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Forthcoming EADL Conference

The 2018 EADL Conference

EADL conference, organized by ELearn, took place from Thursday May 24th till Friday May 25th 2018 in Manchester, UK.

Contact John Trasler:
john.trasler@elearn.co.uk
www.elearn.co.uk

The conference title was:
Making Learning Visible and Viable

Conference Program
The conference started on Thursday with a presentation from Mie Buhl, Professor in visual culture, ict and learning design. interested in social media and visual learning, contemporary social art, tele presence and learning. Followed by David Patterson.

David has worked for Learning Light for over 10 years and in that time has become an influential commentator and valued consultant in the world of elearning and learning technologies. David is joint author of several research papers including the highly acclaimed 2009, 2010 and 2014 Learning Light reports on the UK elearning market. His in depth experience has contributed to Learning Light being regarded as one of the UK’s leading research and consultancy organisations in the field of elearning.His strong business background both in the public and private sector gives him a leading edge when working with a wide range of clients to provide independent and impartial advice on the use of elearning and learning technologies to improve business performance.

In the afternoon there are 2 times 3 different workshops planned: The use of smartphones for teaching, Animated video for teaching, Virtual reality for teaching. Participants have the opportunity to choose 2 different workshops.

Digital story telling will conclude the afternoon session.

Friday morning are two presentation foreseen about business models, followed by a panel discussion about quality control in the case of reselling and/or franchising. Morten Flate Paulsen is one of the panellists  Thelast morning session will cover using meta data for business development.

In the afternoon John Trasler presented the fully renewed EADL quality guide.

The last presentation was given by Leah Matthews about the latest development in the USA.

 

Addressing Disruption: Comfort or Chaos?”
Education leaders in the US are continually assessing and weighing the risks to innovate in the face of an uncertain political and regulatory environment. Education technology and online learning are driving enrollment growth across US higher education, but are still treated as unwelcome disruptions in higher education. This session will address these issues with a focus on prioritizing emerging institutional risks in the US and identifying key strategies for the next generation of online education leaders.

 

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“Addressing Disruption: Comfort or Chaos?”
Education leaders in the US are continually assessing and weighing the risks to innovate in the face of an uncertain political and regulatory environment. Education technology and online learning are driving enrollment growth across US higher education, but are still treated as unwelcome disruptions in higher education. This session will address these issues with a focus on prioritizing emerging institutional risks in the US and identifying key strategies for the next generation of online education leaders.

Elisabeth Mandl from Wikimedia Germany about how to write a script for a 1 minute explainer video.

her presentation is titled:
The use of explainer video’s

Learn how to explain your idea in a 60 second explainer video!

Almost anything is explainable in one minute! If you just knew how to do it.. How do you start your story? How do you get people’s attention? What do you really want to tell? Storytelling is a skill you can use in every part of your life. In this presentation you’ll be provided with the basics of storytelling: You’ll learn how to get to the core of your idea, structure your story and communicate it in a way so that everybody understands it. After introducing the SCQA-method I will explain how to use these new skills for producing short and understandable explainer videos. And what is better than actually watching some of them and learn essentials about their production?
At Wikimedia Deutschland we are constantly working on gaining more editors for Wikipedia because the numbers are dropping. The problem is: A lot of people don’t know that and how they can contribute. Easily-understandable videos that explain the basic rules of Wikipedia help new editors in theon boarding process. More general explainer videos gain the attention of potential editors and offer possibilities of participation. I will show you some of them and explain how I wrote the scripts. It’s not rocket science. After the presentation everyone will be able to write a script for an explainer video.

David Patterson
David has worked for Learning Light for over 10 years and in that time has become an influential commentator and valued consultant in the world of elearning and learning technologies.

David is joint author of several research papers including the highly acclaimed 2009, 2010 and 2014 Learning Light reports on the UK elearning market. His in depth experience has contributed to Learning Light being regarded as one of the UK’s leading research and consultancy organisations in the field of elearning.

His strong business background both in the public and private sector gives him a leading edge when working with a wide range of clients to provide independent and impartial advice on the use of elearning and learning technologies to improve business performance.

Professor Mie Buhl
Professor Mie Buhl (University of Aalborg) explores visual practices and their impacts in the fields of science, education, art and culture. She and her research group develops new ways to qualify, reflect and utilize visual potential for scientific, educational and professional purpose. She will speak on “The Potential of the Visual for the Knowledge Generation”.

Niels Henrik Helms
Emplot Learning!
Narrativity is about making sense! When we design and develop learning we should scaffold learners’ storytelling enabling them to make sense – to learn. – But when we develop learning designs we face different dilemmas: Adaptivity vs Challenges! Strong closed narratives vs enabling storytelling. Henrik Helms presents different approaches and shares his practical experiences and his research in the area.

Henrik Helms is presently associate professor and researcher at University College Copenhagen.

Ger Driessen
Think of someone connecting people, ideas and inspiration in the global L&D community and you’ve just created a good description of Ger Driesen. He is the Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring, the provider of an online blended learning platform. In this role, he focusses on sharing the latest insights with L&D professionals to inspire them to design, developed and deliver learning the best way.

During his career, he has had a variety of L&D roles, from L&D consultant, trainer and facilitator, to L&D manager and entrepreneur. He’s known as ‘the Dutch L&D trendcatcher’ based on his articles, blogs and tweets on L&D trends and he is a regular speaker at international conferences. Ger’s crazy about coffee especially cappuccino’s – most likely because he likes all things smooth. He can be reached via ger@anewspring.com or @GerDriesen

Big Data has arrived in our lives and business to stay. The use of data brings new opportunities and possibilities to improve learning at an individual level but also in running a learning business. What are the opportunities and pitfalls using data in  a more intens way regarding learning? And what will the near future bring us?

During this session we’ll explore;
– The origins and forces shaping the Big Data movement
– Examples of the use of data for learning at different levels
– The use of data and privacy
– Future directions: personalisation and blockchain

On Thursday afternoon 3 workshops are planned:

Workshop Smartphone for teaching: Pauliina Vernho

Workshop Animated video for teaching: Ilya Kompasov

Workshop Experience Virtual reality for teaching: Saloua Lemrini

All workshops are give twice so you can choose 2 out of 3.

Conference program EADL Conference 2018 Manchester
Wednesday May 23rd 2018
17:00 EADL Annual General Meeting
17:00 Registration
19:00 – 20:00 Get together

Thursday May 24th 2018
09:30 Registration
10:00 Opening and Welcome: John Trasler
10:15 Keynote: Pedagogical Aspects, Mie Buhl, (Aalborg University)
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Keynote Technical aspects: David Patterson
12:00 Lunch
13:00 The use of explainer video’s: Elisabeth Mandle
13:45 Workshop 1: Smartphone for teaching, Pauliina Vernho
13:45 Workshop 2: Animated video for teaching, Ilya Kompasov
13:45 Workshop 3: Experience VR for teaching, Saloua Lemrini
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Workshop 4: Smartphone for teaching, Pauliina Vernho
15:15 Workshop 5: Animated video for teaching, Ilya Kompasov
15:15 Workshop 6: Expeience VR for teaching, Saloua Lemrini
16:15 Digital Story Telling, Niels Henrik Helms

Friday May 25th 2018
09:30 Creating a best in class micro learning ecosystem, Gerry Griffin
10:15 Artificail Intellegence and Education, Donald Clark
11:00 Coffee break
11:45 Big data for Learning, Ger Driessen (A new Spring)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 The revised EADL Quality Guide, John Trasler
13:45 Quality care in case of reselling/franchise,
13:45 pannel discussion, Morten Flate Poulsen, Tony Hopwood, Ger Driessen,
13:45 Martin Kurz (moderator)
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 “Addressing Disruption: Comfort or Chaos, Lea Matthews (DEAC)
15:45 Closing, John Trasler

 

 

The prilaminary dates for next year’s conference are May 25-26 2019.

Updated 2018-05-26