Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education

14—15 June 2018 in STUK, Leuven, Belgium

Thanks to the 283 participants from 22 countries who contributed to and took part in this year’s conference on video in higher education. The aim of the conference was to highlight the latest pedagogical and technical developments in this field through a highly interactive agenda accompanied by an exhibition showing the latest technologies, services and tools that universities and colleges can adopt to transform their use of video.

83 people from 15 countries contributed to the programme in 29 different sessions which included presentation sessions where leading experts and practitioners shared their experiences, insights and know-how, screenings of educational media productions in the conference cinema, 8 short taster workshops and discussion opportunities and demonstrations of different tools and services in the exhibition and demonstration area.

Announcements about our plans for 2019 will be made in September 2018!


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

  • Language students in Ireland creating their own video materials

    Come and take a look at some of the videos produced by language students from the National University of Ireland in Galway which will be shown by Ornaith Rodgers & Labhaoise Ní Dhonnchadha during one of the conference screening sessions.

  • iLearn: How do I learn with video

    Tania Dias Fonseca & Anne Preston from Kingston University London will share the results of their study into how students learn with video on and off campus. The results of this study suggest a series of ways to foster more innovative and active ways of learning and teaching with video which will be discussed during their presentation.

  • Customising and structuring hypervideo-based learning content with iVideo

    Alessia Evi-Colombo from the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training will be demonstrating iVideo in the conference exhibition and demonstration space, iVideo is a tool for customising and structuring hypervideo-based learning content education which can be used by teachers and trainers, with no particular computer skills, to customize and structure didactic material for their own teaching or training activity, using existing or self-developed footage and producing their own hypervideos through an intuitive, graphical user interface.

  • Legal and ethical issues affecting video use in higher education

    Join us in discussing the increasing number of legal and ethical issues facing higher education institutions: what is the impact of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on lecture capture? Can Higher Education Institutions use evidence from lecture capture to take disciplinary measures against lecturers or students? How will future regulations on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in education and OER affect access to video resources?

  • extended reality learning experiences from Leiden University

    Thomas Ginn & Jelger Kroese from the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University in The Netherlands will be giving a workshop on how to design an extended reality learning experience based on their approach which is multidisciplinary and team-based.

  • Pharmaceutical students learning with the help of interactive video cases in a video game

    The Faculty of Pharmacy of the Université de Lorraine in France decided to strengthen the training of its future pharmacists in patient care and counselling on self-medication. For this, they developed a collection of interactive videos cases in a video game. Pauline Thevenot and Gérard Casanova will be sharing their experience of creating these interactive videos which allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice and to develop their knowledge and skills.

  • Engaging students more effectively with 360degree video

    Sabine Tan from the School of Education in Curtin University, Australia will be giving a talk about how she and her colleagues have been trialing 360 degree video content that facilitates user-annotations and analytic visualisations in mathematics and science teacher education programs. More about the app they use here.

  • Research findings into the effect of educational film

    Tiiu Tenno from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland will be presenting the results of her study on the effects of an educational film during the research symposium which is an integral part of the conference agenda.

  • Video Killed the Lecture Star – A Journey from Video to Mixed Reality

    Keynote presenter Jeanine Reutemann is a deeply passionate researcher, media designer and tech-nerd who critically investigates the affordances of new media technologies at Leiden University's Centre for Innovation, while co-managing the start-up company RedMorpheus GmbH. Her current projects range from explorations into mixed reality for education at Leiden University in the Netherlands, educational science videos and VR 360-videos for ETH Zurich and a research documentary film for the R4D program of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • Getting the blend right with video clips

    Riet Callens from KU Leuven in Belgium will be describing how she supports her students self-paced learning of maths and physics by blending video clips and exercise sheets during one of our best practice presentation sessions.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Echo360 Kaltura
Panopto Barco Ubicast


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