WLS 2020 Digital speakers
Current president of the University of Agder, Sunniva will open the conference and take part in some of the webinar sessions. She is the former Dean of the Humanities and Pedagogy Faculty,
A former keynote speaker at World Learning Summit and now a member of the Future Learning Lab international network, Phil is adviser to several US universities and colleges on digital transformation.
A frequent speaker at past WLS events, Anjum will organize an international panel this year centering on how the Corona virus and lock-down has affected inclusieveness and diversity in higher education.
Execurtive Director Emeritus at Stanford University's H-Star Institute, Keith has been key to the Future Learning Lab team since 2014. Like in 2014, he will reflect on the future of MOOCs post-Covid-19
Associate professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, Aasmund is part of a university-wide project called "A Better Student Experience", where he heads a sub-program on digital transformation.
Dr. Pavel Zemliansky is an associate professor at OsloMet where he teaches and researches in the fields of academic and professional writing. He has 15 years of online teaching experience
Educational expert and leader with specialization in online, distance and flexible learning. Currently the Secretary General at ICDE - International Council for Open and Distance Education. Former Executive Director of Flexible Education Norway.
Entrepreneur and founder of Social Caiptal Forum. Works with educationand learning eco systems internationally. With a partiocular focus on Open Innovation.
Lourdes V. Andrade is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Engineering, Stanford University. Prior to this, she was the Associate Director of the Leland Scholars Program at the Office of the Vice Provost, centering on needs of under-resourced BA students.
Morten Rosenvinge heads the Media Center at UIA, a division within the IT-service department. As such, he is the technical host of WLS 2020 running from the Media Center. He joins WLS as panelist to reflect on how this particular university confronted COVID-19.
Maria Konow Lund
Dr. PhD Maria Konow-Lund, Associate Professor at Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, and Marie Curie Slodowska, Cardiff University. She has recently done several studies on journalism, innovation, entrepreneurship and more recently cross border collaboration.
Currently the Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement and an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Her first book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media came out with MIT Press in 2019.
Formerly the CEO of Creative Commons and VP for Education at EdCast, Cathy joined our network in 2015 and speaks this year on prospects for Open Access Education in a post-Corona era.
Founder and CEO of EFG Hermes Foundation, focused on integrated development programmes in Egypt to combat widespread diseases and support sustainable initiatives in human and economic development.
Phil is currently the VP of Inovation at Salesforce in San Francisco, with a long-standing interest in digital learning, Phil is a long-time friend of WLS and a returning speaker.
Vice Rector of Education at UiA. Professor in mathematics with long experience of working in the higher education industry. Focused on E-learning, qualitative research, project planning and management.
Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard University. He teaches the EC course Managing the Future of Work. Before joining HBS, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.
Signe Schack Noesgaard
+15 years in corporate HR. +10 years in academia within professional development. 8 years within IT and learning. Can we create educational technologies that change practices? Research interests include the usability and transferability of online learning to improve work practices.
Professor/Vice-Dean R&D, Faculty of Technology, Art & Design. Entrepreneur. Board member of the company Trifid. Senior consultant at Konsultia. https://trifid.no/ https://www.konsultia.se/
Co-Founder and CEO - Teach Millions, Founder and CEO - Educraftor, Co-Chair - Nordic Edtech Forum N8, Founding member and Advisor to the Board - Edtech Finland, Founder - HUB Turku coworking space, (former) Co-Founder Creatomus Solutions dynamic 3D-models for architecture.
Professor, Dr., independent expert, and researcher, in the fields of open, online, flexible, technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT) including e-learning, blended, and hybrid learning as well as MOOCs and OER, with a speciality on quality.
Professor of History at the University of Agder. Recent publications include. Games of History: Games and Gaming as Historical Sources, New York & London: Routledge 2020
A member of our team since 2011, Eilif has been to most of our meetings in Norway and tthe United States. Few know more about Nordic Education technology. 40 years in Silicon Valley comes to WLS 2020.
Biology professor at Yarmouk University (YU) in Jordan. Former Vice President at YU for Science Engagement at Royal Scientific Society-Jordan. Director of UNESCO Chair for Desert Studies at YU.
Dr. Kemi Jona is Assistant Vice Chancellor, Digital Innovation and Enterprise Learning at Northeastern University. He has worked at the forefront of the learning sciences and learning technologies fields for over 25 years. At Northeastern he leads digital innovation and enterprise learning partnerships for talent strategy, focused on creating new lifelong learning pathways for learners of all ages.
Satya Narayanan R. is an entrepreneur, teacher, founder and chairman of CL Educate, one of the few listed EdTech companies with presence in Asia, North America and Africa. He is a much sought-after advisor on policy and governance in education and entrepreneurship.
Abit Hoxha is a PhD student at Ludwid-Maximilians Universität in Munich, Gernany. He is a researcher at the Institute of Nordic and Media Studies at University of Agder in Norway. Prior to joining, LMU and UiA he worked for UNDP, UNFAO, World Bank, UNWomen and Civil Society in Kosovo.
Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Focus: Environmental Policy, Public and NonProfit Management •• Courses in Disaster Recovery and Prevention, Consulting, Policy Implementation •• Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow
Division Director in the governmental Kulturtanken - Arts for Young Audiences Norway, June has a background from heading up online learning at BI Norwegian Business School. A former school principal.
Recognized by the Obama-lead White House as being a Champion for Educational Change, seeking to empower a community of creatively confident leaders around the globe through next-generation technologies online courses, Hyperledger, Blockchain, Computer Science, Cognitive AR/VR Games, and a supportive Cloud network.
Vice Rector for research at Molde University College. Professor in information systems, doing research on virtual and augmented technology in active learning.
Associate professor at the UiA, where he coordinates an online MA program. Anthropologist & political analyst. Writes for Al Jazeera English. Founder/Chief Editor of Corona Times
Anne Berit Swanberg
Associate professor at the BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Leadership and organization behaviour. Since 2018 she has also been dean of teaching and learnig.
Donna is co-chair of Future Learning Lab, the network hosting the WLS events. CTO at EdPlus Arizona State University for the past few years, Donna engages in digital transition of higher education through a wide international network. A returning speaker at WLS since 2014.
Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Practera, an experiential education technology company. Wes believes every person can, and should, have the opportunity to succeed by improving their professional skills through real-world learning experiences.