Ed Tech Week
Dawson Education Technology Week 2014
March 24-28, 2014
Dawson Educational Technology Week 2013
February 25 - March 1, 2013
Monday, February 25th (5B.16)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Opening – Keynote # 1:
“Online, Hybrid and Present: The Future of Learning”
Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Concordia University
Tuesday, February 26th (Boardroom)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MOOCs (Massive, Open, Online Courses): Talk about large classes!
Rafael Scapin (OID) & Paulette Cake (CCDMD)
All events will be broadcasted live through VIA.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arshad Ahmad
Arshad Ahmad’s current teaching and research interests are in Accelerated Learning Designs, Conceptual Change, Teaching Philosophies and Excellence in Teaching.
He is the President of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education www.stlhe.ca and Vice-President of The International Consortium for Educational Development consisting of 23 member organizations worldwide, http://icedonline.net. Both STLHE and ICED strive to improve educational practice and human learning in post-secondary education.
Arshad received his MBA and PhD in Educational Psychology at McGill University. He is presently Associate Professor of Finance in the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University. He is the recipient of several teaching and Professor of the Year awards from local and international universities. In 1992, he was recognized for leadership in teaching with a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship – a program he coordinated for 10 years.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Irving (Lee) Rother
Dr. Rother is a multi-award winning educator with 32 years of experience teaching, consulting and designing curriculum at the school, school board, university and provincial levels.
Currently, Dr. Rother is program developer and secondary teacher in Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, where he teaches ICT, literacy, English Language Arts, and Media Education. Dr. Rother was also a consultant at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board where his dossiers included English Language Arts, Co-operative Education, Social Studies and school climate analysis.
Dr. Rother is co-founder and President of the Association for Media Education in Quebec and co-founder and Board member of the Canadian Association of Media Education Organisations. Dr. Rother is also on the Board of Trustees of Technology for Youth, an NGO in Nigeria. In 2011 Dr. Rother was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.