Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes mag zich met recht en rede de grondlegger van de Connectivism MOOCs noemen, samen met George Siemens. In 2008 ontwikkelden Downes and Siemens een online, open course die nu bekendstaat als “landmark in the small but growing push toward ‘open teaching'” – wereldwijd beschouwd als de eerste Connectivist MOOC.

Stephen zal tijdens Learning Tech Day zijn visie geven op leren en technologie en hierbij stilstaan op hoe oa. MOOCs in jouw organisatie kunnen ingezet worden.

Dat het boeiend wordt, lijkt een zekerheid.

Topic: A Model of Personal Learning

In his talk, Stephen will look at the daily routine of a personal learner, filled with examples and demonstrations. Tagline during the whole talk will be Connectivism, the importance of a Personal Learning Network and the ARRFF model of learning activities (Aggregate Remodel Repurpose Feed Forward) . To top this off, he’ll also offer insights on some newer technologies and his personal thoughts on the future of learning.

Jamie Good

Jamie Good is zowaar de tweede Canadees op het programma, naast Stephen Downes. Jamie is een vernieuwer binnen leren en is vooral bezig met hoe texting apps en chatbots leren en ontwikkeling kunnen gaan ondersteunen.

In onze digitale wereld willen we leren overal en altijd ondersteunen. Jamie Good gaat met ons aan de slag, in een talk waarin neuroscience, habit-building & technologie erlkaar de hand reiken. Maak je dus klaar voor SMS, chatbots, video, elearning, apps & big data.

“Be the hero in your story without having to suffer all the battles and effort to get there.”

Topic title: L&D Heroes

As L&D professional, we should and could all be heroes! In this keynote, Jamie will focus on the 3 C’s:

  • change = constant, demands a willingness to give control to the learners, expectation to embrace new tech, chatbots, …
  • curation = curate plethora of amazing sources and rather than reinvent the wheel gather helpful learning roadmaps and focus on performance support
  • cognitive science = align design and experience with the brain and work with it, not against it and therefore consider cognitive overload, decision fatigue, retrieval opportunities and spaced learning

Nell Watson

Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends.

Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving as Associate Faculty at Singularity University and a member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

She has had an unusual career, including teaching post-grad Computer Science at the age of 24, and later co-founding a successful Graffiti arts company. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood.

Topic title: Magnanimous machines

Intelligent machines are beginning to understand the needs, drives, and even values of humanity, with huge opportunities for each of our lives and our global society. Robotic counsellors offer an opportunity for everyone to gain access to the critical resource that is talking therapies. This is quite an expensive treatment, and isn’t covered well by insurance. As we can now democratise access to talking therapies, we might enjoy a much more mentally healthy society as a result. How can we retain our humanity, whilst growing past our greatest weaknesses?