• 12:00-12:30 PM Introduction from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Veronica Diaz, Director, Online Programs, EDUCAUSE, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Building an Emerging Technology and Futures Capacity in Your Organization Bryan Alexander, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC
  • 12:30-1:10 PM Demonstrating the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Student Success Kyle Bowen, Director of Education Technology Services, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1:10-1:25 PM: Break
  • 1:25-2:10 PM How to Work with Emerging Technologies: Discussion with Members of the 7 Things You Should Know AboutÂ… Publication Advisory Group Allan Gyorke, Chief Academic Technology Officer, University of Miami; Andrew Bonamici, Associate Dean for Media and Instructional Services, University of Oregon; Kelvin Thompson, Associate Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida; Alisa Cooper, English Faculty, Assistant Chair/eCourses Coordinator, Glendale Community College
  • 2:10-2:25 PM: Break
  • 2:25-2:55 PM 3D Printers, Makerspaces, and Bring Your Own Device: Discussions with Emerging Tech Leaders Deone Zell, Senior Director, Academic Technology, California State University, Northridge Eric Kunnen, Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Grand Valley State University John Grout, Dean, Campbell School of Business, Berry College
  • 2:55-3:00 PM Closing comments and Wrap-Up Veronica Diaz, Director, Online Programs, EDUCAUSE, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

We continue the Educause Virtual Conference on Wednesday with this lineup in HT2-140:

  • Tech News from the Recent Past and Near Future 8:20-8:50am – Higher education is in a phase of reinvention. Colleges are trying to use technology to get better at what they do. But staying ahead of the curve can be tricky. Chronicle writers will reflect on recent trends and what campus tech officials should look out for in the year ahead. Outcomes: Understand what is happening in higher ed tech at the national level * Identify what those trends might mean for your institution * Decide which technologies you need to familiarize yourself with in order to do your job well.
  • What’s After “Next” in Higher Education? 8:40 – 9:30am – Michelle R. Weise will explore what comes after “next” as we scan the horizon of higher education and navigate this shifting academic terrain. Her keynote will focus on how online technologies, competency-based learning models, modularization, and new business models have the potential to disrupt the growing inequality within our system of higher education.
  • Visualizing Research and Collaboration at NC State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library 11:00 – 11:30am – Join us to learn how NCSU Libraries is employing technology to create a campus library that offers a vibrant intellectual and social forum for the campus community, showcasing the latest technological and research achievements of the university. The James B. Hunt Jr. Library employs a variety of Christie technologies to develop one of North America’s most technologically advanced campus libraries. Outcomes: Learn how incorporating technology in libraries has allowed faculty, students, and researchers access to innovation and collaboration tools * See how using technology to encourage cross-disciplinary interaction creates new value for the student experience * Learn how engaging students and faculty in the technology allows for a competitive advantage for next-generation learners and teachers
  • Why We Sleep 11:30- 12:20pm – In this session, we will explore the surprisingly powerful role sleep plays in learning. Modern research reveals many other processes “awaken” during sleep, most concerning information processing. We will examine those other processes, discovering that the real reason we need to sleep is not to rest, but to learn. Outcomes: Explore the concept of the opponent process model of sleep * Learn about the power of the “nap zone” and how a 26-minute afternoon rest produces a 34% boost in productivity * Learn about the role sleep plays in solving problems and consolidating information encountered during the day

We continue the Educause Virtual Conference on Thursday with this lineup in HT2-140:

  • The (Not-So-Smooth-but-Darn-Effective) Road to Leading Change, Earning Trust, and Getting Stuff Done 10:30 – 11:20pm – I’m passionate about leadership because it’s about people and change, my two favorite mysteries in life. After years of living in different countries and work cultures, I have distilled a few lessons from my life journey about trust, wisdom, leadership, and getting results. Outcomes: Discover what leadership and change are actually all about * Learn about “trust” and its value at work * Find out how to be sought after by those who heretofore sought you not (i.e., those two levels above you)
  • Transformative Learning: An Integrative Approach to Student Success and Assessment 10:40 -11:10am – UCO’s current initiative is to capture (using the LMS), assess (with rubrics), document (through e-portfolios), and report (with analytics) all aspects of student learning (curricular, co-curricular, extracurricular activities) in a student transformative learning record (STLR). This unique and innovative project required collaboration among academic affairs, student affairs, and IT. Outcomes: Learn about the high-impact practices expressed in UCO’s central 6 tenets of transformative learning * Describe the collaborative process used in developing STLR at UCO * Identify areas for collaboration across the academy at your institution.
  • Collaborative Innovation Communities: Bringing the Best Together 11:40-12:30pm – Collaborative innovation communities enable experts from many disciplines, regions, and institutions to solve challenges together. Join us to discuss how Internet2 members and partners around the world are working together to address the opportunities we envision today and into the future. Outcomes: Learn how to build a collaborative innovation community and culture * Gather learnings from collaborative innovation efforts * Learn how to start local and go global with collaborative innovation

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