Highly Interactive Platform

Demand-Led Learning at the University Level

Rick BastiaanssenBreda (NL), November 2018 – The session in the Learning Café on Thursday, 06 December from 12.15 to 13.15 bears the title "Student in the Lead: Technologies for Demand-driven Education". Rick Bastiaanssen from the Avans University of Applied Sciences will share his experience as an intermediary among businesses, research and education. Combining his passions to help companies work on business cases and challenges and the personal development of youngsters, he helps companies find collaboration opportunities with education and research.

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A Specialist Explains

Creating a Really Good Learning Game

Dr Ahmed MorsyDammam (SA), November 2018 - Dr Ahmed Morsy holds a PhD in Instructional Technology and works as an associate professor at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Academic Development and Initiatives department. He previously worked as an e-content development manager at the eLearning Competence Center, Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for thirteen years and as a consultant for many UNESCO projects. Ahmed will speak about “How to Design an Engaging Educational Game“ at the session "Game-based Learning: Across the Breadth of the Use Spectrum" on Friday, 07 December from 16:15 to 17:15.

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Speaking Exchange

Intergenerational and Intercultural Knowledge Sharing

Luciana LocksRio de Janeiro (BR), November 2017 - Luciana Locks works at the CNA Language School headquarters in Brazil. She holds a BA in Languages and various specialization certificates and is a teacher trainer and manages a group of consultants. One of the projects she is most proud of is the "Speaking Exchange" in which CNA students in Brazil have conversation sessions via the internet with elderly people in the United States and Canada. She will participate in the session about video communities, Session VID 42, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30.

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Empirical Database

Which Path Will Learning Analytics Take?

Henrik Køhler SimonsenCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Learning analytics is about collecting, measuring, analysing, and using data related to students’ online behaviour. The focus in conventional learning analytics is often on the "what" - a quantitative measurement of learner performance. Session DAT40, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30, will make the case for an alternative, supplementary method that focuses on the "how" - a more qualitative measurement of the learning process of the student. Henrik Køhler Simonsen, PhD, MA, MBA, and Senior Consultant at Smartlearning, Denmark will take part in the discussion.

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Changing Technology

Staying on Track and Maximizing the Technology

Zac WoolfittAmsterdam (NL), November 2017 - Zac Woolfitt is a lecturer and researcher at Inholland University in The Netherlands. With a background in tourism, in which he worked in the US and Canada for ten years, he is now based near Amsterdam. Since 2010 he has been conducting research into the effective use of video in higher education. In Session ENG 63, 08 December from 12.00 to 13:00, he will explain the "Sweet Spot of Maximum Technology Impact".

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Strategies

The More Diverse Potential Student Market

Dr Kay LipsonMelbourne (AU), November 2017 – Dr Kay Lipson is currently the Executive Director at Growth Initiatives for Online Education Services (OES).  Founded in 2010, OES is a public-private partnership with SEEK, who have matched over 150,000 students with their ideal course, and Swinburne University of Technology, a pioneer in online education with over 20 years’ experience. In Session IMP 33, 07 December from 16.15 to 17.30, she will debate the question of "Higher Education Strategy: Putting Learners First?"

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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WE MAKE EDUCATION, Germany

"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.

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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.

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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.

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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