Educon 2019: Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar as a keynote speaker and Best Paper Award


Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar was the keynote speaker on Educon 2019 in Dubai and held a talk about "Education in the Digital Age – Education for the Digital Age".

Abstract: Building on the characteristics of the Digital Transformation in Technology, Business, and Society the reciprocal impact of Digitalization on the output expectations of the educational process and the changes in the educational process itself becomes obvious. Using the examples of Industry 4.0 and the Intelligent Enterprise new competence profiles can be deduced. We then analyze the impact of digital transformation on the educational process itself, both from the learner and the teacher perspective. The results highlight the role of education-as-a-service approaches and curriculum modularity as well as game-based experiental learning on all levels. To achieve address these challenges with the necessary pace strong global collaboration is needed.

The Chair for Information Systems presented four papers at Educon 2019. We congratulate our colleague Alexander Löffler by receiving the Best Paper Award on IEEE 2019 EDUCON Conference. His paper contributes to the literature on the area of Game-Based Learning and Gamification for Engineering Education with the title of “Teaching Methods for Simulation Games: The Example of Learning Business Process Change".