Dear Learning Community,
Last week the openHPI team hosted the double conference EMOOCs / Learning at Scale 2021 - for the first time completely online. We look back on a variety of interesting keynotes, panels and presentations. Here is a short summary for all those who could not be there:
EMOOCs / L@S 2021 - Review
The pandemic has resulted in a boom across all digital learning platforms, as reported by representatives of the major MOOC platforms edX, FutureLearn, OpenWHO and Coursera. This was one of the defining themes discussed in a total of 6 tracks as well as additional workshops at EMOOCs 2021. Among the honored guests were Dr Georgi Dimitrov, Head of the Digital Education Unit at the EU Commission. In his keynote speech, Dr. Dimitrov spoke about the challenges and opportunities of using digital technologies in education and presented the Digital Education Action Plan.
Dr Gaya Gamhewage, Head of Learning and Capacity Building at the WHO Health Emergencies Program, explained how the OpenWHO knowledge platform supports the training of health workers worldwide and has therefore contributed to the containment of COVID-19.
Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, spoke about job opportunities of the future and the role institutions play in advancing digital skills.
The Learning at Scale conference gathered scholars from around the world in a total of five sessions to discuss empirical studies and relevant research on scaling and improving learning.
In two interactive poster sessions, participants were able to learn about the latest research on scaling e-learning.
The panels and presentations were recorded and will soon be made available free of charge to all in the EMOOCs / L@S course. If you are interested in the content of the conferences, feel free to enrol directly in the course!
New online course offered by eGov campus
With the module "Enterprise Architecture frameworks and concepts of the public sector" the third available learning offer of the eGov-Campus will start from July 1, 2021. In the course, Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer (University of Koblenz-Landau) will share knowledge and competencies for holistic system consideration and design as well as for the analysis and development of an IT architecture along various frameworks.
clean-IT Podcast: Paths to sustainable digitalization
The advancing digitalization has many benefits for society, but at the same time it brings with it a steadily growing consumption of energy and resources. In the new HPI Knowledge Podcast, HPI Institute Director Prof. Christoph Meinel discusses with Bitkom President Achim Berg how sustainable digitalization can succeed, and what new IT technologies can make this possible.
Listen in and subscribe to the Neuland podcast: https://podcast.hpi.de/
You can find more interesting contributions on the topic in the openHPI clean-IT Forum. Stakeholders from business and research are invited to present their ideas for more sustainability in IT and to exchange ideas with the professional community.
For now, we wish you a wonderful and hopefully relaxing summer! Stay healthy!
the openHPI team