Following the publication of the white paper: Disruption in and by Centres for Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Leading the Future of Higher Education, the Chair in Educational Leadership in Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Digital Contexts – National Bank, held by Dr. Nadia Naffi, and the International Observatory on the Societal Impact of AI and Digital Technologies are co-organizing the online symposium: Leading the Future of Higher Ed – Planning for Sustainability. The objective is to discuss concrete present and future steps given the uncertainty imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic with 18 key experts and decision-makers in higher education from Canada, the USA, the UK, and Lebanon.
This symposium is organized in collaboration with Concordia Research Chair in Maker Culture, and moderated by Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson, Concordia University, Dr. Richard E (Dick) Clark, University of Southern California, Dr. Dawn M. Snyder, Dawn Snyder Associates, Franklin University and The Ohio State University, and Dr. Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University.
When: October 2nd, 2020
From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 – 9:20 EST – WELCOMING NOTES
9:30 – 9:50 EST – DISRUPTION IN AND BY CENTRES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Dr. Nadia Naffi is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Department of Teaching and Learning Studies at the Faculty of Education and holder of the Chair in Educational Leadership (CLE) in Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Digital Contexts – National Bank at Université Laval. She holds a doctorate in education (educational technology) and a master’s degree in educational technologies from Concordia University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Lebanese American University. She was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal of Canada – Individual and Society 2018 for the excellence of her doctoral thesis. Naffi is also the recipient of the SALTISE 2019 Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award. Naffi has taught online and face-to-face courses in the areas of digital media, instructional design, human performance technology (HPT), distance education, social technologies and the socio-cultural aspects of learning, consulting in edtech, and qualitative research methods at Ontario Tech University and Concordia University. She currently teaches multimodal courses in educational technology at Université Laval. As Chairholder, Naffi one focus of her research is the ethical, critical, responsible and sustainable application of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence in education, training, talent development and upskilling and reskilling of the future and current workforce for the future of work.