The Future of Education: Reimagined
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Charlottenburg III
As educators, we know that the recent upheaval of a once well-established “normal” exposed gaps and injustices and provoked reflection in higher education. Individual and collective resiliencies were tested in ways—and at a pace—we could have never imagined. So, what does the future of education look like?
Only one thing is certain: institutions will need to break down barriers for all learners in order to provide richly personalised and accessible learning experiences. This requires a reimagining of our pedagogical—and technological—approaches.
How can institutions adapt to changing student needs to support enrolment and retention while budgets continue to shrink? And how can accessible data be turned into actionable data that supports faculty and students? Join D2L's Discussion Panel for a powerful and interactive discussion on trends and modalities, data and analytics, and strategies to help you better prepare for the future of education.
Director of Higher Education, D2L, United Kingdom
Rob has almost 20 years’ experience working on digital transformation projects across various industries. Since joining D2L in November 2020, Rob has been working in D2L’s Education team and has helped numerous schools, colleges and universities across Europe throughout their evaluation, selection and implementation of the Brightspace Learning Management System
Director, Leiden University, Learning and Innovation Centre, Netherlands
In her role at Leiden University, Dr. Michelle Olmstead is Director, Centre for Innovation and new department, Leiden Learning and Innovation Centre. She provides the learning team and partners with the freedom to innovate and create new initiatives, in a sustainable manner. She utilises research in science and educational methods for digital innovation, growth and improvement. This allows for transforming people and organisations, through the design of unique developments, impactful learning solutions and innovation transfer. Michelle has extensive experience at the executive level in research Universities including, Oxford University and Colorado State University, Global Campus before joining Leiden University in 2018.
Head of Flexible & Work-Integrated Learning, NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
Samuel leverages technology to create new and innovative ways for people to access quality higher education. He currently runs the Flexible learning and Apprenticeship units at NTU, one of the UK's largest universities. Samuel spent the first nine years of his career teaching music production and computing before moving to a professional services role to develop new delivery models.