About the strands in 2022

What can you expect during November? See below more details about the 4 strands this year. We will have one activity per week that will include a Master Class, some short presentations and an open discussion.

All the activities during the eucen ULLL Open Fora 2022 will start always at 15:15CET.

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1. Digital Learning – Using technology to access knowledge

Week 1: Thursday 03 November 2022
Moderator: Eva Cendon
Master Class: TBC
Master Class title: TBC

This first week of the eucen Open Fora 2021 will open discussion around digitalisation and the use of technology in education. How is technology influencing education and what are the latest developments in the sector of digital learning? Which role do Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledge Technology, Gamification, and other technological innovations play? How can we use these tools in real classrooms and how can they replace or complement more traditional learning approaches? If you have expertise in technology based learning, and can provide examples or models of new technologies applied to education, please consider submitting your abstract here.

2. Responsible learning – Connecting with the community

Week 2: Thursday 10 November 2022
Moderator: Balazs NEMETH
Master Class: TBC
Master Class title: TBC

Besides research and teaching, universities have a so-called “third mission” to engage with their communities, and address societal challenges, including rising unemployment, growing economic inequalities and climate change. How are our universities currently addressing these challenges? What can they do to provide their communities with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop in a sustainable manner, and what is the role of community-based research? How do universities themselves benefit from this community engagement and research, including through student placements or continuing professional development for university staff? We welcome contributions on these, and related topics as part of our eucen Open Fora.

3. Professional learning – ULLL as enabler of Talent Enhancement

Week 3: Thursday 17 November 2022
Moderator: Kevin Orr
Master Class: TBC
Master Class Title: TBC

In light of the constant labour market demands for different and better skills, ULLL plays a key role in delivering the required training. Universities provide technology-based teaching and learning approaches to support continuing education of individuals and to address skill requirements of the labour market. How are HE-VET institutions meeting this demand? Through which tools can ULLL help learners develop their full potential? How can learners’ new skills be made visible and be recognised? How can ULLL remain ahead of the labour market demand and offer programmes that remain relevant to the industry?

* The sessions on week 3 will be live-streamed from the eucen Autumn Seminar. You can join this session face-to-face (and attend the following day of work) in Barcelona registering here. There is a fee associated to the Autumn Seminar 2022 – you can consult rates here.

4. Inclusive Learning – Building a world where everyone is welcome

Week 4: Thursday 24 November 2022
Moderator: Timo Halttunen
Master Class: TBC
Master Class title: TBC

We will close the Open Fora 2022 talking about inclusion. The European Commission states that “making higher education systems inclusive and connected to society requires providing the right conditions for students of different backgrounds to succeed “. Opening up to diversity, and fostering humanistic and democratic values entails embedding them as key principles in institutional policies, and implementing them through concrete actions. What is your institution doing to become more inclusive and welcoming? Which steps are universities required to become a genuinely inclusive organisation? Which actions are universities undertaking to promote a democratic culture, humanistic values, and human rights? Let us know about the tools and processes that your institution has developed to make inclusive learning a reality.