July 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CDT (UTC -5:00)

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NMC Beyond the Horizon > EdTech and Evolving Roles of Faculty

Advances in educational technology are altering delivery methods of course materials as well as student interactions with the content and their instructors. Adaptive technology platforms and advancements in online learning tools are disrupting traditional learning models, some faculty perceive the changes as a paradigm shift that diminishes their role in designing the learning experience. These tools are freeing up faculty to undertake deeper roles as mentors, guiding students through active learning exercises instead of dispensing information in lecture formats. Join us to hear from two presenters who are addressing the evolving roles of faculty and collaborate on devising strategies with your colleagues.

Meet the Presenter:

Candace Thille (Stanford University)
Dr. Candace Thille is an Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Senior Research Fellow for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning. She is also the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation, and evaluation of open web-based learning environments. Dr. Thille serves as a redesign scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation; as a fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; on the technical advisory committee for the Association of American Universities STEM initiative; and on the Global Executive Advisory board for Hewlett Packard’s Catalyst Initiative. She served on a U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the “National Education Technology Plan,” and on the working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that produced the “Engage to Excel” report for improving STEM education.
Timothy McKay (University of Michigan)
Professor McKay received his BS in Physics from Temple University in 1986, where he was a first generation, four year commuter student. He went on to complete a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1992. From 1992-1995 he was a Leon Lederman Fellow at Fermilab. In 1995, he joined the faculty in the University of Michigan Department of Physics, joining the Department of Astronomy in 2005, and the School of Education in 2014.