Thursday, 9 June, 2016 SLATE held an opening kick-off day (see programme below).
It was held in the University of Bergen’s (UiB’s) Aula.
Over 130 participants from across Norway and internationally attended. Participants represented a broad cross-section of educational players: research institutions, education institutions, educators, policy-makers, ed tech actors …
Among other things the programme included:
Faculty of Psychology Dean, Jarle Eid, UiB Rector, Dag Rune Olsen and Director-General Eivind Heder from the Ministry of Education and Research started the day with words of welcome.
Centre Director, Barbara Wasson gave an overview of SLATE.
International partners from OUCEA (University of Oxford) and CITE (University of Hong Kong) outlined some highlights from their work.
Various SLATE partners and researchers spoke of their activities.
Sølvi Lillejord, from the Knowledge Centre for Education, and Konrad Morgan, from EDUVATE, pulled some common threads from the day’s presentations in a wrap-up presentation, “the Red Thread”.
The Centre’s foundations have been established, the expectations have been clarified – SLATE is launched!
(photo credits: Stein Unger Hitland)