Thought leaders, researchers, practitioners and senior administrators from post-secondary institutions across Canada will gather in Waterloo next week to discuss the ways technology, innovation and societal change are shaping education in Canada.
The Centre for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo, a leader in online learning in Canada, will host the joint conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.
Marc Rosenberg, a consultant who focuses on the future of education, will open the conference with a talk titled, “Reshaping the Future of Learning.” Ken Steele co-founder of Academica Group, a leading source of news in the education sector and consultant to hundreds of institutions, will synthesize current trends and innovations, and provide a radical big-picture view of the future of education.
Nora Young, author and host of CBC Radio’s Spark, will moderate the panel, “Education 3.0: Possibilities Beyond the Nexus,” featuring John Baker of D2L, Jeremy Friedberg, of Toronto-based Spongelab, Professor Corinne Hoisington of Central Virginia Community College, and Ken Steele, Academica Group. Panelists will share their experiences with current innovations, as well as insights into the future of education and learning.
Date: Wednesday, May 31 to June 2, 2016
Time: See program schedule
Attendees are required to register on the conference website. Members of the media should confirm their attendance with the media contact below.
University of Waterloo
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