NCU to discuss smart learning technologies

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Several local and international experts in instructional technology will be among the presenters at Thursday's symposium to be hosted by the Distance Education Centre at Northern Caribbean University under the theme, 'Distance Learning: The New Classroom'.

Keynote speakers at the November 14 event are Ready Communications CEO Christopher Dehring and Dr Robbie Melton, associate vice-chancellor for emerging mobile IoT (Internet of Things) technologies for the Tennessee Board of Regents, and professor at Tennessee State University, Dr Melton will be presenting on wearable artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies.

She will be accompanied by university colleagues Dr Jewell Winn, executive director of international programmes, and Dr Jane Asamani, who will be exploring the topic: Open Educational Resources.

Avery Thompson, assistant director of the Distance Education Centre at NCU, said that the presentations and interactive workshops will be centred on four tracks for the day: emerging technologies, industry best practices, training and development for the workforce; and barriers, opportunities and trends in education.

NCU noted the opportunity of attaining higher education afforded to working professionals via distance education, and said the symposium is expected to be of tremendous benefit to both students and instructors.

The event, which will be held in the gymnatorium on the NCU Mandeville campus, begins at 8:30 and runs until 5:00 pm.


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