Digital transformation of society
EAAL Forum on the future of adult education and EPALE online discussion
organized by Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE) and CMEPIUS
17 June 2021 via Zoom and EPALE
Digital transformation of society is a phenomenon that is impossible to evade. It affects all generations and several areas of our lives. As individuals we have become very conscious of limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In these times, we were literally forced to take a leap into the virtual world of communication and collaboration. We had to develop our digital skills, however, due to many restrictions (money, infrastructure, basic skills …), the digital gap only widened.
Digitalization is crucially and mutually connected with lifelong learning. We learn in order to acquire digital skills. On the other hand, technology can support our learning process (and other life circumstances) immensely. Artificial intelligence plays an important role in all this.
Rightfully, we are wondering, what is our future going to be, and what opportunities are there for synergy between mankind and technology?
We hosted renowned professionals and practitioners to talk about digital transformation of society, ethical aspects and lifelong learning.
The event took place on 17 June via ZOOM and was interpreted into sign language as well as from English into Slovenian, and vice versa.
- Social Digital Innovation: matching digital transformation with social transformative change
Altheo Valentini, MA (pdf, 4,6 MB)
- Artificial intelligence and the future of lifelong learning
Mag. Mitja Jermol, MSc (in slovenian, pdf, 4 MB)
- Use of modern technologies in lifelong learning 4.0
Mag. Matej Veber, MSc (in slovenian, video)
- Pattern city
Brigita Kropušek Ranzinger and Erik Kapfer, Miha Cojhter (in slovenian, slides ppsx, 102 MB)
- Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology in times of technological transitions
Dr Luka Omladič (in slovenian, pdf, 500 KB)
Full video of the event
Social Digital Innovation: matching digital transformation with social transformative change (Altheo Valentini, M.A.)
Artificial intelligence and the future of lifelong learning (Mitja Jermol, MSc)
Use of modern technologies in lifelong learning 4.0 (Matej Veber, MSc)
The role of International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) (Gašper Hrastelj)
Pattern City Velenje (Brigita Kropušek Ranzinger, Erik Kapfer and Miha Cojhter)
Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology in times of technological transitions (Luka Omladič, PhD)
National online EPALE discussion
Recording of the event via Zoom
EAAL Forum on the future of adult education
Altheo Valentini, MA, CSS EPALE thematic coordinator
Social Digital Innovation: matching digital transformation with social transformative change
Mag. Mitja Jermol, MSc, holder of UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education and head of the Centre for Knowledge Transfer at Jožef Stefan Institute
Artificial intelligence and the future of lifelong learning
Mag. Matej Veber, MSc, teacher of robotics and mechatronics, Secondary school for mechanical engineering, mechatronics and media
Use of modern technologies in lifelong learning 4.0
Gašper Hrastelj, general secretary of UNESCO National Commission and IRCAI representative
The role of International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
Brigita Kropušek Ranzinger, directress of Velenje Adult Education Centre, Centre of enriched reality (CORe), and founder and directress of the foundation Fruit forest, and Erik Kapfer and Miha Cojhter, co-founders of Pattern City
Moderator: Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, MSc, SIAE
National online EPALE discussion
Dr Luka Omladič, Institute for applied ethics, Ljubljana; former member (2012–2019) of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)
Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology in times of technological transitions
Moderator: Brigita Kruder, MSc, Slovenska Bistrica Adult Education Centre
is the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe dedicated to adult education professionals by creating a space for the exchange of their opinions, experiences, news and resources. The National Support Service (NSS) for EPALE Slovenia is located at CMEPIUS.
is the acronym for the Implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL). Activities in EU member states have been ongoing since 2012; in Slovenia they are coordinated by SIAE. In the current EAAL phase (2020–2021) among other activities, we are organizing forums on the future of adult learning.
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