yOUr Day at OUNL

17th January we organised yOUrDay 2019, an event promoted by the yOUng network of the Open University, which I am proudly helping being a member of the board. yOUr is an event organised by young employees at the OU but addressed to everyone. The idea was to find space and time to foster inter-generational collaboration, promote future career opportunities and better professionalization for the employees of the Open University. This year the theme of the day was "yOUr day, yOUr future".

Me and the members of the yOUng board (Katya, Manon, Laurie and Mari) we organised a very interesting event, which included two keynotes: 1) Theo Bastiens, rector of the OU,  2) Eshter Crombag, professor at Maastricht University; four different workshops about Social Media, Career Development, Stress Management and Pitching ideas. There was also a pub quiz which was quite fun to do, a pitch session where more people presented their interesting ideas, to be complemented with lunch and networking drinks with music.

yOUr day was an occasion to bring, at least for one day, yOUng employees at the centre of the Open University. Sometimes forgotten, compared to their senior colleagues, young people nowadays live a much more flexible and challenging life with a lot of uncertainties. For this reason, peer learning activities as yOUr day can help to boost their confidence, and professional development. 

Call for Participation #JTELSS19

The Fifteenth EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2019
June 1-8, 2019 | Bari, Italy

https://ea-tel.eu/jtelss/jtelss2019/

Call for Participation

We are pleased to announce the 15th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS) that will take place on June 1-8, 2019 in Bari, Italy. The summer school is organised by the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning – EATEL (http://ea-tel.eu/).

The EATEL summer school provides a stimulating learning environment where participants get opportunities to develop research skills, increase their knowledge base, collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas, engage in debate, have access to experts in the field, and discuss their own work.

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Read Between The Lines accepted at LAK'19

The article Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimodal Data for Learning
by Daniele Di Mitri, Jan Schneider, Roland Klemke, Marcus Specht and Hendrik Drachsler has been accepted as  FULL RESEARCH PAPER for the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK19) to be held in Tempe, Arizona, USA, March 4-8 2019.