The seventh eLearning 2.0 Conference (2015) will explore technology-enhanced learning and social media technologies. The conference is a collaborative space for educators, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to share their eLearning classroom successes, as well as new developments in their research and the workplace. The main theme of this year’s conference is “The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student”. This educational paradigm shift is fuelled by the unprecedented access that students now have to information coupled with a view of learning as a constructive process consisting of selecting, organising and integrating information.
The theme broadens the discussion from last year’s theme of “Flipping the Classroom.” It seeks to showcase any use of technology to enhance learning which requires us to “think differently.” The conference seeks contributions on evolving pedagogical approaches, as well as to raise the profile of research in technology-enhanced learning; spread good practice in the use of technology to enhance learning; and facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
It will be held on 29 July in Brunel Business School, Brunel University London.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: flipping the classroom, use of social media for teaching, constructivist and connectivist theories of learning, games and gamification, the maker movement, security, privacy, social networking, podcasting, wikis, blogging, video sharing, screencasting, folksonomies, MOOCs, eLearning 2.0 and people with disabilities, the potential impact of eLearning 2.0 on the Third World, creativity and Web 2.0, human-computer interaction, and business.
The conference will comprise invited keynote speakers and individual presentations. The presentations will recorded and published online as a series of screencasts. There are no full papers published or required.
It brings together international education, information systems and technology-enhanced learning researchers and practitioners to participate in sharing ideas and to enjoy the exciting surroundings of the historical capital of the UK – London.