Online Conference

Exploring the Possibilities, Challenges, and
Processes of Governance in Online Education
24th January 2019 – 14.00 – 17.00 pm CET
(8:00 – 11:00 am EST /  18.30 – 21.30 pm IST)

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With online learning on the rise, questions of educational quality and legitimacy have become increasingly prevalent and calls to explore governance have emerged. Will online education revolutionize educational access and opportunity, or will it accelerate a downward spiral in educational quality? And what role does governance play in determining the outcome? How will data privacy and the integration of new enabling technologies need to be addressed? In this online conference, we will explore the possibilities, challenges, and processes of governance in online education.

This online symposium is being convened by Project Ungoverned?, which takes place within the Bosch Alumni Network – a network which consists of people who’ve been supported in one way or another by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The network is coordinated by the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin), a think and do tank for alumni communities with social impact.

The online conference marks the second phase of Project Ungoverned? The Online Learning Landscape and follows our recent podcast series, which looks at the online education and its governance across the globe, including new ways of teaching and learning, data privacy, enabling technologies, and online higher education.

During our conference, we will explore some of the questions we identified with our guests in the podcast series.

Agenda – Central European Time

14:00 pm       Nicole Harkin & Kim Ochs, Project Ungoverned
14:30 pm       Laura Maloney,  American College of Education
15:00 pm       Denise Manganello, Seneca Valley School District, USA
15:30 pm       Shalini Menon, Quest Alliance, India
16:00 pm       Alex Kaplan, IBM Watson Education
16:30 pm       Wrap-up and Conclusions

Agenda in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Agenda in Indian Standard Time (IST)


Participation

Each 30-minute session will include a 20-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a question and answer session.  The working language of the symposium is English. You can attend the whole program or individual sessions. 

Registration
Please register here to attend the online conference.
Attendance is free.

Technical Requirements
The conference will be convened on the online platform Zoom (You can find their technical requirements here). Instructions to download Zoom onto your computer will be included the invitation you will receive. You can participate using a mobile device by downloading the Zoom app onto your tablet, iPad, or mobile phone.

Supporters

Project Ungoverned? takes place within the Bosch Alumni Network – a network which consists of people who’ve been supported in one way or another by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The network is coordinated by the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin), a think and do tank for alumni communities with social impact. The iac Berlin supports this podcast series and symposium. If you want to know more about the power of networks, visit iac-Berlin.org.

Bosch Alumni Network is a cooperation between the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the iac Berlin.