• Global Virtual Experience
  • Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020

OEB20 Conference Programme

OEB20 Conference Programme

Please note that all sessions are set in Central European Time (CET), which is GMT+1.

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12.45
  1. Plenary
    15 min
    In 2020, The OEB Global Virtual Experience creates new ways to learn, be inspired, engage, share, collaborate, meet and network online.A unique conference programme fosters exchange on the most import ...
13.00
  1. Plenary
    30 min
    What do we want from learning? What do we expect from it in the future? And how can technology help us achieve it? We need to think about our ultimate objective, both individually and collectively.The ...
14.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    How can L&D move from an "order taker" business model to a "value creator business model?This interactive session explores five drivers for future-proofing L&D departments. Diagnose your current model ...
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    This session shares tips, based on best practice and research, for effective distance learning strategies, especially for faculty who are not experienced in online teaching. Tips for an effective dist ...
  3. Workshops
    180 min
    Are you looking to enhance your digital and pedagogical skills in order to take full advantage of EdTech? This workshop will offer you practical hands-on tools and methods for contemporary, student-ac ...
  4. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
    This year has forced a change in the method and delivery of our Command training, moving from traditional face-to-face only methods, we have redesigned our important Command programme to a more blende ...
  5. Presentations
    15 min
    Universities in Africa’s Higher Education Institutions see advances in technologies for learning as a way of facing unprecedented change: Large classes, more diverse students, demands from government ...
14.30
  1. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned: more details on this panel discussion facilitated by event sponsor D2L will follow shortly. How the pandemic has impacted the sector’s long-term strategic plans The lessons learnt as we mo ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
    In this session, we aim to promote a discussion about out of the box thinking and solutions for the issues faced by L&D professionals who are often operating under a tight budget, especially during th ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
15.30
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    We would argue a leader's real superpower is the power to always learn and grow. But we seem to focus mostly on learning tools (like learning platforms), sources of learning (like 702010) and learning ...
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    This session led by two "practical futurists" will help you see post-Covid Education 4.0 and the transformation of Higher Education in a systemic way.We need to ensure that the reconstruction of the H ...
  3. Knowledge Exchange Space
    60 min
    • Special Interest Group Meetings
    As the world's population is increasingly getter older, it is of interest to us all to realise and acknowledge the wisdom and ideas that older professionals bring to the table.In this meeting we inten ...
  4. Presentations
    15 min
16.00
  1. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    What are key considerations for education and workplace learning professionals when it comes to digital ethics? Our conversation brings together experts from these different sectors and will focus on ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
16.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    When discussing educational strategy and professional development for the classroom, often its the neuro-typical students that are at the forefront of leaders' minds. Students participating non-verbal ...
  2. Fireside Chats
    30 min
    Turn on your webcam and join OEB’s virtual fireside chats. You will be able to mix and mingle to (re)connect with old and new conference friends on a range of topics.
17.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    The successful shift to online education, like the shift to work from home suggests that after the pandemic going back to our pre-pandemic practice and ignoring the current lessons is crazy. We have a ...
09.30
  1. Plenary
    30 min
    This keynote will focus on the increasing global attention on micro-credentials, and give a snapshot of global developments as well as associated ‘hot issues’. Chief among these issues are: how we def ...
10.00
  1. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Global Snaphots
    OEB Global surveys the prospects for learning and technology around the world. Our panels of regional experts provide concentrated briefing and analysis on developments in eLearning in every part of t ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned: details will follow shortly.
10.30
  1. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    Many institutions want to move to a Blended Learning model, but an 'out of the box' solution is never a perfect fit. Therefore, leaders within an organisation need to design and deliver a usable model ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
11.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    Due to COVID-19, many universities have found themselves rapidly transitioning their teaching and learning to a fully online environment. However, this comes with many new challenges, technologically ...
12.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    Things have changed in L&D. Whereas once, the role of Learning and Development was to create and provide training courses to a regularschedule, it is now much wider, going well beyond the creation of ...
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    Stimulating students to think about development and career decisions and the practical and transferable, graduate level abilities over and above any specific discipline content can bring more meaning ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned: details will follow!
12.30
  1. Panels and Discussions
    30 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Digital Ecosystem for HE institutions and how to tackle the transition to digital with innovative, adaptive and personalised solutions driven by insights and mastering of outcomes. Full dissection of ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    The use of online educational platforms enables the serialization training processes of professionals from different areas, and accelerates the integration and access to technologies. a)teacher format ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    Integration and use of Digital technologies in schools is not a question anymore but it remains a difficult challenge. In this talk, we explore the case of SELFIE, a self-reflection tool which is desi ...
13.00
  1. Lunchtime Mindfulness
    30 min
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
14.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    Learn about the Data Detox Kit! The Data Detox Kit’s clear suggestions and concrete steps help people harness all aspects of their online lives, making more informed choices and changing their digital ...
15.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    Are you looking to substantially increase the adoption of online learning options in your organisation? Join this session that will explore three pillars; Alignment with business purposes, Learner aut ...
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    This year, many schools and their members faced completely new and unexpected challenges in their learning and interaction practices. The aim of this session is to broaden the scope of "the possible" ...
  3. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    Although MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are in essence standalone courses, they can be used for many more things than just a random online course. You can start using your existing MOOCs in new, c ...
  4. Knowledge Exchange Space
    60 min
    2020 has been an extraordinary year and the world of learning and education has been affected massively. You may have been reluctant to deliver your learning live online, but circumstances may have fo ...
  5. Presentations
    15 min
    With major companies around the world now announcing permanent work from home options, and greater trends towards students learning from home, the global shift towards remote working and learning is p ...
16.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    The digitalised global cyber domain and all the interdependencies between networked systems form an extremely complex ensemble. Cyber attacks or incidents against system may affect capricious effects ...
  2. Fireside Chats
    30 min
    Turn on your webcam and join OEB’s virtual fireside chats. You will be able to mix and mingle to (re)connect with old and new conference friends on a range of topics.
16.30
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned, details on this panel discussion facilitated by conference sponsor Coursera will follow shortly!
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    In this session, The Service Show will focus on what digital learning should look like in 2020 and beyond.We will present a digital toolbox that interdisciplinary deals with models and theory - with a ...
  3. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    How a 21st century skills taxonomy and a supporting microcredentialing framework can revolutionise how we learn Understand the role of learning outcomes within current qualifications Understand the li ...
  4. Workshops
    120 min
    Over the past two decades working with instructors at every level of education, the plainest objection to online learning has been that it is impossible to preserve classroom pedagogy—much less intima ...
  5. Presentations
    15 min
18.00
  1. Plenary
    30 min
    Covid-19 has disrupted education as never before in human history. As the world pivoted to technology almost overnight, it laid bare the glaring problems with our educational system. More than half th ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
09.00
  1. Workshops
    480 min
    Content This year marks the tenth, and the first all-virtual edition of the Speexx Exchange at OEB on December 2. Join 300+ top industry experts and thought leaders from more than 20 countries around ...
10.30
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    In this session we'll walk you through a model that encompasses a number of aspects on which learning can be personalised. You’ll get the opportunity to translate translate this info to your own situa ...
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    Climate change is not caused by ‘nature’, it is the unintended consequence of self-destructive human activity. The inability to learn fast and the slowness to embrace disruptive innovation is not norm ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned: details will follow!
11.00
  1. Knowledge Exchange Space
    60 min
    TBA
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    • Assessing Skill and Competence
    There are different ways to supervise online exams. The right solution depends on your specific requirements. Live and automated proctoring are the most well-known solutions, but there are also intere ...
11.30
  1. Panels and Discussions
    30 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Understanding what you are good at and then representing this to others can be a difficult process. Even more challenging is having an awareness of your skills gaps as part of your lifelong learning.  ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    TBA
12.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    30 min
    • EdTech Insights
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    If you are looking to build a comprehensive data case for your professional context then this session is not to be missed: you will gain a better understanding of the benefits of data cases; of (free) ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    We all know that whether students are able to learn does not only depend on what is happening in the classroom. As educators, it is invaluable to understand what is going on in students’ lives and in ...
12.30
  1. Panels and Discussions
    30 min
    • EdTech Insights
    In today’s environment, Learning and Development departments and higher education institutes are facing a challenge. Sudden business changes with COVID19, cost of travel and sustainability are factors ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    New educational concepts in the Anthropocene aim to sharpen perceptual processes in children and to encourage them to take on responsibility. In this context, education for sustainable development is ...
13.00
  1. Lunchtime Mindfulness
    30 min
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) is the largest public art school University in Europe integrating, within one institutional framework, college of architecture, media and design with college of mus ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
13.30
  1. Plenary
    30 min
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    The Finnish EXAM concept for digital assessment consists of the exam software (EXAM), customized workstations and network environment, camera-supervised exam rooms and the process to monitor the stude ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    The idea that the world of education should evolve with technology is not in itself new.In 1997, in the Journal of Research and Training, Prof. Larry Cuban titled: "Classroom versus computer. Winning ...
14.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    Based on his faculty experience, Professor Pedersen will elaborate on how to use quizzes to guide learning. Key topics include when are quizzes are appropriate, what to consider when phrasing both que ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    Introduction, challenges, and success factors of hybrid teaching Create a shared understanding Share set-ups & experiences Discuss challenges & success factors
14.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
    As a global L&D manager supporting more than 14,000 employees in 66 locations with a dispersed team of 7, 2020 has presented some interesting challenges for the L&D department to face the bullet and l ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
15.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    TBA Stay tuned - detail on this LT session will be announced shortly!
  2. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    On this Learning Café the participants will get new ideas on how to employ real-life development projects as part of HE online courses. They will also be able to exchange views and learn how to engage ...
  3. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    TBA
  4. Knowledge Exchange Space
    60 min
    Covid 19 brought significant disruption, delays, backlogs, and challenges for work-based 'placements', especially in health and social care courses. Peer Enhanced E-Placement (PEEP) provides a sustain ...
  5. Presentations
    15 min
    How might we craft an online experience for the first semester of university studies to prepare students for face-to-face project-based learning? In other words: how can we adapt the first semester—de ...
15.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
16.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
  2. Fireside Chats
    30 min
    Turn on your webcam and join OEB’s virtual fireside chats. You will be able to mix and mingle to (re)connect with old and new conference friends on a range of topics.
16.30
  1. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Global Snaphots
    A richly-varied geographical grouping of countries, Latin America has shown several highly-developed examples of virtual learning at different educational levels, as well as more slowly-developing cas ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    University Politehnica of Bucharest is offering engineering study programms on bachelor, master and PhD level. Although online support was permanently used in our education processes, total online, re ...
17.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    As an underlying determinant of the learning process stress is foreseen to be an essential constituent of students’ curricular accomplishments. The presentation focuses on the three interrelated aspec ...
08.00
  1. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Global Snaphots
    TBA OEB Global surveys the prospects for learning and technology around the world. Our panels of regional experts provide concentrated briefing and analysis on developments in eLearning in every part ...
10.30
  1. Presentations
    30 min
    • Tech Triggers
    The pen is one of the most intuitive tools: It’s easy to use and naturally interactive. For centuries, pens have been used to teach, express and understand complex thoughts, ideas, and concepts. But e ...
10.45
  1. Workshops
    390 min
    Could you design and prototype high-quality fully remote courses in one day? Yes, if- you get the right people there,know great well researched learning frameworksacquire a structured design methodolo ...
11.00
  1. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    A TeachMeet is an event for teachers to share ideas with other teachers about teaching and learning with digital tools. They can be a valuable continuing professional development arena to further deve ...
  2. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Global Snaphots
    OEB Global surveys the prospects for learning and technology around the world. Our panels of regional experts provide concentrated briefing and analysis on developments in eLearning in every part of t ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned!
11.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    • EdTech Insights
    Stay tuned: details will follow!
12.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    30 min
    • EdTech Insights
    The pandemic has increased our talent challenges and accelerated the need to deliver high value digital transformation projects. With complex requirements come complex skills needs for our employees w ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    Future Proofing Learning, Preparing for the Unpredictable - blended learning; using technology to teach students on site and online simultaneously New Transformational Learning Models Digital Strategy ...
12.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    This model has been created in 2015 and continues updating, based on evidence of its implementation in Ministries of Education (teaching training and students), companies (Lifelong Learning), and High ...
13.00
  1. Lunchtime Mindfulness
    30 min
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    With the availability of affordable high-quality recording hardware and video management platforms lecture recording becomes a popular service for students at a steadily increasing number of universit ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
13.30
  1. Plenary
    30 min
    Across the education sector, the last nine months have tested our resilience and innovative skills to levels few ever thought possible.The unexpected and unthinkables are far from over. The acute chal ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    The summer of 2020 could be seen as a turning point in national assessments for Year 11 and Year 13 students in the UK.  For the first time, external national testing has been stopped and students awa ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    AM is a technology whose character is highly digital, and therefore is the ideal educational platform for promoting digital skills in manufacturing education. Currently available educational modules a ...
14.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    This talk will provide the participants with a critical account/debate on the use of virtual laboratories and other virtual learning technologies in science education. This by giving an overview of ou ...
15.00
  1. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    During the session, we will explore in an interactive and engaging way how co-creation can enhance learning experience design. We will apply design tools from Butterfly Works method! - getting inspire ...
  2. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    TBA
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    We have learned that a sudden move to emergency online learning disadvantages certain types of students.Looking at the challenges with two different lenses, we will be discussing some strategies to re ...
15.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    What it takes for creative schools to move online? What practices that evolved during the crisis, we now could take into the classroom on daily basis? We discuss how 6 creative schools and more than10 ...
16.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    My presentation on ad hoc communication during the learning process reveals examples of how to create, drive, and evaluate ad hoc communication events. Formal communication during the learning process ...
  2. Fireside Chats
    30 min
    Turn on your webcam and join OEB’s virtual fireside chats. You will be able to mix and mingle to (re)connect with old and new conference friends on a range of topics.
16.30
  1. Learning Cafés
    60 min
    You will learn a bit Markdown, a simple text notation that is used for faster blogging and documentation (you can even apply it to format your WhatsApp messages), but now it can be used to create inte ...
  2. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Design and Delivery in the Online Learning Jungle
    TBA
  3. Presentations
    15 min
    Innovation is all about making. How do you start with that? Many study programs still hold on to reports and written words, whilst new technologies offer a lot more to companies and students - and are ...
17.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    • Workplace Learning
    This presentation explores the trajectory of learning theories through history, toward a convergence on ecological perspectives, driven by increased emphasis on systems theory and complexity. Principl ...
18.00
  1. Plenary
    30 min
    If one thing has become clear since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic it is that in the most dire situations, our imagination, our creativity, underpins our perseverance. Faculty, administrators, le ...
18.30
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    Today’s learning leaders have a unique opportunity to drive new levels of business value in a rapidly changing workplace. Are we ready to advantage of our opportunities to build a stronger future for ...
10.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that virtual learning is possible and can be done for all modules. The question arises whether the manner in which the lesson being delivered is effective and meaningfu ...
10.30
  1. Workshops
    120 min
    Would you like to start using avatar-based meetings in virtual reality environments for teaching and learning?Some advantages of teaching, learning and collaboration in VR rooms are that all students ...
  2. Presentations
    15 min
    With the global pandemic Higher Education Institutions have been called to move to online teaching and learning provisions rather rapidly. Some have done it in an organised way, some in a chaotic way. ...
11.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    In this interactive session you will experience "hands-on" how to design bottom-up instead of top-down curricula, with the help of design thinking.Though this session is open to all, we will focus on ...
  2. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is forcing educators around the world to adapt and innovate their practices. Policy makers face a key challenge in how to effectively prepare and support large numbers of ...
  3. Knowledge Exchange Space
    60 min
    The ession entitled: "Knowledge Networking and Engagement with United Nations Agencies" covers 3 main topics: 1. certification: advantages and challenges 2. power of games and live interviews 3. power ...
  4. Presentations
    15 min
    Just because you cannot travel to a university to give a lecture, does not mean you can’t be there ‘in person’. Students can still benefit from your expertise via two potential remote presence educati ...
12.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    In Spring 2020, schools in England were closed for 4 months. James' led his school's engagement with its community of 350 staff, 1000 students, their parents and wider community, and together learned ...
13.30
  1. Workshops
    120 min
    Would you like to start using avatar-based meetings in virtual reality environments for teaching and learning?Some advantages of teaching, learning and collaboration in VR rooms are that all students ...
14.00
  1. LT - Workplace Learning and Training
    60 min
    • Workplace Learning
    TBA Stay tuned - detail on this LT session will be announced shortly!
  2. Panels and Discussions
    60 min
    • Data and Learning: Who's in Control?
    Join us for a discussion on the UNESCO OER Recommendation and its implementation! Our panel will discuss key ongoing initiatives from the ICDE OER Francophone Africa working group and project and will ...
  3. Presentations
    15 min
14.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    How can we still make a conventional student trip meaningful and satisfactory when it requires an immediate change to 100% online? This presentation focuses on how we dealt with the change and success ...
15.00
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    With the presentation of research findings in the context of Onlife Learning Spaces, participants will discover that the concept of hybrid learning environments encompasses two innovation potentials w ...
15.30
  1. Presentations
    15 min
    The presentation will focus on the EPICA project which is aimed at using an ePortfolio to showcase graduating students' employability skills. As such, the project aimed to make employability skills mo ...