Session Information

Digital Media and New Instructional Models: Student-Centered, Student-Generated Content

Jim Groom, Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington 

From the flipped classroom, to student blogging, to student-produced video content, digital media is turning many of our traditional instructional modes upside-down. This session explores the most impactful of current digitally enabled pedagogical strategies, and considers how basic digitized information forms such as remixed content are changing the rules of engagement between the student and the instructor, the instructor and the course materials, and the student and the subject content.

Social, Collaborative, and Global: The Expanding Reach of Student Communications

Andrew Bonamici, Associate University Librarian for Media and Instructional Services, University of Oregon
Helen Chu, Director, Academic Technology, University of Oregon

New media for communications are changing not only how and what is communicated, but also where it is communicated. Students today are accustomed not only to a worldwide reach for their digital communications – most are also comfortable with exposure at a potentially global scale. But is your institution all that comfortable with open, social/global communications? This session examines not only the opportunities enabled by our expanding digital communications capabilities, but also the security and authentication considerations both for regulatory compliance concerns and for the well being of the institution’s constituents and the education community.

Changing Publishing Models

Brad Wheeler, VP for IT and CIO, Indiana University
Rand Spiwak, EVP/CFO (ret.), Daytona State College 

Everybody’s aware of the new options for digital materials in higher education -- eTextbooks, customized course materials, and student-generated content, but who’s doing anything about it? This session explores the intriguing, inspiring, but sometimes downright confusing world of digital publishing. In 45 minutes, we’ll look at as many models as we can – not just the theoretical ones, but the real, current implementations and the “who’s doing what” of digitized content for higher education.

Program Change: New Credentialing Pathways for Students in the Digital Realm; New Importance for IT Organizations

Trent Batson, President/CEO,
Gary Brown, Academic Director, 

One of the areas where IT organizations may find they are having an increased impact – and a growing influence within the higher administrative reaches on campus – is the space where digital technologies and academic program design meet. It’s not that higher-level administrators won’t try to run without the advice of knowledgeable IT leaders. But the demands of implementing technology-infused programs for high-profile problems such as student success or data-intensive quality measurements for academic and degree qualifications will result in a new emphasis on IT’s participation as degree pathways and education program designs change.

Who Should Attend


  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • IT directors and managers
  • Academic technology leaders
  • Other high-level campus leadership