Media & Learning Online: Autumn 2020

Part of series: Conferences

The topic for Media & Learning Online on 18 November was Scaling up video-based services in Higher Education and was a direct continuation of the conversation which took place in June. Now that so many universities have moved much of their learning online we wanted to share good practices, explore the challenges and practicalities of putting effective support services online and try to come up with a vision of what the impact of all this change will be on how we experience higher education in the coming years.

The topic for 19 November was Experiences and practice in using AR and VR in Higher Education and here the focus switched to how, why and when universities and other higher education institutions are introducing extended reality. We shared experience about production practices, discussed topics like the responsible use of AR and VR as well as different collaboration models such as the initiative XR ERA: a community for extended reality for education and research in academia, initiated by MLA member the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

These days followed on from the success of the 2 day Media & Learning Online conference organised in June 2020 in which over 350 people took part.

Check out the November conference here: Media & Learning Online conference .

QMU’s Vision for on-line Delivery

Jim Bain, Queen Margaret University, Scotland, UK

Putting in place realistic guidelines for privacy during the pandemic

Panel discussion: Zac Woolfitt, Joanna van der Merwe

Facilitating DIY video production across the campus

Panel discussion: Evert Binnard, Stef Stes, Dennis Anneveldt, Karly van Gorp

How a Reluctant Online Teacher Found Purpose, Connection, & Adventure Teaching Online

Michael Wesch, Kansas State University, USA

Equity and Care for Students; Equity and Care for Teachers

Maha Bali, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Discover how French Universities have set up Hybrid Lectures

Marie Bellugue, Kalyzée

Designing A Home Video Studio For Online Synchronous Teaching

Sean P. Willems, University of Tennessee, USA

Meeting the EU Accessibility guidelines

Mike Wald, University of Southampton, UK

How extensively are universities making their learning resources digital (and digitally accessible) – results of recent survey

Thomas Dieste, Amberscript

How well are we doing?

Panel discussion: Lana Scott, Sónia Hetzner, Dominik Lukes, Stuart Perrin

VR Teaching: one headset, many students

Neil McDonnell, Mobius project in University of Glasgow, UK

XR ERA – Uniting the academic community working on XR

Thomas Ginn, Centre for Innovation, Leiden University, The Netherlands

XR4ALL – challenges and the future of XR technology

Oliver Schreer, Fraunhofer HHI & Technical University Berlin, Germany

Researching the learning possibilities offered by XR

Miguel Barreda-Ángeles, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Expanding adoption of XR in higher education

Jose Fernando Garcia Estrada, IMTELIlab, NTNU, Norway

Towards personalized AR/VR instructions to tailor cognitive support during learning

Pieter Vanneste, ITEC, KU Leuven, Belgium

Developing XR Apps at a University Lab

Mikhail Fominykh, NTNU, Norway

Virtual classrooms, what’s the Reality?

Carl Boel, Ghent University, Belgium

Teaching and Learning with XR at Scale

Jeremy Nelson, XR Initiative, University of Michigan, USA

The Road Ahead for the Holographic Academic?

Dominic Pates, City, University of London, UK