The CONNECT University session on "Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age" will highlight the fact that humans and students are no longer the objects of learning, but rather becoming the subjects dominating the learning process. How such changes will impact the way humans learn in the digital age is the question that we wish to answer through this session. The goal is to increase awareness of what is happening to the learning processes in such permanently changing environment.
In his talk Dr Conor Galvin will explore briefly two aspects of our times that we need to engage if knowledge is to remain at the core of the human endeavour. First, we need to consider the claim that the nature of knowledge is shifting as never before, so that consequently we can no longer be confident of what it even means to know. And second we need to consider and respond to the claim that our world now constantly demands we converge around how we see & understand knowledge and how we use it in ways that lessen rather than broaden the human experience.
Koen Timmers will focus on some global educational projects and some alternative learning approaches in which collaboration and technology enhanced learning are key.
10:00-10:05 Introduction by Florin Lupescu, Principal Advisor, DG CONNECT, Dean of the CONNECT University
10:05-10:30 Presentation by Axelle Devaux, RAND Europe
10:30-11:20 Presentation Conor Galvin, UCD Dublin, Ireland, followed by a Q/A session
11:20-11:50 Presentation Koen Timmers, PXL University College Hasselt, followed by a Q/A session
11:50-12:00 Conclusions by Florin Lupescu, Principal Advisor, DG CONNECT, Dean of the CONNECT University