Third edition of the LEARNTEC xChange online format

LEARNTEC – the largest European event for digital education at school, university and work – is organizing a third edition of its free online format LEARNTEC xChange from February 1 to 3, 2022.


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Participants can take part in nearly 20 online lectures given by more than 25 industry experts. Topics range from future technologies, new work and augmented reality to digital college exams and inspiring school. The online event serves as an additional offer and provides an overview of the fair and the accompanying congress, which will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2022 as a face-to-face event at the Karlsruhe exhibition grounds.

“With our free LEARNTEC xChange format and the wide selection of online lectures on all aspects of digital education at work, in universities and schools, we want our community to shorten the waiting time for the next LEARNTEC. Together we look at relevant topics and identify trends that we can personally explore in more detail at LEARNTEC at the end of May,” says René Naumann, LEARNTEC Project Manager. “Three days online, real industry experts and the latest topics: expect a little taste of LEARNTEC 2022!”

Compared to the previous two online formats, this time LEARNTEC xChange will take place in an abbreviated form exclusively via the LEARNTEC site. After registering for free, participants will receive a link a few days before the event, which they can use to follow the lectures live online. They can use the chat to ask their questions to the speakers.

The complete conference program and the link to register are available online.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Agile learning
The first day is dedicated to in-company learning. Teacher. Dr. Nele Graf begins with his lecture on “Agile Learning”. The morning will be followed by Corinna Milek (PFOberatungsgesellschaft mbH) on the theme “Knowing knowledge – or applying it better?” Bridging the gap between theory and practice through agile (continuing) education projects”. In the afternoon, work-based learning expert Jane Heart will present five ways to build a culture of personal development continued.

Wednesday February 2, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Technologies of the future and digitization of university education
On the second day of the event, Joachim Worf and Jürgen Pruss (Dell) will start with a presentation on the topic “Future Technologies”. Afterwards, Andreas Wittke (Lübeck University of Applied Sciences) will address the topic “Blockchain in practice: 2023 – the year of digital certificates”.
The afternoon is devoted to the digital university. As part of the [email protected] lecture program, trends in university education are discussed. Vicky Großkreuz and Maximilian Köster (both from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) will speak on the topic “Digital Mobile: Studying abroad from home”. Afterwards, Andrea de Santiago and Torsten Pajonk (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg/ Service Center for Teaching and Didactics) will discuss the topic “Listening? Participate! Tools for (a)synchronous teaching”. Then Matthias Bandtel and Judith Borel (University Network Digitization Baden-Württemberg) will discuss digital exams in post-pandemic university education and discuss framework conditions, opportunities and challenges. At the end, Professor Dr. Markus Dormann and Willi Bernhard (Swiss Distance Learning University of Applied Sciences) on the home exam framework.

Thursday February 3, 2022, 9.45 a.m. – 3 p.m.: New Work, New Learning and School of the Future
The third and final day of the event will focus on the theme of New Work.
Jan Foelsing (Learning Development Institute) and Prof. Dr. Anja Schmitz (University of Pforzheim) will discuss under the title “New work needs new learning – What is behind it and how is it implemented in practice”.
The afternoon is devoted to the digital school. Teacher. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum (LMU Munich) and Micha Pallesche (Ernst-Reuter-School Karlsruhe) will speak on the topic “School as a space of inspiration – changing the culture of teaching and learning at through educational experiences. Afterwards, Dr. Lea Schulz on the topic “Dicclusion” – inclusion and digitization in combination.

In addition: from February 1 to 3, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Augmented and Virtual Reality
The AR/VR area has been a popular special area of ​​the show for many years. In addition to lectures on the main topics of LEARNTEC Corporate Learning, Digital University and School, a live stream within the framework of LEARNTEC xChange is therefore also dedicated to the AR/VR topic. On the first day of the event, Frank Draing and Kevin Wäschebach (Christiani) will discuss the use of virtual reality in professional training. Then Denis Pijetlovic, Frederike Bursee, Lisa-Marie Seyfried and Carry Luise Zimmermann (Uni Bremen) will show co-creative and immersive learning using the example of transdisciplinary university teaching in virtual reality.
On Wednesday morning, Tobias Ladewig (Würth) will present the VR Hub Würth and Manuel Mukkenfuss, Martin Kupferschmid and Irina Weiler-Diebold (Netze BW) will present vocational training at ENBW true to the motto “Next Level”. On the last day of the event, Torsten Fell will speak on the theme “Metaverse Learning – Learning in the 21st Century with VR/AR”. Finally, Prof. Rolf Kruse (Erfurt University of Applied Sciences) will focus on the topic “university – working group for the development and networking of virtual learning spaces at universities”.

LEARNTEC is Europe’s largest event for digital education. Decision makers from industry, consulting, trade and sales as well as schools and universities come to Karlsruhe every year to experience the possibilities of digital learning and exchange ideas. The LEARNTEC Congress imparts practical knowledge over three days. In total, more than 300 speakers will share their knowledge with the public during conferences and workshops. Open-space sessions and open discussion round tables promote exchange between speakers and participants.

More information about LEARNTEC can be found here.

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