Global Learning Council to Convene 2nd Meeting and Symposium in Singapore (April 12-13, 2016)

A cross-sector group of leaders and practitioners in higher education from around the world will gather to share ideas and address important questions on technology-enhanced learning at the second Global Learning Council (GLC) Meeting & Symposium, which will be held April 12-13 at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The GLC convenes leaders from the global academic, industry and for-profit sectors to develop standards, ethics, and protocols that promote collaboration and scale-up best practices for deploying technology-enhanced learning.

The symposium, whose theme is “Technology-enhanced learning in Asia: Promise and Challenges,” will gather global leaders in education, industry, government, and non-profit sectors to share ideas, best practices and discuss problems and solutions to some of the most important questions around the development and implementation of technology-enhanced learning.

The meeting and symposium will mark the official release of the first GLC Best Practices Report and resource, entitled “Technology Enhanced Learning: Best Practices and Data Sharing in Higher Education.”  To allow for dynamic content and exist as a “living document”, the report will be hosted as a page on the Documents Section of the GLC website.

Some other highlights of the meeting and symposium program include:

  • Opening speeches by Carnegie Mellon University president and GLC Chair, Dr Subra Suresh and NUS President, Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan;
  • A plenary session titled Global Learning Opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution, by Dr W. Lee Howell, head of Global Programming and member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum;
  • Keynote lecture by Ng Cher Pong, chief executive of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency;
  • Technology demonstrations, showcasing best practices and examples of how technology can be applied to enhance teaching and learning.

For more invitation, including a live stream of all sessions, view the event page on the GLC website.