Pre-Conference Workshop A6
DistancE-Learning in Europe - Exchange of Experience and Knowledge Sharing
Date Wednesday, Dec 6 Time – Price: free of charge Status: fully booked
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Germany
Head of Section 3.2 “Digital Media, Distance Learning, Training Personnel”
Advisory services to the Federal Government and to the corporate sector in the thematical field of ICT-based VET learning and working environments, designing, launching, monitoring & evaluation of national funding programms, joint shaping of implementation strategies for high quality results into the world of work. Ongoing improvement of web based services for trainers in VET (www.foraus.de) to support their daily practice of training in companies. Development of national standards for teacher & trainer qualification (Trainers`s Aptitude – AEVO, www.foraus.de), designing of (web based) training moduls and tools for further training of teachers & trainers (e.g. IT-Literacy). Advisory services within BIBB´s international co-operation activities. Appraising, quality management and certifying of (web based) distance learning courses for continuous training.
Forum DistancE-Learning (FDL), Germany
Vice President Forum DistancE-Learning (FDL) and CEO ibbw-consult
Forum DistancE-Learning is the German Association for DistancE-Learning and Learning Media.
Since 1986 I am engaged in distance education and since 1992 in e-learning projects and e-learning training. Since 2001 Member of the board of Forum DistancE-Learning and chairman of the section for pedagogical and didactical issues in distance learning.
Initiator and organizer of the annual German FDL-FachForum, designed to identify future demands for vocational media-enhanced learning.
This years FachForum is dedicated to Social Media Learning (http://fachforum-distance-learning.de/).
Forum DistancE-Learning FDL / European Association for Distance Learning EADL, Germany
Jens Greefe holds a diploma in Economics and is member of the board of the Forum Distance Learning, the german association for distance learning.
Since 2014 he is also Chairman of the Research & Developing Committee of EADL.
Jens Greefe is the Director of Studies at the ILS in Hamburg, Germanys biggest distance learning provider, educating app. 70.000 students in more than 300 distance courses. He is responsible for the development and the organization of the course programs and for the quality management of the ILS.
European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), UK
John Trasler is the founder of Elearn which provides provides consultancy in distance and blended learning together with training programme for individulas and organisations in management, leadership and coaching.
With over 25 years in the education and training business John has managed multi-national companies for Pearson and News Corporation in both Europe and Asia. John holds a masters degree and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and an Executive Member of European Association of Distance Learning (EADL).
The Open University, UK
Mark Endean is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the UK Open University (OU). He is also Chair of the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) an accrediting body for online and distance learning providers in the UK’s private sector.
His background is in materials processing, manufacturing technologies and manufacturing systems. In addition to his OU lectureship, he has previously held posts as Director of Engineering and Associate Dean of his faculty.
Mark has been a member of and has led teams developing learning materials for distance learning students for over thirty years. These have ranged from first year undergraduates to final year postgraduates. His courses have included traditional distance learning approaches, remote team working, and face-to-face residential schools. His latest teaching project was to redesign a taught postgraduate course for entirely online presentation.
Mark is a regular participant in quality assurance activities within the OU and beyond. He has held examining positions at various institutions and has taken part in formal quality reviews at universities in the UK, Germany and the Caribbean. He also supports engineering groups at partner institutions through staff development and advice on teaching and learning issues.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für berufliche Bildung (DGBB), Germany
Merle Losem holds a diploma in Economics and Pedagogy. Merle is working in the distance Education since 2001, her focus is the development of vocational trainingprograms in serviced sectors.
Since 2005 she is involved in workinggroups and workshops referring to pedagogical and didactical issues in the german “Forum DistancE-Learning”.
Since 2011, Merle is founder & CEO of DGBB GmbH, Cologne. DGBB GmbH is offering 50 distance education programs, with a focus on a complete digital & flexible approach to distance-learning.
Wikimedia Deutschland, Germany
With a degree in English and German philology and English literary science Denis has a background in communications and market research. He has worked on several E-learning projects. For example, from 2011 to 2012 he worked as a student research assistant for the linguistic E-learning platform “@email kontrastiv” at the Institute for the German Language (IDS) in Mannheim.
Since 2016, Denis has been working for Wikimedia Deutschland as part of their communications team. Here, among other things, he has been involved in scripting and producing video-tutorials for Wikimedia Deutschland’s campaign to attract new volunteers for Wikipedia. Explaining how the free encyclopedia works and that everybody can participate is a perfect case of how simple explanations can be used in video formats.
Wikimedia Deutschland, Germany
After working in several IT-related projects in different organisations, Stefan Schneider decided to dedicate his efforts for free knowledge at Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. Here, among other things, he is working on gaining new authors for Wikipedia. Explaining how the free encyclopedia works and that everybody can participate is a perfect case of how simple explanations can be used in video formats.
Within the framework of OEB, the organizers of this Pre-Conference Workshop intend to create an opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing for participants who offer programmes for lifelong learning and vocational education using distance learning methods. The intention is to establish an international forum enabling the participants to develop a position regarding the variety of technological developments for digital teaching and learning programs in the field of distance learning.
|Moderator: John Trasler (EADL)|
|Distance learning in the UK, past, present and future|
|Mark Endean, Open University, UK|
|Trends & Technology: Impact on modern DistancE-Learning Environments|
|Merle Losem, Forum Distance Learning|
|Learn how to explain your idea in a 60 second explainer video!|
|Denis Schröder and Stefan Schneider, Wikimedia Deutschland|
This Pre-Conference Workshop is for Distance Education experts who want to expand their network and share their knowledge with others and for anyone who is interested in distance learning methods as well. The Pre-Conference is especially for those who work in the adult education business.
Participants should be familiar with distance education and/or adult and vocational education.
- Receiving knowledge of using audio and video units in distance learning programs
- Gaining information about history and market conditions of the distance learning in the UK
- Expanding networks and supporting the sharing of knowledge in Distance Education
- Get together in an international framework.