Learning and Training with Bots - Why Not?
Bots can be useful, bots can be nefarious. In the digital world, they are almost ubiquitous. In learning, they are ready to take off. This Panel examines the innovative use of bots in different sectors and areas. For people new to the topic, it will present an ‘everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask’ opportunity. Those already familiar will be introduced to compelling new concepts for the application of bots in learning and training.
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!
Silvia Prieto Preboste
Silvia Prieto is Innovation Unit Coordinator and lecturer at Madrid Open University (UDIMA). Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of digital media and society, with special focus on innovation and emerging technologies such as mobile, adapatative learning, wearable and smart technologies. She has published articles and books on the use of ICTs in learning and teaching.
Silvia has been actively involved in a number of national and international projects, among which we can highlight: AGE 50+, Simple Open Learning Advancement (SOLA), European Personal Branding for Employment (EPBE), CVTube, RefuSkills, GoMobile and INTROduction to the industrial revolution 4.0 (INTRO 4.0).
Dr. Lars Satow is an educational psychologist, professional learning executive and test author. He started his career at SAP Learning Solutions where he was responsible for the SAP certification program for several years. Since 2014, he is responsible for social and digital learning on SAP’s cloud platform SAP Learning Hub with more than 500,000 learners. Lars Satow holds a PhD in educational psychology from the Free University of Berlin and a diploma of advanced studies in educational management and corporate learning from the University of St. Gallen.