The Future of Learning & Work Workshop

Open Digital Future. Perspectives on data at the intersection of education and job markets. Toward a new role of visual and learning analytics.

Date

March 14-15, 2022

Participants


Futurium Group Photo

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Overview and Goals

Innovation and progress in all domains are catalyzed and sped up by digitization, (big) data, and artificial intelligence (AI). The development and implementation of desirable futures will benefit from carefully designed data-driven and AI-powered methodologies and a well-educated workforce. The “Future of Learning & Work” workshop will bring together about 30 experts from academia, industry, and public administration/govern-ment to discuss the future of learning and education as well as the rapidly changing global labor market. State of the art talks by leading experts will present challenges and oppor-tunities in the education and workforce domains. Research results from efforts funded by the National Science Foundation and private industry in the US but also by BMBF, SMWK, and the EU-Horizon programs in Europe will be presented. Breakout sessions will aim to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities.

The Future of Learning & Work workshop will be co-organized by two institutes from the US and Germany, the TU Dresden Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation (CODIP) and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

As an onsite event, the Future of Learning & Work workshop will be conducted in hybrid format in order to avoid cancellations due to the pandemic. The entire workshop will be held in English and German.

Institutional Background

The Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation (CODIP) oversees applied and increasingly basic research in the use of digital media as tools for teaching, learning, research and other contexts in everyday human life. The scientific analysis focuses on the consequences of digitization for innovation processes, the testing of digital research infrastructures, and needs-based design of digital tools. At the same time, the CODIP serves as a mediator of research results relating to digital transformation and barrier-free participation with methods from Open and Citizen Science, with its research partners and trains the next generation of scientists. Among that, a structured PhD programme on Education & Technology does contribute to developing skills in a global network.

The mission of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is to advance datasets, modeling algorithms, and visualization tools and online services for the study of biomedical, social science, physics, and other networks. A specific focus is research on the structure and evolution of science and tech-nology and the communication of results via static and interactive maps of science. Recent publications include the Atlas of Science, Atlas of Knowledge, and the Atlas of Forecasts published by The MIT Press, see https://scimaps.org/books. Also relevant for the topics of this workshop are:

  • Börner, Nascimento, and Milojević. 2021. "Visualizing big science projects". Nature Reviews Physics doi: 10.1038/s42254-021-00374-7.
  • Ginda, Richey, Cousino, and Börner. 2019. "Visualizing learner engagement, perfor-mance, and trajectories to evaluate and optimize online course design". PLOS One e0215964. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215964.
  • Börner, Scrivner, et al. 2018. "Skill Discrepancies Between Research, Education, and Jobs Reveal the Critical Need to Supply Soft Skills for the Data Economy". PNAS 115 (50): 12630-12637. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1804247115.
  • Koschtial, C., Köhler, T. & Felden, C. (2021): e-Science. Open, social and virtual technology for research collaboration; Progress in IS Series; Berlin, Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030662615
  • Köhler, T., Schoop, E. & Kahnwald, N. (2021). Communities in New Media. Digital participation in hybrid realities and communities. Proceedings of 24th Conference GeNeMe 2021. Dresden, TUDPress. https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-728085

Location

Futurium
Alexanderufer 2
10117 Berlin
Germany

Legend

[ (A): Academia; (P): Politics & Administration; (I): Industry; (*): In person attendance; (+): Virtual attendance ]

Organizers

Portrait: Katy Börner

Katy Börner (A)*

Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS), Indiana University, USA

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Portrait: Thomas Koehler

Thomas Koehler (A)*

Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Local Organizers

Portrait: Selina Irnleitner

Selina Irnleitner (A)*

Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Anne Jantos

Anne Jantos (A)*

Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Lena Citra Manggalasari

Lena Citra Manggalasari (A)*

Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia and Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Josephine Ober

Josephine Obert (A)*

Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Medina Sydykanova

Medina Sydykanova (A)

Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS), Indiana University, USA

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Participants

Portrait: Steffen Albrecht

Steffen Albrecht (P)+

Office of Technology Assessment, German Bundestag, Germany

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Portrait: Lars Bernard

Lars Bernard (A)*

Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Claudia Borner

Claudia Börner (A)+

Center for Information, Communication and Media, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany

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Portrait: Kilian Bühling

Kilian Bühling (A)*

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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Portrait: Peter Döppler

Peter Döppler (I)*

WITTENSTEIN SE, Germany

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Portrait: Daniel Ehlers

Daniel Ehlers (A)*

Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Germany

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Portrait: Sirkka Freigang

Sirkka Freigang (I)*

Education Agent & Global Head of Smart Learning @rooom AG, Germany

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Portrait: Michael Ginda

Michael Ginda (A)*

Intelligent Systems Engineering Department, Indiana University, USA

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Portrait:Mathias Hofmann

Mathias Hofmann (A)*

Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait:Stefanie Holzheu

Stefanie Holzheu (I)*

Futurium, Germany

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Portrait: Michael Jäckel

Michael Jäckel (P)+

University of Trier, Germany

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Portrait: Karlis Kanders

Karlis Kanders (P)+

NESTA, UK

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Portrait: Alfred Klampfer

Alfred Klampfer (P)*

Directorate of Education, Upper Austria

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Portrait: Pascal Marquet

Ardi Marwan (P)*

House of Indonesian Cultures, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

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Portrait: Sander Münster

Sander Münster (I)*

Digital Humanities, Jena University, Germany

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Portrait: Jörg Neumann

Jörg Neumann (A)*

Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Jörg Neumann

Joachim Niemeier (A)*

Dresden International University, Germany

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Portrait: Asako Okamura

Asako Okamura (A)+

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Japan

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Portrait: Niels Pinkwart

Niels Pinkwart (P)*

Humboldt University, Germany

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Portrait: Rodney Revieret

Rodney Reviere (P)*

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, India

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Portrait: Michael Richey

Michael Richey (I)+

The Boeing Company, USA

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Portrait: Michael Richey

Lea Samek (P)*

OECD, France

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Portrait: Michael Richey

Friedrich Scheuermann (P)*

Frontex, Poland

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Portrait: Silvia Schöneburg-Lehnert

Silvia Schöneburg-Lehnert (A)*

Mathematical Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany

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Portrait: Sandra Schulz

Sandra Schulz (A)+

Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Portrait: Klaus Tochtermann

Klaus Tochtermann (A)*

Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany

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Portrait: Johanna Wenckebach

Johanna Wenckebach (P)*

Hans Böckler Foundation, Germany

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Portrait: Michael Wiese

Michael Wiese (I)+

Ernst & Young GmbH, Germany

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Portrait: Heinz-Werner Wollersheim

Heinz-Werner Wollersheim (A)*

Institut für Bildungswissenschaften, Universität Leipzig, Germany

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Agenda

All times are in Central European Standard Time (GMT+1)
Please note the changeover to daylight saving time if applicable (March 13th in the US)
Berlin time

Monday, March 14, 2022

12:00pm-13:00pm Welcome and presentation of our vision (with public livestream) by Katy Börner and Thomas Köhler (slides)
13:00pm-13:30pm Formal exchange during coffee break
13:30pm-14:30pm State of the art talks on challenges and opportunities with speakers from science, politics and industry:
Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Center for Economics (slide)
Johanna Wenckebach, Hans Böckler Foundation
Michael Wiese, Ernst & Young GmbH
14:30pm-15:30pm Guided activity in the Futurium exhibition
15:30pm-17:00pm Breakout groups (job market and education)
17:00pm-17:30pm Reporting back at plenary
17:30pm-18:00pm 10 years into the future: Timeline exercise - moderated by Katy Börner
18:00pm-19:00pm Adjourn
19:00pm-22:00pm Invited Dinner at restaurant Paris - Moskau
Evening talk: Michael Richey, The Boeing Company

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

09:00am-09:30am Opening talks (with public livestream): (slides)
Future of Work (Katy Börner) (slides)
Future competences (Thomas Köhler)
09:30am-10:30am Workshop on strategic directions: Research
10:30am-11:00am Informal exchange during coffee break
11:00am-12:00pm Workshop on strategic directions: Politics
12:00pm-13:00pm Global visions: Symbiotic endeavors
13:00pm-14:00pm Lunch
14:00pm Departure or bilateral afternoon discussion (elective)

Acknowledgements

Event organization is funded by BMBF, BIBB, G-WT TU Dresden, CODIP and CNS.

Contact Us

Medina Sydykanova
Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Project Support Specialist
Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
812-606-8626
msydyka@iu.edu


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