Conference programme

Time 


Activities

08.30-09.00

 

Registration - Coffee and rolls 

 09.00-09.15

 

Welcome

09.15-10.30      

 

Keynote speaker Dr. Tony Bates:
Teaching for a Digital Age: Why Blended Learning is so Important

The key challenge for university instructors is how best to prepare our students for a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. This entails a shift of focus from content mastery to high level skills development. What teaching methods will facilitate such a shift? What role should technology play in making such a shift? Why is blended learning so important for this shift? This presentation will use actual cases and best pedagogical principles to suggest how this can be done.

10.30-10.45

 

Break

 10.45-12.15

 

Parallel sessions part 1
Master Class offered by Dr. Tony Bates

12.15-13.00 

 

Sandwich lunch 

13.00-14.30 

 

Parallel sessions 2 

14.30-14.45 


Break

 14.45-15.45

 

Keynote speaker Tony Bates 
Managing institutional change: moving an institution towards new models of learning

All higher education institutions face the challenge of change, especially in teaching methods, where faculty have a great deal of autonomy. This presentation will explore some of the successful practices that have been used to support faculty and instructors in a shift to new ways of teaching.The challenges that still remain to be overcome will also be discussed. This will be a relatively short presentation with opportunities for questions and discussion.

15.45-16.00

 

Closing statement