Here, I will discuss topics, and current trends on open, online, flexible and technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT), including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational resourses (OER), Open Educational Practice (OEP, and Open Educational Culture (OEC). In addition I will discuss current trends and news related to quality, innovation, serendipity, rhizome learning, agility, and leadership.
This week is the annual Open Education Week, OEW2109. Open education encompasses resources, tools, and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. The week-long event spotlights amazing work from over a dozen categories including live, face-to-face events, webinars, projects, and resources. The Best-of-the-Best participate in Open Education Week.
EDEN Executive Committee meeting took place in Rome, Italy 21-22 February 2019, hosted by University Roma III. Besides the usual items on the agenda as, minutes from the last meeting, financing, next conferences, Fellowships etc. we dedicated time to work on strategic discussions for EDEN future! Each EC member had been asked to provide SWOT analyses in advance, and then we had a "Tour the Table", and a common SWOT was finally created. We planned to continue our good actions and we agreed and was excited about new initiatives. One of the other important items on the agenda was on How to deal with Brexit. It has been a long process prior to this meeting, at our online meetings during the year, especially since autumn and a special working group together with EDEN Secretariat had prepared different scenarios, and a process forward. It is a really complex problem for a European Association as ours, as we are depending Operational Grants from the European Commission.
EDEN Executive Committee; Elena Caldirola, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Antonella Poce, Josep M Duart, Andras Sucz, Airina Volungeviciene, Ulf-Daniel. Ehlers, Rebecca Galley, Mark Brown, Ferenc Tatrai, Sandra Kučina Softić och Lisa Marie Blaschke adn Diana Andone
The OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC) participated and hosted a Symposium on the mandate and work by the ICDE OER advocacy committee (Panel), at the ICDE LLLS2019 in Lillehammer, Norway. The Symposium was held 12 February 2019. see the slides here.
The theme for the ICDE and INN Lifelong Learning Summit 2019 #lifelonglearning2019 was Lifelong learning for lifelong employability. The conference which was held in Lillehammer, Norway 11-13 February 2019, gathered some 350 + delegates from 37 countries.
Background: The speed of digitalization is constantly challenging and affecting the ways we work. These challenges require new skills and competencies which again has led to an increasing focus on and demand for lifelong learning by society. While digitalization throws up new challenges, it is also the solution to address these. Through enabling accessibility and flexible delivery of new competency training, lifelong learning can be made available to all.
Presentations and highlights are available here, and more to come. The ICDE LLLS2019 Roadmap will soon be presented elaborated during the conference and in collaboration with the delegates. Prime Minister Erna Solberg; Norway was the keynote speaker. She stressed the importance of lifelong learning for all the urgent needs for transformation change especially higher education have to take related to their role as capacity building in societies and to be an even more active stakeholder in the 21stcentury related to their offers, services and mandate for lifelong learning for all. This has been argued before in several of my earlier Blog posts
Please note that this Blog post is in Swedish, but the video from IKEA is in eEnglish. Its about DIGITAL LEADERSHIP AT IKEA Please see below in this blog on other blogposts and articles I have written on the theme of digital leadership.
Using social media is a given, for both private individuals and companies. But for many, it is unclear why, in which media and with what objective. Communicating and marketing yourself on social media requires both strategy and engaging material.
In the Content Marketing Association’s new report “The Role Of Social In Content Marketing” Irja Howie from the EnVeritas Group stresses the importance of having a strategy for how one uses content marketing and social media. “There’s only one thing worse than not being on social media and that’s being inactive on social media,” she writes.
For companies, it’s a fact that can have costly consequences. The conclusion is that social media requires content marketing and a clear strategy. Which social media a company should use is an important yet difficult question. But it must be answered before you get started. Many parameters influence the choice of social media and none are really more important than the other. Here are the main basic questions, the questions are as usually like the Elephant childs best friends, Why, Where, What, How, and When.