It’s that time of the year again...
World Learning Summit 2019
June 5 - 7
Kristiansand, South Norway
About WLS 2019
World Learning Summit 2019 is our ninth annual conference on learning, education and the impact of digital media on society. Not a pedagogy conference, nor a technology conference, WLS adresses the wider framework of knowledge production, flows, spaces and knowledge consumption in a world defined by online presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Join us in charting the future of learning, together with world class speakers and a community of returning speakers and attendees.
Equal access to Quality learning and education:
An online, Digital & globalized world
Technology in education is as old as education itself; what has changed over time is not the basics of education as much as the technologies being used. Learning is a key aspect of being human, but what sets our age apart from any other is the extension of media and communications technologies — now enabling “education at scale” as well as learning in a media-rich and self-defined eco system of available insight. An unprecedented wave of innovations has given us the internet, interactive media, a wealth of content, and also new media monopolies that give cause to familiar concerns with equality, as much as with quality of communications flows.
Across the world, education as a social institution is being challenged to re-shape the ways and contexts within which learners learn. Yet, education research paradigms and education institutions are surprisingly slow in meeting the challenges of the brave new world of education technologies – the ideals, ideologies, possibilities and pitfalls represent an open invitation to cross borders between scholarly disciplines, as well as the “the wall” between theory and practice. Join World Learning Summit to help tear down that wall, reshaping our understanding of quality and equality in an age of global learning possibilities – where what we do meets how and why we do it.
Who´s speaking at WLS 2019?
World Learning Summit 2019 Team
Professor of media studies at UiA. Professor of journalism studies at NLA University College. Founder, WLS and Future Learning Lab.
CTO at Arizona State University. Vice Chair of Future Learning Lab. Early MOOC pioneer, in her former job at University of Texas.
CEO of Sunsense, co-founder of World Learning Summit. Entrepreneur and long-time employee at UiA.
Former Executive Director of HStar Institute at Stanford University. Now in charge of the their Nordic and Baltic relations.
PhD from the University of Aarhus, CEO and founder of the learning company Adapto.
CEO and Founder of Open Innovation Lab of Norway, a partner with WLS.
Former CEO of Creative Commons, pioneered Open Courseware at MIT.
Associate professor of pedagogy at UiA, with specialization in computer assisted collaboration.
Save your spot
Register for WLS early! It will help us plan the event and the rebates are substantial.
Full event + VIP workshops
Tickets for the World Learning Summit + VIP workshops full sell with an early bird discount until April 1. Bulk discount rates apply. But tickets are selling out.
Full event standard
Tickets for the World Learning Summit full event standard include all three days, conference dinner and open workshops,
Full event w. promo code
Tickets for the World Learning Summit with promo code are cose to selling out, so contact us soon.
PhD students exclusive
PhD students entering our PhD Colloquium and presenting their papers for critical review at WLS, have a great deal until April 15th.
Tickets for the full World Learning Summit sell for €250 for researchers presenting a paper. Abstracts for full papers are due March 1st. Full papers due May 1.
Tickets for World Learning Summit event sell for €200 for entrepreneurs and start-ups with a presentation or a poster. Due date for submissions is April 1
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