Final Program


Day 1 - Monday, November 26
8:30 h Registration
9:30 h Opening Session

Imma Tubella, President, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain

Emma Kiselyova, Executive Director, UNESCO Chair in e-Learning, UOC, Spain

10:00 h
SESSION 1 - Chair: Brenda Gourley, Professor, Former Vice Chancellor and President, The Open University, UK

Manuel Castells, Professor and Director, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), UOC, Spain

Creative education for the Information Age: Mission Impossible?
11:00 h Coffee Break
11:20 h

12:20 h
SESSION 2 - Chair: Emma Kiselyova, Executive Director, UNESCO Chair in e-Learning, UOC

James Tooley, Professor of Education Policy and Director of the E. G. West Centre, Newcastle University, UK

Frugal Innovation in Education: The case of chains of low-cost private schools

Azra Naseem, Senior Instructor and Head for eLearning & Open Learning, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Changing Pedagogy Through Faculty Professional Development in Blended Learning
13:00 h Lunch
14:30 h

15:30 h
SESSION 3 - Chair: Ferran Ruiz Tarragó, President, Education Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

Kurt Fischer, Bigelow Professor of Education and Human Development; Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA

Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education

Montserrat del Pozo, Director, Col·legi Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
Monika Horch, Deputy Director, Col·legi Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

Transformations for sustainable innovation. Col·legi Montserrat
16:10 h Coffee Break
16:30 h
SESSION 4 - Chair: Raquel Xalabarder, Chair Professor of Intelectual Property; Adjunct Director at the Vicerectorate of Academic Affairs and Faculty, UOC

Paula Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Education (Art and Design & Technology), York St John University, UK

Cry Freedom: Autonomous Opportunities for Personalised Engagement
17:10 - 17:30 h Showcase:
SpeakApps: resources and applications for developing oral skills online

Presenter: Christine Appel, PhD, School of Languages, UOC, Spain
21:00 h Seminar Dinner at restaurant Alba Granados (See details)
Day 2 - Tuesday, November 27
9:00 h Registration
9:15 h

10:15 h
SESSION 5 - Chair: Marcelo Maina, Professor, eLearn Center, Psychology and Educational Sciences Department, UOC, Spain

Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair, Associate Dean and Professor of the College of Education at the University of Oregon, USA and Director of its Centre for Advanced Technology (CATE)

World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

Rosanna de Rosa, Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Federica Project, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

An open education model for teaching and learning: The Federica System
10:55 h Coffee Break & Group Photo
11:20 h

12:20 h

13:00 h
SESSION 6 - Chair: Albert Sangrà, Director, eLearn Center, UOC; Vice-president of EFQUEL

Peter J. Wells, Programme Specialist, Division for Teacher Development and Higher Education, UNESCO Paris, France

The Global Campus: higher learning on the move

Cathy Ellis, Researcher, Newcastle University, UK

Self-organised Learning in the context of Vocational Education and Training (VET) - a consequence of Moore´s Law?

Pedro Pernías, Professor, Department of Software and Computing Systems, University of Alicante; Member of the Technology Committee for UniMOOC, Spain
Tíscar Lara, Director of Communication, EOI; Member of the Technology Committee for UniMOOC, Spain

UniMOOC - Massive Open Online Course
13:40 h Conclusions & Wrap up
14:00 h End of the Seminar