The University of London Worldwide’s digital education reading group meets every six weeks to discuss current issues in digital education. It provides a space for education professionals to step back from every day tasks, and reflect on developments and issues in the wider ed tech sector.
Topics discussed in previous meetings
July 2023: DEBATE! Should we still be talking about digital education, or just about education?
May 2023: Can we engage students in self-directed optional learning using threshold concepts and ipsative assessment?
April 2023: Constructivism, behaviourism and cognitivism in designing for online learning
July 2022: Asynchronous discussion forums
May 2022: Online engagement
March 2022: Autoethnography
February 2022: Authentic learning and storytelling
December 2021: Playful learning
November 2021 – Do students know what’s good for them?
October 2021 – Questioning the consensus in online pedagogy
September 2021 – Automation of/in teaching
July 2021 – Learning through blogging
June 2021 – Humour in elearning
February 2021 – Is it wise to include collaborative learning in an online programme?
January 2021 – What do students need to succeed in an online programme? How can we support this?
July 2020 – Learning from video: what works?
April 2020 – Online assessment and academic integrity
March 2020 – Will coronavirus make online education go viral?
February 2020 – Learning styles: fact or fiction