Our third keynote for WLS 2019 announced: Cathy Casserly is familiar to many WLS attendees from several visits before. As we pride ourselves in our attempt to forge a community of returning speakers as well as summit attendees, Cathy is high on our list of speakers we want to see coming back. Her history of pioneering Open Courseware at MIT, as well as her work for both Creative Commons and after this also the online learning platform EdCast (where she was VP) is highly relevant to scholars, policy-makers, education managers and entrepreneurs alike. More information on her topic will be forthcoming. As a special opening for PhD students internationally who want to join our PhD Colloquium, Cathy will be part of this from beginnig until end.
Like WLS 2017, we will manage a PhD student colloquium in 2019. Our annual summits represent a unique chance to network with high-level international researchers as well as entrepreneurs and – at times – policy-makers, business leaders and education manageres. We pride ourselves in being able to open doors for PhD students at high levels, while at the same time offering a friendly and low-key atmosphere for the presentation of PhD papers at varying stages of completion.
Our PhD colloquium model is simple: We offer signed-on PhD students a chance to meet before the start of the summit to set up a four-day long interaction, and then join for the general summit program, before getting together to complete discussions in a forum after the summit that is only open to PhD students. In the process, students present papers much like at any other conference. They receive feed-back from high-level scholars. They are invited to publish their papers through the WLS official proceedings, where all completed PhD papers will be subject to double blind peer review by our highly capable corps of reviewers.
Upon completion, PhD students receive a World Learning Summit badge, as well as recommendation from the Future Learning Lab hosting research center that five (5) ECTS points be granted by their home hosting PhD program. World Learning Summit does not offer such points and neither does the hosting center Future Learning Lab. However, our program is high quality and our publications are indexed, providing students with all necessary documentation to seek ECTS accreditation for their completed papers.
Paper guidelines apply. Please confer the pertinent information and links.
Have your own stand at WLS 2019:
We have secured significant increase in the space available to us for WLS 2019, enabling a “market” style space for posters and stands. In the coming weeks we will work out a floor plan. This post is to announce the possibility of securing that sort of space, to demonstrate projects, summarize research, and generally invite networking at your stand. All stands and poster submissions need to be cleared with the organizers and will be documented by inclusion in the online version of the World Learning Summit Official Proceedings. WLS proceedings are ranked at Level 1, for all submissions that are blind-peered reviewed.
Anjum Malik to hold WLS 2019 workshop
A growing number of WLS attendees have not met Anjum before, but 2019 is a new chance to get to know her and connect. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Malik return to WLS. Founder of a number of companies in the US and elsewhere, Anjum Malik traces her commitments along a concern with diversity, inclusion, and open opportunities in education, entrepreneurship and innovation. Anjum runs a large network of globally connected women collaborating to gender-balance the workforce and open opportunities for migrants to consolidate and find a space for themselves to flourish and grow. Her home base is the city of Austin, in Texas. Her workshop will include a number of high-level speakers connecting online.
Entrepreneurship and research combined
Key updates of the WLS 2019 program forthcoming: We are extremely happy to announce this workshop on global learning entrepreneurship: Finnish company Educraftor will be hosting a session on their global intiatives and networking to forge new learning models and approaches, based on recent work in Singapore, Vietnam, Northern Europe and USA. The workshop will be run by founder and CEO Peter Fagerström, who joined up with us at the Future Leaening Lab for our Oslo Roundtable in 2018 and then at WLS 2018, in the fall.
We are equally happy to announce confirmation that Cathy Casserly will also be joining our PhD Colloquium team, in addition to keynoting in the open plenary of the summit. As of today, WLS 2019 offers a unique opportunity for PhD students to present and publish papers in a meriting Summit publication, with a WLS recommendation of 5 ECTS credits to be awarded by their home institution upon submission of request. WLS does not offer credits, but our PhD colloquium provides PhD students with a separate course workshop space where international speakers from the Summit will be brought in to listen, comment, and give advise.