Lecture capture: What can business schools learn from the recent literature? at Chartered Association of Business Schools ‘Learning, Teaching and Student Experience 2016’ conference, 26-27 April 2016. Slides at

Future of University Teaching: Update and a Roadmap for Advancement (FUTURA) – Presentation at Open University of Catalonia’s Research Week 2016 (The Final Frontier in eLearning: Three Approaches to Define Tomorrow’s Education), 20 April 2016. 

FUTURA infographic:

OpenCred: Exploring issues around the recognition of non-formal learning via MOOCs in Europe – Presentation at E-MOOCs 2016: Proceedings of the European stakeholder summit on experiences and best practices around MOOCs, pp.491-499, 22-24 Feb 2016 – with Andreia Inamorato dos Santos and Yves Punie


‘Learning from current trends in online and blended degree education to prepare for the future’ (EADTU Conference Proceedings 2015, p.204) – with Lourdes Guàrdia, Christine Appel, Cris Girona and Brenda Padilla Rodriguez.

A Typology of Institutional Practices for the Recognition of Open Learning in Europe. (OER15, 14 April 2015. Abstract) – with Andreia Inamorato dos Santos.


‘Converting Face-to-Face Courses to Interactive Online Courses’ – a  Pre-Conference Workshop at Online Educa Berlin 2014 (OEB 14) – with Jeff Stanford.

‘The 7Cs of Learning Design – a new approach to rethinking design practice’, in Networked Learning Conference Proceedings, April 2014. – with Grainne Conole

‘OpenCred Study – Recognition of open learning in Europe: some issues for institutions to consider’. Webinar presentation for European University Association (EUA) and EFQUEL. Recording at; slides at

‘It’s a Jungle Out There! Staff Development for Online Tutors.’ Presentation for Unisa, 24 Feb 2014.


POERUP Elevator Pitch: 26 Countries in 26 Minutes‘, OER13, Nottingham, 27 March 2013 – with Paul Bacsich, Ming Nie, Nick Jeans, Rob Schuwer and Terence Karran

Openness in Education, (Contribution to a workshop by Gilly Salmon). Online Educa Berlin, 30 Nov 2013.


iTunes U and the OERu – Two Different Ways to Reach the World (at SCORE Showcase Event, Open University, 11 July 2012) – with Terese Bird

Optimising the Research Possibilities in Online Teaching and Learning (at Unisa, Pretoria, 11 June 2012) – with Ming Nie

The 7Cs: a learning design intervention at Leicester. ALT-C annual conference, Manchester, UK (11-13 Sept). Programme available from – With Ming Nie, Grainne Conole and Ale Armellini.

End of SCORE Fellowship Presentation (at the Open University, 31 May 2012)

What do People in UK HEIs think of the OER university Concept? (6 Sept 2012, EFQUEL Innovation Forum, Granada)

The OER university from the Inside out and the Outside in (A seminar at the South African Institute for Distance Education, Johannesburg, 15 June, 2012).

UK Higher Education Institutions and the OER University: Snog, Marry, Avoid?. Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, 3-4 July, Manchester, UK – with Ale Armellini

EmpOERing Students and Academics through Large-Scale Open Content Initiatives (EDEN Research Workshop, Leuven, 22 Oct 2012) – with Grainne Conole

OER-Based Design for Learning and its Impact on Research (at Unisa, Pretoria, 12 June 2012) – with Ming Nie

Learning Design in the Open: Rethinking our Courses for Tomorrow’s Learners (pre-conference workshop at Online Educa Berlin, 28 Nov 2012) – with Ming Nie


Developing workflow models for the creation of sustainable Open Educational Resources. OER11 Annual Conference, Manchester, UK. With Ale Armellini, Julian Prior and and Sam O’Neill.

Keynote: Open to Sharing in Higher Education. 11th Annual E-learning Festival of the Durban University of Technology. Durban and online (23-25 Nov 2011).

‘Introduction to OERs: A Workshop for Kabul University, Afghanistan’.

Introduction to Open Educational Resources (at the University of Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 Feb 2011)


CORRE: A framework for transforming teaching materials into OERs. ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange – making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology. pp.16-17 – With Ale Armellini, Emma Davies, Richard Mobbs, Samuel Nikoi and Tania Rowlett.

Does the e-book reader make distance learners’ lives easier? ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange – making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology. p.18. With Ming Nie, Kelly Barklamb and Ale Armellini.

A Second Life pilot in two online M-level programmes ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange – making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology. p.123. With Ale Armellini and Kelly Barklamb.


Joining the High-Tech Bandwagon on Low Bandwidth (keynote for NADEOSA, South Africa, 17 Aug 2009)