The aim of the event is to address the challenges that national and regional associations, as well as individual members of Community of Practice have in their professional practice, but also to discuss the challenges of ensuring the equity of Knowledge building activities in the Hub.
Join our experts Tim Coughlan, Fabio Nascimbeni, Ebba Ossiannilsson and Margarita Teresevičienė in this event moderated by Estela Daukšienė. They will be joined by NordFlexOn Country Representatives: Kaisa Honkionen, John Dalsgaro, Jørgen Grubbe, Solveig Jakobsdottir, Ebba Kobber and Eleonora Panto. Find more information in the official agenda of the event.
Join us next Monday June 19th at 12:00 (CET) on the Knowledge Building Channel of the European Digital Education Hub!
European Digital Education Hub
The European Digital Education Hub (EDEH) is an initiative of the European Commission, funded by the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) and operated by a consortium of eleven organisations, under a service contract with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
EDEN Digital Learning Europe Knowledge Building team is actively contributing to this Hub.
Monthly innovative events are organised to discover and debate which are the current and future challenges of the digital transformation of education.
Estela Daukšiené is a teacher trainer and educator in the Education academy and a Deputy Director at the Institute for Study Innovations in Vytautas Magnus University. She has received her PhD in Education in 2013 with the focus on virtual mobility, thus since then technology application in education is her main research topic. As a researcher in various national and international projects, Estela’s research areas also focus on innovations in education, open education resources, education for sustainable development, teacher digital competences, and recently micro-credentials. Educating the future and present teachers and applying technologies while teaching different age pupils require constantly testing different technologies and their value; thus equity and accessibility to use technologies and collaborate in digital communities is a concern for all educators.
Tim Coughlan is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. His research crosses the areas of Education and Human-Computer Interaction, particularly focused on the design and evaluation of systems that support inclusion, creativity, and openness in learning. Recently, he has been the principal investigator for the ADMINS project, which is developing a virtual assistant for people to declare disabilities and access relevant support, and the British Council funded Digital Decisions project, which is exploring key decisions made as higher education in Sub- Saharan Africa moves to make greater use of online and blended modes of study. He led the development of the microcredential Accessibility and Inclusive Learning and continue to chair the course. Chair of the Securing Greater Accessibility (SeGA) Coordination Group and play a role in steering some of the pan- university activities to make OU study accessible to all.
Fabio Nascimbeni works as Human Capital Development Expert at the European Training Foundation (ETF), where he mainly focuses on digitalisation and learning innovation activities. He is a Senior Fellow of the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) and a Fellow of the CEST centre of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and of the Nexa Centre of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. Fabio has been active in the field of learning innovation and digital education since 1998, collaborating with different universities and with international institutions such as the European Commission, the ILO and UNICEF. He has designed and coordinated more than 50 research and innovation projects across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Mediterranean and South East Asia. His main research interests are open education, learning innovation, digital literacy, digital inclusion.
Ebba Ossiannilsson is an independent consultant, expert, influencer and qualityauditor in the field of open, flexible online and distance learning (OFDL). Her areas of focus are quality, innovation, leadership, personalized learning, well-being; She is a professor at Victoria College, NZ, She works primarily at the strategic and policy levels, both nationally and internationally, and with major international organizations concerned with quality. She is committed to promoting and improving OFDL in the context of SDG4, the futures of education, and the new social contract for education. Ossiannilsson works with the European Commission, the Joint Research Center, UNESCO OER Dynamic Coalition, ITCILO, ISO and with ICoBC (International Council on Badges and Credentials). She is a member of the Board of ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education) and Chair of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee.
Margarita Teresevičiené is President of Lithuania Distance and eLearning Association. Expert of Latvian and Lithuanian study quality centers, member of Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning (LIEDM), Member of the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LSSA), Member of the Board of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Her research interests and competencias include adult learning, recognition of prior learning, technology enhanced learning. She supervised ten doctoral theses on adult learning and teaches in the study programmes of Andragogy. She has been trainer in variety in-service training programmes of adult educators. Has acted as expert in the field of adult education at the Ministry of Education and Science Republic of Lithuania; expert for Research Council of Lithuania.