Making Learning and Teaching More Engaging, Effective, and Meaningful with Educational Innovation

Event Type: Conference Workshop

Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice

Speaker: Prof. Toru Iiyoshi (Deputy Vice President for Education & Director & Professor of Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University, Japan)

Date: 24 Oct 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue: RLB502, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: English



1) Refreshment will be provided. 
2) Free Admission.
3) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for seat-reservation and news update.


As we use more new educational tools, resources, and methods to improve teaching and learning in various ways, it is becoming more vital to learn from and build upon each other’s effective practice and ideas across different educational contexts and settings. This will enable us, as a community of practice, to collectively keep inventing the better and brighter future of education in this time of ever-changing and increasingly fluid world.

In this workshop, the participants will learn and work together to engage in: 1) Overviewing how the radical transformation is being driven by emerging educational innovations, methods, and systems; 2) Exploring educational ecosystems that enable us to support and sustain more personalized, flexible, and on-demand lifelong learning; 3) Inquiring and reflecting on what, why, and how we learn in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI); 4) Identifying some of the critical elements and components for Inventing the “next-generation” education in your own context(s).
The participants are required to bring your own wireless device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) for individual and group activities online during the workshop session.

About the Presenter

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. Previously, he has served as a senior scholar and Director of the Knowledge Media Laboratory at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Senior Strategist in the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Technology and Education. Prof. Iiyoshi’s current areas of research and development include educational innovation, open education, technology-enhanced scholarship of teaching and learning, and the future of higher education. He is the co-editor of the Carnegie Foundation book, "Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge" (MIT Press).

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