Sessions

Session 1: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Digital Media and New Instructional Models

Moderator: Josh Baron, Senior Academic Technology Officer, Marist College
Panelists: W. Gardner Campbell, Director, Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives, Division of Learning Technologies and Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech; Kyle D. Bowen, Director of Informatics, Department of Academic Technologies, Purdue University

From student-generated course content, to many-to-many collaboration tools, from remixing to MOOCs to serious games, how is digital media changing the instructional models we've become so attached to? What are the technologies that are having the most impact now, and what opportunities should we watch for on the horizon?

Session 2: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Assessment: New Models and Mandates

Moderator: Ronald L. Danielson, Vice Provost for Information Services and CIO, Santa Clara University
Panelists: Gary Brown, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence, Portland State University; Colleen Carmean, Assistant Chancellor for Instructional Technologies, University of Washington-Tacoma

Assessment today is not based on a stagnant set of steadfast, boring formulas that feed our long-held expectations. In an environment of constant change, assessment strategies must change too--not as reactionary responses to forced directives, but as essential elements of the change process itself as we map learning outcomes to strategic goals and negotiate new credentialing pathways, increase program personalization, and explore other aspects of a growing education-on-demand culture. Our panelists speak to different pieces of the assessment puzzle and reflect on the implications for technology planners.

Session 3: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Analytics: A Growing Imperative

Moderator: Josh Baron, Senior Academic Technology Officer, Marist College
Panelists: George Siemens, Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, Athabasca University; John P. Campbell, AVP for IT in Academic Technologies, Purdue University

Analytics may be commonplace and highly sophisticated in other markets like banking and commerce, but in higher education, it's still in its infancy. To help IT leaders address a growing need for analytics on campus—and more specifically the interest in learning analytics—our panel will consider a few key questions: What are the actions education leaders can take based on the analytics we can now perform? How will academic analytics improve the teaching and learning process? You can build great models with data analytics, but how can you get support for their use on campus? How do you maintain institutional control and culture in this process?

Session 4: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Mobile on Campus: Getting IT There on Time

Moderator: Ronald L. Danielson, Vice Provost for Information Services and CIO, Santa Clara University
Panelists: Tim Flood, Route 92 Consulting; Anu Vedantham, Director, Weigle Information Commons, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Most institutions today are responding to a general expectation for mobile services on campus, and many are integrating mobiles in instruction. Technology leaders are forging ahead with campus-wide mobile program initiatives. Faculty, students, and staff have become developers of mobile apps for instruction as well as for other uses of mobile on campus. But mobile technology markets and the consumerization surrounding mobile makes it probably the most rapidly, constantly, and thoroughly evolving technology area in the IT marketplace. Mobile technology will not allow us to sit back and wait for a "correct" approach to deployment. How can campus mobile initiatives keep up?