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Professor Robocop? Envisioning Future Education Technology

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

16:00 to 20:00

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How can technology support changing education for a changing economy? How will education itself change in the coming years? How will these changes be affected by new technologies? Come find out some of the answers at this Visionary Seminar!

As we are all aware, technology is becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. Thanks to increased digitalization, computers complete our routine tasks for us, freeing our time up for more complicated undertakings. Of course, we often still perform these with support from technology.

All these changes don’t just affect our daily lives; they’re transforming how we do our jobs and the very essence of our careers. Indeed, the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report tells us that jobs supported by tech will require more foundational skills, including complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. This means that these are the skills young people will need to master now in order to be ready to tackle the world as adults.

Our current education system, however, is not yet optimized to meet these demands. In this Visionary Seminar, we question how technology can support radical shifts in education in order to better align with societal needs, namely:

       (1) from passive to interactive learning;

       (2) from individual to collaborative learning;

       (3) from simple to complex learning; and

       (4) from one size fits all to personalized learning.

If we can accomplish these shifts successfully, we’ll not only facilitate more interesting education, we'll promote lifelong learning.



Welcome coffee and snacks


Welcome by Leuven MindGate


Trends and Challenges in Smart Education

Prof. dr. Piet De Smet, Vice-Rector Educational technology KU Leuven, Vice-Rector KU Leuven Campus KULAK Kortrijk & Academic Director KU Leuven Campus Bruges


MOOC/e-learning (tbc)


Prof. dr. Han van der Maas, Professor and Head of Psychological Methods, University of Amsterdam


Imec smart education (tbc)

Dr. Ellie Park, Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven Kortrijk Campus


Learning analytics at scale (tbc)

Datacamp (tbc)


Sandwich break


Collaborative & interactive learning in next generation spaces (tbc)

Prof. dr. Pierre Dillenbourg, Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (tbc)


Smart Collaboration Learning Spaces: can they change the landscape of our future education and open up the black box of learning?


Dr. Annelies Raes, Postdoctoral researcher at the ITEC-imec research group


The quest for reduced cognitive load with ubiquitous classroom technology


Karel Buijsse, Sr. Product Manager Learning Experience at Barco NV




Networking and reception