Research Seminar: Theories for learning with emerging technologies

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This seminar looks at both theories that propel and guide online learning as well as the research paradigms that help shape our research on online learning and teaching. The seminar will be given by Dr. Terry Anderson and is open to UOC professors and students of the Master and Doctoral programs in Education and ICT (e-learning).

Registration is required.

This seminar can also be followed via streaming and will be held in English.

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September 15th, 2016

Time: 4:30 PM CET

Duration: 90 minutes including period of questions


UOC 22@ Building

Rambla del Poblenou, 156

Sala S1B

08018 – Barcelona (Spain)

Streaming: URL 



UOC Tibidabo Building

Avinguda del Tibidabo, 39

Sala Josep Laporte

08035 – Barcelona (Spain)

Streaming: URL


 Dr. Terry Anderson

Terry-PresentingDr. Terry Anderson is Professor Emeritus and former Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University. He taught educational technology courses in the Master of Education in Distance Education and Research Methods courses in the Doctor of Education program. He was the founding director of the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research CIDER.

His current research interests relate to social software use in distance education. Among numerous publications, he has been co-author of the book “Teaching Crowds” (2014, AU Press), and contributed to the book “Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications” (2016, AU Press), and the “The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research“, 2e (2016, SAGE).

He was editor for 10 years and is currently Editor Emeritus of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). Dr. Anderson is an active keynote speaker invited in most relevant educational technology conferences around the world (having done over 50 keynotes in the last 12 years).

Since retiring from Athabasca in August 2015, he has also been working on the School of Business at the University of Alberta and has open a Little Free Library near his residence.


Join this seminar and discuss with Dr. Anderson about:

  • New theories for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies.
  • Net-aware theories of learning.
  • Pragmatic approaches to educational design research and innovation.






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With the support of:

Doctoral Programme in Education and ICT (e-learning)

Master in Education and ICT