MoMo #41 – Mobile Learning

Location is:     Lausanne (Room BC01, EPFL, Lausanne) Map here !

Date is:     Monday June 1st

Time is:     1830

Full report available here.

In today’s mobile-enabled-society we are increasingly always-on, linked socially via our mobile-devices. In our lives, learning happens in a similar way… all the time, through our connections and interactions with one another. We learn continuously, (not just in schools) but also everywhere, flexibly, adaptable to our needs as they arise in real-time and through others. The role of mobile technology is thus totally changing the way we can learn: Mobile-Learning. Come and exchange with those making it happen today, and hear how mobile-technologies can accelerate our ability to learn new skills and capabilities.

Introduction to Mobile Monday Switzerland’s event #41 on Mobile Learning

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Michel Benard, University Relations Manager GOOGLE

Michel has worked for world-class organizations in the world of academia as well as the business world. He is therefore no stranger to the concept of continuous learning, having taught at the EPFL, and having run an open innovation program for HP, as well as working for IBM.  Currently in his role at Google he supports universities with their research, with technological innovation and with their teaching and learning experience through a variety of programs.

His talk: Michel will cover his experience with MOOCS and Google course builder, and highlight the differences over traditional forms of course-delivery.


Severin Hacker, CTO, DUOLINGO
Dr. Severin Hacker is a Swiss computer scientist best known for having co-founded Duolingo, the largest language-learning platform in the world. He is currently the company’s CTO. Severin received a BS in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2006, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.

His talk: With over 85 million users, Duolingo is changing how people learn languages in and outside the classroom. Severin will discuss the company’s mission to make language education accessible to everyone and how machine learning techniques are driving the personalization of education in a way previously impossible. The goal: to allow everyone to have a personal tutor in their own homes or pockets through digital technology.


Frank C. Rowland, Director IT, SILICON PEACE

As an experienced entrepreneur & IT professional, Frank is an emerging technology evangelist and now Director of IT for Silicon Peace – a new organization dedicated to bringing high-value tech and outsourcing jobs to international conflict and post-conflict regions. As well as generating much-needed income for employees and their families in these regions, Silicon Peace is also helping to bring stability and hope to vulnerable communities. They offer IT specialists proficient in SEO and digital marketing strategies, web page design, mobile application development and a multitude of other emerging and traditional tech skills.
His talk: Frank will present some of the realities of working on ICT solutions within crisis-stricken regions like Palestine and Afghanistan, and that even during serious regional conflicts; the local universities continue to produce highly educated and passionate graduates.

Roland Michelberger, Lead Software Ing. ti&m

Roland has started with mobile software development back in 2005 with Symbian S60 smartphones. He was a Nokia Developer Champion between 2010-2012. Currently he is working at ti&m AG in Zürich and responsible for developing banking applications for iOS and Android devices. Roland holds an MSc in computer science.

Matthias Buschor, Projekt Manager, ti&m

Matthias studied Economics, Tourism an Mobility management in Lucerne. He has worked for several educational Organisations for example the St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences or Multicheck. He is currently working as a Marketingmanager and responsible for the youth development and university cooperations of ti&m AG.


Their talk:  “Mobile learning – learning mobile!” How we fascinate teenagers in mobile programming. (ti&m will present their young-coders learning program)



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