Research in Distance Education (RIDE) conference 2021: Learning through disruption

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that following a tumultuous year since our last Research in Distance Education, (RIDE), conference gathering in 2020, we are preparing to deliver an online conference to a global audience, uniquely delivered over 2.5 hours of interactive sessions on the 16th, 17th and 18th June 2021.

The conference theme for 2021 is Learning through disruption. This broad topic will be examined through the perspectives of key stakeholders - the practitioner/educator, the student and the Institution. We will provide an in-depth exploration of research and evidence from practice across three sub-themed sessions:

  • Student support and student engagement (16th June 2021 9:30 - 11:40 BST)
  • Assessment (17th June 2021 14:00 - 16:40 BST)
  • Rethinking teaching and learning (18th June 2021 9:30 - 11:40 BST)

Research in Distance Education (RIDE) conference 2021: Learning through disruption

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that following a tumultuous year since our last Research in Distance Education, (RIDE), conference gathering in 2020, we are preparing to deliver an online conference to a global audience, uniquely delivered over 2.5 hours of interactive sessions on the 16th, 17th and 18th June 2021.

The conference theme for 2021 is Learning through disruption. This broad topic will be examined through the perspectives of key stakeholders - the practitioner/educator, the student and the Institution. We will provide an in-depth exploration of research and evidence from practice across three sub-themed sessions:

  • Student support and student engagement (16th June 2021 9:30 - 11:40 BST)
  • Assessment (17th June 2021 14:00 - 16:40 BST)
  • Rethinking teaching and learning (18th June 2021 9:30 - 11:40 BST)
Address
Senate House, London
Event dates
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    Each sub-theme session will include a keynote presentation discussed with a supporting respondent expert, and audience participation. Participants will then be engaged with further presentations of evidence from academic practice, discussing concerns, findings from research and evaluations and reflecting on achievements. CDE appreciates that over the last year, rapid innovation in digital practice has challenged and even changed our perspectives in teaching and learning. To share experiences further we will close each sub-themed session with breakout room-style social networking opportunities.

    Previously RIDE conferences have attracted a wide range of researchers and practitioners from Higher Education and this online format allows us to expand our boundaries and gain insights from around the world, promoting opportunities for collaboration. 

    Our keynote events include:

    • Professor Ellen Helsper, Department of Media and Communications at LSE, on digital inequalities. 
    • Professor Neil Morris, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Digital Transformation, University of Leeds on innovation in digital practice
    • Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper and Professors Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Alan Tait, CDE, on transition to online assessment. 


    Parallel sessions will include:

    Student support and student engagement

    • David Baume and Stephen Brown, CDE

    Assessment

    • Norbert Pachler and Simon Walker (UCL)