1000s of ideas for shaping the future of learning
120+ innovative panels, informal boardroom dialogues, solution-orientated workshops and more. Sessions and speakers will include:
Are You Talking to Me? Learn How to Design a ChatbotDescription
Are You Talking to Me? Learn How to Design a Chatbot
Steven van Luipen
Van Luipen Advies, The Netherlands
Steven van Luipen is an independent consultant. He facilitates professional learning networks, learning activities and programmes, mostly technology supported, online or blended.
Steven works primarily in the public domain. His approach is practice oriented. He is an expert in sharing knowledge within and across organisations about present-day themes, such as the increasing importance of technology and data.
His aim is to help his customers get a better understanding of shared issues, agree on lasting solutions and ultimately improve their performance.
Ennuonline, The Netherlands
I am an independent consultant working on learning, change & technologies. I am passionate about social learning. My themes are blended learning, knowmads, tools and tech and social learning. My workshop will be about chatbots. Chatbots I hear you say... and social learning? Sure, why not learn together with a bot?
Specialties: design of online and blended learning, learning in communities, knowmads and chatbots
Education writer at Hack Education, independent scholar and author, USA
Audrey Watters is a writer and independent scholar who focuses on education technology – its politics and its pedagogical implications. Although she was two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer.
She has written for The Baffler, The Atlantic, Vice, Edutopia, Hybrid Pedagogy, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, and elsewhere across the Web, but she is best known for her work on her own website Hack Education.
Audrey has given keynotes and presentations on education technology around the world and is the author of several books, including The Monsters of Education Technology, The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Monsters of Education Technology 4, and Claim Your Domain.
She is currently at work on her next book, Teaching Machines, which will be published by MIT Press. Audrey was a recipient of the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University for the 2017–2018 academic year.
Create Your Own Interactive Learning Story in Virtual RealityDescription
Create Your Own Interactive Learning Story in Virtual Reality
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Willi Bernhard, Dipl. El. Ing. FH is a Professor at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS). He is head of consulting services, lecturer and researcher. Since 1984, he has been engineer, lecturer and researcher in industrial and academic organisations in the domains of e-Learning, Modelling & Simulation, Computer Aided Engineering, Creativity & Innovationmanagement, E-Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Technology Enhanced Learning and Game & Simulation Based Learning.
He is in the steering committee of the Swiss Engineering Association STV section of Basel and also founder and CEO of the Basle Institute of Technology and the Swiss Simulation Engineering GmbH.
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Ravensburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Möslein-Tröppner has many years of experience in industry and trade. His main focus in research and teaching is in the areas of supply chain management, process management and market research as well as new learning methods. He is Professor at DHBW Ravensburg.
Futurist, researcher, writer and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education, USA
Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education.
He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry.
Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.
From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.
In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in the Washington Post, MSNBC, US News and World Report, National Public Radio, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.
He recently finished Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming fall 2019). His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition) .
Preparing Students for Digital Learning Opportunities to Optimise Learning PerformanceDescription
Preparing Students for Digital Learning Opportunities to Optimise Learning Performance
The aim of this Learning Café, led by practicioners of the University of Liechtenstein, is to achieve a deeper understanding of the change process related to a successful implementation of technologies in a learning environment. In order to find solutions to challenges you may face in this respect we will use elements of the design thinking method. Amongst others, we will: - discuss students’ attitudes and the technological means available to motivate them: - develop a plan of action to guide and motivate students in/for the blended learning process and: - identify how ecosystem regulations and definitions of course’ requirements must change, in order for technologically enhanced learning to be most successful.
Founding Member of the Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education Conference and Partner at Squirrel AI Learning, China
Joleen Liang is a Partner at Squirrel AI Learning, the leading AI+ education innovator at the forefront of K12 AI revolution. Within 4 years, Squirrel AI Learning has established more than 1,800 learning centers in China and hosted the first series of certified human-vs-AI competitions in the Asia-Pacific region and proved the AI’s success. Squirrel AI Learning is included in the TOP 20 Chinese artificial intelligence Unicorn companies in 2018.
After joining Squirrel AI Learning, Joleen created the “Squirrel AI" brand and successfully put the brand under the spotlight globally. Joleen is also a founding member of Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education (AIAED) Conference, an international conference focusing on important trends emerging from AI technology that applied to next-generation education and how these advances can impact adaptive human learning at scale and in various contexts.
Joleen is also a successful serial entrepreneur who built a number of brands and raised over 100 million RMB. She was a main guest for the famous TV programe “Only you” and “Virtual Business School" of CCTV2. She was invited to speak at World Summit AI Montreal together with Yoshua Bengio. She is a speaker at many EdTech and AI conferences talks, such as ACM UMAP, IJCAI, KDD, Tsinghua University, Tech Crunch, UBS, BETT, Oreilly, and a number of other conferences. Joleen is an Oxford graduate in Business Management.
Start Your E-Learning Platform. And Make It SuccessfulDescription
Start Your E-Learning Platform. And Make It Successful
In this Knowledge Factory you will hear, step-by-step, how to create a successful e-learning platform. From choosing the right LMS to suit your (learners’) needs, to enrolment and learning methods, to going live with the platform and effectively reaching your target audience. The team of DG DEVCO of the European Commission has created an online academy and e-learning platform and they have wealth of knowledge to share with you. Based on their open and publicly accessible resources we will discuss questions such as: - how to adjust a teaching environment to exactly meet students’ needs? - how to incorporate a live webinar? – how to handle certificates of completion?
Workplace Learning Loses – Unless We Engage Learners for ActionDescription
Workplace Learning Loses – Unless We Engage Learners for Action
In today’s workplace, we support our employees to be engaged and active learners. In a constantly changing business environment, constant learning makes our careers and our businesses future-proof. The reality however is different from the dream: in today’s workplace we are busy being busy, and learning loses out - often unintentionally. In this session for anyone involved in corporate learning, we will together: - assess the reality of today’s workplace learning: - explore the bad habits and biases that stand in the way of learning more: - get inspiration to set up experiments to engage our learners for action.
Bert de Coutere
Center for Creative Leadership, Belgium
Bert’s professional life is all about competent people. He thinks, publishes, consults, designs and sets up learning and development projects for corporations. His areas of expertise include technology enhanced learning and leadership development.
Bert has been active in the field of corporate learning and e-learning for the last 20 years, first as instructor and course designer, later as project manager, consultant and business development manager. He worked at IBM Learning Development Europe where he was responsible for commercial e-learning development projects across Europe, and the management of the learning innovation initiatives. Six years ago he joined the Center for Creative Leadership where he is now a faculty and EMEA's IP & Innovation Lead. Bert wrote the book 'Homo Competens – Let’s talk about competent people in the network age', frequently speaks at conferences such as OEB and blogs.
Bert is currently a faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) EMEA office. In his role he designs and develops customized leadership interventions and programs for clients. He is also the IP and Innovation Lead, making knowledge flow and orchestrating innovation initiatives.
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.
Professor, author and internationally recognised expert on interaction in learning and collaboration for learning, The Netherlands
Paul A. Kirschner is university distinguished professor at the Open University of the Netherlands as well as visiting professor of education with a special emphasis on learning and interaction in teacher education at the University of Oulu, Finland.
He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. He is research fellow of the American Educational Research Association (the first European to receive this honour), the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Science. He was president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) in 2010-2011 and a member of both the ISLS CSCL Board and the Executive Committee of the Society. He is currently a member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities (SURF WTR) in the Netherlands and was a member of the Dutch Educational Council and, as such, was advisor to the Minister of Education (2000-2004).
He is chief editor of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, associate editor of Computers in Human Behavior, and has published a number of very successful books including Ten Steps to Complex Learning (now in its third revised edition and translated/published in Korea and China) and Urban Legends about Learning and Education. He also co-edited two other books (Visualizing Argumentation and What We Know about CSCL).
His areas of expertise include interaction in learning, collaboration for learning (computer supported collaborative learning), and regulation of learning.
innogy SE, Germany
In my breast two hearts are beating: the one of a carpenter and the one of a performance supporter. I love building things regardless whether that are wooden constructions or solutions which help people perform better.
Analysis of the given, defining the target, identifying the gap and then building what fits is my pleasure. Currently I'm keen in using SCRUM for my private building project: A little farm nearby the cost of the Eastern Sea. What is really fun: to apply something out of the one heart-business to the other.
Leading Change through Open Conversational Digital PracticeDescription
Leading Change through Open Conversational Digital Practice
This Unconference/Fishbowl session will enable you to explore how a conversational digital collaboration format can be used to support reflective professional practice for educators. It presents the output of nearly two years of open conversational digital practice of its facilitators of the UK's Association for Learning Technology. They explored conversational blogging as a tool for mission-led innovation, developing open practice and creative problem solving.
The Value of E-Learning and Blended LearningDescription
The Value of E-Learning and Blended Learning
This highly interactive, cross-sector session will take you through the value proposition of e-learning and blended learning with regards to six specific areas; students, instructors, learning, support, technology and institutional/organisational factors. Discuss and debate together with Johannes Cronje of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology the extent to which each of these six elements contribute to cost, access or quality. Rather than the traditional "Return on Investment" model, the innovative approach he takes will help you look at the value of e-learning or blended learning in an holistic manner.
Whether you are looking to promote (or defend) the blended learning strategy in your HE institution, or to increase the value of the learning and development function in your workplace: this Unconference is not to miss!
Director at the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
She has worked in education in numerous roles including strategist, researcher, educator and publisher. Her research interests include the changing nature of higher education in a digitally-mediated society, changing technological practices and digital inequality. She has also played a key strategic and scholarly role in the areas of blended and online education as well as open education.
An NRF-rated researcher, Laura has published widely, both formally and informally. Her research output can be found at http://uct.academia.edu/LauraCzerniewicz and many of her presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/laura_Cz.
She can be followed on Twitter at @czernie. For a recent interview with Laura Czerniewicz listen to her podcast at http://onlinelearninglegends.com/podcast/007-professor-laura-czerniewicz/.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
I am a Digital Learning Fellow in the Digital Learning Lab at MITx. In my role, I work with MIT faculty to create online courses and digital learning tools for the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and researches and conducts experiments into the best practices in online pedagogy.
I am also working as a researcher on the Workforce Education Project, which seeks to examine best practices in online and blended workforce education at scale. Towards this, I am also working to develop an online course preparing workers to create resilient strategies for technological change.
I recently completed a Masters Degree in Political Science at Harvard University, where my thesis focused on developing a strategy for more cohesive relationships between universities, community colleges, and private industry to create a rich body of online work training resources. Prior to my work at MITx, I was a Project Manager in the Political Science department at MIT, where I managed a portfolio of research projects looking at government – citizen engagement and methods for increasing citizen self-efficacy in sub-Saharan Africa.
Founder and President of the Peter Drucker Society Europe and of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, France
Richard Straub is Founder and President of the Peter Drucker Society Europe and of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018.
He is also Associate Director of the EFMD, a leading network of Business Schools and Corporations with the mission to improve the quality and effectiveness of management education and development. In his 32 years with IBM Dr. Richard Straub has held key international executive positions such as Deputy General Manager for PC Europe and Global Chief Learning Officer. After having retired from IBM end of 2005 he stayed connected to the company as Senior Advisor to it's global Education Industry.
Making Education and Technologies InclusiveDescription
Making Education and Technologies Inclusive
This Learning Café hosted by Rosario Robinson of AnitaB.org will explore how non-traditional educational technologies and platforms can increase the reach of opportunities in many communities. Additionally, it aims to spark more collaboration and discussion around how to solve and/or create new learning opportunities that are more inclusive and able to close the learning gap. Join our conversation and provide your experience and insights to innovate and expand the reach of education in orderto involve more creative minds for the world’s biggest problems.
Mar Camacho Martí
Ministry of Education of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain
Appointed Director General of Primary and Childhood Education at the Catalan Ministry of Education in July 2018 and Director General of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture in December 2018.
Mar Camacho, PhD is a Former Lecturer on Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia). She taught in graduate and postgraduate programs related to Educational Technology, with particular emphasis on Mobile Learning and emergent technologies. She is co-author of the first monography on Mobile Learning in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and has led a nation-wide research on the use of tablets in schools and their impact on learning.
She collaborated internationally with other institutions such as UNESCO and the International Telecommunications Union (United Nations) as well and has given keynotes to international audiences.
She is an author of more than 60 scholarly articles. Her activity is credited by a long-term presence and active participation in seminars, roundtables and conferences, that has been transferred to other sectors through her contributions to social projects, the business sector and different media. Always from the Mobile Learning perspective, her present interests concern strategic planning, impact evaluation and digital social innovation.
Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Prof. Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) is currently head of the M.A. program in the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel. Before joining HIT, she developed and managed an ICT and Learning M.A. Program at the College for Academic Studies, in Israel.
Since 2001, Prof. Kurtz serves as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program where she co-developed and co-teach online courses.
Other positions of Prof Kurtz were: head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, she was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-Learning solutions for the corporate industry.
She served as a director and the secretary of The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction, (IBSTPI) where she was a co-author of a book entitled: "Online Learner Competencies: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills for Successful Learning." For several years Prof. Kurtz was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She serves as a member, Peer Review Board of The Journal of Educators Online and The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. For several years Prof. Kurtz was the Editor-in-Chief of The Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL).
She has been a visiting scholar at several academic institutions including the University of California Berkeley, School of Education Syracuse University and University Roma, TRE, Italy. Prof. Kurtz has published several books, articles and presented papers at international conferences.
Insights into Open Distance Learning: Stories From IndiaDescription
Insights into Open Distance Learning: Stories From India
Insights into ODL often come out through stories of individuals. It needs critical thinking and open minds to discover them. Renga Ramanujam, former Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, has vast has experience in governance, policy making and evaluation of ODL institutions and systems in India and other countries. His understanding and stories of real distance learners will spark conversations in this Boardroom Dialogue.
Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Over a period spanning 25 years, Dr. Fawzi Baroud has been engaged in promoting technology as a pedagogical tool tied to meeting educational objectives and assessment of learning outcomes in higher education. Specialized in eLearning, systems management, mathematics and electrical engineering, he combines numerous areas of academic expertise for advancing the use of technology in different curricular content areas.
As the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology at Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon, Dr. Baroud leads in the campus-wide planning and implementation of information technologies that support teaching and learning, including training faculty members to integrate educational technology in their teaching.
As champion of open education on campus, Dr. Baroud has made the integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) a key strategic goal of the University. Under his watch, NDU became an institutional affiliate of Creative Commons, and he is currently in the process of formulating policies for the successful use of OER in teaching and learning. He conducts seminars and hands-on workshops on open education and open licensing at leading Lebanese higher education institutions and has become a reference point on the subject.
Dr. Baroud has published several studies on eLearning and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in education, participated in conferences, coauthored the informatics national curriculum for Lebanon, and offered consultancy to academic institutions. His research centers on the use, integration and evaluation of ICT, OER, and eLearning implementation in higher educational contexts.