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Learning Café – October Session

Date and Time:
October 23, 2020 2:00 pm - October 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Location:
Online (see Livestream button below)
Description:

Is Education Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

Learning can be, and should be, fun! The purpose of the Learning Café is to provide a forum that presents techniques and practices which motivate students to have enjoyable experiences in their distance and online learning.

We will be welcoming our own Mohamed Ally, who is a prolific writer and a sought-after presenter on the use of emerging technologies in education.

Mohamed Ally is a professor in Distance Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and is the program director of the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Distance Education program at Athabasca University. He is also a Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) Chair.

Abstract

We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) where many sectors of society are using 4IR technologies such as: artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, blockchain, virtual reality, mixed reality, and data analytics to provide service to customer and to develop quality products. Examples include use of AI in: the legal profession (Ailira — an Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Research Assistant), robot police officer, autonomous vehicles, social media, financial systems, healthcare, language translation, AI for peace, hospitality, etc. to name a few. The questions education needs to answer are “where is education in the use of 4IR technologies to provide quality inclusive education for all? Given that we are in the fourth Industrial Revolution, does education have a choice?” This session will describe the four Industrial Revolutions where there was a shift from manual labour in the first Industrial Revolution to physical automation, and now to intellectual and physical automation where the technology is automating our physical and intellectual activities. This session will also present information on how 4IR technologies can be used in education and share results from two projects to help stimulate our thinking on the use of 4IR in education. At the end of the session, we will have a discussion to answer the two questions “where is education in the use of 4IR technologies to provide quality inclusive education for all? Given that we are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, does education have a choice?” Bring your ideas, so that we can have a discussion to answer these and other important questions related to 4IR in education, especially in open and online education.

 

Plan to join us at the Learning Café to talk with fellow educators and listen to some motivating guest speakers.

 

 

Add to Calendar October 23, 2020 2:00 pm 2020-10-23 16:00:00 MST Learning Café – October Session

Is Education Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

Learning can be, and should be, fun! The purpose of the Learning Café is to provide a forum that presents techniques and practices which motivate students to have enjoyable experiences in their distance and online learning.

We will be welcoming our own Mohamed Ally, who is a prolific writer and a sought-after presenter on the use of emerging technologies in education.

Mohamed Ally is a professor in Distance Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and is the program director of the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Distance Education program at Athabasca University. He is also a Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) Chair.

Abstract

We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) where many sectors of society are using 4IR technologies such as: artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, blockchain, virtual reality, mixed reality, and data analytics to provide service to customer and to develop quality products. Examples include use of AI in: the legal profession (Ailira — an Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Research Assistant), robot police officer, autonomous vehicles, social media, financial systems, healthcare, language translation, AI for peace, hospitality, etc. to name a few. The questions education needs to answer are “where is education in the use of 4IR technologies to provide quality inclusive education for all? Given that we are in the fourth Industrial Revolution, does education have a choice?” This session will describe the four Industrial Revolutions where there was a shift from manual labour in the first Industrial Revolution to physical automation, and now to intellectual and physical automation where the technology is automating our physical and intellectual activities. This session will also present information on how 4IR technologies can be used in education and share results from two projects to help stimulate our thinking on the use of 4IR in education. At the end of the session, we will have a discussion to answer the two questions “where is education in the use of 4IR technologies to provide quality inclusive education for all? Given that we are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, does education have a choice?” Bring your ideas, so that we can have a discussion to answer these and other important questions related to 4IR in education, especially in open and online education.

 

Plan to join us at the Learning Café to talk with fellow educators and listen to some motivating guest speakers.

 

 

Online (see Livestream button below)
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