AI, to create balanced, effortful learning experiences.

  • Action, Cut, Learn - Experience a European Hackathon style video event for teacher trainees

    There will be a half day pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 4 June led by the organisers of the annual EDIT Educational Video Challenge aimed at teacher training organisations. During the workshop you will find out more about the EDIT model for creating educational videos in a hackathon-style event organised in a unique international cooperation model. The workshop will be led by Janne Länsitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Christian Kogler, University of Education Upper Austria, Austria and Rebekka Schmidt, University of Paderborn, Germany

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura Panopto