Conference chair Christian M. Stracke

LINQ 2019 Conference chair Christian M. Stracke

His welcome:

“Innovative School Education for Sustainable Development: We need change in learning and education!”

We invite you to come to the Niekée school in Roermond, one of the most innovative schools in the Netherlands and worldwide! On Friday, 22nd of November 2019, we want to discuss the future teaching and learning in a truly innovative school environment! Learn from leading researchers, school teachers and headmasters about their award-winning strategies and new designs for learning designs and environments. And join the debate to share your experiences and visions for a better school education.

How does school education look like in 2019? One teacher is responsible for one class within an old-fashioned classroom teaching a specific subject in lessons of 45 minutes… Sounds familiar to your school time? Well, it is the same setting like 200 years ago. The world and societies are changing rapidly: How can schools take up to facilitate children building their relevant competences and becoming responsible citizens? We want to find answers together with you at the LINQ 2019! The LINQ 2019 Conference is open for school teachers and headmasters as well as for researchers and policy developers: We want to support the exchange between these two worlds of practice and theory!

We are looking forward to our discussion at the LINQ 2019 and afterwards to improve our future learning and education!

Dr. Christian M. Stracke
(LINQ General Chair)

His CV:

Dr. Christian M. Stracke is ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) ( In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in Seoul. As an internationally recognized expert and innovator, his main research and working fields are Open Education, technology-enhanced learning, competence building, impact assessment and educational policies for schools. He holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and a Magister Artium (M.A.) in Educational Sciences from the University of Bonn (Germany). He is senior researcher and strategy consultant with international reputation and numerous references for developing and evaluating learning innovations, designs and quality in school education.

He is Founder and Director of the European Institute for Learning, Innovation and Cooperation ( and gained extensive experience (> 20 years of business and research in HR and E-Learning) in leading large scale projects and research teams (e.g., as Managing Director of TELIT) and in consulting and supporting institutions and public authorities to develop long-term policies and to improve learning innovations and quality.

Christian M. Stracke was Founder and Board Member of the first German E-Learning Association D-ELAN (now integrated in BITKOM) for professional E-Learning providers as well as of ICORE, the International Community for Open Education and Research, promoting and fostering the vision of openness in research and education worldwide. At many international conferences and events he is invited keynote speaker and PC member and he is Conference Chair of LINQ, the annual international conference on Learning Innovations and Quality (

He is author and editor of numerous scientific books, articles, handbook chapters, and standards on learning innovations and quality. In international Standardisation he is elected Chair of international (ISO PC 288 on QM for Education) and European (CEN TC 353 on (E-)Learning, Education and Training) Standardisation Committees.

Many research projects (100+, > 50 Mio EUR) were and are managed and supervised as coordinator and quality manager by him including ODS (budget: 15.3 Mio EUR,, ISE (budget: 9.8 Mio EUR,, and Q.E.D. (budget: 4.0 Mio EUR) as the three biggest e-Learning projects next to many other obtained European research and development projects funded by the EC: e.g., Learn STEM, MOOQ, MEDLIT, LELLE, PBL 3.0, ACT, EBE-EUSMOSI, DIGI-FEM, AGRICOM, ARISTOTELE, LoCloud, VOA3R, WACOM, Q-Cert-VET, eCOTOOL, COMPAT.

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