Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2020
Innovating Every Day
May 11-13, 2020
The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada. Our inclusive culture welcomes all of those interested in examining innovation in education from our K-12 systems, post-secondary organizations, private training and professional development and those involved in industry – our goal is to provide a space for dialogue, collaboration and innovation!
à propos de RCIÉ
Le Réseau canadien pour l’innovation en éducation (RCIÉ) est un organisme national de professionnels voués à l’excellence de l’innovation en enseignement au Canada. Grâce à une culture englobante, il accueille toutes les personnes qui s’intéressent à l’examen de l’innovation en éducation des systèmes de la maternelle à la 12e année, des établissements postsecondaires, de la formation privée et du perfectionnement professionnel et des secteurs de l’industrie. Le RCIE offre un endroit favorisant le dialogue, la collaboration et l’innovation.
About the 2020 Host
Concordia University is a public comprehensive research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1974 following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia is one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction. As of the 2018-19 academic year, there were 46,829 students enrolled in credit courses at Concordia, making the university among the largest in Canada by enrolment. The university has two campuses, set approximately 7 kilometres (4 miles) apart: Sir George Williams Campus is the main campus, located in Downtown Montreal in an area known as Quartier Concordia; and Loyola Campus in the residential district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. With four faculties, a school of graduate studies and numerous colleges, centres and institutes, Concordia offers over 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs and courses.
Educational Technology Program. Since their establishment in 1969, the graduate programs in educational technology have attracted wide attention, nationally and internationally. As a result of our broad curriculum, our focus on research and development that informs practice, and the strong research and publication records of our faculty and students, organizations across Canada and in the US, Europe and Asia seek out our students for internships and our graduates for permanent positions. Government, industry and educational institutions regularly call upon us to conduct applied projects. Educational technology, an already mature field, continues to grow rapidly as the information age and the digital economy dominate all aspects of contemporary life. Educational technology generally refers to the application of processes and strategies to solve educational, training, and performance problems. In practical terms, educational technology focuses on three categories of interventions in educational institutions, corporate settings, governmental and NGO services: the design of instruction and curricula, the use of technology to teach and manage work, and the design and implementation of non-instructional solutions (e.g., workflow improvements, just-in-time job aids, management/incentive systems). Educational technologists work in all levels of education. In the K-12 arena, our graduates work as producers of educational software, as curriculum and pedagogical experts and administrators for school boards, as technology specialists in schools, school boards and provincial ministries, as course developers for private and not-for-profit organizations, and as teachers. In universities, our graduates work in faculty development groups, as designers and administrators of distance/E-learning educational programs, as technology administrators and, for those with PhDs, as researchers and university faculty at institutions around the world.