Zooming in on Effectiveness
This session will inspire you with a final call to action to shake up (and see what is shaking up) what might be the status quo in many schools and institutions. Speakers will provide a space for new thoughts and share practical tips as well as clear visions for the transformation of education - and our uses of learning technologies too.
Mary Ellen Wiltrout
Lecturer in Digital Learning/Director of Online and Blended Learning Initiatives, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America
Mary Ellen has led the execution of the digital learning strategy for the Department of Biology at MIT for over seven years. As a Lecturer and Director of Online and Blended Learning Initiatives, she trains and mentors instructors, postdoctoral fellows, and students, manages the digital learning projects for the department including MOOCs and hybrid learning experiences and conducts research on the design of digital learning experiences. She and her team created two of the MOOCs on the list of the best online courses of all time according to ClassCentral. Her group received a silver award in the science of learning category at the 2019 Reimagine Education conference.
Prior to her current position, Mary Ellen earned her PhD in Biology from MIT, and then taught at Harvard University.
Mary Ellen’s broader roles at MIT include being a senior member of the Digital Learning Lab, an organizer of workshops on digital learning and has positions on committees that span all departments at MIT.
Educational Developer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
I support instructors to teach with more impact. Innovation about learning and teaching is at the core of my work as educational developer at ETH Zurich’s Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC). My area of expertise is instructional design, peer learning, critical thinking, and feedback literacy.
Professor of Learning Innovation, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Rupert Ward is a former Special Adviser to the Royal Household and Project Lead for iDEA, one of the world's most successful free educational technologies. He is Director of Strategic Partnerships for the International Council on Badges and Credentials, a National Teaching Fellow and an international keynote speaker.
Learning Fitness: Getting Learning Fit, Rupert Ward
Learning how to learn (meta learning) is key to the future of formal, non-formal and informal education. Some simple concepts can have a profound impact on how we structure learning and how we need to adjust our educational models.
This presentation will explore these fundamental concepts and impacts - and how we can all get more "learning fit".
- Understand better the elements that make up effective learning
- Understand better how technology can be used to support learning
- Understand better how we should change education to make it more effective
How Will New Online MBA Courses Disrupt Business Schools?, Erik Jentges
Something is happening in the world of online MBA programmes with the emergence of cohort-based courses. In the past year, startups such as On Deck and Maven and many individual creators launched their offers. How do they impact the established Higher Education landscape? What impact can we expect on traditional brick-and-mortar business schools? The talk outlines where we can expect disruption, transformation and resilience.
Participants are able to:
- Assess trends and transformations in the online MBA space
- Navigate the changing landscape of business education in the creator economy