On the 7th and 8th of June, an eLearning Conference was held at Brunel Business School. Senior Lecturer Chris Evans and Director of Programmes Ray Hackney chaired the conference with keynote speakers Maggie McPherson from School of Education, University of Leeds and Steve Wheeler from School of Education at Plymouth University.
The conference was aimed at academic staff interested in using the Web 2.0 and social media in their teaching as well as at researchers and policy makers interested in the next generation of technology enhanced learning. It was open to academics, administrators, researchers and PhD students.
The conference included discussions on topics such as:
- factors influencing academics’ use of microblogging tools in teaching and learning.
- the role of eLearning 2.0 in modern media education.
- enhancing the impact of the interactivity of social media in Higher Education to improve learning outcomes.
- Virtual World: practice legal training.
- factors influencing students’ use and non-use of Web 2.0.
- capturing and evaluating learner behaviours in real time for analysis and evaluation.
The conference was well attended and proved to be a great opportunity for professionals from across the world to exchange ideas and information about the eLearning experience. More ...