The OpenLearning Conference:
Leading the way in Online Learning

Join us at the face-to-face conference on 2nd December 2022. Location (in Sydney) to be confirmed shortly.

The OpenLearning Conference 2022Leading the way in online learning

Objective:

OpenLearning was founded in 2012 to enable access to higher quality education. A decade on, with hundreds of education providers and 3+ million learners worldwide supported, our drive and commitment to deliver on this purpose remains strong.

Having established a wide network of partners ranging from K-12 institutions, public and private, accredited and non-accredited providers, training organisations, industry, and government departments, we value our role as a conduit for advancing innovative online teaching and learning practices. 

With this conference, OpenLearning is set to pave the way for practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, and teaching and learning specialists to come together and share their work and ideas, and to engage in an ongoing dialogue to collectively lead the way in online education.

The key objectives of the conference are to:

  • Enable practitioners and thought leaders to connect

  • Surface innovation and best practice

  • Shift the conversation from theory and practice to outcomes


Theme:

The theme, Leading the way in Online Learning, recognises that the learning landscape has shifted considerably as a result of COVID-19, but still has a significant way to go in order to meet the needs of current and future learners, employers, and industry. With this comes the acknowledgement that practitioners are looking to bridge the gap between understanding effective online teaching and learning theory, keeping up-to-date with innovations in the field, and feeling supported to experiment, evaluate and innovate within their own institutions and organisations. Leveraging the expertise of all actors within the learning ecosystem is essential to creating sustainable and scalable high-quality learning solutions for all.

With a focus on measurable outcomes, the conference is an opportunity to connect with and learn from those who are leading the way in online learning.

Who is the conference for?

Leading the way in Online Learning is focused on showcasing best practices, emerging initiatives, case studies, innovative theoretical and conceptual models or frameworks, and forward-thinking strategic approaches in a day committed to moving from theory to action.

We invite you to contribute towards shaping the conference in alignment with the theme and key interest areas.

Who should attend:

  • Practitioners/pracademics

  • Heads of/Directors of/Associate Deans

  • Professional and academic leaders

  • Education innovators/Learning designers/Learning support staff

  • Researchers in higher, tertiary and adult education

  • Learning and development specialists

Who is the conference for?

Key interest areas:

Please note that the below list is used to prompt ideas rather than being a finite list of potential topics.

  • Active learning

  • Assessment and feedback

  • Co-creation

  • Crowdsourcing

  • Employability / career skills / graduate outcomes

  • Equity and inclusion

  • Facilitation / collaboration

  • Learning communities

  • Lifelong learning

  • Micro-credentials

  • Online / hybrid / blended  synchronous learning

  • Online learning pedagogies

  • Social constructivism

  • Social learning

  • Student engagement

  • Student experience & journey

Conference Timeline:

13th May 2022

30th June 2022

31st July 2022

26th August 2022

2nd December 2022

Friday, 13th May 2022

Stage 1: Register your EOI by filling out the form below

Thursday, 30th June 2022

Stage 2: Deadline to send your submission using the document template provided

Thursday, 31st July 2022

Stage 3: Outcomes are announced

Friday, 26th August 2022

Stage 4: Announcement of conference agenda

November 2022

Stage 5: The OpenLearning Conference 2022 will take place

Expression of interest:

If you are interested in participating, we invite you to register your EOI by filling out the below by the 13th of May 2022.

  • Case study presentation (15 min + 5 min Q&A); or

  • Emerging initiative presentation (15 min + 5 min Q&A); or

  • Strategic approach, model or framework (15 min + 5 min Q&A).

Please note that the above list “Key interest areas” is used to prompt ideas rather than being a finite list of potential topics.

Who is the conference for?

Submission Requirements:

You are required to use the document template provided. Please read all submission categories before submitting your Expression of Interest.

Case Studies:

Submissions should report on institutional projects with evidence of a scholarly approach that builds on existing best practices. Case studies should include a rationale, description, outcomes and scale of impact including practical implications and applicability in a broader context.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Extent to which the project builds on existing good practice and/or recent literature
  • Sustainability of practice, model or approach
  • Validity and reliability of measurable outcomes
  • Scale of impact

Submissions are expected to comply with the following:

  • Include an abstract of 150 words
  • Include a rationale and objective
  • Include a title, author(s) details and affiliation(s)
  • Formatted according to template provided
  • Clear and coherent structure and expression
  • Maximum 3 pages including up to 5 references


Download Case Studies Template

Emerging Initiative:

Case studies that are a work in progress should be submitted as an Emerging Initiative.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Extent to which the project builds on existing good practice and/or recent literature
  • Sustainability of practice, model or approach
  • Validity and reliability of measurable outcomes (preliminary and expected)
  • Scale of impact (preliminary and expected)

Submissions are expected to comply with the following:

  • Include an abstract of 150 words
  • Include a rationale and objective
  • Include a title, author(s) details and affiliation(s)
  • Formatted according to template provided
  • Clear and coherent structure and expression
  • Maximum 2 pages including up to 3 references

Download Emerging Initiative Template

Strategic Approach, Model or Framework:

Submissions in this category are open to works in progress and will be judged on the extent to which the approach, model or framework: 

  • Builds on current literature and/or practice
  • Is actionable
  • Leads to clear and measurable outcomes

Submissions are expected to comply with the following:

  • Include an abstract of 150 words
  • Include a rationale and objective
  • Include a title, author(s) details and affiliation(s)
  • Formatted according to template provided
  • Clear and coherent structure and expression


Download Strategic Approach, Model or Framework Template

If you have any questions, please contact conference@openlearning.com

Contact Information:

Managing Director, Australia
Academic Director

EOI Form: