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Berlin, December 2 - 4, 2015

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Die Zukunft des Lernens: Der beschleunigte Übergang in die Moderne

Thema der OEB 2015, der führenden europäischen Konferenz für digitale Aus- und Weiterbildung, ist das Potenzial für eine neue Ära des weltweiten Lernens und der Kreativität – für eine Ära, in der „alles möglich ist“.

L’avenir de l’apprentissage : accélérer le tournant vers la modernité

Principale conférence du continent européen sur l’éducation numérique, OEB 2015 discutera la possibilité d’un nouvel âge de l’apprentissage global et de la créativité dans lequel « tout est possible ».

En tant que directrice d’ICWE GmbH, entreprise organisatrice de conférences, Rebecca Stromeyer a confirmé  que le rassemblement de cette année, du 2 au 4 décembre, mettra l’accent sur la modernité et la manière dont les personnes, organisations et sociétés peuvent utiliser les technologies de l’apprentissage pour garantir les bénéfices d’une « nouvelle ère de changement fondamental. ».

The future of learning: Accelerating the shift to modernity

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.”

Is Data Corrupting Education?

Global experts on education and technology will be in Berlin this week for a debate about how data is changing education.

Mass data collection, sharing and analysis affect everyone who uses technology. What does that mean for the way we learn? Is the focus on data corrupting education? Are we leaving enough space for creativity, imagination and the experience of the teacher? Should we just be glad thatdata can benefit teachers and students alike, helping to prevent learners from struggling unnoticed, picking the wrong classes and dropping out?

Technology overtakes tradition: embracing a new era of education

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.

World’s top learning and technology experts to celebrate 20 years of Berlin’s “extraordinary, transformative conference”

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.

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN programme now online

2014 marks the 20th edition of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the largest international conference on technology supported learning and training.  The conference has been at the cutting edge of technology supported learning for two decades, and this year’s event is no exception.

Infinite possibility, or all doom and gloom for new generation of learners?

Can learning prosper in the Internet age? Technology is dismantling the traditional power structures of learning – such as the division between teacher and pupil, or between work and learning. But is this a truly democratic world of opportunity – or must we fear descent into anarchy?

Will a greater choice of learning opportunities really bear the fruits they seem to promise?

E-Learning’s Future: Changing Learning to Meet Modern Demands; Call for Proposals – ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2014

Modern education is evolving into a different shape. Faced with the demands of a complex world, today's learning is being delivered in a multiplicity of forms and a variety of environments. What will the shape of future learning look like? How are we changing learning to meet new demands? These and other questions will be raised at the 20th edition of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN on December 3 – 5, 2014.

Keeping your feet in a digitally mobile world

Berlin. The hyperconnected individual has vast power beneath his fingertips. Logging onto the internet may have become a banality of the modern age, but our engagement with it promises vast benefits - and hitherto unheard-of dangers.

This was one of the focal points of the Opening Plenary at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013. Uniting experts from very different fields under the general Conference theme, "Learning Moves", the plenary addressed three vital trends in modern e-learning:, neuroscientific research, leadership and big data.

European Commission President Barroso in "Call for Action" on Innovation

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, today announced a “call for action” for EU countries to promote innovation. He also confirmed that the European Commission will provide more support for open resources in education.

Big Data Knows Why You’re Failing Biology

Taking their cues from sites like Amazon and Google, universities are now utilising big data to provide students with recommended courses and majors. But after recent revelations involving government snooping, how can we trust educational institutions and service providers to use large amounts of data ethically?

Classroom Disruptors: What Can We Learn from Education’s Tech Debate?

Investors pumped $1.1 billion into the ed-tech market last year; roughly double the amount invested in 2007. New education technology is creating opportunities for engaging the ever-connected student who increasingly lives online. From e-textbooks to game-based learning, these teaching methods are giving pupils extra incentives to immerse themselves in their studies.

Learning on the move – “Avalanche” is heading for education

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 Call for Proposals now open

International experts are warning that an avalanche is heading towards traditional education. According to Sir Michael Barber, chief education strategist of ICT specialists Pearson, “an education revolution is coming” which offers “opportunities to transform outcomes for learners everywhere”.

Seizing the opportunities offered by the revolution in education will be vital in most economies, where there is a widening gap between students’ qualifications and the skills required by employers.

OEB 2012: talking about an education revolution

Berlin, Germany. An avalanche is set to transform the traditional university model, according to Sir Michael Barber, Pearson's Chief Education Adviser. Speaking before an audience of over 2000 participants from an estimated 100 countries at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, Barber explained that factors such as the globalisation of education, the changing economy, and the now ubiquitous nature of content are changing the face of education, and a revolution is inevitable.

Down with degrees and diplomas!

Berlin, Germany. Recent developments in course provision and technology, alongside increasing youth unemployment, are challenging the current system of diplomas and degrees. Some argue that the current system is no longer fit for purpose: it is failing students, undermining good teachers and letting down employers. But what are the alternatives? Don't we need a tried and tested assessment system to underpin our education system and provide a benchmark for students?

The Secret to Succeeding in a VUCA World

The advent of the economic crisis coupled with innovative technological developments are forcing businesses to navigate their way through uncertain territory. Technology has enabled us to connect, to create new models for business, and to exchange knowledge instantly, but it has also created new challenges: we are increasingly vulnerable to sudden incidents outside of our direct control. How can businesses deliver competitive advantage in a VUCA world – one which is characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity?

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2012 Call for Papers Launched

Learners increasingly outpace their teachers, mentors and trainers when it comes to the use of new technology in the classroom. How can education and training adapt? How can technology give learners the freedom to choose, and can it offer a more inclusive future for lifelong learning?