Check out the OEB 2018 Speakers and Sessions Videos:
Learning Changes! - with Elliott Masie
Learners, content formats, learning technologies, business expectations and more are changing! In this very first open-to-all Spotlight Stage session, Elliott Masie will provide an edgy, humorous and global challenge to learning and development colleagues. From leveraging a learning blockchain to the end of memorisation - we have challenges and opportunities.
Speaker: Elliott Masie
Opening Plenary OEB Global 2018
Technology is changing society. The way we live and the jobs we do will never be the same again. In twenty years, the world of work will be unlike anything we have ever known. The development of artificial intelligence will allow machines to replace workers in many industries on an unprecedented scale. Humankind will face some fundamental, existential questions. Why are we here? What are we doing? How are we different from the machines?
Education will shape our response to the immense challenge of this new age. But education and training will have to change too. So will the nature of employment. Learning will no longer be a brief phase in life. It will become a central part of our existence. In an era of constant and increasing change, we will discover a new appreciation of learning and an understanding of its place in the future. We will learn to love learning.
This House Believes All Learning Experiences Should Be Fun is the motion for this year’s OEB Global Debate. As ‘enriched’ experiences, such as gamification and virtual reality, play increasingly important roles in education and, as traditional methods of teaching come under increasing attack, this year's OEB debate is your chance to have your say on the role of 'fun' in learning. Should all learning experiences be fun, as the proposers of the motion will argue? Or are hard work, discipline and the old-fashioned ways still as important as ever? Always one of the highlights of OEB, the annual Plenary Debate is an opportunity for you to discuss one of the most important issues for the future of education with our expert speakers. The parliamentary-style format is sure to encourage a lively exchange of views - and there’ll be plenty of time for audience participation.
Chairperson: Harold Elletson
Speaker: Alex Beard, Elliott Masie, Benjamin Doxtdator and Patti Shank