Month: November 2012

Conferences

I am at Online Educa Berlin this week.  A conversation with another conference participants crystallised in my mind the three types of conferences I prefer:

  1. Conferences which cover a broad variety of research domains within my research field, Learning Sciences. A key conference exemplifying this category for me is the biannual conference of  the European Association of Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI).   
  2. Conferences which bring together a variety of sectors and organisations – universities or other public sector organisations and the industry, research centers and publishers, etc.  Online Educa Berlin (OEB) is an example of this type of conference.
  3. Conferences focused on my particular research area (Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning).  Typical conferences in this category are EARLI Professional Learning SIG, Researching Work and Learning (RWL), EDMEDIA
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