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itslearning User Conference

September 21-22nd
2017 Stockholm, Sweden

Turning Words into Actions


Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s User Conference with special focus on Higher Education in Stockholm, Sweden. We chose this year’s theme, Turning Words into Actions, to showcase a strong, practical focus on the learning platform and help you become itslearning super users. We had some amazing educational experts and keynotes giving inspiring presentations and helpful, hands-on workshops. See below to download each presentation (more will be added as we receive them).


Blended Learning and How the Brain Learns &
Overview of the 26 Models of the APL Model
Ole Lauridsen, Center for Teaching and Learning, Aarhus University

Current & Future Product Updates
Steven Threadgold, Head of Product Management, itslearning

Cloud Integrations for Higher Education
Steven Threadgold, Head of Product Management, itslearning

3rd Party Integrations, Urkund and Kaltura, Present Their Capabitilites Within Higher Education

Managing Change — Involving All Stakeholders
Sarah Englund, itslearning

Practical Tips: Course Structure and Communication in itslearning
Philip Duffield, itslearning

  • Elite Hotel Marina Tower, Stockholm

    Thursday, September 21, 9:00 – Friday, September 22, 14:00

    Attendance fee:
    Early Bird: 3295 SEK (excluding VAT)
    Regular: 3695 SEK (excluding VAT)
    An invoice will be sent after the event to the address you register with.

    You are responsible for booking your own accommodation, either at our venue Elite Marina Tower or any other of Stockholm’s lovely hotels. Cost of accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Agenda: Thursday, September 21 (Day 1)

Agenda: Day 1
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Agenda: Friday, September 22 (Day 2)

Agenda: Day 2
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We will present on the newest updates to itslearning’s cloud integrations, assessment process and mobile app. There will be a strong “hands-on” focus this year with everything you need to know to maximise usage of your platform and take full opportunity of all of its functionality. This is your chance to become a super user.

Expert users and partners will be present to share their tips and ideas with you. We have invited Product Expert, Steven Threadgold, to join us from England for a thorough presentation of the latest developments in our cloud integrations.

We also invite you to join our keynote speakers, Communication and Culture Clash expert Collin Moon and Professor Ole Lauridsen from the Center for Education and Learning at Aarhus University for motivational and entertaining presentations (see full bios below).

On the first night, we’ll host a dinner with special entertainment and the annual user award ceremony!

This year’s Entertainment: Stand-up comedian, Hasse Brontén and live music from Royal Prospect.

Keynote Speakers

Colin Moon

My passion in life is anthropology. As a former teacher and an actor at heart, I am able to fulfil my mission — giving lively, inspirational presentations to audiences of all kinds — on the subject of cross-cultural business communication. Since becoming a business speaker, I have delivered over 2,000 presentations in Swedish and in English all over the world. I have also published several books. In 2012, I was awarded Speaker of the Year in Sweden.

In my presentations, I talk about cultural differences in business, multi-national teams, Swedish management culture, Swedish way of working in an international perspective, Nordic cooperation and business cultures, global business communication and cultures, cross-border team-work, and intercultural communication.

See Colin’s website

Ole Lauridsen

Associate Professor at Center for Teaching and Learning, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark. Coordinator of the English teaching programme for assistant professors and postdocs and for the teaching programme for PhD-students. Responsible for supervising teaching at the faculty and giving advice to many individual teachers on designing programmes and classes. Member of the Horizon Report Expert Board for the last 4 years.

In my keynote, I will take up the concept of blended learning, first, as the future way of designing teaching (in accordance with my work on the Horizon Report Expert Panel), second, as a way of teaching that in many respects can be directly aligned with the way the brain learns. For the last 8 years, the brain and learning has been the cornerstone of my research, and in 2016, I published a practice-oriented book on this topic (‘Hjernen og læring’, Akademisk Forlag). Based on the model I developed, the so called APL-model, I will show why blended learning corresponds to the way the adult brain learns, and I will give ideas and inspiration in how to design teaching programmes in correspondence with our knowledge of the brain’s learning processes.

My hope is that the participants will get ideas for their own practice and realize that considering the brain processes does not mean a total revolution — or a heavier workload — but that a certain way of thinking when planning and designing teaching can make a huge difference for the learning outcome.

2016 Highlight

Take a look at an excerpt of last year’s presentation from keynote speaker, Alan November:


Quotes from 2016...

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Photo of Arne Bergby, itslearning CEO
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  • Please be aware that the conference has been fully booked to capacity in previous years far in advance, so don’t forget to register today! We encourage you to use the hashtag for this year’s user conference in all of your social media: #itsAK2017

    Registration is binding and cannot be refunded. If you end up not being able to attend, you may, however, give your ticket to a colleague. Please contact us if this occurs so we can change the registrant name.

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