When Culture Can’t Be Filtered Out: Best Practices for Collaborative Online International Learning
Date Friday, Nov 25 Time – Room Koepenick III
Yes, the internet has made the world a smaller place. But we still come from different cultures, speak different languages and live in different time zones. These speakers will share great examples on how to design learning for global teams. Join this session and mingle your story with the cultural mishmash.
Senior Lecturer, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
After having obtained her B.A. in Japan, Chie Misumi received a M.A. in Intercultural Communication from California State University, Fullerton, U.S.A. Born and raised in Japan, she lives in The Netherlands for over 20 years.
After working for the European HQ of Canon, with experiences in various business units, she joined the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands to give support to Japanese companies in doing business in The Netherlands and engaged in expanding business relationships between The Netherlands and Japan.
Currently at International Business School at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences she teaches many courses related to intercultural business management and communication and her expertise has led to initiate many Japan related projects.
Head of Center for Continuous Learning in Data Science, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Dr. Andreas Pippow is head of the center for continuous learning in data science at Fraunhofer FIT. Dr. Pippow gained his PhD in neuroscience in 2008 and joined Fraunhofer in 2011. As a Fraunhofer research manager, he is particularly committed to the transfer of Fraunhofer's technologies and knowledge. This includes establishing appropriate internal structures and understanding needs of customers. He sees continuous learning as an important transfer path for a knowledge organization like Fraunhofer. Dr. Pippow is also involved in several expert committees to facilitate learning in the field of data science. He is chair of the data science expert committee of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification board. He also leads the technical expert committee at Verein Deutscher Ingenieure to develop a guideline for data management
Digital Learning Manager, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, Germany
Shih-Wei Lo has been working at Ottobock, the world market leader in prosthetics, for over 7 years in various positions on the topic of digital learning. Before that, he worked for several years as a special needs teacher and trainer for a subsidiary company of the city of Göttingen.
Shih-Wei Lo business economist (IHK) degree and, while working, completed his B.A. in Business Management and his M.A. in Economics online. He has always continued his education and has taken other certificates/continuing education such as Certified European E-Learning Manager (CELM), Train-the-e-trainer, learn coach, etc.
Lifelong learning is not a phrase for him, he lives it and likes to share his knowledge and experiences to discuss, learn and develop.
Learning & Development Consultant, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS DORTMUND, Germany
Nicola Vollmar is a a part-time employee at the Institute for the Digital Transformation of Application and Living Domains (IDiAL – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund) and she also continues to work as a corporate Learning and Development Consultant:
She started as a trainer and lecturer in adult education in 2003 while incorporating the experience from her former employments in national and international management contexts. Her portfolio has gradually developed concerning means and methods of learning and she advises nowadays as an Expert on New Learning Technologies and a Certified European E-Learning Manager. A holistic view and the strategic approach to the subject matter is based on her Master degree in Leadership and Management.
Content and Cultures: Challenges of International Online Training, Shih-Wei Lo
This presentation offers best practices for the production of international online trainings taking into account cultural differences.
In an international company, there are two major opposites in online training: standardised content and local, individualised content. Another factor is often forgotten: Culture.
In this interactive presentation, we will explore the question of what influence culture has on digital learning and content.
Shih-Wei Lo will first clarify terms with the participants, point out possible problems and then share best practices for the production/conception of international online trainings. Have your mobile phone ready for joint interaction!
After the session, you will be sensitised/informed about the following questions:
- To what extent am I affected?
- What solutions can I take with me?
- How can I integrate the information I have gained into my work?
- Explore the influence culture has on digital learning and content.
- Best practices for the production/conception of international online trainings.
What is 'Respect' for You? Our Learnings from a Collaborative Online International Learning Project Using Films and Animations, Chie Misumi
This presentation shows how films/animations can be used to understand each other's values among international colleagues.
It is widely said that people from different cultures hold different sets of values and therefore we communicate differently. At the same time we are human beings who hold same sets of values as well.
How are our cultural and individual values similar and at the same time different? How do we show our 'respect' with each other in global teams? The students from Japan, Taiwan, and NL learned to connect with each other by using films and animations.
- Understand how the same values are expressed similarly and/or differently.
- Get ideas to create a fun team event to create effective global teams
- Discover a topic for a project cross-cultural values for your university or secondary school class.
Building a Community of FAIR Data Experts in an International Setting Across Different Countries, Time Zones and Cultures, Andreas Pippow
Where do you start when you have a heterogenous group of people, in seven different countries, with 13.5 hours of time zones to cover and still have to make learning available for everyone an promote knowledge exchange and community building? This presentation covers a case study that explains you the secrets of how to turn this question into a success story.
Data are becoming the world’s most valuable resource. But for data to have an impact on the business, it must be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). In many companies this state can only be achieved by changing the data management culture. At the same time the technical know-how on how to make data FAIR must be distributed in the companies on a broad scale.
Our approach to this challenge was to not only train future FAIR experts, but to help them become ambassadors for FAIR data. We brought together a heterogenous group of people, who all had their own FAIR-data challenge, in a participatory process in an online setting.
It was crucial to make learning available for everyone, in seven different countries, with 13.5 hours of time zones to cover, but to still promote knowledge exchange and community building. Over a period of one year we brought together learners and experts on FAIR data and helped them build a community around a central resource, the FAIR cookbook.
While initially the learners were more consuming material, they more and more became experts in FAIR data throughout the program, creating their own resources, which they can now use to continue spread the word.
- Name success factors for a participatory process realized in an online setting.
- Describe a concept for working with learners in different time zones.
- Engage with subject matter experts in a co-creative learning process.