Closing Keynote

Date: Friday, October 2

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Closing Keynote

 Alexandra Samuel

Closing Keynote Presenter: Alexandra Samuel

Alexandra Samuel is an independent data journalist and technology writer, and the author of Work Smarter with Social Media from the Harvard Business Review Press. She is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, the CBC, JSTOR Daily and The Harvard Business Review. 

Topic: A new lens on digital literacy: Essential skills for lifelong learners


Digital literacy is about more than using software: It’s about developing the skills and confidence that let you translate offline abilities into the online world. In this season, we’ll look at how to shift our lens on digital literacy so that we can help learners develop the fundamental skills that allow them to participate meaningfully in the online world: Skills like critical assessment of online information, constructive engagement in online conversation, and effective online problem solving. Most crucially, we will look at how to develop the capacity for continuous, lifelong learning online — which is not only crucial for the learners we serve, but for our own ongoing professional development.