Symposium: Future Learning?!

On the occasion of the official opening of the Future Learning Lab at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien) and the Media Literacy Week in Austria the Center for Educational Technology and Innovation (ZLI) organizes an international Symposium on the Future of Learning that will take place on October 16-17, 2017. In addition to lectures by national and international experts, participants will attend workshops in the Future Learning Lab and other learning spaces of the PH Wien, and have the opportunity to state their opinions and experiences in an Open Fishbowl.


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Digitization and medialization require new competences and raise crucial issues for schools and universities: How will learning develop in the future? What are the requirements for the classroom and the school architecture? How can the changing roles of students and teachers be defined? What are didactic possibilities and limitations of the use of digital media in teaching and learning processes?

The symposium focuses on questions about the future of learning from different perspectives. By doing so, it follows the requirement of openness to the diversity of perspectives and the possibility of creating discursive bridge. In addition to the positions of the lecturers, this also includes those of the participants from school, scientific and economic contexts.

Monday, October 16, 2017
12:30pm-1:00pm Arrival
1:00pm-1:15pm Welcoming remarks by
Wolfgang Greller (Vice-Principal for Research and Quality of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna)
Walter Swoboda (Head of the Department for Interdisciplinary Education, IBS)
Klaus Himpsl-Gutermann (Head of the Center for Educational Technology and Innovation, ZLI)
Adib Reyhani (Representative of the Association for the promotion of digital educational services)Moderator: Konstantin Mitgutsch
1:15pm-2:15pm Keynote 1
Takashi Iba (Keio University, Japan)
„Pattern Languages as New Tools for Learning in the Creative Society“
2:15pm-3:15pm Keynote 2
Christine W. Trültzsch-Wijnen
(Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig, Austria)
„Media Literacy and Future Learning“
PDF of the presentation
3:15pm-3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45pm-4:45pm Keynote 3
Jonas Linderoth (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
„Educational Games – Design, Implementation and Unique Possibilities“
4:45pm-6:00pm Open Fishbowl with keynote speakers
6:30pm-7:00pm Visit to the Financial Life Park (FLiP) of Erste Bank
7:00pm Common dinner in the Restaurant Campus Bräu (expenses not included)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 
9:00am-09:30am Welcoming remarks and introduction of the workshops
9:30am-12:30pm Workshops

  • „Pattern Mining Workshop: How to Find Patterns from Experiences“
    (with Ayaka Yoshikawa, Konomi Munakata, Haruka Mori, Hitomi Shimizu, Tomoki Kaneko, Akiko Kumasaki, Taichi Isaku & Takashi Iba)
  • „Using Games to Facilitate Systems Thinking“
    (with Jonas Linderoth)
  • Workshops in the „Future Learning Lab“
    (with Thomas Narósy & Hermann Morgenbesser)
  • Workshop in the „Education Innovation Studio“
    (with Michael Steiner)
12:30pm-2:00pm Official Opening of the „Future Learning Lab“ and lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm Workshops (The morning sessions will be repeated after lunch, meaning that each participant gets to attend two workshops.)
6:00pm-8:00pm Network meeting of „Junge Medienpädagogik in Österreich“ (in German)
8:00pm Farewell


Download the complete programme in PDF format here.

The event language is English. A simultaneous translation (English <> German) is provided.



Takashi Iba is an associate professor in the Faculty of Policy Management and the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University. He received a Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University in 2003 and continued as a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence during the 2009 academic year. He is a board member of The Hillside Group, which promotes the use of patterns and pattern languages and also sponsors several conferences and publications on pattern languages. Collaborating with his students, Dr. Iba has created many pattern languages concerning human actions. He has authored Learning Patterns (2014), Presentation Patterns (2014), Collaboration Patterns (2014), Words for a Journey (2015) as well as many academic books in Japanese such as the bestselling Introduction to Complex Systems (1998) and Pattern Language (2013).


Jonas Linderoth is a professor in education, currently at the university of Gothenburg. He is most known for his work about game perception from an ecological perspective, where he argues that games have very specific conditions for learning. He teaches courses such as Educational Game Design, Games and Simulations as Learning Environments and Game based learning in educational environments.


Christine W. Trültzsch-Wijnen studied media and communication as well as music at the University of Salzburg and holds a PhD in communication from the same university. Her PhD theses was on international comparisons of media education in Europe and the USA. As a researcher and lecturer she worked at the University of Salzburg, the Free University of Bolzano, the Arts University Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Danube University in Krems, the University of Munster and the University of Akureyri (Iceland). From 2010 to 2014 she was a post doc assistant at the University of Vienna and a member of the research group ‚Wiener Medienpädagogik‘. Since summer semester 2014 she is full professor for media education at the Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig and head of the Centre of Competencies for Media Education and E-Learning.



Registration is now closed.


University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien)
Department for Interdisciplinary Education, IBS
Center for Educational Technology and Innovation, ZLI
Grenzackerstrasse 18; 1100 Vienna (House 4)
Phone: +43 1 601 18-3309


Getting there

By public transport

The PH Wien can be reached from the city center (eg from Hauptbahnhof, Stephansplatz, Karlsplatz) via the underground service U1 (red).
Take the underground service U1 in direction Oberlaa until Altes Landgut and then change to bus service 15A in direction Meidlinger Hauptstrasse until Daumegasse. From there you can already see the building of the PH Wien (Grenzackerstrasse 18, 1100 Vienna, House 4).

Please note that there is no parking available at the PH Wien. We strongly recommend you to use public transport. When traveling by car, the use of the park and ride facilities is highly recommended (List of park & ride garages on the outskirts of Vienna; there you can easily change from your car to public transportation such as underground, streetcar or bus).


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Vernetzung (junger) Medienpädagog*innen

Im Rahmen des gestrigen zweiten Tages des Symposiums FUTURE LEARNING?! hat ein erstes, sehr erfolgreiches und gewinnbringendes Treffen zur Vernetzung all jener Personen stattgefunden, die sich in irgendeiner Form (bspw. im Rahmen einer Qualifizierungsarbeit) aus wissenschaftlich-forschender Perspektive medienpädagogischen Fragen widmen. D.h. das Alter der beteiligten Personen, spielt bei der Vernetzung „junger“ Medienpädagog*innen keine große Rolle.

Symposium on the Future of Learning: Day 2

The second day of the international Symposium on the Future of Learning at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien) on October 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm offered participants a number of workshops on various topics. After the morning sessions of the workshops the official opening of the Future Learning Lab Vienna (FLL)  took place (picture gallery). The FLL represents a project cooperation between the Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation (ZLI) at PH Wien and their partner, the Association for the Promotion of Digital Educational Services (Verein zur Förderung digitaler Bildungsangebote).

Relaunch der ZLI talks

Von 16. bis 17.10.2017 fand an der PH Wien das Symposium Future Learning?! statt. Als Gäste durften wir u.a. Dr. Takashi Iba von der Keio University (Japan), Jonas Linderoth, PhD (University of Gothenburg) und Christine W. Trültzsch-Wijnen (Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig) begrüßen. Anfang des Jahres setzte sich das ZLI das Ziel, mit seinen nationalen und internationalen Gästen Kurzvideos, sogenannte zli talks, aufzunehmen. Diese Gespräche zu lerntechnologischen und didaktisch innovativen Themen richten sich an Wissenschaft und Praxis.

Symposium on the Future of Learning: Day 1

The first day of the international Symposium on the Future of Learning took place at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien) on October 16, 2017, from 12:30 to 6:00 pm. The symposium was organized by the Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation (ZLI) at PH Wien in cooperation with their partner of the Future Learning Lab (FLL) Vienna, the Association for the Promotion of Digital Educational Services (Verein zur Förderung digitaler Bildungsangebote).

Symposium on the Future of Learning | The Programme Booklet is online

Our Symposium Booklet is now available online. Take a look inside for all the programme details!

Symposium on the Future of Learning | Workshop 1

Takashi Iba & Members of Iba Lab | “Pattern Mining Workshop: How to Find Patterns from Experiences”

Pattern languages have recently been paid attention to as new tools for learning and creativity. A pattern language is a set of patterns that describe practical knowledge in a target domain, where practical knowledge refers to both the ability to notice problems as well as to solve them. In creating a pattern language, it is necessary to go through a “mining” process in the beginning, to gather contents of what would eventually be written out as patterns. Pattern mining is a process to extract the knowledge of practice (rules of thumb and tips) from experiences and cases. Such information is gathered through mining dialogues (self-reflections or interviews), after which they are clustered based on similarity, in order to find out the common points from the extracted knowledge and organize them. In this workshop, we provide an opportunity for participants to get an overview of how to create pattern languages, focusing on how to mine patterns from personal experiences and experiences from others.

Symposium on the Future of Learning | Workshop 2

Jonas Linderoth | “Using Games to Facilitate Systems Thinking”

In this workshop participants get to both try to play and design games that illustrates different real systems. The workshop is appropriate for educators of all levels from primary school to higher education.

Symposium on the Future of Learning | Workshop 3

Michael Steiner & Brigitte Hübel-Fleischmann (in cooperation with DaVinciLab) | “The Lego Education Innovation Studio at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna – Make your ideas happen”

The Lego Education Innovation Studio (EIS) is based on a hands-on learning approach that actively involves pupils in their own learning processes and is aimed at developing their creative thinking and practical problem solving skills through coding and robotics. In context of the nationwide project “Learn how to think and solve problems“ (DLPL) Austrian school classes are supported by experts with resources and educational material in the implementation of various projects. In a special workshop participants can get an insight into educational concepts, the possibilities offered by the EIS and successful school projects like MadeByKids (in cooperation with DaVinciLab). At various stations a whole range of products can be tried out: Lego WeDo and EV3, BeeBot & Co, Scratch, Ozobot, Microbit, Minecraft.

Symposium on the Future of Learning | Workshop 4

Hermann Morgenbesser | Demonstrations and Digital Storytelling in the Learning Zones of the Future Learning Lab”

The Future Learning Lab follows the educational and pedagogical concept of the EUN’s Future Classroom Lab. This new space will offer a well-equipped environment for learning. According the Learning Zones of the FCL, workshops in the three different FLL areas of Investigation, Creation and Presentation will be taking place.






















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