In collaboration with the BCS e-learning SG, this conference will provide information regarding software improvement related to teaching, training and research, as well as issues relevant to business and industry. The conference will include two keynote speakers:
Osama Khan, Director of Learning and Teaching, Southampton Solent University, will present a perceptual picture of learning analytics, based on Solent's learners and teachers. The literature covers technical challenges of learning analytics and how it creates better social construct for enhanced learning support.
Osama Khan is part of Solent’s Board of Governors and currently sits on the resources committee. He is a passionate teacher with 20 years’ experience teaching subjects such as corporate finance, economics and investment management. He has taught at renowned institutions such as University of Cambridge, University of Hong Kong, HEC Paris and Copenhagen Business School. Osama has won multiple awards for his excellence and innovation in learning in teaching, including the University of Surrey Learning and Teaching Award 2010.
The second keynote speaker is Eleanor Dewar, who will discuss the use of mobile phones in connection with e-learning and m-learning. With rapidly increasing use of mobile phones within Nepal and other South-Asian countries, Eleanor will focus upon her fieldwork in Nepal and potentials for m- and e-learning, including the theoretical and pedagogical aspects.
Elearnor has recently been awarded an MA in Education, Gender and International Development with Distinction for UCL IOE. Her thesis focused on Nepali women’s use of literacy and the wider implications of literacy for education. With Professor James Uhomoibhi, she has been working to develop MOOCAfrica, an Africa-based, African centric MOOC platform. She also works as Interim CEO and Trustee of the disability charity, BlueAssistU.
Submissions for this conference are invited, and can be presented in person or remotely. Please see the BCS website for more detail.