OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Friday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Envisioning the Future of Open Education: What and How We Learn More Innovatively

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Over the last two decades, the movement of opening up education and through the innovative educational use of the Internet, such as OER, OCW, and MOOC, has been flourishing around the world. By making educational tools, resources, and knowledge freely and openly accessible to learners and teachers around the world, the movement is beginning to radically change the cultures, values, systems, ecology, and economics of education. As social and economic systems are being more cross-regional and globalized, it is becoming increasingly critical and urgent for us to create new education systems that are able to flexibly respond to the rapidly changing social needs.

In addition to the ongoing open innovation movement, the emergence of AI applications in education, especially our rapidly increasing ability to analyze and utilize big data, provides us with enormous possibilities to better support more personalized and collaborative lifelong learning building upon the abundance of openly shared educational resources. Furthermore, some evolving pedagogical approaches such as gamification and project-based learning are helping promote and accelerate the acquisition of critical skill and knowledge both for individual and social needs.

This presentation addresses and discusses some of the emerging possibilities of how we can embrace the openness and innovation in education to help us continuously build the foundation and infrastructure for supporting more personalized, flexible, and on-demand learning as well as improving learning and teaching. It also examines some pioneer and exemplary efforts in inventing the next-generation education and explores how we can create an ecosystem that enables us to build necessary capacity for lifelong educational support. Finally, this presentation explores some of the future possibilities that will help further advance individual and collective learning c and education systems, both locally and globally, in the 21st century society.

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Toru Iiyoshi

Deputy Vice President for Education/Director & Professor, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University
Toru Iiyoshi is Deputy Vice President for Education, and Director and a professor at the Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education of Kyoto University. He also serves as Executive Director of KyotoUx. Previously, he was a senior scholar and Director of the Knowledge... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT