Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education

14—15 June 2018 in STUK, Leuven, Belgium

More than half of all universities across Europe have integrated video into their services. Using video results in increased satisfaction of students with their learning experience and 4 out of 5 students believe it increases their achievements. Everyone in the higher education sector is aware of the impact moving images have on a student population that has been raised on a diet of video.

Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education is all about highlighting the latest pedagogical and technical developments in this field through a highly interactive agenda packed with inspiring talks, demos, discussions, best practice showcases and hands-on sessions accompanied by an exhibition showing the latest technologies, services and tools that universities and colleges can adopt to transform their use of video.


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

  • Engaging students more effectively with 360degree video

    Sabine Tan from the School of Education in Curtin University, Australia will be giving a talk about how she and her colleagues have been trialing 360 degree video content that facilitates user-annotations and analytic visualisations in mathematics and science teacher education programs. More about the app they use here.

  • Highlights from the European Educational Challenge video competition

    Christian Kogler from the University of Education Upper Austria and Janne Länsitie from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland will be screening some of the shortlisted videos from the EDIT challenge. This competitition is organised as an annual, Hackathon-style educational event in which university-level students work together in teams to create educational videos.

  • Video Killed the Lecture Star – A Journey from Video to Mixed Reality

    Keynote presenter Jeanine Reutemann is a deeply passionate researcher, media designer and tech-nerd who critically investigates the affordances of new media technologies at Leiden University's Centre for Innovation, while co-managing the start-up company RedMorpheus GmbH. Her current projects range from explorations into mixed reality for education at Leiden University in the Netherlands, educational science videos and VR 360-videos for ETH Zurich and a research documentary film for the R4D program of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • Students creating video as part of their term work

    John Murray, Lecturer in Palaeontology in Earth & Ocean Sciences at the School of Natural Sciences in the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland will be describing how his students use video to document their work while studying the evolution of life.

  • MITx taking a strategic approach to video based learning

    Lana Scott who manages media services in MITx will give a talk duing our opening plenary session about the experiences she and her colleagues have had in relation to video based learning. In the six years since edX was founded, MITx has offered 340 course runs and produced 31,638 videos, making it the most watched edX partner out of more than 90 universities. This presentation will delve into lessons learned along the way and how MITx has created a strategic approach to video-based learning.

  • Pharmaceutical students learning with the help of interactive video cases in a video game

    The Faculty of Pharmacy of the Université de Lorraine in France decided to strengthen the training of its future pharmacists in patient care and counselling on self-medication. For this, they developed a collection of interactive videos cases in a video game. Pauline Thevenot and Gérard Casanova will be sharing their experience of creating these interactive videos which allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice and to develop their knowledge and skills.

  • Legal and ethical issues affecting video use in higher education

    Join us in discussing the increasing number of legal and ethical issues facing higher education institutions: what is the impact of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on lecture capture? Can Higher Education Institutions use evidence from lecture capture to take disciplinary measures against lecturers or students? How will future regulations on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in education and OER affect access to video resources?

  • iLearn: How do I learn with video

    Tania Dias Fonseca & Anne Preston from Kingston University London will share the results of their study into how students learn with video on and off campus. The results of this study suggest a series of ways to foster more innovative and active ways of learning and teaching with video which will be discussed during their presentation.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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