Opening Speakers: Bonnie Stewart & Dave Cormier

Dave CormierBonnie Stewart

MOOCs, Rhizomes, and Networks: Information Literacies in a Time of Complexity and Abundance

Wednesday, May 8, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
Wu Conference Centre

During the past year, the phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – has been a trend du jour within academia. Framed by co-founder George Siemens as “the Internet happening to education,” MOOCs offer a lens through which to explore how escalating complexity and information abundance impact 21st century higher ed. They’ve been the focus of an extraordinary level of hype, punditry, and media attention over recent months, but beneath these grandiose declarations, what are MOOCs? What do they mean for higher education? And what kinds of implications do they have for learning and for information literacies? Read more…

 

Closing Speaker: Terry O’Reilly

Terry O'Reilly

Changing the Conversation

Friday, May 10, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Wu Conference Centre

One of the most difficult tasks is to change a perception. Maybe the public thinks you’re behind the times. Maybe the perception of what you deliver is at odds with reality. Maybe the perception of what libraries offer is keeping people away. Maybe there is a way to turn all that around. Read more…