You are invited to join this forthcoming panel discussion where we look to the future higher education, with a particular focus on some of the valuable lessons that students have taught us over the different waves of the COVID crisis. The webinar reflects on what we knew previously about the design of effective online learning from a students' perspective and how our understanding has been affirmed, challenged and in some cases reshaped by the pandemic experience.
We begin with a short overview of the DCU Futures initiative to help frame the conversation and then invite panel members to share their personal stories and insights from the emerging literature on some of the challenges and opportunities that need purposeful consideration as we build back the next normal of higher education. The discussion provides a timely opportunity to pause, take stock and reimagine as we individually and collectively emerge from a once in generation disruption to the old normal.
You will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse panel that will share their own lessons and experiences from differing perspectives. Participants will also be invited to ask questions and contribute their own thoughts as we think about how to design more active, meaningful and personalised student-centred learning experiences.
Members of the Panel...
- Chair, Prof. Mark Brown, NIDL Director, DCU
- Prof. George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University, D’Arch Beacon Fellow
- Dr. Sharon Flynn, IUA, Project Manager
- Dr. Ciarán Dunne, Director of Transversal Skills, DCU Futures
- Dr. Elaine Beirne, Ideas Lab, DCU
- Megan O’Connor incoming VP for Academic Affairs, Union of Students Ireland (TBC)