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Les Tablettistes 2015

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Glendon College, York University – Toronto 

 

Introduction

Introduction

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Technological innovation is redefining learning in the 21st century. Join us for an exploration of the challenges and opportunities for the future in a digital world.
Les Tablettistes: a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, a meeting place for the different players in education, content producers and technological innovators.

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Keynote by Mitch Joel

Keynote by Mitch Joel

Keynote speaker, Mitch Joel, will explore how digital is transforming the way we experience and interact with content

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

“Stop thinking about content as the endgame and consider that the true value is the stories you tell.” – Mitch Joel, Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It.

Mitch Joel will share his unique perspective on how the digital reality of the 21st century is transforming how we interact with content and each other. Mitch will explore how digital has disrupted what we thought we knew and how it will shape what we strive to know moving forward.

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Standardization vs. Customization

Standardization vs. Customization

Turning the tablets on educational evaluation

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A panel will explore some of the questions raised by the advent of new technologies : must we choose between standardization or customized learning? How can we shift from a model where we stockpile information to one where we process it?

The ten most in demand jobs in 2014 didn’t exist in 2004! How can we prepare young people for an unpredictable future?
The sum of human knowledge is at our fingertips. How can we help today’s youth to adapt to rapid evolution in knowledge?

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The Learning Economy

The Learning Economy

How are emerging technologies shaping content creation?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm

According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, more information is created every 2 days than it was from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. As the education market opens up to all sorts of new content, new businesses are constantly trying to establish themselves as educational content producers. How can we ensure they meet educational standards?

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Special Presentation by Google Canada

Special Presentation by Google Canada

Google Canada

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Chantal Rossi will present on the role that Google has taken in developing an educational experience for the 21st century.

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Exploring the Virtual Space

Exploring the Virtual Space

How is technology transforming how teachers teach?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Are teachers able to entice students as much as historical figures themselves? Will students study geography by going to Antarctica… inside their headsets? Finally, will schools and classrooms become a thing of the past?

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Battle for Bandwidth

Battle for Bandwidth

The Democratization of Knowledge

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Web can only be the guardian of open education if it remains free and accessible for everyone. To set up an economic model based on paying for privileged access to content will lead to educational inequality. However, is free and unlimited access to knowledge capable of encouraging innovation and contributing to economic development?

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Uploading Your Consciousness

Uploading Your Consciousness

Immortality and Your Place in the Internet of Everything

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About two billion earthlings are now connected to the internet. Thanks to Google and others, the rest of the world could soon be online! A sizeable portion of our lives are now lived online. In the future, maps to the brain will allow us to upload our consciousness to computers. Is this how we achieve immortality?

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