D4Learning 2015

The 1st D4Learning International Conference: Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L) is an international conference, organized by the D4Learning Research group (http://d4learning.aau.dk), Aalborg University.
Dates 17 Nov 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1) 20 Nov 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1)
Place (View On Map) University College Nordjylland

D4Learning 2015 is the International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L).

D4Learning 2015 is held in collaboration with the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN), and EDENs conference series of Open Classroom with focus on distance education and new technologies in school level education and training. The D4Learning 2015 conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion.

The D4L International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning aims at becoming a biannual meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, affordances of digital tools for including education through digital technology, and best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies or pedagogies to achieve this goal. The D4L conference on digital innovation learning through digital technology aims to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic, educational and corporate world.

D4Learning 2015 Keynote Speakers

Professor Alan Tait is Director, International Development and Teacher Education at the Open University (OU), UK. Prior to this he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, packs, programmes and qualifications, together with acting as Planning and Resource Officer for the seven faculties.
Alan Tait previously held the position as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the OU. His academic career has been in practitioner and scholarly support of distance and e-learning. He was Chair of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) NAP Steering Committee 2002-2005, and he served as President of ICDE associate member, EDEN, from 2007-2010. Prior to this, he was Editor of the journal Open Learning from 1989-1998, joint Series Editor of the Routledge Series Studies in Distance Education and Co-Director of the Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning.

Terry Anderson Professor & Canada Research Chair in Distance Education
Research interest: social software use in distance education
As a Canadian Research Chair he is involved in a variety of research, teaching and service activities. His activities include research carried out at Technology Enhanced Learning Research Institute of the Athabasca University, the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research (CIDER). All references and/or full text of most of his research and professional publications are available from AUSpace the Athabasca University archive.

Dr. Alan Bruce is the director of Universal Learning Systems – an international consultancy firm specializing in research, education, training and project management.
He has lectured in universities in France, England and Ireland and worked in policy research for the European Commission in Brussels. He was also responsible for national initiatives in professional development in the disability sector in collaboration with a number of Irish universities.
As a long-standing member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network, the Irish Institute of Training and Development, the Institute of Guidance Counselors and the California Scholarship Federation. He has lectured and published widely on the social impact of disability, labor market policy, innovative education, distance learning, social inclusion, conflict transformation, strategic change and managing diversity.

D4Learning 2015 will be held at the University College Nordjylland (Aalborf, Denmark) on November 17 - 20, 2015.

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