Digital Learning

Virtual Conference | 19 November, 2019

Workplace learning in the digital age

The future of learning is digital and networked. New opportunities and challenges arise for companies, training providers and individuals. In order to create a platform for discussion on this hot topic, the MCI Management Center Innsbruck is organising a virtual conference on "Digital Learning" on 19 November 2019, this year with a focus on "Digital Learning at the Workplace".

  • Date: 19.11.2019
  • Registration fees:
    Standard 95€/Premium Partner 50€/MCI Students 25€  
  • Application Deadline: November 13, 2019
  • Number of participants: limited
  • Language: GER & ENG
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MCI Learning Solutions Team

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Highly topical sessions

Digitalization a topic that is high on your agenda?

A series of short presentations from a selection of topics in the field of "Digital Learning at the Workplace" is intended to provide input, trigger discussion, and facilitate a rich exchange of experience.

Digital Learning Community

You want to connect with people who have similar questions and challenges?

The conference is aimed at HR professionals, managers, trainers, teachers and other people interested in continuing education and training who want to get to know new trends and developments and network with their colleagues.

Virtual Format

You cherish the opportunity to experience learning in a virtual space?

The conference will be held entirely virtually in the form of webinars, but will nevertheless include a number of opportunities for participants to get actively involved and to expand and deepen their network.


As a kick-off to the first virtual conference of MCI, there will be a short introduction to the event team and an overview of the program and schedule of the conference.

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Claudia Mössenlechner

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Claudia Mössenlechner

Claudia Mössenlechner is a professor, the head of Learning Solutions and the Associate Head of the Academic Council at MCI Innsbruck.

She has been active in the field of teaching and higher education for some 20 years. In her function as a head of MCI Learning Solutions, Claudia is responsible for developing eLearning solutions for online graduate programs, the instructional design of eLearning formats and online materials as well as the support and training of faculty.

Revolution of Learning

Personnel development 4.0 - less influence and no control?

Digital learning formats and resources hold great potential for staff development and training in companies.

When it comes to employee education and training, digitalization brings with it numerous changes that call into question the role, organization and processes of L&D (Learning & Development) units in companies.

Training and development paths of employees can increasingly be personalized, separated from time and place, and adapted to the needs of the company.

Learning in a company can only be successfully shaped if changes are actively planned in the interest of the

company and the learner.

This requires:

  • to know the possibilities and characteristics of 'new learning
  • to be able to select, compile or develop new learning content
  • to be able to create and use available new infrastructures for learning

In this live session you will learn what new forms, formats and resources of learning there are, which learning paths your employees or team colleagues are already following and how they can use them for their company or their own development.

FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Rabl

FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Rabl

Maria Rabl is the head of Department of Business Administration Online at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI). As a business educator, she has been involved in topics related to "Learning & Development" throughout her career. She has been intensively involved with the effects of corporate practical experience on the competence development of teachers. In recent years, however, she has been particularly fascinated by the question of how new technologies affect learning and work processes. She is particularly interested in the opportunities and challenges of new technologies for personal development and the associated change processes on an individual and organizational level.

Flipping the Webinar

Or how can the time spent together in virtual seminar rooms be used in the best possible way?

Digital learning concepts that allow learners to learn at their own pace and from any location have become increasingly popular in recent years. So-called "virtual seminar rooms" or "webinars" are of great importance as a format of online learning. They enable learners to "meet" synchronously with the lecturers and other course participants in the virtual space, to exchange ideas and to interact. However, the real potential of webinars is rarelyexploited in practice. Webinars are primarily used for teacher-centred formats, such as lectures, which from the perspective of resource efficiency could actually be better replaced by video recordings. In this session we will explore the questions as to what the added value of webinars can be in practice and how webinars can best be used in workplace education and training in order to ensure personalisation of the learning path and thus high efficiency of staff development measures and sustainable learning transfer.

Mag. Regina Obexer, M.Ed.

Mag. Regina Obexer, M.Ed.

Regina Obexer is a senior lecturer at Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. She has worked in the field of digital education and eLearning in Higher Education for two decades and has held various management and leadership positions at universities inAustria and Australia. Regina has led a range of online learning projects, including the establishment and execution of staff development programs. Regina teaches courses for digital skills development and online learning for both students and faculty.

Digitalisation is all around us - but what about digital competences?

In an age of advancing digitalization and a rapidly developing knowledge-based economy and society, digital competences of employees become an essential success factor for organizations. However, the definition, development and contextualisation of these competences poses a challenge, especially since many of the existing competence frameworks were designed for general purposes, e.g. with the target group of citizens and pupils. Within professional development, digital competences are often defined in a narrower, technical sense.

This session presents a selection of competence frameworks and explores the questions:

  • how digital competences can be defined both generically and subject-specifically
  • what trends can be observed in the development and perceived importance of digital competences
  • which tools are available for the analysis of existing competences and gap analysis
  • to what extent digital competence frameworks can be useful as planning tools for those responsible for staff development and professional learning.

Finally, digital learning skills are discussed as an important meta-competence.  

This interactive session will involve both experiences and questions of participants.

Elina Koussis

Elina Koussis

Learning Leader, GE Global Learning I Crotonville

Remote working and virtual learning & facilitating are Elina’s areas of passion and expertise. She works remotely, leads virtual project teams and designs & facilitates virtual courses.

Digital Nomads and Virtual Team Work

Technology has enabled about 70% of us worldwide to work remotely, from home or from co-working spaces, and the numbers are growing. Technology enables 24hr connectivity and minimizes physical distance, so teams can collaborate across time zones and cultures. How do you enable virtual teams to thrive?

How do you ensure that virtual team members feel connected, managers don’t micromanage and business get done, even if no one is in the (same) office?

Elina will share her experience at GE, working and training others virtually, and she will invite you to share your insights in this interactive session.

Kathrin Helling, MA MedEl

Kathrin Helling, MA

Kathrin Helling is a project manager in the Education & Training department at MED-EL Medical Electronics. She is responsible for the management of international E-learning projects and the administration of the online learning platform “MED-EL Academy”. This includes the development and implementation of digital learning materials and programs for employees and customers. Kathrin has several years of experience as teacher in the field of computer-supported learning scenarios at the University of Innsbruck, and experience in the coordination of EU projects and research activities.

Key lessons from the global implementation of a corporate online learning platform

One of the aims of the Academy project was to effectively meet workplace learning needs of various audiences, from different cultures and in different languages.

Challenges were encountered on several levels:

  • Technical: setting up the IT infrastructure to deliver content to remote areas
  • Cultural: acknowledging different learning approaches and motivations; communicating in multi-cultural teams
  • Organizational: convincing stakeholders to incorporate existing training solutions into the new system
  • Individual: supporting users in getting familiar with the new online learning environment

Based on key results from a short evaluation survey, we will discuss what worked well, what was adapted, and some tips and tricks for the implementation of a learning management system in a multicultural corporate setting.

Stefan Schnabl

Stefan Schnabl

Stefan Schnabl works and lives in Silicon Valley / San Francisco. Prior to joining Google Stefan was working as software engineer in the financial industry in London. Stefan holds degrees in Computer Science from from Vienna University of Technology.


Stefan Schnabl is a Product Manager at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. In his 8 years at Google he led many successful products in areas such as Google Analytics, Adwords, and Google Search. In his keynote speech, Stefan Schnabl will discuss Digital Learning in the workplace from an international perspective.

At the end of the first virtual conference of the MCI there is a short summary of the key findings from the individual presentations. The MCI Learning Solution Team will also be available for question and answer.

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