We would like to welcome you to attend and register for a panel discussion “Empowering Rural Education in the Digital Age” hosted by Dream Corps Toronto Chapter, a student club affiliated with an international NGO which dedicates to promoting reading in rural China. The topic will focus on how educational NGOs adopt Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the digital context.
The panel will take place from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, November 3, 2016, in Hart House Debate Room (2nd floor of Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle). The panel is free and refreshment will be provided.
6:10-7:40 panel discussion
7:40-8:00 Q&A session
An early practitioner in the use of the Web for learning, knowledge exchange and partnership building, Leslie is particularly interested in the roles of network openness and control in the flow of knowledge and their impact on local and international development. Since 2001, Leslie has been directing Bioline International, a collaborative platform based in CRIA Brazil for open access distribution of research journals from close to twenty developing countries. The goal is to better understand the design, structural and policy barriers that impede knowledge production and exchange. With Alma Swan, Leslie co-founded the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS) and the Global Open Access Map. A Trustee of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, Leslie is on the editorial board of Open Medicine, and the advisory board of the Scholarly Communication in Africa Project based at the University of Cape Town. He is also a member of the Research Dissemination Committee of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Steve Hoselton has a background in the study of history, media and education. He has worked at the University of Toronto since 1993 both as a writing instructor and as a learning skills counsellor. Since 2000, he has been the Director of the St. Michael’s College Writing Centre where he works with students individually and in seminars to improve their writing skills and overcome obstacles to their academic success. He also teaches a second-year mandatory course “Mass Media in Culture and Society” and a fourth-year seminar “Media in Education” in Book and Media Studies. His field of expertise is to synthesize pedagogical theory from prominent media theorists and to understand the complex and varied relationships created by the use of media in education.
Yishin Khoo is a Ph.D candidate in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Yishin is a globally-focused social innovator, mentor, and advisor on education initiatives. She has served on local and international boards and committees dedicating her efforts to educational projects on rehabilitation, rural China and youth development. Currently a board member at Rural China Education Foundation, she utilizes online project management tool to foster community of practice among researchers and practitioners on educational innovation in China.
Wishing to see you there,
Dream Corps Toronto Chapter