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Speakers at OEB in the past few years have included, among others: Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at MIT; Alan Ryan, Technology Enhanced Learning Lead for HEE and the NHS; Julia Hobsbawm, Expert in Social Health; Roger Schank, AI and cognitive science visionary; Andrew Keen, author and commentator on the digital revolution; Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School; Charles Leadbeater, leading authority on innovation and creativity; Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Adviser: Post - 2015 Development Agenda United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Author & Professor at Oxford University’s Internet Institute; Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer at McKinsey & Company; Xavier Durochat, Head of Learning & Development, Change and Transformation at BNP Paribas; Mark Stevenson, futurist, writer and entrepreneur; Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda; Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University; Cory Doctorow, co-editor of the blog Boing Boing and journalist; Andreas Schleicher, statistician, researcher and Director of the OECD Education and Skills Directorate; Aleks Krotoski, Social Psychologist and Broadcaster at the Guardian and many more.
Video to Empower Students to Become Creators of Content and KnowledgeDescription
Time: – Room Bishop
Video to Empower Students to Become Creators of Content and Knowledge
This best practice case of training 500 learners in video editing led not only to student- created resources and content, but also to enhanced graduate attributes for employment. Join this networking session to hear how one Higher Education Institution managed to do it and let us discuss ideas about how we can use technologies, in particular video, to develop a range of generic and critical thinking skills.
Marieta Jansen van Vuuren
North-West University South Africa, South Africa
Marieta Jansen van Vuuren is a former teacher from South Africa who majored in languages and started her teaching career in 1984. . She holds a doctorate in Sociolinguistics - Afrikaans - with the focus on Language and Internet-based Electronic Communication using Corpus Linguistics as a research method. In 2000 she joined the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark Gauteng, lecturing English and Communication studies. In 2004 she joined the North-West University – School of Languages - where she lectured Sociolinguistics to undergraduate students. Marieta was subsequently appointed in the School of Educational Sciences in 2008 where she lectured language teaching (Afrikaans) to education students and provided supervision to Honours, Masters and PhD students.
In 2012 she was appointed at the Academic Development and Support Unit of the NWU – Vaal Triangle Campus, responsible for the implementation of elearning projects and innovation and technology integration. Her current position is that of Senior Academic Developer with the focus on the support for academics with the successful integration of technologies into teaching and learning as well as the coordination of training for continuing professional development of academics for the focus area Teaching Learning Environments.
Current fields of interest and research and publications include topics such as transforming education in a blended learning environment, eLearning and mobile learning development and the integration of video in Education. Research on curriculum redesign and implementation thereof for blended learning environments and the development of online learning modules as well as the integration of video as assessment tool are research projects she has currently being involved with. Marieta has been the project leader for the successful implementation of the first One Button Studios undertaken by her team at the North-West University Vaal campus in South Africa. This implementation was the first of its kind on the African continent.
OEB Spotlight Stage: All Building Blocks In Place for the Robot rEvolutionDescription
Time: – Room Potsdam 3
OEB Spotlight Stage: All Building Blocks In Place for the Robot rEvolution
Automation in different sectors helps increase productivity and reduce costs, which makes robots an integral part of industry already. What lies at the core of the acceleration of automation? For a robot to acquire motor skills, various forms of learning are involved: reinforcement, self-directed improvement, imitation, prediction…. Will learning strategies and algorythms for machine learning in robotics face limitations? Join this session with an outlook to the future of adaptable, complex, fast movements that robots will learn from you.
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Robots that Learn!
Jan Peters is one of leading scientists working on the development of machine learning systems for robotics.
He is a full professor (W3) for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Computer Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the same time a senior research scientist and group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he heads the interdepartmental Robot Learning Group. Jan Peters has received the Dick Volz Best 2007 US PhD Thesis Runner-Up Award, the Robotics: Science & Systems - Early Career Spotlight, the Young Investigator Award of the International Neural Networks Society, and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society‘s Early Career Award as well as numerous best paper awards. In 2015, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant. Jan Peters has studied Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical and Control Engineering at TU Munich and FernUni Hagen in Germany, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Southern California (USC). He has received four Master‘s degrees in these disciplines as well as a Computer Science PhD from USC.
The ABC of Rapid and Engaging Learning DesignDescription
Time: – Room Schöneberg
The ABC of Rapid and Engaging Learning Design
Most leading universities and colleges have aspirational strategies to develop future-looking, digitally rich, flexible courses attuned to students’ expectations for engaging, professionally related learning experiences. Yet we know only a few of our pioneering academics currently have the design skills, technology knowledge and above all time to remodel their programmes to the creative standards the future of education demands. ‘ABC’ is a high-energy, hands-on workshop; in just 90 minutes teaching teams work together to create a visual ‘storyboard’. The storyboard is made up of pre-printed cards representing the type and sequence of learning activities (both online and offline) required to meet the module or programme learning outcomes. Today, you will be able to join and experience ABC yourself.
Clive Peter Lees Young
University College London, UK
Dr Clive Young is the Digital Education Advisory Team Leader at University College London. The advisory team supports the adoption of the UCL learning and teaching and e-learning strategies across four Schools and numerous departments. Clive worked for many years in consultant, management, lecturer and developer roles, mainly at research-led universities including UCL, Imperial College London, University of St Andrews and UMIST, Manchester. He is currently an associate lecturer at the Open University on the MA in Online and Distance Education. He has instigated and led a range of institutional, national and international projects exploring the potential and practicalities of technological and organisational change. He speaks regularly at UK and European conferences and events and worked for several years as an expert external evaluator for the European Commission. Clive's current interests are institutional change models, media pedagogy and learning design.
University College London, UK
Nataša has been working in digital education in medical, nursing and allied health sciences in higher education since 2006. Particular interests: learning design, blended learning, open educational resources, online videos in medical education and digital literacies.
Nataša has a background in science, web development and teaching.
EdTech: Innovation in UncertaintyDescription
Time: – Room Chess
EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty
How are start-ups 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 start-ups offer, in terms of the market needs they address and the uncertainties with which they are faced.
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.
Originally a high school teacher, Beth has managed publishing houses and education software companies in Europe, founded her own startups, and continues to support a wide variety of education organisations through her company, Connect EdTech. Beth works with large tech corporations, education publishers, governments, ministries of education and education startups globally, supporting them in education policy, digital implementation, and development and market strategies. As a specialist in the digitisation and interoperability of education systems, Beth is currently on the expert committee of the Austrian Ministry of Economy, Research and Science, and is also the executive director of the German Alliance for Education. Additionally, Beth is a stakeholder in EDUvation, a business angel company supporting education startups based in Germany, complementing her work with StartEdTech.
Potentially Ltd, UK
Creating and Managing Skills and Competency Development Online with the Potential.ly Platform
Dr Norbert Morawetz is a creative business academic and digital entrepreneur. Prior to joining Henley Business School, Norbert built up and ran the largest entrepreneurship programme in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire, for which he received the National Enterprise Educator Award from the UK Higher Education Academy.
He is the founder of ed-tech startup potential.ly, where he fuses psychology and technology to enhance personal development, collaborative learning and employability.
Norbert's research focuses on technology entrepreneurship, psychometrics, team analytics, online education and economics of creative industries, especially the film industry.
As a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School, he teaches undergrads and MBAs and looks after the BA Entrepreneurship as UG Programme Director for Entrepreneurship.
ErkiTónlist sf, Iceland
CalmusComposer - a Software for Music Creation and Modern Education in Composition
Kjartan Ólafsson (1958) graduated in 1984 from the Reykjavík College of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in composition. He continued his studiesin Holland at the Institute of Sonology and later at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. Kjartan received his Licentia doctorand (PhD) from the Sibelius Academy in 1995.
Since 1988, Kjartan has been developing a composing system based on Artificial Intelligence technique called CALMUS (Calculated Music), which is a computer program especially designed for music composition.
Among works composed by Kjartan are pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, electronic music, orchestral works, concertos and music for various theatre productions. His Viola Concerto received the Icelandic Music Award in 2002 as the composition of the year.
From 2005- 2014 Kjartan was Professor of Composition and Theory at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Now he is the CEO and head of research at ErkiTónlist sf and teacher at the University of Iceland.
How to Make Knowledge Usable on the Workfloor
Prior to co-founding KnowledgeFlow, Bruno Koninckx (°1968) worked as a researcher, free-lance project manager and trainer. His main focus in all of these activities is on digital & mobile media and innovation.
Within KnowledgeFlow team Bruno is responsible for business development, project management of the KnowledgeFlow implementation at our first customers and taking the lead in the marketing & communications activities for KnowledgeFlow.
Since 2003, Bruno has worked part-time as a researcher at Thomas More University College, focusing on applied research projects in the fields of e-government, digital & mobile media and innovation.
From within his own company, DigitArte bvba, he helped companies and organisations with digital innovation regarding knowledge sharing and collaboration. Out of these activities, he has developed the knowledge sharing and e-learning system, KnowledgeFlow, together with Wouter Van den Bosch.
Prior to these activities, Bruno has worked as a digital media and technology journalist for over 20 years. He worked for national media as De Tijd, De Standaard, Radio 1, Studio Brussel, Focus & Weekend Knack, Kanaal Z and Canal+ television, Data News, Business ICT and HR Magazine. At the beginning of his career, Bruno worked a few years as a free-lance tester for Didascalia, one of the first e-learning companies in Belgium.
For more information, see http://be.linkedin.com/in/brunokoninckx
David Kofoed Wind
Scaffolding Peer Feedback with Feedback Rubrics
Co-founder and CEO of Peergrade. PhD-student within machine learning, data science, deep learning and learning analytics at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). I started Peergrade when my class Computational Tools for Big Data at DTU grew from 20 to 150 students.
Why School Needs to Transform to Competence-based Learning
Vilborg Einarsdóttir, Co-founder of InfoMentor & VP of Business development
Vilborg holds a BEd in Education from the University of Teaching in Iceland and an MSc in Strategy and Management from the University of Iceland and the University of Business Administration in Aarhus, Denmark. She worked as a lecturer in Management and Strategy at the University of Iceland from 2006-2009. She is a regular lecturer in universities in Iceland sharing her experience with business students and she is also a common speaker in the educational sector in Europe. Besides, she was at the board of Promote Iceland from 2010 to 2013 and the chairman of the board from 2013-2016 and member at the board of Federation of Industries in Iceland from 2009 to 2015.
- Top-list in Brightest Business Minds (Nordic Business Forum) in 2016,
- The Order of the Falcon awarded by the President of Iceland in January 2012,
- Business woman of the year in 2010 awarded by the Icelandic Association of Women Entrepreneurs,
- Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador, October 2009 in Stockholm in Sweden, received from the Swedish crown princess Victoria.
Is Your Institution Future Proof? Foresight for Higher EducationDescription
Time: – Room Knight
Is Your Institution Future Proof? Foresight for Higher Education
Being ready for uncertainty means being ready to adapt to seemingly low probability events – quickly, fundamentally and often. And it means being aware that solutions that worked in the past cannot solve the problems we increasingly face as Higher Education institutions today or in the future. In this interactive, dynamic session and with a focus on learners’ needs, we will apply foresight methodologies and processes to our ever-changing sector. Based on global trends, radical ideas and lessons learnt we will systematically uncover what uncertainty and foresight can do for providers of education and for consumers of learning. Join this session and leave with a clearer vision on how to prepare for ever-more change - and an exciting future!
Scenario Planning in Higher Ed: Preparing for Contingencies
Ben Nelson is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Minerva, and a visionary with a passion to reinvent higher education. Prior to Minerva, Nelson spent more than 10 years at Snapfish, where he helped build the company from startup to the world’s largest personal publishing service. With over 42 million transactions across 22 countries, nearly five times greater than its closest competitor, Snapfish is among the top e-commerce services in the world. Serving as CEO from 2005 through 2010, Nelson began his tenure at Snapfish by leading the company’s sale to Hewlett Packard for $300 million.
Prior to joining Snapfish, Nelson was President and CEO of Community Ventures, a network of locally branded portals for American communities.
Nelson’s passion for reforming undergraduate education was first sparked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he received a B.S. in Economics. After creating a blueprint for curricular reform in his first year of school, Nelson went on to become the chair of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE), a pedagogical think tank that is the oldest and only non-elected student government body at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tech LAB: Collaborative OpenCourseWare AuthoringDescription
Time: – Room Schinkel
Tech LAB: Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring
The SlideWiki platform offers an open and free environment for collaborative authoring of OpenCourseWare (OCW). Similarly to Wikipedia for encyclopaedic content, SlideWiki allows the user collaboratively to create comprehensive OCW (curricula, slide presentations, self-assessment tests, illustrations etc.) online in a crowdsourcing manner. Join this Tech Lab for an overview of the range of technologies that can be employed to deliver OCW via multiple educational platforms; insights into best practice for designing OCW; and the opportunity to develop your skills to produce and share multi-lingual OCW with the community.
Seats for this session are limited. If you would like to participate, please make sure to sign up for it via MyOEB, the Conference app, after Wednesday, December 6. Please bring your own device to participate in this Tech Lab.
The Open University, UK
Dr. Alexander Mikroyannidis (PhD, MPhil, BEng) is a Research Associate in the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University. He has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and specifically in personalised learning, self-regulated learning, inquiry-based learning, open educational resources and rich interactive learning materials with applications in teaching and learning Data Science, Future Internet, and Linked Data. He has authored over 100 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books. His research experience spans across a wide range of European-funded projects, notably SlideWiki, EDSA, FORGE, weSPOT, EUCLID, ROLE, OpenScout, CASPAR, and PARMENIDES.
Time: – Room Charlottenburg 3
What are the reasons we want to play – and stay motivated to keep playing? This session will present the reasoning behind the creation of a web and mobile application to improve engagement, as well as distill key lessons from Pokémon Go and how these can be used to create more motivating online and blended learning experiences. Once the scene is set, we will engage you as we aim to crowdsource principles for applying gamified learning in a fun and academic manner.
Kennesaw State University, USA
What Can We Learn from Pokémon Go? Adjusting the Game/Learning Experience to Support the Win
Dr. Tamara Powell is the Director of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Distance Education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, outside of Atlanta. Her PhD research focused on African American literature. Her current research focuses on retention strategies for at-risk students in online courses. Her faculty development workshops, including "Build a Web Course Workshop," were recognized with the Online Learning Consortium Award for Excellence in Online Faculty Development in 2010 and 2015. She lives in Kennesaw with her husband, Richard Hutchinson, and her two dogs, Molly and Hans Dieter.
Purdue University, USA
Gamification of Learning: Turning Students into Friendly Red Lions
Anthony Newman is the Senior Manager of Business Development for the Office of Vice President of Information Technology at Purdue University. In this role, Anthony is responsible for commercializing and scaling cutting edge technologies created by Purdue's IT Organization.
Formerly, Anthony led the Purdue Studio team where he was responsible for leading a creative team of developers and designers and students in the identification, development and delivery of digital applications based on customer needs, strategic vision and market research. The work of his group was featured in the New York Times, Campus Technology, CIO Magazine, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Anthony offers a diverse perspective compared to many in the education field. After obtaining computer science and business degrees, Newman spent the next 13 years, in consulting and government where he spent 6 years in senior management. His experience in a variety of roles inside and outside of education allows him to look at education transformation in a unique way.
Human-Computer Interaction and Augmented Reality Training at BMWDescription
Time: – Room Check
Human-Computer Interaction and Augmented Reality Training at BMW
Join this session for an engaging discussion on the future of augmented reality training as a means to provide on-the-job support in highly demanding technical work. What is the impact of merging technology and the physical environment? To what extend is this type of training learner driven? What does this mean for the role of L&D and what does it mean for an organisation to handle potentially complex technical requirements?
Miho Gumpp Tanaka
Enobyte GmbH, Germany
Miho is the co-founder of Enobyte GmbH, a company that helps businesses through the EU General Data Protection Regulation compliance process with their GDPR Toolbox. Prior to this she founded AirMarkr, a mobile app that lets you draw in the air. It was named one of the hottest startups in Germany by LeWeb, and The Next Web. Miho has won multiple awards as a digital concepter and UI/UX person, working for major clients such as Vodafone, MINI, and Sony-Playstation.
I studied mechanical science at the technical university in Ilmenau, Germany. I finished university in November 2015 and started to work in February 2016 as a PhD student at the BMW Group in Munich. Since I started thinking, I liked the idea of human-computer interaction in order to make humans life faster and easier. Augmented Reality (AR) technologies became very popular in the recent years, not just due to the successful launch of the Microsoft HoloLens, so I decided to dig into that interesting field. I read 600+ scientific paper in less than one year and gave several talks about AR-based training systems on different conferences. Developing AR applications for industrial use cases are my main focus at this time. Additionally, I do extensive user-studies to get a deep understanding of shop-floor operator’s demands
Tech LAB: Made by You: The Future of AR for EducationDescription
Time: – Room Schinkel
Tech LAB: Made by You: The Future of AR for Education
This BYOD Tech Lab allows you to experience when and why it’s worth the time, effort, and money to take augmented reality equipment to your classroom. AR can provide unique opportunities for learners to engage with content and experience activies augmenting real scenarios with digital information. If you come prepared with a concrete idea to integrate a AR experience into your curriculum this session will provide you with the chance, under the guidance of experts in the field, to try out what a free app can do and how you can plan to maximise the learning potential of AR for your learners.
Seats for this session are limited. If you would like to participate, please make sure to sign up for it via MyOEB, the Conference app, after Wednesday, December 6. Please bring your own device to participate in this Tech Lab.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
I'm a teacher and researcher at the University Carlos III of Madrid. I hold a degree and a PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad de Deusto and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid respectively. I also completed with distinction a Master in game design and programming.
My research activity has been mainly focus in the area of technologies for education. My main interest are in the field of serious and educational games, and on exploring the posibilities that virtual and mixed realities offer for supporting educational processess.
Business EDUCA: Best Practices from Corporate UniversitiesDescription
Time: – Room Tegel
Business EDUCA: Best Practices from Corporate Universities
Are you looking to enable internal consultants to provide real-time training to business units? Do you want to find out how others created a platform to support (personal) leadership skills? In this session, global workplaces will share why and how they took on the development of their learning campus/corporate university with unique learning strategies and instructional models. Information about ‘best practices’ will highlight the main stages and decisions involved, showing how change can be managed.
Global Business School Network (GBSN), USA
In 2003 Guy Pfeffermann founded the Global Business School Network on the principle that skilled management is critical to successful international development.
After 40 years as an economist at the World Bank, including 15 years as Chief Economist of the International Finance Corporation, he saw too often how lack of management talent was impeding economic and social development in communities throughout the developing world. Now as CEO of GBSN, which started at the IFC and is today an independent nonprofit, Guy oversees programs and events that harness the expertise and passion of a worldwide network of leading business schools to strengthen the institutions and educators who deliver management education for the developing world. GBSN’s unique approach pairs a robust network of experts with efficient administration to build institutional capacity, foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge, all aimed at promoting management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance.
Born in Montauban, France, Mr. Pfeffermann received his Licence en Droit et Sciences Economiques in Paris in 1962 and was awarded first prize, Concours General, a French national inter-university essay competition. He was a Besse scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford from 1962-65 and received a B.Litt. (Oxon.) in 1967 for his thesis: “Industrial Labour in Senegal,” which was also published as a book.
From 2000-2003 he was an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. From 2003-2007, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the GlobalGiving Foundation. He published “Paths out of Poverty – The Role of Private Enterprise in Developing Countries (IFC, 2000). He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). Guy is also a member of the African Management Initiative’s Advisory Panel. His most recent publications include “Technology, Education and the Developing World” in nBizEd, a publication of the AACSB (July/August 2013) and “Cutting a Path to Prosperity – How Education Pioneers are Building Better Business Schools for the Developing World… and Why” (with co-authors, 2013). Guy is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management.
The Repsol Evolution from a Face-to-Face Training Department Towards an Online-based Corporate University
Ernesto Barrios is Learning Office manager at Repsol. He is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA, and a background of more than 20 years in different business and countries with Repsol. Originally from Peru, Ernesto has lived and worked in USA, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and in Spain since 2005. During this experience, he early understood that people is the main driver of change within organizations, which took him to shift his career into the learning and development areas.
Currently, Ernesto is a member of the corporate university of Repsol. He created the learning strategy, the instructional model and the content factory that they are running. During his participation Ernesto will share with us how they faced this creative and change process, what main decisions were made and how they embedded their instructional model in an on-line tool that not only assures the instructional design, but reduces production costs and times as well.
World Bank, USA
Keeping Pace with Rapid Change at the World Bank via Virtual Classroom Training
Darlene Christopher, CPLP, has designed and delivered virtual training programs for global audiences for over twelve years and authored a book, The Successful Virtual Classroom, on the subject. She is a Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington D.C. where she directs global learning programs and provides technical leadership on distance learning programs. Previously, Darlene held technology development and management positions at Disney Internet Group, 3Com and Nextel. Darlene’s international work experience includes consulting for the United Nations in Germany, teaching in Venezuela, and serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize.
Darlene speaks regularly at national and international conferences, sharing her passion for leveraging virtual classrooms to solve workplace learning needs. Darlene has an MPA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Spanish from the University of California, Davis.
We Need to Talk about Bots…Description
Time: – Room Charlottenburg 1
We Need to Talk about Bots…
We need to have a conversation about bots. About user needs and user experiences. And about how we will be interacting with chat-bots more and more. Experts in the field will lead the session with their views and experiences.
In We Need to Talk about Bots… Donald Clark will show how chatbots can be used in learner engagement, teaching support, teaching knowledge, tutor feedback, scenario-based learning, critical thinking and assessment. He will show real examples, as well as some bot successes and fails - botched bots - and explain the options in terms of production.
Federico Giacanelli of CINECA will share his work and views on Getting Closer to Students by (Automatic) Chatting - A University Case Study with Cognitive Computing
Plan B Learning, UK
We Need to Talk about Bots…
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!
Getting Closer to Students by (Automatic) Chatting - A University Case Study with Cognitive Computing
Federico Giacanelli holds a Master Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bologna (1993) and a Physics PhD from the University of Torino (1998). He then focused on the Internet and the Web, working on networking administration, elearning, Multimedia and early streaming services, Ontology based portals, Blogs and CMSs, digital libraries at CINECA InterUniversity Consortium. He loves exploring digital human interactions so he works on web application design, from gathering functional requirements to UX design. He currently works on Bestr, the Italian Open Badges platform, for which he is responsible for UX development and general application design and testing. He recently become the project lead of Student Advisor, an intelligent conversational agent to help Students in their university life.
Business EDUCA: Ensuring a Successful Learning Technology ImplementationDescription
Time: – Room Check
Business EDUCA: Ensuring a Successful Learning Technology Implementation
What makes a learning technology implementation succeed or fail? Guess what – it’s never the technology. In his new book ‘Learning Technologies in the Workplace’, Donald Taylor explored 16 years of case studies to uncover the common factors of success. Join this session to find out what Donald discovered in writing the book and boost the likelihood of success in your next implementation. You’ll walk away with a crucial checklist, a set of free tools and some tough questions that will challenge how you think about using technology for learning. APPA – the four characteristics of successful implementation teams; The cult of the amateur and how it cripples too many roll outs; Tips for broadening your network and gaining a wider perspective; The greatest single threat to your implementation; Your first next step back in the office.
Donald H. Taylor
The Learning and Performance Institute, UK
Donald H Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.
A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition.
He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.