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 within higher education 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 implementational steps and the standard written exams, handling academic integrity in a digital environment and using third-party applications in exams.

Themes for WISEcon 2019

Beyond the Written Exam

How do educational institutions move beyond written exams and include digital opportunities in other forms: oral, open book, practical subjects, video, audio and more.

Digital Cheating in Higher Education

The development of the digital environment in higher education has also introduced new methods of exam cheating and plagiarism. How do we fight this in a meaningful way, find the right balance between security and flexibility and not impede student learning in the process?

Implementation Done – What’s Next?

How to move beyond the basic application of learning technology, taking ownership of the digital tools and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the technology to innovate the educational practice and 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 am
Check-In

Registration and coffee & a light breakfast

 

9:00-9:30 am
Welcome

Wecolme to WISEcon 2019!

To start the conference off, you get to vote on what feature you would most like to see in WISEflow next. Our development team will then undertake the chosen project live during the conference.

 

Steffen Skovfoged

Executive Director, UNIwise

Rasmus Blok

Executive Director, UNIwise

9:30-10:30 am
First Keynote:
Exams and their role in modern education

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

 

Hanne Leth Andersen

Rector, Roskilde University

Confirmed Speaker

10:30-10:45 am
15 Minute Break

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

 

10:45-12:00 am
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

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 

Introducing WISEflow for practice-based courses

The introduction of an online assessment system for practice-based courses presents a number of challenges but 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.

 

Demonstrations

Location: SQUARE VIEW

 

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 pm
Lunch

 

13:00-14:00 pm
Second Keynote
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

Confirmed speaker
14:00-14:15 am
15 Minute Break

Coffee and cake will be served

14:15-15:30 am
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 – however reasonable.  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.

Demonstrations

Location: SQUARE VIEW

 

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 pm
Plenary Address

We wrap up on the speaks and demonstrations of the day and introduce the programme for the rest of the evening.

 

16:00-17:00 pm
1 Hour Break

Visit the BRICKACCINO Cafe to relax and enjoy a beverage or explore the exciting surroundings of LEGO HOUSE – both inside and out.

During this break, it will be possible to have pictures taken by our photographer.

At this point, there is also time to check in for delegates with hotel reservations.

The LEGO Shop is open until 17:30.

 

17:00-19:00 pm
Lego House Experience Zones

LEGO HOUSE has four different zones (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green), each with a specific focal point (Creativity, Cognitive abilities, Emotions and Social play).

19:00-21:00 pm
Networking Dinner

 

Day 2

8:30-9:00 am
Coffee & a light breakfast

 

9:00-9:30 am
Welcome to day 2 of WISEcon 2019

We start the day with an introduction of the day 2’s programme and see how we are progressing with the development project.

 

9:30-10:15 am
Third Keynote: 
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

Confirmed speaker
10:15-11:00 am
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, University of Tromsø

URKUND

Demonstrations

Location: SQUARE VIEW

 

Rubrics

Practical Exams

11:00-11:15 pm
15 Minute Break

 

11:15-12:00 pm
Fourth Keynote: Learnosity

Learnosity, a technology company specialising in assessment solutions, are driven by a single mission: to create better learning experiences for learners everywhere.

 

Gonzalo Zawadski
EMEA Team Lead, Support Engineering

Learnosity

Jim Ruddy
Senior Vice President of Business Development

Learnosity

12:00-13:00 pm
Lunch

 

13:00-14:00 am
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 connected to using third-party applications during an exam

At USN, teachers focus not only on teaching the students theoretical knowledge but also how to use different tools and programs that they will meet when joining the work force. This is especially important in subjects like economy, finance or engineering that use Excel, R, SPESS, AutoCad and many other programs throughout their courses. At the end of the semester they would like to test this program-knowledge in a controlled environment, often without examination support materials. This presentation focuses on the challenges USN met when trying to fulfil those needs and how they chose to approach them.

Amir Ebrahimi

UNIwise

Demonstrations

Location: SQUARE VIEW

 

Rubrics

Practical Exams

14:00-15:00 pm
Closing Address

Final address of the conference and a showcase of the two-day development project undertaken during the conference.

We give some insight into the future of WISEflow and UNIwise: what trends are we seeing, what directions are we taking and what can users expect from us 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 and explore 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 issues at hand.

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.

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