When:
September 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/Brussels Timezone
2021-09-20T13:00:00+02:00
2021-09-20T16:00:00+02:00
Where:
Online event

DEL4ALL – Emerging Technologies and best practices. Community consultation for re-shaping the Future European Research Agenda

On 20 September 2021, 13:00 – 16:00 CEST, DEL4ALL organises a virtual workshop at EC-TEL, the Sixteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning. Register now here.

DEL4ALL has the ambition to support the development of a workable pedagogically-responsive STRATEGY at the European Union level, while unleashing the power of DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION through the disruptive potential of emergent technologies. During the workshop, we aim to a) reflect on the community and its efforts to provide inclusive and personalized learning solutions in a forward-looking perspective and b) analyze the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing use of digital technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and new media.

To achieve these objectives, we engage experts from a multidisciplinary perspective to understand all the legal, organizational, and technological challenges that need to be addressed, especially those related to scaling such solutions. This analysis will form the basis for establishing guidelines for future research directions as well as policy recommendations that will enable an effective transition from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe.

Join our EC-TEL Workshop and help shaping the future of digital education in Europe!

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Part I – Setting the Scene 

13:00 – 13:05 Introduction DEL4ALL
Dr Giovanni Rimassa | DEL4ALL Project Coordinator

13:05 – 13:15 Keynote European Commission
Kinga Katona | Project Officer, DG CONNECT Unit G.2 Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education, European Commission

13:15 – 13:50 Open Community Discussion: Shaping the Future Research and Policy Agenda for Digital Learning

DEL4ALL is inviting attendees to actively engage in the experts’ discussion and to raise topics and issues future European work programmes on Digital Learning should address.

Experts:

  • Prof John Domingue | Open University
  • Dr Alex Grech | Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning
  • Prof Wolfgang Prinz | Fraunhofer FIT
  • Tommaso Dalla Vecchia | ImpactEd Tech, European Schoolnet
  • Kinga Katona | Project Officer, DG CONNECT Unit G.2 Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education, European Commission

Moderator: Dr Giovanni Rimassa | DEL4ALL Project Coordinator

13:50 – 14:00 Break

Part II – Best Practices for Digital Learning         

DEL4ALL aims to provide critical guidance and recommendations by analysing opportunities and challenges brought along by advanced technologies such as blockchains, AI, VR/AR, etc. The core ambition is to gather and help the DEL community understand the complex technological, organisational, and legal choices they will be facing as they progress with their activities.

14:00 – 14:05 Lightning Talk: Emerging Technologies in Education
Dr Joshua Ellul | Director, Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies

14:05 – 14:40 Interactive Discussion Session: 

  • Identifying best practices in the Post-COVID era – Connecting technology and pedagogy
    Dr Allan Third | Open University
  • Pitch Session on Best Practices for Digital Learning
    Alexander Streicher | Project Manager in Adaptive Interactive Learning Environments at Fraunhofer IOSB
    Celia Sokolowsky | Head of State Association of Adult Education Centers of North-Rhine Westphalia
  • Q&A Session

14:40 – 14:50 Conclusion & Wrap Up

14:50 – 15:00 Break

Part III – Community Consultation

15:00 – 16:00 Interactive Community Consultation Session