International experts on data security and privacy in education are warning that the education sector may not be ready for the imminent implementation of the EU’s new law on data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As concern grows about the effects of social media and the Internet on young people, a panel of experts will discuss whether education institutions should do more to try to persuade students to get offline and get out more.
This year’s OEB Global conference explores the future of digital education. Over 2,300 attendees from the worldwide academic, corporate, and public sectors are expected at this year’s OEB Global in Berlin, making it the largest international conference and exhibition focusing on educational and learning technologies.
Fresh details of this year’s much anticipated OEB Global conference have been released with the pre-conference workshops now available to view online. The workshops will be held on December 6 ahead of the launch of Europe’s largest cross-sector conference for the global learning and technology community. OEB Global will run from December 6 - 8 in Berlin and will draw over 2300 people from close to 100 countries all under one roof to discuss the future of education.
Berlin-based conference organisers, ICWE GmbH, have announced the first crop of sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s OEB GLOBAL, Europe’s largest conference for the global learning and technology community, which will take place in Berlin from December 6 – 8. They have also released details of some confirmed speakers, who will lead discussions about ‘Learning Uncertainty,’ the theme of this year’s conference.
Trump, Brexit, climate change, new technologies, economic turbulence… We live in an increasingly uncertain world in which things are changing fast. What does it all mean for education and training? How should they adapt to meet the challenge of uncertainty? How can they help businesses and employers to cope with rapid and continuing change?
Trump, Brexit, climate change, new technologies, economic turbulence…
We live in an increasingly uncertain world in which things are changing fast.
What does it all mean for education and training? How should they adapt to meet the challenge of uncertainty? How can they help businesses and employers to cope with rapid and continuing change?
In fact, not only could they replace them, but they should and will.
That’s the view of two top education technology experts, who’ll be at the OEB Debate in Berlin later this month to argue their case that substituting artificial intelligence for real teachers will boost quality and lead to better results.
Could students take charge of their own education?
Could they control what, when, how and where they learn?
They are already beginning to do exactly that - and what's happened so far is just the tip of the iceberg, according to many of the experts scheduled to speak at OEB, Europe's leading conference on technology-assisted learning.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support learning processes – of this many AI experts are certain, and Roger Schank is one of them. He visualises a technology-supported learning process in which an AI mentor would appear to help learners whenever they get stuck or have a question. The cognitive psychologist and AI theorist will be one of the key speakers at the 22nd OEB, Europe’s leading conference in the realm of digital learning and training.
Momentum behind OEB 2016 is surpassing all preceding years with eleven leading sponsors already signed up and more than double the amount of registered participants in comparison to last year at this time. OEB 2016 Sponsors are Oracle Academy, mediasite by sonicfoundry, Open Assessment Technologies, LPLUS GmbH, speexx, Presentations 2Go, CREATE.21st century, Cengage Learning, Amity Online, smartspokes, and WildFire. The diversity of the group, covering a wide range of specialties, serves as a perfect metaphor for the cross-sector focus of the conference itself.
Ownership is the new buzz-word in education.
'Owning Learning,' the theme for this year's OEB, Europe's leading conference on technology-assisted learning, reflects the growing view among education professionals that developments in technology have created a fundamental shift in education.
Leading economists, scientists and technology experts are set to warn that unless we learn to manage globalisation and our increasingly interconnected world more effectively, we face a “dystopian future”. They envision a world in which groups such as ISIS will take advantage of the systemic risks and vulnerabilities we have created.
OEB 2015, Europe’s leading conference on digital education, will discuss the potential for a new age of global learning and creativity in which “everything is possible.”
Rebecca Stromeyer, Chief Executive of conference organisers ICWE GmbH, has confirmed that the focus of this year’s conference, which will be held in Berlin on 2-4 December, will be on modernity and how people, organisations and societies can use technology-assisted education to secure the rewards of “a new era of fundamental change.”
Latest technologies and ideas revealed at 20th global event for technology-enhanced education and training.
Augmented reality glasses that enable you to create 3D objects in mid-space and then build them in real life; virtual reality goggles that place you firmly in a digitally-generated immersive environment; data and analytics that personalise education and drive businesses success. These are just some of the technologies and approaches that are transforming the way we work and learn.
ONLINE EDUCA, the leading global conference on online learning and training, will be twenty this year and the pioneers of two decades of radical change in education will be at Berlin’s Intercontinental Hotel to mark the occasion.
Now in its 23nd year, OEB (formerly ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN), is the global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. Over the past two decades, OEB has garnered an international reputation for pushing boundaries, challenging preconceptions and catalysing new ideas – through innovations in the exhibition, interventions from participants and new forms of dialogue.