Research on Learning and Educational Innovation Seminar series

The Wednesday seminars

We run a weekly seminar series hosting local and international experts who present research on learning and educational innovation. Seminars run on most Wednesdays in semester. Please note we are in a new room this year, room 612 of the Education Building.

Some Research on Learning and Educational Innovation seminars will be available live online, dependent on the presenter's permission. See the individual seminar page (where available) for more information.

Semester Two seminars

Date Presenter Title

26 Aug

Michael Jacobson

Beyond carts and horses: issues in the design of advanced learning systems

9 Sep

Professor John Sweller

Cognitive load theory

  • When: Wednesdays, 11am. Seminars usually run for an hour followed by a 30min Q&A session.
  • Where: Rm 612 of the Education bldg. (Unless otherwise specified in the seminar's description page).
  • Online: Some Research on Learning and Educational Innovation seminars will be made available online at the time of the seminar using Adobe Connect, at the discretion of the speaker. They may also be stored online and if so the URL/addresses for each recording will be published via the CoCo announce mailing list.
  • Coffee talk: Join everyone for coffee, cocoa and biscuits before each seminar at 10.45am.

Get involved

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Upcoming seminars: You can view expanded information on all public CoCo events, where available, by visiting the University events' calendar and using the Search box on the left of the page to filter results by Presented by: "Education and Social Work" and Subcategory: "CoCo".

Past seminars

Previous seminars have involved topics such as:

  • Networked learning
  • Learning in virtual worlds
  • Using Mobile Devices for learning
  • The design and assessment of 21st Century learning environments
  • Educational design

See our past events for details.