Cost of Higher Education

"The goal is to increase graduates and socioeconomic mobility"

Ryan CraigLos Angeles, CA (USA), November 2021 - Ryan Craig is the author of "College Disrupted" (2015) and "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College" (2018). He is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners, which is reimagining the future of higher education and creating new pathways from education to employment. At OEB Global, his presentation is entitled "Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to Reducing the Cost of Higher Education".

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Educational Process

Do We Need More Flexible Structure in Masters Programs?

Mariana MocanuBucharest (RO), November 2021 - Mariana Mocanu, a full professor who has completed the European Habilitation degree, was head of the Computer Science Department at the University Politehnica of Bucharest from 2016 to 2020. She is currently the president of the QA Commission of the University Senate and a member of the Faculty Council. She is also in charge of the "eGovernance" masters study program and participates in the development of the ERASMUS Knowledge Alliance "IT in Aviation" project. Her presentation at OEB Global is entitled "Engineering Masters Studies between Teaching Challenges and Society 4.0 Realities".

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Alexa and Friends

Speech Recognition in Continuing Education

Prof. Dr. Michael MarmannKarlsruhe (GER)/Düsseldorf (GER), December 2019 - "Alexa, I’d like you to help me when I learn! Is a combination of voice user interfaces (VUI) and eLearning possible?" Prof. Dr. Michael Marmann of Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences will address the issue of speech recognition in continuing education on 30 January at 15.30. Professor Marmann is involved intensively with the use and testing of emerging tools.

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Transfer Efficiency

Converting Knowledge into "Action That Is Crucial for Success"

Dr. Ina Weinbauer-HeidelKarlsruhe (GER)/St. Valentin (A), December 2019 - Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, founder of the Institute for Transfer Effectiveness, has published the German language book "Was Trainings wirklich wirksam macht" (What makes training sessions really effective). In it, she describes the twelve control levers of transfer effectiveness. At the LEARNTEC Congress, she will discuss her practical experience and insights on 29 January 2020 at 10.45.

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Avoiding Mistakes

There Can Be No Social Learning without Collaboration

Sandra DundlerKarlsruhe (GER)/Burgau (A), December 2019 - "From Passive Participant to Active Contributor - Individual Responsibility and Error Management in Social Learning" is the title of Sandra Dundler’s presentation at LEARNTEC 2020 on 29 January at 15.30. She will define the conditions necessary for social learning to succeed and draw attention to potential "stumbling blocks".

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Complex Relationships

"At Present, AI Is Very Conservative in Its Implementation"

Inge de WaardBrussels (BE), October 2019 – The Panel Presentation "The Future Is Bright - On AI, Curricula, and Skills Gaps" will take place at OEB Global on Thursday, 28 November, from 12.00 to 13.30.  Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading the learning part of an InnoEnergy project that alleviates skill and competency gaps by combining artificial intelligence (AI), human resources (HR), and learning analytics to provide a personalized learning trajectory. This project combines the expertise of people working at InnoEnergy, The Open University (UK), FutureLearn, and many European university partners working on renewable energy. At the event, Inge will speak about her extensive experience in the field.

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Pilot Projects

Using Holograms in Education

Andrew ParryLondon (UK), October 2019 - Andrew Parry is an Online Learning Video Producer at Edtech Lab, Imperial College Business School. His main role involves developing and producing audio-visual content for online and blended learning programmes. At OEB Global 2019, his topic is "Using Holograms as an Effective Educational Tool to Deliver Live Seminars". This Boardroom Dialogue will take place on Thursday, 28 November, from 12.00 to 13.00.  

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21st-Century Professionals

EPortfolio to Encourage Autonomous Evidence-Based Learning

Jitka HlouskovaPardubice (CZ), October 2019 – One of the Tech Labs at OEB Global 2019 is called "Working with ePortfolios - the Tool for Self-Directed Learning (BYOD)"; it is being held on Friday, 29 November, from 14.30 to 15.30. This hands-on event – managed by Jitka Hlouskova - is aimed at education professionals who wish to further develop their ICT-based teaching skills. You will be inspired by practical insights from the author’s experience with the use of an ePortfolio to encourage autonomous evidence-based learning and assessment. You will get insight into how working with an ePortfolio can stimulate desire for creativity, motivation, digital literacy, and self-reflection, skills that are demanded from 21st-century professionals. Get hands-on experience with the structure and principles of an electronic portfolio.

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Heterogeneous Learning Processes

"Real or Remote? Next-Level Laboratory Education"

Prof. Sebastian ZugFreiberg (GER), October 2019 - Sebastian Zug is a professor at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. His research interests are focused on outdoor robotics and self-describing, intelligent components. Based on broad experience in bachelor and master courses he offers in programming and embedded systems, he develops new concepts for practically oriented engineering courses. These include new open source course materials, including interactive programming sessions, simulation tools, and remote access to laboratory equipment. At OEB Global, he will speak in a panel discussion entitled "Real or Remote? Next-Level Laboratory Education" on Thursday, 28 November, from 12.00 to 13.15.

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Human-Robot Interaction

Robots’ Roles in Education and Training

Gila KurtzHolon (IL), October 2019 - Social robots are becoming useful parts of the education ecosystem. They are equipped with multimodal interaction capabilities and, equally important, have a physical presence. The session "Exploring Human-Robot Interaction and Robot Roles in Education and Training" on Thursday, 28 November, from 14.30 to 15.30 will increase your awareness about various training and educational oriented applications of humanoid robots. Gila Kurtz, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel, answered some current questions on the topic.

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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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