Moderator | University of Waterloo Associate Provost, Students
Chris has an undergraduate business degree and a master’s in business administration. He brings a strong track record of creating innovative services and partnerships backed by sound business operations for the benefit of students. Chris works to ensure that Waterloo students have the richest possible educational experience both inside and outside the classroom, and maintains and builds upon the university’s commitment to student success.
Education 3.0 – Possibilities beyond the Nexus
Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00 PM
Technology continues to change the way we learn, the way we teach, and the way we access information.
Informed by innovative pedagogy and driven by the need for greater societal access to continuous learning opportunities, we are inspired to design new ways to engage students, improve their learning experiences, and create new learning pathways.
This panel of preeminent thinkers and innovators will address the theme of the conference — “Possibilities at the nexus of pedagogy, technology and access” — sharing their experiences with current innovations, as well as their thoughts and insights into directions we could and should take education and learning.
Moderator | Host of CBC Radio’s Spark, Author of The Virtual Self
Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine—and plan for—the ever-changing high-tech landscape; she helps audiences understand trends in social media, big data, wearable tech and more, while showing them how to better protect their privacy in our increasingly digital world. The host and creator of Spark on CBC Radio, and the author of The Virtual Self, she demystifies technology and explains how it is shaping our lives and the larger world in which we live.
Young was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not The Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has appeared online, on television, and in print. Along with Cathi Bond, she has been a hobby podcaster of The Sniffer since 2005. Her favourite technology is her bicycle.
Inspiring Innovation in Online Learning: Provincial Consortia Leading the Charge
Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 AM
Four vibrant consortia serving the post-secondary sector are inspiring leadership in online learning across Canada. Come and discover how these provincial collaborative networks are leading change and innovation in online learning and collaboration across post-secondary institutions. This panel will provide insight into the strategic and innovative initiatives underway in each province and beyond. Topics will include innovations to increase access to learning, open education and open textbooks, quality assurance and inter-institutional shared services.
Erin McCloskey is a Senior Policy Advisor on technology-enabled learning in higher education at the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Prior to joining the ministry, Erin was secondary science and mathematics teacher and international educator. In her student days, Erin served as President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance and Student Premier of the Ontario Secondary School Students’ Association.
Cathy Newell Kelly
Cathy Newell Kelly is the Executive Director for eCampusOntario (alongside Linda Rees). Cathy began her distance and online learning career in 1996 at the University of Waterloo, where she still holds the position of Director, Centre for Extended Learning (on secondment to eCampusOntario). Cathy has been instrumental in guiding the evolution of Waterloo’s long-standing Correspondence program to its current role at the forefront of online learning. She holds a degree in Economics from Waterloo, as well as an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Denise Goudy has over twenty years experience in BC’s post-secondary system with small rural colleges and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Working with a team of experts, Denise provides leadership for curriculum development and delivery projects and programs, educational technology projects and professional learning offerings for BCcampus, in the context of the B.C.’s post-secondary sector.
Kim Grenier Mintenko
Kim Grenier Mintenko is the Manager, eCampus at Campus Manitoba. Kim has been with Campus Manitoba since 2003 and was instrumental in the development of Manitoba’s eCourses online learning portal. She holds an MA from the University of Manitoba and has worked in higher education for over 15 years.
Tricia Donovan has served as the executive director of eCampusAlberta since its inception in 2002. Working closely with senior representatives and steering committees from Alberta¹s publicly funded post-secondary institutions; Donovan coordinates the evolution and expansion of eCampusAlberta. Donovan has successfully navigated inter-institutional collaboration in online learning and continues to introduce innovations and best practices in online learning with her colleagues from across the member institutions. Donovan also serves on the WCET e-Learning Consortia CIG and endeavors to promote the value, breadth, and collaborative potential of online learning consortia.