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Welcome to the 2020 Learning & Training Conference

Online Learning Conference | Post Secondary

For online learning professionals involved with colleges and universities.

As we start a new decade of technology-enabled learning that affects how and where we learn, the 2020 Conference will help post-secondary-school professionals explore what is possible in the emerging world of training, development and online learning.

Four Conference tracks will be explored in depth over the two-day event:

  • The Skills Challenge and Lifelong Learning for Skills

  • Emerging Technologies for Engaged Learning

  • New Partnerships for Learning

  • Recognizing New Pathways and Accredited Learning

Four keynotes will be held at the start and end of each day:

  • Learning and The Future of Work – What Needs to Happen in the 2020s?

  • 5G and The Technologies of 2020 – Get Ready for A New World

  • Designing and Delivering Authentic Learning for the 2020s

  • Creating Powerful and Effective Learning on Demand

For Faculty, Instructors and Instructional Designers at Colleges and Universities (Online Learning Conference – Post-Secondary Schools)

The Skills Challenge

  • What skills do students need to be effective online learners?

  • What skills do faculty and instructional designers need to design, develop and deploy effective online learning experiences?

  • What skills do we need to teach in the future that we don’t teach now?

  • What skills cannot be taught online (and why) in your view?

Technology Opportunities

  • What is the potential of 5G to enhance learning in your college or university?

  • How can immersive learning (augmented and virtual reality) transform the classroom?

  • Can analytics increase retention and completion? What are the risks of using analytics?

  • Will chatbots and AI-enabled learning change the nature of teaching and learning in class, in blended learning or online?

New Partnerships for Learning

  • What current partnerships are helping to improve the learning experience of students?

  • What new alliances and partnerships are needed to meet the learning and skills challenges of the 2020s?

  • Do we have the most constructive relationship between college/university and the workplace? Do we need to rethink how we recognize workplace learning?

  • Do we need to “reinvent” apprenticeship?

New Pathways and Credentials

  • What is the future of micro-credentials and nano-credentials?

  • Is it time to rethink prior learning accreditation, assessment and recognition?

  • What is the future of assessment-only credentials based on competencies?

  • What is the status of modular, stackable learning as a route to certification and degrees?

These are just some of the questions that we would like to explore. You have others. Come and share your experiences, your challenges and your learning. Network with others and explore what is possible. Find out how you and your school, college, university or organization can thrive in this emerging world of learning. This focused time will be powerful — full of ideas, practical examples and new ways of working that will help you think about what you can do to make learning effective, authentic, engaging and valuable. Come and share your experience and join in this powerful exploration of the future of online and blended learning.

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