“Learning Spaces: always shaken, never stirred”
Over the last two decades learning spaces have been constructed, redesigned, and questioned by a multitude of stakeholders. While learning spaces are located at the center of technology, social sciences, informal human actions and philosophical discourse, we must acknowledge that these spaces have been constructed according to contemporary, dominant socio-economic realities.
In this talk, Inge will take us on a learning journey, a concentrated time lapse spanning two decades, stopping at impactful educational technologies and their resulting heated learning discussions. As learning landscapes have shifted - seemingly - dramatically in the last two decades, the same timeless discussions keep popping up, questioning learning as well as new technologies used for learning. But do these discussions really make a difference? What is the main factor impacting learning spaces? Learning is still one of the most elusive actions any and all of us undertake daily. So do these discussions help us forward or are the discussions on learning spaces nothing more than storms in shallow water, always shaking but never really stirred?
Inge is a senior learning strategist, longtime researcher, award-winning learning innovator and (e)Learning coordinator. She has taught master students in eLearning knowledge (Institute of Tropical Medicine - ITM), built new courses (MobiMOOC – massive open online course on mobile learning), mentor professional engineers to prepare them for international, blended curricula (InnoEnergy, Europe), and researched Technology Enhanced Learning in formal, blended, and informal settings (ITM, Belgium, Athabasca University, Canada; The Open University, UK). Her expertise has been recognised by peers, resulting in additional co-authored papers, invited talks and keynotes in both academic as well as professional conferences, workshops and seminars.
She has an ongoing passion for integrating Technology Enhanced Learning within formal and informal settings, as well as in personalised learning using quantitative (e.g. learning analytics) and mostly qualitative data (e.g. participative research design).
Her latest project involves the learning aspect of a project in development at InnoEnergy, called SkillCharge. This project combines AI, HR and Learning to match courses to skill gaps that individuals might have, based on analysing their resume with AI and then matching courses (formal and informal learning) with that same AI engine.
You can find Inge sharing her ideas in these channels
Publications on Google Scholar
The Open University, Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology