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Diverse. Collaborative. Transformative – OEB conference a great success!

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“Owning learning” – that was the motto of this year’s OEB, the biggest global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. Innovations in education technologies have enabled students to choose what and how they want to learn, mixing and matching courses and programmes to suit their own interests and needs. From November 30 – December 2, more than 2.100 participants from 93 countries came together at OEB to discuss the implications of the ownership of learning and to identify current developments and trends in technology supported education. Moreover, 80+ international exhibitors, ranging from established market leaders to emerging start-ups,…

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Let’s go to Iceland! OEB Midsummit is launched

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If you’re looking for state-of-the-art technology in education, or innovative ideas about how the public sector can work in partnership with private firms to boost learning outcomes, you may want to book a trip to Iceland. Rebecca Stromeyer, the organiser of OEB, the global cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training, has decided to do just that. In June 2017, shortly before midsummer, she will launch “OEB MidSummit”, a new event that she describes as “part university, part think-tank, part party,” in Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital city and the perfect mid-point between North America with Europe. The…

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Synchronised from the original, with subtitles? – Languages and audio visual media

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In the last few years, access to audio visual media has become faster and more diverse. This is especially visible in movies and tv series. Users decide on the form in which they access the content and when; they demand multilingual versions, flexibility, and availability as soon as possible. Technical advances such as streaming, internet media libraries, video portals and storage media like DVD and Blu-Ray allow constant access to content. Additionally, social media have created a platform for fans who translate their favourite films themselves (crowdsourcing), thus putting pressure on the professional translation sector. The eleventh Languages & the…

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eLA Post-conference Report 2016 is online

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At eLearning Africa 2016, more than 1,000 education professionals, digital learning specialists, researchers, government ministers and officials, policy makers and edtech providers from 72 countries came together in Cairo, Egypt from May, 24th to 26th – the first time the event was held in North Africa. It was hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Creative DC.

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OEB 2016: Eleven Sponsors already confirmed

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 The momentum heading toward OEB 2016 has already surpassed all preceding years, with eleven leading sponsors already signed up and more than double the number of registered participants in comparison to last year at this time! OEB 2016 Sponsors so far are Oracle Academy, mediasite by sonicfoundry, Open Assessment Technologies, LPLUS GmbH, speexx, Presentations 2Go, CREATE.21st century, Cengage Learning, Amity Online, smartspokes, and WildFire. The diversity of the group, covering a wide range of specialties, serves as a perfect metaphor for the cross-sector focus of the conference itself. From November 30 to December 2 over 2,300 participants from more than…

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eLearning Africa: Sharing infrastructure must be top priority

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The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments. Mrs Ibrahim, who will be a keynote speaker at eLearning Africa in Cairo on May 24, is convinced that by sharing telecommunications infrastructure, African countries could save billions of dollars and speed up the provision of universal broadband access, which will have a major impact on education outcomes. Better access to education and training through improvements in communications is a crucial element of the African Union’s…

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OEB 2016: “Owning Learning” and what happens when students take control

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Ownership is the new buzz-word in education. Tomorrow’s learning is about ownership. We will own our learning. We will control what, where, when and how we learn. We will access, link, combine, interpret and interact with knowledge. We will be empowered as never before. We will make learning work for us. Increasingly, it is the learners themselves who will own their education. And over 2,300 international education professionals will be in Berlin this December to discuss the implications. This year’s OEB is all about the implications of this shift. It’s about what will happen when students start to take ownership…

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Languages & The Media: The new mediascape is cross-platform, on-demand and multilingual

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Across all sectors, personalised, on-demand service is no longer a luxury, but an expectation. When consuming media, users are looking for accessible, quality content across all platforms, at all times, in all languages. For the audiovisual translation sector this presents a huge challenge, but also a great opportunity. Never before has there been such high demand for professional media translation services, but these new times also call for new methods, new approaches and new thinking.

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The OEB trailer – shaping the future of learning

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Check out the newly-launched trailer for OEB 2015: OEB is the global, cross-sector conference for ICT supported learning and training. Attended by 2,300+ participants from 100 countries, OEB has gained a reputation over the past two decades for its unique, cross-sector focus and truly global reach, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors. OEB 2015 will be held in Berlin on 2 – 4 December.

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New OEB website and launch of the Call for Proposals

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We are pleased to announce that ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the global, cross-sector conference on ICT supported training and learning, is now known as OEB. A new website has been launched, along with a new logo and other graphic elements. OEB 2015 celebrates its 21st anniversary in December this year and has launched a call for papers, welcoming proposals for presentations and topics for discussion from all interested parties. Modernity is an era of momentous and accelerating change. How can people, businesses and organisations survive? How can they go beyond mere survival to succeed and prosper? How can we accelerate the…

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