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HED Technology Ecosystem Track [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17
 

10:45am MDT

New and Emerging Partnerships: Strategies: Prioritization, Adoption & Support of Tools
In the weeks leading up to the start of a term, IT departments are inundated by requests from faculty to deploy new edtech tools. Managing these demands, setting priorities for deployment and maybe even saying no is a much about the art of negotiation and expectation management as it is about the technology. To avoid creating unnecessary tensions between IT and campus stakeholders, developing a strategy for growing a school's digital ecosystem that includes a request and adoption process that is flexible and timely is key. This session will explore how different campuses are revitalizing partnerships to create a highly engaged workflow for tools requests, while fostering collaboration to co-construct the institution's edtech ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Sean DeMonner

Sean DeMonner

Teaching & Learning Information Systems Executive, University of Michigan
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Jason Fish

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University
Jason Fish is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies at Purdue University where he is responsible for providing leadership in technology initiatives that support instruction. He holds a BA in Computer Technology, an MBA, and his currently pursuing his PhD. The work of... Read More →
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Matthew Gunkel

Director of Teaching and Learning Technology, Indiana University
Director of Teaching and Learning Technology


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT
Columbine

11:30am MDT

Keeping on Course: The UCF Online Student Performance
UCF has developed an online student performance dashboard that draws upon LMS data to present a visually-appealing tool for student planning and success. Students are shown their status, assigned a goal for improvement, and given the ability to easily prepare a plan for achieving it. This session will describe the dashboard project, demonstrate its functionality, and share the results of 2016 pilots.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Cavanagh

Thomas Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has been recognized with numerous awards... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Columbine

1:00pm MDT

The New Learning Ecosystem at HigherEd.org: Personalized CBE Using OER
This session showcases a new online portal and learning ecosystem at HigherEd.org, created as part of a DOL TAACCCT grant. The portal helps individuals "curate their own learning." After creating a profile, a custom dashboard is provided to create personalized learning plans. An entirely new type of search engine is offered to help learners find and document competencies they already have and work on new ones. All free using open source tools! Add your content/credentials.  

Speakers
avatar for John Milam

John Milam

Executive Director, Knowledge to Work Direct Assessment CBE TAACCCT Grant, Lord Fairfax Community College
Executive Director of Knowledge to Work (K2W). Responsible for design and implementation of direct assessment competency-based education programs at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). Recently launched new national portal for free CBE, under TAACCCT grant, at: http://highered.org... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Columbine

1:45pm MDT

Can We Change the Game and Move from Adaptive to Adaptable Learning?
The growing use of adaptive learning has led to significant questions about “walled garden” courseware, data-informed multiple learning paths, and what is needed to create a more integrated and adaptable ecosystem. Join Dale Johnson, co-chair the Adaptive Learning Innovation Learning Network as he dives into what requirements are needed to move from an adaptive to adaptable learning ecosystems using three IMS standards (LTI, Thin Common Cartridge, and Caliper) in concert. 

Speakers
avatar for Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

Director, Digital Innovation, Arizona State University
Dale is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at ASU.  He works closely with faculty and staff at ASU and other institutions to design digital innovations that will enable student success.  Dale studied design at ASU and public policy at Harvard... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Columbine

2:35pm MDT

Beyond the Hype of Digital Courseware
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) analysis of Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAward) submissions captures the current state of digital courseware implementations across undergraduate institutions of higher education. Each submission addressed the IMS Global Consortium’s eight high impact areas. The findings indicate an array of actionable goals in trying to facilitate students’ overcoming of various financial and academic barriers. Discussion related to the nine themes that emerged as solution options to those barriers are central to understanding the current courseware landscape across higher education. Of significance, a variety of institution types submitted for the award providing a complex yet comprehensive state of the field view from over 100 institutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Nori Barajas-Murphy

Nori Barajas-Murphy

Director, Grant Projects, Online Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT
Columbine

3:20pm MDT

Content is the End Point: Managing a Complex Ecosystem & Stakeholder Needs
Course content efficacy, new educational technology and seamless access for students: How does technology bridge the gap between stakeholder vision and achievable implementation? Topics: 1. Perspectives on a successful partnership between a forward thinking university and an educational content strategy and logistics software company 2. Barriers of moving away from or upgrading already implemented technology 3. Looking forward – the mutual content and technology roadmap 

Speakers
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M. Brian Dunson

Vice President of Technology, Ed Map, Inc.
As Ed Map’s Vice President of Technology, Brian oversees all aspects of the Information Technology department including software development, quality assurance, and operations. Brian began his career in technology with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting... Read More →
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Ed Varevice

Sr. BA for Courseroom Technologies, Capella University
Ed is a Sr. Business Analyst for Capella University’s Courseroom Technologies team and just passed his 5 year tenure with the company. Ed and team work to manage the core courseroom functionality for Capella’s all online educational environment supporting the online interactive... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
Columbine
 
Thursday, May 18
 

8:30am MDT

Unbinding Prometheus: Easing Repetitive LTI App Vetting through Collaboration
The need for institutions to vet digital learning tools specific to privacy and security requirements is a strenuous effort that is repeated time and again as institutions adopt an edtech tool. Like Prometheus' ongoing struggle, universities are pressed to roll out edtech apps and are repeatedly vetting the same apps as their peers. This session unpacks the details of this challenge, shares how institutions are coming together to develop a more informative LTI app security and privacy vetting environment, and will demonstrate how this will help IT departments save time and resources on this important, but time-consuming process.

 


Speakers
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Sam Birk

Program Manager, Institutional Centers of Excellence, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Samantha S. Birk has more than 25 years experience in higher education as a teacher, administrator, and project manager. Prior to joining IMS she was the Associate Director for Instructional Technologies at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  She was fully... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Cavanagh

Thomas Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has been recognized with numerous awards... Read More →
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Michael Wood

Assistant Director, Learnng Technology Platforms, University of California Office of the President
Assistant Director, Learning Technology Platforms


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
Columbine

9:15am MDT

Taming Frankenstein: Folding Non-Credit Education Into Your Ecosystem through Standards
Institutions are grappling with the challenges around consolidating outlying IT usages into their central IT systems. This transition requires careful change management with a watchful eye on the importance of interoperability standards as programs such as CBE, Open Badges, and the need for a robust integration learner record, eTranscript. Is proliferating in these outlying areas, this session looks at how institutions are successfully transitioning external systems into central IT and how IMS standards are essential to taming the monster.


Speakers
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Sherri Braxton

Senior Director, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Sherri N. Braxton is the Senior Director of Instructional Technology at UMBC where she is responsible for leading the Division of Information Technology’s (DoIT) strategy for end-user support of instructional technologies including online, hybrid, and traditional, “face-to-face... Read More →
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Linda Jorn

Director of Academic Technology


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT
Columbine

10:00am MDT

Not All Digital Curriculum is Created Equal: Can You Tell the Difference?
Courseware exists in a maze of digital tools, each promising to improve learning outcomes, save time, reduce cost and more. The Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework helps educators navigate the courseware market and make better-informed adoption and implementation decisions. This session demonstrates the interactive framework and highlights two different cases where it can be applied — selecting a new courseware product and evaluating courseware products already in use. You’ll also hear how institutional leaders are using the CWiC Framework on their campuses.

Speakers
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Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners
Gates joined Tyton Partners as a Partner in 2011 in the strategy consulting practice. Gates is an experienced general manager and strategy consultant with a successful track record for bridging the gap between innovative strategy and practical execution. Gates has been the lead partner... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Cavanagh

Thomas Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has been recognized with numerous awards... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Columbine