Wednesday, May 6th, 7:00am - 8:00am
Preparing for a Life of Digital Learning
George Siemens, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab
Like most sectors of society, higher education, and learning in general, is digitizing. In the process, many assumptions of what it means to learn and to be knowledgeable are changing. What can we expect to experience from/by learning in a digital world?
In this presentation, Dr. Siemens explores how education is changing due to massive open online courses (MOOCs), big data, digital networks, and the Internet of things.
George Siemens holds a doctorate from the University of Aberdeen and a Master of Arts in Distributed Learning (Leadership and Technology) from Royal Roads University. Prior to his move to the United States, Dr. Siemens was Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University and Associate Director of Research and Development at the Learning Technologies Centre of the University of Manitoba. He is a founding member and first President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. In 2008, Dr. Siemens pioneered massive open online courses.
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