Big data, learning analytics, MOOCs, IoT… The digital transformation of society is happening now ! The pace of innovation continues to accelerate and impacts all areas of activity. To understand the nature of this digital (r)evolution it is important to explore the actual innovation and its (possible) effects on training, education and learning.
Therefore we invite you to our special event on Friday 25 November 2016 AM at the Solvay Library, Brussels with two special guests:
- Stephen Downes, the father of connectivism and MOOC’s
- Wilfred Rubens, the expert in technology enhanced learning
This event is organized by Be-ODL (Belgian network for Open and Digital Learning) dedicated to spot and analyze digital trends in training, education and learning.
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09:30 - doors opening
10:00 - start of the conference - moderator: Alain Gerlache
Wilfred Rubens: Is learning technology able to foster tailor-made education and training?
Stephen Downes: Trends in education: Facts, Fads and Fiction
In the last few years educators have experienced e-learning, learning management systems, Second Life, MOOCs and mayhem. Today we are talking about big data and learning analytics, competencies and personalization, connectivism, social learning, and the internet of things. Which of these is hype and which of these is a trend that will shape the future of education for the next decade? Drawing on his experience defining, observing and sometimes creating these trends, Stephen Downes sorts out the fact from the fiction in today’s learning technology marketplace of ideas
12:30 - lunch
Registration fee: 75 euros (VAT not applicable)
Conference in English