September 21st @ 12pm -1pm Central Daylight Time

Free for NMC Members
General: $125

There is an increasing interest in using new sources of data for personalizing the learning experience, for ongoing formative assessment of learning, and for performance measurement; this interest is spurring the development of a relatively new field — data-informed learning and assessment. In this online event, three higher ed thought leaders will share insights behind their innovative use of data. The program will also focus on leveraging data to build better pedagogies, empower students to take an active part in their learning, target at-risk student populations, and assess factors affecting completion and student success.

 

Meet the Panelists:
Richard Sluder (Middle Tennessee State University)
Richard D. Sluder serves as Vice Provost for Student Success at Middle Tennessee State University. He is responsible for carrying out MTSU’s Quest for Student Success, which includes identifying, remediating and resolving policies, practices and customs that are impediments to student success. He is also responsible for evolving the academic student support model to include transforming advisement services, integrating predictive analytics in campus workflow, and leading the course redesign and tutoring initiatives. Dr. Sluder has 22 years of prior experience at the University of Central Missouri, where he served as Vice Provost for Recruitment and Outreach, Dean of two colleges, Associate Dean and faculty.
Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Tanya Joosten is the director of eLearning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) where she works to guide strategic eLearning efforts at the campus, state, and national levels, to develop innovative programming for the UWM campus, and to lead a team of researchers to advance the field of eLearning. She is the co-director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements supported by the U.S Department of Education. Tanya has been recognized by the Sloan-Consortium as a fellow for her work in blended and online learning. She is a teacher of tech-enhanced, blended, and online courses in the field of communication for over 15 years, including online courses in human communication and technology and organizational communication at UWM, published author in communication technology in teaching and learning, including her recent book, Social Media for Educators, and chapter in, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, a social scientist researching technology-mediated pedagogy and its impact on student outcomes, and a well-known speaker and consultant across the globe. As a practitioner, Tanya Joosten previously led the Learning Technology Center, including efforts in faculty development for online and blended teaching, development of UWM’s blended and online faculty development program, supervised administration of the campus LMS, including faculty training and support, and led campus efforts for certification, recognition, and engagement initiatives for blended and online teaching. She has worked together with the Provost’s office, schools, colleges, and units to help in the development of over 40 blended and online degree programs at UWM over the last decade. Tanya Joosten’s efforts have been highlighted in many national news and media outlets, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ed Tech Magazine, eCampus News, and have led to her involvement in planning for the future of education, including the UWM Campus and Digital Futures Planning, State of Wisconsin Superintendent's Digital Learning Advisory Council, NMC Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board, EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Steering Committee, and EDUCAUSE IT Status committee.
Jack Suess (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. He is responsible for providing information technology services in support of teaching and scholarship, research computing, and administrative support. Reporting directly to the President, he is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, coordination, budget, personnel, and policy related to information technology at UMBC. Since 2000, Mr. Suess has been very active nationally in the areas of cybersecurity, identity management, analytics, and cloud computing and has served in a number of national information technology leadership activities with EDUCAUSE, Internet2, IMSglobal, and InCommon. He presently serves on the EDUCAUSE Board(2014-), IMSglobal Board (2014-), Center for Higher Education CIO Studies (CHECS) (2013-), and the National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC) (2012-).Prior to this, he served on the Internet2 Board of Directors (2010-2013), InCommon (2009-2014), Internet2 Council and Program Advisory Committees (2008-2010), EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) (2000-2006, Chair 2003-2006), REN-ISAC Executive Advisory Group (2006-2013).
David Thomas (University of Colorado Denver)
David Thomas, PhD, is the director of academic technology at the University of Colorado Denver where he oversees faculty support, program development and the academic technology product portfolio for both the downtown and Anschutz Medical campuses. He is an assistant professor, attendant, in the Department of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. His research focuses on the theory and design of fun objects. This search for fun ranges from games to architecture. For over 20 years he has worked as a professional videogame journalist, tying many of these interests into an inquiry as fun as a native aesthetic of games.
 

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