What are the current and potential uses of e-learning platforms? How can learning be made more coherent and co-ordinated?
The round-table discussion is being organised by the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations system, together with the Geneva Learning Network and DiploFoundation.
The aim is to share knowledge in regard to the current and potential uses of e-learning. The round-table also aims to compare, analyse and reflect on the future of e-learning.
The JIU will consider these conclusions and findings as it prepares its official report on learning entitled “Policies, programmes and platforms in support of learning. Towards more coherence, coordination and convergence”.
learning managers in the United Nations system organisations based in Geneva, learning services providers, other interested practitioners;
interested representatives of diplomatic missions;
virtual attendance of UN entities based in other cities;
the JIU project team.
The round-table conference will take place on Monday, 2nd December 2019, Salle XII, United Nations Office at Geneva - 14:00-17:30 (local time).
·Petru Dumitriu, Inspector, Project Coordinator, Joint Inspection Unit
·Jesús Guerrero, Chief, Management and Communications Unit,
Centre for Learning and Multilingualism, United Nations Office at Geneva
Introduction: reflections on the future of e-learning
·Jessica Dehler Zufferey, Executive Director, LEARN, Center for Learning Sciences, Ecole politechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Keynote presentations on e-learning platforms
· Andrew Law, Director, Open Media, The Open University
· Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation; Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
·Jean-Marc Tassetto, CEO and Co-Founder, Coorpacademy
·Tom Wambeke, Chief, Learning Innovation, International Training Center, International Labour Organization
Digital Transformation and Online Learning Specialist
Mr Dejan Dinčić Digital Transformation and Online Learning Specialist
Mr Dejan Dinčić is a digital transformation and online learning specialist, based in Geneva. Formerly technical director of DiploFoundation, he now teaches and provides strategic advice for Diplo. Since 2016 he has also worked as a consultant for international organisations, development NGOs, and UN agencies. He is a sought-after trainer and facilitator who brings topic knowledge, technical expertise, and effective training methodologies to events and workshops.
With professional and academic background in online and distance education, and information technologies, Dejan has more than twenty years of experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and in academia. His major research interests include digital transformation and knowledge management.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (2004‒2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006‒2010), and a member of the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NETmundial (2013‒2014). In 2018-2019, he served as co-Executive Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UN) High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
A former diplomat, Jovan has a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology. He has been a pioneer in the field of cyber diplomacy since 1992 when he established the Unit for Information Technology and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and later, DiploFoundation.
Since 1997, Jovan’s research and articles on cyber diplomacy have shaped research and policy discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. His book, An Introduction to Internet Governance, has been translated into 9 languages and is used as a textbook for academic courses worldwide. He lectures on e-diplomacy and Internet governance in academic and training institutions in many countries, including Austria (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Belgium (College of Europe), Switzerland (University of St Gallen), Malta (University of Malta), and the United States (University of Southern California).