Crowd and Cloud - Towards a collaborative future

As digital technologies continue to evolve and transform the pedagogic landscape, we face exciting and innovative possibilities for the future of education. New forms of mobile learning and cloud computing are shaping the learning environment, enabling students to learn in multiple physical, social and conceptual spaces. The 2012 designs on e-learning conference will explore the impact of these shifts on our teaching practice, and question how we can maximise their potential for improving student learning. This is an opportunity to join the crowd to collectively generate ideas, tackle problems, and share best practices in e-learning. The format of the conference will be innovative, with barcamps, streamed sessions, discussions, performances and creative work. The conference has a very exciting programme with notable keynote speakers and delegates from Europe, the USA and Asia.

  • 35 papers on topics including digital literacy, mobile learning, design projects in urban planning, peer assessment, open source tools, E-portfolios and wiki learning
  • ‘My Digital Life’ – a student keynote delivered by 5 UAL students
  • A live streamed international panel discussion on the topic of Learning through Digital Collaboration
  • A Barcamp – an experimental session open to all
  • Digital Hang Out – a dedicated drop in space for collaborative working and developing skills
  • A splendid dinner with entertainment at Shoreditch House