Workshop and tracks details
We are pleased to see you join us for the 2017 World Learning Summit in Kristiansand, South Norway on June 7th - 9th. The Summit is our 7th annual conference meeting, here we will continue our mix of plenary sessions, break-out opportunities and workshops/panels organized in tracks. Below is our initial description of the tracks. Please continue to come back,m as more details will be added as we approach the event.
As submissions come in we will organize panels according to theme and, if necessary, on parallel time slots. Please come back for program updates, and join our blog.
Academic track &
This academic track consists of two parts:
The first offering is a set of panels for presentation of scientific publications nominated for the WLS LINQ 2017 Proceedings. This is a competitive arena where submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review by an international board of researchers in the field. These panels will be open to public audience participation.
The second offering is a series of panels on research project presentations, including publications in the works. These will concentrate on presentation of ongoing research projects and papers in progress, organized in a select number of panels, with presenters and discussants.
Confer the call for papers to see what themes we suggest.
Third, PhD students are invited to present their ongoing project publications. If sufficient interest, we will arrange to continue the PhD paper presentations in follow-up PhD summer colloquium on Friday June 10th.
Lifelong learning &
The track centers on challenges and opportunities in work life from the point of view of: Learning on demand. Discussions will relate to the changing work market, consequences of digital technologies, resulting automation and needs for adaptive organizational strategies and skills.
In part, these are practical issues. They are also strategic. We will share cases, experiences and thoughts on the role of learning in the future workplace, reflecting back also on for instance how innovative players—like Udacity, Coursera, and EdCast—are developing new platforms–bringing new approaches to content and innovative forms of credentialing.
And more: What, for instance, will new social media platforms like Facebook at Work, adopted by Telenor and DNB in Norway, mean for informal learning and collaborative work?
The sessions will provide a variety of insights from Nordic entrepreneurs and their journeys as well as other players in the Nordic EdTech ecosystems.
Nordic EdTech industry:
• Market opportunities and challenges—Nordics and beyond
• Perspectives on funding edtech ventures
• Emergent technologies and next-generation edtech
• Nordic edtech ecosystem: Where are we and what’s ahead?
We will also be discussing recent research findings about the emergent Nordic edtech industry, based on findings from the Nordic Edtech Network project, as well as work done by Edtech Sweden and other national edtech players.
One key goal is to help entrepreneurs understand the emerging dynamics—from both an opportunities and challenges perspective—of national, regional and global EdTech markets, including competitive realities.