#Design4Learning: A great conference in the Open UNiversity!!

Last 26th & 27th of November 2014 we met  in Milton Keynes at Open University for #Design4Learning, the Conference that aims to advance the understanding and application of blended learning, design4learning and learning analytics.

The event was a success and I had a great time there shared with my colleagues Bart Rienties and Bas Giesber. I presented a paper, “Students’ satisfaction with a blended instructional design: The potential of “Flipped Classroom” in Higher Education” and a poster,” A “Flipped classroom” learning design in Higher Education: components and application”.


In the first one, I aimed to discuss the impact on promoting student satisfaction and improving their involvement in their own learning when applying a “Flipped classroom” design. In the poster, I detailed the mix of technology-supported and active learning applied in a first-year bilingual module at Oviedo University (Spain) and, following the taxonomy supplied by Margulieux et al. (2014),categorizes it as a “Flipped Classroom”.

Both presentations were really satisfying and a lot of new ideas came with me from the Conference. I met there a lot of people who liked my work and discuss with me how to improve it. So, it was a really useful week abroad!




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