Pre Summit - Tuesday Oct 8

PAULO BARONE - Professor Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Conference

The Higher Education System in Brazil: Structure, Policies and Scenarios

In his presentation, Paulo Barone will present a vision of higher education in Brazil, both in terms of its structure and its public policies and scenarios, including aspects related to continuing education. In addition to his long experience in the area, the speaker will offer the participants of the Summit a perspective of the changes that have occurred in higher education due to the new Brazilian government, whose president took office less than a year ago.

TAIGUARA LANGRAFE - Vice Dean FECAP

Conference – Pre Summit

Continuing Education and Brazilian Universities

The presentation offers a view on the development of continuing education in FECAP, its challenges, successes and opportunities for improvement. With this example, it will show the centrality of continuing education for the future of education and its role in the modernization of universities in the context of Brazil.

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Summit - Wednesday Oct 9

FREDRIC MICHAEL LITTO - President Brazilian Association of Distance Education - ABED

Inaugural Panel: Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Online in Latin America

A New Model for Independent Self-Directed Learning in Continuing Education: The Referatory of Global Open Education Resources

This presentation will offer a proposal for the creation on the web of multiple referatories linking to different repositories composed of open educational resources (OERs) scattered around the world, freely available through Creative Commons licenses and susceptible to digital language translation. Instead of offering course-like structures, these blocks of content will consist of videos, simulations, texts, cases, whiteboards, examples of virtual and augmented reality, short lectures, among other formats. Each block, a component of reduced informative size, will be a part of a process or mechanism of much greater complexity, such parts later “remountable” to explain fully the complex process or mechanism in focus. Instead of a “push” communications technology, from the institution to the learner, this proposal suggests the advantages of a “pull” technology, in which the adult learner “pulls” down the information desired, when desired.

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JOSE MARÍA ANTÓN - General Secretary - Virtual Educa

Inaugural Panel: Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Online in Latin America

Education 2030 – an Exponential Vision (J.M. Antón)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has abruptly accelerated the connection of cyber models to the world in which we live. Concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) or Metadata are common in the analysis of how to adapt to this new reality, in which it is predicted that more than 100 million jobs will be lost in the coming years at the hands of machines. In these circumstances, continuous training, most of all in STEM/Computer Science, becomes an essential part of what Virtual Educa calls Human Capital Development for social innovation – it is our purpose to emphasize this connection in the public debate.

Virtual Educa is a multilateral initiative created in 2001 by the OAS and SEGIB, which was later joined by other multilateral organizations (UNITAR/UN, Y2Y/WB, UNESCO, PARLATINO, etc.) to promote innovation in Education, with special emphasis on public-private cooperation. The headquarters of its general secretariat is in Washington DC.

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SANGEETHA GOPALAKRISHNAN - Wayne State University

Conference

Moving Online: Best Practices and Leadership Strategies

The Leadership and Change Model for Online Learning Implementation (Gopalakrishnan, 2012) describes best practices and leadership strategies for implementing online learning (OL). It draws on data from a qualitative research study of institutions that have established successful OL programs and individuals who have led these programs. The presenter will cover the motivation behind the study and its methodology, major results, and limitations. She will also discuss the various components of the model and show how other institutions can use it.

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STAVROS XNATHOPOYLOS

Conference

Educational Technology and Continuing Education: Challenges and Opportunities

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Summit - Thursday Oct 10

JORGE BLANDO MARTÍNEZ - Vice Dean of Continuing Education - Tecnológico de Monterrey

Conference

Tendencies in Lifelong Learning

The term Lifelong Learning is used to describe the combination of formal, informal and non-formal learning that a person has throughout his or her life. Accompanying learning is made possible by an understanding of the functioning of the brain, how we perceive reality through lived experiences and how we process information. This lecture presents the learning architecture that includes some of the trends that are impacting organizations and individuals to achieve long-term transformative learning. It refers to the use of digital technologies for course delivery, as a significant learning experience for the participant, which must move beyond a simple delivery format.

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MIKE NXELE - Senior Human Capacity Building Officer - International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Conference

Capacity Building Activities and Experiences With Online Learning in ITU

The presentation will cover the work of ITU in delivering training to the 35 member states of the Americas region. The training aims at supporting countries develop digital skills for their citizens to prepare them to participate in the digital economy. Training courses are also organized in other areas of ICT such as Spectrum Management, Smart Cities, Digital Economy, Digital Policies, 5G. In the Americas, Online training surpasses Face to Face training. As such, the presentation will share the ITU experience of running online training in the Americas and discuss the challenges encountered. In this context, it is important to discuss how we can expand our offer of training opportunities in the region as part of the democratization of education and the digital inclusion process.

ANA VENEROSO - Program Ofiicer International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Conference

Capacity Building Activities and Experiences With Online Learning in ITU

The presentation will cover the work of ITU in delivering training to the 35 member states of the Americas region. The training aims at supporting countries develop digital skills for their citizens to prepare them to participate in the digital economy. Training courses are also organized in other areas of ICT such as Spectrum Management, Smart Cities, Digital Economy, Digital Policies, 5G. In the Americas, Online training surpasses Face to Face training. As such, the presentation will share the ITU experience of running online training in the Americas and discuss the challenges encountered. In this context, it is important to discuss how we can expand our offer of training opportunities in the region as part of the democratization of education and the digital inclusion process.

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Amy Heitzman - Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Learning Officer - UPCEA

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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ELIZABETH VALENCIA - BORGERT - Community & International Outreach Director Center for Continuing Studies - St. Cloud State University

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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MICHAEL HUFFMAN - Director, Office of Continuing and Professional Education - Virginia Commonwealth University

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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JUSTIN LOUDER - Justin Louder - Associate Provost, eLearning & Academic Partnerships - Texas Tech University

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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CYRUS HOMAYOUNPOUR - Associate Dean – George Washington University

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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VIVIANE DE CASTRO PECANHA - Department Chair, International Psychology Programs- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Panel

The Online Thaw. The Long-Awaited Emergence of International Markets

International markets for online education lagged far behind those in the US for the past two decades. The common explanation was that international students preferred on-ground learning and/or preferred to study in the US or elsewhere. With changes in federal immigration policies, coupled with a rise in acceptance of online learning, that dynamic appears to be changing. Panelists will discuss growth opportunities that are driving their strategy and share where these emerging markets may be headed.

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  • JOSE MARÍA ANTÓN
    JOSE MARÍA ANTÓN Secretario General - Virtual Educa

    Panel

    La evolución de la educación online en América Latina

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  • JORGE BLANDO MARTÍNEZ
    JORGE BLANDO MARTÍNEZ Vicerrector de Educación Continua - Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Conferencia

    Tendencias en LifeLong Learning 

    El término de Lifelong Learning es utilizado para describir la combinación de aprendizaje formal, informal y no formal que una persona tiene a lo largo de su vida. El aprendizaje que acompaña a la persona es posible gracias a la comprensión del funcionamiento cerebral, de cómo percibimos la realidad mediante las experiencias vividas y la forma en la que procesamos la información. En esta conferencia se presenta la arquitectura de aprendizaje que incluye algunas de las tendencias que están impactando a organizaciones y personas para lograr un aprendizaje transformador de largo plazo. Se refiere al uso de tecnologías digitales para la entrega de cursos, como una experiencia significativa de aprendizaje para el participante, que debe trascender a un simple formato de delivery.

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  • LARRY COOPERMAN
    LARRY COOPERMAN Representante Internacional - Universidad de California, Irvine

    Conferencia

    De la educación en línea a la educación abierta: extendiendo las oportunidades educativas a todos

    Las últimas dos décadas han estado marcadas por un rápido aumento en el número y porcentaje de adultos jóvenes y adultos mayores que buscan mejorar sus vidas a través de la educación postsecundaria. Este impulso también fue motivado por los gobiernos que buscaron, a través de una fuerza laboral cada vez más educada, apoyar el desarrollo económico nacional. Este rápido aumento se logró parcialmente a través de la educación en línea en todas partes del mundo. La educación abierta busca apoyar aún más el objetivo de aumentar las oportunidades educativas a través del acceso universal a los materiales educativos, eliminando barreras de costo y derechos de autor restrictivos.

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  • Delegación de UPCEA
    Delegación de UPCEA University Professional & Continuing Education Association - UPCEA

    Panel

    El deshielo en línea: la larga y esperada aparición de los mercados internacionales

    Los mercados internacionales de la educación en línea han sufrido un retraso en  los Estados Unidos durante las últimas dos décadas. La explicación común fue que los estudiantes internacionales preferían el aprendizaje en el terreno y/o preferían estudiar en los Estados Unidos o en otros lugares.

    Con los cambios en las políticas federales de inmigración, junto con un aumento en la aceptación del aprendizaje en línea, esa dinámica parece estar cambiando. Los panelistas discutirán las oportunidades de crecimiento que están impulsando una estrategia y compartirán hacia dónde se dirigen estos mercados emergentes.

    Elizabeth Valencia-Borgert

    Directora del Centro de Educación Continua – St Cloud State University

    Cyrus Homayounpour

    Decano Asociado de Marketing y Gestión de Inscripción – George Washington University

    Viviane de Castro Peçanha

    Jefe de Departamento – Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Michael Huffman

    Director de la Oficina de Educación Continua y Profesional – Virginia Commonwealth University

    Justin Louder

    Vice rector de Aprendizaje en linea y asociaciones académicas – Texas Tech University

    Amy Heitzman

    Directora Ejecutiva adjunta y Directora de Aprendizaje – UPCEA

     

  • FREDRIC MICHAEL LITTO
    FREDRIC MICHAEL LITTO Presidente - Asociación Brasilera de Educación a Distancia - ABED

    Panel

    La evolución de la educación online en América Latina

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