Danish Education

"In Class, the Focus Might Be on Discussing"

Keld HvamKolding (DK), October 2019 - Keld Hvam is Director of E-Learning and E-Didactics at the International Business Academy in Kolding, Denmark. Apart from research in e-didactics, his special responsibilities also include being Course Director of four online UG and PG programmes, all of which the Academy offers to students around the world in close cooperation with the UK’s Leeds Beckett University. He will participate in the Panel Presentation "Powering Up the Effectiveness of Blended Learning" on Thursday, 28 November, from 11.45 to 13.15.



Knowledge Sharing among All Learners

Stephanie Rahbek SimonsenCopenhagen (DK),  October 2019 - Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen M.A., M.LIS, is a Learning Experience Designer in DanChurchAid's Learning Lab, where she helps subject matter experts connect their target audiences with the knowledge and skills they need. Before moving to Denmark, she was a Professor of Communication and Curriculum Coordinator at Fanshawe College in London, Canada. At OEB Global, she will speak about "Building a Learner Ecosystem" on Thursday, 28 November, from 16.30 to 17.30.


How GDPR Relates to Learners

Personal Data Security and Privacy in Education Technologies

Jen PerssonHorsham (UK), November 2017 - Jen Persson is the Director of defenddigitalme, a civil liberties group founded in 2015 to campaign for safe, fair, and transparent children’s data in education. She is an independent member of England’s Department for Education National Pupil Database Steering Group. Jen will share her knowledge in Session DAT 23, 07 December from 14.15 to 15.45. The highlighted question is, "Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018?"


Inside and Outside of School

The Impact of Social Media Today

Simon Gerts LarsenCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Simon Gerts Larsen is a teacher in Københavns åbne Gymnasium. He will bring his experience into Session ENG 02, 07 December from 12.15 to 13.00, entitled "Inside and Outside of School: The Impact of Social Media Today". The continually evolving and changing world of social media is an intimate part of the lives of most young learners. Should social media education fall on the shoulders of educators?


Collaborative Learning

"The Future is Jazz"

Martin BregnhøiCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Can uncertainty become a driving force for creativity? How can we use digital media to cultivate and teach curiosity? In Session EMP35, 07 December from 16.30 to 17.30, Martin Bregnhøi from KEA MMD, Denmark, will discuss Pippi Longstocking’s phrase, "I’ve never tried this, so I expect I can do it!" or "Can we teach curiosity"?


To Activate the Brain

History Presented through a Game

BoÅ¡tjan KerncCerklje na Gorenjskem (SI), November 2014 - BoÅ¡tjan Kernc is a teacher of history, Slovene language and literature, and journalism at a primary school. As a daily user of many different learning materials, he is aware of eLearning possibilities, but remains skeptical about the benefits of existent e-materials, particularly in humanistic studies. As a result, he is constantly on the lookout for new approaches - active and playful serious games. He will present the "French Revolution, Animated Serious Game" at OEB on 05 December 2014 from 14:30 to 15:45 in session IMM52. » MORE

Learner-Generated Video

The Power of Peer-to-Peer Interaction

Dr. Paula Laurel JacksonBerlin (GER), November 2014 - Kiddify is a young project of Dr. Paula Laurel Jackson, who worked as an educational consultant. But before this, she performed as a concert pianist, offered arts-based classes to children in schools, and created out-of-school creative camps. Her most recent research projects explored the "pupil voice", the influence of digital media on children around the world and the potential of peer interaction on learning outcomes. As a result, she founded Kiddify and brings this experience to ONLINE EDUCA Berlin on 05 December 5 2014, in the session "Video Educa" from 11:45 to 13:15. » MORE

Tablets in Schools

Interactive Mobile Learning Content for Schools

Amany AtefCairo (EG), November 2013 - Amany Atef is Director of eLearning Center of Excellence at the Information Technology Institute (ITI), MCIT in Cairo. She is the manager of eLearning on the strategic level, visioning, and Egypt's eLearning Roadmap. She is currently overseeing mobile learning and the transitioning from eLearning to mobile learning in Egyptian schools. » MORE

A Teacher's View

Controlling the Data or Being Controlled by Data

Erik WoningZoetermeer (NL), November 2013 - Since January 2013 Erik Woning has been working in the Innovation Department of the non-profit organisation Kennisnet. Kennisnet is the Dutch public educational organisation whose task it is to ensure that educational institutions are aware and take advantage of the opportunities offered by ICTs. In his speech at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, he will ask, -œWhat questions, opportunities and concerns do teachers see when they think about establishing a more personalized and adaptive learning environment for their students?- » MORE

Differentiated View

All Youngsters Are Digital Natives, Aren't They?

Helsinki (FI), November 2012 - Tore Ståhl taught ICT throughout the 1990s and has been practising eLearning and developing the prerequisites for eLearning in higher education since 2001. One of his special interests is the question of what the young generation actually look like in terms of ICT and media skills and habits, especially the so-called NetGeners, in relation to other subgroups. » MORE


Viewing the Use of ICT from a Student Perspective

Bærum (NO), November 2012 - "Breaking the Wall" is the title of Frank Baklid's contribution at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. "ICTs: Critical E-Competencies for Teachers" is the headline of the session, which will discuss the competencies required to feel at ease using Web 2.0 - or even Web 3.0 virtual learning environments, Moodle, and more. The session will address teachers in schools and talk about the involvement of parents in education. » MORE

Virtual Lab

Increasing Analytical Skills with Interactive Tools

Piraeus (GR), November 2012 - Symeon Retalis is Assiciate Professor in the Department of Digital Systems at the Greek University of Piraeus. In this capacity he has been able to expand his experience in "Designing Multi-user Learning Activities for a Virtual Chemistry Lab on a Multi-touch Interactive Whiteboard", and this is the topic of his talk at ONLINE EDUCA. He will take a very practical point of view in this session, which will also debate the theory and practise of "digital tools and aids for teaching Maths and Science". » MORE

Hands-on Approach

"With Hands as well as Minds"

Amsterdam (NL), November 2012 - "Creative Labs Transforming Higher Education" is the topic Frank Kresin from the Waag Society will talk about on Friday, 30 November 2012. The session will carve out how successful teachers encourage creativity: More freedom, fewer assignments, and the inclusion of fablabs and alternative pedagogical formats step away from the path of formal education. Frank Kresin describes how a creative lab works. » MORE

Analyse a Game

How Do You Identify Games for the Classroom?

Copenhagen (DK), November 2011 - "Important Lessons from the Last Ten Years with Game-Based Learning" is the title of the OEB contribution of Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen. He is CEO of Serious Games Interactive in Denmark, a company that develops serious game, simulations, and virtual worlds with graphics that are able to stand up to other commercial computer games. Their solutions have explicit learning objectives and are developed with attention to the special needs of clients and users. » MORE

Peer Sounds

Intersection between Technology and Creativity in Music

Rome (I), November 2011 - The OEB session "Social Sounds for Peer Education" aims to give an overview of how digital-technology applications have changed music education, creation, and production. Andrea Pozzi, marketing and communication manager of MidiWare is also in charge of managing all MidiWare activities relating to their European educational projects. MidiWare provides support to music teachers, schools, conservatories, and other important European Institutions. As a musician, Andrea plays bass in a band that is signed to an Italian record company. » MORE