The 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is nearly upon us! If you're heading to Indy next week, perhaps you've sorted out your schedule.
Whether you've selected your top picks or have yet to compile a list, here is an NGLC-infused itinerary sure to satisfy your interests in next gen education. (Click session titles to obtain specific location info.) Keep track of us at the conference with #NGLCchat and be sure to follow us on Twitter @NextGenLC.
Wednesday, October 28
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
How to Effectively Deploy Student Success Technology: Lessons from the Field
It's no surprise that deploying new technologies comes with a unique set of challenges. In this session, hear from six institutions that have managed integration, cross-departmental buy-in, and real-life use cases beyond product features. Presenters representing Columbia University, Morgan State University, Whatcom Community College, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and past Breakthrough Models Incubator participant Montgomery County Community College.
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Leadership's Role in Redesigning Student Advising for the Future
Last month, EDUCAUSE announced the latest round of investments in iPASS technologies (Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success) at 24 institutions across the country. An important conversation has begun regarding the role of leadership in this student-facing technology, which integrates education planning, counseling and coaching, and 'proactive' advising. This session will include presenters from Columbia University, Montgomery County Community College and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Meet EDUCAUSE Staff: iPASS
Come introduce yourself to Nancy Millichap, NGLC's Higher Education Program Officer, who can share exciting developments in the movement toward improved student success technologies.
Thursday, October 29
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meet EDUCAUSE Staff: NGLC
Deputy Director Andy Calkins and Sarah Luchs, K-12 Program Officer, will be on hand to chat about Next Generation Learning Challenges' role in shaping the transformation of K-12 and higher ed. Stop by and say hi!
What new skill sets will college-goers need in the next decade? What will institutions expect from them? NGLC invites you to be a futurist in this featured session. Join NGLC's deputy director Andy Calkins and Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart as they lead attendees on a quick virtual tour of several innovative school networks that are reinventing K-12 education—many from the ground up—while noting the many parallels in higher education today.
If you find yourself among those having trouble making heads or tails of next gen terminology, take heart: Calkins and Vander Ark plan to cover definitions of next-gen competencies, too.
Kristi DePaul, Marketing Manager, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and Next Generation Learning Challenges