Ilona Buchem

Ilona Buchem

Prof. Ilona Buchem is Professor of Media and Communication at Beuth University in Berlin, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. He holds a PhD in Business Education from Humboldt University in Berlin, a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of St. Petersburg. Gallen from Switzerland and Master in Applied Linguistics and Communication from the University of Warsaw (Poland). Ilona Buchem has led a number of research and development projects, including the recent Open Virtual Mobility project (Erasmus +, Strategic Partnership 2017-2020), the Open Badge Network (Erasmus +, Strategic Partnership 2014-2017), BeuthBonus and CreditPoints Migrant Academics as part of the German Federal Program “IQ - Integration through Qualification”, 2013-2020), Digital Future (Digital Strategies for Higher Education, Stifterverband - German Association of Foundations for Science, 2015-2017), Wikipedia-Diversity -, in collaboration with Wikimedia Germany, which promotes the integration of the gender perspective in the German Wikipedia. Open badges are digital accreditations based on an open standard that allows the recognition and sharing of different types of skills and achievements on the web. Informal education providers use open badges globally to capture lifelong learning, which may be unrecognized by traditional forms of accreditation. This discussion will introduce open badges as an open and digital infrastructure; an open digital accreditation ecosystem for the digital age.


Ilona Buchem is professor of Media and Communication at Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. Ilona Buchem teaches courses in bachelor's and master's programs, both on campus and online, including Digital Business (BSc.) and Media Informatics (MSc.). As the head of the Communications Lab, Ilona Buchem leads a number of projects on the application of humanoid robots as learning assistants in educational contexts. Ilona Buchem is a member of the HARMONIK research network on humanoid robots and has led a number of national and international R&D projects dedicated to technology-enhanced learning. Dr. Buchem is one of the Chairs of the EATEL Special Interest Group on Wearable Enhanced Learning, and has been involved in some of the leading TEL networks in Europe, including the European Association for Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the European Distance and E -Learning Network (EDEN), and the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU).



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