OCUFA hosts Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education

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On June 19-21, 2013, OCUFA was please to co-host Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education. Over three days, 250 speakers and delegates came together to discuss the relationship between media and higher education, a critical issue for those who study and work in higher education institutions as well as those who make their living covering university and college issues.
Participants included students, faculty, administrators, communication professionals, and journalists. The keynotes and panel sessions explored the persistent disconnect between media and the academy; how journalists and academics can work better together; the role of intellectuals in public life; the representation of students and institutions in the media; and the transformative pressure put on higher education by new communications technologies. The perspective was international, including participants from the UK, USA, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Egypt, Israel, and South Africa.
OCUFA co-organized the conference with the University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE); the Washington-based Inside Higher Ed; and the South Africa and London-based University World News.
While no official proceedings from the conference will be produced, you can check out some of the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #wv2013. For a limited time, the online discussion will be viewable on the Worldviews homepage.

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