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.
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.
Happy New Year from the WLS Team!
On the summit blog you will now find updated information on the featured keynote speakers for the 2016 Summit. As we move into the new year, we will continue to add speakers, as well as updated information on the program as it develops.
The workshop on corporate learning promises to be an engaging one, one of the reasons being Karl Mehta’s presence there. Karl was key to our 2015 summit at Stanford, a co-collaboration between his company EdCast, the Stanford H-Star Institute and our Future Learning Lab network of dedicated friends from the University of Agder in Norway and beyond.
You can read more about Karl here, and later we will be doing an interview on the website as well. [fblike]