Learning Café XCP09
Online International Collaboration: Language Learning and Intercultural Skills
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Schöneberg
Life in the digital world has witnessed an incessant proliferation of tools that help us deal with the fact that the significance of distance and time zones has been greatly reduced in the worlds of work and learning. Groups of university students around the globe are using online tools today to prepare them for their careers of tomorrow. Practical examples forming the basis of this Learning Café will inspire you to replicate and expand activities for your learners.
Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
Ilona Buchem (PhD) is Professor for Media and Communication at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw (Poland), Concordia University (WI, USA) and University Duisburg-Essen (Germany). She studied Educational Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin and obtained her PhD degree in Business Education in 2009. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of digital media and society, with special focus on emerging technologies such as social, mobile, wearable and smart technologies. Her research interests include Digital Collaboration, Digital Diversity, Digital Learning and Digital Leadership. Ilona Buchem has led a number of R&D projects dedicated to emerging digital media for learning and digital strategies in organisations. She is the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Wearable Technology Enhanced Learning at the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the founder of the Europortfolio German Chapter and a member of several organisations related to distance education and technology-enhanced learning, including the Association of Media in Science (GMW) and the European Distance Education Network (EDEN). She has initiated and has been actively involved in a number of national and international projects both as a project coordinator and a researcher, including Mediencommunity 2.0, iCollaborate, Networked Identities, Future Social Learning Networks (FSLN), Credit Points (BMBF, BMAS, BA), BeuthBonus (BMBF, BMAS, BA, ESF), fMOOC (BMBF), Digital Future (Stifterverband) and Open Badge Network (Erasmus+).
Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Marianna Leikomaa is a Senior Lecturer of English at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Tampere, Finland. She's done a career of 20+ years of teaching on-line. Her professional interests are in pedagogical development of education as well as integrating languages into subject studies. Authentic learning is especially close to her heart.
Patricia Scherer Bassani
Feevale University, Brazil
Patrícia Scherer Bassani (PhD) is professor and researcher at Feevale University (Brazil) where she is part of the faculty of the Post-Graduate Program in Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion. She obtained her PhD degree in Educational Technology in 2006. Her research interests include digital inclusion, virtual communities, computer mediated interaction, online learning, mobile learning, and teacher formation. She has initiated and has been actively involved in a number of national projects focusing in education and technology both as a project coordinator and a researcher. Patricia has published articles and chapters in Portuguese (mainly) and English in journals such as Computers & Education and Lecture Notes in Computer Science. During 2017 she was a member of the Special Committee in Educational Technology of the Brazilian Society of Computer Science (Sociedade Brasileira de Computação - SBC).