“Learning for Open Innovation” …. Transformation and Change for Future Learning 5 – 7 September, Granada, Spain

Hoy traemos a este espacio al 
the EFQUEL Innovation Forum !
Since its early days, the EFQUEL Innovation Forum has been a highly interactive place for discussing future and innovative practices, research and policy developments in the various sectors of technology enhanced education and training. The 7th EFQUEL Innovation Forum, taking place from 5 to 7 September 2012 in Granada is a unique opportunity to meet other experts from Europe and other regions of the world.

Que nos presentan así:
“Learning for Open Innovation”
…. Transformation and Change for Future Learning
5 – 7 September, Granada, Spain
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.
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. Change in most education institutions has started too late and is executed too slowly to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Only open, disruptive innovation offers higher education institutions strategic choices to overcome long-standing and deeply-rooted orthodoxies and to make them fit for the future.
This conference will question why most educational institutions still educate tomorrow’s leaders, experts and workforce with yesterday’s tools. The contemporary education landscape is facing disruptive technological advancements and the promises of web 2.0 to foster a new mode of knowledge creation and collaborative learning among students around the world. We are always online, continuously updating and connecting to electronic information nodes in the globalised digital village of the web. A key issue to develop a balanced view on the topic from all perspectives: strategic, pedagogical, managerial as well as technological. We aim to bring in contributions from different domains and disciplines towards open innovation and thus quality.
However, the promises of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and e-learning have not effectively innovated universities. Little progress has been made and resources invested into ICT adoption are frequently spent without a clear definition of objectives and change strategies. The future of learning is taking place now – and yet educational activities are often stalled in a pedagogical model of transmitting knowledge rather than constructing solutions, following educational approaches which have been put into place centuries ago and still largely dominate teaching and learning in academia.


Tony Bates

The basic model of teaching in higher education needs to change, to meet the challenges of the 21st century and to fully exploit the potential of technology for teaching and learning, while still preserving the core values of higher education. Why change a model that has worked for 800 years? How to move innovation in teaching from the periphery to the centre? How to develop strategies for implementing innovation? What are the available scenarios for the future of teaching and learning in higher education?  Tony Bates shares his thoughts with you.
Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.
Read more about Tony Bates on his website: http://www.tonybates.ca/

Ana Garcia

Ana Garcia (Project manager at the European Network of Living Labs – ENoLL) deals with a wide range of Open Innovation and User Driven Innovation projects and innovation communities. She has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and an International Executive MBA. Ana has a strong industrial and technical background in the Telecommunications industry and has actively worked and collaborated in multiple national and international projects dealing with different areas such as R&D, design, implementation, innovation and technology strategy.
Ana on Slideshare about ENoLL: http://www.slideshare.net/openlivinglabs/enoll-in-projects-ana-garcia

Graham Attwell

Graham Attwell is an Associate Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick and a Gastwissenschaftler at the Insititut Technik und Bildung, University of Bremen.
Graham Attwell is specialised in research and development into pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning, He has done consultancies for OECD and UNESCO on open content development and consultancies for the European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP) on virtual communities and knowledge harvesting.  His recent work has focused on research and development of new applications and approaches to e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments and use of social software for learning and knowledge development.
Graham 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 as well as new models such as the various variants on the MOOC theme? There are already many models out there from OERu to the new EdX as well as P2PU and the MOOCs of Siemens/Downes/Cormier, not to forget the whole open badges debate. Will they really lead to a revolution in education or will they be gobbled up or made irrelevant by the traditional sector?
Visit Graham’s page on Pontydysgu.

Stephan Atsou

Stephan Atsou will bring experiences on combining learning and innovation from the corporate e-Learning sector.  Stephan Atsou started his career as a teacher and was a pioneer in online learning in Belgium. His passion for innovative learning solutions and expertise on the evolution of corporate e-learning earns him regular invitation as guest speaker to Pan-European Conferences. He is also co-author of “e-learning: a solution for your company” (Edipro, 2009).
Stephan Atsou joined CrossKnowledge in 2007, where he is in charge of operations for Continental Europe. CrossKnowledge is the European Leader in distance learning solutions and enables organisations to successfully evolve by developing each individual. It offers integrated solutions drawing on exclusive learning formats, amongst the most sought after content in the world and a range of accompanying services, according to a company’s needs.
Visit his profile on LinkedIn: http://be.linkedin.com/in/stephanatsou

EIF main conference

Thursday 6th of September

Plenary – keynote

Tony Bates (info)
Ana Garcia (info)


From Training to Social Learning
Evaluating Innovaton
Management of and strategies for Open Innovation
Evaluating Innovaton
Session 1
Paper presentation session and discussion
Session 4
Workshop on the upscaling and mainstreaming ICT innovation in E&T
OER Business models (organised by IPTS)
Session 7
Paper presentation session and discussion
Session 10
Paper presentation session and discussion (in Spanish)
Session 2
Simulation training in Healthcare: workshp and discussions
Session 5
OER Certification and assessment (paper and presentation session
Session 8
Paper presentation session and discussion
Session 11
Paper presentation session and discussion (in Spanish)
Session 3
Paper presentation session and discussion
Session 6
Crowd sourced credentials and rethinking educational assessment (Preetha Ram) Read the article
Session 9
OER internationalisation panel. Read the article.
Session 12
Existing European certification and benchmarking models or HE, capacity building and VET (in Spanish)
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