Department of Education Policy Studies' Kinser to speak on webinar panel

September 22, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kevin Kinser, head of the Department of Education Policy Studies in the College of Education, is a speaker for a free webinar, “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity,” scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The webinar is being presented by University World News in partnership with DrEducation

Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging and blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have experienced several barriers related to cost, quality, recognition and outcomes. This online discussion will examine how university leaders are leveraging technology for advancing internationalization; how technology fits in the overall global engagement strategy; and the challenges and opportunities that exist.

Kinser will address trends in global online learning, including the development of micro-credentials, and changing national policies toward the acceptance on online degrees from foreign providers.

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Last Updated September 28, 2016