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

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Special Session: Play@Heart

Special Session: Play@Heart

A new school development project in Denmark, Play@Heart, aims to explore how playful approaches can contribute to children’s learning about and with technology. Get fresh insight on the project and experiences so far in a Special Session at the KnowHow EdTech Conference.

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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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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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Benoit Wirz is a partner at Brighteye which he helped launch in 2017.

Prior to Brighteye, Ben spent 20 years financing and building startups. He launched and ran the Knight Enterprise Fund, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage media and edtech companies in the US and UK as part of the Knight Foundation from 2010-2017.

Previously, as a principal with US Global, he invested in and developed businesses in energy, manufacturing and tech.

Before working with startups, Ben was a journalist with Asahi Shimbun and an investment banker with Jefferies & Company.

Education: MBA from INSEAD and a BA and MA from Stanford University.

Benoit Wirz will talk about the emerging 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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Strategic education advisor for Atea.

Andrew Rhodes is a highly experienced education consultant and teacher with a broad experience of using technology to improve student learning outcomes.

For the past 15 years Andrew has worked on strategy and change management with school leadership, teachers and learners across almost every major education technology provider and platform.

Andrew has over 25 years of experience working with teachers and educators from across the education spectrum on professional development projects with technology as a tool to improve and transform learning, and also uses this expertise to help organisations to develop training plans to achieve their goals.

At KnowHow EdTech, Andrew Rhodes will contribute as an expert commentator alongside moderator Ingveig Tveranger.

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Alberto López is the co-founder of the spanish tech-company Genially.

Born in Córdoba in 1982, Alberto López has a degree in Biology from the University of Córdoba/last year at the University of Sheffield, doing postgraduate internships with Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship at KTH Stockholm and postgraduate studies at the International University of Andalusia. 

In 2008 he founded Ecoavantis together with other partners, a communication agency specialized in audiovisual content production for the field of sustainability and CSR. In that stage, it is worth mentioning his participation in the creation of an important network of international clients, collaborators and public administrations of great impact as well as the inclusion in the European network of DNS Agencies.

In 2015 he founded Genially together with other partners, where he is currently Business Development & Partnerships Manager.

Alberto Lopez will contribute on 22 September in the session: The evolving international EdTech market.

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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.

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Student at the Norwegian School of Sports Science and freelancer within PR and marketing.

Tom-Daniel Laugerud has a background in PR and marketing, and he spent four years working in the Norwegian Armed Forces as a digital content creator and project manager. He has worked for several other organisations and companies, most notably the Norwegian Communication Association. He is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in fitness, health and performance at the Norwegian School of Sports Science in Oslo. He hopes to combine the experiences from both sectors in the future.

Laugerud questioned whether his institution and other institutions in Norway had offered adequate digital education to all students during the pandemic and voiced his opinion through several posts and articles in Khrono, an independent newspaper for higher education and research in Norway.

At KnowHow EdTech on 22 September, Tom-Daniel Laugerud will talk about how he perceives the current standard of digital education in Norway and how adjustments can be made to offer high-quality digital education by showcasing examples that work.

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Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy, Religion and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Social Sciences.

Aslaug Grov Almås has taken part in an exciting journey in the field of Information and communication technology (ICT) in learning at Western Norway University of Social Sciences. In recent years, she has particularly been interested in how higher education institutions should change their teaching methods to adapt to a society where the use of digital solutions increases.

Almås is a trained teacher and has a Master’s degree in Pedagogical Information Science from the University of Bergen, and a doctorate in pedagogy with a focus on ICT from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen,

At the university, she is a leader for the research group FORITEK (Research group for innovative technology development in education) and the Working group for digital collaboration in UH ​​Nett Vest.

Aslaug Grov Almås and her colleague Anders Grov Nilsen will talk about how to engage students online on KnowHow EdTech on Tuesday 21 September.

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Associate Professor, Department of Education, Religion and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Social Sciences.

Anders Grov Nilsen has a strong interest in e-learning and pedagogical use of Information and communication technology (ICT) and has completed numerous publications on the matter. He is a lecturer on the Master’s course “ICT in learning” at Western Norway University of Social Sciences.

Nilsen is a trained teacher and has a Master´s degree in Pedagogical Information Science from the University of Bergen.

Anders Grov Nilsen and his colleague Aslaug Grov Almås will talk about how to engage students online on KnowHow EdTech on Tuesday 21 September.

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Roger Gauthun is a general teacher and was educated at the University of Stavanger.

For the past six years, Roger has been a teacher at Rosseland School for classes in 5th – 7th grade. He has spent a lot of time developing a teaching method based on “gamification” and uses it in all his teaching.

The idea is that the students will gain increased motivation through a more exciting and customized school life, where they encounter challenges which are well-known in the gaming world.

The program is built around a fantasy world where the students must solve different tasks and where they have greater freedom of choice in how they want to achieve their goals.

Roger Gauthun will talk about his program on Tuesday 21 September.

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Kaja Aas Feragen is a student teacher at the University of Stavanger and works as student assistant in the university’s Didactic Digital Edulab.

She has been working on a new guide to gaming in schools for teachers and student teachers, which she will talk about on KnowHow EdTech on Tuesday 21 September, together with her colleague Vegard Haugen Bjørge.

The guide to gaming in schools aims to inspire teachers and lower the threshold for using gaming in teaching.

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Vegard Haugen Bjørge is a student teacher at the University of Stavanger and works as student assistant in the university’s Didactic Digital Edulab. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Games and Entertainment Technology from Nord University.

At the Edulab at University of Stavanger he works on testing and identifying games that can be used in the classroom.

Vegard Haugen Bjørge will talk about a new guide for gaming in schools with his colleague Kaja Aas Feragen at KnowHow EdTech on Tuesday 21 September.

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