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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN A DIGITAL WORLD

7 May 2020

21:00 GMT+8 | 14:00 BST | 06:00 PDT

The traditional classroom model is in many ways a controlled environment which eliminates many distraction. Online, however, removes control from lecturers and tutors. How can institutions maintain student engagement online and avoid losing to other distractions?

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN A DIGITAL WORLD

7 May 2020

21:00 GMT+8 | 14:00 BST | 06:00 PDT

The traditional classroom model is in many ways a controlled environment which eliminates many distraction. Online, however, removes control from lecturers and tutors. How can institutions maintain student engagement online and avoid losing to other distractions?

Our Speakers

Our Speakers

Dr-Betty-Vandenbosch

DR BETTY VANDENBOSCH

Chief Content Officer
Coursera

Betty Vandenbosch brings more than 25 years of academic leadership, research, and teaching experience to Coursera. Most recently she was chancellor of Purdue University Global, an institution resulting from Purdue University’s 2018 acquisition of Kaplan University.

At Purdue, Betty oversaw academics for nearly 30,000 students — most of whom earned their degrees online. Before that, Betty held a number of leadership positions at Kaplan University and served as associate dean and associate professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Throughout her career, Betty has won several awards in teaching and research. Betty earned her PhD in Management Information Systems and an MBA from Western University in Ontario, Canada.

At Coursera, Betty will be responsible for further deepening our ties with the partner community, working closely with them to advance content and credential innovations in line with learner demands and labor market signals.

ALEX CHISHOLM

Head of Analytics
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Alex Chisholm is Head of Analytics for the QS Intelligence Unit where he leads a product team that creates dashboards and insight reports for global universities. Since joining in 2017, he has also leveraged results from wider QS survey findings to better understand trends impacting students and higher education institutions worldwide.

Alex has 15 years of experience helping organizations use data to make more evidence based decisions. Previously Alex spent nearly a decade working with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) where he led a broad management education research program.

Alex, who lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two daughters, is an avid teacher and continues to deliver online, synchronized data analytics courses for working professionals at Harvard University Extension School. He holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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DR GOG SOON JOO

Chief Futurist, Chief Skills Officer, Chief Research Officer
SkillsFuture Singapore

Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Futurist and Chief Skills Officer at the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency, and has held a number of posts in Singapore government. She leads a team of Jobs-Skills Analysts, Data Scientists, and Futurists, to identify global trends that impact business, jobs and skills. Soon Joo and her team work with local and international partners to prototype solutions in the areas of future of work, future of learning and future skills. Her research interests include capitalism in the digital economy, new economy firms, skills ecosystems and skills policies.

Soon Joo holds a doctoral degree jointly awarded by University College London, UK and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Master degrees from HEC, France and George Washington University, USA; bachelor degree from University of London, UK; and completed executive program at Singularity University, USA.

Moderator

ANTON JOHN CRACE

Editor and Program Designer
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Anton John Crace is Editor and Program Designer in the QS Intelligence Unit in Singapore. Through his role, he edits QS’ university news and rankings supplements. He has worked within international education for almost a decade including within an education provider, education agent training platform and media.

He was the Asia Pacific Editor of The PIE News, an international education media outlet, and broke stories including the decision of some universities to pay Indian agents GST and the New Zealand government’s decision to scrap a review into in-study work rights for international students. For many years he was also a familiar face on the conference circuit throughout the Asia Pacific through live tweeting – follow him on Twitter @antoncrace.

Anton was recognized as the Universities Australia Higher Education Journalist of the Year in 2019 at the National Press Club of Australia, and received the Excellence Award for Professional Commentary from the International Education Association of Australian in 2018.

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Past Episode

Institution success in online teaching & learning in the Arab Region (Pilot)

22 April 2020


As the world is forced to move towards online, higher education providers are facing challenges in delivering the teaching and learning experience online. The Arab Region, however, has already found successful online models after significant investment, and it is no longer uncommon for teachers and learners to meet through digital platforms. Online Roundtable will speak to some of the leaders from the Arab Rector Excellence Circle to discuss how they successfully implemented online learning to highlight opportunities for other higher education providers.

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