Workshop Program


The final program and format of the workshop is still under discussion.
The workshop will take place on the 12th of April, in the afternoon and last 3h.
We have accepted 7 contributions that will be presented during the workshop.

2pm: Welcome & introductions


Each presenter will have 10 minutes divided as follows:

  • Authors Presentation / Context
  • Pecha Kucha (20 slides X 20 seconds)
  • 1 question from the audience

2:20 Paper 1 : The Practice of Web Product Design and Development Course Design
Xiaoxuan Wang (College of Modern Service Shenyang, Liaoning)
Jiale Gao (College of Modern Service Shenyang, Liaoning)

Xiaoxuan Wang is a lecturer of the E-Commerce Programme to the Department of Business Management at Liaoning Vocational Technical College of Modern Service. He received his MSc. degree from the University of Sussex. Before he pursued the academic career, he had served several local technical service enterprises for web design and web application development. From these experiences, he knows what kind of emplyees businesses need and how to transfer these complex requirements into web technology curricula. His research interests include mobile education, social networks, data analytics and the application of information for industy operation.

Jiale Gao is a lecturer of the E-Commerce Programme to the Department of Business Management of Liaoning Vocational Technical College of Modern Service. She got a master’s degree, graduated from Yunnan Normal University.She learned professional the modern education technology. She published a total of 8 academic theses.Her research interests include mobile education and the application of information technology in teaching.

2:35 / Paper 2 The Garden of Earthly Delights: Constructing and Revising a Web Development Textbook
Ricardo Hoar (Mount Royal University)
Randy Connolly (Mount Royal University)

Randy Connolly is a professor of Mathematics and Computing at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. His research areas include: the teaching of web development, the general pedagogy of computing education, and the social effects of computing, esp the effect of ICT on reading and attention. His most recent books are Fundamentals of Web Development (Pearson, 2014) and Core Internet Application Development with ASP.NET 2.0 (Prentice Hall, 2007). He is on the editorial boards for the two highest impact academic journals in the field of computing education.

Ricardo is an associate professor and Chair of Mathematics and Computing at Mount Royal University (and an EdD student at the University of Western Ontario). His research interests in intelligent transportation systems, software development and mobile computing compliment his interests in teaching computer science and digital literacy. His textbook, Fundamentals of Web Development (Pearson, 2014), is currently being revised and expanded for a second edition.

2:50 / Paper 3 Emerging a Web Science Curriculum
Elisabeth Coskun (University of Southampton)
Su White (University of Southampton)

3:05 Paper 4 Evaluating the use of a MOOC within Higher Education Professional Development Training
Lucy Ractliffe (Hartpury University Centre)
Kate Mori (Hartpury University Centre)

Kate Mori heads up teaching and learning activities at Hartpury University Centre. She has worked in higher education for 12 years. Before moving in to HE she was a Research Manager and Leisure Analyst working with organisations including Sport England, Ipsos-Mori, and Mintel. Her research interests include sport politics and more recently the pedagogy of online learning.

Lucy Ractliffe is based in the Achievement and Success Centre at Hartpury, where her focus is supporting students’ academic development. She also helps with staff development and has a keen interest in the pedagogy of online learning. Before moving to Hartpury, Lucy worked in the sport sector, where she specialised in coaching people with disabilities.

3:20pm: BREAK


3:30 Paper 5 Collaborative social learning: rewards and challenges in mainstream Higher Education
Lisa Harris (University of Southampton)
Nicholas Fair (University of Southampton)
Sarah Hewit (University of Southampton)

Lisa Harris (@lisaharris) is Deputy Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, responsible for inspiring innovative educational and research projects and building multi-disciplinary communities of practice. She leads MOOCs in Digital Marketing (#FLdigital) and Power of Social Media (#FLSocialMedia) in partnership with the University’s Institute for Learning, Innovation and Development and FutureLearn. Lisa runs a series of Digital Literacy workshops with a team of student “Digichamps”

Nic Fair is a PhD student at the University of Southampton Web Science Institute and Southampton Education School. He is a module and Lifelong Learning lecturer and MOOC educator, with an MSc Web Science, MA Applied Linguistics and PGCE Adult Education. With almost fifteen years of teaching experience in various contexts, his interdisciplinary research is to develop an analysis framework for Personal Learning Networks, with a focus on understanding their impact on HE teaching and learning, innovation and student engagement.

3:45 Paper 6 : Experiences with curricula for a BSc and MSc in Web Development: 2008-2016
Brigitte Jellinek (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences)

Brigitte Jellinek is a senior lecturer at Salzburg University of Applied Science. She started in web development in the early 1990ies. She co-founded a company in 1995 and spent 10 years developing web sites using ever-changing technologies.  Brigitte is active in the German language summer universities for women in computer science as well as in the open tech education scene. In the last 10 years as a lecturer at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences she had the opportunity to develop a bachelor and a master degree program that focus on web development.

4:00 Paper 7 Teacher preparation for the digital literacy applying ubiquitous learning
Andreja Istenic Starcic (University of Ljubljana)
Ziga Turk (

Andreja Istenic Starcic professor at the University of Primorska Faculty of Education, and University of Ljubljana Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia.  Andreja is a Vice dean for international collaboration at Faculty of Education University of Primorska; Honorary fellow at Macquarie University Sydney Learning and Teaching Centre, Australia. As an expert in educational technology and interdisciplinary research, she is teaching Educational technology, Learning environments, ICT assisted learning for people with special needs, Media education, Contemporary learning theories, Innovation and creative production of multimedia contents. Her research interests include Teacher education and professional development, ICT media and communication, Social interaction, Usability, Innovative user interface concepts supporting diverse user groups (disabled, personality traits, cognitive styles), Cognitive, social, affective aspects of human interactions with ICT artefacts and hyper medial knowledge spaces, Virtual simulations and games, Individual and social aspects of professional learning and work identities, Workplace learning and professional subjectivities. She has published conference and journal papers and had invited chapters in books, edited scientific monographs. Andreja is editor of British Journal of Educational Technology  and associate editor of International Journal of Emerging technology in learning She a member of editorial board of TOJET – The Turkish Online Journal of Education Technology. Andreja is a project coordinator of international and national project. Latest projects:  Longitudinal study in competence potential of university graduates and a gap between graduates’ competences and labour market requirements in technology, education and health; ENABLE network of ICT supported learning for people with special needs; Digital storytelling, self-presentation and identity – The comparative study in USA and Slovenia; The attitudes of university students of formal and informal e-learning environments, emerging services, well-being and decision making: The comparative study in Japan and Slovenia; Awards: Slovenian research agency – The exceptional research achievement in social science in Slovenia for the year 2012; The Award of University of Primorska for scientific excellence in social sciences and humanities for the year 2014. Personal website

4:15pm: WORKSHOP

The workshop part will consist of a collaborative activity to produce a wiki style document that might be used as a tool box for anyone who would like to start a Web Education program in any kind of context.

The final production will look like a small Web of resources, tools, good practices examples, testimonies, special advice for special contexts, etc.

All participants will be invited to share and submit content following an interactive structure that will be be provided by the Organizers.