100+ sessions - a preview of some of our highlights
Tech Lab: Lights, Camera, Change: Leading Academic Innovation through StorytellingDescription
Tech Lab: Lights, Camera, Change: Leading Academic Innovation through Storytelling
Are you a media producer, programme director or administrator interested in leveraging advanced media storytelling to spark change and innovation within your organisation or institution? The facilitators in this Tech Lab will lead you through the process of producing a short film, offering you the opportunity to discuss successful models and essential resources. Leading strategic innovation in higher education means telling stories to audiences both on and off the campus. In the YouTube era, video is capable of much more than course capture. Video and visual storytelling are powerful tools to ‘prototype’, imagine, inform, and persuade, in order to scale academic change. Join us to learn new ways of thinking about tools and strategies.
Business EDUCA: Understanding Learners as CustomersDescription
Business EDUCA: Understanding Learners as Customers
How can you move to a customer led learning organisation? What ‘personas’ do your customers have; what do they look like? How do you engage your customers to participate in the design of learning? This guided discussion will cover ground on topics such as: Lessons from learner insights (how can you treat learners as customers and create a compelling offer for them?); Learner ‘personas’ (Design Thinking in learning); Learners at the centre (enabling learners to create their own learning with autonomy and control); Customer led learning (with spaced chunks); Accessible rich learning (and the role of the smartphone); and The role of neuroscience and technology in creating personalised learning.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK
Head of Learning and Development Content
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Andy Lancaster has more than 25 years’ experience in learning and organisational development in commercial, technological and not-for-profit organisations and has also worked in a consultancy role.
As Head of Learning and Development Content at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Andy is responsible for professional development and learning products, digital content and qualifications for L&D, coaching and mentoring, management and leadership and business psychology.
Andy also plays a key role in leading the direction and delivery of CIPD’s wider new vision for L&D. He was part of the team that developed CIPD’s new L&D qualifications, oversees the Leaders in Learning Network and is helping pioneer online digital learning at the Institute.
Andy has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and the Learning and Performance Institute (FLPI).
He regularly speaks at conferences, write articles on behalf of CIPD and is the co-author of the “Webinars Pocketbook”. He is also an avid Tweeter being found on Twitter at @AndyLancasterUK!
E.ON SE, Germany
Teresa is Product Manager for Digital Learning at E.ON SE in the Global Learning Centre of Competence, based in Essen, Germany. She has worked for E.ON since 2008, previously in the UK L&D Centre of Expertise as a leadership and management learning designer, then project managing learning initiatives linked to E.ON's UK strategy and people plan. However, her passion for learning stems from working in business development for eLearning and games based education companies. It was where she developed much of her technology enabled learning expertise; partnering Education Authorities and developing teachers to embed technology into their curriculums. When looking at a business problem, Teresa's key strengths are the ability to view situations strategically, using an OD/systems lens to assess the current and future context and identifying opportunities for pragmatic innovation. Her approach is focussed on partnering the business to get to the heart of the underlying issues. And although she'll admit to a love of digital learning, she always puts the business need first and the tech second, stepping away from the learning jargon.
Annett Irmer started her professional career as learning technology consultant at IMC AG in 2000 after studying European Finance and Accounting and a Master Program in European Human Resource Management.
In this role, she supported global organisations in the design and implementation of learning technology strategies. A key focus was the implementation and rollout of learning management systems. She was also responsible for setting up a subsidiary of IMC in Paris, France.
After seven years as a consultant, Annett changed to E.ON and took over the role as “Program Manager e-Learning” at the E.ON Academy, the corporate university of E.ON. During her time at E.ON, Annett took on different roles and project responsibilities within Learning & Development such as the implementation of a Group-wide learning controlling framework, learning process management as well as the efficiency project for learning in the context of the program E.ON 2.0.
With the implementation of the new HR model, Annett took the role of the client expert for Regional Unit Germany in the Center of Competence Global Learning.
In the beginning of 2016, Annett was promoted to Head of Digital Learning & Global Learning Solutions. In this role, Annett leads a team of learning experts covering the topics of digital learning, learning management and learning products for functional skills and competencies.
Key projects include the implementation of SuccessFactors learning, setting up functional academies and implementing design thinking for learning.
Big Picture Thinking: Acting to Shift WorldviewsDescription
Big Picture Thinking: Acting to Shift Worldviews
In a world of increased complexity, how can we inspire creativity and innovation in learners to enable them to participate in a future that provides something for everyone - not everything for some? Join this session for practical tips on running transformational learning experiences, both online and face to face, alongside some big picture thinking on 'what we are educating for’ with Ken Webster (Head of Innovation) and Jules Hayward (Education Lead) at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Foundation has worked for seven years across the learning continuum: within schools, predominantly through IB networks; with leading universities across the world in teaching and research; in ‘free to learn,’ open and experimental online learning initiatives; and in professional development across businesses and policy networks. This work aims to enable and provoke learners to change the status quo byinspiring them to re-think the very operating system that our economy runs on and catalysing change for a more regenerative and restorative system that has the potential to work in the long term. Join us to hear, share, and challenge the group on the role of education in creating an economy that works.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK
Big Picture Thinking: Acting to Shift Worldviews
Jules Hayward leads the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Education and Training Programmes. These learning programmes include training opportunities, educational projects with schools and colleges, global online education initiatives and an extensive higher education programme. Jules manages these focus areas whilst also creating connectivity with the Foundation's other key programme areas in: Business, Insight and Analysis, Communications, and Government and Cities. She has a strong interest in how education and training can play a catalytic role in accelerating the transition to a circular economy.
EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty (2)Description
EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty (2)
How are startups in the ever changing and dynamic education market successfully entering their market, addressing legal requirements around data privacy and protection, finding investors who understand the market, entering relevant partnerships and providing future thinking products, whilst still being relevant for their current users? In this session, we will look into some of the unique solutions these startups offer, in terms of the market needs they address and the uncertainties with which they are faced.
Navigating the Post-LMS Landscape - conversational interfaces as “frictionless adoption paths” to institution-wide technology-enhanced teaching
Anders Krohn has studied at five universities on three continents. Anders left Oxford University to start Aula, a communication platform for education providing a modern alternative to learning management systems. In addition, Anders is Co-founder of non-profit Project Access, a startup that fights inequality in higher education admissions, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, and advisor to Young Global Pioneers.
The School of the Future - the Virtual School
Shaping the Future of e-Evaluation / Transformation of the e-Evaluation Process
Clément is Chief Executive Officer at TestWe. TestWe develops digital exam/assessment solutions in a secure and offline environment.
In a past life, Clement was attorney at law in New-York. Knowing both French and American educational system, he realized that even thought digital is widely used by students in their every day life - and in their futur professional life - digital is still not a standard to take an exam.
At TestWe we strongly believe that digital tools can enhance the learning experience and the testing experience. Indeed, digital allows to create exercices and tests as close to reality as possible by using videos, sounds, and pictures. The only limit is then imagination.
Clement focuses on thinking on what will be the exam of tomorrow and how exams will be taken.
Connect EdTech, Germany
Beth Havinga is passionate about supporting a lead in the change, development and growth of positive tools and strategies that enable a stronger, more interoperable education experience. She believes in the need for a more networked education environment and is excited to connect industry leaders in technology, global publishers, startups and governments through her work to build robust and innovative solutions. With over 15 years in the education industry, she is dedicated to improving the education space.
Beth started as a highschool teacher before moving into education management, curriculum writing, teacher training and education purchasing. Subsequently, Beth was the western European and European manager of Follett International school software solutions and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt education publishers, respectively. In this time, Beth worked with over 3,000 schools in 46 countries directly. Beth founded her first EdTech startup in 2012, and co-founded another project in 2013. During this time, she started her consultancy work with other companies, drawing on her vast experience in the field.
Currently, Beth continues to support a wide variety of education organisations ranging from large tech corporations such as Intel in designing holistic education solutions and implementations, to working with education publishers aligning their digital strategy and development of their digital products. Furthermore, she works with governments and foundations on education policy specifically related to the implementation of digital infrastructure, device strategies, and interoperability and education standards.
The future for education startups in Germany is very important to Beth and she supports EdTech startups in business development and strategy, localisation and internationalisation opportunities. Most recently she has become a stakeholder in EDUvation, a business angel company supporting education startups based in Germany, complementing her work with the German Alliance for Education (BfB) having founded and managed StartEdTech, their education Startup arm.