ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013
19th International Conference on Technology-Supported Learning and Training
Learning on the move – “Avalanche” is heading for education

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 Call for Proposals now open

International experts are warning that an avalanche is heading towards traditional education. According to Sir Michael Barber, chief education strategist of ICT specialists Pearson, “an education revolution is coming” which offers “opportunities to transform outcomes for learners everywhere”.

Seizing the opportunities offered by the revolution in education will be vital in most economies, where there is a widening gap between students’ qualifications and the skills required by employers.

Learning technology expert Charles Jennings, founder of the 70:20:10 Forum and a member of the ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN steering committee claims that “old methods are failing to keep up with the speed and levels of innovation necessary in our digital world”. He believes that the pressure on companies to ensure that their workforce is creative will be enormous and that those firms that are incapable of innovation will go to the wall.

“Organisations will succeed when the speed of learning is greater than the speed of change they are facing, and will fail when learning innovation and impact fall behind”, he says. “Competitive advantage and excellence are to a large extent driven by the ability of any workforce to continuously learn and innovate.”

Technology will play a key role in this process of continuing change – as a tool for both inspiration and implementation.  According to ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN conference director Astrid Jaeger:

“Technology offers unparalleled opportunities for learners and teachers alike on an individual, local and global level. New technology can seem complicated and its use places demands on institutions, educators and organisations which are increasingly influenced by cost considerations and society 3.0’s demands. However, a failure to innovate could have calamitous consequences. Political leaders, educators and businesses need to plan ahead and start thinking seriously about how they will cope with the increasing demand for innovation.”

With a particular emphasis on how ‘Learning Moves’ – how it can be inspirational -, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 will focus on change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation. Now in its 19th year, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN’s rich history has seen the launch of pivotal partnerships, policy statements and new products before an increasingly international audience. The largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 will bring together over 400 speakers and more than 2000 participants from 4th to 6th December 2013 at Berlin’s Hotel InterContinental.

The Call for Proposals for ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 is now open until 3rd June, 2013. To find out more and to submit a proposal, please see http://www.online-educa.com/call-for-proposals.

Notes for Editors

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013
19th International Conference on Technology-Supported Learning and Training
December 4 – 6, 2013
Organisers: ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625 Berlin
Contact: Ms Rebecca Stromeyer, [email protected],

Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0, www.online-educa.com

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