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TF-EDU annual event: The (future) educational case for NRENs

(Timezone - Europe/Amsterdam)
Birgitta Hemmingsson, Gyongyi Horvath

The GÉANT Task Force for Educational Activities (TF-EDU) would like to invite you to a pre-TNC21 Conference workshop focussing on both strategic opportunities and challenges, and sharing knowledge and best practice on practical issues related to the delivery of education, both nationally and globally.

Our annual event for 2021 will be hosted by TF-EDU Steering Committee members, using their experience, individually and collectively, and the knowledge gained from our community sessions over the past year, and during the pandemic. Our annual events attract a global audience, from NRENs, educational institutions, international organisations, governments and commercial companies.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, Jet de Ranitz, CEO of SURF, the Dutch NREN with a history of strengths and a focus on education. Jet will talk about SURF’s vision and approach to the digitalization of education, sharing SURF’s plans for acceleration of digitalization and engaging with relevant organisations with a role in education. She will also discuss data, what constitutes ‘meaningful data’, its ownership, learning analytics, and associated ethical questions. Jet will also touch upon how education is changing with the mobility of students and lifelong learning, the NREN’s role, and importance of open educational resources.

Following this we will deliver a provocative and evocative panel session to consider whether there is a changing role for National Research and Education Networking organisations (NRENs), facilitated by Esther Wilkinson (Jisc), and made up of a globally representative panel of experts with rich experience and a range of views on ‘what next?’ for NRENs.

At the service level, the session ‘What’s next for educational services?’ will be hosted by Nathalie Roth (SWITCH) and Tomi Dolenc (ARNES), where Christoph Graf from the Swiss National Research and Education Network SWITCH will provide an insight in student mobility and edu-ID.

Our legal session will focus on the remaining and/or emerging issues with respect to GDPR that have become more exposed in our sector due to the accelerated use of ICT services in the pandemic year, specifically the uncertainty that follows the Schrems II case. The session will be hosted by Vegard Moen (UNIT) and Tomi Dolenc (ARNES) and include expertise from Andrew Cormack from Jisc as well as insights from the Republic of Slovenia (tbc).

We will endeavour to set out the context for these discussions at the outset with an overview of the most recent results from our third ‘Annual Survey on Educational Services and Activities’, looking also at any trends from the earlier surveys and possible early impact of the pandemic, brought to you by Dragana Kupres (CARNET).

The workshop will help TF-EDU develop a forward-looking roadmap to better understand the changes as a community, and for the education sector as a whole.

More information and agenda can be found at the TF-EDU wiki page.

  • Alan Buxey
  • Alex Mihičinac
  • Ana Zemljak Pećina
  • Andrew Cormack
  • Ann Doyle
  • Anna Thoren
  • Antonio Vieira de Castro
  • Arjan Xhelaj
  • Azevedo Rodrigo
  • Bala Kathiresan
  • Besnik Berisha
  • Birgitta Hemmingsson
  • Branka Vuk
  • Brian Nisbet
  • Christian Meyer
  • Christina Vesterlund Hansson
  • Christoph Graf
  • Claudio Chacon
  • Cristian Turcin
  • Daniel Wüstenberg
  • Darian Onchis
  • David Burke
  • David Vrtin
  • Dean Crawford
  • Diogo Castro
  • Douglas Harré
  • Eli Shmueli
  • Elisabet Malvebo
  • Elisantila Gaci
  • Erik Kikkenborg
  • Esther Wilkinson
  • Fizi Jalil
  • Flavia Costi
  • George Konnis
  • Gill Ferrell
  • Giovanni Toffoli
  • Gonçal Badenes
  • Goran Škvarč
  • Gordana Jugo
  • Gregory Boulahouache
  • Gyongyi Horvath
  • Helga Spitaler
  • Ioan SAMUILA
  • jack barokas
  • Jamie Sunderland
  • Jardar Leira
  • Javier Valdiviezo
  • Jean Pierre Aerts
  • Johani Karonen
  • John DiMaria
  • Jonas Karlsson
  • Jonathan Viner
  • Joseph Farran
  • Klara Bilic Mestric
  • Koen Schelkens
  • Leandro Guimaraes
  • Lena Dafgård
  • Linda Jerdenius
  • Magnus Strømdal
  • Marco Dütsch
  • Maria Kumle
  • Maria Ristkok
  • Marko Bonač
  • Mary Grammatikou
  • Matija Čufer
  • Meoli Kashorda
  • Michael Axelsson
  • Mike Erickson
  • Milos Liska
  • Mohamed Ali Ahmed
  • Nadav Kavalerchik
  • Naira Kocharyan
  • Nataša Glavor
  • Nathalie Roth
  • Nelson Dias
  • Nicky Wako
  • Olga Popcova
  • Panayiota Smyrli
  • Praveen Misra
  • Radoslav Yoshinov
  • Renato Furter
  • Roberto Giorgi
  • Stefan Otto
  • Stephanos Andreou
  • Steve Song
  • Tiago Simões
  • Tiwonge Banda
  • Tomi Dolenc
  • Ulf Olsson
  • Vegard Moen
  • Volodymyr Galagan
  • Warda Al Habsi
  • Yevhenii Preobrazhenskyi
  • Zvonko Martinovic
  • 19 others
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