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, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist, the Director of Digital Learning Research and Development, and co-PI and co-Director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is nationally recognized in her work in blended and online learning as an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Fellow and works to guide strategic digital learning efforts on campus, across the UW System, and nationally as an advisor to the Provost, a member of the University of Wisconsin System Learning Technology Executive Council, and a member of several national boards and committees. Currently, Dr. Joosten leads a national research initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education working to provide access to research models and methods, facilitating innovate processes of data collection, and encouraging the replication of research across institutions through the DETA Research Toolkit to identify key instructional and institutional factors that influence student success with particular attention to underrepresented students. Dr. Joosten has a background in the social sciences hailing from the field of communication. Her notable keynotes include eLearning Asia, ITC eLearning Conference, and SACS COC President’s event, and her ideas have been highlighted on plenary panels at the UW-Madison Annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference and the OLC International Conference for Online Learning. You can find her ideas and work cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, U.S. News World and Report, and more. Recent interviews with Dr. Joosten are available on ResearchInAction and TOPcast available on iTunes. Her book on social media is available from Wiley Publishing, she has authored numerous articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries on human and social interactions and digital learning, and she often writes invited blog posts and magazine articles for organizations, such as EDUCAUSE, WCET, Inside Higher Ed, and Pearson. Dr. Joosten previously worked as the Director of the Learning Technology Center leading faculty development and engagement initiatives, pedagogical and technological innovation projects, core learning technology oversight, and blended and online program development.
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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