World Learning Summit ´17 a Great Success!

Our annual Future Learning Lab event – World Learning Summit – brought together 150 attendees on June 7th this year for an full-day open dialog with three keynoters as well as a dozen panelists expanding on the keynotes on roundtable dialogs. The first keynote was given by Cathy Casserly, a former CEO of Creative Commons, an associate of Institute for the Future as well as a former consultant to a range of thought-leading companies. Cathy stepped in on short notice also last year, replacing Karl Mehta from the online learning company EdCast. Cathy is now a consultant for the National Science Foundation in the United States. The next two keynotes are long-time senior staff at UNESCO, with a focus on Open Education Resources: Sir John Daniel and Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic. Open Education Resources (OER) was the key theme on the first day of the summit for all three keynotes. You can read more about it here:

On the following two days, we had academic workshops with a wide range of project presentations and scientific publications presentations from our soon to come out WLS Scientific Proceedings. Here is the program.

We also ran a keynote particularly aimed at the debate concerning 21.Century Skills and the future challenge of matching work with education skills and competency needs. Keynote speaker was Dr. Joseph Press, who works with the Center for Creative Leadership in Zürich Switzerland. A stellar workshop that falls well in with the Future Learning Lab´s research agenda.

The scientific proceedings was a new feature of the summit this year. Another new feature was the implementation of student assistants in research. About ten students participated with making short videos. These were uploaded to our website. You can find them here: Twitter.

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