Pre-Conference Workshop M3
How to Create Innovative Learning Spaces
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Bishop Price: 95.00 € Status: fully booked
Vice President, Swedish Association for Distance Education and ICDE, Sweden
Prof Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, is the V President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), and the V President for the Swedish Organization for E-Competence (REK). She is the founder and owner of Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (QOOL) Consultancy.
Ossiannilsson is an independent researcher, expert, advisor, consultant and quality reviewer in the fields of open online flexible and distance learning, including el-earning, technology enabled learning (TEL), (OOFAT) including OER and MOOCs. Her special focus is on quality, innovation, leadership, personal learning, and learning "just for me".
She has a long career in those areas, since year 2000, she worked at Lund University, Sweden. In addition, she works as a consultant and quality reviewer at several of the prestige national universities.
Prof Ossiannilsson was awarded the EDEN Fellow title in 2014, she became Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015, and in the Council of EDEN Fellows, from 2018. She became Open Education Europa Fellow in 2015. In 2017 she became ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador, as well as in the ICDE Global Quality Network, Europe.
She is frequently invited as keynote speaker for international, and national conferences, within the areas of OOFAT and quality. She is board member in national and international associations, in the area of open online learning and education (EDEN EC, former EFQUEL, earlier in EUCEN). She was the evaluator of the SEQUENT project on quality, which later become foundation for ENQAs report on quality considerations in e-learning (2018). Ossiannilsson collaborate with the QQI, Irelend, EC ET working group on digital and online learning on quality in OER, MOOCs and open education and with Commonwealth of Learning. She was an expert for IPTS on their work on the framework for open education. Ossiannilsson is a quality reviewer for ICDE as well as for EADTU, ECB Check, and also for former EFQUEL. She Was in the board for LANETO and was among the founders of EPPROBATE. Ossiannilsson was coordinating the ICDE_ON_BOLDIC on behalf of the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE). She is in the Board for several scientific Journals and the Editor in the Education Sciences Journal, the topical collection on MOOCs, as well as for the International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, special issue on learning analytic. Ossiannilsson is representing EDEN in ISO, and she works even at national level in SIS/ISO (Swedish Standards Institute /ISO. She has a passion to contribute to open education for a Future We Want for All, as is emphasized by UNESCO for 2030.
Ossiannilsson earned her PhD at Oulu University, Finland in 2012 with a dissertation on Benchmarking e-learning in higher education: lessons learned from international projects. Her dissertation has fortunately had a very large outreach and is often cited. Ossiannilsson’s publications comprise over 200 publications: Conference papers, Journal articles, Book Chapters, Reports, Editor for books, a forthcoming book (Springer on open education) and her dissertation. Ossiannilsson has conducted several research studies in open online learning, including flexible learning, OERs and MOOCs, and personal learning environments. She was the research leader for the ICDE research study on global overview of quality models, and she was the author of the ICDE Insight research report on blended learning, state of the nation. She has conducted several national overview reports, for example, the POERUP, ADOERUP, Global OER Mapping, the IPTS Member States Case Studies on Policies for Opening up Education, and for the Open Education Working Group. She was one of the promoters for introducing MOOCs in Sweden, and she has finalized some 40+ MOOCs herself, since its start in 2008. She was invited as Quality expert for the investigation on MOOCs, and for the initiative on pedagogical development in higher education by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
Ossiannilsson was a senior consultant at Eurekos/Mentorix, Denmark, and serve as a pedagogical consultant and researcher for the Next Generation Digital Learning Envioronment (NGDLE).
Special Recently Research Projects, and Activities on Quality Work in OOFAT, Including References
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador
ICDE Global Quality Network, Europe
The ICDE research study on Quality Models in Online, Open Education Around the Globe: State of the art and recommendations. The study was on behalf of ICDE and Coordinated by EADTU. Ossiannilsson was the research leader for the study team comprised of K Williams, A Camilleri and M Brown
Ossiannilsson, E. (2017). ICDE Insight research report on blended learning. State of the nation. Oslo: ICDE.
Quality Reviewer on Behalf of ICDE for University Terbuka, Indonesia
ICDE_Operational Network BOLDIC, coordinator
The European Distance E-learning Network
EC, and NAP member and Chair Special Interest Group on Quality and Technology Enabled Learning
ISO representing EDEN
The European Association for Distance Teaching Universities
Evaluator for the Project Supporting Quality in E-learning European Networks (SEQUENT
Quality Reviewer EADTU, Excellence, University of Nicosia
Quality reviewer, EADTU, OpenupEd, University Derby
Member of the Ed board for update of the Excellence manual
Member of the Ed board for updating the OpenupEd manual
Expert, evaluator European Commission
Quality Reviewer EFQUEL, UNIQUe (University of Nicosia)
Quality Reviewer EFQUEL, ECB Check
European Commission ET Working Group on Open and Distance Learning
IPTS Working Group on Open Education Framework, Focus on Quality
Commonwealth of Learning
IPTS Member States Case Studies on Policies for Opening Up Education (2016--)
EUA on Comments for the Directive of the European parliament and of the council on copyright in the Digital Single Market
QQI, Quality reviewer
Follow Ossiannilsson on ResearchGate, Linked In, Blog and Twitter.
"If you can design the physical space, the social space, and the information space all together to enhance collaborative learning, then that whole milieu turns into a learning technology, and people just love working there, and they start learning with and from each other." John Seely Brown
We are standing on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.
In this era of the “fourth industrial revolution”, as we strive to implement UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals for Education 2030 (access, inclusiveness, lifelong learning, equity, equality, quality and democracy), there is an urgent need to rethink and optimise learning spaces for all.
To be proactive, and to cope with the fourth industrial revolution and learners of today, educators need to make learning spaces work for everyone.
Active, authentic learning requires innovative learning spaces, and we need strategies to embrace these extended learning spaces for active learning.
Innovative learning spaces require innovative leadership and management to be realised and become embedded, embraced and sustainable.
Space, whether physical or virtual, has an impact on learning. It not only brings people together – it can encourage and facilitate exploration, collaboration, and discussion. Space may include, for example, living space, physical space, social space, or intellective space. Space has to be considered both for informal and formal learning as these merge and lines between them blur.
During this Pre-Conference Workshop, we will discuss characteristics of innovative learning spaces, the impact of innovative learning spaces on student motivation and outcomes, as well as leadership.
HR specialists, learning and design directors, academics, managers and leaders at all levels, librarians, architects, infrastructure designers, influencers
The Workshop will engage you in the emerging theme of innovative learning spaces in a digital era. It is designed for active participation and collaboration and will be facilitated in a learning café format to ensure we can all share and exchange best practice for innovative learning spaces. You will have a chance to explore key areas and characteristics of innovative learning spaces with peers. In addition, under the guidance of the Workshop’s expert facilitator, we will elaborate on leadership characteristics and stakeholder involvement in order to cultivate a culture of innovative qualitative learning spaces.
In short, we will focus on how we can create and cultivate a true culture of innovative learning spaces at the micro, meso, and macro levels.
|09:00||Welcome, and Icebreaking session|
|09:20||Introduction, and keynote|
|10:00||Coffee break and networking mingle|
|10:45||Workshop, best/next practise|
|12:30||Wrapping up, conclusions, and recommendations|