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Education Keynote: Learning (and Teaching) in the Digital Age

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    In this keynote session, we will be joined by several speakers who will challenge our perceptions of education today and instill optimism for the future of education. Speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but each has established a reputation as a leader and change agent in education: Sugata Mitra is a Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.; Cathy Davidson has served as the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University since 1996, and is the co-founder of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory); and Katie Salen is Professor of Design and Technology, and director of the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons the New School for Design and the executive director of the Institute of Play. We will discuss how students learn today and the changes we are seeing in education as a result. We will hear about smart educators and organizations that are adapting their approaches in the classroom, with some paths less conventional than others. Also, we will discuss the skills that students will need in the 21st-century workplace and how we can best prepare them for successful and rewarding careers. Join us for the keynote session for discussions that are sure to inspire insightful conversations throughout the week.

    Key Learnings

    • Hear about what other educators and organizations are doing to ensure their relevance
    • Gain insights into the skills that students will need in the 2020 workplace
    • Explain key trends in education
    • Develop strategies to adapt to new student learning styles