A sneak peek of #OnEd17: What will you learn from our Online Education Conference?

A sneak peek of #OnEd17: What will you learn from our Online Education Conference?

Are you ready to transform your online offer? Whether you’re looking to offer MOOCs, full degrees, blended learning or professional development, institutions need to be investing in online or technology enabled education programmes to stay at the top of this globally growing market. That’s why we’re hosting the free Online Education Conference (#OnEd17), where industry-leading expert speakers will guide education professionals through the online learning landscape, and provide insight into how institutions can design, develop and market their online offer.

So who is speaking, and what are they speaking about? Here’s a little taster of what you can expect to learn at OnEd17

The Current Online Education Landscape

Murray Simpson, Net NativesOnline learning is growing substantially in the UK. With the diversity of students increasing, alongside the need for more flexible learning, online courses are becoming a key offering for many institutions.

But who in the market is more likely to study an online course? And what are the implications on their overall University experience? Murray will be discussing the opportunities and challenges that come with Online Learning, and ways to overcome these challenges in the future.

Learning Online With 5.5 Million People From Around The World

Laura Kirsop, Futurelearn

In this session, Laura will cover the history of MOOCs and how Futurelearn help their partners design effective social learning experiences. You will also be introduced to some of Futurelearn’s learners and find out more about what it’s like to learn online.

She hopes to answer the questions, how does learning change when delivered online at a huge scale? Why do people choose to learn online and what impact does it have on them? How are MOOCs and online learning changing?

What Makes A Successful Online Learner?

Heather Price, JiscMost learners in post-compulsory settings now have an online component to their learning, whether they are taking a course wholly online, accessing online components, or undertaking online tasks and interactions within a more conventional syllabus. This session will share some of the key findings from a Jisc funded study into the experiences of online learners. A key part of the study was investigating the characteristics of successful online learners, their learning experiences and their motivations. The session will also provide participants with details of resources to help in the design of online learning, and ideas for engaging with online learners to enhance their experiences.

Learning Activity Design – The Key To Quality Online Higher Education

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Designing and developing online and blended learning courses at a higher education level provides a huge opportunity to go back to basics and look at what knowledge, skills and competencies our graduates should leave – then designing the learning experiences and a curriculum which will create the right environment for our learners to develop themselves, each other and us. This session will look at the use of ‘learning activity design’ as a key methodology and tool in designing from the lesson to the module to the curriculum.

What does “online education” mean to a university? In what ways can online learning add value and help transform your institution? Teaching and learning is evolving.

Charles Hardy, LinkedinThis session will explore how online learning can bring value in several different ways for both your students and your staff – technology enhanced learning, flipped classroom, digital literacy, career readiness, professional development, and just-in-time learning.


Education trends from Google in 2017 & opportunities arising from those.

Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 16.11.32The very latest in search trends relating to online courses and how institutions can use this information to effectively market their online courses. We’ll also be delving into how students are searching and behaving with regards to online courses. Finally, we’re going to loop these trends together with the next big things from Google’s standpoint and provide you with tips for the remainder of 2017.


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