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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.

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New trends and innovations for 2019

Over the last year, educational innovators around the world have predicted trends and innovations in education and teaching and learning. The definitions of student success, personalized approaches, and wholly new models of school and educational organizations have also been re-defined. For many, the very real challenges of change management and discovering ways to promote scale with quality dominated 2018.

Looking ahead, Clayton Christiansen Institute (The director of education research Julie Freeland Fisher, 8 January 2019) is watching for five big ideas in 2019, Read more here

Another prospective report is the seventh report Innovative Pedagogy, produced by The Open University in collaboration with the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway, proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not had a profound influence on education in their current form. Read more here.

The themes for this year 2019 are:

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10 nya yrken i år 2019 – du inte hört talas om innan

Please note this blog is in Swedish

Tidningen CHEF presenterar nu listan över nya yrkestitlar som lanseras under 2019. De nämner 10 nya yrken i år  som du inte hört talas om innan. Är Du över 50 år och funderar på att byta jobb då kanske ”oldflucener” kan bli något för dig. Just t.ex. oldfluencer är en äldre person som via sociala medier kan påverka och inspirera en stor grupp människor. Det är Trygghetsrådet (TRR) som tillsammans med analysföretaget United Minds som med hjälp av experter, statistik och rapporter försökt bena ut jobbtrender som kommer slå under 2019. Och under arbetet har man hittat några nya yrkestitlar som man tror kommer bli heta.

Läs hela listan med nya yrken 2019

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eLearning Trends One Can’t Ignore in 2019

As 2019 approaches, it’s high time to see what’s on the horizon this time around. In discussion with the future of eLearning with leading industry experts, and now it is time to share the takeaways. Here are six trends that will impact digital learning in 2019. Read more here 

Trend #1. AR & VR are on the Rise

Trend #2. AI is Becoming a Normal Thing in eLearning

Trend #3. Courses are Being Replaced by Context

Trend #4. Content is Going Visual

Trend #5. Learning is Going (More) Mobile

Trend #6. The Industry is Looking Back to Its Roots

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Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era

My first "own" book is out. Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era was released online already in September 2018, but I git is a hard copy today, Wow, I am so excited about it and all the prominent authors who contributed to the success of the book.

Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era provides innovative insights into the issues and current trends on open, online, flexible education and technology-enabled learning. The content within this publication represents the work of open online learning, hybrid learning, and inclusiveness. It is designed for educational administrators, teachers, librarians, government officials, and graduate-level students seeking to cover on topics centered on educational technologies and equal access education. Read more here


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OEB18, Berlin, Germany 5-7 December 2018

The OEB18 took place in Berlin, Germany  5-7 December 2018. The theme this year was DIVERSE, COLLABORATE, TRANSFORM. OEB Global, incorporating Learning Technologies Germany brought participants to the forefront of learning and technology developments, giving new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning. The latest best practice from leading organizations was there, allowing participants to meet, discuss and network with policymakers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology and learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and many many more. The OEB18 had a unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors. In short 2,000+ international learning professionals from over 80 countries, brought together their expertise and experiences, about 100+ exhibitors, ranging from established global learning and technology market leaders to emerging EdTech start-ups, and some 100+ sessions in various formats: hands-on workshops, plenaries, interactive breakout sessions, discussions and debates, labs, demos and performances.

I had three sessions during OEB18.

1. The Impact of Innovative Learning Spaces (Workshop)

2. Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership Symposium and takeaways, lessons learned from the Open Education Leadership Summit, Paris 3-4 December 2018

3. Taking OER from Commitment to action

In short the presentations and linkes are given below

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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