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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

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Debate Plenary

Date Thursday, Dec 6  Time   –    Room Potsdam I

This House Believes All Learning Experiences Should Be Fun is the motion for this year’s OEB Global Debate. As ‘enriched’ experiences, such as gamification and virtual reality, play increasingly important roles in education and, as traditional methods of teaching come under increasing attack, this year's OEB debate is your chance to have your say on the role of 'fun' in learning. Should all learning experiences be fun, as the proposers of the motion will argue? Or are hard work, discipline and the old-fashioned ways still as important as ever? Always one of the highlights of OEB, the annual Plenary Debate is an opportunity for you to discuss one of the most important issues for the future of education with our expert speakers. The parliamentary-style format is sure to encourage a lively exchange of views - and there’ll be plenty of time for audience participation.

Chairperson

OEB speaker Harold Elletson

Harold Elletson

International Communications Consultant and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, UK

Speakers

OEB speaker Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie

Editor of Learning TRENDS, Author and Head of the Masie Center, USA

OEB speaker Alex Beard

Alex Beard

Educator, Author and Director at Teach for All, UK

OEB speaker Benjamin Doxtdator

Benjamin Doxtdator

Blogger and Educator at the International School of Brussels, Belgium

OEB speaker Patti Shank

Patti Shank

Learning Designer, Analyst, Author and President of Learning Peaks, USA