WISEcon 2019

September 4 – 5 / LEGO HOUSE / Billund

WISEcon 2019 will take place in the exciting surroundings of LEGO HOUSE in Billund, Denmark. Join us for two days of sharing ideas and best practices on how to use technology in higher education.

At WISEcon 2019, we bring together some of the most experienced people to discuss and investigate the role of technology in higher education and the exam and assessment process. We invite colleagues, business partners, WISEflow users and higher education professionals to the two-day conference, where we will share ideas and best practices to solve the complex issues at hand.

The conference aims to address the challenges and opportunities that digital assessment poses in higher education, such as moving beyond the standard written exam, handling academic integrity in a digital environment and integrating third-party applications in exams.

Themes for WISEcon 2019

Beyond the Written Exam

We investigate how educational institutions can move beyond the classic written exams and make use of other examination forms such as open book, oral exams, practical subjects, video, audio, and more.

Digital Cheating

The transition to digital exams within higher education has introduced new ways of cheating and plagiarism by students. How do we address this in a meaningful way and find the right balance between security and flexibility without impeding on student learning in the process?

Implementation Done – What’s Next?

The question is: How do we move beyond the basic application of learning technology? This theme focuses on how to take ownership of the digital tools and the opportunities provided by the technology. The goal is to utilise the digital tools in a way that innovate the educational practice and simultanously facilitate the goals of the institution.

 

Using Third-party Programs within Digital Exams

What are the benefits of using third-party applications in higher education exams, how can educational institutions incorporate them, and what security implications should be considered?

Day 1

8:30-9:00 
Check-In (Square)

Registration, coffee, and a light breakfast

9:00-9:30 
Welcome (Forum)

Steffen Skovfoged and Rasmus Blok welcomes you to WISEcon 2019. In this session we will vote on what feature you would like our development team to develop during the conference. The feature will be demonstrated at the Closing Address at the end of second day. The different features to choose from will be revealed later.

 

Steffen Skovfoged

Executive Director, UNIwise

Rasmus Blok

Executive Director, UNIwise

9:30-10:30 
First Keynote Speaker (Forum)
The Role of Exams in Modern Education

Modern assessment must take into account the development of 21st-century skills such as creativity, collaboration, and digital competence. Moreover, in order to develop exams as both formative and summative activities, we need to consider the stakes and values from the student’s perspective. This also relates to current challenges with plagiarism and cheating.

 

Hanne Leth Andersen

Rector, Roskilde University

10:30-10:45 
Break (Square)

In this break you have the opportunity to have your picture taken by our photographer in the colourful surroundings of the LEGO House. Make it a day to remember!

 

10:45-12:00 
Split Session 1: Beyond the Standard Written Exam

This is a split session. Choose between practical demonstrations of educational technology or talks on the session subject.

Speakers

Location: Forum

 

Arts University Bournemouth

Introducing WISEflow for Practice-based Courses

The introduction of an online assessment system for practice-based courses presents a number of challenges. However, with a combination of technical knowledge, collaboration, imagination, an understanding of requirements, and persistence, more can be achieved than was ever envisaged at the start of the project.

Speakers:

  • Alison Aspery, Head of Quality and Standards
  • Alex Bradbeer, Senior Systems Administrator Digital Learning
  • Andy Forscutt, Senior Web Developer Information Services
  • Vicky Morcombe, Senior Student Records Officer
Leo Park, CEO at DUCOgen

The Future of Smart Education – ICT Convergence Education Services in the 4th Industrial Age

A case study of education using VR technology and WISEflow

Demonstrations

Location: LEGO Play Lab 1

 

URKUND

URKUND demonstrates their fully-automated system for detecting and preventing plagiarism and gives us a    tour of their new UI – View 7.

Using FLOWcombine in WISEflow

We will demonstrate different ways to use FLOWcombine, allowing you to combine several flow types and synchronise from the top flow to the end flow.

12:00-13:00 
Lunch (Mini Chef Restaurant)

 

13:00-14:00 
Second Keynote Speaker (Forum)
Digital Exams: A Catalyst for Innovative Assessment Practice? 
Digital exams are being implemented in an increasing number of institutions and are transforming the exam experience for students. However, the exams themselves are mostly digital versions of pen-and-paper exams.
 
This talk will discuss some of the opportunities waiting to be explored and ask how digital exams can become a stimulus for improving assessment practice.

 

Professor Mariann Rand-Weaver

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brunel University London

14:00-14:15 
Break (Square)

Coffee and cake will be served.

14:15-15:30 
Split Session 2: Beyond the Implementation Phase

This is a split session. Choose between practical demonstrations of educational technology or talks on the session subject.

Speakers

Location: Forum

 

Robyn Fitzharris

Executive Officer to Vice-Provost (Education), Brunel University London

Data Analytics and Digital Examinations

Can we predict student success? As exams are becoming digital, the exams also become a source of data. The question is if – and how – we can utilise this data to improve upon the existing structures of the exam and assessment process. Robyn Fitzharris will discuss how the data generated might enable analysis of patterns in student behaviour, giving insight into how differently students approach exams and which approaches provide the best results for students.

Anna Bager-Elsborg

Ph.d., cand.scient.pol, Aarhus University

Personalised Study Skill Advice with WISEflow

Students seek to improve their exam results, they ask for feedback and they request guidance on how best to study. It is a resource-demanding task for universities to accommodate these needs. This presentation will show how UNIwise and Centre for Teaching and Learning (Aarhus University) have explored the possibilities for providing study skill counselling to students based on data from WISEflow.

Robyn Fitzharris, Anna Bager-Elsborg and Rasmus Blok

Panel Discussion

Demonstrations

Location: LEGO Play Lab 1

 

URKUND

URKUND demonstrates their fully-automated system for detecting and preventing plagiarism and gives us a tour of their new UI – View 7.

Using FLOWcombine in WISEflow

We will demonstrate different ways to use FLOWcombine, allowing you to combine several flow types and synchronise from the top flow to the end flow.

15:30-16:00 
Plenary Address (Forum)

We summarize the speaks and demonstrations of the day and introduce the programme for the rest of the evening.

 

16:00-16:45 
Break and Recharge

Visit the BRICKACCINO Cafe to enjoy a beverage or explore the exciting surroundings of LEGO HOUSE. The LEGO Shop is open until 17:30.

During this break, it will also be possible to have pictures taken by our photographer and Mr. Park invites you to try his virtual reality equipment.

If you have not checked in at your hotel room yet this is the time to do it.

 

 

Leo Park

CEO at DUCOgen

16:45-19:00 
LEGO House Experience Zones (LEGO House Entrance)

LEGO HOUSE has four different zones (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green), each with a specific focal point (Creativity, Cognitive abilities, Emotions and Social play). Before we start playing and having fun, we will have our group picture taken. Please show up at the LEGO House entrance at 16:45.

19:00-21:00 
Networking Dinner (Square)

 

Day 2

8:30-9:00 
Coffee and a Light Breakfast (Square)

 

9:00-9:30 
Welcome to the second day of WISEcon 2019 (Forum)

We start the day with an introduction of the programme for the second day of the conference and provide an update on how we are progressing with the development project.

 

9:30-10:15 
Third Keynote Speaker (Forum)
Fighting Cheating and Plagiarism – Experiences from Aarhus University

How can an educational institution effectively address the problem of cheating and plagiarism, one of the most critical issues in higher education today?

Aarhus University has created a framework as a response to this specific challenge, and Christian Waldstrøm shares from his experiences regarding the prevention, discovery, sanctioning and follow-up of cases involving cheating and plagiarism.

Christian Waldstrøm

PhD, Associate professor, Aarhus University BSS

10:15-11:00
Split Session 3: Digital Cheating in Higher Education

This is a split session. Choose between practical demonstrations of educational technology or talks on the session subject.

Speakers

Location: Forum

 

Karin Brennholm
Project Leader, Section of Study Administration, UiT The Artic University of Norway

Has Digital Onsite Exams Made It Easier to Cheat?

The faculty members often explains why they want an on-site exam with security reasons; they want to prevent the student of cheating by securing that they do not have access to forbidden aids. At the same time, they fear that opening up for using a computer will give the students some new opportunities for cheating.

During this presentation, I will tell you how we try to prevent cheating at on-site exams at UiT The Artic University of Norway and why we accept the risk of someone cheating.

Henning Säll

Global Expansion Manager, Urkund 

How to Counter Plagiarism and Contract Cheating – a Global Threat to Education Quality

One mouse click away, students have access to all information they could possibly need to create or to copy a text. There are essay mills creating and selling texts tailored for any topic. And on top of this, how could possibly our friend AI bring new possibilities for students to cheat when creating texts?

A presentation regarding the issue of plagiarism and contract cheating, and the solutions Urkund is bringing to teachers across the globe.

Demonstrations

Location: LEGO Play Lab 1

 

Rubrics

This demonstration will show how Rubrics, an assessment matrix for providing feedback to students, works  and highlight which advantages structured digital feedback has for both students and academics.

Practical Exams

Following on from standardised digital feedback, Rubrics in WISEflow can be manipulated for practical examinations. In this session, we look at Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s) and how these can be carried out in WISEflow with minimal effort.

11:00-11:15 
Break (Square)

 

11:15 -12:00 
Fourth Keynote Speaker (Forum)
Learnosity – Learning and Technology: The Building Blocks of Innovation 

Edtech pioneers Learnosity specialise in industry-leading assessment software. They work with some of the world’s most-renowned educational companies and publishers in delivering assessments to over 9.3 million users per month.
In this session, support engineer and EMEA team lead Gonzalo Zawakzki will discuss education’s evolution in the digital age, with a special focus on how integrated technologies have created virtually unlimited possibilities for personalising the learning experience.

 

Gonzalo Zawadzki
EMEA Team Lead, Support Engineering

Learnosity

12:00-13:00 
Lunch (Mini Chef Restaurant)

 

13:00-14:15 
Split Session 4: Third-party Applications in Digital Exams

This is a split session. Choose between practical demonstrations of educational technology or talks on the session subject.

Speakers

Location: Forum

 

Agata Olaussen

Digital Exam Advisor, University of South-Eastern Norway 

Facing the Challenges Related to Using Third-party Applications During an Exam

At USN, teachers focus not only on teaching the students theoretical knowledge but also on how to use different tools and programs, that they will encounter when joining the workforce. This is especially important in subjects like economy, finance or engineering that use programs such as Excel, R, SPESS, AutoCad throughout their courses. At the end of the semester, we would like to test this program-knowledge in a controlled environment often without any examination aids allowed. This presentation focuses on the challenges USN meets when trying to fulfil these needs and how we choose to approach them.

Amir Ebrahimi

Business Implementation Manager, UNIwise

How Third-party Programs Can Be Used in Digital Exams

This talk gives attention to various challenges with the use of third-party programs in digital exams. The main concern is one of security: How can digital exam platforms integrate other programs without having any negative impact on the security protocols about cheating and plagiarism at the educational institutions? With WISEflow as a starting point, the complex issues with the integration of third-party programs in digital exams and how to deal with these in the future will be addressed.

Agata Olaussen, Amir Ebrahimi, and Mads Stenhøj Andersen

Panel Discussion

Demonstrations

Location: LEGO Play Lab 1

 

Rubrics

This demonstration will show how Rubrics, an assessment matrix for providing feedback to students, works  and highlight which advantages structured digital feedback has for both students and academics.

Practical Exams

Following on from standardised digital feedback, Rubrics in WISEflow can be manipulated for practical examinations. In this session, we look at Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s) and how these can be carried out in WISEflow with minimal effort.

14:15-15:00
Closing Address (Forum)

Final address of the conference and a showcase of the two-day development project of a brand new feature for WISEflow.

We give some insight into the future of WISEflow and UNIwise: Which trends are we focusing on within the field of digital assessment, which directions are we headed from here and what can you as users expect from us going forward?

 

Steffen Skovfoged

Executive Director, UNIwise

Rasmus Blok

Executive Director, UNIwise

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At WISEcon, we bring together some of the most experienced minds within higher education to discuss the role of technology in higher education specifically in the exam and assessment process. We invite colleagues, business partners, WISEflow users and higher education professionals to a two-day conference, where we will share ideas and best practices on how to solve present issues with digital examination.

Venue for WISEcon

Inspiring the assessment of tomorrow requires experience, insight and most of all, imagination – and that is what WISEcon 2019 is about.

To make room for play and imagination in the conference, we partnered up with LEGO HOUSE as the venue for WISEcon.  Under the motto “learning through play”, LEGO HOUSE provides a place to experiment, have fun and learn – all at the same time.

We are certain this playful environment will make WISEcon 2019 a place to reimagine assessment, helping all of us continue building digital assessment in higher education and inspire the assessment of tomorrow.

Please note: LEGO House is closed on September 6th.

TRANSPORTATION, DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Visit the LEGO HOUSE website for information

ACCOMMODATION

We have reserved a limited number of suites at Hotel LEGOLAND for our delegates. Book here.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

The catering for the event takes dietary restrictions into consideration. Note your allergies or your dietary preferences (e.g veganism) in the booking form when booking your WISEcon ticket.

DENMARK:

Jens Baggesens Vej 47, 8200 Aarhus N

SOUTH KOREA:

Global Lounge at Seoul Business Agency #306, Maebongsan-ro 37, Mapo-gu Seoul 03909

DENMARK:

+45 7174 7072

SOUTH KOREA:

+82 10 4630 4376