Algorithms, Analytics, AI and Personalisation
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room King
EdTech is making the world of learning a more personalised place. Learning analytics, learning-behaviour assessment systems, and solutions that aggregate, curate, and personalise learning content from the mass of information on the web can help in the process of generating efficient strategies for an individual learner. How? Find out from this Panel of presenters.
Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Prof. Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) is currently head of the M.A. program in the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel. Before joining HIT, she developed and managed an ICT and Learning M.A. Program at the College for Academic Studies, in Israel.
Since 2001, Prof. Kurtz serves as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program where she co-developed and co-teach online courses.
Other positions of Prof Kurtz were: head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, she was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-Learning solutions for the corporate industry.
She served as a director and the secretary of The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction, (IBSTPI) where she was a co-author of a book entitled: "Online Learner Competencies: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills for Successful Learning." For several years Prof. Kurtz was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She serves as a member, Peer Review Board of The Journal of Educators Online and The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. For several years Prof. Kurtz was the Editor-in-Chief of The Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL).
She has been a visiting scholar at several academic institutions including the University of California Berkeley, School of Education Syracuse University and University Roma, TRE, Italy. Prof. Kurtz has published several books, articles and presented papers at international conferences.
Noorderpoort, The Netherlands
Learning Analytics - Nightmare or Beautiful Dream?
I studied Applied Mathematics in the 80’s. After my carreer as a teacher I begame director of vocational education.
Nowadays I am very interested in the data trail students are making while working online. What can we do with it, what are we allowed to do with it, what do we wish to do with it.
Let Me Learn, USA
21st Century Engagement: You in the Driver’s Seat of Personalised Learning
Joel T. Johnston is certified in the Let Me Learn Process® and has been working with the Advanced Learning System for over 10 years in education and workforce development. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He has most notably presented on this topic at the 24th Annual National Conference on Students in Transition, the 14th Annual Conference for the National Association for the Tutoring Profession, and the 3rd Annual Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Tech Expo, as well as other conferences in the United States.
Knowledge 4 All Foundation, UK
X5GON Project on AI and OER Building a Netflix for Open Education
Davor is an MA graduate in Digital Humanities from University College London, co-founded VideoLectures.Net with 25.000 educational videos, created OpeningupSlovenia national educational test bed, established a UNESCO Chair in Open Technologies for OER and Open Education, now managing K4A Foundation with 60 global members. Works at the intersection of research, technologies, policies and business innovation in education. Has international professional experience in project management and familiar with the Edtech and AI landscape. Managed portfolio of multinational projects exceeding € 10 million (total value) with an extensive experience in grant proposals for research funding. Included in EC experts’ database. Curated the 2nd UNESCO World OER Congress with 500 policy makers. Launched the first large-scale automatic translation service for education Translexy.