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The Future of Learning
Wed 22 June 2016, 09:30 – 15:30 BST
Title: "The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age".
Registration: 09:00 to 09:50 (Harrington Lecture Theatre)
Start: 10:00 End: 15:30
Location: Harrington Lecture Theatre, Harrington Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston City Campus, PR1 2HE
*If you have registered for this event but can no longer attend, please contact the organiser by return email in good time before the event.
What is the future of learning in the digital age? How is learning being shaped by neoliberalism? How are digital technologies promoting and hindering learning? This interdisciplinary symposium will be of interest to students, teachers, researchers, support staff and policy-makers working in the field of education in general and technology-enhanced learning in particular. Following previous events in 2015 with Professor James Paul Gee on digital-game based learning, 2014 with Professor Regine Hampel on online and distance learning, and our 2013 event on "MOOCs in the Arts and Humanities" with Sir John Daniel and Professor Tony McEnery, this year's symposium addresses a range of topics of current interest across higher education and learning, including gamification, social networking, learning analytics and the future of online learning.
Plenary Speakers include:
Professor Stephen Bax: "The Future of Learning in the Digital Age: How to Achieve Normalisation" (The Open University, UK).
Professor Jozef Colpaert: "The Future of Content, Learning and Data Analytics in an Educational Engineering Perspective" (University of Antwerp, Belgium).
Professor Grainne Conole: "The Landscape of Digital Practices" (Bath Spa University, UK).
Rajay Naik: "Enabling Online Learning" (Keypath Education, UK).
Professor Hayo Reinders: "The Internet of Things: Implications for Education and Research" (Unitec University New Zealand and Annaheim University, USA).
Professor Randall Sadler (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA) and Dr Melinda Dooly (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain): "Critical Perspectives on Teacher Education: A Pedagogical Proposal for the Digital Age"
Dr Katerina Zourou: "User Perspectives on Open, Social Network-Based Learning and Teaching" (Web2Learn, Greece).
The event is free of charge to participants and light sandwiches/drink refreshments are included. Food is also available for purchase in the Harrington Building Cafeteria directly adjacent to the Harrington Lecture Theatre. Please print out and bring your Eventbrite ticket to registration.
Further questions can be directed to the organiser: Michael Thomas (MThomas4@uclan.ac.uk).
Travel information to the university is provided here: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/visit/how_to_find_us.php
The Harrington Building (HA) can be found in the Purple Zone on the Campus Map. Please do not confuse with HB (Harris Building): http://www.uclan.ac.uk/visit/assets/preston_city_campus_map.PDF
The venue is a 15 minute walk from Preston Train Station.
This event is supported by the UCLan Distinguished Visitor Programme, the Worldwise Learning Centre, and the School of Journalism, Language and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom. The event is open to all registered members including members of the public.