OEB 2016

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Berlin (GER), August 2016 - 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.


Dynamic Development

145 Learning Sessions at Elliott Masie's Learning 2016

Saratoga Springs, NY (USA), August 2016 - Leaning in the workplace is changing, and sessions for learning leaders are being developed for Elliott Masie's Learning 2016 event, to be held in Orlando, Florida, 23-26 October. Over 1,500 corporate-learning leaders from around the world will participate in these sessions. Keynote speakers include Anderson Cooper (anchor of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°); U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly; Twitter CLO Melissa Daimler; actor George Takei, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, MIT's Sanjay Sarma, and other thought leaders.


Learning Professionals

Hangout Connects Global Learning Community

Plymouth (UK), August 2016 - A four-day online event on how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace brought together over 250 delegates and 25 learning experts. The Big Sponge Hangout, hosted by award-winning eLearning company Sponge UK, took place 18-21 July 2016.



MOOCs Are Dead! - Long Live MOOCs

Brussels (BE), August 2016 - "MOOCs Are Dead! – Long Live MOOCs" is the title of the presentation of Dr. Christian M. Stracke, researcher in open education and innovation at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands, at the 2016 edition of the annual European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) conference. Stracke advocates a shift of focus when discussing MOOCs. He also stresses the importance of a common Quality Reference Framework (QRF) to guide the design and development of MOOCs as well as other open online courses.



eXact learning solutions Reveal New Content-Model Skins

Fabrizio GiorginiGenoa (I), July 2016 - The global learning company eXact learning solutions has recently updated the "HM" content model associated with its learning-content-management system (LCMS). Now in its third version, the content model – known as "HM" – is intended to help users create engaging learning materials that are delivered online. The webinar is being held 27 July, 17.00 to 17.45 CET (16.00 – 16.45 BST, 11.00 – 11.45 EDT and 08.00 – 08.45 PDT). 


Education Conference

OEB 2016: 11 Sponsors already Confirmed

OEB 2015Berlin (GER), July 2016 - Momentum behind OEB 2016 is surpassing all preceding years, with eleven leading sponsors already signed up and more than double the number 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. 


At UOC in Barcelona

D-Transform: The First Leadership School

Barcelona (E), July 2016 - This first-of-its-kind event is aimed at heads and directors of European higher education institutions – presidents, rectors, vice presidents, deans of faculty and directors of units – who are interested in learning, sharing, and developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for correct decision making regarding the uses of digital technologies in eLearning, distance learning, MOOCs, and educational digital transformation in teaching and learning in the classroom and online. Digital libraries, digital natives, and academic resistance to ICT will be some of the main topics dealt with.



For Higher Education Professionals

Liverpool (UK), July 2016 - From 13–16 September, Europe’s largest international higher education conference and exhibition will take place in Liverpool, UK. Organised by the European Association for International Education (EAIE), the event will gather more than 5,000 international higher education professionals from over ninety countries. 


New Concepts for Education

Call for Papers for REV2017 Conference

REV 2016New York, NY (USA), July 2016 - The REV is the annual conference of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) together with the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). REV 2017 is the fourteenth in a series of annual events concerning the area of online engineering, cyber-physical systems, and the internet of things, including remote engineering and virtual instrumentation.



15th European Conference on eLearning

PraguePrague (CZ), July 2016 - The European Conference on eLearning was established fourteen years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece, and Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than forty countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners, and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of eLearning. 


Call for Contributions

Forging New Pathways of Research and Innovation

Oldenburg (GER), July 2016 - Building on its success of the research workshop in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce its ninth Research Workshop, organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany. All interested professionals are invited to discover the workshop themes and to take an active part by submitting their proposals. 


Innovations and Projects

EDULEARN in Barcelona from 4 to 6 July 2016

BarcelonaBarcelona (E), June 2016 - EDULEARN16, the eighth annual International Conference on education and new learning technologies will be held in Barcelona, 04-06 July. EDULEARN is one of Europe’s largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists, and professionals from the educational sector.


How to Be a Destination

Tips for a Successful Online Training Program

Madison, WI (USA), June 2016 - When the Schallert Group launched Destination University®, a program to help small towns, communities, and businesses learn how to be a destination, Jon Schallert traveled across the U.S. and Canada doing in-person training in over 500 downtowns, towns, and cities. Demand for this training became so popular his clients challenged him to develop an online program so they could have anytime, anywhere access to his knowledge and expertise. In reply, he gave a live Webinar on 21 June at 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.