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.
Building Economic Bridges to the Future through Educational Outreach to At-Risk Youth
Here is the latest news on the WLS 2019 panel hosted by Ms. Anjum Malik,:
The panel will highlight the growing demand on students to add character traits and competencies that are uniquely experiential. Learning done outside the classroom is gaining increasing importance for future work. How will the global society and local communities support students to maintain access to an environment that can provide them with opportunities to gain these intrinsic skills when so many of them are constrained and facing unparalleled disruption in their lives
How can educational stakeholders respond to the growing number of youth and adults who are losing access to education both inside and outside the classroom. The hard and soft skill development synergies that are necessary to succeed in today’s workforce require an integrated education system that is not available to the millions who are marginalized and/or displaced.
The panelists will reaffirm the case for diversity and inclusion and share best practices.
Director Strategic Global Programs, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Vice President, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Former Minister of Education, Lebanon
Dr. Besma El Zein, NanoScientist and Dean of Scientific Research & Graduate Studies
at University of Business Technology, Jeddah, KSA
Dr. Sarah Tobin (TBC)
Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute, University of Bergen
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alhambra-US Chamber; Co-Founder & VP HOFT Institute, USA
Phil Long (Ph.D) is a Senior Scholar, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown University. He is a Faculty Affiliate, Arizona State University, and Honorary Professor, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. He is Founder and Principal of RHz Consulting LLC (Inquire-Listen-Design-
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 Mrs. 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.