CALL FOR PAPERS Learning and Technology Conference

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Losing momentum? Current challenges in learning and technology

Thursday 14th June 2012

Department of Education, University of Oxford

The Learning and New Technologies Research Group at the University of Oxford Department of Education is holding a one-day conference for doctoral students.

The conference is an opportunity to network, present research and receive feedback from other doctoral students working in a similar area.

Conference theme

The developed world has passed through a period of intense excitement and expectation about the transformative potential for learning of new technologies, such as Web 2.0 and mobile learning, but have these promises led where expected? During this day we will explore more nuanced realities about new technologies and learning current in various settings and contexts. Keynote speakers include Neil Selwyn (Department of Culture, Communications and Media at the Institute of Education, London), Martin Oliver (Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, London) and Avril Loveless (Education Research Centre, University of Brighton).

Topics of Interest

Topics of particular interest include:

  • inequalities
  • personalisation
  • trajectories
  • contexts and boundaries
  • identity
  • expertise

We encourage abstract submissions from all students in any year of their doctoral studies. Presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Key dates

  1. Deadline for submission of 500 word abstract: 30th March 2012
  2. Successful presenters informed: 27th April 2012
  3. Deadline for registration: 1st June 2012

Visit to find out more, to submit your abstract or to register.