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.
Program and speaker details on World Learning Summit is now coming into place. Please reserve the dates June 6th – June 10th. Pre-summit event on the evening of June 6th. Main event June 7th through June 9th. Post summit workshops on June 10th, for those interested.
As announced on the close of WLS 2016, Cathy Casserly will be joining us again for June 2017.
We are sorry to learn that Karl Mehta will not be able to join us for World Learning Summit 2016. At the latest notice, Karl Mehta is in Washington DC with the Indian PM who is on a state visit, flying back to California with the group to meet with Governor Jerry Brown.
We are also extremely happy to announce EdCast VP for Learning Networks, Catherine Casserley, in his place. Cathy worked hard to change her schedule – so this is really fresh news for us — and tremendously appreciated – especially for those of us who worked closely with her last year: Cathy was a key member of the programming team for the 2015 Future Learning 2020 summit, organised by the Future Learning Lab, EdCast and HStar Institute at Stanford University last May.
Please read more about Cathy below:
Catherine Casserley is a former CEO of Creative Commons. She is passionate about how openness and global knowledge sharing can promote learning. An early architect of the open educational resources (OER) field, she managed investments totalling more than $100M for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Cathy spearheaded work in the areas of transparency and technology as Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University
Early in her career Cathy was a teacher of mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica. She earned her Ph.D. in the Economics of Education from Stanford University and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College. Cathy is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy is also a part of 2015 National Educational Technology Plan Face-to-Face Technical Working Group Meeting.
We´re honored to have Dr. Martyn Farrows from Learnovate, Dublin, join our program for June 14th-16th. Check out Learnovate here.
Martyn brings over 15 years’ experience in learning technologies to the role of Centre Director at Learnovate. He has successfully delivered a wide variety of research and product development projects and has been engaged as an expert consultant to government agencies and departments on the use and deployment of technology-enhanced learning. Martyn has worked with a variety of web tech start-ups and businesses, from strategic and business planning through to fund-raising and operation.
He also has a strong background in EU research and innovation policy, having previously worked in Brussels for the European Commission. More recently, Martyn co-founded a network of web-based authoring tools and implemented a new digital content strategy for one of Ireland’s leading education publishers.
We are happy to announce Preofessor Paul Birevu Myinda as speaker at the World Learning Summit. Dr. Muyinda is a Senior Lecturer and Dean at the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning, Makerere University. He holds a PhD in Information System specializing in mobile and electronic learning. He also holds a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Statistics. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Muyinda has undertaken and continues to undertake courses that grow his professionalism in open, distance and e-learning/online learning. He has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (ICT) and Five Months Certificate in Online Facilitation all from the University of Cape Town, SA. Dr. Muyinda is an educational technologist, researcher and consultant. He has implemented a number of educational technology projects in Uganda and beyond. He has research interest in distance education; mobile, electronic, online and blended learning; ICT4E; social media for learning; open education resources (OER); ICT4D; educational information systems; mobile learning app development; and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).