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Wednesday, May 17

10:45am MDT

Integrating Digital Content to Improve Outcomes at Cuyahoga Community College
This session explores Digital Courseware for high enrollment, general education courses such as Psychology, Developmental Math and Economics, designed from the ground up to be aligned to Outcomes, Learning Objectives and Skills. We review the impact this has on student engagement, content efficacy and on insights for instructors, coaches and mentors to support students.

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Sean O'Connor

Product Marketing Manager, BNED LoudCloud

Donya Waugh

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cuyuhoga Community College - Western Campus

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT
Tower Court C

11:30am MDT

From the Traditional Class to the Un-Classroom: Bridging Gaps Between K-12 and HED
K-12 is quickly transitioning to a classroom where every student is immersed in a digital curriculum. Today's elementary schoolers are tomorrow's incoming freshman, and many higher education institutions won’t meet their expectations. As this new generation moves from an "unclassroom-like" experience into a predominantly traditional approach to teaching, what needs to happen? Join two institutional leaders as they discuss how the classroom is transforming in K-12, the impact it has on HED, and what opportunities this offers to K-20 educators and learners.

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Lloyd Brown

Executive Director of Information Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools
Lloyd Brown is currently the Executive Director of the Department of Information Technology for Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school district in the United States. He is leading a team of professionals in the field of networking, technical support, network security... Read More →
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Tower Court C

1:00pm MDT

Enhance Your LMS with an Interoperable Repository of Digital Resources
Discover how the integration of your LMS with an IMS standards-based Learning Object Repository (LOR) enables educators to enrich their assignments, quizzes and courses with curated and created resources from various publishers and sources. Learn how Lee County Schools' has integrated Google Classroom with their LOR to provide their teachers and students with federated search access to educational publisher courseware, Open Educational Resources, user-created Google Drive files, a video streaming library and other interoperable resources.

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Dwayne Alton

Executive Director, Infrastructure Services, Lee County Schools
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Rob Stratton

Coordinator for Instructional Technology, School District of Lee County
Experienced Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in E-Learning, Technology Integration, Staff Development, Educational Leadership, and Strategic Planning. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Science - BS focused in Elementary... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Tower Court C

1:45pm MDT

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Digital Courseware
Identifying the right digital courseware when building a quality ecosystem to support learning can be incredibly challenging.  Understanding implementation impacts for students and faculty can be even more daunting.  By reviewing quality frameworks available through the Online Learning Consortium, participants will identify best practices and standards of excellence that can be applied to assist in creating a well integrated technology ecosystem.


Jennifer Mathes

Interim Chief Knowledge Officer & Director of Strategic Partnerships, Online Learning Consortium
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Karen Pedersen

Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Tower Court C

2:35pm MDT

The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
What is the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment? What does it mean for students and teachers? In this session you will participate in activities to help you identify your greatest challenges. You’ll also leave with templates and tools to build your own Next Generation Digital Learning Environment. Most importantly, you’ll hear from district leaders and teachers as they describe their journey and lessons learned.


Betsy Masters

Teacher, Six Mile Elementary School
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Barbara Nesbitt

Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT
Tower Court C

3:20pm MDT

Next Generation eText: Providing Greater Interaction and Individualization
The eText of the future must embrace current and emerging technology in order to take full advantage of the digital medium and provide a truly interactive and individualized learning experience. This session will use Purdue's eText pilot as a case study for supporting affordability and innovation and provide suggestions for "next generation digital learning" by incorporating emerging and developing technologies such as motion tracking, augmented reality, virtual reality, dynamic questions, and adaptive learning.

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Sheree Buikema

Instructional Designer, Purdue University
Sheree Buikema is an instructional designer working on the Course Design and Development team at Purdue University. Prior to that, Sheree taught in the K-12 system, where her focus was in language arts and high ability education. She has recently developed the free online course... Read More →
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Wanju Huang

Instructional Design Supervisor, Purdue University
Dr. Wanju Huang is an instructional designer at Purdue University. She is also an adjunct faculty for Purdue’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology program. For six years prior to joining Purdue in Fall 2016, she was a lecturer and an instructional... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
Tower Court C
Thursday, May 18

8:30am MDT

Two Halves Make a Whole: Instruction + IT = Better Digital Content
Student expectations are raising the bar on how institutions are developing and delivering digital content. For faculty this means being able to leverage creative instructional design and better edtech resources. If learning design and instruction is one side of the digital content equation then information technology is the other. Join the University of Michigan to discover how their IT department is coordinating resources and building support models for faculty to create and curate digital content that engages and inspires students.

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Sean DeMonner

Teaching & Learning Information Systems Executive, University of Michigan

Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
Tower Court C

9:15am MDT

Leveraging Digital Content to Maximize Student-Centered Learning
Houston ISD has created an online ecosystem ("The HUB") that seamlessly leverages ingested digital learning content through interoperability. Attend this session and discover how this digital content is now being used to support differentiated learning through prescribed parameters and a recommendation engine.

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Letonya Brown

Senior Education Technology Specialist, Houston ISD
Letonya Brown, M.ED, is a Senior Educational Technology Specialist with Houston ISD. Letonya has extensive experience with interoperability, Instructional design, student data privacy, safety, and security, and professional development training for students, teachers, and staff... Read More →
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Brenda Quintanilla

Senior Education Technology Specialist, Houston ISD
Brenda Quintanilla is a Senior Education Technology Specialist for Houston Independent School District. She is responsible for leading the process of content interoperability into Houston ISD’s learning management system. She has a M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT
Tower Court C

10:00am MDT

Changing User Experience (UX) and Product Strategy in the Connected World

We’re in a world of innovation where radical new technologies are changing how customers access content. We see the emergence of a more customer-centric, mobile friendly, personalized, team-based & collaborative world and the digital interactions expand beyond the screen as it is changing both product and practice. Customers want a micro experience which could be small, subtle, affordable and memorable touches that can resonate for years. Does this change the UI / UX approach into a “customized UX” model? How should we handle metadata, taxonomy to enable the content to be more accessible and discoverable? How does this impact the overall product strategy and experience?



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Ken Brooks

COO, Macmillan Learning
Mr. Brooks is Chief Operating Officer of Macmillan Learning where his responsibilities include the development, production and manufacturing of textbooks and learning solutions in print and digital formats. Prior to Macmillan he was senior vice president, global supply chain management... Read More →
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Rick Johnson

VP of Product Strategy, VitalSource
Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of Vital Source Technologies, Inc.  Vital Source, a division of the Ingram Content Group, is the maker of Bookshelf®, the most widely used platform for delivery of electronic textbooks in the world... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Tower Court C