We are sorry to hear that professor Ola Erstad has had to pull out of the program, due to unforeseen commitments as department head at the University of Oslo – we know he has tried to combine. We are also extremely pleased to note that Anjum Malik is taking on the role as commentator and Q&A host for Cathy Casserly´s keynote — the role planned for professor Erstad. Anjum Malik has an impressive international project history and will contextualize the Q&A within that global framework. She will bring in several international observers via Skype, to take part in the Q&A. Based on last year´s experience, you are all in for a treat.
Dear summit participants:
As the summit now is approaching, we ask you to keep coming back often in order to check the program. All the slots are now filled. The plenary program is set. The academic track is set. We will be adding names to the two other workshop track panels up until the day before we start. We can promise you a very intriguing mix of themes and people in all the workshop tracks.
Details on workshop locations will be coming out on the website and this will also be included in the final program version. Details on the various papers and presentations will be added, as well.
The plenary program for June 7th will not change much, but we have moved around several of the roundtables lately to accommodate for travel arrangements and other requests by plenary panel speakers.
The keynotes will be part of the Summit proceedings, as will the main body of accepted papers. The June 7th program will be streamed on this website. And please not we have our Twitter and Facebook pages up. The final program will be up here on the website ahead of the conference, and it will also be made available on paper at the registration desk when signing in.
Please not that the morning of June 8th has been modified to include One Full Hour of plenary kick-off presentation, by three speakers, speaking about 20 minutes each: Jane-Frances Agbu, Marques Andersen, and Eilif Trondsen. There will be a short Q&A for all three combined, before we head into the workshops.
Join us for World Learning Summit, June 2017?
Our list of attendees is growing – by now we are more countries represented than last year.
Great speakers, great workshops. But we have room for more. WHAT DE DO NOT HAVE IS MANY MORE HOTEL ROOMS SO PLEASE BOOKS YOURS -- RIGHT NOW. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE HOTEL SPACE VERY MUCH LONGER.
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.”