April 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Earth Sciences Building, 1012
Refreshments will be provided.
Register here: www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/view/3263
On April 9, UBC will be hosting Dr. Tony Bates, an e-learning and distance education expert, and Eric Grimson, the Chancellor for Academic Advancement and a professor of computer science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for a discussion on how developments around technology, learning research, student demographics, and macroeconomic forces are impacting higher education. These forces are leading universities and other actors to respond with a number of different program innovations. What effect will these changes have on the nature of higher education? On the nature of the modern research university? The speakers will discuss how these developments are likely to result in changes to the current predominant teaching model and methods of assessment, curricular structures, length of degree, use of the campus and learning spaces, and the increasing market differentiation between institutions.
Key Developments in University Teaching: A Look into the Near Future
Dr. Tony Bates
Key developments in technology and in the external environment could result in radical changes to the way teaching in universities will be conducted in the near future (5-10 years). These developments are likely to result in changes to the current predominant teaching model and methods of assessment, a re-examination of the use of the campus and learning spaces, and increasing market differentiation between institutions. The presentation will examine these developments, their causes, and the choices they offer.
Impact of Digital Technologies on Higher Education
Chancellor for Academic Advancement
Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, EECS, MIT
Higher education is being dramatically disrupted by a range of digital technologies–ranging from delivery of material, to communication venues, to assessment tools. However, the impact is not restricted to global offerings of education material, the technology is also reshaping traditional residential-based education. We will highlight both MIT’s activities in global educational offerings and how those technologies are being used on campus. In particular, we will discuss ongoing dialogue on how online tools are enabling us to rethink curricular structures, length of degree, pedagogical delivery, the future form of classrooms and dormitories, and other disruptive changes to the traditional college education.
You can get an advance look at the perspectives these speakers will bring from:
This article was published in the March 2014 CTLT Newsletter, Dialogues. Below is a list of articles included in the issue:
- Upcoming Event: The Changing Pedagogy and Economics of Higher Education (currently viewing)
- New Online Course Profile: RELG 306 – Archaeology and the Bible
- UBC and Tra Vinh University: Developing a Relationship through the Instructional Skills Workshop
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- Truth and Reconciliation at UBC: Reconciliation and LFS 350
Find out more information about the CTLT Newsletter, Dialogues.