Conference Digital Risks – Digital Chances

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 and Online Courses” and “Female Entrepreneurship and digital business“.

The full-day Conference includes plenaries, international keynote by Prof. Dr. Cleo Sgouropoulou (Greece), lunch break with poster session and networking reception for all participants to get in contact and connect, see the Conference programme with registration details here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing and discussing experiences, challenges and opportunities with you!

 

The Conference programme and details

The conference is realized by six European and international consortia from more than 15 countries and guarantees latest developments and results from research and practice. The full day is dedicated to four different themes in interactive workshops: The conference is taking place on Tuesday, 13th of December 2016 at the Open University of the Netherlands in Heerlen. Everybody can join the conference for free. Registration for the conference or for single workshops is required via e-mail as seats are limited.

The conference starts with a welcome coffee 09:30am, followed by the opening plenary with a distinguished keynote by Prof. Dr. Cleo Sgouropoulou from the Technological Education Institute of Athens, Greece. She will speak about “Digital School and Lifelong Learning Opportunities in the globalized societies of the 21st century”. Two parallel tracks in the morning and the afternoon are dealing with hot topics in four interactive workshops. They are concluded by a plenary discussion followed by a networking reception for all participants to get in contact and connect.

The first parallel track on school education is intended for teachers and parents with two interactive workshops addressing: “School Innovations for Inclusion and Learning-how-to-learn” and “Internet Security in Schools”. It is realized by three leading European consortia: EBE-EUSMOSI, LELLE and I-Secure.

The second parallel track on lifelong learning is inviting (female) students, educators, adult learners, start-ups and practitioners to join two interactive sessions on: “MOOCs and Online Courses” and “Female Entrepreneurship and digital business”. It prepared by two leading European research initiatives: MOOQ and DIGI-FEM.

During the lunch break, several research projects will present in a poster session their ongoing research and developed results.

Join this unique event for lively debates and networking with interested colleagues at the OUNL!

The whole conference is organized by the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands in close cooperation with the international Community ICORE and the Dutch Association for female entrepreneurship.

 

Author Christian M. Stracke

Dr. Christian M. Stracke is Associate Professor for Open Education and Innovation at the Open University of the Netherlands. In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in Seoul. His main working fields are Open Education, technology-enhanced learning, educational policies and philosophy, learning innovations and quality, impact assessment and competence modelling. He has founded and established ICORE, the International Community for Open Education and Research and LINQ, the annual international conference on Learning Innovations and Quality. He has got 20+ years of business and research experience in HR and E-Learning in leading research teams and large scale projects (> 100 projects, > 50 Mio. EUR) and in consulting institutions and public authorities to develop long-term policies. His latest news online at: www.opening-up.education.

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