The Increasing Importance of Knowing How to Learn—On-line, and Off-line
– Robert A. Bjork
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Dr. Robert A. Bjork is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on the interrelationships of forgetting, remembering, and learning in the functional architecture of how humans learn and remember, and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction, practice, and training. He has served as President or Chair of multiple scientific organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science, and he is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Accelerating Social Innovation with Technology – Philip Regier
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Philip Regier, PhD, is responsible for Arizona State University’s expansion into online learning and has been a member of the university leadership team focused on education innovation since 2009. In the first six years of his tenure as dean of ASU online, the fully online student population grew from 400 to more than 20,000, with the number of degree programs offered growing from six to 100.
Focused on driving quality and access simultaneously, Regier helped the university develop novel partnerships with leading education technology companies including Pearson, Knewton and edX. Today, online programs at ASU utilize more than 150 technologies and the university is a co-convener of the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, the largest and most recognized convening of education technology entrepreneurs, investors and users in the world.
In 2015, Regier was named University Dean for Educational Initiatives and Chief Executive Officer of EdPlus at ASU for the purpose of expanding upon the success of the university’s digital-immersion programs and extending online teaching and learning globally.
Re-Setting the Fulcrum – Access, Personalization and Success in the Age of Educational Technology – Richard N. Katz
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Richard N. Katz, MBA, is the founder of Richard N. Katz & Associates whose clients span all segments of U.S. higher education as well as globally-ranked universities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland. He is the author or editor of seven books and more than 80 articles and monographs on a variety of management and technology topics.
Quality Online: An inter-Institutional Approach to Integrating and Advancing Quality Assurance – Deb Adair
Friday, September 23, 2016
Dr. Deb Adair is the Executive Director of Quality Matters, a non-profit organization providing faculty-centered, turnkey quality assurance solutions and certifications for online education serving K12, postsecondary, government, corporate, and other organizations involved in eLearning in the U.S. and internationally. QM has been developing standards and continuous improvements processes for more than ten years and has an institutional membership that includes well over 1000 academic institutions
Sep 22, 2016
Thursday, the conference will begin with a lunch buffet, followed by a keynote address. Attendees are invited to join together at the Welcome Reception, Thursday evening. Further announcements about speakers and topics will be made in the coming weeks.
Sep 23, 2016
Friday, consists of a full day of general sessions, breakout sessions, poster presentations, and networking.
Location and Travel
The 2016 EdFuture Conference will be hosted at the newly built Luskin Conference Center located at the center of the UCLA campus. With its spacious conference accommodations and on-site hotel, it is the perfect location for connecting during the conference, relaxing in the evening, and exploring what UCLA and Los Angeles have to offer before or after the event.
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) LCC-UCLA or (855) 522-8252
The brand new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is opening August 7, 2016. Make your reservations now! You can now book your onsite hotel room online or by phone (855) 522-8252.
Travel and Airports
Travel to and from UCLA from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): (Here’s a map courtesy of Google)
Cabs: Each terminal has a taxi stand, typically with an attendant to do crowd control. Depending on traffic, a cab ride would about somewhere between 20-40 minutes, at about $40-50.
Transportation Network Companies (Lyft/Uber): Both Lyft and Uber have registered with LAX and are available for pick up and drop off on the Departure (upper) level of the airport. Lyft and Uber drivers will charge passengers an airport drop-off/pick-up fee, and depending on the time of day, prices will vary. (See: http://www.lawa.org/welcome_LAX.aspx?id=13088)
Car Rentals: LAX has options for most of the major car rental companies (Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, etc.). All are located outside of the airport, but a steady flow of buses circulate the terminals to take travelers to the appropriate car rental lot.
Flyaway Bus: A dedicated fleet of buses stop at each terminal (either on the hour or every half hour). One of the lines goes directly between LAX and Westwood, at the rate of $10 per rider (each direction). The Westwood Flyaway arrives at Terminal 1 to pick up arriving travelers at the top of the hour, stopping at each terminal to pick up additional travelers heading to Westwood.
- Of the travel options to the campus, this is the most cost effective
- After travelers are dropped off in Westwood, they would need to walk up to the Conference Center, which is about a ten minute walk through Westwood Village (our little “college town”).
- See: http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway/content.aspx?id=10167
Accommodations and Parking
The brand new UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is opening August 7, 2016.
A block of rooms have been reserved for the attendees of the EdFuture 2016 Conference. Book your onsite hotel room today online or by calling (855) LCC-UCLA or (855) 522-8252. Please use the conference code 160921AMER to be included in the special EdFuture 2016 rate..
For attendees staying overnight, the Luskin Conference Center does provide valet parking services.
The American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) has two sponsorship levels available, Partner and Contributor, for the Edfuture 2016 Conference. Interested in sponsoring? To learn more, contact Oliver Grundmann at chair.adec@edu.