EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2019

Chicago, Illinois


Meeting for Institutional Leaders: How CIOs and CAOs Can Step Up Their NGDLE Game Together

Monday, October 14 | Noon - 2:30 PM
This meeting will be held during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, but it is not part of the conference agenda.
Stop by for lunch and discussion on your way to the EDUCAUSE CIO meeting! All institutional leaders are invited to hear about community initiatives intended to accelerate NGDLE, take part in a conversation about the role of the CAO in the digital ecosystem, and learn about the strategic leadership and resources provided by the University of Central Florida, an 1EdTech Center of Excellence for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). View the full meeting agenda and speaker information.
*Institutional leaders only. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to participate but you must RSVP in advance.

1EdTech Sessions at EDUCAUSE 2019


The Secret Sauce of Consortia: Community Action in Higher Ed

Tuesday, October 15 | 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | W183bc, Level 1
The future of teaching and learning innovation will be fueled by coalitions of the willing—formal and grassroots communities. As NGLEs, pedagogies, and analytics initiatives grow and converge, it's vital to prioritize, strategize, and act collaboratively. This panel session will provide insights into effective approaches for fostering community action.
Presenters: Samantha Becker, Jill Buban, David Goodrum

Microcredentials and Badges Community Group Meeting

Tuesday, October 15 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | W187b, Level 1
Join your peers in a lively discussion on the current state of microcredentials and badges in higher education. This meeting will focus on identifying specific examples of success and impact in higher ed and ways institutions can prepare for the implementation of microcredentials, badges, and related activities. We will also discuss ways this group can contribute to current and future directions of microcredentials in higher education.
Presenters: Jeff Bohrer

Teaching Elephants to Dance: Edu-API Will Unlock the SIS

Wednesday, October 16 | 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | W196c, Level 1
This year, we will share the rapid progress in the development of Edu-API, including the details of an MVP specification, the plans for rapid, agile iteration of the specification to encompass additional use cases, and updates on planned implementations and deployments. The panel will present and discuss the impetus and strategy behind the development of Edu-API, as well as the long term vision of the continued evolution of Edu-API, to include additional enterprise resources and entities. The presentation portion will take 35 minutes, with the final 10 minutes devoted to Q&A.
Presenters: Michael Berman, Linda Feng, Jared Kosanovic

Achieving the Promise of Learning Analytics: Where We’re At, Where We’re Going

Wednesday, October 16 | 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM | W196c, Level 1
Actionable analytics has been a goal in higher education for more than a decade. While progress has been made, including the increasing adoption of standards like 1EdTech Caliper, many institutions still struggle with how to even get started. This session will present an overview of the state of learning analytics from the perspective of the university as a consumer of data useful to analytics. We will describe the 1EdTech Caliper specification, show analytics in action with the U-M's MYLA project, and share technical details of a real-world analytics infrastructure. We'll also suggest ways that existing organizations and emerging standards can be coordinated to provide an integrated analytics ecosystem that can help institutions of all sizes start to implement meaningful analytics solutions.
Presenters: Carroll Brown, Jason Paluck, Jeff Rubenstein

Practical Ways to Accelerate and Sustain Innovation in Edtech

Wednesday, October 16 | 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM | W190a, Level 1

Let's have a real discussion about how higher education leaders and supplier partners can work together to accelerate innovative and accessible, adaptive, and data-rich learning technology—now and in the future. This session aims to uncover exemplary practices and models for driving digital transformation to improve teaching and learning. Panelists will discuss the role of open standards and new community developments that are helping to shape the next generation of education.
Presenters: Rob Abel, CEO, 1EdTech Consortium, Donna Kidwell, Chief Technology Officer, EdPlus at Arizona State University; David Goodrum, Director of Academic Technology, Oregon State University; Meggan Levitt, Ph.D PMP, Assistant Vice Provost and Associate Chief Information Officer for Academic Applications, University of California, Davis; Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration

Because No One Reads Privacy Statements: Scaling the App-Vetting Process

Thursday, October 17 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM | W194b, Level 1
Find out what your institution needs to ask when "vetting" a learning application for data use and privacy considerations. Learn how to scale your app-vetting process and minimize institutional risk by performing a more accurate review of the application using on a rubric based on years of edtech experience.
Presenters: Cary Brown, Linda Feng, Dale X Johnson, Nick Thompson

How CIOs and CAOs Can Step Up Their NGDLE Game Together

Step 1: Get Informed about Opportunities for the HED Community (12:30–1:15 PM)

Members of the 1EdTech HED Institutional Leadership Board will provide an update on key initiatives aimed at enabling the next-generation digital learning environment and address why and how you should get involved.

Led by: David Goodrum, Ed.D., Director of Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University; Vince Kellen, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, University of California, San Diego; Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration; Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Step 2: Be Inspired by Leaders Demonstrating Strategic Vision and Excellence (1:15–1:45 PM)

The University of Central Florida will show how implementing LTI Advantage is improving teaching and learning. As an 1EdTech Center of Excellence, UCF is providing leadership, best practices, and support to institutions of all sizes in evolving their digital learning strategy.

Led by: Kelvin Thompson, Executive Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida; Francisca Yonekura, Associate Department Head, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida

Step 3: Collaborate Across Boundaries (1:45–2:30 PM)

A panel of institutional leaders will discuss the relationship between academic and technology officers and their roles in the digital ecosystem. How can CIOs influence provosts and what tools do CIOs need to engage with them? What do CAOs need to know from CIOs when it comes to digital learning environments in their efforts to support student and institutional success?

Moderated by: James Ptaszynski, Vice President for Digital Learning, University of North Carolina
Panelists: Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer/Provost, Colorado Technical University; Vernon Smith, Provost and Senior Vice President, American Public University System; Bruce Maas, Emeritus CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison