Opening Keynote

Dr. Alec Couros

University of Regina
Professor of Educational Technology and Media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina

Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. An award-winning educator, Alec helps his undergraduate and graduate students take up the incredible affordances of our connected world through the integration of educational technology in teaching and learning.

Alec is also a well-recognized scholar and researcher who has given hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the globe on diverse topics such as connected/networked learning, digital citizenship, social media in education, and critical media literacy, providing educators, students, and parents with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of and thrive in our new digital reality.

Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness ineducation and demonstrates this commitment through his open accesspublications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highlysuccessful MOOCs and open boundary courses.