Raising the Bar for Learning With Technology
How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day-to-day. It also empowers every individual—and every learner—to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.
Dr. Jon Landis, Apple Education
Dr. Jon Landis is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Dr. Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, principal, curriculum director and information technology director in Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology, a Masters in Education Leadership, and a BS in Chemistry.
Learning at Scale: Using Research to Improve Learning Practices and Technology for Teaching
In the last 5 years, there has been a rise in what we might call “large-scale digital learning experiments.” These take the form of centralized courses, vendor-created courseware, online homework systems, MOOCs, and free-range learning platforms. If we mine the research, successes, and failures coming out of these experiments, what can we discover about designing better digital learning experiences and technology for learning?
Dr. Maria Andersen, Coursetune
Dr. Andersen has spent 15 years teaching at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum, and 6 years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. While a professor at Muskegon Community College, Maria directed the week-long MCC Math & Technology workshop for five years, helping faculty to prepare to teach online (or improve their skills). Maria is a software developer (and CEO of Coursetune), a consultant, an author, a speaker, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership. Dr. Andersen presented the Keynote: Levers of Change in Higher Education at the 2011 eLearning Conference in St Petersburg.