Unizin Summit 2019

Denver, Colorado

Wednesday, April 17

1:00pm-4:00pm - Pre-Conference Sessions (Open to all registrants)

Mobilizing Consortia: Unizin and 1EdTech Collaboration

Unizin, as a consortium, is a community of universities working together toward common goals. Similarly, 1EdTech Consortium is a community of educational institutions and school districts working in collaboration with providers of education technology to find common solutions to industry-wide business practices and problems. In this gathering, we’ll look at the ways the missions of Unizin and 1EdTech overlap and identify the areas that we are—and can be—working together for the greater benefit of higher education. Discussion topics will include current joint efforts and strategies to leverage membership in both organizations.
  • Cary Brown, Director of Higher Education Programs, 1EdTech Consortium

Thursday, April 18

2:45pm-3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

The Secret Sauce of Consortia: Community Action in Higher Education

In this session, a panel of leaders/facilitators of active, engaged communities will provide insights into effective approaches for fostering community action and communities of practice.
  • David Goodrum, Ed.D., Director of Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University
  • Cary Brown, 1EdTech Consortium
  • Noah Wittman, University of California-Berkeley
  • Heather Haseley, Northwestern University
  • Jill Buban, Unizin Consortium


Friday, April 19

10:45am-11:30am - Concurrent Sessions

Drinking from the Fire Hose: Consuming Data Streams For Analytics

While the higher education community has made a lot of progress in standardizing the production of data from systems on campus for use in learning analytics, much less work has been done to create consistent, scalable mechanisms for consuming that data. This session will explore how existing and emerging standards like Caliper Analytics, xAPI, Edu-API, and others can be coordinated and orchestrated to provide an ecosystem for integrated analytics.
  • Cary Brown, Director of Higher Education Programs, 1EdTech Consortium
  • Jason Paluck, Enterprise Architect, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Steven Williams, BOAC (Analytics) Service Lead and Product Manager, University of California, Berkeley