Tuesday 30 June 2015

Present a Poster!

To add to the liveliness of the conference and to encourage spirited dialogue, we are inviting people to present posters based around the conference themes. This is our first year with poster presentations. If you are interested in presenting a poster at the conference, you just need to submit an abstract and title, along your  affiliation, for consideration. Authors of accepted abstracts should design posters formatted to A1 size and present them on the day of the conference. Abstracts will be included with the conference materials given to all delegates. Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to apply. Work in progress is welcome. Please send submissions to chris.evans@brunel.ac.uk with "eLearning2.0" in the subject line before 8th July.

Thursday 18 June 2015

Deadline for Presentations

Today is the deadline for the 2nd call for presentations at #elearning2. This may be your last chance. Get your abstract in today!

Monday 8 June 2015

Keynote speaker - Sue Beckingham

Our second #elearning2 Keynote Speaker is Sue Beckingham

Sue Beckingham is an Educational Developer, taking a Faculty lead role for technology enhanced learning (TEL) at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (where she is a member of the Executive Board). Her teaching portfolio includes Professionalism and Communication; Digital Marketing; Web 2.0 in Business; Social Media Use in Organisations; and Information Design. She is also a course designer and facilitator of the cross institution open online course 'Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ and co-lead of the weekly Learning and Teaching in Higher Education online chat  #LTHEchat.
 Sue's research interests alongside TEL include digital identity and connectedness, and the use of social media in higher education and business. 

Keynote speaker - Mark Childs

Our first #elearning2 Keynote Speaker is Mark Childs

Dr Mark Childs is a freelance academic, working for several universities and learning organisations in the UK, USA, South Africa and Croatia. Since 1997 he has worked on nearly 40 technology-supported learning projects as an evaluator, manager and principal investigator, predominantly in synchronous online communication. In parallel to this he has had posts in academic development at Wolverhampton, Warwick, Coventry and Worcester Universities as well as running staff development sessions in Singapore, Oman and Ethiopia. His PhD in Education in 2010 was on learners’ experiences of presence in virtual worlds and he has written and edited several books in this field. 

2nd Call for Contributions

Brunel University London, UK
July 29, 2015

“The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student”

eLearning 2.0 is a lively international conference exploring 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 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.

Chris Evans, Brunel University London, UK &
Jennifer Killham, University of Cincinnati, USA

Ellen Jameson, Visiting Research Associate, Indiana University, USA
Gabriel Recchia, Researcher, Centre for Digital Knowledge Cambridge, UK
Mark Childs, Senior Research Fellow, Coventry University, UK
Sue Beckingham, Educational Developer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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.

eLearning 2.0 will comprise invited keynote speakers and individual presentations. Presentations will be in one of three formats:

·      Traditional 20 minute presentations in PowerPoint or Prezi
·      Shorter 5 minute 20 slide (Ignite) presentations in PowerPoint
·      Poster presentations

 Powerpoint/Prezi presentations will be recorded and published online as a series of screencasts. There are no full papers published or required.

All welcome! Whether you are conducting educational research, responsible for policies for technology enhanced learning, or just experimenting or planning to experiment with technology enhanced learning, you are very welcome to participate. Presenters must submit a 500 word ABSTRACT and TITLE for BLIND REVIEW. Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to apply. Submission indicates consent for your presentation to be screen recorded.

w: www.elearning2.org t: @elearning2 #elearning2

Brunel Business School (Eastern Gateway building), Brunel University London, West London, UK. Brunel University is in Uxbridge on the western edge of London. Uxbridge is in a prime location for reaching the transport network that embraces London and South-east England. It is a short drive from the M4, M40 and M25 and has the added benefit of being on the edge of the London Underground network. It is a 25-minute drive from London's Heathrow airport.

chris.evans@brunel.ac.uk with "eLearning2.0" in the subject line.


Submission of title and abstract DEADLINE: June 19, 2015