Keynote Speakers

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

Interesting Work and Open Education

André Richier
European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

Filling the Gap: e-Skills for Jobs

Jeff Haywood
Vice-principal, Knowledge Management at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Digital Education & Lifelong Learning
The Open, the Digital and the Face-to-face
Prof. Haywood in interview with Alastair Creelman

Blaženka Divjak
Vice Rector for Students and Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia

E-learning and Employability Shift Focus on Learning (Again)

Terry Anderson
Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, Canada
Online Distance Education – Towards a Research Agenda
The Challenges of a Contemporary Educator
Prof. Anderson in interview with Steve Wheeler

Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Online Distance Education – Towards a Research Agenda
The Silver Lining of Research in ODE
Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter interview with Eva Suba

Jim Devine
DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland

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

Fabrizio Cardinali
SVP Global Business Development, sedApta Group, LACE Project, Workplace Learning, Italy
Smarter Training for Smart Manufacturing Towards the 4th Industrial Revolution
The Future of Europe Depends on Smart Investment in Contemporary Curricula and Workplace Training Innovation
Fabrizio Cardinali interview with Andras Szucs