Media & Learning Online to take place on 17-18 June

This two day online conference on scaling up and providing access to video based services in higher education will feature talks and discussions drawing in part on the experiences of universities all over the world in scaling up their video based services in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. On 17 June, the emphasis will be on the experience of recent months from different perspectives; including that of the service provider, the academic and the administrator. Talks will also address how universities helped and supported their academic staff to make the most out of video and what did – and of course what didn’t – work. We will also take a look at what the implications are for policy going forward given the fact that for many, the crisis has been a significant game-changer for higher education. So lets talk about the implications of this change for asynchronous and synchronous media-based learning.

On June 18, the emphasis will switch to the topic of accessibility given the new EU Directive on Accessibility which comes into operation in September and which has significant implications for video services in higher education. During the day there will be talks on the legal implications of this directive, results of a research study into the degree of readiness on the part of universities and a discussion about the different options and possibilities available. Part of the discussion will focus on whether it is really possible and r necessary for higher education providers to comply with the legislation.

Speakers already confirmed for the conference include Stuart Perrin, XJTLU, China, Andreas Schille, NTNU, Norway, Matt Howcroft and Claire Gardener, University of Derby, UK – you can follow the agenda as it develops in the coming weeks.

You can register now for free for this online event which will include talks, break-out sessions, discussions, showcases and a virtual exhibition of products and services.