Optimising Digital Scenarios to Prepare Learners for Life On and Off the Job
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Bishop
This eclectic Panel brings together top-quality approaches to digital transformation in various contexts.
eLearning Journeys, Poland
Myron Cizdyn is Founder of the eLearning Journeys Initiative, which seeks to advance eLearning in Europe and beyond; energize institutional, educational and business thought leaders to support and promote eLearning; and project standards-based educational values throughout all segments of society. The goal of eLJ is to implement programs in instructional design to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives in tool and curriculum development; and to explore the benefits of standards-based learning in all segments.
eLearning Journeys holds a conference in Rzeszow once a year in the autumn, as well as continuing initiatives throughout Poland and beyond with its educational and industry partnerships.
He is also the President of The BLPS Group, which created the Gateway2Achieve learning platform, and has 27 years of experience in religious and educational publishing in the USA, Vatican, and Europe. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the SIIA's Educational Technology Industry Network.
EdTech Ventures, UK
Why We Must Re-Evaluate What We Consider Success and Failure in Digital Education
Dr Michelle Selinger is a Principal Consultant with the consultancy practice EdTech Ventures. She has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for technology enhanced education reform. She has an academic background in digital education in both campus-based and distance education. She was responsible for technology across the curriculum in the Open University’s distance taught initial teacher education programme where led pioneering work on teacher collaboration in1994. She later established and led the Centre for New Technology Research in Education at the University of Warwick, and then took the role of lead education consultant for Cisco Systems Corporate Affairs and then Cisco’s Consultancy Services.
Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
The Digital Transformation of Education and Learning in Turkey
Tarkan GÜRBÜZ is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He is a member of the coordinating committee of METU-BİLTİR Center Digital Transformation/Industry 4.0 Platform. He is the Representative of METU and Turkey in the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) European Central Asia Region. He is a member of the Distance Education Standards Committee of Turkish ICT Foundation. He is also a member of Informatics Association of Turkey. He received his BSc. in Mathematics, PhD and MSc in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from METU. He also received an MBA in International Business from MIB School of Management in Italy. His areas of research interest include distance education, open and distance learning, e-learning, innovative next generation learning environments, digital transformation, industry 4.0, knowledge management and adult education.
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Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Science, Denmark
A Method to Develop Lifelong Learning Competences during Vocational Studies
Elisabeth (Lise) Agerbaek is an Associated Professor at Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Science in Odense, Denmark. She has published articles and books on the use of e-portfolios as a learning tool and how to design for web and online media. She teaches Philosophy of Science and Digital Design at the BA in Digital Concept Development.
She is educated MA in Philosophy and Design and is CEO of own Graphical Design company. Current area of research is acknowledging informal learning through digital badges. Another field of interest is how to scaffold interdisciplinary teaching in higher education. She enjoys winter bathing and art museums.