Keynote

Broadcasting Tech Trends and the Power of Teachers

David MattinAmong our anticipated assembly of keynotes this year is David Mattin, Founder of New World Same Humans, a newsletter on trends, technology and society with 22,000 weekly subscribers. David is an experienced broadcaster and speaker, writing and presenting documentaries for BBC Radio 4, as well as a distinguished journalist featured in The Times, The Guardian, and more. At OEB  David will be speaking at the opening plenary on Thursday November 24, discussing with fellow keynotes what we can do with the technologically-upgraded flexibility we have discovered following the pandemic. 

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Higher Education

Meet the OEB22 Speakers: Keynote Rikke Toft Nørgård

Rikke Toft NørgårdAarhus (DK), November 2022 - Rikke is an Associate Professor at Aarhus University’s School of Education and coordinator for the MA in ICT-based educational design in Denmark. She is involved with countless pedagogical and humanitarian projects, is an active member of multiple higher education societies and is a board member of the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society. Rikke has an impressive background in both EdTech and the humanities, and we are delighted about her involvement in the OEB Conference in November. Meet the person behind the speaker with this exclusive interview with Rikke.

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Virtual Linguistics

Robots, Linguistics, and the Future of EdTech

Jürgen HandkeHannover (GER), November 2022 - On November 23rd-25th this year, the OEB Conference welcomes a wide range of speakers to its leading educational showcase. Among these speakers is Jürgen Handke, a German professor of English linguistics and a pioneer of robotic teaching assistants in the world of EdTech. Jürgen will be hosting a workshop at the OEB Conference.

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Keynote

Enhancing the OEB Experience and EdTech's Future

Pär LagerStockholm (S), November 2022 - The OEB Conference will host an illustrious range of keynote speakers, giving you expert insights in developments of learning technology. Among these keynotes is Pär Lager, a lecturer at Swedish Defence University, author of "Upskill and Reskill" and a key player in the world of higher education. Discover more about Pär's work and EdTech insights in this exclusive interview.

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USDLA

What Are the Biggest Challenges for Distance Learning?

Dr. Beverly D. HillWashington, DC (USA), October 2022 - The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) interviewed Dr. Beverly D. Hill, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development. She previously served as Eaker's Chief, Institutional Effectiveness. A retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant, Dr. Hill's expertise is in curriculum, organizational, and professional development, where she serves daily as a reliable, committed teammate who goes the distance for the Eaker team. "I am passionate about bettering the community and the families therein, particularly our youth," says this active USDLA member from Macon, Georgia.

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Education Programme

Leuphana Promotes Sustainability in the German Football League

Lüneburg (GER), October 2022 - Representatives of clubs in the first and second Bundesliga will receive further education at the Professional School of Leuphana University Lüneburg from October this year in order to promote the topic of sustainability in German professional football. An agreement to this effect has now been signed. Together, SPONSORs, a leading B2B service provider in the sports business, and Leuphana are launching the new continuing education programme "Sustainability in Sports Organisations". The DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) is on board as a co-initiator and first partner and supports the project both ideologically and financially.

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Congratulations

The 2022 IELA Winners in the Academic Division

New York, NY (USA), October 2022 - The International E-Learning Awards recognize the best uses of technology to improve learning and job performance within companies or through individual professional development. Please join us in congratulating the deserving winners of the 2022 International eLearning Awards in the Academic Division, who were honored recently at ICL2022, the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, in Vienna, Austria.

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Informational Resilience

New Learning Tool Available in the Baltics

Riga (LVA), September 2022 - IREX recently launched a new, open access education platform in five languages: English, Russian, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian, to help people overcome challenges created by the complicated current-day media landscape with more insight and confidence. It is supplemented with a special feature: blended learning plans for nine lessons that can be freely used by teachers and media literacy trainers. The course is available online at VeryVerified.eu.

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Hybrid Mode vs. Fully Online

How Different Teaching Models Impact Satisfaction and Loyalty

Laurent ScaringellaRennes (F), September 2022 - Laurent Scaringella, professor at Rennes School of Business, investigated both hybrid and fully online teaching models to find out which one generates the highest levels of faculty satisfaction, MBA word-of-mouth reputation, MBA value, student satisfaction, and loyalty to a school.

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Ispring

Three eLearning Use Cases in the Academic Sector

Alexandria, VA (USA), August 2022 - More and more schools, colleges, and universities are adopting eLearning practices and including them in their curriculum and staff training programs. This article explains how online learning can be leveraged in education and covers actual stories of educational institutions that use eLearning technologies. Continue reading to see the results they achieved.

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BIPS

Millions in Funding for New AI Research Group

Bremen (GER), July 2022 - As part of a strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation - DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One of them is coming to Bremen: the research group "Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health", headed by Professor Tanja Schultz from the University of Bremen and Professor Marvin N. Wright from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS.

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Expanding Med-Ed Resources

Lecturio Launches Cardiovascular Pathology Course

Leipzig (GER), July 2022 - Expanding an extensive library of medical education resources, Lecturio now offers a new cardiovascular pathology course taught by Richard Mitchell MD, Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. The course offers students the opportunity to learn how to identify the most common signs and symptoms associated with cardiac anomalies and assists them in achieving proficiency in analyzing ECG tracings.

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GigXR & Cambridge

Availability of Holographic Patient Simulation

Los Angeles, CA (USA) / Cambridge (UK), July 2022 - GigXR, Inc., a global provider of holographic healthcare training, recently announced the release of a new mixed reality application called HoloScenarios. The first module, created in partnership with the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, will provide hyper-realistic holographic scenarios for common respiratory conditions and emergencies.

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Business as Usual

Class Technologies Closes Acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate

Washington, DC (USA), July 2022 - Class Technologies Inc., a leader in synchronous virtual learning, has announced its closing on the acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate. Prior to the acquisition by Class, Blackboard Collaborate was part of the Anthology product suite, following Anthology's merger with Blackboard last year.

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Development

Simplilearn Launches Digital Marketing Course That Offers Job Guarantee

San Francisco, CA (USA), June 2022 - Simplilearn has announced the launch of the Digital Marketing program into its Job Guarantee programs index. The six-month-long program aims to offer high-demand skills in digital marketing. It is best suited for individuals who have completed their bachelor's degree in any stream from an accredited institution with a minimum attainment of 60% and work experience of 0 to 2 years. Upon completion of the program, learners will receive a Master's certificate, guidance on profile building, mock interviews, and a guaranteed job within 180 days of graduation.

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