Rethinking higher ed: Beyond {the buzzwords}

It’s a {game-changing}, {paradigm-shifting}, {new normal} in higher education, one that demands {massive open online minds} and an appetite for {disruption}.

Rethinking higher ed: Beyond {the buzzwords}
November 7-8, 2013 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto

Day One | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Welcome Address | His Excellency
the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

Breakfast Keynote |How technology is igniting educational transformation
John Baker, Desire2Learn

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Session 1A | Barrier busters: Forging pathways
Institutional supports and partnerships that remove obstacles to and through PSE

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Session 1B | Kickstarting careers: New grads and the labour market
What institutions and students need to know, and the tools they require to succeed in the labour market

Session 2A | Creative Data: Connecting the dots
Creative ways to use data to support student outcomes

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Session 2B | Breaking the mold: Young entrepreneurs
Sharing their unique pathways, challenges and successes

Lunch Keynote | David Helfand, Quest University Canada

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Session 3A | Nature or nurture: Can you teach entrepreneurship?
Perspectives on whether entrepreneurship is a mindset, a skillset, or something in between

Session 3B | Tech in the classroom: Friend or foe?
The pros and cons of teaching with technology

Session 4A | Would you like a MOOC with that?The explosion of MOOCs and what it really means for students and teachers

Session 4B | Break on through: Outside the classroom
Alternative avenues for learning

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Day Two | Friday, November 8, 2013

Morning Plenary | Not your grandparents’ funding formula
Rejigging the incentive structure to get what [we] want

Session 5A | Teaching: Back to the future
Reimagining the classroom experience

Session 5B | Add tech, shake well
Using technology to support success in the classroom

Lunch Keynote | Ascension of Asia Pacific Higher Education: Challenges or Opportunities for Canada?
Da Hsuan Feng, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

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Session 6A | Entrepreneurs: Gotta be startin’ somethin’
Initiatives that open doors for students to PSE and beyond

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Session 6B | Cultivating entrepreneurs: After the big idea
Presenting entrepreneurs with the toolkits they need to succeed

Closing Plenary | Media lens: Illuminating or perpetrating
Are education issues exacerbated or enlightened by the media?

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