Media & Learning Conference 2018

The Digital Learning Lab will give several talks and workshops at the Media & Learning Conference in Leuven on 14-15 June 2018. The conference covers the latest pedagogical and technical developments in the field of education and (new) media.

Media technologies have the potential to enrich student's learning experiences and help teachers in transferring difficult concepts and theories to their students.  Applying (new) media for learning is therefore one of the core technologies that drives the digital learning and new media teams at the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University.

"So far, we have produced several innovative media applications for higher education," explains Lab Lead Leontine van Melle. "They include online courses (MOOCs & SPOCs), educational videos, trailers and teasers, 360 VR experiences, graphic animation and Mixed Reality applications for the Microsoft HoloLens."

"We believe it is important to share our findings with the wider educational sector," team member Joasia van Kooten adds. "We are happy to contribute to the Media & Learning Conference conference and look forward to sharing with others our current practices and gained knowledge on these topics." 

Centre for Innovation and Leiden University contributions include a keynote speech about the journey from video to Mixed Reality,  two practitioner workshops on how to design Extended Reality Experiences and Learning Experiences with open source media, and a screening of the fiction film On Being a Scientist.

Our sessions:

KEYNOTE: VIDEO KILLED THE LECTURE STAR – A JOURNEY FROM VIDEO TO MIXED REALITY by Jeanine Reutemann from the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University

PRACTITIONERS WORKSHOP: HOW TO DESIGN AN EXTENDED REALITY LEARNING EXPERIENCE; A MULTIDISCIPLINARY, TEAM-BASED APPROACH by Thomas Ginn & Monique Snijder, from the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University

PRACTITIONERS WORKSHOP: LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN WITH VPRO OPEN SOURCE SCIENCE TV by Joasia van Kooten & Monique Snijder, from the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University

SCREENING FICTION FILM: ON BEING A SCIENTIST  Remco van Schadewijk from Leiden University

The conference is organised by the Media & Learning Association in collaboration with KU Leuven. More information on the full programme and registration for the conference can be found on the website.

Full programme & registration

If you want to know more about our work and projects, please feel free to connect with us at the conference or at one of our Future Fridays in The Hague.

Events overview