The second event (1st Train the Trainers workshop) of Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility of Asi@Connect project awarded to BdREN is going to be hosted by Lanka Education and Research Network in Negambo Sri Lanka.
The project is aimed at deploying a Digital Conferencing Platform for enhancement of collaboration, distance learning and knowledge sharing that will connect faculties, students, researchers, experts and resources from anyone, to anywhere. Deploying the platform within the TEIN itself locally will provide optimal performance and minimize dependency on resources in Europe or the US.
Beneficiary countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will attend the workshop. Resource persons from NORDUnet, Denmark will attend the workshop for appraising the technical design and hardware, software, technical features of the distance learning system and also provide hands-on training on the system.
Jetwing BLUE, Ethukale, 11500 Negombo
Erik Kikkenborg of NORDUnet
Erik Kikkenborg is the NORDUnet Media Services Manager primarily working with management, organisation and distribution of cloud based hosted video services. He has been active in Audio Visual and communications technology for more than 20 years starting as technician and project coordinator, moving on to manager and video consultant for a number of media and audio visual companies.
Erik’s professional interests are to explore the potential of video as a way of communication in education. Currently he is working on how to change the educational landscape in developing countries applying online education platforms. Erik’s focus is always looking into new tools and technologies that can improve education.
Throughout the years Erik has provided advice to many companies and International Research and Educations institutions on how best to apply video communications, learning platforms & technology, online video and live streaming.
For the past 10 years Erik’s primary focus has been on collaboration with Nordic and International Research and Educations institutions in the area of online learning platforms for learning and collaboration, working on European and global projects under the GÉANT Event Team, GÉANT (eduCONF), Terena (NRENum), Global CEO Forum (GVA), (GRTC), asi@connect and Up2University (Up2U).
Another dedicated part of Erik’s activities include the role of Technical Project Coordinator of a vast number of NORDUnet, DeIC, SUNET, NeIC, GÉANT, and the former Terena conferences around the Nordics and Europe.
Erik’s specialties: film & video production, cloud video services, learning platforms, video platforms, video distribution, live streaming of large events, project management, wireless networks.
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