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Regional LELLE Conference on Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020

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Regional LELLE Conference on Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020! LELLE invites experts and practitioners to discuss future learning competences On Thursday, 1st of June 2017, the Erasmus+ project LELLE (Let’s Learn how to Learn) is holding a regional conference at the Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen. Theme is “Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020”. The aim of the conference is to share and learn about on-going challenges as well as the huge potential in the changing educational landscape and the global workplace of the future. The conference hopes to empower all who are involved in education and the workplace with…

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RCOER17: Embrace different perspectives of openness

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Next week I will attend a European consultation meeting to prepare the upcoming OER World Congress organised by UNESCO and COL. Since the last OER congress was in 2012, I think it is a very good idea to assess the developments from 2012 until now and to define a shared vision and agenda for stakeholders…

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A workday in Berlin

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On Thursday 8 December I had some appointments in Berlin. In the morning a meeting with Target Process and in the afternoon the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Target Process The first meeting was with Target Process, a company that has developed a online software tool for visualising complex work. If we speak about complexity, then learning is maybe one of the complexes. I met Ole from Target Process at the coworkingspace Factory Berlin. The community place of innovators in Berlin. A great place where you can feel the vibe of innovation. The relationship between Agora Roermond and Target Process exists since 2013….

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Conference Digital Risks – Digital Chances

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The internet and globalization are changing our world and ways to communicate, learn and live together: They are offering huge opportunities but also challenges. To address them, we are organizing the special Conference “Digital Risks – Digital Chances” on Tuesday, 13th of December 2016. We invite all interested people to explore and discuss digitalization, online learning and collaborations! Participation is free but requires registration as seats are limited. We invite TEACHERS and PARENTS: Two interactive workshops will debate: “School Innovations for Inclusion and Learning-how-to-learn” and “Internet Security in Schools“. We invite STUDENTS and PRACTITIONERS: Two interactive sessions will focus: “MOOCs…

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Leaves are falling, ICO Fall School is calling!

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Looking outside the window red, yellow and brown trees are passing with 300 km/h. Flat landscapes are being alternated with somewhat more mountain like surroundings (disclaimer: if you’re Dutch, everything that’s not flat can be called a mountain). Around every corner and tunnel, hides a new décor: small villages, typical churches, vineyards and forests… We slowly make our way to the south of Germany…It’s a new Monday, just another day at the office for a PhD student in educational sciences. Because if leaves start falling, the ICO Fall School is calling! From the 31st of October till the 4th the…

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Siberia is melting for Open Education

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Siberia is meting for Open Education This year, Siberia is melting for Open Education and has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government was launching a hot season: The International Lensky Education Forum was heating the debate about open education. The forum in cooperation with UNESCO was organized for the first time and concluded one year of first innovative activities with a series of events. “We appreciate the strong support of the Yakutian government for open education fully conforming with UNESCO’s objective”,…

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Digital Learning and Media Literacy – notes from #LLLWeek16

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During the Lifelong Learning Week 2016 organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the second Digital Learning and Media Literacy working group meeting took place in Brussels, bringing representatives of the European Commission, Digital Europe and a number of other NGOs to discuss and share experience on the topic of Digital Learning. The objective of this discussion was to find a common ground and find possible project ideas. I was asked to make an introduction and overview on the topic: this was my contribution.

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SOONER Symposium ORD (Onderwijs Research Dagen)

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The ORD (Onderwijs Research Dagen) is a yearly conference focussed on (Dutch) education research and the connection to practice. This year it took place from may 25th until may 27th at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Our SOONER research project was represented on the last day when we hosted a symposium on Open Online Learning. In this short blog we share out experiences from the ORD, and our specifically from our symposium. ORD: first impression Renée Jansen and Julia Kasch were able to attend the full three days of the conference and had a chance to gain some first hand experiences….

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Academic Writing Week: Tough love & killing darlings

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It is so tempting to get caught up in so many different things. Not only in my private life, but also as a PhD. Things like project management issues, teaching, communicating, having meetings, following courses, socializing, getting stuck on reading interesting articles (my biggest problem since I find almost everything interesting) … Time flies when you are having fun. But sometimes actual writing just doesn’t happen, which is a pity! That’s why I was really glad that several colleagues took the initiative to organize an academic writing week for our department (TELI) at the Welten Institute of the Open University….

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Kick off SOONER & challenges ahead: Innovation projects batch 2

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Last week, on May 19th 2016 prof. dr. Marco Kalz and I have presented the SOONER project to the twelve project leaders who have been awarded funding for their open online education projects at SURF. It was a very nice opportunity to meet the people behind the project plans, to get some insight about their projects and ideas, and to share knowledge about open online education and surrounding topics. Additionally, we introduced the SOONER project with a focus on the accompanying research topic: we got to explain the way we would like to do systematic research within the SOONER project, how we will collect our data,…

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