This year’s User Conference for Higher Education will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. We chose this year’s theme, Turning Words into Actions, to showcase a strong, practical focus on the learning platform and how we can help you become itslearning super users. Not to mention, we have some amazing educational experts and keynotes lined up for hands-on workshops & presentations.
Download the event app! Event code is: anvkonf2017
- Elite Hotel Marina Tower, Stockholm
Thursday, September 21, 9:00 – Friday, September 22, 14:00
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.Accommodation
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.
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!
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.
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.
Take a look at an excerpt of last year’s presentation from keynote speaker, Alan November:
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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