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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Programme Overview

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Pre-Conference Events

Sign up for a chance to develop practical skills, in-depth insights and specialised knowledge

on Wednesday, December 5, 2018




FD1 Full-day Event

Design Thinking Taster Workshop

Price: 175.00 €
Status: places available

FD2 Full-day Event

Speexx Exchange Reality Check

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

FD3 Full-day Event

Boosting the Use of Online Training by Small Companies in Europe

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

FD4 Full-day Event

How to Easily Create and Use Videos for Teaching and Learning

Price: 175.00 €
Status: places available

M1 Morning Event

Playful Design: the 360 VR Learning Experience

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

M2 Morning Event

Moodle Workshops: Designing Courses for Mobile Learning & Using Competencies in your Courses

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

M3 Morning Event

How to Create Innovative Learning Spaces

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

M4 Morning Event

Learning Works – The Future of Workplace Learning

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

M5 Morning Event

Pragmatic Learning Magic: How to Use the Instructional Design Variation Matrix

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

M6 Morning Event

Summit: Cultivating Lifelong Learners

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

A1 Afternoon Event

The Colour of Innovation Will Be Red

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

A2 Afternoon Event

A ‘Whistle-Stop’ Tour around Carpe Diem Methods

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

A3 Afternoon Event

The Future of (e) Learning - A Deep Dive into Future Learning Scenario's Using Foresight Techniques

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

A4 Afternoon Event

Flipped Classroom Design through Open Online Sources: Full Immersion

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

A5 Afternoon Event

Aktives Lernen gestalten und fördern – Welches Potenzial bieten digitale Medien?

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

A6 Afternoon Event

Newcomers' Guide to OEB - Observe, Experience and Bond

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

A7 Afternoon Event

Distance Learning in Europe – Exchange of Experience and Knowledge Sharing

Price: free of charge
Status: places available

A8 Afternoon Event

Designing a Runkeeper-type App for Studying

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

A9 Afternoon Event

Getting Radically Improved Data from Learner Feedback

Price: 95.00 €
Status: places available

1000s of ideas for shaping the future of learning

We are proud to announce OEB's first speakers and sessions discussing the latest trends and developments in the learning and training sector. Check back for updates on our agenda covering a wide range of topics for an even wider variety of learning professionals!

How to keep an eye on Pedagogical Goals

and when to Pull the Digital Reins


Balancing Data-Collection and Data Protection

OEB speaker Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore

Consultant and Training Designer, USA


Jedi Mind Tricks for Workplace Learning Designers

OEB speaker Chiara Carlino

Chiara Carlino

Cineca, Italy


As Professions Change, How Can Curricula Keep Up?

OEB speaker Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie

The MASIE Center, USA

OEB speaker Patricia Scherer Bassani

Patricia Scherer Bassani

Feevale University, Brazil


Enhance Student Learning and Engagement Using VR Technology

OEB speaker Charles Fadel

Charles Fadel

Center for Curriculum Redesign, USA

OEB speaker Karoline Tellum-Djarraya

Karoline Tellum-Djarraya

Skills Norway, Norway


Finding Your Voice, Designing a Learning Narrative



Learning and Training with Bots - Why Not?

OEB speaker Ulrich Boser

Ulrich Boser

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and the founder of The Learning Agency, USA


Students’ Expectations of Their Digital Environment - and What This Means for Your Organisation



How to Effectively Use Design Thinking in Learning Experience Design


Timely, Flexible, Mobile

Cost-effective Capacity Building: DEVCO, FAO, Frontex, ITC-ILO, Kiron, United Nations Volunteers and UNICEF take charge

OEB speaker Nina Huntemann

Nina Huntemann

edX, USA


The Learning Research Quiz Show

OEB speaker Will Thalheimer

Will Thalheimer

Work-Learning Research, Inc., USA


Higher Education is a Waste of Time and Money and EdTech Won’t Fix That

OEB speaker Corinne Vigreux

Corinne Vigreux

Cofounder of Codam and TomTom, The Netherlands

Te/a/ch HE

Learn from: Sorbonne Université, France; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; TU Berlin, Germany; BI Business School, Norway * Middle East Technical University, Turkey * Leiden University, the Netherlands * Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and many more


Solve your EdTech Challenges with Today’s Market Makers (I)

OEB speaker Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Author and Chief Executive of NESTA, UK


From the Early Adopter to the Cautious Experimenter: Bringing Academic Faculty on Board with Digital Learning


Re-live OEB 2017

Visit our Media Library

OEB speaker Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Educator, journalist and IT & OER consultant, USA


Empathy & Creative Confidence as Powerful Triggers for Learning


L&D Highlights

Best practices from Accenture, Bank of Georgia, Deutsche Bahn, European Astronaut Center, Swisscom, SIKA and other workplaces from around the world



Solving the Assessment Puzzle for Diverse Learner Populations

OEB speaker Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Moodle, Australia


Video, Tutorial Culture and Participation

OEB speaker Ben Williamson

Ben Williamson

Author, Researcher and Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, UK


Free Your Content: Producing Personalised Content and Learning Resources

OEB speaker Patti Shank

Patti Shank

Learning Peaks, USA


Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Open Virtual Mobility


Themes 2018

Overall Theme: Learning to Love Learning

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.

But how should we change education and training, so that they can play the leading role the future demands of them? How should institutions, organisations and employers adapt to the challenge? How should they prepare for it? What will the effect on individuals, societies and economies be? How can we create flexible, equitable education systems that adapt quickly to meet the demands of constant change? How will vocational training and further education keep up with an unceasing demand for new skills? Will there be a new golden age for higher education? How will technology change our approach to learning? How will it help to place education at the heart of life? How will it inspire a new generation? How will we change the nature of education? How will we learn to love learning?

Instilling curiosity

Curiosity is at the heart of learning. How can we create learning that is attractive? Sessions under this sub-theme will inspire you with powerful ways to use technologies to communicate content. Join them for techniques, theories and methods that fire learners’ desire to know, understand and apply including, amongst others:
⚫ Bite-sized and micro-learning ⚫ Blended learning ⚫ Flipping the classroom ⚫ Gamification and game-based learning ⚫ Informal and formal learning ⚫ Just-in-time and on demand learning ⚫ Mobile learning ⚫ Social, collaborative and peer-to-peer learning ⚫ User-generated content ⚫ Video-based learning

Dynamic learning, training and future-oriented skills

How can we keep learners in focus and people at the centre of change? Sessions under this sub-theme will help anticipate how technologies can be used to convey, learn and train for new skills needed to succeed and to increase performance including, amongst others:
⚫ Creativity, critical thinking, social and cognitive skills ⚫ Deploying off the shelf courses ⚫ Coding and digital talent to manage automation ⚫ Foresight techniques ⚫ Human Capital Management ⚫ Integrated talent management systems ⚫ Partnerships, collaboration and apprenticeships ⚫ Performance support

Nascent technologies to change learning

Do not miss these or you will miss out: sessions under this sub-theme will allow you to discover and benefit from EdTech tools, hardware, smart technologies, solutions and innovations for:
⚫ Adaptive learning and Artificial Intelligence ⚫ Access and open learning & teaching ⚫ Authoring tools ⚫ Augmented, immersive, simulations, virtual and wearables ⚫ Blockchain for education ⚫ Brain-friendly learning and cognitive neuroscience advancements ⚫ Managing content in the cloud ⚫ Robots, virtual tutors, chatbots and machine learning ⚫ Smart apps ⚫ Platforms and Learning Management Systems; features and functionalities

Developing learning professionals’ skills and implementing complex change

The future for learning starts with learning professionals: with educators, faculty, HR and L&D, teachers, trainers and researchers. These sessions are about how learning professionals can use technologies to develop, test and sustain continuous learning cultures within their working environment, including topics such as:
⚫ L&D skills for the future ⚫ Driving engagement: design thinking, user experience design and instructional/learning design ⚫ Inclusion, intercultural/generational and life-long learning ⚫ Leadership (development) as strategic priority ⚫ Marketing/influence ⚫ New research and systems for effective pedagogy ⚫ Teacher training

Measurable results and data collection pay-offs

Are we measuring what we value and valuing what we measure? Join these sessions to debate principles, ethics, the interdependent market, the knowledge oligopoly, and using data to shape learning innovation.
⚫ Benchmarking, effectiveness and quality assurance ⚫ Compliance training ⚫ (HR) Analytics ⚫ GDPR impact and transparent data policies ⚫ Network solutions and administration ⚫ Security and identity ⚫ Student information systems ⚫ Real-time assessment, testing and personalisation ⚫ Unbundling, badges, credentials and certification

Programme Formats

OEB is all about the diverse ways in which we shape and support learning for all education stakeholders.

Diversity is at the centre of the engaging and practice-focused formats for 100+ sessions on our agenda:

Workshops and Activities

Half- or full-day workshops, seminars, summits and meetings (between 3-8 hours) offer an agenda filled with activities to develop practical skills and grow deep knowledge. Events are organised by one or multiple facilitators and, as seats are limited, participants are required to sign up to them in advance.

Plenary Sessions

The Opening Plenary, OEB’s annual Debate and Friday Plenaries feature world-class keynote speakers who set the scene for the day – and night!

OEB’s Spotlight Stage

The Spotlight Stage brings a rolling programme with highlighted talks, interviews, debates and performances. Pop in for a burst of left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation!

Learning and World Cafés

These round-table interactive break-out sessions (between 60-120 minutes) have one or multiple hosts who engage participants with peer-learning activities and discussions.

Panel Discussions

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together a collective group of 2-5 speakers and a moderator to discuss a pertinent issue or topic. The moderator gathers the panel, introduces the topic and summarises discussions. Each speaker presents his/her views for 5-10 minutes after which time is dedicated for a lively and informative Q&A between panel and participants attending.

Panel Presentations

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together 2-5 speakers from different backgrounds presenting for 15-20 minutes each on a common topic. Panel Presentations are chaired by an expert in the field who liaises with the panel ahead of the conference to ensure the combination of single talks, presents a unified session-outcome to participants.

Unconference Sessions and Fishbowls

Quickly tap into your own source of wisdom in these sessions in which good ideas and conversation bubble up. Unconferences and Fishbowls (between 60-90 minutes) are hosted by a single facilitator and designed for active participation to spark synergy and building coherence among peers.

Knowledge Factories

The agendas of these workshops (between 60-120 minutes), hosted by one or multiple facilitators, offer practical activities, exercises and strategies participants can take back and implement in their working environments.

Tech Labs

All registered conference participants can sign up to participate in these hands-on BYOD workshops (between 60-120 minutes). They are hosted by one or multiple facilitators who designed specific activities and exercises for participants to take back and implement in their working environments.

Boardroom Dialogues

Topic-focused networking events that encourage communities to connect around shared interests. Each Boardroom Dialogue (60 minutes) is centered around a specific theme or community and led by one to two speakers introducing the topic and facilitating networking or focusing discussions.

Discovery Demos

Discovery demos show tools, next generation materials and pre-release products for learning and training. Five to ten discovery demo speakers are presenting simultaneously at standing tables, giving participants the chance to interact on an informal, one-to-one basis with these developers and creators.