Nordic Edge Expo

Save the dates for 2021

We are preparing for the KnowHow EdTech Conference 2021.

The conference will be streamed online and you can watch it for free!
Check out the program overview now!

Save the time and dates: 21 and 22 September, 12.00 – 14.00 CET.

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Elise By Olsen to speak at KnowHow EdTech 2021

Elise By Olsen to speak at KnowHow EdTech 2021

Elise By Olsen started her career when she created the youth culture magazine Recens Paper and is known as the world’s youngest editor-in-chief. At KnowHow EdTech she will talk about how she educated herself and ultimately had to drop out of school to pursue her career.

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Program overview – KnowHow EdTech 2021

Program overview – KnowHow EdTech 2021

Here it is! This is the schedule, the speakers and topics so far – please note that changes may occur. You can get free access to the live webcast by pre-registration (coming soon).

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KnowHow EdTech 2021: The digital revolution is over

KnowHow EdTech 2021: The digital revolution is over

The discussion about educational technology continues at the KnowHow EdTech conference for the sixth consecutive year. We will shed light on the most important issues in the field, share information about what the future holds, pose some pretty difficult questions – and most importantly: provide you with inspiration and effective tools.

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Elise By Olsen (b. 1999) started her career as editor-in-chief at the age of 13 with the youth culture magazine Recens Paper. She has received international recognition for having renewed traditional publishing and critical conversations in culture for a modern audience.

By Olsen is currently working as editor-in-chief of Wallet, a new publication dedicated to critical dialogues in the fashion and media industry. In 2020, she realized her ultimate dream project and founded the International Library of Fashion Research, a specialized fashion library with extensive programming.

For the past seven years, she has given lectures on future working life, media, innovation, fashion, trends, culture and topics related to Gen Z – such as marketing, retail and shopping experiences.

Elise By Olsen will contribute on Tuesday 21 September and talk about how she educated herself and discuss weather today’s schools are hinders or enablers for creativity and innovation.

Photo: Torbjørn Rødland

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Niels Floor is a pioneer in the field of learning experience design (LXD). He has dedicated his professional life to the application, development and promotion of LXD since 2007. As the creator of the Learning Experience Canvas, initiator of the LXD conferences LXDCON and founder of LXD.org, Niels is a driving force in the global LXD community.

Floor is the owner of Shapers, an international LX design and training agency located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He co-founded his company in 2001 after studying graphic design and obtaining a master’s degree in interaction design from the University of Portsmouth. After a couple of years of working as a designer, he started to teach interaction design, user experience design, media theory and learning experience design at several Dutch Universities. He ran a six-month LXD program from 2009 to 2015 at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands.

Today Niels Floor and his team work for a wide variety of business clients and collaborates with several educational institutions.

At KnowHow EdTech Floor will talk about learning experience design (LXD) on Wednesday 22 September.

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Sarah Bertram Smith has 4+ years experience working with early-stage startups as an investor and advisor, and previously co-founded a mental health app. Started her career in finance, in Fixed Income Sales & Trading at Citi. 

Bertram Smith is an associate at Brighteye Ventures, the leading EdTech venture capital fund in Europe. Birghteye Ventures looks for exciting startups at the intersection of learning, entertainment and creativity to empower and expand the frontiers of human potential. Investing at Seed and Series A stages, the venture company helps portfolio companies refine product, build partnerships and scale across geographies. LinkedIn @brighteyevc

Sara Bertram Smith will talk about the evolving international EdTech market on Wednesday 22 September.

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Dean Stokes is the Head of Education Adoption for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Google. Working in an English secondary school for 9 years, he taught media and took responsibility for training teachers on the effective use of technology. 

Since his time in a school, Stokes has trained thousands of teachers around the world and now helps education systems at all levels think about their approach to supporting educators in making the best use of Google’s technology for learning, teaching and administration.

At KnowHow EdTech, Dean Stokes will talk about how technology can help provide quality education for all and share insight on the next-generation digital learning environments.

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Mike Tholfsen is a Principal Product Manager on the Microsoft Education team focusing on the Immersive Reader, Reading Progress in Teams, and OneNote Class Notebooks. He is passionate about inclusive education and has been regularly working with students and teachers around the world over the past ten years to create products that improve student outcomes.

Tholfsen will be cover the topic Accessibility and inclusion by Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday 21 September.

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Dr. George Veletsianos is Professor at Royal Roads University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning & Technology.

He is widely recognized as a foremost expert in digital education and has been designing, developing and evaluating digital learning environments for nearly 20 years. Veletsianos aims to understand and improve teaching, learning and participation in digital learning environments. He studies learners’ and faculty experiences with online learning, flexible learning, networked scholarship, open education and emerging pedagogical practices.

His research develops practical solutions to problems facing education, while also being critical of common assumptions and oft-repeated claims about the use of technology in education. His research highlights gaps, inequities and variations that exist in digital learning settings.

His latest book is Learning Online: The student experience (2020, Johns Hopkins University Press) and he blogs at http://www.veletsianos.com.

Dr. George Veletsianos will share his perspectives and vision on post-pandemic teaching and learning around the topic “The Digital Revolution is Over” on Wednesday 22 September.

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Dale P. Johnson is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at Arizona State University.  He works with university leaders to develop and implement digital solutions to enable student success.  Those efforts have earned him the 2016 Sally M. Johnstone Award from WCET recognizing his thought leadership, excellence in practice, and demonstrated leadership capabilities.  In 2018, he was honored by the IMS Global Learning Consortium with an outstanding service award for his leadership of the adaptive courseware community of practice.

Mr. Johnson has spoken on the topic of digital innovation in higher education at more than 20 conferences in the USA, Rwanda, Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Vietnam, and led workshops on the subject at numerous universities. He has a bachelor of science in design degree from ASU and a master in public policy degree from Harvard University, a learning path that combined his interests in design, engineering and education policy. 

At KnowHow EdTech, Dale P. Johnson will share his insight and experience on adaptive learning on Tuesday 21 September.

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Ivar Berg has worked within technology and education for over 15 years, with experience implementing large scale technology-based teaching and learning projects in Norwegian municipalities. In addition, Ivar has worked with the education effort in Microsoft and now as Head of Google for Education in Google Norway.

His main goal is to help increase the understanding of technology within the education system, so that tomorrow’s workforce can meet and solve the challenges we expect in the near future.

Ivar Berg will speak about remote collaborative learning on Wednesday 22 September.

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Experienced advisor and moderator. Has been working with communications for the new university hospital building project in Stavanger from 2018 to May 2021. 

Background from Norwegian Broadcast Corporation, anchoring in radio and TV. Over12 years’ experience as an independent advisor working mostly with internal and external communications, emergency response, project management, media training and PR.

Ingveig Tveranger is the moderator for KnowHow EdTech 2021.

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Paolo H. Scarbocci started as a media and communication teacher in 1999 and became increasingly interested in educational technology over the years. He has been project manager for the Didactic Digital Workshop (DDV) at University of Stavanger since 2017.

Scarbocci is also Member of the Board for Future Classrooms in Teacher Education, an initiative from The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. He was recently elected as Lead Ambassador for Future Classroom Lab, Norway.

At KnowHow EdTech, Paolo H. Scarbocci will talk about computer games that can be used in classrooms on Wednesday 22 September.

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Dversnes is a PhD fellow in Norwegian didactics at the University of Stavanger.

Gunvald Dversnes is researching educational podcasting among upper secondary school students in Norway. As a passionate podcast listener himself, he has both integrated podcasts in his own teaching and researched the use of podcasts in schools over the last couple of years. Currently, he produces two podcasts, Klar, ferdig, undervis! and MLEMAS, both aimed at students at the University of Stavanger.

At KnowHow Ed Tech, Gunvald Dversnes will talk about student-generated podcasts.

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Tobias Heiberg is the Head of the Teacher Education Programme at Playful Learning at University College Copenhagen (Københavns Professionshøjskole).

For several years, Tobias has worked to create substantial quality in the Danish educational sector on both a national policy level and locally with Danish teacher training.

His work is centered around driving educational cultures between future and tradition. If we genuinely want to develop and strengthen a different set of competencies in our school systems, we must focus on developing more consistent and concrete examples of new learning environments that correspond more profoundly with the competencies of tomorrow. Based on that philosophy Tobias Heiberg was one of the driving forces in creating such examples with Future Classroom Lab and the innovative teacher training programme Future Classroom Teacher at Københavns Professionshøjskole.

Tobias Heiberg will present Playful Learning’s new initiative: Play@Heart in a special event on Tuesday 21 September.

Watch now: KnowHow EdTech Conference 2020

We are preparing for KnowHow EdTech in September 2021!

Feel free to watch last year’s conference. It is all available on YouTube.

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