Concept

In a fast developing and highly disruptive digital-herded era, it has become evident that education, learning and their elements couldn’t have stayed unaffected both by the hype and the need for transformation. At the same time, you as an education expert…

Don’t you find yourself being enmeshed as you try to have a sustainable learning environment for your learners in what appears to be today a very complex, disruptive educational and social domain?

Isn’t it even harder to predict what kind of impact will disruption have in the next 5-10 years on this new digital learning ecosystem?

Well, the hypothesis, which forms the basis of this highly interactive workshop, is that predicting the future cannot happen without experiencing, “playing” and getting more familiar with the disruption itself and its consequences.

Since MOOCs entered the field of education they have been considered as a significant disruptive intervention. So join me in this workshop and collaborate with others on predicting the future of MOOCs by experiencing disruption in a safe environment as this workshop is. I am looking forward to working with you.

Philosophy

The philosophy following the formatting of this innovative workshop is based on Organizational Systems theory and especially on how Gestalt psychology perceives it.

In the case of this workshop, two interrelated systems are taken into consideration

A. The participants and the workshop process, as the facilitator supports them.

B. The participants, their working environment and the work they do in their everyday life.

In regards to the parallel process phenomenon via interrelated systems, a core assumption is made for this workshop: What is going to happen in system A (the workshop environment) may likely have an impact on system B, which is interrelated (the participants learning or working place in real life) in the same way, as experienced in system A. So participants will be invited or even challenged to reach an efficient level of innovative thinking around the future of MOOCs during the workshop, which they can later on “replay” in their everyday tasks and duties and further reform it using several disruptive interventions as an attitude learned during the workshop.

Design

The workshop is designed in such a way that disruptive interventions are taking place throughout the duration of it, from the way participants introduce themselves to the way they conduct a group and work together up to the final creation and mapping of the desired outcome. Various techniques and tools are utilized, depending on each case and support the enhancement of the level of engagement. Art is used as a breaking-ice exercise and sometimes even throughout the whole process. Serious games concepts are used as the core element of the work participants are doing. Participants will also experience interactions through working in groups of several sizes, getting familiar and using disruption in a safe way. The workshop has been designed and is facilitated by Yannis Angelis.

Agenda

The duration of the workshop (clean time) is 6 hours. The below agenda describes in detail the structure of the workshop.

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About me

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Yannis Angelis is working for the last 20 years in the organizational environment in different roles, mainly Training & Learning Management, Marketing Communication and Organizational Developent. Part of his role is the conduction and execution of innovative workshops on topics about team development, corporate strategy, learning and future trends and also coaching individuals and teams. His main field of interest is the Corporate Learning & Training and the change that technology provokes in this area.

Frequent Lecturer at international events and Keynote Speaker at OEB, a conference on technology-supported learning. He is the owner and creator of an instructional design model for e-learning named the “Lov-e & Car-e-osity” model, which has its engagement base on the “Flow Experience” from Positive Psychology. His model, as a participatory process leverages principles and tools from Gestalt Therapy, Behavioral Economics, Theory U, Gamification, and Story Work. He uses this model in the Corporate MOOCs he develops.

He is a founding member of INTAGIO, an association that supports Organizations embracing a humanistic perspective through their pathway of change. He is also a founding member of Beyondstorytelling, a global forum of experts that work with the narrative approach as a catalyst for organizational transformations in learning, change, leadership, branding and communication. He is currently co-organizing the first conference that will take place on this topic (www.beyondstorytelling.com).

Yannis is a passionate heavy MOOC-ker and enjoys inspiring other people to become lifelong learners as well. He believes that the key attitude during the development process of any successful learning initiative is not only to inspire people to learn but also to make them feel happy about the way they learn.