Broadcasting Tech Trends and the Power of Teachers
Among 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.» MORE
Meet the OEB22 Speakers: Keynote Rikke Toft Nørgård
Aarhus (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.» MORE
Robots, Linguistics, and the Future of EdTech
Hannover (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.» MORE
Enhancing the OEB Experience and EdTech's Future
Stockholm (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.» MORE
What Are the Biggest Challenges for Distance Learning?
Washington, 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.» MORE
"The Nature of Learning Goals Is Dynamic Rather than Fixed"
Mannheim (GER), April 2022 - Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler is involved in the development and evaluation of AI-based personalization approaches for in-company continuing education in a University of Mannheim project funded by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research. The effort is called KAMAELEON, the German acronym for "Contact-Based, Adaptive Measures for Effective Learning Support in Continuing Education", and it is also the title of his presentation at the LEARNTEC congress, 01 June at 16:15.» MORE
Using Lightboard to Design Innovative Learning Videos
Amberg-Weiden (GER), April 2022 - The use of a lightboard is still a relatively new technique in the production of explanatory instructional videos. Sandra Hildebrand, a research assistant in the Cybersecurity Learning Lab at Regensburg, Germany’s Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH), spoke with CHECK.point eLearning about the benefits of this video technology and scenarios for its application. She will present the method at the LEARNTEC Congress on 02 June 2022 at 16:15.» MORE
Feedback with AI and Trusted Learning Analytics at Universities
Frankfurt/Hagen (GER), April 2022 - In the joint project known as IMPACT, five universities are working together that have outstanding expertise in the area of ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI), as well as practical experience in the didactic use of learning analytics. The effort, whose full title is "Implementation of AI-Based Feedback and Assessment with Trusted Learning Analytics at Universities", is being undertaken by Frankfurt am Main’s Goethe Universität, Berlin’s Humboldt Universität, the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany’s only state distance learning university), the Freie Universität of Berlin, and Universität Bremen.» MORE
"The goal is to increase graduates and socioeconomic mobility"
Los 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".» MORE
Do We Need More Flexible Structure in Masters Programs?
Bucharest (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".» MORE
Speech Recognition in Continuing Education
Karlsruhe (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.» MORE
Converting Knowledge into "Action That Is Crucial for Success"
Karlsruhe (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.» MORE
There Can Be No Social Learning without Collaboration
Karlsruhe (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".» MORE
"At Present, AI Is Very Conservative in Its Implementation"
Brussels (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.» MORE
Using Holograms in Education
London (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.» MORE