Panel Presentation Session IMP17
Developing Digital Strategies for Higher Education
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
Increasing digitalisation and the rapid pace of change in all areas of academic life demand better organisation, leadership and strategic development in higher education. We need to make strategic decisions on how to address digital in teaching, research and administration. Backed-up by research, a roadmap, a metaphor and years of expertise, our panelists will present you with their visions of how we can shape and lead digital transformation.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Developing Digital Strategies for Higher Education: “Digital Future” Project at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Ilona Buchem (PhD) is Professor for Media and Communication at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw (Poland), Concordia University (WI, USA) and University Duisburg-Essen (Germany). She studied Educational Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin and obtained her PhD degree in Business Education in 2009. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of digital media and society, with special focus on emerging technologies such as social, mobile, wearable and smart technologies. Her research interests include Digital Collaboration, Digital Diversity, Digital Learning and Digital Leadership. Ilona Buchem has led a number of R&D projects dedicated to emerging digital media for learning and digital strategies in organisations. She is the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Wearable Technology Enhanced Learning at the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the founder of the Europortfolio German Chapter and a member of several organisations related to distance education and technology-enhanced learning, including the Association of Media in Science (GMW) and the European Distance Education Network (EDEN). She has initiated and has been actively involved in a number of national and international projects both as a project coordinator and a researcher, including Mediencommunity 2.0, iCollaborate, Networked Identities, Future Social Learning Networks (FSLN), Credit Points (BMBF, BMAS, BA), BeuthBonus (BMBF, BMAS, BA, ESF), fMOOC (BMBF), Digital Future (Stifterverband) and Open Badge Network (Erasmus+).
University of Liverpool, UK
Education - the Last Bastion
Professor Gilly Salmon has been a learning innovator for more than 30 years and is one of the world’s leading thinkers in digital and blended learning.
She researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation and change in Higher Education and the exploitation of new technologies of all kinds in the service of learning.
She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to education futures, including research, innovation, program design, teaching methods and the use of new technologies. From 1st September 2017, Professor Salmon will be at the Management School at the University of Liverpool.
Previously, she was Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education Innovation, at the University of Western Australia. Prior to her appointment at UWA, she was Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and before that, Executive Director and Professor (Learning Futures) at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Previously she was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the UK, and prior to that with the UK Open University Business School.
See her web site www.gillysalmon.com
University of Helsinki, Lahti University Campus, Finland
Nordic Noir – Beyond and Behind the Fingerprints of Successful Educational Reform
From personal perspective, I’m happily married with five nice children (all adults now). From professional perspective I have a Master’s, a Licentiate’s and a Doctorate degree in Biology, and employment record after PhD includes different academic positions. My current position as a University lecturer in University of Helsinki started on 2003 at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Lahti
My major strengths relates to E-learning. I have done a lot of pioneering work with my courses, and I’m highly trained and participated many projects during my academic career. The three ideals grounding my pedagogical thinking are awareness of the change required at the individual and institutional level in academic education, importance of training of theory and teaching skills, and an importance educational technology or e-learning in the context given above.