Where Pedagogy meets Media
Leuven, Belgium | 20-21 June 2023
The Media & Learning Association’s 10th annual conference is back in Leuven, Belgium on 20-21 June 2023. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary by learning from one another, getting inspired and changing the way people think about media in education!
Our theme Media & Learning 2023: Where pedagogy meets media takes into account one of the most challenging tasks that educators face, namely how to incorporate media in all its manifestations into the learning process in the most efficient and effective way.
Keynote speakers @ Media & Learning 23
Scaling XR in Higher Education
In this presentation, you will hear from Jeremy Nelson, the Senior Director of XR, Media Design and Production at the University of Michigan, and learn how they built a sustainable XR program across the institution. You will learn techniques and approaches to implement an XR strategy at your institution through examples and lessons learned.
Advancing Excellence in Education: The Changing Role of Centres for Teaching & Learning
Centres for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) are the structural interface between professional development and Higher Education institutional policies. They operate within the already complex environment of their respective universities, carving out an institutionalised “third space” at the crossroads between academic and non-academic spaces. This session will explore the changing roles of CTLs as they navigate the post-pandemic HE landscape, aiming to strike a balance between remaining grounded in faculty needs and gaining more visibility and influence within the university administration.
How to make sense of learning design and learning analytics: a practice-based narrative from the Open University UK
Many educational institutions are considering implementing learning analytics with the increased availability of learner and learning data. However, many questions are asked about whether or not to implement learning analytics: Where do you start? What should you do first? Is the data accurate? What about ethics and privacy? How can we effectively support our staff to use data? How do you know that this is a cost-effective and pedagogically sound approach? Does it actually work?
The Open University (OU) in the UK is one of the few organisations that have implemented learning analytics and learning design at scale for over a decade. With over 170.000 learners and more than 400 courses the OU has implemented a range of world-leading approaches, including Analytics4Action, OU Analyse, OU Learning Design Initiative. In this keynote I will share our insights from 10 years of large-scale implementation, what has worked, what has not, and what evidence we have found from over 100 studies on the use and effectiveness of learning analytics, and how we can effectively support the key stakeholders in learning analytics: educators and students.
Making the impossible possible with new media tools
Michel Beerens, head of the NewMedia Centre of Delft University of Technology, will share insights into the productions, workflows, services, ambitions and challenges of the NewMedia Centre related to new technologies in teaching.
Training soft skills in higher education using immersive virtual reality. Perceptions from students and faculty.
This presentation will discuss the results of a large scale, international study on how both students and faculty members of higher education institutions across Europe and North-America perceive immersive virtual reality as an instructional method to train soft skills training. This research was carried out independently by Thomas More, as part of a Meta grant offered to Bodyswaps, a UK based virtual reality studio focused on developing innovative training methods for soft skills, fostering the affordances of virtual reality trainings.
KU Leuven, Belgium
KU Leuven Learning Lab as a catalyst for educational innovation
KU Leuven Learning Lab is a university-wide network that aims to support educational innovation for future-oriented blended éducation. It brings together human and technological resources to create innovative learning environments. In this presentation, Anneleen will talk about some recent evolutions and topics the university is working on.
Speakers and moderators
This year’s Media & Learning Conference is being held in the splendid Provincie Vlaams-Brabant - Provinciehuis.
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant - Provinciehuis is about a 10 minute walk from the train station and an 20 minute walk from the city centre.
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Provincie Vlaams-Brabant - Provinciehuis