WCET Annual Meeting 2022

Denver, Colorado


Closer Conversation

Drop the Shiny Object: Purposeful Technology Adoption

October 20, 10:15-11:00 AM (tentative)

Every new digital learning application comes with bells, whistles, and the solution to your problems—but is it really? How do you evaluate the rapidly shifting edtech marketplace, and what are the “must-have” criteria when evaluating new digital learning tools? How do you develop vendor and campus partnerships to succeed in tool selection? Join this session to hear how some institutions are tackling the challenge of reviewing apps for accessibility, interoperability, data use, privacy considerations, and educational impact on students. Participants will engage in developing technology adoption criteria, discuss how to maximize the impact of technology, and walk away with tangible resources to adapt to their unique institutional needs.


  • Deb Maeder, Director of Digital Education and Instructional Design, Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Kristy Plander, Dean of Educational Development, Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Maggie Ricci, Manager of eLearning Services, Indiana University
  • Philip Voorhees, IT Manager – Accessibility, Penn State University



HIIT Training to Get Your Microcredential Program in Shape

Date/time TBD


  • Noah Geisel, Micro-Credentials Program Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Kelly Hoyland, Higher Education Program Manager, 1EdTech