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EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2009

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The Pre-Forum Day is accessible for free for conference participants. The Open Project day is an opportunity for participants to catch a glimpse of international quality work. Participants are invited to join the project events organised by different initiatives and projects the day before the official conference opens.

  • Partner Event
When Sep 23, 2009
from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Where NEC, Birmingham, UK
Contact Name EFQUEL
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Forum Program

   Wednesday, 23rd of September: Open Project Laboratory

11:00 - 17:00   

W2: New quality for new learning cultures?!

How new learning cultures can contribute to better quality learning? 

Organised by QMPP: Quality Management of Peer Production 

11:00 - 17:00   

W3: Innovating Higher Education Through Creation of ICT Communities

How communities of good practice support innovation through ICT enhanced learning in HE?

Organised by HEXTLEARN: Higher Education exploring ICT use for lifelong learning open invitation to all interested participants

11:00 - 17:00

W4: Quality for Adult Learning – An Excellence Service to the Community

How can Adult Learning act as engines for Citizen’s Lifelong Learning?

Organised by QUALC: Quality Assurance Networks for Adult Learning Centre 

11:00 - 17:00 

W5: Future Learning Environments: Creating Content Networks through innovative mashups

How can the power of third party content be harnessed in one LMS?

A workshop with showcases of innovative practices organised by Fronter including the case study: Fronter and University of Vienna

All workshops have the following schedule:

11.00-12:30 session 1
12:30-13:30 lunch in nearby restaurant (included)
13:30-15:00 session 2
15:30-17:00 session 3





  Thursday, 24th of September: First Conference Day

08:30 Registration opens
09:00 – 09:30

 Welcome addresses

Ms. Kirsti Miettinen, Director of TKK Dipoli
Dr. Claudio Dondi, President of EFQUEL
Ms. Maruja Gutierrez-Diaz, Adviser to the Director, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission
09:30 – 10:45Moderated Keynote

Prof. Gilly Salmon, University of Leicester

Title: "Did you say 'Zoo'?"

Prof. Dr. Gilly Salmon explores enabling creativity and innovation for learning. (35 min)

Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma, Co-Founder of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA)

Title: "Opening Education - What do you want to learn?"

Nnenna Nwakanma gives each person in the audience a piece of message about the importance and power of opening education. (35 min)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
 11:15 – 12:30Parallel Session 1: ICT in HE – Chances for quality and innovation in a future university
Parallel Session 2: The informal revolution – Quality Learnscapes for innovation at the workplace
Parallel Session 3: Quality for Open Educational Resources and user generated Content
Parallel Session 4: The Creative Learnscape
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Continuing of the Parallel Sessions
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break (flexible)
17:00 - 18:00Keynote

Mr. Markku Markkula, Aalto University

Title: "Aalto University as a Breakthrough Initiative in Creating New Innovative Landscapes for Lifelong Learning" (30 min)

Mr. Brian Holmes, European Commission

Title: "Quality in (e)learning ecosystems – support from the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme" (30 min)

18:30 - 19:30Sponsor-Event: 
Mash-up between formal and informal learning with advanced ICT
and Get-Together

Conference Dinner


 Ceremony of the EFQUEL Award 2009:
The EFQUEL Award 2009 honours the excellent use of ICT in HE

Moderator: Mr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Speech: Jaana Palojarvi, Ministery of Education (Finland)

Speech: Mrs. Schewa Mandel (University of Zürich), winner of the last EFQUEL Award 2007

Speech: Mrs. Ingeborg Bø (NADE) from the Awarding Committee

Speech: Mr. Claudio Dondi, president of EFQUEL

Award delivered by: Ms. Maruja Gutierrez-Diaz, Adviser to the Director, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission



  Friday, 25th of September: Second Conference Day

09:00 – 9:45

Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa, University of Hawaii, IOU Foundation

Title: “Understanding Divers Cultures of Learning in the Web”

Prof. Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa shows how to raise to the power of 2.0 in learning environments by the use of his Double-Swing model.


Reporting from the 4 groups from day 1

5 reccommendations from 4 groups each

Division of the conference group into 4 newly assembled groups

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 4 different groups are discussing the 20 statements
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30

Promoting the outcome statements

EFQUEL's Agenda beyond 2010

Defining the next research and policy practice

14.45 – 16:00 Roundtable is discussing the Agenda and reflecting from an international point of view
6:00-16:15             End and farewell



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