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Panel Discussion: Augmentation in the Age of AI

2019 | DeepMind Montreal, District 3, Ubisoft, Reimagine AI | Augmentation in the Age of AI

The multidisciplinary expert panel assembled for the SALTISE conference will highlight and discuss the impact of AI on knowledge creation and policy to prospects for deeper learning and the design of new environments that better support formal and informal instruction. (Top left clockwise Doina Precup, David Usher, Sydney Swaine-Simon, Olivier Palmieri)

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Olivier Palmieri

2019 | Ubisoft | Extending Reality, Extending Learning

Olivier Palmieri is a Game Director at Ubisoft, where he has worked as Creative Director, Game Director, and Level Design Director, and advanced International Design Trainer for the Ubisoft Design Academy. He is the creator of Eagle Flight, the first virtual reality game released by Ubisoft and winner of the 2017 ...

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Alyssa Wise

2019 | New York University (NYU) | The Analytic Future of Science Education

Alyssa Wise is Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology at New York University and the Director of LEARN, NYU’s pioneering university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network.  Dr. Wise’s research is situated at the intersection of the learning and educational data sciences, focusing on the design of learning ...

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David Usher

2019 | Reimagine AI | Re-imagining AI: A talk with David Usher

David Usher is an entrepreneur, artist, and best-selling author. He is the founder of Reimagine AI, an artificial intelligence creative studio working with companies like Google Brain and focused on building intelligent beings using interactive artificial intelligence technology. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won 4 Junos ...

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Richard M. Felder

2018 | North Carolina State University | Understanding and Minimizing Student and Faculty Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching

Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7905 Email: rmfelder@mindspring.com Website: www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching B.Ch.E., City College of New York;  Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University Dr. Felder joined the N....

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Paul Denny

2018 | University of Auckland, New Zealand | Practicing with peers: student-generated questions as a learning activity

Dr. Paul Denny is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include developing and evaluating technologies for supporting collaborative learning, particularly involving student-generated resources, and exploring ways to motivate students to engage within online learning environments. One of his developments, PeerWise, ...

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Georg Rieger

2017 | University of British Columbia | Examinations that support learning – How two-stage assessment became common practice at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Rieger is a tenure-track Instructor in Physics & Astronomy in Vantage College at the University of British Columbia. He is also a long-time member of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (since 2009)and served as the CWSEI department director for Physics & Astronomy from 2011 to 2015. He received a Dipl. ...

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Susan McKenney

2017 | University of Twente | Teacher learning in design-centric partnerships

Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney co-leads ELAN1, the teacher education program within the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Sciences2 at the University of Twente3. Additionally, she holds appointments in the Department of Instructional Technology4, at the same university, and in the Learning Sciences & Policy5 Group at the University of Pittsburgh6. ...

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Stephen Downes

2016 | The Final Frontier: Space

Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Through a 25 year career in the field Downes has developed and deployed a series of progressively more innovative technologies, beginning with multi-user domains (MUDs) in the 1990s, open online communities in the 2000s, and personal learning environments in ...

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Katerine Bielaczyc

2016 | Clark University | Learning from our own designs: Generating knowledge from practical implementations

Dr. Bielaczyc is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education at Clark University.  She received a B.Sc. Honours in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in education from the University ...

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