Learning to Learn: Online Education and Learning ft. LUMS by T2F


One of the challenges that most educational institutes are facing during this Pandemic is the shift made towards online learning; the transition itself brings forth various challenges faced institutionally, resource-wise, and overall development-wise. Join The Second Floor as they dive into the story of the institute’s adaptation and progress in the field of Online Learning.

About the speakers:

Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, LUMS
Before his current role as Vice-Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Arshad served as Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. He is also Chair of Teaching and Learning Canada, former President of Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and former Vice President of International Consortium of Educational Developers. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and later Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992, and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies, and student partnerships.

Dr. Suleman Shahid, Director, LUMS Learning Institute
Along with being an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Suleman is the Director of the LUMS Learning Institute, established in February. The Learning Institute is an innovation hub for peer learning, instructional training, and program and course development; it has been at the forefront of the university’s shift to online learning. Dr. Suleman’s research interests include assistive technologies (mobile apps and VR/AR systems) to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities (e.g. autism, dyslexia, visual impairment) and older adults, educational technologies for children (child-computer interaction), and affective computing. More recently he has become interested in ‘information and communication technologies for development’ where he takes a multidisciplinary approach for designing interventions in the areas of education and health.

Date: 19th August 2020
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Facebook & IGTV Premiere
Event Link: https://web.facebook.com/events/738456810339680/

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