Agenda planning for the Media & Learning Online conference taking place on 18-19 November has picked up pace and the draft programme will be published in 2 weeks. In the meantime you can still send suggestions for presentations and discussion topics to the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 9.
On November 18, the topic for the day will be “Scaling up video-based services in Higher Education” and so far confirmed speakers include: Michael Wesch from Kansas State University; Jim Bain from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh; Maha Bali, from the American University in Cairo, Leen Van Rentergem, from KU Leuven and Steven D. Krause from Eastern Michigan University. We will also have discussion sessions on proctoring and the role of video, an update on audio visual compliance with the EU accessibility directive, guiding academics towards creating and using video resources, and student well-being in video supported learning environments as well as issues to do with privacy.
On November 19, the topic for the day will be “Experiences and practice in using AR and VR in Higher Education” and so far confirmed speakers include Thomas Ginn on behalf of the new XR ERA community initiated by the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University in the Netherlands.; Neil McDonnel from the Mobius project in University of Glasgow; Carl Boel from Ghent University and Oliver Schreer from the XR4ALL network. We will also have discussion sessions on a range of topics including responsible use of XR, cost and technical concerns, affordances of AR/VR for learning and the potential of immersive learning as well as an exploration of how the community of AR/VR practitioners in higher education can share their knowledge, experiences and plans.
We are looking forward to hearing what else you would like to see on the agenda. Follow the progress of our planning on the conference website.