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The Future(s) of Online and Blended Higher Education Nicholas C. Burbules University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign November 19, 2015 (Thursday) 16:30 17:45 Room 205, Runme Shaw Building, HKU (Chair: Dr Liz Jackson) Abstract: Universities around the world are using new technologies to provide educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students. Many regard this effort as an additional activity, added on to teaching and learning for on-campus students. Others regard it as part of their core mission. This technological environment is changing rapidly, and student needs and expectations are changing. This talk projects current trends to suggest several different alternative futures for the role of these technologies in higher education. About the speaker: Nicholas C. Burbules is the Gutgsell Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His primary research areas are philosophy of education; teaching through dialogue; and technology and education. His current philosophical work focuses primarily on the idea of situated philosophy of education, a way of reframing the question of whether philosophy of education is merely a derivative branch of pure philosophy or an applied field. Situated philosophy of education begins with real cases and problems and derives philosophical questions from them, rather than beginning with philosophical problems and then using educational cases as examples or illustrations. He is also continuing to work on the topic of dialogue and communicative virtues. His current work on technology emphasizes the topic of ubiquitous learning, the study of new models of anywhere, anytime teaching and learning arising from the proliferation of mobile technologies and pervasive wireless connectivity. He has published several papers and given numerous talks on the topic. He is currently the Education Director for the National Center on Professional and Research Ethics, located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His most recent books are Showing and Doing: Wittgenstein as a Pedagogical Philosopher, coauthored with Michael Peters and Paul Smeyers (2010, Paradigm Press) and Feminisms and Educational Research, coauthored with Wendy Kohli (2012, Rowman and Littlefield). He co-edited, with Paul Smeyers, David Bridges, and Morwenna Griffiths, the International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research (Springer, 2015). ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ Please register at: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=40068 For enquiries, please contact the Office of Research at 2857 8254. https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=40068

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