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200+ Hours of FREE Conference Recordings on Online Learning

Digital learning conferences worldwide went virtual due to the pandemic. Many made their recordings and resources available online. Here’s a list.

Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in 2020, many conferences on online learning shifted to a virtual format. At the same time, online learning saw a huge surge both in numbers of courses and enrollments. Virtual events accepted more participants, reduced or dropped (expensive) participant fees, and made post-conference resources available online.

So, I went back to my 2020 conference list and searched resources online. I found 200+ hours of post-conference recordings on online education. These cover a wide variety of subjects, including affordable online degrees, learning during a crisis, the future of higher education, how to build an online learning community, OER instructional design, and many more.

Class Central contributed to a number of events. Check out the presentation by Class Central’s Dhawal Shah at Learning with MOOCS VII on the recent development of the MOOC world

I have compiled the following list of post-conference resources, each with a short selection of topics. I hope you find something that interests you. Please let us know in the comments if we missed a conference.

Online Learning Conference Recordings

Learning @ Scale 2020
By Georgia Tech | August 12–14, 2020

Learning @ Scale welcome slide

[email protected] investigates large-scale, technology-mediated learning environments that typically have many active learners and few experts on hand to guide their progress or respond to individual needs.” Class Central’s Manoel organized a workshop on Global Learning @ Scale and also summarized the conference highlights here. Class Central is a media partner of the conference.

Program | Proceedings | Full playlist | 400+ minutes 

Learning with MOOCS VII
By IEEE education society and Universidad Galileo | September 30 – October 2, 2020

“This year’s Learning with MOOCS VII will be organized by IEEE Education Society and the University of Galileo in Antigua, Guatemala.” Class Central is a media partner of the conference.

Program | Full playlist | 497 minutes 

ASU+GSV Summit
By Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) | September 29 – October 1 & 8, 2020

“Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future.”

Program | Full playlist | 4,560 minutes (estimated)

Coursera Virtual Conference
By Coursera | April 21, 2020 

Coursera invites its academic and industry partners annually to discuss current trends and challenges in the MOOC world. Moreover, the Coursera Leadership team presents Coursera’s vision for 2020. You can also read Class Central’s summary of the whole event.

Full playlist | 200 minutes

EADTU Webinar on Joining Online Education
By EADTU | April 21, 2020

“The Corona Crisis now forces students and teachers to work from home and organise education offered online. EADTU, as a representative of many leading higher education institutions in online education took the initiative to bundle examples and resource banks of members and related stakeholders to support you to join online teaching here (https://www.empower.eadtu.eu/coronacrisis)”

Program | Full playlist | 93 minutes

4th International Enhancement Conference: Learning from Disruption: Exploring what Counts in Higher Education
By QAA Scotland | June 3-4, 2020

“‘Learning from disruption: exploring what counts in higher education’ focused on the evidence and experiences gathered from a period of disruption and asked how this might shape future higher education design, delivery and the wider student experience. Delegates from across the world came together to exchange views, identify shared values and explore how higher education is changing, both as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and to meet future challenges.”

Full playlist | 359 minutes

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

“We are opening the door to all math learners through multi-sensory experiences. When we engage students through multi-sensory activities, we are seeing unprecedented results and learning gains. This Unconference is dedicated to providing you with tools and resources for facilitating online learners.”

Program | Full playlist | 444 minutes

EADTU-EU Online Summit about “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Education”
By EADTU | April 30, 2020

“EADTU-EU ONLINE Summit 2020 covers the following topics: Microcredentials; embracing a new qualification; implementing CMF in (MOOC-Based) Short Learning programmes, The concept and role of online Short Learning Programmes in European Higher Education, Empowering education by artificial intelligence, EMBED; the European Maturity Model for Blended Education; launch of the EMBED MOOC”

Program | Full recording | 201 minutes

Webinar on Facebook and Higher Education Partnerships
By Facebook | May 07, 2020

“The webinar will provide a summary of why Facebook has developed learning offerings for students and educators to use in the classroom that are focused on digital marketing expertise, which is becoming a necessary skill in any field (and not specifically for the marketing profession), as well as providing students with a sharper understanding of entrepreneurship.”

Program | Full recording | 57 minutes

EADTU IHE2020 Conference
By EADTU | October 28 – 30, 2020

“The Innovating Higher Education (I·HE) conference focuses on trends and high impact factors in global and European higher education. This year’s theme is: ‘Higher Education in the new normal: the role of online, blended and distance learning’.”

Program | Full playlist | 734 minutes

EdTechX Summit Online about COVID-19: The Disruptor of Education and Work
By EdTechX Europe | May 12-13, 2020

“The online EdTechX Summit aims to have as many leaders as possible participate in this extremely topical and vital conversation. Explore the networking features and our extensive on-demand agenda below – then join us for the most comprehensive, connected EdTech event of 2020.” 

On-demand-content | 2,250 minutes

Webinar: Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER)
By National Forum T&L | May 29, 2020

This webinar explores how to share resources that you have developed as open educational resources (OER) in order to facilitate sharing and reuse by others. Key topics will include choosing an open licence, creating an open licence, and considerations for sharing and reuse. This webinar uses the National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit as a reference guide.

Full recording | 61 minutes

Rutgers Online Learning Conference 2020
By Rutgers Continuing Studies | June 1, 2020

“At the Rutgers Online Learning Conference, the best minds and frontline leaders in online education from across New Jersey and the country gather to focus on online, hybrid, and technology-assisted face-to-face learning. The annual conference is open to the public, attracting those from both private and public institutions each year.”

Program | Full playlist | 1,130 minutes

Webinar on Instructional Design And Course Planning for OER
By Online Learning Consortium | June 10, 2020

Program | On-demand-content

International Conference On E-Learning In The Workplace (ICELW) 2020
By ICELW | June 10-12, 2020

“The conference brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world, welcoming anyone interested in the uses of technology to improve education and workplace learning.”

Program | Full playlist | 1,320 minutes

OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference
By Online Learning Consortium | June 15-26, 2020

“It is more critical than ever that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic, and continually break new ground. OLC is committed to creating equitable spaces where academics, practitioners, students, and staff can work together across their unique experiences to build truly inclusive communities, learning environments, and support experiences.”

Program | Full playlist | 296 minutes

Media & Learning Online Conference
By Media & Learning Online | June 17-18, 2020

“Media & Learning Online is a two-day online conference organised by the Media & Learning Association with the help and support of the Media & Learning 2020 Advisory Committee.”

Full presentations | 300 minutes

29th EDEN ANNUAL Conference 2020
By EDEN | June 21-24, 2020

“The mission of EDEN is to maximise the potential to exchange academic and professional experience, to promote effective navigation in the field, and improve the quality and depth of information available to the sectors concerned.”

Program | Full playlist | 610 minutes

Course Hero Virtual Education Summit 2020
July 29-31, 2020

“The event will include three days of research sharing, presidential panel conversations, campus reopening discussion forums, online teaching demonstrations, learning science workshops, participatory breakout sessions for focused conversations, social events for network building, family programming (to keep the young learners entertained), yoga and wellness hours, musical interludes by emerging student artists, and even a DJ for some virtual movemaking.”

Program | Full playlist | 850 minutes

Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Summer Summit 2020
By ALT | August 26-27, 2020

“The ALT Online Summer Summit 2020 will bring together Learning Technology practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share strategies for the next academic year and the new challenges now facing us. Organised by the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK, the Summer Summit will bring together leaders, researchers and practitioners from across sectors.” 

Program | Full playlist | 763 minutes

European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
By EATEL | September 14-18, 2020

“This conference is one of the conferences with the longest trajectory in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. It has become the main conference in Europe in this topic, and it usually attracts the main researchers in the field within Europe, as well as researchers from across the world. In addition, the conference is the meeting point for  European Research Projects in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning.”

Program | Proceedings | Recordings | 324 minutes

OEB – Shaping the Future of Learning
By OEB.global | Dec 2-4, 2020

“Online Educa Berlin (OEB) is the annual global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on digital learning and training. The event has a unique focus, bringing you to the forefront of developments in learning technology. Since 1995, insights gained at OEB have pointed the way towards the future of learning.”

Program | Recordings | 356 minutes

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Heba Ledwon

Heba was the Business Development and Partnerships Specialist at Class Central. She worked closely with businesses and universities to provide the most possible value for the Class Central community.

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  1. John Mayer

    Here is a free mini-course created for law professors held last June of 2020. All the materials and videos are freely available including MP3 audio for download, slides, transcripts and lists of links mentioned.

    Preparing for the Future of Legal Education – Online Teaching Tips & Techniques



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