Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

Madison, Wisconsin


Shaping the EdTech Ecosystem - Choosing Learning Technologies for Innovation and Improved User Experience

Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-2:45 p.m. (CT)
Location: Grand Terrace West

Increase your understanding of how technology choices affect the experience of students and instructors in connecting to online resources, managing assessments, capturing student achievement, and creating a data-rich environment from which to make decisions. Discuss ways in which faculty, instructional designers, technologists, and academic leaders can get involved and influence a learning environment where products work well together, are seamlessly integrated into the learning management system, and provide useful data and information to all users.

Discussion with Rob Abel (1EdTech Consortium)


The Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment Is Closer Than You Think: Are You Ready?

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00-3:45 p.m. (CT)
Location: Lecture Hall

A new generation learning environment built upon open standards and enabling plug-and-play digital resources, real-time analytics, personalization and competency-based strategies is just beginning to enter the market. This new learning environment will go hand-in-hand with evolving strategies and leadership. In this session, industry leaders will outline the key characteristics of this emerging digital education ecosystem as well as new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

Spotlight Talk with Rob Abel (1EdTech Consortium), Bruce Maas (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Susan Aldridge (Drexel University Online) and Vance Allen, McGraw-Hill Education

Next Generation Meetup

Wednesday, July 26, 4:00-4:30 p.m. (CT)
Location: Grand Terrace (on the main level of the Monona Terrace)

Continue the conversation on NGDLE with Rob Abel after the Spotlight session in the Emerging Topics and Challenges (ETC) Café.

Launching a Digital Badging Program: Strategies for Success

Thursday, July 27, 12:45-1:30 p.m. (CT)
Location: Hall J

Digital credentials (badges) are being used by a growing number of organizations to certify and verify mastery of specific knowledge, skills, and competencies. Learn how your organization can successfully implement a digital credentialing system. Topics covered will include instructional design for badging, technology considerations, and business and academic models. National experts from the badging community will address common issues, considerations, and opportunities.

Information session with Jeff Bohrer (1EdTech), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly), Susan Manning (Credly), Lisa Haas (Benedictine University), and Kate Radionoff (Madison College)