E-Learn Keynote & Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, October 20 • 8:45 AM

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  • Dragan Gasevic, Univ. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Learning analytics are more than a technology
  • This talk will introduce the field of learning analytics and touch on lessons learned from some well-known case studies, identify critical challenges, and discuss a set of milestones selected as critical for the maturation of the field of learning analytics. Read More »


Wednesday, October 21 • 8:45 AM

Thursday, October 22 • 8:45 AM

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  • Lani Gunawardena, Univ. New Mexico, US
  • Culture and Online Learning: Global Perspectives
  • This session will examine how culture influences the learning process online. Subscribing to a view of culture as negotiated online, we can come to terms with the complexity of culture in online learning environments, by defining it from the perspective of the Internet as a culture in its own right where networked learning communities develop their own conventions for interaction, and what is acceptable and not acceptable behavior online. Read More »

Invited Speakers

Tuesday, October 20 • 11:15 AM

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  • Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds
  • MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”: A Discussion of the Resulting Book and Special Issue
  • This panel is a follow-up to the full day preconference symposium on “MOOCs and Open Education around the World” held at E-learn 2013 which resulted in an edited book with Routledge and special issue of the International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL) both published in July 2015. The book addressed topics such as quality of OER, MOOCs in the developing world, MOOC alternatives, design principles, corporate training, unbundling costs, MOOC ecosystems, and the future. Read More »

Tuesday, October 20 • 1:30 PM

Wednesday, October 21 • 1:30 PM

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  • Thomas C. Reeves, Univ. Georgia, US
  • "Here's the Thing" or "Here's the Problem"? A Reexamination of the Focus of E-Learning Research
  • This session will provide guidance for reorienting e-learning research to addressing head-on the important educational issues faced by practitioners and society at large. Read More »

Wednesday, October 21 • 2:45 PM

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