By : Linda Lehto -
EduCloud Alliance took part in the Next Generation By Design Symposium which was held in Barcelona in May 2019. The symposium was jointly organized by DXtera Institute, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the technology partners Strada Education Network, German Alliance for Education (Bündnis für Bildung), EduCloud Alliance and MindCet, in collaboration with “La Caixa” Foundation.
The symposium acts as a meeting place for innovators, influencers and leaders in the field of education. The event introduces a wide range of themes currently talked about among the education industry professionals. This year special emphasis was on AI and in the newest innovations in tech and different kinds of learning environments. International cooperation was a common theme among the panel discussions and as well as different countries’ approach on edtech standards and the related technology.
Dr. Joseph A. Planell (President of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) talking about the importance of cooperation of higher education institutions in Edtech.
Dr. Valtencir Mendes from Unesco talking about AI in education. He was stressing the huge investments made into AI in global perspective. We also need to keep in mind the ethical issues with AI.
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is developing a new intelligent tutoring system (LIS).
Director Teuvo Sankila from Otava Learning / Otava Publishing Company talking to edtech professionals about how technology can help students perform better.
This is how innovation ecosystem is changing according to Vice President Dr. Àngels Fitó Bertran from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Nudges in education by Peter Gillis (Trinity College, Dublin Ireland).
CEO Matt Gee from BrightHive talking about creating Student-Controlled Education Records.
21 Century Employment or Transversal Skills Not Taught But Most In Demand" by Chris Heron (CEO at Vivagogy).
The next NGBD Symposium will be in Barcelona, Spain, 26-28th May 2020.
For more information about the event visit: dxtera.org/solutions/next-generation-by-design/