Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) conference

Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) is an annual conference organised by the Centre for Distance Education (CDE), University of London.  Through keynotes, panel discussions and individual research presentations it:

  • Explores current themes and issues in online, flexible, blended and distance learning;
  • Showcases distance education methods and applications; 
  • Promotes debate about challenges and solutions in this field.  

The conference has developed from its origins as the inaugural CDE Fellows Conference in 2006, to become a fixture in the University of London calendar of events, attracting an international audience of practitioners, researchers, educational technologists and senior managers. 

 

Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) conference

Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) is an annual conference organised by the Centre for Distance Education (CDE), University of London.  Through keynotes, panel discussions and individual research presentations it:

  • Explores current themes and issues in online, flexible, blended and distance learning;
  • Showcases distance education methods and applications; 
  • Promotes debate about challenges and solutions in this field.  

The conference has developed from its origins as the inaugural CDE Fellows Conference in 2006, to become a fixture in the University of London calendar of events, attracting an international audience of practitioners, researchers, educational technologists and senior managers. 

 

Use the links below to see details of this year’s conference and to access resources from earlier years.

There was no RIDE 2014 because the conference date was moved from November 2014 to March 2015. 

RIDE 2021 Learning through disruption

RIDE 2020 Examining disruptive innovations in distance education

RIDE 2019 Addressing the Challenges of Digital Education: Professional Development and Student Experience

RIDE 2018 Learning Design: Integrating Learning, Teaching and Student Support

RIDE 2017 Learning and Teaching in a Digital Age: MOOCs, OERs and Innovation

RIDE 2016 Design for Learning, Technologies for Learning, Student Experience

RIDE 2016 Conference short programme (opens in new window)

RIDE 2016 conference report (opens in new window)

RIDE 2015 Design for Learning, Technologies for Learning, Student Experience

RIDE 2015 Conference short programme (opens in new window)

RIDE 2013 Design for Learning, Technologies for Learning, Student Experience

RIDE 2013 Conference short programme (opens in new window)

RIDE 2013 conference blog with links to presentations

RIDE 2012 Design for Learning, Future Technology, Student Engagement

RIDE 2012 Conference short programme (opens in new window)

RIDE 2011 Research in Distance Education

RIDE 2011 Conference short programme (opens in new window)

RIDE 2010 Research in Distance Education: Impact on Practice

RIDE 2009 From present findings to future agendas

2008 Pan‐Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning: Access to Learning for Development

2007 External System conference: Research Into Practice

No details available

2006 External System conference: Research based teaching for flexible and distance learning

This was the first University of London External System annual conference organised by CDE.  No further details of the event are available.

External System conferences were held annually 2001-2007. 

The External System (ES) was responsible for organising the development and delivery of University of London distance learning and self-directed study programmes, in collaboration with University of London Member Institutions. It was supported by the Distance Education Resource Centre (forerunner of CDE). CDE was formed in 2005 and took over running the annual ES conference in 2006. In 2008 the External System was rebranded as the University of London International Academy (UoLIA), later, University of London Worldwide (UoLW).

Read more about the history of distance learning and the Centre for Distance Education