International Conference: MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility

The Department of Languages at The Open University (UK), as one of the partners of the project “MOOCs for university students on the Move in Europe”, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will host an international conference on “MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility”. The conference will take place at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK on 20th and 21st October 2016.

Please join us live
20th Oct page –
21st Oct page –

Confirmed keynote speakers and topics:
Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (The Open University), Mobile Learning Applications for Newcomers to a City
Dr Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh University), Beyond the ‘c-’ and the ‘x-’: new paradigms for MOOC learning

Call for papers (deadline: 27th May 2016)       This deadline has been extended to 30 June 2016
In addition to MOVE-ME project presentations, we welcome research-related papers, presentations of case studies and projects as well as posters on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. Topics include but are not limited to:

  1. MOOCs – design, learning, teaching, quality assurance, etc
  2. CALL and its normalisation
  3. Mobile-assisted language teaching and learning
  4. Informal language learning
  5. Learning to learn languages
  6. Student mobility
  7. Virtual classrooms, eLearning, and ePortfolio

Abstracts are invited for a 20-minute presentation or a poster. Please send your abstracts (specifying whether it is a presentation or a poster) in a titled attachment of not more than 300 words in length, with name, address and affiliation. We will be able to fund (up to 200€) a small number of presenters coming from outside UK. Email the abstract to: Hannah Leicester by 27th May 2016, and we will notify you by 10th June. We plan to publish a selection of papers in (peer-reviewed and open access online). Details about how to submit the full paper will be announced later here.

Conference Fees:

Conference attendance is FREE for all presenters and non-presenting attendees. Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided. Non-presenting attendees registering after 1st August 2016 will pay a £10 administration fee.


Download the registration form from here. Email the completed form to Hannah Leicester by 31st July 2016. For more information about accommodation and travelling, please visit here.

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