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Explore the future of teaching and learning at the Learning Technology Innovation Committee’s Innovation Summit. This full day of events features a keynote address from special guest speaker Dr. Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University and author of Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, as well as conversations with students, colleagues, and industry and academic leaders. The day includes lunch and concludes with a wine and cheese reception.
Please register for all sessions that you would like to attend.
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joseph Aoun
Dr. Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University and author of Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, will deliver a keynote address on the future of teaching and learning. Dr. Aoun argues that in a world where artificial intelligence is rapidly growing more sophisticated, higher education can imbue students with the creative mindset and mental elasticity needed to live and work through change.
Following his keynote speech, Dr. Auon will be signing copies of his latest book, Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
Joseph E. Aoun, a leader in higher education policy and an internationally renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University. A respected voice on global and experiential education, President Aoun came to Northeastern from the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, where he was the inaugural holder of the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advanced degrees from the University of Paris (France) VIII and Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon). He was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government. Aoun is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); and a past Chair of the American Council on Education (ACE). He is the recipient of the Academic Leadership Award granted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Student perspectives on the university of the future
Students presenters will share their hopes for learning and innovation at the university and will provide the student prospective on ways of thinking and acting that can bring about the future of learning.
- Stuart Clarke, Mad Scientist, Educational Enthusiast and Integrated Science Student. Stuart will discuss how mobile devices can enable learning and how students’ aspirations can unlock the future of higher ed.
- Nichole Goh, Faculty of Arts. Presentation title: Virtual Explorer. Sharing her personal experience, Nicole will discuss the future of VR in education and the impact VR can have on student learning.
- Kari Marken, PhD student, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
- Pranav Menon, 5th year Integrated Engineering (Entrepreneurial Thinking Enthusiast). How might we use the entrepreneurial mindset to reform the teaching and learning experience? In this talk, Pranav will be sharing his experience of combining design thinking principles and teaching to deliver a powerful learning experience.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
A light lunch will be served.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Think Tanks
Join your colleagues for a facilitated small-group discussion on a topic of your choice. Each group will develop questions that will be shared with the moderator for the afternoon panel session. Please sign up for one topic when registering.
- How do we create a university that supports the development of a
student who is open-hearted, open-minded and skilled?
- How can we leverage technology to form deeper and more meaningful
connections with our students?
- How do you create a culture of innovation that enables everyone to
- Do learning outcomes change as we integrate innovation? How do you
determine what curricular content needs to be protected?
- How can we support our students and faculty through the many
transitions they experience throughout their UBC experience and beyond?
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Panel discussion – What are the conditions that enable the future of teaching and learning?
Hear from our panel of special guests as they as they discuss the conditions that enable the future of teaching and learning: Jennifer Burns, Chief Information Officer, UBC; Lia De Cicco-Remu, National Director, Education Strategy & Teacher Engagement for Microsoft Canada; Andrew Ko, Managing Director for Global Education, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector; Dr. Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching, UBC Faculty of Medicine; and Dr. Patricia Lasserre, Associate Provost Enrolment & Academic Programs, UBC Okanagan; Dr. Arthur G. Green, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, UBC Faculty of Arts; Dr. Chris Mallett, Chief Operating Officer, Lifelong Learning Network, Northeastern University; Pranav Menon, UBC student.
Discussion moderator: Dr. Simon Bates, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.
This lively panel discussion will explore questions submitted by the participants in the Think Tank sessions held earlier in the day. Topics may include:
- Creating a university that supports the development of students who are open-hearted, open-minded and skilled.
- Supporting students and faculty through the transitions they experience at UBC and beyond.
- Leveraging technology to form deeper and more meaningful connections with students.
- Fostering a culture of innovation that enables everyone to thrive.
Jennifer Burns, Chief Information Officer, UBC
Jennifer Burns is UBC’s Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Jennifer leads the information technology function at the institution and is responsible for the UBC Information Technology department’s efforts to maintain an advanced IT platform for education, research, and services. An experienced leader within higher education and with an extensive background in client services and management, Jennifer oversees the strategic vision and leadership for the university’s vast information technology needs. Jennifer also represents UBC in BC’s IT leadership community, as well as those across Canada and internationally, comprised of executive leaders in higher education and partner organizations worldwide.
Lia De Cicco-Remu, National Director, Education Strategy & Teacher Engagement for Microsoft Canada
Lia is the National Director, Education Strategy & Teacher Engagement for Microsoft Canada. Her main focus is to support, celebrate and promote excellence in Canadian teaching and learning and to help transform schools for 21st century learning. As teacher, with many years of experience in the IT sector, Lia is passionate about creating strong partnerships to ensure all students can be their best selves and achieve their fullest potential.
Andrew Ko, Managing Director for Global Education, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector
Andrew Ko leads Global Education within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector business, which includes K-12, Higher Education, Publishers, and Education Technology companies.
Dr. Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Krebs has been teaching neuroanatomy and gross anatomy at UBC for over a decade. During this time, she has worked on the integration of technology and novel visual approaches to the classroom. A particular interest of hers is the integration of AR and VR into the classroom as well as looking at the impact of this on student learning. She has received numerous teaching awards, both from her students and her peers at UBC, and nationally. Together with anatomy educators from across campus at UBC and from partner universities, she is creating open educational resources for neuroscience and anatomy for the global community; including video, e-books, and interactive web materials.
Dr. Patricia Lasserre, Associate Provost Enrolment & Academic Programs, UBC Okanagan
As Associate Provost Enrolment & Academic Programs, Dr. Patricia Lasserre provides support and leadership for faculty and academic program development, including oversight of the evolving experiential learning platform. Her research interests include active learning techniques for computer science, developing tools for learning, and computational thinking and design thinking. Dr. Lasserre is an associate professor with a background in computer science.
Dr. Arthur G. Green, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, UBC Faculty of Arts
Dr. Green teaches geospatial science and environmental geography. His leadership in open educational practices has been featured in national media and garnered institutional, provincial, and international awards. He is a former BCcampus Open Education Fellow and Hewlett Foundation OER Fellow. Dr. Green consults extensively on educational curriculum development and is currently developing open source geospatial curriculum for the University of British Columbia-University of Central Asia partnership. He also recently collaborated with industry, students, and colleagues to develop the first openly-licensed, 3D spatial environment of Stanley Park in order to examine the possibilities of virtual reality pedagogy.
Dr. Chris Mallett, Chief Operating Officer, Lifelong Learning Network, Northeastern University
Drl Chris Mallett is the Chief Operating Officer, Lifelong Learning Network, at Northeastern University. In this role, Mallett is focused on building and delivering on shared goals across Northeastern’s Lifelong Learning Network, which offers over 200 degree programs, with coursework and curricula developed in cooperation with partner institutions and aligned with in-demand, leading-edge industries. In his previous role as the Vice President of Online Experiential Learning at Northeastern, Mallett’s work focused on leading the direction and growth of Northeastern’s online and hybrid-learning programs.
Pranav Menon, UBC student
Pranav Menon is a 5th year Integrated Engineering student at UBC and an entrepreneurial thinking enthusiast.
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Wine and cheese reception
Continue the day’s conversations with your colleagues at a wine and cheese reception from 4:30–6:00 pm, hosted by the Learning Technology Innovation Committee
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