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IMG_1296Ulf is a learning innovation expert and has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011. He is appointed by the president as Senior Strategic Advisor for digital transformation of teaching and learning for the university. In 2011 the Ministry of Higher Education called him to spearhead the launch of Germany’s first Cooperative University as Vice-President, a large scale initiative, with today 35 thousand students. From 2011-2016 he held the position of Vice President at the university and has been responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs. In 2017, he launched NextEducation, an international boutique-research group focussing on Future Skills, Microcredentials & digital transformation in higher education.

He has worked with numerous universities on all five continents, and held various positions as principle and senior leading investigator. He has been Associate Professor of University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning of University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA). In 2021  he was appointed as Scientific Director at the Future Learning Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Ulf holds several European executive mandates. A focal point of his work is to support the integration of the European Higher Education Area where he currently co-chairs the EU inter-ministerial group for future of teaching and learning. Ulf has been founding member and past President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (2011-2014). He has served as President of the largest Association for E-Learning in German speaking countries, The Society for Media in Science (GMW e.V.)  (2008-2010). He currently is the elected Vice-president of the European Association for Institutes of Higher Education in his second term (2017-today), a European membership organization with more than 600 institutional members. Also, Ulf is elected director and member of the executive committee  of the European Distance and  E-Learning Network (2018-2024) where he has been awarded EDEN senior fellowship honours in 2021. For the European Ranking Initiative U-Multirank he has been appointed as member of the Advisory Board by the European Commission.

Ulf is a featured keynote-speaker and speaker to audiences in more than 45 countries, and is author of more than 150 scholarly articles with over 4500 academic citations and has published 13 books. Ulf is an educational scientist and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded a Habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his research he established a groundbreaking model for quality from the learner’s perspective and an internationally awarded quality culture model for educational organisations.

Being an activist for education innovation he has supported the development of innovation and quality communities in education, training and lifelong learning, stringily focussing on digital transformation. Part of this work resulted in the establishment of international quality labels, prices and awards throughout Europe. He has created many international, European and national projects on education quality, digital  learning in all education sectors and numerous continents.

Ulf is an internationally recognized researcher and innovator in the area of E-Learning. He has extensive experience in helping individuals achieving superior learning performances and has run lighthouse initiatives in the field of e-learning and knowledge management as well as e-business, including knowledge-technology consulting for small and medium sized enterprises. Ulf has developed the Learners’ Quality Model for e-learning, which is a basis for learner centered quality development in e-learning. He is working as advisor to governments and non-governmental organisations in the field of learning and development cooperation and is member of several advisory boards and editorial committees.

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Bio short: Ulf is founder of mindful-leaders.net, serial entrepreneur, and full Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University. In 2011 the Ministry of Higher Education called him to spearhead the launch of Germany’s first Cooperative University as Vice-President, a large scale initiative, with today 35 thousand students. In 2017, he launched NextEducation, an international boutique-research group focussing on Future Skills, Microcredentials & digital transformation in higher education. Just recently he was appointed as Scientific Director at the Future Learning Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Ulf has worked with numerous universities on all 5 continents and held leading senior research positions and appointments as guest-, full- and associate professor in various countries in Europe and the US. Ulf holds several European executive mandates. A focal point of his work is to support the integration of the European Higher Education Area where he currently co-chairs the EU inter-ministerial group for future of teaching and learning. He also serves as elected Vice President of  the European Association of Institutes of Higher Education (EURASHE), one of four cornerstone institutions of the Bologna Process. He is an elected director of the Executive Council of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) where he has been awarded EDEN senior fellowship honours. For the European Ranking Initiative U-Multirank he has been appointed as member of the Advisory Board by the European Commission. Ulf has delivered keynotes and been speaking to audiences in more than 45 countries. He is author/ editor of more than 13 books and 200 scholarly articles with over 4.500 academic citations. Ulf is a trained systemic coach, facilitator and expert for mindful and non-violent communication, and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Education Sciences from the University of Bielefeld. 

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  1. Sehr geehrter Herr Ehlers,
    zum Thema eLearning in Afrika und anderswo:
    Hier ist ein kompletter Studiengang „sexuelle Gesundheit“ in mehreren Sprachen:
    http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/Entrance_Page/Free_Online_Courses/free_online_courses.html
    Leider ist er nur in China interaktiv, aber er wird auch, so wie er ist, in vielen anderen Ländern genutzt, siehe meine Besucherstatistik::http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/webstats/
    Das Ganze ist mein Privatprojekt, allein von mir selbst finanziert. Ihre Meinung dazu würde mich interessieren.

  2. Peter Drough sagt:

    This looks really interesting, how do I contact you?

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