Café X – The Digital Credential Revolution in Higher Education
Ishwar Puri, Dean, Engineering invites students, faculty and staff to attend this special edition of Café X. Café X will be open for business for two hours, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event.
Wednesday, April 10
3 – 4:30 p.m.
L.R. Wilson Hall (Concert Hall)
Digital technology is changing the course of higher education.
Join us for an engaging discussion on how technologies such as blockchain and digital badges are changing the face of higher education. Learn more about microcredentials, stackable courses and digital degrees, and how the use of these could disrupt Universities and Colleges and offer new opportunities to both students and educators. Hear from our panel of experts about how these technologies are being used to revolutionize higher education everywhere from MIT to institutions across Ontario, and how they will change recruiting and hiring practices at companies around the world.
As well, hear about a pilot project run by McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering in cooperation with the University’s Office of the Registrar to offer credentials using blockchain for its MacChangers program this April, as well as offering Canada’s first digital degrees this June to engineering students.