The Modern Online Learner
Deadline to register is April 19 at noon.
Remember a couple of years ago when massive open online courses, or MOOCs, were touted as the future of the online learning experience? What’s been happening since the arrival of the MOOC? The modern online learning experience is rife with notions of micro-learning (learning in ad-hoc environments), on-the-go learning (mobile and wearable technologies), gamification and learning (technology to motivate and improve the learning experience) and social collaboration learning (digital platforms where modern learners engage and interact). At OISE, we are actively exploring and applying solutions to meet the needs of the modern online learner as well as support learning organizations to anticipate future needs. Come join us to hear what’s top of mind at OISE - Canada’s world renowned and #1 Faculty of Education.
Guest Expert: Kurt Binnie, Director, Information Technology, OISE, UofT
Kurt Binnie is a recognized leader and innovator in the strategic use of Information technology in Canada. His focus and vision includes pushing the boundaries on the use of technologies to transform higher education to meet the needs of today's global digital learners, instructors, researchers, their partners and collaborators. Kurt Binnie and the Education Commons team of OISE are responsible for educational technology, instructional design, and applications and infrastructure supporting all functions of Canada’s leading Faculty of Education of the University of Toronto. This includes research infrastructure and application development, distance and e-learning, unified communications, enterprise services, business intelligence, data centre, and the design, operation and support of advanced technology-enabled academic spaces. As a successful early adopter of cloud services in Canada, he is regularly consulted by the media and organizations as an expert on the transformational power of cloud, cloud security and privacy issues, and effectively moving from strategy to results. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Kurt held senior management roles at other premier higher education institutions in Canada, including Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business.