Semester 2 International Travelling Scholars from Canada

Alec and George Couros - working together to deliver workshops across Australia
20 July - 10 August

Learn more about open learning, social media and critical literacy

Anywhere, anytime, anyone: transitioning toward 21st century learning

We are currently exiting the age of the personal computer and entering a new mobile reality. Emerging technologies now provide us with the tools to drastically transform our learning environments, and for the first time in history, learners now have the technical ability to learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Yet, transitioning away from our industrial model of education will not be easy, and leaves us with many questions. What does it mean to be literate? What is the role of digital fluency in teaching and learning? How can social networks be used to support student learning and teacher professional development? This full-day workshop will outline our new technological reality, feature examples of how social media and mobile devices can transform learning environments and guide participants in examining the potentials and pitfalls of 21st century learning.

Major topics discussed will include:

  • social media tools and networks in teaching and learning
  • personal learning networks for always-on professional development
  • digital citizenship & digital identity
  • digital portfolios
  • royalty-free (copyleft) media in presentations and projects
  • digital storytelling
  • open & connected learning.

Dr Alec Couros

Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina (Canada). He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity.

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George Couros

George Couros (@gcouros) is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching & Learning for Parkland School Division, Alberta, Canada. George resides at the Centre for Education working closely with the Future Team, Lead Team, Learning Services Department and Information Technology Department where he pushes the leading edge in implementing Alberta Education’s new Goal Two – Educational Transformation. George is a leader on the effective use of social media to improve and engage student and staff learning while also connecting organizations in an open and transparent way. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of advancing student learning and engagement. George is the creator of the Connected Principals group and also shares his learning at

Workshop Locations

Locations Date Venue
Newcastle Friday, 20 July

Callaghan College, Wallsend Campus                            

Sunshine Coast Monday, 23 July Unity College, Caloundra
Gold Coast Tuesday, 24 July Trinity Lutheran College, Ashmore
Brisbane Wed 25, July Mt Alvernia College
Rockhampton Thursday, 26 July Heights College
Townsville Friday, 27 July Thuringowa State High School
Darwin Monday, 30 July Catholic Education Office (Ted Collins Room 2)
Adelaide Wednesday, 1 August Christian Brothers College
Perth Friday, 3 August Hampton Senior High School
Melbourne Tuesday, 7 August Brighton Grammar School
Sydney Thursday, 9 August Ravenswood Girls School











Each workshop will run from 9.00am to 3.00pm




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MYSA Standard or Institutional Member $171
MYSA Leader Member $149
Non-member $215
Full-time Student Member $61
Full-time Student Non-member $94





Registration fees include attendance for one person at the workshop, inclusive of morning tea and lunch on the day. Registration is only confirmed upon receipt of full payment.

Each location has a maximum capacity of 100. Individual workshops may be cancelled if, 7 days prior to the workshop, there is not a minimum of 40 confirmed registrations.


Workshop cancellations must be advised in writing to the MYSA Secretariat. Cancellations received up to 7 days prior to the workshop are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the workshop are not eligible for a refund. You may transfer your registration to a colleague at any time prior to the workshop provided the MYSA Secretariat is advised in writing.

For further information about the workshop or your registration, please contact Expert Events (MYSA Secretariat) on:

Phone: +61 7 3848 2100
Fax: +61 7 3848 2133
Post: Expert Events
PO Box 330, Northgate QLD 4013