On August 22, the Digital October center held a lecture by Oliver Percovich, the founder of the nonprofit educational organization Skateistan. Skateistan volunteers work in areas of armed conflict, in particular in Afghanistan: they teach local children how to skateboard, as well as giving them general education.
On September 14, the famous businessman Shai Reshef, one of the 50 “people who are changing the world,” according to Wired magazine, gave a talk in the Digital October center. In 2009, he created and headed the world’s first free online university, the University of the People (UoPeople).
On April 9 the Digital October center organized a web lecture featuring Kevin Werbach as part of the Knowledge Stream project. Kevin is currently a gamification strategist and the first person to teach the implementation of game theory in non-gaming situations to the American business elite: students at the prestigious Wharton School.
On April 22 Brad Hargreaves spoke at the Digital October Center. Co-founder of a company that has revolutionized business education, offering new educational formats focused on practical skills for entrepreneurship and design industry discussed the ongoing global expansion of General Assembly as well as what an effective education should look like in a world where technology is increasing at an ever faster pace.
They teach contemporary dance to young offenders and those at risk of offending, to homeless children, to the unemployed, to the disabled – in other words, to the people whom society has written off as hopeless cases. And it works. On August 12th, guests of the Digital October Center had the chance to hear a lecture from Carly Annable-Coop, a Dance Director at Dance United.
Within a matter of months, her book has become a staple for online teachers, business coaches, and managers whose responsibilities include employee training: on November 15th, the Digital October Center hosted a lecture given by Julie Dirksen, world-renowned consultant and pedagogue.
On November 18th, Nicholas Bonardi of Ubisoft Rocksmith series gave a lecture at the Digital October Center on how video games have become a synonym for interactive education.
On November 29 the Digital October Center held a teleconference with Agata Wilam, the cofounder of the Children’s University, a non-profit Polish project that holds meetings every Saturday between university professors and the young and middle-aged school children who will be their students in 5-10 years.