Spotlight Stage SPL103
How to Design Digital Learning at Scale - With Mike Sharples
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Potsdam III
How do you engage 100,000 people in active, social and inquiry-led learning? Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, describes how he has led the design of two platforms for learning at scale: FutureLearn and nQuire. In this Spotlight Stage session, Mike will show how pedagogy-informed design is shaping the future of learning with technology.
Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC), Malta
Ildiko is currently holding a position as Research and Development Associate at the Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) in Malta. As an expert consultant of everis, she is supporting the development of the new Europass, a project led by the European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Her role there is to coordinate the activities of 16 countries that are piloting the European Digital Credentials Infrastructure.
She has been working in the field of open & distance education and e-learning since 1998. For 3 years she served as Deputy Secretary General at the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She was a freelance contractor of ICWE in 2017, providing social media and communication services to promote OEB Midsummit, eLearning Africa and OEB17.
Ildiko's current research interests are focusing on the standardisation of digital micro-credentials in higher education, the recognition and portability of open learning experiences and using blockchain technology in education.
Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, Author and Lead of the "Innovating Pedagogy" Reports, UK
Mike Sharples is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Centre for Innovation in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University.
His research involves human-centred design of new technologies and environments for learning. He inaugurated the mLearn conference series and was Founding President of the International Association for Mobile Learning. As Academic Lead for FutureLearn he led pedagogy-informed design of the MOOC platform. He established the Innovating Pedagogy report series and is author of Practical Pedagogy – 40 New Ways to Teach and Learn.
Current projects include nQuire, with the BBC, to develop a platform for citizen science investigations. He is author of over 300 publications in the areas of educational technology, science education, human-centred design of personal technologies, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.