Online Learning Summit - 'Growing your university online; routes to student success'

Date and time
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
09.00 - 17.00

Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

Dr Margaret Korosec University of Derby Online Learning

We are excited to host our second international Online Learning Summit, bringing together multiple perspectives from the online learning space. We look forward to inspiring conversations and critical reflection.

Dr Margaret Korosec
Head of Digital and Enterprise Learning Solutions

Overview and objectives

This year we will have a range of presentations and panels on creative solutions to challenging online scenarios, examples of failures that provided opportunities for transformation, evidence of innovation in online learning and teaching, and pedagogic research. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The conference themes are:

Julie Stone giving a speech at UDOL Summit 2019

Opening plenary

Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at University of Edinburgh

An experienced senior manager in UK higher education sector with a track record of success in leading high value digital education and digital transformation projects with global reach. Melissa is Director of Learning, Teaching and Web and Assistant Principal at University of Edinburgh. She is part of the senior management team leading institution-wide strategic projects and services. Melissa has a reputation for innovation and creative thinking and has been successful in restructuring and transforming the organisations of which she has been part. She knows how to facilitate change in universities and has experience in working closely with academic leadership teams.

Before joining University of Edinburgh she was Director of Academic IT at University of Oxford for 6 years and has previously worked for University of Leeds, Royal Holloway University of London and Edinburgh Napier University. She has a strong back ground in facilitating innovation and significant organisational change for sustainable education enhancement in large and complex institutions.

Current projects include collections of open educational resources drawn from across the University, high value assets which aim to engage and inspire, online lectures, MOOCs, online distance learning, digital skills, mashware, digital estate, open data, technology enhanced learning spaces, university websites, mobile learning, VLEs and student portals.

A strong advocate of values-based leadership, she has long standing commitment to principles of access, diversity, inclusion and openness in higher education and the enthusiasm to continue to champion these at senior levels.


Exhibitors are currently being confirmed.

If you wish to exhibit, please contact Margaret Korosec at m.korosec@derby.ac.uk for more information.

Staying over in Derby

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Getting to the venue

The Conference will be held at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre. Located in the heart of the East Midlands, our venue is just minutes from Derby train station and only a short distance from the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

By Car - For driving directions to our venue, view our PDF of our Enterprise Centre Directions. Free onsite parking is available however this is limited. We will be in touch closer the date of the event to give you an opportunity to secure an onsite parking space.

By Rail - The closest train station is Derby train station; this is approximately 2.5 miles from the Enterprise Centre and will take 10-15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the Number 6 Unibus which departs from outside the main entrance of the train station and will take you to the Bridge Street bus stop directly outside the venue - this service starts at 8am and a single trip will cost £2. View bus timetables.

By Air - The closest airport is East Midlands, located just 15 miles from the Enterprise Centre. This should take around 25 minute by car. Alternatively Derby Skylink operate a 24 hours bus service, picking up directly outside the terminal building and dropping off at Derby Bus Station. This service runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly during the night, seven days a week and takes approximately 40 minutes.

Conference cost

1 day conference registration fee is £120

Places are limited, please book now to avoid disappointment.

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