RIDE 2024 Learning: anything, everywhere, but how?
On 14 and 15 March 2024, our 18th international Research in Distance Education and e-Learning RIDE conference theme is: Learning: anything, everywhere but how?We invite you to submit an abstract – closing date 27 November 2023.
Online, blended, and digital education are firmly established in mainstream practice in higher education. We expect that learning can take place everywhere, and that we can learn anything; but, faced with so many possibilities, what have we learned in recent years about effective ways to engage learners in successful learning in these different modes of education?
To explore the question of how and what leads to successful learning, we will consider the following sub-themes:
- Emerging pedagogies & methodologies
- Emergent technologies
- Belonging and wellbeing
- Assessment for learning
- Internationalisation and transnational education
Our virtual and in person conference, taking place across two days, will focus on research and scholarly practices in online, distance, blended, hybrid and hyflex higher education. The conference seeks to provide a supportive platform for scholarly, research and practice-informed engagement within these modes of education, linked to opportunities for the dissemination of selected conference contributions through CODE channels.
Building on our RIDE 2023 conference, we will continue to explore how people-focussed practices have and can be designed and developed through innovation that is sustainable for people, organisations and the planet.
Conference dates: 14 and 15 March 2023
Location: Online and University of London, Senate House, London UK
- Download the programme (TBA)
- Research focus abstracts (TBA)
- Practice focus abstracts (TBA)
- Keynote speakers (PDF)
Track 1: Research focus Conference
Track 1 will showcase original conceptual, methodological, empirical, or theoretical research with implications for practice in online, distance, blended, hybrid or hyflex provision.
Track 2: Practice focus
Track 2 will showcase research informed and scholarly practices in online, distance, blended, hybrid or hyflex provision.
Conference submission guidelines
We warmly invite abstract submission through our conference platform EasyChair. If you have not used EasyChair before, you will need to create an account to submit your abstract.
We are inviting proposals for:
- Interactive presentations. We expect presentations to foster discussion and sharing of ideas. 30 minutes including 10 mins discussion. Online or in person.
- Workshops. We expect workshops to be fully participatory and will be for groups sizes of up to approximately 40 participants. Examples of workshop activities may involve demonstrations, debate, breakout discussions and reporting. 60 mins. In person only.
- Lightning talks. Lightning talks are suitable for short presentations. They are ideal for sharing aspects of innovation, ideas, approaches, and findings, to test out part of a project/evaluation or to get feedback on an aspect of your work. 5 min talk with 10 mins discussion. Online or in person.
Presentations and lightning talks will be grouped with common themes.
Abstracts submitted to our research track, will be reviewed by a panel of Fellows from the Centre for Online and Distance Education.
You should aim to include research questions (if applicable), methodological/theoretical/conceptual perspective(s) taken, a statement concerning the significance of the work and its contribution to the field, data sources used (if applicable), methods, and findings. Include any implications of your research for policy or practice.
Reviewing criteria Research Track: clarity and focus; originality; rigour; adherence to the conference themes; significance of the research for educational practice, policy, or theory.
Abstracts submitted to our practice focus track, will be reviewed by a panel of Fellows from the Centre for Online and Distance Education.
You should include the context, the approach taken and the impact. Discuss how your work links to our conference theme and sub-themes. We recommend that you take an evidence informed approach and where possible include research and scholarship that supports your work. You may wish to include implications for policy.
Reviewing criteria Practice Track: clarity and focus; adherence to the conference themes; demonstration of innovation; transferability of the ideas and approaches; demonstration of research/scholarship/evidence informed practice.
|Abstract submission opens||15 September 2023|
|Abstract submission closes||11 December 2023|
|Notification of selection or rejection||29 January 2024|
|Notification of draft conference programme||9 February 2024|
|Final programme confirmed||20 February 2024|
|Conference||14, 15 March 2024|
A conference report, to include all selected abstracts, will be curated and made available along with video recordings of sessions on the CODE website after the conference.
Conference Proceedings will be published separately. Authors of selected abstracts (from both the research and practice tracks) will be invited to submit full papers for peer review and consideration for inclusion in the conference proceedings.