Dr. Sahra-Josephine Hjorth


Future of Learning

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Areas of Expertise

GGC-Learning  •  Future of Learning

About Sahra-Josephine

PhD fellow Sahra-Josephine Hjorth has spent the past five years creating analog and digital learning experiments with groundbreaking results. In addition to inventing the first pedagogy for online learning and coining the term “Virtual Immersion Program”, Sahra-Josephine has leveraged her background as a researcher to found CanopyLAB – a leading adaptive learning company headquartered in Copenhagen.

Sahra-Josephine is an expert on converging technologies and how these are applied in learning contexts to design personalized and adaptive learning experiences that empower end-users to improve their lives. In her talks, she focuses on AI, Blockchain, and VR & AR. During her PhD research, Sahra-Josephine discovered that in the physical classroom,we learn in more than 40 different ways. This stands in sharp contrast to digital learning settings that on average only enable five different ways of learning. Sahra-Josephine conducts experiments on the CanopyLAB platform to enable all 40, thus pushing the boundaries for learning in the future. Unlike any other EdTech, Sahra-Josephine has led CanopyLAB to an average completion rate of 78%, compared to 7% across the industry.

A prominent researcher and leader with a direct and candid attitude, Sahra-Josephine is a sought after expert and speaker, nationally and internationally.

Speaking Topics

  • AI and the Future of Learning

    Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, CEO at CanopyLAB and faculty at SingularityU Nordic, will share her perspectives on the increasing role of Artificial Intelligence in learning and discuss her vision of an inclusive and technology-fueled future of learning.

    Participants will walk away understanding two crucial points:
    That people learn in different ways and to create successful learning experiences online, it’s not enough to simply offer learners different content. We also have to enable them to learn in different ways, based on their motivations and how they learn best. As a result learning systems must be adaptive in terms of content AND learning methodology.

    Artificial Intelligence hasn’t matured to a stage where we will see widespread use within learning the next couple of years, but there is an Artificial Intelligence and learning revolution on the way. At CanopyLAB was are experimenting with how AI makes it easier for HR departments and learning designers to create courses, and how an AI can provide individual learners with more individualized support.

    It is essential that we give people the opportunity to learn in a way that suits them, not in a way that is designed to suit a large group of people. And this is where new technologies play a big role.

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