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Building New Bridges Together

Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Higher Education –
For the World We Want to Shape

About this event

This is the second edition of the Globethics.net International Conference: Building New Bridges Together. This year's focus is on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Higher Education – for the World We Want to Shape and spans two events with the invitation to participate in one or both.

  • 9-10 November 2021: an interactive online hackathon focused on ethics in higher education, as part of the Digital Education Hackathon initiative (DigiEduHack) 2021. Join a team or team up with your colleagues and win a prize by solving the challenge of finding ethics-based higher education models that can build bridges for inclusion, equity and diversity.

 

  • 10 December 2021: an online conference day to showcase the creative results of the two-day hackathon and the opportunity to present a Future Learning Toolkit with ground-breaking solutions from different regions. Register here
    Check out the programme

The event will bring together teachers, educators, researchers and institutions. Be part of it and join them to create an ethical and values-based education.

When09-10 November 2021
10 December 2021 
WhereOnline 
WhatHackathon
Language English

Building bridges for inclusion, equity and diversity in higher education

Join on these three days of a vibrant and inspiring collaboration journey.

9 November 2021, 15:00-18:00 CET

This first part will offer a full introduction to the theme and working methods of the conference process. We will introduce and frame the challenge and present the conference process theme and the relevance of ethics in higher education. Three thematic impulse presentations will serve as discussion starters.

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10 November 2021, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 CET

Throughout the day, three two-hour workshops will be offered to accommodate different time zones, and to offer the opportunity to engage with the challenge: "Learning for future - Leaving no one behind: Which models and practices of higher education based on ethics can build bridges for inclusion, equity and diversity?"

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10 December 2021, 15:00-18:00 CET

An interactive online conference day will highlight the results of the two-day hackathon in an open forum and will introduce the plans for a Future Learning Toolkit with solutions and best practices, from different regions.

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Join our online hackathon for the future of education!

Learning for the future - Leaving no one behind!

Until 2030 more than a billion young people will enter the labour force. Educators have the pedagogical task to prepare them for their roles in professional fields, and most importantly, for being tomorrow's change-makers and bridge-builders.

We are joining the call of the the Digital Education Hackathon initiative (DigiEduHack) and creating a challange. Team up and participate in the Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021! Create solutions for ethics-based higher education models that can build bridges for inclusion, equity and diversity.

 

Agenda

All times indicated are in CET timezone.

09 November 15:00-16:00

Opening: Ethics in Higher Education - For the World We Want to Shape

Roadmap for the conference process; Introduction to the conference process theme and the relevance of ethics in higher education.

  • 15:00-15:30 - Welcome, opening and introduction to the conference process
    and objectives
  • 15:30-16:00 - Opening addresses, Interventions of conference mentors
09 November 16:00-17:00

Framing session: Building new bridges together

What is a digital education hackathon? Why the Building of New Bridges Together conferencing initiative? How do we wish to work together? Introduction of moderators, listeners and challenge session coordinators -DigiEduHack and conference objectives, expected outcomes and continuation process

  • 16:00-16:30 - Context of the debate
  • 16:30-16:45 - Q&A
  • 16:45-17:00 - Explanation of hackathon challenge, expected outcome
09 November 17:00-18:00

Thematic impulse presentations: Inclusion, equity and diversity

We want to explore how emerging generations can be equipped meaningfully through higher education for the transformation of our communities in more peaceful, inclusive, equitable and diverse spaces of cohabitation. Three thematic inputs from theory and praxis of higher education will guide our common reflection around inclusion, equity and diversity.

  • 17:00-17:45 - Three thematic Impulse Presentations. Best practices and models of
    Inclusion, equity and diversity in higher education
  • 17:45-17:55 - Q&A
  • 17:55-18:00 - Closing first day DigiEduHack 2021

 

10 November 11:00-13:00

Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021 challenge workshop

This workshop is a space for exchanging on experiences and working together on solutions for the hackathon challenge: "Learning for Future - Leaving No One Behind: Which models and practices of higher education based on ethics can build bridges across gaps in view of empowering marginalized groups, providing access to education infrastructures and resources, or leveraging technology meaningfully for inclusive, equitable and diverse learning that will shape tomorrow's world?" The objective of the workshop is to provide concrete solutions, publishable in a praxis-oriented Digital Learning for Future Toolbox and Manual, on one of the aspects of the challenge posed: a. Ethics in Higher Education and Inclusion, b. Ethics in Higher Education and Equity, and c. Ethics in Higher Education and Diversity.

10 November 14:00-16:00

Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021 challenge workshop

This workshop is a space for exchanging on experiences and working together on solutions for the hackathon challenge: "Learning for Future - Leaving No One Behind: Which models and practices of higher education based on ethics can build bridges across gaps in view of empowering marginalized groups, providing access to education infrastructures and resources, or leveraging technology meaningfully for inclusive, equitable and diverse learning that will shape tomorrow's world?" The objective of the workshop is to provide concrete solutions, publishable in a praxis-oriented Digital Learning for Future Toolbox and Manual, on one of the aspects of the challenge posed: a. Ethics in Higher Education and Inclusion, b. Ethics in Higher Education and Equity, and c. Ethics in Higher Education and Diversity.

10 November 16:30-18:30

Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021 challenge workshop

This workshop is a space for exchanging on experiences and working together on solutions for the hackathon challenge: "Learning for Future - Leaving No One Behind: Which models and practices of higher education based on ethics can build bridges across gaps in view of empowering marginalized groups, providing access to education infrastructures and resources, or leveraging technology meaningfully for inclusive, equitable and diverse learning that will shape tomorrow's world?" The objective of the workshop is to provide concrete solutions, publishable in a praxis-oriented Digital Learning for Future Toolbox and Manual, on one of the aspects of the challenge posed: a. Ethics in Higher Education and Inclusion, b. Ethics in Higher Education and Equity, and c. Ethics in Higher Education and Diversity.

 

Prizes

In addition to the global DigiEduHack award, valued at 5000 EUR for the best teams , Globethics.net will offer attractive prizes for the winning team and two runner ups, selected by our jury.

Globethics.net prizes

  • Prize for the winner with the best solution: one free certificate track course of the Globethics.net Academy course programme (at a value of 300.00 USD) (free choice).
  • Prize for runner up 1: Certificate track course reduction voucher of 250.00 USD on one course of the Globethics.net Academy course programme (free choice).
  • Prize runner up 2: Certificate track course reduction voucher of 200.00 USD on one course of the Globethics.net Academy course programme (free choice).
  • Prize runner up 3: Two volumes of the Globethics.net Publications series Ethics Education (free choice).
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Co-creating a toolkit for the future of  inclusive, equitable and diverse learning

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An interactive online conference day will highlight the results of the two-day hackathon in an open forum, allowing the audience to engage and offer feedback. Globethics.net will introduce the plans for a Future Learning Toolkit with solutions and best practices, from different regions and institutional settings, around the challenge presented, a toolkit for higher education institutions seeking to develop inclusive, equitable and diverse learning environments. 

Agenda

All times indicated are in CET timezone.

10 December 15:00-15:31

Building New Bridges Together

Welcome and Opening
Dr Obiora Ike (Nigeria and Germany)
Executive Director, Globethics.net

Celebration Human Rights Day
Mr Ray Andrew Macua
Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA)

ICDE’s vision for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education through online, open, and distance learning
Ms Torunn Gjelsvik (Norway)
Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)


What have we learned? What priority topics and solutions emerged from your Hackathon Workshop?
Dr John Methusaleh (India) and Dr Opiyo Ogutu (Kenya)
Hackathon listeners

 
10 December 15:31-15:51
Leaving one behind!

Prof Asha Singh Kanwar (India and Canada)
President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning

10 December 15:51-16:09
Inclusion of Voices We Need to Hear

Questions and answers: Open forum for contributions from the audience

Poem by Chiedu (UK)

How can I and my  institution connect with Globethics.net

10 December 16:09-16:40
Celebrating the Milestones

Presentation of solutions to the hackathon challenge and prize ceremony

10 December 16:40-17:02
Vignettes on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity

Highlights of Globethics.net regional partnerships and educational projects
P. Alfonso Gomez (Argentina)
Rector, Catholic University of Cordoba
Dr Kabaly Subramanian (India/Oman)
Assistant Professor, Arab Open University
Prof Jane Kerabu (Kenya)

10 December 17:02-17:13
Inclusion of Voices We Need to Hear

Questions and answers: Open forum for contributions from the audience

Poem by Dr Rob Bell (UK)

10 December 17:13-17:34
Ethics in Higher Education and Societal Impact

Interactive intergenerational panel
Prof. Dr Christoph Stueckelberger (Switzerland)
President and Founder
Globethics.net

Dr Vissia Ita Yulianto (Indonesia)
Researcher, lecturer, and managing editor 
 

10 December 17:34-17:50
For the World We Want to Shape

Synthesis and invitation to the continuation process: Globethics.net future learning toolkit

10 December 17:50-18:00
Closing
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Any questions?

If your question is not listed below, please send us an e-mail at conference@globethics.net. We will be happy to assist you.

The Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021 will offer a unique learning experience on cutting-edge issues related to ethics in higher education. Expected learning outcomes are knowledge in the central fields of inclusion, equity and diversity as embedded in educational praxis models, competences in analysing ethial challenges in the higher education sector and skills in co-creating solutions to practice oriented chanllenges related to the conference theme.
As a participant in the context of the DigiEduHack 2021 will launch the conference process where you will hear from expert speakers and the invitation to all taking part to engage in hackathon challenges on the topics of inclusion, equity and diversity.
No! You just need to be passionate about values-driven education and adequate digital and pedagogical models.
100% free
Yes, participants may take part in either programmes offered on 9 or 10 November, or in both.
No, it is possible to register separately for both events of the Globethics.net conference process 2021. However, participants are encouraged and invited to consider taking part in both events. For details please also consult the Globethics.net conference website www.globethics.net/bnbt-2021.
For the DigiEduHack – Kindly register on DigiEduHack 2021.For the conference – Kindly register here. The conference will take place on a zoom webinar
Partnership requests can be addressed to consortium@globethics.net
Proposals for regional workshops on challenges can be addrssed to conference@globethics.net
Solutions can be submitted on 10 November 2021, 18.00 CEST, and are acceptable also from participants of only one of the two event days.
Solutions to the challenges can be submitted at the end of the two-days Globethics.net DigiEduHack 2021 event and are acceptable on 10 November 2021, as of 18.00 CEST, on the DigiEduHack website www.digieduhack.com
Award winners selected by the DigiEduHack central team jury will be communicated on 17 November 2021 through the DigiEduHack website www.digieduhack.com.
The award winner and runner-ups selected by the Globethics.net jury will be announced and honoured during the conference event on 10 December 2021. For detailed information and updates consult the Globethics.net conference website www.globethics.net/bnbt-2021
Yes, certificates of participation are delivered upon request to the participants attending any one of the DigiEduHack 9 and 10 November 2021 events plus the conference on 10 December 2021