EFQUEL (the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning) is holding a three day forum on ‘“Learning for Open Innovation”…. Transformation and Change for Future Learning.’ From the program:
How can we turn our traditional educational institutions into (r)evolutionary leading organisations? How can innovation be stimulated? The conference will observe and analyse how open innovation can be used to transform today’s educational institutions.
September 5-7, 2012
The University of Granada, Granada, Spain
- Stephan Atsou is a pioneer in online learning in Belgium and an expert on the evolution of corporate e-learning.
- Graham Attwell, a specialist in research and development into pedagogies for technology enhanced learning, will explore the grey zone between formal and informal learning and the challenges the formal sector faces in trying to incorporate “free-range” learning. Can higher education find ways of validating workplace learning and experience?
- Ana Garcia is Project manager at the European Network of Living Labs – ENoLL. She deals with a wide range of Open Innovation and User Driven Innovation projects and innovation communities.
- Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He will discuss future models for teaching and learning to meet the challenges of the 21st century which fully exploit the potential of technology, while still preserving the core values of higher education.
The conference is focusing on the following questions: How can we turn our traditional educational institutions into (r)evolutionary leading organisations? How can innovation be stimulated? It will observe and analyse how open innovation can be used to transform today’s educational institutions. Educational institutions have mostly taken an evolutionary approach to respond to the challenges of the modern world. But the incremental innovation of our educational institutions is not sufficient to cope with the ongoing fundamental transformation of societies.
Read more about the call and the topics to address on the Call for Papers page