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[2016 Program Materials]
Breakout Sessions
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Workshops - Monday, August 1

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WS1 Developing a Personal Learning Infrastructure

Stephen Downes, Program Leader, Learning and Performance Support Systems, National Research Council of Canada

Explore the need for and the design principles of a personal learning infrastructure. You will hear how to identify major stakeholders in the learning environment, understand their needs, and ways technology and educational institutions can support these needs. Working through a design exercise in which the major elements of a personal learning environment are identified, defined and elaborated, Mr. Downes will facilitate and provide insights based on experiences at the National Research Council of Canada’s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. You will discover underlying technologies and protocols of a personal learning environment, as well as the development and design opportunities created by today’s Internet technology.
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

WS2 Problem-Solving Through Gamification in Higher Education

Scott Reinke, Coordinator for Ball State Achievements, Ball State University

Games can be powerful tools for teaching, guiding and encouraging student success. Mr. Reinke will explain the key elements of game design, such as feedback loops and progression systems, plus provide you with an opportunity for hands-on experimentation with games. You will learn how tropes are applied outside of the games industry to create gamified systems, such as loyalty programs, donation drives, crowdfunding, social media and more. You will leave this session ready to use collaboration and peer review to develop strategies for your campus.

WS3 Putting Google Apps and Services to Work for You

Mark Frydenberg, Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems and Director of CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, Bentley University

Make your life easier using Google Apps, products and plugins. You will learn how to create a class syllabus that updates automatically, and preview browser plugins that allow you to create and grade quizzes, take screenshots and push content to mobile devices. Mr. Frydenberg will show you how to create simple polls with Google Forms, add voice comments to Google Docs, and manage references and citations with Google Scholar — giving you numerous tips that will save time and increase your productivity.

Note: Please bring a laptop with Google Chrome installed and a mobile device with charger, so that you can participate fully in this workshop.

WS4 Annotating the Web With Hypothesis

W. Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English and Special Assistant to the Provost

Mr. Campbell will show you an exciting new tool for annotation of knowledge on the web: Hypothesis. Notes created with Hypothesis can be public or private, and the notes can also be generated within private groups. Hypothesis’ founders envisioned “a robust and interoperable conversation layer” with the potential to “transform scholarship, enabling personal note taking, peer review, copy editing, post publication discussion, journal clubs, classroom uses, automated classification, deep linking, and much more.” If your imagination is captured by the idea of an “open, interoperable, and shared capability” to annotate all knowledge on the web, this is the session for you.
1 - 4 p.m.

WS5 Virtual Reality and the Future of Learning

Emory Craig, Director of eLearning and Instructional Technologies, The College of New Rochelle
Maya Georgieva, EdTech Strategist; Co-Founder and Partner, Digital Bodies

Join Mr. Craig and Ms. Georgieva as they discuss the next frontier of learning. Virtual reality’s deeply immersive experiences create innovative and compelling learning resources and environments plus raise profound questions about traditional formats of text, video and narrative. You will have the opportunity to examine the different approaches to virtual reality, from inexpensive VR (Google Cardboard) to mid-range devices (Samsung Gear) and high end (Oculus Rift). You’ll learn about the planning strategies and resources that are needed to introduce virtual reality experiences on your campus, including innovations in pedagogy, learning space design and institutional culture.

WS6 Assessing Emerging Technology and Futures Capacity for Your Organization

Bryan Alexander, President, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC

How can a campus information services organization best approach and strategize emerging technologies? Mr. Alexander will present futuring methods currently used in academia, non-profits, governments and businesses. You will learn how to use environmental scanning to identify major trends in the present which are likely to shape the medium-term future. Additionally, you will discuss with other attendees how to expand your insitution’s capacity for assessing emerging technologies and other drivers that will reshape higher education.
IT Leadership and Policy

Tuesday, August 2
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ILP1 The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center:
Using Institutional Collaboration to Improve Research Competitiveness

John Goodhue, Executive Director, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

The LEED Platinum certified Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a unique collaborative effort between state government, industry, and five research-intensive institutions — Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts. In building and operating this state of the art data center dedicated to research computing, the partners have used shared infrastructure and operational collaboration to lower costs and foster research projects that build on complementary strengths. Mr. Goodhue will discuss the pivotal role that computing plays in nearly every field of research today, and the steps that the MGHPCC consortium has taken to encourage collaborative, computationally intensive research. He will also address governance, energy management, security, application support, cost allocation, and other operational details crucial to supporting a diverse and demanding research community.
Wednesday, August 3
11 - 11:45 a.m.

ILP2 Cost Accounting 101 for Technology Leaders

Glenn Setliff, Director of Information Technology, Duke University School of Nursing

IT budgets are stagnant and demand for tuition dollars within organizations is becoming more competitive. Understanding the true cost of IT service delivery and the factors that drive these costs will be essential to optimal decision-making. You will learn how to reduce uncertainty significantly with the addition of a few simple cost accounting techniques. Mr. Setliff will identify the steps taken at Duke University to understand IT costs and how to use the data to add another dimension to IT service delivery and team management.
Wednesday, August 3
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

ILP3 Managing Cybersecurity and Risk

Christian Hamer, Chief Information Security Officer, Harvard University
Matthew A. Karlyn, Partner and Co-Chair of Technology Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP
Tina Papadopoulos, Manager, Management and Information Technology Consulting, BerryDunn
Andy Vallila, Americas Security Sales Leader, Dell Security

With the expansion of BYOD and cloud capacities on campus in addition to the variety of personal information aggregated within university enrollment, payment, payroll, health and other systems, universities increasingly have become prime targets for cybercrime. Join thought leaders from higher education, law and technology for a multifaceted discussion of the most significant challenges in information security and effective strategies for managing cybersecurity risk on your campus.
Thursday, August 4
10 - 10:45 a.m.

ILP4
Recruit to Retain, Retain to Recruit:
Using Data to Complete the Other Half of Your Enrollment Growth Story

Sarah Horn, Vice President of Retention Services, Helix Education
Crystal Toombs, Associate Provost for Adult and Graduate Studies, Brenau University

More than 40% of students who start their college education don’t finish in a timely manner, if they finish at all. Higher education needs to reprioritize retention as an enrollment growth issue. This session will focus on aligning admissions requirements with retention analytics ­­­— helping your institution create a higher propensity for matching students and programs; and retaining more of the students that you worked so hard and spent so much on to recruit. You will learn how the use of data modeling can save time and money for your institution and prospective students, while also ensuring an ideal fit for both. Additionally, you will gain insight into the technology and coaching that is helping colleges increase success rates and complete the other half of their enrollment growth story.

ILP5 The Speakable and Unspeakable in Data Sharing

Moderator: Paolo Mangiafico, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications Technology, Duke University
Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director, University of Florida
Daniel Hook, Managing Director, Digital Science
Laurel Haak, Executive Director, Orcid

This panel will examine the culture change currently taking place across disciplines with respect to data management. Unexpected uses of infrastructure and the complexities of a globalized data sharing ecosystem will be emphasized. The panel will also examine misconceptions about infrastructural approaches and training as a core part of infrastructural thinking.
CIO: Next Generation

Tuesday, August 2
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

CIO1 Do You Want to Be a CIO?

Wayne Brown, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Excelsior College

Using data from his 2016 longitudinal higher education technology leadership research, Mr. Brown will highlight where the CIO comes from, what is expected of the position and how future technology leaders are preparing for the CIO role. Using insights from his years as a CIO practitioner, Mr. Brown will recommend how you can prepare and compete for the CIO position of the future.
Wednesday, August 3
11 - 11:45 a.m.

CIO2 Professional Development for Future IT Leaders

Moderator: P.B. Garrett, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Chief Academic Technology Officer
Jill Albin-Hill, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dominican University
Wayne Brown, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Excelsior College
Jeff Cepull, Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer, Philadelphia University
Susan Malisch, Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Loyola University Chicago

Are you considering whether you want to become a chief information officer, chief technology officer or chief digital officer? Are there other positions better aligned with your goals and career path? Join members of the Center for Higher Education CIO Studies (CHECS) advisory board for a professional development panel. These higher education leaders will discuss their unique experiences in order to help you determine your professional and personal development path.
Wednesday, August 3
1:15 - 2 p.m.

CIO3 Confessions of a Solutions-based IT Organization

Thomas Hoover, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Susan Lazenby, Strategic Planning and Communications Manager, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jeffrey Wetherill, Director of Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s (UTC) Information Technology department has been through multiple reorganizations over the past three years. No longer are changes based on job requirements, individual personalities, desire for change and advancement in IT trends. The presenters will describe the failures and successes that IT at UTC has gone through on the journey to become a solutions-based organization and what you can learn from their story.
Wednesday, August 3
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

CIO4 Bridgewater State University: Winning Students’ Hearts in the Mobile World

Chris Hopkinson, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, DubLabs
Raymond Lefebvre, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Bridgewater State University

Most education technology leaders agree: Reaching students in a meaningful way has become more challenging as students rely on their mobile devices to interact, communicate and even transact with their schools. Because Bridgewater State University (BSU) understands how mobility is woven into the fabric of students’ transactions it was able to create BSU Mobile which ranks among the highest rated college and university apps on both the Apple and Android market. Mr. Egan and Mr. Lefebvre will explain BSU’s partnership with DubLabs to launch an authentically mobile, unified solution that drives student engagement, retention and performance. You will learn how BSU developed and continues to optimize its mobile strategy to meet students’ needs.
Thursday, August 4
10 -10:45 a.m.

CIO5 Software Licensing in Higher Education

Nathan Sorensen, Strategic Information Technology Procurement Officer, Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Software plays an increasingly vital role in achieving institutional goals with respect to students, faculty and staff. In order to have the legal right to use the software, higher education faces many challenges. Mr. Sorensen will frame both the administrative and procurement aspects of software licensing, and walk you through how and where software licenses may be used and who will use them.
Technology Solutions

Tuesday, August 2
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TS1 State of Security 2016

Sadik Al-Abdulla, Director of Security Solutions, CDW

Large campus networks are attractive targets to hackers, and threats are constantly developing and evolving. Mr. Al-Abdulla will present an overview of this complex landscape. With detailed findings from more than 3,500 security assessments, he will offer tactical and strategic guidance to secure your campus networks this semester and beyond.
Tuesday, August 2
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

TS2 Automate Higher Education Operations Through Electronic Forms

Linda Ding, Senior Education Program Strategist, Laserfiche
Thomas Phelps IV, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Laserfiche

In an era of digital transformation, electronic forms provide and unprecedented opportunity for institutions to reshape operations from contract management to grant management to student requests. This session will take an in-depth look at the current electronic forms technology and provide implementation examples that have proven to increase operational efficiency, cut costs and deliver responsive student services.
Wednesday, August 3
1:15 - 2 p.m.

TS3 Enable Better Student Outcomes Without Sacrificing Security

Brian Kelly, Chief Information Security Officer, Quinnipiac University
Andy Vallila, Americas Security Sales Leader, Dell Security

Because members of the campus community define privacy and security differently, context aware network solutions are crucial to enable collaboration and foster productive environments for teaching, learning, and administration. This case study will examine how Quinnipiac University leveraged and maximized the value of existing technologies to secure its campus from cyber threats. Learn the benefits of surveying the state of campus network security, leveraging and enhancing existing resources, mitigating risks, and improving compliance. This session will also offer guidance on transcending organizational silos while protecting infrastructure from endpoint to data center to cloud.
Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

Tuesday, August 2
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TLD1 Spruce Up Your Campus Learning Spaces Without Breaking Your Budget

Mark Frydenberg, Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems and Director of CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, Bentley University
Laurie Sutch, Director of the Library and Academic Technology, Bentley University

Through videos of actual installations at Bentley University and live product demonstrations, Mr. Frydenberg and Ms. Sutch will showcase technology enhancements and provide product/equipment lists and cost estimates. They will offer lessons learned and discuss considerations to keep in mind when designing or upgrading technology-enabled learning spaces. You will leave this session with several examples of free or low-cost display options, projection solutions, and digital signage techniques that improve classrooms and informal learning spaces.
Tuesday, August 2
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TLD6 Using Data to Understand Student Behavior and Performance

Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, University of Michigan; Co-Founder, Weather Underground; Co-Founder, Lecture Tools

Mr. Samson will discuss how data from numerous sources were merged and used to explore the relationship between student behavior and student performance. Data from Instructure Canvas, the University of Michigan Student Information System (SIS), Echo360’s Active Learning Platform, and Google Forms for surveys provided a rich database of student behaviors inside and outside the classroom. Student exam scores were found to be significantly related to student participation and success on formative assessment questions. Relationships found in this study are being used as a basis for predicting student outcomes earlier in subsequent semesters. You will be invited to use the Active Learning Platform live to answer questions, pose questions, and take notes.
Tuesday, August 2
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

TLD2 Wearable Technology Innovations

Emory Craig, Director of eLearning and Instructional Technologies, The College of New Rochelle
Maya Georgieva, EdTech Strategist; Co-Founder and Partner, Digital Bodies

This is a transformative year in the use of wearable technology in the learning environment. Following on their popular and well-received presentations at previous Campus Technology conferences, Mr. Craig and Ms. Georgieva will explore the improvements in wearable tech, including more accurate physical and mental tracking, wearable jewelry technology, and new ways of communicating with technology. You’ll leave with strategies for managing a growing era of profound technological innovation.
Wednesday, August 3
11 - 11:45 a.m.

TLD3 Future Learning in Higher Education

Jamie Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google

Changes in demographics, technologies and educational models are fundamentally altering the possibilities of higher education. From online and blended learning to skill and competency-based project-oriented models, Mr. Casap will show you how technology is able to and should adapt for the 21st century.
Wednesday, August 3
1:15 - 2 p.m.

TLD4 Lightboard Design, Construction and Special Techniques for Online Classes and Science Labs

John Mocko, Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist, Department of Physics, University of Florida
Megan Mocko, Master Lecturer, Statistics Department, University of Florida

A Lightboard is a glass wall that instructors can write on like a chalkboard and have that merged live with computer graphics. This allows the instructor to stand inside his/her own graphics with the ability to interact with and write on them. The videos created on the Lightboard do not need post-processing or final editing. You will learn how to make the Lightboard capable of more than standard PowerPoint or Prezi slides through the ability to stand live inside programs like Excel, Mathematic, R Statistical software or Pasco Scientific’s Capstone data taking and analysis software. Mr. Mocko and Ms. Mocko will offer real hybrid online instructional experience to contextualize the Lightboard’s benefits to faculty and students.
Wednesday, August 3
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

TLD5 Eye Tracking and Brain Wave Technologies for Learning

Christopher Jennings, Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Eye tracking and brain wave analysis technologies have been used by researchers, UX and game designers, plus marketing and advertising professionals for several years. How can these technologies be used as teaching tools? Mr. Jennings will illustrate how eye tracking and brain wave analysis technologies can be used to teach and develop professionals in photography, news media layout, filmmaking, aviation, as well as for UX design professions. You will review video and image examples of how the use of eye tracking and brain wave technology feedback can help you understand what your audience is really looking at and what they are thinking.
IT in the Digital Age

Tuesday, August 2
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ITD1 Developing Internet of Things Applications and Services in the Library

May Chang, Associate Dean of Libraries Information Technology, Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Libraries is developing an Internet of Things (IoT) environment to support research, development, prototyping and implementation of IoT applications and services. This presentation details the experience of using a collaborative “Library as Lab” approach, as well as the applications and services prototyped and implemented and the challenges and ongoing goals of the project.
Tuesday, August 2
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

ITD2 From Vision to Reality: Clemson’s High Tech Student-focused Innovation Center

Floyd Cline II, Senior Project Architect, Perkins + Will
Dennis Lester, Associate Director for Science and Technology, Watt Family Innovation Center, Clemson University
David Vargo, Managing Principal and Senior Systems Designer, BrightTree Studios

Clemson University’s new Watt Family Innovation Center (WFIC) provides a unique environment in which advanced instructional technologies foster student engagement and industry partnerships to address complex real-world problems. The facility allows students to take ideas from concept to the marketplace. The presenters will discuss in detail the design and use of technology in creating the center. You will learn how industry partners contributed to the development of the project through generous gifts-in-kind and the support of research on smart buildings, as well as how the WFIC design supports Clemson’s 2020 plan, drives curricular innovations and enhances leading-edge research.
Wednesday, August 3
11 - 11:45 a.m.

ITD3 From Zero to Hero: Setting Up a 3D Printing Infrastructure

Ray Uzwyshyn, Director of Collections and Digital Services, Texas State University

Drawing upon a 12-month set of processes that led to the successful launch of a 3D printer infrastructure lab on the Texas State University campus, Mr. Uzwyshyn will outline pragmatic steps for building a similar infrastructure at your institution, whether in a library learning commons or computer lab. You will learn about background steps, environmental scans and user assessment needs; how to select a 3D printer; and wider considerations, such as ventilation, software needed and 3D scanners. Mr. Uzwyshyn will also discuss human resources staffing models and suggest trajectories for future infrastructure.
Wednesday, August 3
1:15 - 2 p.m.

ITD4 Cultivating a Creative Campus

Courtney Miller, Senior Program Manager for Creative Media, Annenberg Digital Lounge, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
Charles Peyton, Director of Operations, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

After years of strategic planning, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism launched a school-wide digital literacy initiative. This includes a ubiquitous rollout of the Adobe Creative Cloud, the establishment of an Adobe certification center and a state-of-the-art building to support it. The center has eliminated fixed computer labs to support a BYOD policy, implemented a massive private media cloud, and built a digital makerspace to foster collaboration and offer technical support. As with any start-up, they learned a lot along the way and will share with you their experience on creative innovation.
IT Management and Networking

Wednesday, August 3
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

IMN2 Empowering Students with Next-generation Connectivity

Matthew Almand, IT Network Architect, Texas A&M University
Randy Roker, Solution Sales Leader, IBM Global Technology Services

Mobile, social, and cloud technologies have enhanced digital learning and collaboration for a connected world. At the same time, as institutional budgets grow leaner, meeting student expectations for fast and reliable campus networks has become more difficult. This session proposes solutions for building ultrafast platforms that meet surging bandwidth expectations and that allow you to create better integrated networks without driving up costs.
Thursday, August 4
10 - 10:45 a.m.

IMN1 Differentiating Your School Through IT Innovation

Bob Nilsson, Director of Vertical Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks
Vince Anderson, Assistant Director of Enterprise and Network Solutions, Nazareth College

The evolution of emerging technologies in higher education has put enormous pressure on institutions, including demands around security, bandwidth and transparency. To achieve success, CIOs must be willing to innovate and implement education-based technologies in the classroom and around the campus. The transformation process begins with building the right infrastructure to provide unwavering wired and wireless connectivity and to easily accommodate device support and the future growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Mr. Nilsson and Mr. Sonty will use specific examples and case studies to explore how you can leverage technology to enhance student learning, while lowering the cost of education and improving both overall instruction and student retention rates.
Online and Blended Learning

Wednesday, August 3
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

OBL1 New Approaches to Online and Blended Learning in the World of STEM

James Caras, Chief Product Officer, Macmillan Learning
Mats Selen, Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The future STEM education must synthesize the best of disciplinary research and marry that with instruction that speaks to students. With consideration to the unique challenges of adopting online and blended course methods to science education, Mr. Caras and Mr. Selen will discuss current data, solutions, and the far-reaching impact of online and hybrid learning on STEM courses.
 
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