Non-Profit Youth Organisation

CM4K: a Community-University Learning Partnership

Peter DayBrighton (UK) / Mauritius, September 2017 - Community Media 4 Kenya is an active learning partnership with community at the centre of the curriculum. The training-the-trainer approach employs participatory learning workshops to consider issues of sustainable community development through community media tools, processes, and spaces. CM4K focuses on participatory communication and development for social change and currently comprises the Universities of Brighton and Rongo, as well as youth and civil-society organisations interested in empowering marginalised and disenfranchised communities through knowledge sharing and capacity building. Peter Day will introduce the work of CM4K at eLearning Africa and has kindly contributed the information below for CHECK.point eLearning.


VR and 3D Learning Worlds

Augmented Reality: Making Interactions Tangible

Dominic FehlingWuppertal, November 2016 - Digital media make new forms of teaching and learning in vocational education possible. In the context of the project entitled "Social Augmented Learning" (SAL) funded by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), augmented reality has established itself as a valuable tool for the expansion of digital educational offerings. At the LEARNTEC congress, Dominic Fehling of Wuppertal’s Bergische University will present an analysis of his experience.


Big Data

Learning Analytics in Informal Scenarios

Dr. Stefan DietzeHannover (GER), Dezember 2016 - Learning is increasingly taking place in informal contexts and is a central component of everyday online activities. For example, the exchange and interaction in social networks and the use of search engines often reveal an implicit learning process. This produces large amounts of data on a daily basis whose interpretation in relation to factors of relevance to learning, such as the user’s competence or learning behavior, requires efficient evaluation. Dr. Stefan Dietze of Hannover’s Leibniz University will provide details in his lecture at LEARNTEC.  


Mobile Learning

Wearables: an integral Aspect of Everyday Life?

Prof. Daniel GilgenTrier (GER), Dezember 2016 - "In the future, we will be supported in our real-world activities by information, analyses, and instructions from computers without perceiving them as such," explains Prof. Daniel Gilgen of the Trier University of Applied Sciences’ Intermedia Design Institute. At LEARNTEC, he will explain the wearable-supported mobile-learning scenarios he envisions in the future.



"Low-Tech Rich Settings"

Ann-Katrin HardenbergFreiburg (GER), November 2016 - For several years now, Ann-Katrin Hardenberg has been setting up educational institutions as customer or vocational-training centers and support enterprises in the areas of HR and educational management. She has gained experience with institutions from different sectors and in various countries, such as Australia, Myanmar, and Haiti - just to mention a few. Her passion is the teaching of digital-media competence, as well as the implementation of educational concepts, including the newest digital-media and teaching methods. At OEB 2016, she will present the learning reality in Haiti on Friday, 2 December 2016 from 14:30 to 15:45.


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Learning Analytics Enables Learners to Learn More

Pedro J. Muñoz MerinoMadrid (E), November 2016 - Pedro J. Muñoz Merino is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is the author of more than eighty scientific publications and has participated in more than twenty research projects. He has been invited to speak at various events on topics related to learning analytics and educational data mining. At OEB 2016 he will speak about "Behaviour Analytics and Visual Analytics to Improve the Learning Process" in the session "The Power of Data in Education" on Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 11:45 to 13:00.


Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Meaningful Use of Google Glass in Education

Catalina GoantaGwen NotebornMaastrich (NL), November 2016 - Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with more than 16,000 students and 4,000 employees, is still growing. The University stands out for its innovative education model, international character, and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. At OEB 2016, Catalona Goanta will present the interesting results in the session "Discovery Demos: Google Glass for Education and Virtual Reality for Augmented Training and Development" on Friday, 2 December 2016 from 14:30 to 16:15.


Security Questions

"One problem is that many users are careless"

Prof. Dr. Jörn Müller-QuadeKarlsruhe, December 2015 - As a professor of IT security at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Jörn Müller-Quade deals with issues such as secure cloud computing, security definitions and models, and general security issues. As a speaker at the LEARNTEC 2016 convention, he will put eLearning security issues under the microscope and provide information on the areas that pose major risks in the realm of education. » MORE

Learning Analytics

"Learning Analytics Has Great Potential for the Future of Learning"

Prof. Dr. Albrecht FortenbacherBerlin, December 2015 -- When it comes to learning analytics, universities have clearly taken the lead. At LEARNTEC 2016, Prof. Dr. Albrecht Fortenbacher of Berlin's University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economics will address the issue of how business and industry can benefit from academia's experience, standards, and guidelines. » MORE

Transmitting Reality

Teaching with Cases and Studying Students' Learning

Christian PoulsenFrederiksberg (DK), December 2015 - Christian Poulsen, from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, will present a tool called "Casemaker" on Thursday, 03 December from 14:30 to 16:00. Casemaker is software that supports the case-based teaching method, using multimedia cases and allowing teachers to take control of the process at every moment. » MORE

User-Generated Content

"Anonymity Leads to a Certain Feeling of 'Safety'"

Kerstin BäckerMunich (GER), December 2015 - "Platform-Based Learning: Risks and Possibilities Regarding Interactive and User-Generated Content Platforms" is the title of an OEB session on Thursday, 03 December 2015 at 14:15-15:15. Kerstin Bäcker from the Lausen law firm in Munich, Germany, will help participants acquire a clearer picture of the opportunities and potential risks of the use of Internet content. » MORE

Sooner or Later

"Universities Will Give ECTS Credits for MOOCs"

Pierre DillenbourgLausanne (CH), November 2015 - Pierre Dillenbourg is professor of learning technologies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and academic director of the Center for Digital Education. His session at OEB, "MOOCs: Here to Stay" will afford insight into best practices for MOOCs. The event takes place Thursday, 03 December 2015 from 11:45 to 13:00. » MORE

Smarter Assessments

To Bridge the Gap between Learning and Examination

Steffen SkovfogedAbyhoj (DK), November 2014 - Steffen Skovfoged is co-founder and director of UNIwise and the cloud-based digital exam platform WISEflow. The platform was developed in cooperation with some of the leading Scandinavian universities, and in less than two years, it has acquired more than 125,000 users. It is now being used in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, and acceptance is extending in both Europe and Asia. Steffen Skovfoged will present his work at ONLINE EDUCA on 05 December 2014 from 12:00 to 13:30 in session SOL45, entitled "The Future of Online Assessments". » MORE

Major Obstacles

How Long Will MOOCs Remain Free for the General Public?

Michael KoppGraz (A), November 2014 - Michael Kopp is head of the Academy of New Media and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Graz. His main tasks are the development of didactic methods, strategies, and solutions related to instructional design and to the production of audiovisual eLearning material and the transfer of his knowledge in these fields to the lecturers at his university. Michael is also engaged in several international cooperative eLearning efforts and has over ten years of experience in managing eLearning projects. At OEB, his session is "The Elements of Magical MOOC Making" on 05 December 2014 from 14:30 to 16:00. » MORE