Somehow over the past decades leadership development became elitist and expensive. Somehow leadership got confused with a job position. At its core though, leadership is a social process of how we get things done together - ALL of us. When you look at the many challenges we face as teams, organisations or societies - perhaps more than ever in 2017 - leadership is always part of the answer. So how can we scale up leadership development to reach everyone working together on a common goal? How do we scale it up from the happy few to billions? Technology brings us unprecedented possibilities to do just that and this is our moonshot project. In this session we will together flesh out solutions to bring leadership development to all.
Read more about the background of this session here.
Harold Bekkering - Radboud University (The Netherlands)
The successful implementation of pedagogical methodologies demands commitment from leadership & faculty, a careful selection of technologies and an understanding of design that will engage learners. But what can we learn from our brains about the methods that work best? This session applies scientific insights and research from a “fully flipped” institution – a pioneering Turkish private university. What can we learn from the innovative methods it uses to meet the changing needs of students and industry? How can we use neuroscience to help us improve traditional assessment and testing methods?
Dublin City University (Ireland)
Mairead Nic Giolla-Mhichil - National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University (Ireland)
Does the digital literacy movement offer a utopian or a dystopian vision of the future? Who is shaping the digital literacy agenda and for what purpose? What is missing in the discourse? The digital literacy movement is complex and its messages are entangled in competing arguments that are often interwoven and contradictory. This session draws on recent examples to show the importance of exposing the hidden curriculum when framing definitions about the nature of digital skills, literacies or capabilities. The objective is to raise greater critical awareness of the risks and dangers of promoting new and emerging definitions of digital literacy in our efforts to reshape education for an uncertain future.
Today companies are still looking for graduates with the right skills, but research has shown that there will be a gap of 535.000 ICT skilled people. Oracle Academy contributes to reducing this skills gap, by offering access to computer science for everyone and everywhere, ensuring that, when students graduate, they have the required skills in today’s job market.
Andrew Shean - Ashford University (USA)
In this session, your unique range of skills and experience will help solve a teaching and learning challenge. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an instructional designer, an academic faculty member or an administrator, join in our high-energy, idea-generating, collaborative experience and use technology to solve some challenging education problems. Help advance our ideas to the next level and move to action and implementation of the solutions we identify together.
With several rounds of our so-called "Throw Down Challenges," we will make the results available at the end of the session and you will leave with new ideas to share and implement in your home institution.
The four categories for our "Throw Down Challenges" are:
Student Retention: innovate approaches designed to help students complete their course experience or program of study. These may be administrative, system devices or course level approaches.
Addictive Learning: the use of strategies, techniques and design elements similar to those used in the marketing domain that "hook" the learner into "binge learning," learning pursuits and/or deeper exploration of course topic or content.
Student Engagement: Those techniques designed explicitly to engage students requiring response or input in various aspects of their learning experience.
Informal Learning: Innovations that address learning spaces and opportunities external to the classroom/course experience.
University of Iceland (Iceland)
Karl Fridriksson - Innovation Center Iceland (Iceland)
Applying future studies and methodologies to education is no simple matter. How technological change affects education is influenced by forces both within and outside educational environments. So, shaping the future of education must be a collaborative activity, involving stakeholders from the various strata of society that our educational systems intend to serve.
This session is designed to engage stakeholders in collaborative explorations of possible futures. In teams, using scenario analysis methods, we will hear about the data gathered through various projects by the University of Iceland, Innovation Centre Iceland and the Icelandic Centre for Future Studies. Based on these data and your own ideas, we will consider the implications of educators’ future visions for their own professional contexts.
The session will provide insights into educators’ visions of the future; an understanding of futures methods and their application; and the sharing of future scenarios for education and educational technology.
No matter how much time we may spend on assessments, learners always seem to crave more feedback. How can we improve the process of providing feedback and avoid a heavier workload for educators? This talk will provide you with key tips and ensures that you leave for home with a clear overview of do’s and don’ts when integrating peer to peer review methods in online education.
Roger Schank - Socratic Arts & XTOL (USA)
Universities are no longer relevant: there are thousands of them, most offering degrees that have limited utility. The expansion of Higher Education and the relentless rise of costs and student debts - a problem in terms of created inequality - as well as the waning promise of high paid jobs call out for a more balanced learning landscape. How can we do more to stimulate apprenticeships? Should top universities focus only on research? Is it the private industry's job today to educate the workers it needs?
Our interviewer will speak with Roger Schank and Donald Clark about the best way to deliver fair and excellent education and training. Their views will prove controversial, as they advocate that HE overall cannot live up to its promise anymore….