Wednesday 6 July 2011


#elearning2 welcomes everyone to the first day of exciting presentations!

Monday 4 July 2011

How to Find the Conference

elearning 2.0 will be held in the MBA Suite on the Brunel University campus in the Russell Building in Zone G (bottom right on the campus map). You can get directions and a map here.

Friday 1 July 2011

How or when does technology enhance learning?

(On behalf of Andrew Middleton)

The term 'technology-enhanced learning' suggests that technologies can be used to improve learner engagement and their experience of learning. Heightened experience and engagement are often associated with a greater degree of personalisation. But is technology inherently more alien and impersonal? How or when does technology work particularly well in making us feel included, less isolated, and personally and socially involved?

Thursday 30 June 2011

Twitter or Facebook?

The use of Twitter is becoming widespread in modern business. Despite its 140 character limit, it has several advantages over Facebook for communication. But the vast majority of HE students are familiar with Facebook, not Twitter. Is it worth the effort to move them to Twitter for teaching? Comments please!

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Final Programme Available

The final Programme can now be downloaded here. Please check whether you have been given responsibility for chairing a session.

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Does Privacy Mean We Can't Use Facebook?

An oft cited reason for not using Facebook for teaching is that students don't want their teachers seeing what they are up to. Do you agree? Is there a future for Facebook in teaching?

Friday 24 June 2011

Attendance equals learning?

In the past the success of a lecture was often measured by "attendance"? In the context of social media, does this still hold? Is lack of physical attendance a "bad thing"? What do you think? Comments please!

2nd Draft Programme with Chairs

Please check the second draft to see if you are scheduled to chair a session.

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Confirm your attendance!

Delegates need to confirm their attendance and the names of co-presenters by Friday 17 June or risk being excluded from the conference programme. Send your confirmation to with eLearning 2.0 in the subject line. Thanks!

Tuesday 31 May 2011

World Simulation using Twitter

Prof Wesch from Kansas State University uses Twitter to support a World Simulation

Register Today!

If you have had your abstract accepted for presentation, you need to register as soon as possible so that we can include you in the Programme. Here is the Registration Form for download.

Call for Presentations

Limited places available! The deadline for title and abstracts for the next round is 17 June 2011.

Thursday 17 February 2011

eLearning 2.0 sponsors Open Educational Resources 2011

Open Educational Resources consists of a stimulating and engaging mix of keynotes, project presentations and case studies, refereed papers, workshops and demos all promoting and disseminating best practice in OER. It will take place at Manchester Conference Centre Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 May 2011.

Thursday 10 February 2011

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Thursday 27 January 2011

Call for Presentations

The deadline for title and abstracts for the next round is 28 March 2011.

Tuesday 4 January 2011

Keynote Speaker - Josie Taylor

Josie Taylor is Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dance, Drama and Psychology (University College, Worcester) and a D.Phil in Cognitive Sciences (University of Sussex). Her research focuses on understanding the ways in which people learn from complex media (traditional and digital) and how best to design those media to support learning. In 2005 she achieved national impact through the development of a UK e-learning research agenda to advise the research councils on priorities for the ESRC/EPSRC Technology-Enhanced Learning funding initiative.

Keynote Speaker - Richard Noss

Richard Noss is co-director of the London Knowledge Lab, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Institute of Education (IOE) and Birkbeck, two colleges of the University of London. He is Professor of Mathematics Education at the IOE, holding a Masters degree in pure mathematics and a PhD in mathematical education. He was co-founder and deputy scientific manager of Kaleidoscope, the  European network of excellence for technology-enhanced learning, and is currently  the director of the Technology Enhanced Learning research programme funded jointly by the ESRC and EPSRC. 

Keynote Speaker - Mira Vogel

Mira Vogel is an Academic Developer at in the Learning Enhancement Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London where she has a wide remit including pedagogies of assessment and feedback, collaborative work, large group sessions and institutional online learning environments. She is currently involved in a Higher Education Academy project Engaging Academic Development for Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Keynote Speaker - Andrew Middleton

Andrew Middleton is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Innovation at Sheffield Hallam University where he has responsibility for Creative Development and Academic Literacies. He has produced podcasts such as the Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education podcast since 2005 and publishes regularly on the subjects of digital voices, audio feedback, and mobile learning. Andrew is a leading contributor to the UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group.