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Monday, May 23 • 1:00pm - 5:30pm
HED Summit: Creating an Open Ecosystem for Academic Digital Transformation

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All Higher Education Institutions (Member and Non-Member) and Centers of Excellence Sponsors are invited to attend this end-user Summit.

The HED Summit is being hosted and organized by the HED Institution Executive Board to not only share ideas and progress, but to more importantly help shape IMS priorities for the next 3-5 years specific to HED.

 1:00 - 1:15 pm - Welcome and Opening Comments
  • Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology & CIO, UMBC
  • Sean DeMonner, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning & HED Institutional Executive Board co-chair 

1:15 - 2:15 pm - Discover. Share. Innovate! Models for Deploying Tools & Institutional Collaboration

Colleges and universities are reshaping how faculty discover teaching tools, share these models across the institution and create a wave of innovation from the classroom to IT.  In this new digital world, institutions are finding new ways to work with each other and are helping to re-define what it means to discover, share and collaborate.  Join this discussion to discover how new models for deploying digital tools and content  are reshaping discovery, how universities are teaming up to get a faster return on investment, and how this is fostering innovation. Panelists include:

  • Rose Rocchio, Director of Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA 
  • Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology & CIO, UMBC 
  • Amin Qazi, CEO, Unizin

 2:15 - 2:30 pm - Break

 2:30  - 3:30 pm - Connecting Data Analytics and Accessibility to Support Personalized Learning for All

Whether it’s described as next gen learning, student-centered learning, or adaptive learning, it is the focus of many institutions to personalize learning to the unique needs of each student. While the customization of learning opportunities holds great potential for improving outcomes, it presents unique challenges.  How can such a rich environment be achieved, what are some of the ways universities are reaching for this goal, and what are the key elements needed to make this a reality? The afternoon discussion brings together a diverse group of education leaders to share their thoughts and stories on how data analytics and inclusive accessibility means personalized learning for all students.

  • Meaghan Duff, Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, APLU
  • Christian Vinten-Johansen, Manage, IT Accessibility Team Pennsylvania State University
  • Adam Recktenwald, Chief Innovation Architect, University of Kentucky 
  • Jason D. Fish, Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University
  • Karen Pedersen, Chief Knowledge Office, Online Learning Consortium

3:30 - 3:45 pm — Break

3:45 - 4:45pm  - Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation About Education Technology as an Enabler to Academic Transformation

Colleges and Universities are facing unprecedented challenges and extraordinary new opportunities.  How students are taught, how faculty teach and how IT supports these efforts is changing faster than ever.  Join the IMS Global Higher Education Institutional Executive Board for a discussion about these challenges and opportunities, and help to shape and prioritize the work of IMS Global. We will brainstorm the top 5 current obstacles, work to identify the top 5 issues facing institutions over next 3-5 years, and work to develop ways in which IMS Global and its members can meet these challenges head-on.

  • Sean DeMonner, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning & HED Institutional Executive Board co-chair 
  • Jeff Grann, Academic Director, Assessment & Learning Analytics,Capella University

4:45 - 5:30 pm - What is Coming Next? An Intimate Discussion with Vendors

What are some of the our key vendor partners doing and planning to do around actionable data analytics and accessibility? Find out in the day’s final session. Through an open call for proposals to key IMS Global vendor partners, four have been invited for an intimate conversation to share what they are doing today and their plans for the future to provide institutions with data analytics that are meaningful, useful and actionable, as well as their plans to reach towards true accessibility for all students

  • Echo 360, Dr. Bradley Fordham, Ph.D., CTO
  • VitalSource Technologies, Daniel Green, Director - Product Analytics
  • Pearson, Kate McCain, Vice President, Data Informed Services
  • Intellus Learning, Natalie Murray, Vice President of Learning Design 

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Reception


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Arjan Aarnink

Enterprise Architect, Cito
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Sean DeMonner

Teaching & Learning Information Systems Executive, University of Michigan
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Meaghan Duff

Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Adaptive learning technologies and adaptive courseware implementations at public universities.
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Jason Fish

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University
Jason Fish is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies at Purdue University where he is responsible for providing leadership in technology initiatives that support instruction. He holds a BA in Computer Technology, an MBA, and his currently pursuing his PhD. The work of... Read More →
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Jeff Grann

Credential Solutions Lead, Credential Engine
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Karen Pedersen

Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

Amin Qazi

CEO, Unizin, Unizin

Adam Recktenwald

Enterprise Architect, University of Kentucky
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Rose Rocchio

Director of Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team; Co-chair Accessible Technology and Information Initiative, Pennsylvania State University

Monday May 23, 2016 1:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
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