The EscapED Escape Room Experience: Interactive Gaming for LearningDescription
Time: – Room: Köpenick I/II
The EscapED Escape Room Experience: Interactive Gaming for Learning
This hands-on, interactive session will actively engage you from the outset.
Through playing EscapED, an escape room game developed and facilitated by skilled game designers and researchers, you will be introduced to the template for developing escape room experiences in multiple educational contexts.
There will be a discussion on what technologies can be used, including rich digital media and 360° VR and by the end of the session, you will have the experience and a framework to develop your own escape room experience.
As seats are limited, please make sure to sign up for this session at the event.
Who Killed the MOOC? Join the JuryDescription
Time: – Room: Charlottenburg I
Who Killed the MOOC? Join the Jury
In December 2016, OEB will call a range of witnesses to the stage in order to resolve doubt and solve a problem around a specific issue in the realm of learning and technology. You, the audience, are asked to provide a final verdict on the case which holds the global education sector in suspense under the headline: Who Killed The MOOC.
A few weeks ago a body was found in a locked apartment in London. Fingerprint, dental and DNA identification turned up no matches. The police were initially mystified but a more detailed search revealed a scrap of paper tucked in a corner of the room, which looked like it had come from a conference badge, with the letter T and the word “Mooc” just about visible. Was there a letter k after the c? Some said yes, most felt no. The body, tall and thin, was dressed in an unflattering combination of casual and business clothes which would not have won any prizes at a fashion or style event.
There were not many people in London whose surnames were Mooc or Moock. None of them were missing. Enquiries were made of the landlord - but all he could say was that the apartment was rented to a company with the ambitious name of “Global Universal Learning Free” registered in Panama City. Of course the owners could not be identified.
Because of that Panama link, the body’s build and the way the body was dressed, rumours began to surface that the body was that of the mysterious person called “The MOOC”. Many around the world had heard this character or seen The MOOC at a distance or online but few had met The MOOC face to face. Those few told contradictory stories. Some said that The MOOC was talkative, some said taciturn. Others said that The MOOC had often spoken to them about soon becoming very rich, but had always asked them to buy the coffee or food. On a few occasions The MOOC gave away free books on interesting topics, but mostly The MOOC tried to sell them. Did The MOOC have lots of friends or was The MOOC very lonely? Or maybe even had enemies? No one could agree.
The one thing that most agreed on was that The MOOC often slipped away when they were not paying attention, only to turn up days or weeks later in a different city.
The purpose of this coroner’s court of inquiry is first to determine what was the cause of death of the body believed to be The MOOC. Was The MOOC murdered or did The MOOC die of natural causes? Or was the body not that of The MOOC but of somebody else who just happened to look and dress a bit similarly? In that case, where in this world (or another?) was the real The MOOC?
The coroner, Paul Bacsich, will question pre-selected members of the audience known to have views on the issue. After each witness has answered the coroner’s questions, the audience (all deemed to be interested parties) can ask each a few questions. At the end of this inquiry at OEB 2016, based on the evidence and questions we will ask your vote.
State of North Carolina, USA
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and never looked back. As leader of the State of North Carolina USA's award-winning eLearning program, Dr. Bozarth specializes in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. Her abiding interest in social learning and communities of practice framed her graduate work and dissertation and led to the publication of her bestselling book Social Media for Trainers and the new Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud. She is the author of several other books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points, and From Analysis to Evaluation. She frequently contributes material to trade publications and writes the monthly "Nuts & Bolts" column for Learning Solutions Magazine. A popular conference speaker, Dr. Bozarth has keynoted events in the US, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Scotland. She and her husband live with Thomas the Corgi in Durham, North Carolina, USA
Edupreneurs and Their Take on LearningDescription
Time: – Room: King
Edupreneurs and Their Take on Learning
What drives edupreneurs to take part in the business? What is the pain they want to relieve, and what is the business model around it? In this session, edupreneurs talk about their angle towards making learning and knowledge sharing even better. Join to learn about the existing knowledge they build on and the fresh perspectives they bring.
Amongst others, speakers will include:
Coining the Concept: Tech LAB on Concept Building for Educational VideoDescription
Time: – Room: Schinkel
Coining the Concept: Tech LAB on Concept Building for Educational Video
Interactive video, using different types of media within the same frame, can provide learners with a more immersive, personalised experience and a greater sense of empowerment. This inspirational tech lab will provide perspectives on the conceptualisation of interactive videos before you press ’record’.
As seats are limited, please make sure to sign up for this session at the event.
Initiatives for Displaced Populations to Own LearningDescription
Time: – Room: Zille
Initiatives for Displaced Populations to Own Learning
Education, certification of existing skills and competencies, and introductions to relevant networks can be crucial for successful integration into a host society.
Join this boardroom with a panel of experts to discuss how quality, digital, inclusive, and culturally appropriate content can offer support for displaced populations. Discuss and discover which technologies and modes of delivery fit with challenging circumstances. Also, find out how projects get stakeholders on board; from national and local authorities to businesses, individuals and targeted users.
Stuff Magazine, South Africa
Toby Shapshak writes and speaks about how innovation is better in Africa.
Toby is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff magazine; is a contributor to Forbes and writes a weekly column for the Financial Mail. He has been co-hosting a weekly TV show on CNBC Africa for the past three years.
He believes Africa is a mobile-driven continent, about which he has written for CNN, The Guardian in London and for Forbes. He is writing a book on innovation in Africa, looking at how the problems Africa is solving for itself will benefit the rest of the world.
Toby has spoken at the South by South West (SxSW) conference in Austin, Texas, (thrice) on how mobile is being used in Africa (2013) and how music is being consumed (2014); and The Guardian's Activate: Johannesburg on innovation out of necessity.
Toby was named in GQ's top 30 men in media and the Mail & Guardian newspaper's 300 influential young South Africans list; and has won the ICT Journalist of the Year. GQ said he "has become the most high-profile technology journalist in the country" while the M&G wrote: "Toby Shapshak is all things tech... he reigns supreme as the major talking head for everything and anything tech."
As a news and political journalist, he ran Mail & Guardian newspaper’s website when it was the first news site in Africa, shadowed Nelson Mandela when he was president, and covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The Voice of the LearnerDescription
Time: – Room: Charlottenburg II
The Voice of the Learner
Let’s use technologies to connect learners and give them a voice and the confidence of critical thinkers, empowered and capable to organise their learning. The panel in this session will share how to make this a reality with the support of different stakeholders, whilst taking into consideration the role of the educator coping with demands, changes and challenges.