Media & Learning 2020: Video in Higher Education

17—18 June 2020 in STUK, Leuven, Belgium

Our sincere thanks to the 283 people from 22 countries who joined us in Leuven for the 2019 Media & Learning Conference on Video in Higher Education. You can find the final report in our Press & Publications section. We will also post photos from the conference, presentations and abstracts and video clips where we have received them on the conference programme of 2019.

Media & Learning 2020 will take place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June 2020 in STUK, Leuven. We will announce the call for inputs and conference themes on October 2019.


how the very latest developments in video technology can be put to effective use in universities and colleges


about new approaches, developments and opportunities being realised in higher education


with your colleagues about the challenges you face in integrating video-based approaches in your own institution


some of the very finest examples of video used and produced in higher educational institutions

This year's highlights

  • When and how 360 degrees video enhance learning

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Hebbel-Seeger from Macromedia University, Germany will give a keynote presentation entitled “To be, or not to be… When and how 360 degrees video enhance learning”. In this talk he will show the peculiarities of 360-degree video, outline the general conditions for video production and reception and discuss a wide range of applications in teaching, learning and communication.

  • 360˚ Video, 3D, 4K, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

    360˚ Video, 3D, 4K, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality look set to provide really immersive learning experiences in universities just as elsewhere. In a session dedicated to this topic, Dieter Struyf from Thomas More University College, Belgium and Matt Gilooly & Laura Hollinshead from University of Derby, UK will share their experiences of Using immersive video to enhance simulated practice for students in different disciplines.

  • How AI is Creating the Netflix Model in Higher Education

    Robert M. Lipps, Sonic Foundry, USA will give a keynote presentation where he will argue that given the fact that today’s digital native students crave a traditional college experience, institutions need to figure out what that looks like in a fast-paced world. Rob will explore the massive potential for streaming video & artificial intelligence to offer Gen Z the Netflix model for learning.

  • Workshop on video observation and feedback

    Dave Gatrell from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will lead a workshop on video observation and feedback which is an instructional approach that can improve performance in a broad range of professional disciplines. In this practical workshop, Dave will help you develop an action plan for how to integrate video observation and feedback in your own field.

  • Do-It-Yourself Video Production

    Sonia Hetzner from Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany will be moderating a discussion on Do It Yourself Production Concepts for Higher Education. Everyone taking part is welcome to share their experiences of different approaches to production from simple DIY to other variants and practices.

  • Action, Cut, Learn - Experience a European Hackathon style video event for teacher trainees

    There will be a half day pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 4 June led by the organisers of the annual EDIT Educational Video Challenge aimed at teacher training organisations. During the workshop you will find out more about the EDIT model for creating educational videos in a hackathon-style event organised in a unique international cooperation model. The workshop will be led by Janne Länsitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Christian Kogler, University of Education Upper Austria, Austria and Rebekka Schmidt, University of Paderborn, Germany

  • Symposium on carrying out action research inquiries

    International Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning (ICIWL) Symposium will take place June 6, 2019. ICIWL supports practitioners in carrying out action research enquiries in their own workplace. In the process practitioners make their own unique contribution to the creation of knowledge by developing greater self-awareness, participating in decision-making processes in collaboration with others, and designing pedagogical and technological innovations. The Symposium is going to be moderated by Yvonne Crotty, who is an Associate Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in the Institute of Education at Dublin City University.

  • Visit LIMEL: KU Leuven's Institute for Media & Learning

    The Leuven Institute for Media and Learning aka LIMEL, is the place where, at KU Leuven, educators and students can find everything they need to produce high quality videos. Not only do LIMEL staff work with a professional video team, they also train educators to enable them to make their own videos. This visit includes both a tour of the facilities as well as discussion about how the LIMEL support model works.

  • Video is never enough - enhancing video with AI

    Donald Clark from WildFire, UK will give a keynote presentation in which he will build on learning theory, research on the use of video in learning and recent developments in AI, to create balanced, effortful learning experiences.

  • MEDEA Awards 2019

    The 2019 MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Education Media went to “Transport Systems: Global issues and future innovations” produced by University of Leeds in the UK. The 2019 MEDEA Award for User-Generated Education Media went to “The History of Life Film Project” submitted by the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland. The winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place in the Leuven City Hall on Wednesday 5 June as part of the Media & Learning Conference organised by Media & Learning Association and KU Leuven Learning Lab.

  • Interactive Video

    Interactive features can prolong the life of an online video. Janne Länsitie from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland is hosting a workshop on the use of H5P tools to enrich interactivity of online videos in which participants will get to know H5P tools and create at least one video featuring H5P interactive elements.

  • Exhibition of video installations

    For more than 10 years KU Leuven’s students who take a course in Visual and Experimental Anthropology have been required to produce their own anthropological films in groups. This year, for the first time, they went one step further and created their own video installations. Prepare to be surprised by the results! On 5 June 2019 you will get a chance to visit this special exhibition featuring student generated video installations for assessment.

  • Lecture capture: Time to change the conversation

    Emily Nordmann, University of Glasgow, UK will give a keynote presentation in which she will argue that the focus on the relationship between lecture capture and lecture attendance is misplaced and that there are more interesting and pedagogically important questions we should be asking (and answering)

  • Want to create an educational podcast?

    How can educational podcasts innovate your teaching and learning? In a workshop entitled “Practice what you speech – the value of podcasts” Joasia van Kooten will share experiences on podcast design and production for MOOCs and SPOCs at the Centre for Innovation and tell some findings from her own research. Participants will listen to different educational podcast examples, reflect together and exchange ideas. Why would you start podcasting as a teacher? What podcasts formats exist and what works well for online or blended education? How can teachers be trained to produce their own podcasts, what support is needed?

  • Enhancing the accessibility of video

    Mike Wald from the University of Southampton, UK will show how the accessibility of video for learning can be enhanced using current technologies and discuss the potential for AI to improve the availability of accessible media.

Keynote speakers

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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