Knowledge Factory TFM117
Future Skills for a Future University
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
As questions on the viability of higher education continue to rise, you can ensure that your institution is approaching its future with the right context and strategies in place. Get up to speed with this Knowledge Factory. Based on the “Future Skills Report”, it offers background on uses of technology, educational practices, and problem-based learning. We will discuss approaches to the organisation of faculties and study programmes, learning environments, and learning transfer to civil society and economies.
University of Potsdam, Germany
Sophia completed her doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Potsdam with a thesis on democracy and political theory. She also taught and hold research positions in Potsdam (Germany), Dublin (Ireland) and Philadelphia (USA). Since 2014 she works as a project manager in the field of digital education in Higher Education.
Her main interests are in the consequences of the digital transformation on education, learning, organisational change, job and life skills.
Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany
Ulf is a learning innovation expert, founder of mindful-leaders.net, serial entrepreneur, and Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011.
From 2011-2017 he held the position of Vicepresident at the same university and has been responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs. He held positions as Associate Professor of University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning of University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA).
Ulf has delivered keynotes and been speaking to audiences in more than 45 countries. He is author of more than 10 books and 150 scholarly articles with over 3000 academic citations. Ulf is a trained coach, facilitator and expert for mindful communication, and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Education Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded his habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. His writings on Quality in education are internationally awarded.
University of Potsdam, Germany
Jörg Hafer studied pedagogy, sociology and philosophy in Frankfurt a. M., Karlsruhe and Leiden (NL). He works in the e-learning sector since 1999, in an international company, then company founder and owner of an e-learning company. Activities include product development, didactic conception, consulting, lecturer and project manager including the development and implementation of e-learning solutions for companies and institutions. Since 2007 he has been increasingly involved in the AG eLEARNiNG (now: Teaching and Media at the Center for Quality Development) of the University of Potsdam (ZfQ), where he is head of department since 2010.
At ZfQ, in addition to his leadership activities, he mainly works in consulting, conception and project management of e-learning projects.
Thematic interests include e-portfolios and university development, cultural changes within digital transformation, quality development and evaluation research as well as the transdisciplinary development of digital education technologies. Jörg is blogging on joerghafer.de and lives in Berlin. More about Jörg Hafer and his work can be found at http://www.uni-potsdam.de/zfq/lehre-und-medien.html and in Xing.