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The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Theme 2017: Learning Uncertainty

Uncertainty is the defining characteristic of our age. Can we learn to live with it? Can we accept it, manage it and even thrive on it? We live in an age of acceleration. We are in the midst of a sea-change - a profound, transformative shift in knowledge, experience and perception. It is a new era defined by technology, globalisation, information and, above all, uncertainty. 

Our uncertainty is born of the rapid and continuing change around us. Technology is already developing faster than we can learn the skills we need to use it. Information is the world's most valuable commodity. Demographic change, political turbulence, economic challenges and environmental threats confront us. There has always been uncertainty but this is different. We are facing the end of stability. Are we ready for this new era? Are businesses, governments and societies really prepared for our uncertain future?

Can we live with uncertainty? Could we benefit from it? How can we use volatility and instability to our advantage? How can we weather the storms? How should universities, colleges, schools and workplaces adapt? What should employers do now to plan for the flexible workforce they will need in the future? 

Can we learn uncertainty? Is it a language or an equation, a philosophy or a science? How should it be taught? And how can we learn uncertainty when the future of learning itself is uncertain?

OEB 2017 is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. It is about how transformative education, training and learning can equip businesses, organisations and individuals with the skills to survive and prosper in our new era.

 

Adapting for Action

Collaborating to Compete

Redefining Learning Technology

Designing to Engage

Enhancing New Skills Learning

Made to Measure Learning

Programme Formats

OEB is all about the diverse ways in which we shape and support learning for all education stakeholders.

Diversity is at the centre of the engaging and practice-focused formats for 100+ sessions on our agenda:

Workshops and Activities

Half- or full-day workshops, seminars, summits and meetings (between 3-8 hours) offer an agenda filled with activities to develop practical skills and grow deep knowledge. Events are organised by one or multiple facilitators and, as seats are limited, participants are required to sign up to them in advance.

Plenary Sessions

The Opening Plenary, OEB’s annual Debate and Friday Plenaries feature world-class keynote speakers who set the scene for the day – and night!

OEB’s Spotlight Stage

The Spotlight Stage brings a rolling programme with highlighted talks, interviews, debates and performances. Pop in for a burst of left-field inspiration, entertainment and provocation!

Learning and World Cafés

These round-table interactive break-out sessions (between 60-120 minutes) have one or multiple hosts who engage participants with peer-learning activities and discussions.

Panel Discussions

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together a collective group of 2-5 speakers and a moderator to discuss a pertinent issue or topic. The moderator gathers the panel, introduces the topic and summarises discussions. Each speaker presents his/her views for 5-10 minutes after which time is dedicated for a lively and informative Q&A between panel and participants attending.

Panel Presentations

These sessions (60-90 min.) bring together 2-5 speakers from different backgrounds presenting for 15-20 minutes each on a common topic. Panel Presentations are chaired by an expert in the field who liaises with the panel ahead of the conference to ensure the combination of single talks, presents a unified session-outcome to participants.

Unconference Sessions and Fishbowls

Quickly tap into your own source of wisdom in these sessions in which good ideas and conversation bubble up. Unconferences and Fishbowls (between 60-90 minutes) are hosted by a single facilitator and designed for active participation to spark synergy and building coherence among peers.

Knowledge Factories

The agendas of these workshops (between 60-120 minutes), hosted by one or multiple facilitators, offer practical activities, exercises and strategies participants can take back and implement in their working environments.

Tech Labs

All registered conference participants can sign up to participate in these hands-on BYOD workshops (between 60-120 minutes). They are hosted by one or multiple facilitators who designed specific activities and exercises for participants to take back and implement in their working environments.

Boardroom Dialogues

Topic-focused networking events that encourage communities to connect around shared interests. Each Boardroom Dialogue (60 minutes) is centered around a specific theme or community and led by one to two speakers introducing the topic and facilitating networking or focusing discussions.

Discovery Demos

Discovery demos show tools, next generation materials and pre-release products for learning and training. Five to ten discovery demo speakers are presenting simultaneously at standing tables, giving participants the chance to interact on an informal, one-to-one basis with these developers and creators.

OEB 2017 Agenda

Have a look at OEB 2017 agenda for real-life examples of our different formats!

OEB 2017 Keynote Speakers and Chairpersons Included:

OEB speaker Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman

nxhx and Livable Media, USA
Session Plenary B

OEB speaker Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Director of the Institute of Ideas, Writer and TV and BBC Radio Panelist, UK
Session Plenary B

OEB speaker Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Broadcast Journalist, UK
Session Plenary A

OEB speaker Lauren Herckis

Lauren Herckis

Anthropologist Specialising in Faculty Culture and the Use of Technology at Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Session Plenary D

OEB speaker Julia Hobsbawm

Julia Hobsbawm

Expert in Social Health at Cass Business School, London and author of Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, UK
Session Plenary B

OEB speaker Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Author, Entrepreneur and Controversial Commentator on the Digital Revolution, USA
Session Plenary D

OEB speaker Patrick King

Patrick King

Insights Lead, Learning Solutions at LinkedIn, USA
Session Plenary C

OEB speaker Aleks Krotoski

Aleks Krotoski

Social Psychologist and Broadcaster at the Guardian, UK
Session Plenary A

OEB speaker Heather McGowan

Heather McGowan

Internationally Recognized Expert on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning, USA
Session Plenary C

OEB speaker Ada Pellert

Ada Pellert

FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Session Plenary D

OEB speaker Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky

Global Future Education Foundation and Institute, USA
Session Plenary B

OEB speaker Alan Ryan

Alan Ryan

Technology Enhanced Learning Lead for HEE and National Programme Director for HEE e-LfH, UK
Session Plenary C

OEB speaker Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Educator, Author and Changemaker, Finland
Session Plenary A

OEB speaker Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Session Plenary D

OEB speaker Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford

Author and Leader in the Movement to Fight Ageism, USA
Session Plenary A

OEB 2017 Speakers and Chairpersons Included:

OEB 2017 Conference Agenda

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Wed

Speexx Exchange Reality Check

Pre-Conference Workshop - FD2

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Wed

The Changing World of Work: Identities and their Transformation

Pre-Conference Workshop - M1

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Wed

Tools and Tips for Secure Assessments

Pre-Conference Workshop - M2

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Wed

Design Thinking Taster Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop - FD1

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Future Happens– Hack your Way to Influencing and Changing Pedagogical and Technological Strategy and Practice

Pre-Conference Workshop - M3

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Wed

The Engine of Innovation Story

Pre-Conference Workshop - M5

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Wed

Summit: Strategy under Uncertainty: Futureproofing Higher Education

Pre-Conference Workshop - A7

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Wed

Setting Up And Using gRSShopper in a Box to Create MOOCs and Personal Learning Environments

Pre-Conference Workshop - A1

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Wed

Individualisierung der Lernprozesse - Welche Möglichkeiten bieten digitale Medien? Praxisbeispiele aus der beruflichen Bildung

Pre-Conference Workshop - A5

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Wed

Transform yourself - How Vertical Development Helps you Thrive in a VUCA World

Pre-Conference Workshop - A2

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Wed

Create your Own Collaborative Gamebook for Educational Purposes

Pre-Conference Workshop - A3

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Wed

Civilization-Level Change in Education

Pre-Conference Workshop - A4

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Wed

DistancE-Learning in Europe - Exchange of Experience and Knowledge Sharing

Pre-Conference Workshop - A6

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Thu

OEB 2017 Opening Plenary: Learning Uncertainty

Plenary A

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Thu

Coffee Break

Coffee Break - COF01

Thu

Open Data, Open Education and eGovernment: Different Trends in Public Administration

Learning Café - ACC09

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Thu

The ABC of Rapid and Engaging Learning Design

Learning Café - DES10

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Thu

Tech LAB: Measuring Social Media Impact

Tech Lab - EDT16

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Thu

Learning and Working Alongside AI in Everyday Life

Panel Presentation Session - EDT01

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Thu

OEB Spotlight Stage: What Happens if an Award-winning Director and 'Experience Designer' 'Unfolds' Education?

The Spotlight Stage - SPL01

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Thu

Provocations for Innovation: Are We Ready to Educate Creative Makers and Shapers?

Panel Presentation Session - EMP04

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Thu

Business EDUCA: Opening Conversation

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS05

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Thu

Discovery Demos

Discovery Demo - EDT06

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Thu

Technology-enabled Education Opportunities for Displaced People in Challenging Circumstances

Special Focus Session - ACC07

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Thu

The Effective Use of Quality Assessments

Panel Presentation Session - DAT08

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Thu

Game-Based Learning and Games in the Classroom

Panel Presentation Session - ENG11

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Thu

EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT12

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Thu

Workforce Training and Professional Development for an Ageing Population

Interactive Breakout Session - ACC13

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Thu

Is Your Institution Future Proof? Foresight for Higher Education

OEB Plus - PLU14

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Thu

Teasing out Agency: Learner-led Curriculum Design

Interactive Breakout Session - EMP15

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Thu

Inside and Outside of School: the Impact of SoMe Today

OEB Boardroom - ENG02

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Thu

Video to Empower Students to Become Creators of Content and Knowledge

Networking Session - VID03

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Thu

OEB Spotlight Stage: A Roadmap of the Future of Teaching and Learning

The Spotlight Stage - SPL02

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Thu

Lunch

Lunch - LUN01

Thu

Re-thinking Design for the Inclusion of Marginalised Learners - a Provocational Learning Café

Learning Café - ACC27

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Thu

Business EDUCA: Thriving with Learning Uncertainty - How to Become a Learning Organisation in 2018

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS20

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Thu

Business EDUCA: Nudging - Methods and Tools for Motivation, Engagement and Productivity

Panel Presentation Session - BUS21

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Thu

MatchED? Discuss Inspirational Solutions with Today’s Learners

Interactive Breakout Session - EMP22

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Thu

Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018?

Discussion and Debate - DAT23

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Thu

The Profile, the Key

Panel Presentation Session - DAT24

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Thu

Developing International Projects in Virtual Learning Environments

Learning Café - CNT25

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Thu

Business EDUCA: Learning L&D Needs

Panel Presentation Session - BUS26

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Thu

EdTech: Innovation in Uncertainty (2)

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT28

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Thu

Tech LAB: Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring

Tech Lab - ACC32

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Developing Digital Strategies for Higher Education

Panel Presentation Session - IMP17

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Thu

Knowledge Sharing and Networking with United Nations Agencies

Interactive Breakout Session - CNT18

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Thu

The Power of Integrated Audiovisual Experiences in Higher Education

Panel Presentation Session - EDT19

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Thu

Emerging Technology to Develop Learner Engagement and Increase Impact on Language Learning Outcomes

Panel Presentation Session - ACC29

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Thu

OEB PLUS: The Story Continues…. Connect with Opening Keynote Aleks Krotoski

OEB Plus - PLU30

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Thu

Streamlining Assessment Experiences

Panel Presentation Session - DAT31

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Thu

OEB Spotlight Stage: Red Monkey Disruption

The Spotlight Stage - SPL04

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Thu

Coffee Break

Coffee Break - COF02

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OEB Spotlight Stage: All Building Blocks In Place for the Robot rEvolution

The Spotlight Stage - SPL05

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Thu

Higher Education Strategy: Putting Learners First

Panel Presentation Session - IMP33

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Thu

OEB Spotlight Stage: The Why, How and What of Private Higher Education Initiatives: Skillful Visions

The Spotlight Stage - SPL06

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Thu

The Value of Technology: Supporting Students in Workplace Learning Environments

OEB Boardroom - BUS34

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Thu

Curiousity and Creativitiy: “I’ve never tried this, so I expect I can do it!” (Pippi Longstocking)

Networking Session - EMP35

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Thu

Business EDUCA: Competent or Disrupted? Key Strategies to Cope with Digital Uncertainty from a Competence-based and HR Perspective

Learning Café - BUS36

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Business EDUCA: Designing Rapid Solutions to Emerging Business Problems

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS37

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Thu

Innovative Learning Solutions For Humanitarians

Panel Presentation Session - ACC39

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Thu

Good Cop versus Bad Cop: What Will They Make of Learning Analytics?

Discussion and Debate - DAT40

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Thu

Gamification Strategies

Interactive Breakout Session - ENG41

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Thu

Video Communities: Lessons Learnt for International, Intergenerational, Intercultural Knowledge Sharing

Panel Presentation Session - VID42

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Thu

Human-Computer Interaction and Augmented Reality Training at BMW

Panel Presentation Session - BUS43

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Thu

Opportunities and Challenges for Education Start-ups in the European Market: Understanding Your Customers' Needs

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT44

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Thu

Implementation and Integration: Is Everyone On Board?

Panel Presentation Session - IMP45

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Thu

Leadership for ALL

OEB Plus - PLU46

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Business EDUCA: The Learning Organisations’ Stakeholders: Connecting Visions, Roadmaps, Tools and Methods

Panel Presentation Session - BUS47

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Thu

Tech LAB: Made by You: The Future of AR for Education

Tech Lab - ENG48

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Collaborative Interdisciplinary Support for University/Industry Projects

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT89

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Thu

Enter: “The Feminist Internet” and “How Can we All Make it to the Future?”

Interactive Breakout Session - CNT38

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Thu

The Annual OEB Debate!

Plenary B

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Fri

Workplace Learning Starts Here

Plenary C

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Fri

Getting Ready for More Agency

Plenary D

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Fri

Coffee Break

Coffee Break - COF03

Fri

The Futurist Mindset: How to Navigate Uncertainty with Purpose

Learning Café - CNT53

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Fri

Multinational Perspectives on Next-generation Digital Learning Environments

Panel Presentation Session - EDT55

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Fri

Tech LAB: From Digital Storytelling to Scholarly Storytelling

Tech Lab - VID64

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Fri

OEB Spotlight Stage: Moral, Ethical, Artificial Intelligence

The Spotlight Stage - SPL07

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Fri

Policy Development and Impact

Panel Presentation Session - CNT49

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Fri

Socialised Learning – Laying the Foundation for Learners’ Successes

OEB Boardroom - ENG50

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Fri

Carpe Diem Comes of Age

Learning Café - DES52

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Fri

Business EDUCA: Scenario-Based Learning for Capability Development

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS54

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Fri

Business EDUCA: The Tech World's L&D Experts: Strategies and Solutions

Panel Presentation Session - BUS56

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Fri

Business EDUCA: Understanding Learners as Customers

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS57

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Fri

The Learning Educators Love

Interactive Breakout Session - ENG58

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Fri

Launching a Digital Badging Program: a Roadmap for Connecting Educators, Learners and Employers

Panel Presentation Session - CNT61

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Fri

OEB PLUS: The Future of Work and the Future of Learning

OEB Plus - PLU62

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Fri

The Zone of Effective Learning: Finding the Sweet Spot of Maximum Technology Impact

Interactive Breakout Session - ENG63

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Fri

Free Your Content Lab: Producing Personalised Content and Learning Resources for Education and Training

Tech Lab - DAT51

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Fri

Trend Workshop: GDPR, Accessibility, and Analytics

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT59

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Fri

OEB Spotlight Stage: Surviving in an Age of Overload

The Spotlight Stage - SPL08

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Fri

Lunch

Lunch - LUN02

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Digital Credentialing: The New Age of Aligning Learning and Qualifications or a Return to a Shiny “Gold Star” Culture?

Interactive Breakout Session - CNT67

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Fri

Business EDUCA: Best Practices from Corporate Universities

Panel Presentation Session - BUS68

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Fri

Best Practices of Developing Learner-Based Collaboration and Knowledge Building

Learning Café - BUS77

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Fri

Design Thinking Principles

OEB Plus - PLU78

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Fri

Delivering Tech-enabled Learning Opportunities to Displaced People: Near Home, On the Move, and Within Europe

Special Focus Session - ACC79

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Fri

No Grades, New Skills: Project-Based Learning for Digital Pioneers

Interactive Breakout Session - DES80

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Fri

OEB Spotlight Stage: Our New Digital World and Culture: Getting Beyond the Metaphors (Natives, Immigrants, Visitors, Residents and More) to the Realities

The Spotlight Stage - SPL09

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Fri

Strategies for the Incorporation of Open Education

Panel Presentation Session - IMP65

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Fri

Business EDUCA: Learning from Work with the 70:20:10 Performance Model

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS69

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Fri

Truth in the News, Truth in Education

Interactive Breakout Session - ENG70

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Fri

Breakthrough: Film Screening followed by Q&A with Filmmaker

Special Focus Session - DES72

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Fri

Immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality for Education

Interactive Breakout Session - ENG73

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Fri

Active Blended Learning as a Lever for Large-scale Pedagogic Change in a 21st Century University (1)

Learning Café - IMP74

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Fri

Business EDUCA: Ensuring a Successful Learning Technology Implementation

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS75

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Fri

We Need to Talk about Bots…

Interactive Breakout Session - EDT71

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break - COF04

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Boardroom Dialogue for Military and Defence Colleges and Affiliated Organisations

OEB Boardroom - CNT82

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Fri

Networking Meeting on Design Thinking for Education and Training

Networking Session - DES83

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Fri

The Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting Their Meaning to Lived Experiences

Interactive Breakout Session - CNT84

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Business EDUCA: Closing Conversation

Interactive Breakout Session - BUS85

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Fri

Knowledge Exchange for Associations: Managing Community Learning

Networking Session - CNT88

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Fri

Active Blended Learning as a Lever for Large-scale Pedagogic Change in a 21st Century University (2)

Learning Café - IMP90

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Fri

Blended Learning Meetup

Networking Session - CNT91

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Social Learning Networking Session

Networking Session - CNT93

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Adaptive Learning: OEB Community Best Practice Exchange

Networking Session - DAT94

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