The University of Dubrovnik, Croatia (2019)
We were beyond thrilled to hold our 2019 RMLE Unconference at the University of Dubrovnik in the stunning location of Dubrovnik, Croatia. We love this event because unlike traditional conference formats that involve fixed agendas, established streams, and planned presentations, our RMLE Unconferences are organic and participant-driven. The fundamental goal of the RMLE Unconference is to bring together interested, passionate, and knowledgeable people to create a forum where they can share, learn, engage, question, contribute, discuss and debate about issues they deem to be important. And that is certainly what happened here in early July of 2019.
As always, we had a rich set of diverse and engaging QICs to work with from our fantastic participant contributors. As a way to encourage conversation, participants started the event in the following discussion group clusters:
• Group “Stradun” – The challenges of creating learning spaces with reflection, responsibility, and learning at the heart of what we do
• Group “City Gates” – Three “Ss” of service, sustainability, and social responsibility
• Group “Square of the Loggia” – Disruption and the challenges of today’s educational ecosystem
• Group “Ballpoint pen” – Who we are is more than what we write
• Group “Torpedo” – Intersections, extensions, and applications of teaching and learning processes using digital, virtual, and technology-based approaches
• Group “Crni rižot” – Examining how students learn, grow, develop, extend, and engage
• Group “Parachute” – Looking in before acting out
We had 47 participant contributors attend the 2019 RMLE Unconference from 32 universities and two professional organizations located across nine countries on five continents. The countries represented by our contributors include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britian, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Spain, and the United States of America.
The tertiary institutions and organizations represented include the Ateneo de Manila University, Auckland University of Technology, Birkbeck, Bond University, Business Intellegence (BI) Consultant, Coastal Carolina University, Columbia University, Copenhagen Business School, Duquesne University, ESADE in Barcelona, George Washington University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Harvard Business Publishing, La Salle University, Lancaster University, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Menlo College, Northumbria University, Ryerson University, Sheffield University Management School, St. John’s University, Stevenson University, University College Copenhagen, University of Calgarty, University of Canterbury, University of Chester, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, University of Notre Dame, University of Reading, University of Surrey, University of Technology Sydney, and the University of York.
As with all of our RMLE Unconferences, we would like to thank our ongoing partner organizations, JME, ML, DSJIE, AMLE & Bond University and the incredible team of people who sit on our RMLE Unconference management board. We would also like to send a special thank you to the team at the University of Dubrovnik; they are the ones who made it possible for us to hold our event in their beautiful facilities in the gorgeous and historic city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. A very special thank you to Martin Lazar, Nebojša Stojčić, Katija Vojvodić, Marijana Lujo –the 2019 RMLE Unconference was made possible because of their support.
To view a copy of the 2019 RMLE Unconference Proceedings, please click on the link below: