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Welcome to the WLS PRE-SUMMIT

Information to wls 2022 attendees

A welcome note

Oddgeir Tveiten

Kristiansand,. Norway, May 2022

Ready for a conceptual adventure? If you have arrived at this page, it means you have signed up and plan to engage in exploring ideas with old and new peers, on May 25th 2-5 PM CEST.

For those of you who have been here before; great to have you back! And for those who are new: Welcome!

This year the main Wold Learning Summit event will happen in the fall. It will be shaped in collaboration at the pre-summit meeting on May 25th, where we will discuss a number of themes and ideas. You will find those on the registration page for the pre-summit. You will also find the same suggested ten themes below here on this page. The aim is to discuss our way through them on May 25th, producing a joint understanding of a framework for a book. 

After the pre-summit, a “Call for papers” will go out internationally, based on our talks. And that will in turn shape the foundation for the WLS 2022 fall summit.

WLS has settled on an agreement with the Springer Publishing House to that end.

The first hour of the pre-summit will center on connecting with the 10-theme agenda. The  last two hours of the May 25th event will be a conversation.

Below you will find a 1-2-3 step guide to preparing for the May 25th event. With everyone spending a little time on this, the discussions at the event itself will be more meaningful.

 

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Reflections from a university president

A recap from last year´s summit:

If and when you have time/interest, please review the conversation in the video below. To frame last year´s summit, WLS chair Oddgeir Tveiten interviewed the President of the hosting institution, University of Agder, Sunniva Whittaker, on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. That conversation touches on many of the issues which we will be discussing also in 2022.

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Reflections from a MOOC pioneer and AI researcher

In a fast-changing world where today´s learning technology is tomorrow´s old news, institutions and organizations are required to adopt, integrate and innovate their approaches to education and learning. The challenge is pedagogical, sociological, political, economic, and cultural. Learning happens inside and outside of formal institutions.

In a media-rich world, learning happens everywhere and it is mediatized.

Here is what Google´s chief scientist Peter Norvig had to say when he keynoted our 2016 summit, in Kristiansand. If ytou do not have the time leading up to the pre-summit, that is not a problem: The video will stay exactly where it is, so you will be able to come back to it.

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What about you?

The most important aspect of WLS is the conversation. For the 2022 pre-summit, please find the ten themes below that were also outlined on the sign-up page. The text is the same. 

Please familiarize yourself with the themes in order to be ready to pitch in to the discussion. You can scroll down to review the texts and after we begin the discussion– also the comments. You can scroll sideways to see all the 10 themes.

You can also click the “full screen” button in the top right corner and that will take you to a more comfortable, page-wide view, from where it will be easier to post comments.

The May 25th discussion will happen in Zoom. Will also invite comments in the Zoom chat room. The entire event will be recorded and made available (to participants only). This way you can post comments in the zoom chat that will be part of the recording, and comments on the whiteboard below that will appear each in relation to the discussion theme for which it is intended.

The May 25th discussion plan

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