Tomorrow's LMS: How Online Learning Must Evolve to Support the New Student Demographic
John Baker, President and CEO, D2L
John founded D2L in 1999 at the age of twenty-two while attending the University of Waterloo. He saw that online digital tools could open the door to entirely new and more effective models of education and create learning experiences that are personal, engaging, and inspiring. John's vision for D2L is to transform the way the world learns, improving outcomes for learners everywhere.
He was recognized in 2013 as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year within Ontario, received the Young Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo in 2010, and was inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame as an Intrepid Entrepreneur in 2009.
A strong believer in community involvement, John devotes both his personal and business efforts to supporting young entrepreneurs who are developing and applying technology to improve society worldwide. John was appointed to the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, is Chair of the Board of Communitech and is a board member of Canada's National Ballet School, among other organizations.
John graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering, with First Class Honours and an option in Management Sciences.
There's a lot of talk about Competency-Based Education (CBE) as a way to transform higher education, particularly online learning. But how do our current technologies fit into that transformation? Is the traditional LMS the right tool to take us into the future? In this plenary session, you'll hear how schools are using their current technologies to deliver innovative CBE programs, what the LMS of the future may look like, and D2L's role in evolving learning technologies to meet the needs of a changing student demographic.
Learning Objectives
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer