13 June 2014 – Friday

  • Parallel Session G
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Session H
  • Break
  • Closing Plenary Session
  • Farewell Coffee
  • Sightseeing

09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Session G

Session G1
E-learning Methods and Solutions for Skills and Employment

Chair: Anne Gaskell, St Edmund’s College Cambridge, United Kingdom

Business Games the Learning by Doing Tool for Business Management

Luis Toro Dupouy, Online Business School – OBS, Spain

Transition from Education to Employment: Creating Meaningful Multilingualism in the European Labour Market with Advanced ICT

Hedva Vital, Ha kibutzim College, Israel, Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

The Circumstances of Using Technological Applications Inside and Outside of the Faculty by Physician and Nurse Candidates

Baris Sezer, Hacettepe University, Nurettin Simsek, Ankara University, Turkey

Orbis Dictus – From Lexical Statistical Computation to Natural Language Processing and Self Customisation

Nader A.M. Harb, Francesco Agrusti, University Roma III, Italy

Session G2
Digital Learning and the Socio-Economic-Cultural Environment

Chair: Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University, Sweden

From Carer to Carerplus: The Translation of a Digital Competence Framework into a Blended Mobile Learning Programme for the Domiciliary Care Sector

Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King’s College London, United Kingdom, Lubomir Valenta, 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Austria

Supporting Students throughout University Career: The STAY IN Project

Gigliola Paviotti, Luca Girotti, Pier Giuseppe Rossi, Macerata University, Italy

The Agile Learner – Using New Technologies and Social Networks to Make Learning a Lifestyle, not an Event

Kathleen Deery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dennis Deery, Irish Rose Consulting, United States of America

Workshop Session G3

Linking Student Services and Digital Career Literacy

Ivana Rajic – Stojanovic, Danijel Dadovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The internet is transforming how individuals manage their career development. It is important that students, as future employees and employers, are educated to use the internet rationally and professionally, namely to elevate their digital career literacy. In this workshop participants will explore the skills students need to successfully develop and pursue their careers using the opportunities supported by the internet and new technologies. Enhanced digital career literacy offers different possibilities to proficient users: access to career information, opportunity to interact with employers, place to build and maintain professional network and manage professional reputation. Activities in this workshop will focus on strategies and aspects of digital career literacy in context of 7 C’s framework (changing, collecting, critiquing, connecting, communicating, creating and curating). Participants will also identify how these skills could be enhanced and/or developed for this specific target group.

Session G4
MOOCs and OERs: Practice and Accomplishment

Chair: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Widening Creation of Accessible Digital Educational Content: A Combined Blended Learning and Massive Open Online Approach

Antonio Garcia Cabot, Eva Garcia Lopez, University of Alcala, Spain, Markku Karhu, Helsinki Metropolia University, Finland, Antonio Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

A MOOC for Entrepreneurship Education, Adopting a Critical Technology. An Experience Carried out at the DHitech Technological District in Apulia (Italy)

Antonella Poce, University Roma III, Italy

Open Badges for Competence Recognition and Employment Application: Insight from the German Qualification Program “Credit Points” for Migrant Academics

Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany

cMOOC in e-learning design for VET teachers: mapping professional competences online

Agnieszka Chrzaszcz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland, Branka Vuk, Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet, Croatia

Synergy Session G5

Synergy Working Group

The Synergy Working Group 1-TT (Digiskills): "Inspiring teaching practices and competence development for ubiquitous learning" will continue its collaborative work in an organised and moderated fashion while the other 3 Working Groups (2-Care, 3-VET and 4-Bsn) and/or other smaller partnerships that have been formed during the previous days will be provided with the space and facilities to carry on their consultations informally.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Session H

Workshop Session H1

Learning Analytics for Measuring and Delivering Impact in School Education

Lampros Stergioulas, Munir Abbasi, Masoud Fakhini, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Learning Analytics promises a huge opportunity for teachers and decision/policy makers to explore new tools and techniques to use data effectively, to bring real changes in teaching and learning, and to transform the accountability, efficiency, and relevance of school education. Nowadays some analytics tools are ubiquitous in schools providing teachers with charts, graphs, and other data representations that help them see how their students are performing and how students interact with one another in web-based learning environments to help the teacher determine how to engage their students online. Emerging tools and technologies for learning analytics aim to capture a significant amounts of “learning resource usage” data from socially  powered platforms  to enable  teachers to measure and analyse a number of relevant variables, such as time spent on a resource, frequency of posting, and number of logins, and other variables which determine performance etc. This empowers teachers to assess progress and focus on individual students, including progress summary, daily activity report, class goals report, progress report, student activity report, etc.  Teachers can also be supported in how to personalise learning for students in need for more help in specific areas. New visualisation tools and processes can play a significant role in improving administration/management, research, teaching and learning, and resource provision in school education. Analytics may enable schools to measure their operational performance, and improve the effectiveness of operations, including learning and teaching processes, learners’ assessment processes, admission management and drop-out prevention, and resource management.

Some of the challenges in School Analytics, which will be discussed in this workshop, like: Integrating social and community analytics for learning in the school, Data analytics of social media, networks, social innovation and creativity, Impact assessment of learning interventions in the school, Impact of learning technologies, Personalised learning, Data compatibility and integration, Integrity and completeness, Usability, privacy and interoperability issues.

Demonstration Session H2

Chair: Denes Zarka, EDEN, UK

“From Heart to Heart” or How e-Learning Helps Integrate Different Worlds

Danuta Starikova, The Moscow Institute of Open Education, Russian Federation

Pathway: A Tool for Supporting and Facilitating International Internships At-a-distance

Wim Van Petegem, Mariet Vriens, Roman Verraest, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

EMPORT – Improve employability and enhance European competitiveness through the acquisition of language and cultural competences in Portuguese

Amador Ordonez, Dirección Xeral de Educación, Formación Profesional e Innovación Educativa, Spain, Rui Azevedo, Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Portugal

E-Learning, Operation and Monitoring of Electronic Messaging, Proposal for Demonstration

Eva Sigrid Braaten, Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, Norway

Workshop Session H3

Distance Education in Brazil: Context, Trends and Potential

Alexandre F. Barbosa, Centro de Estudos sobre as Tecnologias da Informaçao e da Comunicaçao – Núcleo de Informaçao e Comunicaçao do .br (CTIC/NIC.br),
Carlos Alberto Vogt, Universidade Virtual do Estado de Sao Paulo (UNIVESP),
Celso José da Costa, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF),
Isabella Sacramento, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF/Oportunidad),
Maria Renata da Cruz Duran, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL),
Tel Amiel, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Currently, Brazil has approximately 6 million of students enrolled in distance learning courses. Mature and growing, this professional market looks for constant improvement, and internationalization has been one of the most fruitful paths. The workshop aims a brief presentation of the main efforts in this area, and a discussion about the potential and the trends is a good way to reassure reciprocal innovations in the sector. It will include the history and trends of the Internet domain in Brazil, focusing on the education research sector and the potentials and barriers for the development of distance learning in the country, technology transfer in the education sector, an overview of the UAB and CEDERJ in Brazil, the potential of multinational higher-education projects as example of academic internationalization and cooperation. Videos about public policies in the area of distance education in Brazil will be presented.

Workshop Session H4

Building Cultural (Self-) Awareness in Teaching/Learning Practices in Online International Programmes

Annamaria Szilagyi, Laureate Online Education B.V., The Netherlands

This session analyses student/teacher roles across cultures as perceived by Nigerian and Saudi Arabian students and thus, enables participants to develop culturally sensitive teaching practices. The presenter analyses student and teacher roles within Nigerian and Saudi Arabian educational cultures, compares Western, Nigerian and Saudi Arabian learning and teaching models, demonstrates learning strategies based on Nigerian and Saudi Arabian students’ perceptions and provides tips on how to implement cultural awareness in teaching practices in online international postgraduate and multicultural classrooms. The presenter intends to engage the audience in various interactive activities and discussion topics to promote cultural self-awareness when dealing with international students in online programmes.

12:30 – 12:45 Break

12:45 – 14:15 Closing Plenary Session

Chair: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Keynote speeches:

Jim Devine, DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland

Challenging the Paradox of Progress: Agile Responses to Ireland’s Jobs Crisis

Terry Anderson, Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, Canada and
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Professor of Educational Technology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Online Distance Education – Towards a Research Agenda

14:15 – 15:00 Farewell Coffee

15:30 – 17:30 Sightseeing

The guided walk tour will start from the city centre, at the Ban Jelacic Square.