The conference programme will run over 3 days, 11-13 September, usually 9.00am – 5.00pm. Alongside a packed schedule of plenary and parallel sessions as well as the exhibition there will be an engaging stream of social activities to get involved in, starting with a warm welcome for all early arrivals the day before and including a Gala Evening celebrating the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards on Wednesday, 12 September.
We are currently peer reviewing submissions for the conference, so the full schedule won’t be published until June. You can already meet our keynote speakers and find out who’s involved in the conference committee.
This year’s themes are:
- Participation through Learning Technology: including how to use technology to work in partnership with learners, how to create engagement and built informed consent, critical digital literacy, accessibility and equity;
- Collaboration for Learning Technology: such as working together on projects, scaling up innovation, the role of staff empowerment and leadership, collaboration or across institutions and countries, how learning technology can enhance (a)synchronous collaboration;
- Critical perspectives in Learning Technology: critical, historical and political perspectives, research and analysis that question the purpose or impact of technology used for learning, teaching or assessment; learner driven education;
- Openness and Learning Technology: for example open education practice, resources, policy for openness in education, open data and open governance;
- Wildcard: if your work doesn’t relate directly to any of the conference themes, then we encourage you to select the wildcard theme when submitting your learning technology research, practice or policy work from any sector including Further Education, schools, vocational learning and training, lifelong learning and work-based learning.