A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

Conference Themes

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network is brought together around a common concern for new technologies in learning and an interest to explore possibilities for innovative pedagogies. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary geographic and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Fifteenth International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2022 Special Focus—e-Learning as Participation in Meaning: Multimodal and Multiliteracies Perspective
  • Theme 1: Considering Digital Pedagogies
  • Theme 2: New Digital Institutions and Spaces
  • Theme 3: Technologies of Mediation
  • Theme 4: Designing Social Transformations

Plenary Speakers

The Fifteenth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States

Mary Kalantzis

Mary Kalantzis

College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States

George Siemens

George Siemens

Georgios Yannakakis

Georgios Yannakakis

Professor and Director, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta | co-founder: modl.ai

Vanessa Camilleri

Vanessa Camilleri

Faculty of ICT, University of Malta

George Siemens

George Siemens

Professor, University of Texas, USA

Co-leader, Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L), University of South Australia, Australia

Conference Partner

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