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

Berlin, December 2 - 4, 2020

Pre-Conference Workshop FD2

Education in Context: The Classroom of the Future, Today

  Price: free of charge   Status: fully booked

OEB speaker Myron Cizdyn

Myron Cizdyn

eLearning Journeys, USA

OEB speaker Eva Kilar-Magdziarz

Eva Kilar-Magdziarz

University College Dublin, Ireland

OEB speaker Harald Melcher

Harald Melcher

m2more GmbH, Germany


The world of educational technology and publishing is extremely fragmented and becoming more so every day. In the past, the device was paper and publishers were few. Now, information is ubiquitous, platforms are myriad, and devices are seemingly infinite. In this incredibly diverse environment, determining and developing best practices in the classroom is our greatest challenge. Join facilitators Myron Cizdyn and Eva Kilar-Magdziarz as they lead an interactive discussion centered on best practices in education, and on how to use technology to enrich the lifelong learning experience. The group will discuss a series of the most important themes in educational practice, so everyone present will have the opportunity to examine how learning is affected by technology, how technology can be a tool and not a distraction, and how lifelong immersion can be created in learning inside and outside the classroom.

Our discussions will be centered around five themes:

  • Learning Experience Design (LXD): how do we use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to build curricula that are useful throughout the lifelong learning journey? How to ensure that the design of a learning path is coherent and meets the learning objectives of individuals?
  • Building Learning Resources: how do all of us, teachers, administrators and even students, participate in making sense of information to increase knowledge by constructing and combining curricular resources? How to ensure the content curation is successful?
  • Learning For All: how can we build inclusion and equity into our educational practice from the very start, using technology tools? How do we make our curricula and learning resources designed for all?
  • Learning Everywhere: how can we build content that transcends the physical classroom space, and how can we adapt our spaces to improve learning? How do we design for microlearning on the go?
  • Learning Differently: how can we use analytics, AI, and adaptive learning to improve the learning experience as well as learning outcomes?


  • Introductions
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Coffee Break
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Lunch
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Coffee Break
  • Rotating Topic Discussion
  • Whole-Group Discussion: Conclusion and Next Steps


A clear idea of the greatest challenges posed by educational technology in classroom practice, and the start of a nascent but dedicated community of practice that is international, multidisciplinary, and comes from all segments of lifelong learning.

Who will benefit most?

Teachers, trainers and instructors from schools, universities and corporate L&D; Professors and Deans of university pedagogical faculties; and educational technology vendors already providing products to schools