“The Landscape of Digital Learning in 2021” online event by Metropolitan College
Following the latest updates in technology and digital transformation changes which affect the way people connect and deal with everyday issues, Metropolitan College hosts the “The Landscape of Digital Learning on 2021” online event. This is a Digital Learning committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee of Metropolitan College initiative.
The event will take place online (via Microsoft Teams), on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 (18:00-21:00) and will host honour to host a prestigious panel of speakers consisted of professionals and university professors, who will share their expertise and know-how.
o Manolis Mavrikis, University College London (UCL), UK, Professor
o Elisaveta Noykovska, Microsoft CEE HQ I Industry Executive Higher Education
o Ploutarchos Rigas, Microsoft | Industry Sector Lead in Education | Greece, Cyprus & Malta
o Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, University of Leeds, UK, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education
o Christothea Herodotou, Open University, UK, Senior Lecturer
Antonis Mouhtaropoulos, Dean of Digital Learning & EdTech in Metropolitan College and Triant Flouris (PhD), Vice Principal, Metropolitan College Academic Affairs will participate in the online meeting as moderators of the discussion.
The online event is open to students, educators and academics who are interested in recent Digital Education prospects and challenges. For you participation, it is requested to fill the form below.
Speakers will present their point of view and latest trends on the following scientific fields and topics:
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Learning Analytics in Education: potential and pitfalls.
Abstract: Drawing on examples from academic research in the fields of artificial intelligence in education (AIED) and learning analytics (LA), this talk will cut through the current hype and make a case for carefully designed systems that take into account the role of teachers, students and parents in education. Building on growing concerns about the role of AI in society, and big data and big companies entering education, I will offer possible responses challenging us all, as designers, developers and educators, to seize the opportunities afforded by the emerging technological context to carefully consider our design choices and bring humans in the loop.
Short bio: Manolis Mavrikis is Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Analytics in Education at UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London. He holds an MSc with Distinction and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. His research interests and experience are in employing learning analytics to help teachers, schools and other educators develop an awareness and understanding of the processes involved in learning, and on designing evidence-based intelligent technologies that provide direct feedback to learners. He is currently Director of the MA in Education and Technology and one of the editors for the British Journal of Educational Technology.
2.Elisaveta Noykovska & Ploutarchos Rigas
Topic: Digital Transformation in Higher Education and the options for Digital Skilling & Students programs from Microsoft.
3. Antonio Martínez-Arboleda
Topic: Between Technophobia and “Technoeuphoria”: Finding the Radical Middle Way in Higher Education.
Short Bio: Antonio Martínez-Arboleda is Academic Lead for Open Educational Practice at the University of Leeds and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. He has led national projects on Open Educational Resources and specialises in Audio-visual Student Feedback, Critical Digital Pedagogy and Podcasting. Although he is based on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, where he is a Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish, Antonio’s teaching portfolio in his School and across the University of Leeds is quite varied. He is also a poet and, as a cultural activist, he directs the international website on translation “La Crátera de Ártemis” and runs digital and hybrid poetry events, including Transforming with Poetry Leeds.
4. Christothea Herodotou
Topic: Towards a model of sustainable education: learning analytics, assessment, practical science.
Short bio: Dr Christothea Herodotou is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Open University, UK. She has extensive expertise in the evidence-based design and evaluation of technologies for learning (online platforms, mobile applications, digital games) through innovative research methodologies including learning analytics. She holds funding from the National Science Foundation,Wellcome Trust, and ESRC to improve the design of online citizen science platforms and make science learning more accessible and productive to young people. She is the academic lead of nQuire – a citizen science platform developed in partnership with the BBC that aims to engage the public in all the stages of scientific research. She holds funding from the Mental Health foundation to use community-led research methodologies to support young people’s mental health. She is leading the use and adoption of predictive learning analytics at the Open University, through the award winning OUAnalyse. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She received her Ph.D. degree in Digital Games and Psychology from the University College London (UCL).
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