Carla Aerts recently drew two years as Director of Futures at UCL’s Institute of Education to a close, where she also served as Deputy Director for the EDUCATE project. Her international digital career pioneering in the digital media landscape has spanned thirty years, and she is currently an advisor for e-Learning Africa.
She advises e-learning start-ups including Gojimo in the UK and AhadooTec in Ethiopia and is a mentor for Wedu Rising Star.
She has worked for international publishers, digital agencies, had her own consultancy, developed digital strategies, directed programmes & partnered on digital initiatives with Blue Chip Clients in Retail, Finance, Telecomms, Healthcare and Life Sciences. She has also worked with a number of start-ups in Healthcare, Technology and Lifestyle.
Having developed e-learning programmes for Healthcare and being asked by an international education publisher to manage their transition from the printed textbook to online and blended learning, she became totally absorbed by e-Learning & blended education. She worked on learning innovation for and with a number of education publishers, before going to Cambridge University Press, where she developed digital learning strategies and product concepts as Global Digital Director.
At Reimagine 2018, she’ll join a truly-expert led session alongside Sonia Ilie of the University of Cambridge and Jenny Bergeron of Harvard’s University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning to examine ways in which innovation can prove, and enhance, its efficacy.