The joy of Learning. Enhancing Learning Experience Improving Learning Quality. Oslo. 2013

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2013 Annual Conference
University of Oslo, 12-15 June 2013

Conference Scope

E-learning, open and distance education have been increasingly important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. The challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. The human elements are moving to the forefront, employing creative methods and smart solutions. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential.
Standards and accountability have also been emphasized but personalization of learning, individual and collective motivation, enhancement of the learning experience, and an overall improvement of learning quality are gaining ever-increasing traction.
Learning is becoming more and more individualized and self-managed. Personalization helps foster motivation and engagement, and supports awareness and motivation. Personal learning environments and personalized assessment (including learning analytics) offer resources to monitor and assess the  process.
How can we do our best to make learning a thrilling experience for learners, including providing a sense of joy in the virtual classroom?
The question is an exciting one and discussion and debate will provide a range of innovative theories and approaches, and help to determine the tools necessary to achieve our goals. Should they be about the smart use of ICT tools, new methodologies for enhanced learning experience, content management systems, or about fascinating inter-disciplinary solutions supported by e.g. game based learning, immersive environments, multimedia, etc. The answers we will find may be dynamic and or even provoking.

Keynote Speakers

Sugata Mitra
Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Bernie Luskin
President for the Media Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, United States of America
Anne Kirah
Senior Design and Innovation Anthropologist, Steria, Norway

Representative of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Pierre Mairesse (invited)
Director, Commission Directorate-General Education and Culture, EU
Kristin Clemet (invited)
Former Minister of Education, Norway

Conference Themes

Engaging and challenging learners

  • Learners’ motivation
  • Learner needs and perceptions
  • Student satisfaction
  • Learning software ergonomy
  • Learning psychology
  • Learning as human function and the brain sciences

Students energised - Enhanced learning experience by participation and collaboration

  • Learning experience and collaborative-collective learning patterns
  • Learning-intensive, „learning-positive” physical and virtual spaces
  • Joy of learning in informal – non formal learning situations
  • The power and pleasure of sharing, fun of communicating in learning
  • Constructivist learning approach and the learning experience

The sense of ownership in learning

  • Learners in charge of their learning process
  • Learning as self-expression and the development of personality
  • Why should we learn? - Learning as social duty and as personal fulfilment

Joy, fun and ICTs

  • Adding joy to teaching and learning by ICTs
  • ICTs as resources for innovations to improve learning experience
  • Virtual reality, simulations, media rich solutions
  • Games for learning

Institutional and professional aspects

  • Individual and institutional leadership and the quality of learning
  • Quality of learning and human resource management, staff development, teacher training
  • Learning experience and quality as part of institutional competitiveness
  • Teachers’ competences for the improvement of the learning experience
  • Teachers as performers
  • Excellence and learning quality

Learning quality, assessment, evaluation

  • Measurement of learning effectiveness
  • Learning quality and the quality management in education
  • Learners’ involvement in the evaluation of the learning quality
  • Learning quality and experience for disadvantaged student groups
  • Development of learning quality in student populations of increasing heterogenity
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