Keynote speaker: Iarla Flynn from Google to talk about how new technology are changing the way we live, learn and work.

The Lifelong Learning Summit in Lillehammer is a meeting place where business and higher education meets to develop lifelong learning for the future. Iarla Flynn, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Google in Northern Europe, represents a key business in the digitalisation of the society.

Flynn will talk about how new technology – as machine learning robotics and virtual reality – are reshaping how we work and live, and the need for a major reskilling effort.

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Have you ever heard of the 70:20:10 model when discussing learning?

The model indicates that 70 % of learning comes from on-the-job experiences, 20 % from informal learning and 10 % from formal education and courses. If only 10 % of the learning in organisations is achieved by formal courses and studies, what is the role of the education sector? Glenn Ruud, Global Learning and Development Director at Wilhelmsen, will talk about his experience with the  70:20:10 model, and he will challenge the educational sector through his key note presentation on the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit in February. 

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Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning, is a key note speaker at the Lillehammer Conference

Asha Kanwar, President & CEO Commonwealth of Learning will be one of the key note speakers at the conference. She will address the topic “Achieving Lifelong Learning for All: How far have we come and what next?”.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) position lifelong learning as a key component in the blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity by 2030. Three years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, governments have made important strides toward achieving SDG4, which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all’. It is an ambitious goal that covers the entire spectrum of formal, non-formal and informal learning and explicitly focuses on quality, equity and including people with disabilities. Despite the significant progress made by governments, there is still a lack of conceptual clarity about what lifelong learning means, how it can be achieved and how it will be measured. This presentation provides an overview of progress toward SDG4 at a global level, highlighting the status of lifelong learning in five regions of the world. Specific countries include Australia, Malta, Singapore, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. What are the strategies, challenges and best practices that can be drawn from their specific experiences?  The lessons learned have implications for policy and practice at a global level. Current trends indicate that the targets listed in SDG 4 will not be met by 2030. There is a pressing need for a paradigm shift where open, distance and technology enabled approaches will have a key role to play if lifelong learning opportunities for all are to become a concrete reality.