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List of Digital Learning Conferences Going Virtual Due to Coronavirus (Updated Continuously)

Digital Conferences due to Coronavirus

As the pandemic and the global travel restrictions continue, many conferences and events on digital learning that we published at the beginning of this year have been cancelled or shifted to a virtual format.

Below is a list of virtual events. We’ll be updating the list as new ones appear. If you know about more online conferences, please let us know in the comments.

Coursera Virtual Conference
April 21, 2020

Coursera invites its academic and industry partners annually to discuss current trends and challenges in the MOOC world. This year, Coursera has moved the conference to virtual delivery and made it available to everyone for free. It is dedicated to the topic “The Digital Transformation of Higher Education COVID-19 and Beyond”.

Recordings are now available:

EADTU Webinar on Joining Online Education
April 21, 2020

Organized by The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), this free 90-minute webinar consists of three hands-on presentations to support students and teachers cope with the quick switch from on-campus to online sessions.

21st Century Math: Engaging Online Students in Multi-sensory Learning
April 23, 2020

Here is a free virtual conference for teachers to discover new opportunities to teach mathematics online. Among the speakers is Dr. Keith Devlin from Stanford University. His MOOC Introduction to Mathematical Thinking is ranked one of ALL-TIME Best Online Courses on Class Central.

EADTU-EU Online Summit
April 30, 2020

The summit is organized by The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) with the theme “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Education”. Topics include the Common Microcredential Framework (CMF), Short Learning programs and European Maturity Model for Blended Education (EMBED). It’s free to register.

Webinar | Facebook and Higher Education Partnerships
May 07, 2020

The webinar, provided by Facebook, will summarise why and how Facebook has developed learning offerings for students and educators. It will also explain what content experiences are coming next. No registration fee but an EDUCAUSE profile is needed for this event.

EdTechX Summit Online
May 12-13, 2020

EdTechX Europe has decided to bring the live event, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday 18 June at Tobacco Dock, to 12-13 May as a global virtual gathering. With the theme “COVID-19: The Disrupter of Education and Work”, it will offer attendees immediate access to our 60+ sessions from 70+ speakers.

Affordable Degree-at-Scale Symposium
May 13, 2020 2:30 – 5:00 pm EST

At the Affordable Degree-at-Scale Symposium, representatives of four universities (MIT, GT, UW Continuum College, UC Davis) will be presenting their online degree programs as alternative cost-effective education during COVID19 pandemic. It’s free to register.

Rutgers Online Learning Conference
June 1, 2020

The 2020 Rutgers Online Learning Conference will take place completely online. The one day conference serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online, hybrid, and technology assisted face-to-face learning. Check out the online courses of Rutgers University here.

Webinar on Instructional Design And Course Planning for OER
June 10, 2020

Organized by the Online Learning Consortium, the webinar gives an introduction to instructional design and course development for Open Educational Resources (OER). Free.

ICELW 2020
June 10-12, 2020

The ICELW program will explore a broad spectrum of topics relating to e-learning in the workplace and the use of technology to improve job performance.

OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference
June 15-26, 2020

Focusing on “Building Bridges in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning”, the joint conference presented by Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT offers 160+ sessions of live-stream and on-demand recordings.

The Future of EdTech

June 30, 2020 – 9:00 – 13:00 (BST)

This full-scale policy conference will examine the future for education technology in England and the next steps in the implementation of the Government’s EdTech strategy. The keynote will be presented by Caroline Wright, Director General at the British Educational Suppliers Association and Member of the Department for Education EdTech Leadership Group. Check out the Agenda here.

Learning @ Scale 2020
August, 2020 (The exact date to be announced.)

At L@S the learning experience of students is placed in the center of scientific exchange. This way the conference aims to get a better understanding of the learning habits of students and learn more about new measures for better learning outcomes and scalable learning opportunities. L@S will be carried out online this year. 

European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
September 14 – 18, 2020

The 15th EC-TEL is committed to address global challenges and quality education in this call for papers. First, some research articles are expected to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 4 and SDG 10, to help to reduce the existing gaps and inequalities between countries and regions from around the world in terms of inclusiveness, equity, access, and quality of education. Second, the Horizon Europe programme will be present in the conversations of attendees since a significant part of upcoming research and innovation in technology-enhanced learning will be linked to this new programme. (read more here).


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