October 25-28, 2016 | Anaheim, California

The 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference draws thousands of higher education leaders from across the US. In collaboration with our partners in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success Initiative, the NMC is using this platform to garner exposure to some of the field’s leading technologies and ideas transforming higher ed. We have curated six interactive panel discussions to spotlight the work being done under the Digital Learning and Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success (iPASS) portfolios. Additionally, we are producing an invitation-only reception to showcase tools that facilitate discovery of learning technologies as well as a network convening that will bring together solution partners to share updates on their work and engage in an exercise of collective intelligence to outline the goals of the initiative moving forward.  
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Six Interactive Panel Discussions:

 Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:40 AM — 12:30 PM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom C
Sunny Lee (EdSurge) | Allison Salisbury (EdSurge)

How are institutions discovering, evaluating, and implementing ed tech solutions to address campus pain points? Who are the decision-makers? What information is needed about product functionality and efficacy to make better decisions? EdSurge is using the design thinking process to research these questions and creating resources for postsecondary education providers.

 
 Wednesday 26th of October 2016 02:30 PM — 03:20 PM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom D
Vanessa Kenon (University of Texas at San Antonio) | Elizabeth Dooley (University of Central Florida)
Melinda Karp (Community College Research Center)

Discover how educational planning technology tools are evolving the role of the advisor, faculty, and staff. Hear from institutional leaders implementing these technologies and transforming campus culture through the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative, managed by EDUCAUSE with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 
 Wednesday 26th of October 2016 03:40 PM — 04:30 PM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom D
Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners) | Christine Lemerande (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College)
Celeste Schwartz (Montgomery County Community College) | Richard Sluder (Middle Tennessee State University)

Learn how predictive analytics and early alert tools enable timely interventions, helping more students succeed; hear from institutional leaders implementing these technologies and transforming campus culture through the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative, managed by EDUCAUSE with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 
 Thursday 27th of October 2016 08:00 AM — 08:50 AM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom D
Jim Thompson (Cogbooks) | Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)
Huda Makhluf (National University) | Rick Staisloff (rpk GROUP)
Daniel White (Smart Sparrow)

Personalized learning pathways and adaptive learning environments are revolutionizing education delivery; discover innovations to improve student outcomes through the Next Generation Courseware Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn how institutions are integrating these technologies and hear about the business case for student success and retention initiatives.

 
 Thursday 27th of October 2016 02:40 PM — 03:20 PM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom D
David Wiley (Lumen Learning) | Jennifer Pakula (Saddleback College)
Eric Frank (Acrobatiq) | Shannon McCarty (National University)
Jon-David Hague (Cerego) | Clare Battista (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

Open resources and adaptive technologies are improving learning outcomes and increasing completion rates. Learn about these solutions funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Courseware Challenge and hear from institutions working with personalized learning innovators to address broad issues of access, cost, and equality in higher education.

 
 Thursday 27th of October 2016 04:30 PM — 05:20 PM PDT
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave 
Room: Ballroom D
Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners) | Nori Barajas-Murphy (Online Learning Consortium)
Vanessa Peters (SRI International) | Allison Salisbury (EdSurge)

Explore a new resource to enable better evaluate digital courseware products and institutional implementations. The Courseware in Context Framework is an evidence-based tool designed to support postsecondary faculty, instructional designers and administrators with information on courseware product features and implementation best practices to inform their important decisions around courseware.

 

Courseware in Context Framework and Digital Learning Network Launch Event

Courseware and digital learning tools hold great promise for teaching and learning, but navigating the market can be overwhelming. At this interactive, invitation-only event featuring special speaker George Siemens, attendees will explore the new Courseware in Context Framework, a collaboration between Tyton Partners, OLC, and SRI International, and EdSurge HigherEd’s Digital Learning Network. Participating educators will discover how to use these tools and resources to support digital learning adoption and implementation and better meet student needs at their institutions.

Solution Partner Convening: 

The second Digital Ecosystem Partners Convening will be held on Tuesday, October 25th in advance of the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. During this invitation-only session, representatives from the Postsecondary Success solution network will share progress on their work to date, engage collaboratively with other members, and discuss the next phase in collective efforts to transform digital learning in higher education.