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Learning Impact 2010
Understanding and Harnessing the Next Generation of Technology
to Transform the Educational Enterprise
Long Beach, California, USA, 17-20 May 2010
Learning Impact 2010 and the Learning Impact Award Showcase is an executive level gathering of educational leaders, suppliers, and government organizations to encourage new ways to think and collaborative action via projects facilitated by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Come See the 2010 Learning Impact Awards Finalists.
Learning Impact 2010 will focus on four major challenge areas and the technological transitions already underway that will provide leverage in addressing them:
Plenary Keynotes & Panel Sessions:
Plenary sessions of Learning Impact focus on the key shifts, challenges, and opportunities as individuals, governments, and corporations around the globe seek better educational experiences:
Each Track includes presentations and a panel session of industry leaders. The presenters will define how the specific challenge area relates to their business or institution and respective solutions that they have in place or are developing. Presenters will be a mix of learning technology product and service providers and higher education, K12, and government agencies. A panel session will conclude each Track and offer thoughtful discussion around insights gained and actions required to advance and leverage developing and new solutions and collaborative efforts to impact learning.
Keynotes, Speakers and Panel Participants
Dr. Charles B. Reed is chancellor of the 23-campus California State University system, the country’s largest system of higher education with nearly 450,000 students, 47,000 faculty and staff, and an annual budget of nearly five billion dollars.
As chancellor for the past 12 years, he has improved access to the CSU, especially among students of color; stressed excellence in academic programs; created the system’s first stand-alone doctoral degree; created strong accountability measures; strengthened teacher preparation; established a systemwide commitment to community service and civic engagement; developed stronger collaborations with K-12 schools through the CSU “How to Get to College” poster and the Early Assessment Program; partnered with the state’s leading industries; and provided the state with a well-educated workforce to meet California’s 21st century needs.
The CSU is the economic backbone of California, having graduated more than two million job-ready alumni who serve the state in business and industry and in their communities. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.
Kenneth C. Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project (campuscomputing.net) the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American higher education. In fall 2009 he also launched the Managing Online Education Project, a collaborative research venture with WCET.
Campus Computing is widely cited by campus officials as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about IT planning and policy issues affecting colleges and universities. The author or co-author of a dozen books and published research reports and more than 80 articles and commentaries in academic and professional publications, Green’s work has been cited in the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and other print and broadcast media. In October 2002, Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The award cites his work in creating The Campus Computing Project and recognizes his “prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas.” A graduate of New College (Sarasota, FL). Green earned a Ph.D. In higher education and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Read the IMS interview with Green.
Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers, students and administrators.
Cator came to Apple in 1997 from the public education sector, most recently leading technology planning and implementation in Juneau, Alaska. She also served as Special Assistant for Telecommunications for the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Cator holds a Masters in school administration from the University of Oregon and Bachelors in early childhood education from Springfield College. She is the past chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and has served on the several boards including the Software & Information Industry Association—Education.
Dr. Bernard Luskin has had distinguished careers in commerce, education, entertainment and psychology. University Business Magazine selected him as one who has had exceptional careers in both education and corporate life. Luskin is presently CEO and Sr. Provost at Touro University Worldwide and was previously Executive Vice President, Professor and Director of the Media Psychology Program at the Fielding Graduate University. Luskin is also Chairman and CEO of Luskin International, chairman of the advisory board of iMedia-International, inc., which owns Hollywood Previews, placing CD Movie discs in newspapers, and he is on the boards of directors of the Media Psychology Division and Society of Consulting Psychologists of the American Psychological Association. As a former college and university president, he is founding president of Coastline Community College, including KOCE, TV in Orange County California, Orange Coast College and founding chancellor of Jones International University, the first fully accredited, fully web based university. He is credited with putting the first computer in a community college. Luskin has received two Emmys, in addition to distinguished leadership and alumni awards from the UCLA Doctoral Alumni Association, California State University at Los Angeles, The University of Florida, and he received lifetime achievement awards from the Irish Government and the European Union for contributions to education and digital media.
Nicholas H. Allen was the first provost and chief academic officer of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) from 1998 until his retirement from that post in 2007; he was Interim President while the University searched for a new president in 2005. During these years of dramatic growth in online education, Allen provided academic leadership and strategic direction to UMUC's worldwide operations as the institution emerged as the largest public university in the United States and one of the world’s major virtual universities with online enrollments reaching 177,000 in 2007. Dr. Allen is a Collegiate Professor in the University’s Graduate School of Management & Technology.
Nick is a frequent and strong voice for continuing and higher education, and an advocate for using technology and process reengineering to achieve access to high quality, affordable education on a scalable basis. In addition to his role on the Executive Strategic Council of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, he currently serves on the Commission for Lifelong Learning of the American Council of Education, and on the Board of Advisors to InsideTrack, Inc., a student coaching enterprise.
Vice President, Global Education Industry, IBM
Michael King, Vice President, Global Education Industry, has been with IBM for over 20 years in various executive and management positions. He is currently the worldwide leader for the IBM Education Industry. In this role, he leads IBM's strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education. Mr. King holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in Physics and Engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the California P16 Education Advisory Council.
Richard Schwerdtfeger's responsibilities include overall accessibility architecture and strategy for IBM Software. He also chairs IBM Accessibility Architecture Review Board and is a Master Inventor. Richard participates in numerous W3C standards efforts including HTML, WAI Protocols and Formats, Ubiquitous Web, and previously the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines. Richard chairs the W3C WAI-ARIA accessibility effort for Web 2.0 applications as well as OASIS and IMS GLC Access for All accessibility standards efforts.
Program tracks of Learning Impact focus on the key shifts, challenges, and opportunities as individuals, governments, and corporations around the globe seek better educational experiences. Each Track includes presentations and a panel session of industry leaders. The presenters willdefine how the specific challenge area relates to their business or institution and respective solutions that they have in place or are developing. Presenters will be a mix of learning technology product and service providers and higher education, K12, and government agencies. A panel session will conclude each Track and offer thoughtful discussion around insights gained and actions required to advance and leverage developing and new solutions and collaborative efforts to impact learning.
The Learning Impact Awards and Showcase:
The Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program, now in its fourth year, evaluates use of technology in context to improve educational access, affordability, and quality. Finalists are selected to showcase at the conference and a panel of global experts select the winners who are announced on the final day.
The Learning Impact 2010 Conference and Awards Showcase is taking place in Long Beach, California, USA, 17-20 May 2010. Hosted by the California State University, Learning Impact 2010 is pleased to hold the conference in the Southern California metropolitan area, close to numerous attractions along the beautiful Pacific Coast and the many airports for easy travel.
Who Attends Learning Impact and Why?
Leaders of institutions, districts, government organizations, and suppliers attend learning Impact, seeking to collaborate in order to make the next wave of tangible innovation occur. Learning Impact is an intimate gathering that results in the building of partnerships among leading organizations. Therefore, it is not a typical conference for collecting information, but rather a meeting where plans are made and actions are initiated to deliver tangible progress toward strategic goals. The IMS Global Learning Consortium staff work with the Learning Impact attendees to formulate and facilitate collaborative projects that address strategic institutional and market development objectives.
Come to Learning Impact and collaborate with other leaders to change how technology is used to improve education and learning!