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

A welcome address by the directors of UNIwise

 

Steffen Skovfoged

Executive Director, UNIwise

Rasmus Blok

Executive Director, UNIwise

9:30-10:30 am
First Keynote: TBA

 

 

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

TBA

Demonstrations
Location: SQUARE VIEW

URKUND

FLOWcombine

12:00-13:00 pm
Lunch

 

13:00-14:00 pm
Second Keynote

 

 

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, Brunel University London

 

Anna Bager-Elsborg, Aarhus University

Demonstrations
Location: SQUARE VIEW

URKUND

FLOWcombine

15:30-16:00 pm
Plenary Address

 

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.

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
Wrap-up of day 1 and a welcome to day 2 of WISEcon 2019

 

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, 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.

 

Learnosity
Confirmed Speaker
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 Karaskiewicz, University of South-Eastern Norway

 

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.

 

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.

DENMARK:

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DENMARK:

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