It´s fall and time for itslearning’s annual user conferences! For the first time Fronter, itslearning (and Skoleintra in Denmark) will hold their user conferences together.
At the Norwegian conference, Fronter and itslearning users from all across the country filled the charming Radisson SAS hotel on the historic Bryggen waterfront in Bergen. For three days, attendees learned more about the two platforms and discussed current issues in pedagogy.
“I was curious about what will happen with Fronter and I have really been reassured and feel we have a tool that we can work with. That has been the most important thing for me. It has also been really nice to be around colleagues and hear dialects from all across Norway,” says Henrik Bastrup, high school teacher from Arendal.
This year’s conference featured a host of great speakers, among those Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning (photo below). Bergby talked about the importance of investing in the product and sharing knowledge across platforms to make each one as good as possible. He also described the work itslearning does to enhance the user experience of the platform and connect with learners on their mobile devices.
“One of the big challenges for teachers today is the fact that more and more activities are done on mobile platforms. We don’t just see this trend in Norway, but in a lot of other countries as well. Our biggest challenge as an organization then becomes migrating the pedagogical processes we are used to on the web, to phones. This is a challenge we have worked a lot with, and will continue to work with going forward,” Bergby told the attendees.
Another keynote speaker who received a lot of positive feedback at the conference was educational technology consultant Alan November. November champions smarter use of technology in education and encourages teachers to let their students to take control of their own learning.
Here’s a short excerpt of his presentation at the conference:
Meeting colleagues from all over Norway
An important part of the conference was the opportunity to socialize, share knowledge and collaborate with fellow platform users. Delegates also had the opportunity to join in afternoon activities which included a sprint to the top of one of the nearby mountains and a sightseeing tour around the city. Thanks to everyone who helped make this conference a success!