The ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2011 programme is now available online. Featuring over 80 parallel sessions and 350 speakers, this year’s programme centres on New Learning Cultures. Focusing on cutting-edge technologies and the latest policy developments, key questions in education and business will be addressed, including how can the delivery of education keep up with the pace of change? Do we need a new culture of learning? Are the old methods dead?
One of the keynote speakers is Ruth Martinez, E-Learning consultant and researcher in 3D Virtual Worlds. She is interviewed here:
Martinez, R. (2011) Virtual learning environments: an interview with Ruth Martínez Online Educa News Service, October 14
Another interesting presentation is about learner-directed learning. Thomas Köhler of the Institute for Vocational Education at Dresden University of Technology and Jens Drummer of the Saxony Education Institute have worked on a longitudinal study that looks at learner output in self-directed e-learning exercises. For more information, see:
Köhler, T. and Drummer, J. (2011) A learner-centred approach to Web 2.0 e-learning, Online Educa News Service, October 14
Where: Hotel Intercontinental, Budapester Str. 2, 10787 Berlin Germany Tel.: +49 (0)30 26 02-0
When: November 30-December 2