The PLE Conference 2013 Berlin Un-keynotes

The (un) keynotes have now become the tradition of the PLE Conference. Following the aim of enhancing active participation, the (un) keynotes are meant as interactive sessions which seek to actively involve conference attendees. Each of our (un) keynotes will offer a slightly different perspective on Personal Learning Environments and each guarantees to attain a high level of interactions and audience engagement which was established with the first conference in Barcelona.

Berlin (un) keynote speakers

Rita Kop (@WelshCloggy) – Un-Keynote #01 – is Associate Dean of Education at (the fully online) Yorkville University, based in Fredericton in Canada.  Her research interests are networked learning, Personal Learning Environments, Learning analytics and Massive Open Online Courses, which she has researched extensively as researcher for the National Research Council of Canada over the past years. Rita teaches in Adult Education, is developing new programs in the Education Faculty and is currently engaged in research projects related to MOOCs; serendipity in networked learning; the learning design and development of e- and –Books.

Professor Dr. Michael Kerres (@mkerres) is professor of education at the university of Duisburg-Essen. His present research interests include learning innovations in education, instructional design of online learning and social learning enviornments. He is director of the university’s Learning Lab and head of the online master  programmes “Educational Media” and “Educational Leadership”.

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Helen Keegan (@heloukee) is a National Teaching Fellow (UK Higher Education Academy) and Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Salford, UK.  Her expertise lies in curriculum innovation through social and participatory media, with a particular focus on creativity and interdisciplinarity. She has been recognised by JISC as one of 10 institutional innovators in UK Higher Education, and is known for her work on digital cultures and identities, social technologies and the interplay between formal and informal learning; Helen works across sciences and media arts, developing partnerships and creative approaches to learning and collaboration. As a regular international speaker, recent engagements have included the New Media Consortium at MIT, BBC Global News and the European Distance Education Network.

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Professor Dr. Steven Warburton (@stevenwarburton) is the Head of Department of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Surrey, UK. He is  also a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education at the International Programmes, University of London and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s Learning Institute, King’s College London. He has worked on a range of nationally and European funded projects on the themes of  digital identity, social media, participatory platforms, virtual worlds and curriculum innovation. His latest work has been in the in the area  of social inclusion particularly supporting older persons and professionalization within the care worker sector. His research interests are focused on questions of identity in online learning, mobile learning, gamification, learning analytics and open learning design.

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