E-Learn Keynote & Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday

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  • Ann Hill Duin - Univeristy of Minnesota, US
  • As the Future Connects You
  • During this keynote, Ann will engage us in active exploration of personal learning networks (PLNs), encouraging us to re-imagine and re-create ourselves and our organizations amid a future of collaboration and connected learning. Read More »

Wednesday

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  • Johannes Cronje - Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology, ZA
  • The seven ages of Computers in Education
  • This talk is a light-hearted look at e-maturity models and other models of integrating computers into teaching and learning. It takes its inspiration from Shakespeare's "Seven ages of Man" and shows the relevance of the Bard in the digital age. Read More »

Thursday

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  • Ellen Hoffman - University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, US
  • What's in a name? Changing times, changing titles
  • This talk explores the story of our field from a linguistic perspective, with a focus on implications of our names and a view towards the future. It is underpinned by calls from leading researchers challenging us to find more precise terms for the way we think about and research education and learning technologies. Read More »

Invited Speakers

Tuesday Morning

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  • Cathie Norris - Univ. of North Texas, USA
    Elliot Soloway - Univ. of Michigan, USA
  • Scaffolding Synchronous Collaboration: Leveraging Data In Support of Teaching and Learning
  • Two major technological transitions are taking place: support for asynchronous collaboration, Web 2.0 technology (web connectivity), is making way for support for synchronous collaboration, Social 3.0 technology (mobile, high-speed connectivity), and in moving from  locally-served systems to cloud-served systems, an almost unimaginable amount of user performance data has now become available. We will discuss our next turn of the technological crank: incorporating the performance data on student collaboration that is available because WeCollabrify is anchored in the cloud (i.e., Googles AppEngine) to improve WeCollabrify's effectiveness. Read More »

Tuesday

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  • Malte Persike - Johannes Gutenberg Univ. Mainz, DE
  • The digital flip. Effects of virtual and physical flipped classrooms in massive open statistics teaching.
  • The proposed merits of flipped classroom teaching have been put under close scrutiny in numerous lines of research. This talk presents data from a three-year longitudinal study with undergraduate students of Psychology attending a mandatory statistics course. Read More »

Wednesday

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  • Susan McKenney - Univeristy of Twente, NL
  • Research-Based Design & Design-Based Research: Affordances, Limitations & Synergies
  • This presentation reflects on the affordances and limitations of Research-Based Design & Design-Based Research approaches for advancing the field of Elearning. Examples of synergistic combinations are also discussed, along with recommendations for optimizing these processes to improve Elearning innovations. Read More »

Thursday

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  • David Parry — St. Joseph's University, US
  • Steal This Syllabus
  • The digital network has radically increased our ability to share knowledge, yet somehow in the midst of this historical change knowledge has become by many measures, less free and more controlled than ever before. In this talk Parry will explain why he believes ethically in opening up his pedagogical practice as well as discuss some of his more recent experiments. Read More »

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