Panels and Debates
Learning Hubs for the Millions: Exploring Policy, Technology and Strategy
Date Thursday, Dec 2 Time – Room King
From technology platform roadmaps (where do you start when starting from scratch?) to prototyping, to getting the buy-in needed from a range of organisations to make large-scale projects survive and financially sustainable: we can all benefit from the lessons learnt of these initiatives for the whole of a society.
Amongst others, panellists will explore milestones in getting millions of learners on board.
Member of the Executive Committee, International Council on Badges and Credentials [ICoBC], Germany
Rolf Reinhardt works for LinkedIn at the intersection of government, education and organizational learning. He is also an active member of the International Council on Badges and Credentials [ICoBC] to ensure a systemic view of badges and credentials for individuals, organizations and societies. Additionally, he serves as a Council Member to the Union of International Associations, as a Council Member to the OEB Global and as a Certified Supporter to the Corporate Social Responsibility community of ZiviZ at Stifterverband (W.I.E.). Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2016, he worked for Pearson, the largest education company in the world, on secondary, post-secondary and corporate training initiatives across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
From 2011 to 2012, Rolf was tinkering on various visionary projects such as eLearning quality (epprobate), streaming (TEDx etc.), ePortfolios, Immersive Worlds, Networks of Change Structures as well as Coworking and Community Spaces.
The focus of his work from 2007 till 2009 was on the ROI of eLearning programs for larger corporations. This focus changed with his assignment as Executive Manager of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning where innovation and technology as an enhancer of personal, organisational and societal development became a central topic.
By the time he obtained his Engineering degree in Media Technology, Rolf worked on large digital transformation projects, for instance, for the L&D department of L’ORÉAL. Rolf later designed and managed complex eLearning projects mainly for corporate customers.
Managing Director, Bildungsplattform der WKÖ GmbH
Managing Director of the "Education Platform of WKÖ GmbH". Previously, among other things, Head of Section at the Federal Ministry of Education (Vienna), Deputy Head of Cabinet at Federal Minister Dr. Mahrer, Ministry of Economics (Vienna), Head of Human Resources at Daimler Chrysler Consult Graz GmbH.
Psychologist, married and father of 4 children
Director, UK Higher Education, Emsi Burning Glass
Richard Hewitt leads on engagement with the UK Higher Education sector at the market-leading labour market insight and skills data company Emsi Burning Glass. He has a background in international education as a former senior lecturer and university course leader in addition to direct labour market experience working in executive search, recruiting senior professionals and management worldwide for major multinationals. Richard is a member of the ICoBC working group on 21st Century Skills.
Senior Expert - Knowledge Management and Learning, European Commission - Joint Research Centre
I have worked for the European Commission in Brussels for 23 years, and have held various positions of responsibility in European scientific research, including supervision of more than 100 international research projects involving multidisciplinary teams of natural and social scientists, engineers, philosophers and artists, including quite a few Nobel Prize winners.
These days I work mainly on special projects of my own creation. I co-founded three internal start-up projects - a silo-busting collaboration platform used by 15,000 internal staff, a bridging project between art and science that has generated a number of high profile art and citizen engagement shows, and an online learning platform with a global reach and an expectation of 2 million users over 2 years.