July 13th @ 12pm -1pm Central Daylight Time

Free for NMC Members
General: $125

New forms of teaching and learning require educational institutions to rethink how physical space is configured. Both formal and informal educational settings are increasingly designed to support more collaborative and project-based interactions with attention to greater mobility, flexibility, and multiple device usage. In this one-hour online event, representatives from five organizations featured in the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition will share insights behind their innovative learning space designs and explore how this trend is fostering more active learning environments.

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Meet the Panelists:

Phillip Long (University of Texas, Austin)
Phil’s roles at the University of Texas at Austin include Chief Innovation Officer for Project 2021, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, Clinical Professor in Educational Psychology and in the School of Information. Dr. Long provides leadership to the university’s strategy for technology enhanced learning to improve teaching & research. Phil’s current research interests focus on emerging technologies, distributed ledgers & recognition of achievement (badges), active & blended learning pedagogies particularly when delivered via technology, the design of learning environments, and the analytics that can be captured by instrumenting interactions in both virtual and environments with the goal of informing learner decision-making. Demands being placed on higher education are diversifying. The supporting infrastructure and academic roles needed to create the experiences learners will need to develop critical thinking and professional skills are increasingly complex. Success in a world of continual change will necessitate rethinking expectations of faculty, academic staff, learning pathways, and the environments supporting successful learners. Prof. Long’s professional collaborations are eclectic and international, including leadership roles in the acronym soup of SoLAR, edX, Educause/ELI, IMSGLOBAL, the NMC, and AAEEBL. Phil is a lapsed behavioral biologist, now learning scientist, focused on emerging technologies, the cognitive interactions with them, & the spaces, physical and virtual wherein they occur. Phil enjoys birding, running/hiking, travel, photography, a good scotch and satisfying his passion to pursue ideas wherever they lead.
Phillip Conrad (Purdue University)
Phil Conrad is the Director of Technology and Technical Operations for Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University where he, and his team, is responsible for the technical production and online delivery of approximately 40 graduate-level courses each semester. He works with faculty from twelve different departments to provide a quality experience to the distance students enrolled in the online courses. For more information: Engineering Professional Education department's homepage: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/
Colleen Countryman (North Carolina State University)
Colleen Countryman is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University. She recently acquired her Ph.D. from NC State in 2015, specializing in Physics Education Research under the guidance of Robert Beichner and Michael Paesler. She has researched the impact of various educational technologies, including smartphones in physics labs, YouTube videos as resources to bridge math and physics classes, and online reading quizzes to promote preparation for class. She received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Virginia Tech, and her B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
Jon Dorbolo (Oregon State University)
Jon is Associate Director of Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) and philosophy instructor at Oregon State University (OSU), received his doctorate in Philosophy at University of Oregon in 1987, created a web-based philosophy course in 1994, received the 2013 Catalyst Exemplary Course award, the 1996 Multi-Media Educator of the Year award, the 2013 Top 50 Innovators in Education honor by the Center for Digital Education, and faculty awards at OSU, is past President of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Principal Investigator of “The Geometry of Learning,” and writes the weekly “Dr. Tech” column for The Daily Barometer.
Carl Grant (University of Oklahoma)
Carl Grant is the Chief Technology Officer and Associate University Librarian for Knowledge Services at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Previously he was at Virginia Tech Libraries and prior to that was the Chief Librarian and President of Ex Libris North America. Mr. Grant has held senior executive positions in a number of library-automation companies. He has been responsible for the installation of dozens of institutional repositories in Higher Education institutions across North America and Australia. His commitment to libraries, librarianship, and industry standards is well known via his participation in the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL, LITA; and on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he held offices as board member, treasurer, and chair. In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal has named Mr. Grant an industry notable. Mr. Grant holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.