Provost and VP Academic

Ken Steele on Pedagogy and Personalization: Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Higher ed futurist Ken Steele from Eduvation


Thursday, April 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. — Ross Glen Hall

Open to all and no registration required

In this dynamic presentation, higher ed futurist Ken Steele from Eduvation will share thought-provoking bright ideas and best practices in teaching and assessment, from smart textbooks and cognitive tutors, to active and experiential learning, to gamification and microcredentials as models for formative assessment.

Be sure to bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop so that you can participate in real-time online polls.

Here is what Ken has to say as an introduction to this session:


For almost a millennium, lecture halls and libraries have been fundamental to knowledge transmission. For about a century, essays and exams, credit units and grading curves have provided a useful framework to assess student learning. But today’s university students arrive on campus with quite different skills and expectations, ready access to a virtual universe of digital resources, and an eye to the rapidly-evolving 21st-century labour market. Universities do a disservice to today’s learners if they try to educate them using medieval or industrial-age models of research, pedagogy, and assessment.


For those not familiar with Steele, he suggests watching these episodes of 10K webcasts.

A summary of the nine forces for changes in higher ed

A summary of the 11 ways in which higher ed is evolving

A recent episode on teaching and learning