I am a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. I am also an experienced presenter on various topics related to digital literacies, technology integration, and digital citizenship. If you are looking for a dynamic presenter, knowledgeable researcher, or a seasoned educational consultant, consider contacting me. I'd love to work with you!
I have always been inspired by the videos that I have viewed of Alec Couros. These videos however, were only a pale introduction to his live speaking presentation. He effectively informed, challenged, and inspired his audience with an intriguing and highly entertaining presentation. Of the hundreds of speakers I have listened to and engaged with over the years, I have found few of Alec's equal.
I've seen every keynote speaker at the D2L Fusion conference since 2007, except for one year in the middle. Dr. Alec Couros was the best speaker that I've seen at any of those conferences; and that list includes some pretty big names in the education and entertainment fields. His message was the perfect blend of education, technology, and humanity; and earned him a spontaneous standing ovation at the conclusion. His message has real substance, is delivered with passion but not theatrics, and leaves you wanting more.
Dr. Couros presented the most inspiring keynote I've ever attended. He balanced theory, practical application/real-world examples, and thought provoking questions for how we can stay connected, yet-balanced, in an ever changing landscape of education, technology, and networking. (3.5 years later, and I still remember his keynote!)
We invited Alec to speak at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and it was refreshing to work with a speaker who listened to our needs and learned about our campus culture ahead of time. Alec's presentation on the future of learning methods was entertaining and engaging--a rare combination. He's passionate about his work, and a down-to-earth person whose teaching, research, speaking, and writing are all focused on helping learners to achieve better outcomes. As a speaker and author, myself, when clients ask me whom to contact next, Alec is on my short list of the best of the best. (Thomas J. Tobin)
Thomas J. Tobin
As a change agent, dedicated to teaching and learning, Dr. Alec Couros works collaboratively with educators to support school improvement and foster student learning. His innovative leadership inspires modern learners and system leaders. Dr. Alec Couros inspires and motivates educators as he promotes reflective practice and inquiry.
Alec Couros is a passionate and engaging presenter. What sets him apart from others in his field is the way in which he connects with his audience: even when presenting to a room of hundreds of educators, he is extremely personable and brings out the human side of technology and its potential for making the world a better place. I should also note that working with and learning from Alec has been transformational to my own teaching practice; he is truly an inspiring educator.