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500+ Hours of Free Conference Recordings on Online Learning

You can watch many online education conferences online. Here are over 500 hours of conference recordings.

During the pandemic, many online education conferences that usually take place in-person moved to an online format, lowered participation fees, and made accessible through online recordings. Also due to the pandemic, interested in online education exploded, making those conferences more relevant than ever.

Fortunately, some of these conferences have decided to retain an open format, or at least, continue to supplement their in-person experience with video recordings accessible online. So we scoured the web in search of these recordings, and compiled more than 500 hours of video recordings of conferences about online education.

These cover a wide variety of subjects, including affordable online degrees, the future of higher education, flipped classrooms and blended learning, online learning communities, OER instructional design, and a lot more.

Class Central contributed to a number of events, including Learning with MOOCs 2022, where Dhawal gave a keynote analysing the impact of the pandemic on online course platforms (slides here), and Suparn presented a paper dissecting Udemy’s course catalog (paper here).

Below, you can find the latest recordings available for a flurry of online conferences on online learning, as well as recordings of previous editions. We hope you find something that interests you. Please let us know in the comments if we missed a relevant conference.

Online Learning Conference Recordings

Learning @ Scale 2022

ACM & Cornell Tech | New York, USA | June 1–3, 2022

The ACM conference Learning @ Scale “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.”

Program | Proceedings | Playlist (15 hours)

Coursera Virtual Conference 2022

Coursera | Online | May 4–5, 2022

Coursera invites its academic and industry partners annually to discuss current trends and challenges in the online education world. Moreover, the Coursera leadership team presents Coursera’s vision for the year.

You may watch all the sessions for free, but you’ll have to register here first.

Video Recordings (28 hours)

ASU+GSV Summit 2022

ASU & GSV | San Diego | April 4–6, 2022

“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.”

Playlist (138 hours)

Enhancement Conference 2022

QAA Scotland | June 8–9, 2022

Resilient Learning Communities is the 2020-23 sector-wide Enhancement Theme. This Theme will focus on meeting the changing needs and values of an increasingly diverse student community and a rapidly changing external environment.

Program | Playlist 1 (6 hours) & Playlist 2 (5 hours)

EMOOCs & Learning @ Scale 2021

HPI | Potsdam | June 22–24, 2021

Learning @ Scale / EMOOCs 2021

“The boost in digital education worldwide as a result of the pandemic was also one of the main topics of this year’s EMOOCs. All institutions of learning have been forced to transform and redesign their educational methods, moving from traditional models to hybrid or completely online models at scale.”

In 2021, EMOOCs was held jointly with Learning @ Scale.

Program | Proceedings | Video Recordings (20+ hours)

ASU+GSV Summit 2021

ASU & GSV | Online | August 9–11, 2021

Program | Playlist (152 hours)

Learning with MOOCS 2020

IEEE & Universidad Galileo | Online | September 30 – October 2, 2020

“This IEEE conference provides academic and industry professionals the opportunity to discuss research into MOOC technologies as well as the practical aspects of creating and offering MOOCs to diverse worldwide audiences.”

Program | Proceedings | Playlist (8 hours)

Learning @ Scale 2020

ACM & Georgia Tech | Online | August 12–14, 2020

Program | Proceedings | Playlist (7h)

Coursera Virtual Conference 2020

Coursera | Online | April 21, 2020 

You can also read Class Central’s summary of the whole event.

Playlist (2 hours)

ASU+GSV Summit 2020

ASU & GSV | Online | September 29 – October 1, 2020

Playlist (103 hours)

Enhancement Conference 2020

QAA Scotland | November 3–5, 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.”

Recordings (6 hours)

EADTU Webinar on Joining Online Education

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.

Program | Playlist (2 hours)

MidSchoolMath unConference: 21st Century Math: Engaging Online Students in Multi-sensory Learning

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 | Playlist (7 hours)

EADTU-EU Online Summit about “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Education”

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 | Video Recordings (3 hours)

Webinar on Facebook and Higher Education Partnerships

Facebook | May 7, 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 | Video Recording (1 hour)

EADTU IHE2020 Conference

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 | Playlist (12 hours)

EdTechX Summit Online about COVID-19: The Disruptor of Education and Work

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.”

Video Recordings (37 hours)

Webinar: Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER)

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.”

Video Recording (1 hour)

Rutgers Online Learning Conference 2020

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 | Playlist (19 hours)

Webinar on Instructional Design And Course Planning for OER

Online Learning Consortium | June 10, 2020

“This webinar will discuss a strategy for course design with OER, and will present two practical and easy to use tools to guide the course planning, course design, and development processes. The evaluation and selection criteria checklist will assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate OER for their courses.”

Program | Recording (1 hour)

International Conference On E-Learning In The Workplace (ICELW) 2020

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 | Playlist (18 hours)

OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference

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 | Playlist (5 hours)

Media & Learning Online Conference

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.”

Video Recordings (5 hours)

29th EDEN ANNUAL Conference 2020

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 | Playlist (10 hours)

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 | Playlist (15 hours)

Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Summer Summit 2020

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 | Playlist (12 hours)

European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

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 | Video Recordings (5 hours)

OEB – Shaping the Future of Learning

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 | Video Recordings (6 hours)

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Comments 1

  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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