Track Education

Education and training is the core business for academics. Industry wants state-of-the-art ICT professionals. This track will facilitate a dialogue on computer science education between Dutch universities, universities of applied sciences, and industry deploying ICT. The track will embrace a broad view of the current and future trends in computing education, including innovation of higher education and innovations for the purpose of lifelong learning.

Structure

The programme is divided into three parts. In part 1, an overall setting of the topic is presented. Part 2 is reserved for a discussion on the topic education in ICT for the purpose of life long learning. In part 3, innovations with ICT for higher education will be discussed. In both latter parts, several invited speakers present their vision on the topics, followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

Track chairs:
Gosia Migut (TU Delft)
Bert Bredeweg (UvA/HvA)
Robert Schuwer (Fontys)

Programme Wednesday 10 February

10.40 - 11.10 Data Enhanced Learning! Speaker: Marcus Specht
Bio Marcus Specht
Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 2001 he headed the department "Mobile Knowledge" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 to 2018 he was Professor for Learning Technologies at the Open Universiteit Nederland and head of the Learning Innovation Lab. His research focus is on Computational Thinking, Learning Analytics, AI in Education, and Virtual and Augmented Reality for Education. Prof. Specht is an Apple Distinguished Educator and was President (2013-2015) of the International Association of Mobile Learning.

Abstract: Data Enhanced Learning!

Reflection and personalised feedback are some of the most efficient means for enhancing human learning. Without feedback and making our progress visible and tangible we are lost on our way. New digital means to track and monitor our progress open new ways of learning and training. Data tracking in digital systems and sensor-based wearable computing enable data-driven learning support for reflection and personalisation. This happens on a global level of making our progress visible to the details of understanding behaviour in complex problem solving. Defining cross-organisational infrastructures, developing cultures for shared data and the use of data in education, educating for data-literacy in a data driven education system are just some challenges on the way. Great opportunities also open up in personalised education and learning towards developing every students "best self" taking into account personal strengths and helping with weaknesses.

 

11.10 - 11.55 Panel Session 1: Education in ICT for the purpose of life long learning

Make IT Work, Reskilling Speaker: Ronald Klein
Bio Ronald Klein
As a senior lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Ronald Kleijn started the Make IT Work retraining program in 2015. He is now responsible for the national roll-out of this successful retraining program to other universities of applied science. Ronald is also initiator of the new AUAS location in Hilversum, from which professionals from different sectors will be trained at the regional level.

Abstract: Starting from the need for more and differently trained IT professionals, a successful initiative around life-long development in for HBO is presented: Make IT Work. In this session, participants are informed about challenges and opportunities that these training offers to employers and educational institutions.

Preparing teachers to teach future adaptive ICT literate lifelong learners Speaker: Pierre Gorissen
Bio Pierre Gorissen
Dr. Pierre Gorissen PhD is affiliated to the HAN University of Applied Sciences as an associate professor at the iXperium / Centre of Expertise Teaching and Learning with ICT. He has completed a M.A. in Business Economics at Tilburg University and a PhD. in Educational Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Pierre has participated in national and international  projects related to ICT in higher education and has published in several national and international journals. Within the iXperium, he is the lead researcher with regards to the topic learning about ICT / ICT literacy.

Abstract: The iXperium / Centre of Expertise Teaching and Learning is a network organization consisting of researchers, schools (primary, secondary, vocational, higher education) and teacher training academies on the topic of teaching and learning with ICT. The iXperium/CoE does practice based research into the use of personalized learning with ict and the improvement
What (ICT) competencies do people need for work, society, (lifelong) learning? And how can we train teachers to teach students to become the adaptive ict literate lifelong learners they need to be?
In his presentation, Pierre will introduce some ways that have shown to be effective and will touch on problems that arise in this area.

The Birds.ai way of lifelong learning Speaker: Camiel Verschoor
Bio Camiel Verschoor

Camiel is the Founder and CEO of Birds.ai. He has over five years of experience as an entrepreneur and secured for Birds.ai over 1 million Euro in revenues and funding. Camiel is passionate about bridging technology and society to tackle the global challenges of humanity. At Birds.ai he creates digital twins of industrial assets showing detailed information of its state and recommended actions for proactive maintenance. Birds.ai brings insights to asset managers to reach their asset yields, by converting images into meaningful figures and numbers using AI. Asset managers use the Birds.ai service for many use cases such as finding broken solar panels, monitoring the quality of steel, and counting inventory. Camiel owns a Master Degree in Artificial Intelligence of the University of Amsterdam, published several scientific papers, and has worked for the National Aerospace Laboratory prior to his adventure as an entrepreneur.

Abstract: At Birds.ai, we utilise data and AI for a sustainable planet. In order to do so we apply the latest state of the art methodologies of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and predictive analytics. In this talk, we provide the approach of the small company Birds.ai to lifelong learning.
14.00 - 14.45 Panel Session 2: Innovations with ICT for higher education
AI for feedback in online environments for learning Speaker: Johan Jeuring
Bio Johan Jeuring
Johan Jeuring is a professor of Software Technology for Learning and Teaching at the department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Furthermore, he holds a small appointment at the Open University of the Netherlands. He designs and develops advanced programming technologies, methods, and languages to support the development of software supporting learning and teaching. In the last couple of years he has contributed to projects on giving feedback in learning environments for mathematics, intelligent tutoring systems for learning programming, and a serious game for practicing communication skills.
Abstract: In this short presentation I will discuss various AI techniques for providing feedback and hints to students working in online learning environments. I will discuss both environments in which students are working on tasks from specific domains, such as statistics, logic, and programming, as well as generic learning management systems such as Moodle.
Data Studio: A co-creation methodology for data projects Speaker: Nanda Piersma
Bio Nanda Piersma
Nanda Piersma is professor of Responsible IT, affiliated with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). Her professorship investigates how parties in the city can gain better insights into their data through data analysis, algorithms and business analytics.
Abstract: Carrying out data science projects at bachelor level is challenging, students need to be brought up to level and expectations of business partners need to be managed. The data studio is a development in which data projects continue with subsequent student groups, and results are translated back into research and education.
Professional development in educational innovation using ICT: Mind the instructor Speaker: Kim Schildkamp
Bio Kim Schildkamp
Dr. Kim Schildkamp is an associate professor in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Kim’s research focuses on (professional development in) data-informed decision making. She is a Fulbright scholarship recipient, which she used to study data use in Louisiana. She is the past president of ICSEI (International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement). She is the Chair of the zone “Facilitating professional development and support for lecturers” of the Dutch National Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with IC. She is the global editor of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community and the associate editor for Studies in Educational Evaluation. She developed the data team® procedure, which has been used in different countries (e.g., The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, USA), and has received the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) best research-practice award. She has published widely on the use of (assessment) data. She has received grants from NWO/NRO, the EU (Erasmus plus, Comenius), The Spencer Foundation, The Ministry of Education, STW (Sience and Technology fund, the Netherlands), and several school boards. She has several international collaborations (e.g., with the University of Auckland, Antwerp University, and The University of California San Diego). For more information see https://people.utwente.nl/k.schildkamp 
Abstract: The acceleration plan for Educational Innovation with ICT is a four year program focused on bringing initiatives, knowledge, and experience for digitalization together. One of the eight zones of this program is “Facilitating professional development for lectures”, and 19 universities are collaborating in this zone. The zone aims at providing all instructors in higher education with the opportunity to use ICT in their education, ultimately to improve the quality of education. In this presentation I will focus on the five themes the zone has been working on: Collecting and sharing inspiring examples of educational innovations with ICT; Building blocks for effective professional development; Field labs with professional development initiatives focused on certain innovations (e.g., digital peer feedback); Integral approaches to facilitate professional development; and Sector-wide anchoring of educational innovation with ICT.
Bio Marcus Specht
Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 2001 he headed the department "Mobile Knowledge" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 to 2018 he was Professor for Learning Technologies at the Open Universiteit Nederland and head of the Learning Innovation Lab. His research focus is on Computational Thinking, Learning Analytics, AI in Education, and Virtual and Augmented Reality for Education. Prof. Specht is an Apple Distinguished Educator and was President (2013-2015) of the International Association of Mobile Learning.
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