December 1st @ 2pm -3pm Central Daylight Time

Free to All

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Building on the discussions from the latest NMC Town Hall meeting at the 2016 NMC Summer Conference, we invite you — our community of learning innovators — to participate in the NMC Next > Virtual Town Hall Meeting. This discussion is a part of our NMC Next Initiative, which was created so NMCers can guide us into our next phase of transforming education by proposing new ideas and recommendations. Since June, the NMC has been working to identify untapped benefits for the members of our community. We recently conducted a survey that tasked our C-LAB (Campus Leaders Advisory Board) to dive deep into our membership structure, highlighting its strengths and helping us gain insight into areas of growth to add value to our community. The mission of the NMC is to surface innovative and progressive approaches to teaching and learning through the exploration and use of emerging technology — in order to do so, we need to continue to foster an open, inclusive dialogue.

This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. The discussion is open to all. Let’s shape the future of learning together!

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Meet the Panelists:

Michael Berman (California State University, Channel Islands)
Michael Berman has spent most of his career in higher education. After earning tenure as a faculty member in Computer Science at Rowan University in New Jersey, he became Director of the Office of Instructional Technology and then Associate Provost for Information Resources. In 2000, he moved to Cal Poly Pomona where he was named Vice President for Instructional and Information Technology. In 2005 he became the Chief Technology Officer at Art Center College of Design. In 2009, Dr. Berman joined CSU Channel Islands, originally as the CIO and now as Vice President for Technology & Communication. In this role he is responsible both for campus information and academic technology as well as communication and marketing. He has an appointment in the computer science department, has taught a graduate course on network programming and has advised graduate students. Dr. Berman earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, where he also taught undergraduate courses. He has written and spoken widely on topics including 3D printing, cloud computing, identity management, data analytics, and the impact of technology on teaching and learning. He is an NMC Board of Trustee and an active member of the NMC Horizon Project Advisory Board. Dr. Berman has a significant presence on social media (@amichaelberman), and was recently named one of 20 "Rising Star CIO's on Twitter" and one of the 10 most “Social CIO’s in Higher Education” in Huffington Post. He is the co-founder of the EduSoCal conference, which brought over a hundred people from across Southern California to discuss information technology in higher education. He has worked with startup companies, developed computer software, and authored a widely-used textbook, published in 1997 and still in print.
Alex Freeman (NMC)
Alex Freeman is the NMC's Senior Director of Membership and Special Projects. At the NMC, Alex oversees membership services, produces online professional development programs, and is co-author and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes technology uptake across global museums, higher education, K-12 education, and a number of other sectors and regions. Prior to the NMC, he was the Education Director at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin and Education Curator at Artpace San Antonio. Additional roles include public speaking, grant writing, conducting technology usability studies, event planning and hosting, and developing social media content.
Tom Haymes (Houston Community College)
In 2017 I began a new position at PBK Architects as Director of Learning and Innovation. In this role I lead a team responsible for developing and implementing strategies that integrate technology, new forms of curriculum, and sustainability into designs and planning for educational institutions (both K12 and Higher Education). Additionally, I am responsible for promoting innovative thinking and a future focus throughout the firm. From 2001 to 2017 I taught government government to students and new media and technology to faculty at Houston Community College. In 2006, I became Instructional Design Coordinator at Northwest College and subsequently Director of Technology and Instructional Computing. Prior to working at HCC, I worked for several Internet startups in Austin, Texas where I filled roles as diverse as Project Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, and Director of Marketing. My technical experience extends to 3 years working at Apple and Motorola in support roles. I have used computers since 1981 and have engaged in serious photography since 1982.
Susan Metros (University of Southern California)
Susan E. Metros is Associate Vice Provost and Associate Chief Information Officer for Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She also holds professorships in visual design, education, and communications. In her executive role, she leads the academic community in integrating new and emerging technologies into teaching, learning, research, and outreach. In her role as educator and designer, she teaches courses on multimedia and new literacies and has served as principal designer on several international award winning multimedia projects. She has published and presented widely on leadership and mentoring, visual and multimedia literacy, digital scholarship, and the role technology plays in transforming education to be interactive, engaging, and learner-driven. Susan has served on the NMC Board of Directors and most recently was elected to the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors.