Richard Culatta will look at the current opportunities provided by effective use of technology and present opportunities on the near-horizon to radically transform higher education. In addition, he will discuss approaches and strategies for leading innovation in educational institutions.
With the overwhelming number of new technologies appearing in the education space, it is increasingly important to understand the impact these have on our students’ learning. Learning technologies must enable creative and innovative capabilities in our students. This session focuses on principles from the Manifesto 15 initiative (manifesto15.org), and integrates global perspectives gained from the Knowmad Society and Invisible Learning projects.
What is the current state of technology in higher education? Today’s students and faculty are adept in powerful, personalized, mobile technologies, can we declare mission accomplished for technology use on campus? Are institutions integrating, supporting, and exploiting these technologies to their full potential? Are support organizations providing appropriate service? Are institutions utilizing the data and information from these devices to provide the highest value and quality educational experiences for their students/and faculty? With an historical perspective we will look to the future of technology on campus.
Developing an edtech implementation strategy is essential for effecting technological growth in your institution. In ‘The Cutting Edge Campus’ panel discussion, we will take an in depth look at how you can take action and deliver results with new education technologies. From choosing the right tools and people for implementation to on boarding and cost justification, this panel will help you build the right plan for bringing edtech solutions to your institution.
With rising student loan debt, freezes and reductions of state subsidies, and a widening skills gap in the U.S. workforce, pressures are mounting on all institutions of higher education to be clear about the value of a college degree. This session will offer insights into the concept of disruptive innovation and what it means for the future of higher education.
This session will discuss the results of providing every student on campus with digital resources as accomplished by Algonquin College. It will cover the processes involved and the results of an institutional solution where students no longer purchase their textbook; instead they are provided everything they need through a unified end to end digital portal.
Issues related to assessing new course level fees, the impact on the College’s bookstore, and how to manage the deployment of close to 100,000 digital resources ranging from eTexts to software will also be covered.
This presentation will focus on ways to create multi-nodal and multi-modal connections based on effective practices from practitioners around the globe, all of which could be categorized as Education 3.0. You will be shown many examples (both in-person and eLearning) that promote social learning, transformative learning, game based learning, and learning based on cognitive science. You’ll see and hear about how to create better (more authentic) MOOCs, simulation, curriculum integration events, authentic assessment, and problem based learning experiences within an eLearning framework.
Be sure to bring your devices as the session will encourage feedback, web-based experiences, and interaction. You will leave this presentation with multiple resources and opportunities to use immediately.
This fast-paced session will run through trends and emerging technologies, sprinkled with some “Fact or Fantasy” interactions that will rattle your mind. Topics include maker spaces, avoiding flipped classroom “flops”, the 3D printer phenomena, and more. Replicable examples will reveal imaginative, thought provoking ways to use these technologies. Maureen, who coined the term “Electronic Constructivism”, believes that the real power of using technology is generated when educators ask thought provoking questions and provide intriguing scenarios.
For this session, bring an open mind, an adventurous spirit, and a sense of humor.
Who should be working harder during class? The teacher or the students? In the “Age of the Empowered Learner” we can equip our students to take responsibility to manage a large proportion of their learning. We can also empower our students to create content that contributes to the learning of their peers. Research indicates that one of the most powerful strategies to improve learning is to provide students with self assessment strategies. This workshop will provide step-by-step strategies that creates a culture of the empowered self directed and collaborative learner.
Come and join us for a lively party full of great conversations, divine hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary drinks at the beautiful Penthouse restaurant of Hotel Angeleno. Here you can take in the stunning 200 degree view of Los Angeles.
*Once you register for SimplifiED summit 2015 you will receive a confirmation email which will include the link and password to register for the cocktail after party.