Fanny Klett

Director German Workforce ADL Partnership Laboratory
Schnepfenthalerstr. 50
99880 Waltershausen

DVP term expires December 2013

Dr. Fanny Klett assumed the Directorship of the German Workforce Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Laboratory, which is run in cooperation with the US Government, in 2009. Prior to this position, she has been with the Ilmenau University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in leading positions. Fanny Klett earned her Ph.D. in Electronic Media Technology from Ilmenau University of Technology. She was Visiting Scientist at the Graz University of Technology, and nowadays, she is regularly invited as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Lecturer at universities across Europe and Asia.

Dr. Klett's research and development interests are on advanced technologies in the area of information, data and content management, technology-enhanced learning, knowledge management, competency and job performance management, e-assessment as well as metadata, repositories, data fusion and interoperability. She actively works in standardization bodies such as the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, the US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, and the ISO SC36 for learning, education and training. She is CEN WS-LT LTSO expert.

Dr. Klett chaired and served on more than 20 conference planning and program committees of UNESCO, IEEE, APSCE, etc. She is associated editor of IEEE Education Society publications and serves on the peer-reviewer board of the IEEE Transactions on Education, and the IEEE Educational Technology and Society Journal. She is regularly invited as Guest Editor for Special Issues of international journals and proceedings. In addition, Fanny Klett assists various governmental and industrial research funding organizations Europe-wide, and in the US, as an independent expert.

Dr. Klett is IEEE Fellow.  She is actively involved in many IEEE activities providing volunteering services in leadership roles within the IEEE - at the Society, Chapter, Section, Region, and Board levels, by representing also the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In addition, she is Member of the Sponsor Executive Committee and Secretary of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, and Member of the Council and the Academic Board of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering.

Dr. Klett has published more than 80 technical and invited papers, white papers and book chapters, and has organized numerous Special Sessions and Workshops on digital information, knowledge sharing and standardization themes at leading international conferences worldwide.

The World as a System of Sub-Systems - Information Management in Heterogeneous Environments
Open Access and the increasing requirement of linking repositories address the need for an infrastructure that allows the users to access, discover and reuse the stored content. Against this background, a main objective in research and development is the support of user-oriented services across the digital subsystems by facilitating the work of repository managers and service managers, end users and meta-users as well as content aggregators and archivists.

This talk will observe strategies to support access and use of repositories seen in the light of subsystems in the global information management system, with an eye toward the establishment of an efficient repository services infrastructure in heterogeneous environments. Also new technological approaches on the creation of linked research, training and work environments will be in the scope of the talk by showing technical
models that might meet the expectations of the end users for sustainable services across the repository subsystems within the landscape of the wider information system.

Evolution of learning and performance technology standards and the rising challenge of interoperability for testing, quality and assessment
Uptake of learning technology standards is increasing even if the existent standards are just starting to have their initial impact on institutions and on individual teaching faculty. Recently, the concentration and strengths of those who are developing standards for educational business and industry training needs is expanding: Various research and development projects currently deal with standards and their adoption. The target of this
talk is to provide a methodical overview on ongoing standardization efforts in learning and performance technology. The impact of the standardization efforts will lead to an improved way of communicating between and with systems, or migrating from one system to another.

Human Capital Development, Active Competition and Efficiency of Labor: Significance of Modern Web-Based E-Learning and Training Services and Recent Standards Developments
This talk reflects on recent directions for the alignment of human performance, elearning, and standards developments and their rising impact for research, growth and societal change. It examines the main building blocks required to implement a proper Human Capital Management System in an organization, the need for interoperability of learning content and systems, with an eye toward maximizing an organization's investment in people and technology.