ETUG 25th Anniversary Conference 
June 20 & 21, 2019
Thompson Rivers University 
**Parking - It’s best to park in Lots J, K or N. Parking on campus is $5.00/day and free after 5:00pm.**
Keynote’s on Day 1 & 2 as well as Gasta Session are available on Livestream - Link to watch.
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Friday, June 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
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What I’ve always been interested in is how we, as human beings, relate to the world around us, and in particular our relationship to technology. For me, there is no better context than education and lifelong learning to explore how that relationship is evolving as digital technology becomes more pervasive in our lives. My keynote will challenge the perception that the ‘march of the machines’ is moving us to a future in which we are all just data points, gadgets or messy human problems that need to be solved by technology. 
Focusing on the conference theme about people and technology, I am going to focus on three things in this talk: First, I am going to question how we can develop a more mature, reflective, a more critical perspective in our professional practice and why that is important. I want to focus on some of the sticky points around ethics, student consent and data literacy and our role in addressing them. This will lead me to examine what skills and capabilities education technology professionals need in order to tackle those questions and last I am going to look at the role of technology in our efforts to make education more equitable for all.  

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Dr. Maren Deepwell

CEO, Anthropologist & Open Practitioner, Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Dr. Maren Deepwell is the chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and works as a Learning Technologist and Anthropologist. She is an Open Practitioner with a special interest in leadership, equality and open education. Working closely with ALT’s Board of Trustees, Maren leads on professional recognition for Learning Technology professionals... Read More →

Friday June 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Grand Hall - Rm 210 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
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  • NEW FIELD 1 Livestream Link: https://vimeo.com/event/7333