WORLD LEARNING SUMMIT 2021

After Corona: transforming higher education

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KEYNOTE THEME:

Global Higher Education after COVID-19: Pathways to innovations in the context of Open Education Resources

BACKGROUND:

Professor Ebba Ossiannilsson has 20+ years of national and international experience in the field of open education, advocating, lobbying and policy making. At national level Professor Ossiannilsson serves as VP both at the Swedish Association for Distance Learning (SADE) and Swedish Organization for e-Competence (REK) and she is affiliated to Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Sweden. From her various positions, she carries out consultancy, expert work and quality audits at many national universities. She was one of the leading voices in Sweden for working on and implementing MOOCs, a board member in national and international associations, an EDEN Fellow, an ICDE expert and associate of The Commonwealth of Learning.

KEYNOTE THEME:

Students´well-being in a post-Covid world: Reflections on Nordic Higher Education in an international context

BACKGROUND:

Professor Stephen Dobson was born in Zambia, grew up in England moved to Norway in the 80s, now Dean of the Faculty of Education, Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand). Dobson possesses deep knowledge and experience of education eco-systems across SE. Asia, Europe and Scandinavia. He has a Phd in refugee work and a second Phd in assessment. He is a Guest Professor in Lifelong Learning at Inland Norway University of Applied Science and holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of South Australia. Dobson has published on student assessment, youth studies, ethnicity, research methods and educational philosophy. He teaches courses on student assessment to undergraduates and post-graduates and has held many workshops for in-service teachers.

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