We are, on the contrary, very honored to announce the presence of Dr. Brian Magerko at our summit in June. Take a look at his website and projects; you will see why. We are extremely fortunate to have him visit. Dr. Magerko will give several talks during the conference. Here are some words about his research interest and portfolio:
“Dr. Brian Magerko is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and computational media scholar who studies creativity as a formal sociocognitive phenomenon and how it can influence and be expressed through computational media. The philosophy behind Magerko’s work is that an authentic combination of technical and artistic / creative research can yield results that are greater than the sum of their parts and characteristically different than if one field were privileged over the other. This research trajectory has yielded nearly $12 million in research funding, an online computer science learning environment (called EarSketch) that has over 85,000 individual users and has been adopted as part of the national high school computer science curricular guidelines for AP courses; a 2016 White House press release concerning how EarSketch (co-founded by Magerko) has influenced federal education policy as a cornerstone of contemporary CS education efforts; and tech/arts experiences that have been showcased at conferences, learning institutions, galleries, and museums around the world.”
We are very happy to be able to announce the presence of Mr. Joseph Press for two of our conference days. Josep Press will give a keynote address on June 8th, centering on challenges for leaders and leadership in an age of intensified globalization. What learning challenges emerge?
Posing questions such as there, World Learning Summit also signals a focus on learning and education outside and after school and college. Increasingly, learning is a life-long process with continued adaptation challenges also at work. Building and connecting collaborative visions is key to global leadership, co-creating stories and identities another.
Joseph Press is a global innovator and strategic advisor to the CEO at the Center for Creative Leadership, Zürich, Switzerland. He holds an MA and a Phd degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has formerly taught for three years there and is now a lecturer in the Program for design thinking at St. Gallen.
In addition to his keynote, Joseph Press will meet with an invited group to do a workshop on Creative Leadership as it applies to the concept of Smart Universities.
This is your last chance to submit your scientific paper to LINQ and WLS: The call is still open until 15th of April 2017. “Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from the extended deadline: Submit your paper and save your participation today!”, says Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands, LINQ chair and co-organizers of the summit. “We also emphasize the opportunity for PhD students to meet and engage with world thought leaders at the main summit and the PhD paper workshops”, says Oddgeir Tveiten from the University of Agder and WLS chair.
We are exited to now confirm that Cathy Casserly will be keytning at this year´s World Learning Summit, with a commentary session at the end hosted by Professor Ola Erstad from the University of Oslo. Erstad is currently the head of the UiO Department of Education.
Cathy Casserly is a former CEO of Creative C0mmons, This organization fits well with our theme for the 2017 World Learning Summit – Smart Universities and Cathy´s talk on Open Education: “With a network of staff, board, and affiliates around the world, Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice.”
Cathy Casserly is also a former Aspen Fellow and currently affiliated with The Institute for the Future, in California. She was also the main programming partner for our 2015 Summit at Stanford University: Future Learning 20/20. We are delighted to have Cathy back with us this year.