12 June 2014 – Thursday Morning

  • Plenary Session 2
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Sessions D
  • Lunch

09:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session 2

Chair: Grainne Conole, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Keynote speeches:

Andre Richier, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Belgium

Filling the Gap: e-Skills for Jobs

Alan Tait, Director, International Development and Teacher Education, The Open University, United Kingdom

Interesting Work and Open Education

Fabrizio Cardinali, SVP Global Business Development, sedApta Group, LACE Project, Workplace Learning, Italy

Smarter Training for Smart Manufacturing Towards the 4th Industrial Revolution

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions D

Session D1
Methods and Implementation in Work Based Learning

Chair: Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal

Comparing Learners’ Perceptions and Expectations in Professional Training and Higher Education: The German Perspective

Thomas Richter, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany

In Search of Empirical Evidence for a Growth Path to Critical Reflection

Jean Claude Callens, VIVES, Belgium

Investigating Relationship between Self- and Co-Regulatory Learning Processes in a Workplace e-Learning System

Ebrahim Rahimi, Delft University of Technology, Sebastiaan Tampinongkol, Achmea Company, Mohammad Sedighi, Jan van den Berg, Wim Veen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Case Study of Implementing Work Based Learning in the IT Service Management Course

Katarina Pazur Anicic, Renata Mekovec, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Session D2
Innovation and E-learning Models, Management Processes in Learning Organisations

Chair: Giles Pepler, Sero Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom

The Importance of e-Learning in Transforming Organisational Strategies: A Case Study

Sandra Bras, Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre – RIPE NCC, The Netherlands, Antonio Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Is There a Correlation between ICT Integration Levels and Learning Organisation Maturity?

Pearse Murphy, Athlone Institute of Technology – AIT, Ireland

Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Management

Thomas Harald Schmuck, Peter Haber, Manfred Mayr, Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Rethinking Product Development Education Stream within an e-Learning Environment

Mario Storga, Dorian Marjanovic, Stanko Skec, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Poster Session D3

Moderator: Helga Dorner, Central European University, Hungary

The Construction and Management of the Distance Education Teaching Platform Supported by the Mobile Technology

Huilin Tang, Yuebo Li, Guizhou Radio & TV University, China

An Integrative Quality Assurance Framework for e-Learning Contents at the National Level in Korea

Yong Kim, Korea National Open University, Korea (Republic of South Korea)

Quality Assurance for Open e-Textbooks – Case of „Open AGH e-Textbooks” Project

Karolina Grodecka, Agnieszka Chrzaszcz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Collaborative Workplace: A Case Study of a Higher Education Institution

Maja Cukusic, Andrina Granic, Mario Jadric, University of Split, Croatia

Dream of and for Success – Positive Constructive Daydreaming as Integral Part of the MindWise Edu-Engagement Teaching and Learning Program at the University of South Africa

Ignatius Gous, University of South Africa, South Africa

Supporting Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid Using Mobile Education Services

Isabella Chinelato Sacramento, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Mauro de Freitas Rebelo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Sandra Regina Holanda Mariano, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Brazil

A Dynamics Learning System Based on Scaffolding Approach

Katsuhiko Aoki, Yuki Hirai, Keiichi Kaneko, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Agricultural Alliance for Competence and Skills based Training – The Act Approach

Christian M. Stracke, Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany

Synergy Session D4

Synergy Working Groups

Building on the foundations of the short presentations delivered in the "Synergy Fairground" sessions (on Wednesday the 11th of June), 4 thematic Working Groups will allow the promoters of the introduced projects as well as non-presenting members of the audience to discuss overlaps and synergies between the represented initiatives and develop new ideas for future collaboration (whether that is the organization of a joint event, reciprocal piloting/peer review, community sustainability or a new partnership for a future project).

This session will have the following two themes covered:

Workshop Session D5

How to Describe Study Programmes by Learning Outcomes – It’s not as Hard as it Was Before

Gottfried S. Csanyi, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Ana Dias, University of Minho, Rita Falcao de Berredo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, Carmen Royo, European Universities Continuing Education Network – EUCEN, Spain

According to Bologna principles, intended learning outcomes should play a significant role in the European HE system and help to build the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Some institutions already apply these principles and describe their courses, modules and programmes in terms of learning outcomes. The ECTS / European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (traditionally based on aspects of input) is not really helpful to push through learning outcomes (which define the output).

Some classification tools (like EQF, NQF, atlas of competences, ISCED classification of fields of education, Erasmus Subject Code, or learning outcomes database from VIRQUAL project), standardized terminologies (like the European Dictionary of Skills and Competences from DISCO project) and and guidelines to link learning outcomes to valid assessment methods in e-learning context might help to be more successful and efficient in translating traditional descriptions into Bologna oriented wording.

In this workshop the goal is to support those who are interested and willing to overcome technical hurdles and compensate lacking know-how for this rather new challenge.

Workshop Session D6

Arenas for Learning – Enhancing Student Interaction in Online Education

Linda Reneland-Forsman, Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden

With this workshop we aim to use contemporary and own research to engage workshop participants in a collaboration around the consequences of the role of social for knowledge-building (i.e. meaning-making, commitment, motivation and engagement) and for how we design learning contexts with digital media.

Dealing with “social” in a digital learning environment has proven more of a challenge than actually handling technology. Pitfalls are design issues of the social element such as taking communication for granted when interactive media is used and also acknowledging the role of social but separating social communication from knowledge building processes. Social communication holds a key-role for implementing expectations on interactivity and dialogical conditions for learning.

Workshop content confronts the importance of changing interfaces, variation in representations, low transactional distance and creating a community worth participating in but as an inventory and sharing of participants’ knowledge and experience of digital media solutions. 

Using the format of a learning cafe, both face-to-face and online, we aim to pool participants’ experience in this field and compile a list of experience, best practice and areas for development. We aim to record the workshop using Adobe Connect. The results of the session will be openly available on a common online workspace and further discussion and dissemination will be encouraged by starting a Facebook group.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch