Event Summary

The American Distance Education Consortium and UCLA Extension are pleased to announce the 2016 EdFuture Conference. This annual conference brings together stakeholders in higher education (faculty, instructional designers, support staff, and administrators) to engage in a 2-day conference at the Luskin Conference Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. The focus of the conference will be on the uses and challenges of integrating technology both in the face-to-face and online classroom. Read More
Today, technology is increasingly pervasive in our daily professional and personal lives, and learning and teaching at all levels have been certainly impacted by recent advances in the ways in which we access information and interact with one another. Courses are increasingly brought entirely or partially online, with faculty integrating various technologies into their classes to enrich the experiences in teaching as well as the learning experiences of students. Such tools and platforms can be combined in unique and interesting ways, addressing concerns such as student engagement with the material, institutional policy around learning data and their security, accessibility of platforms, and the development of novel pedagogical approaches for online learning, among others. ADEC and UCLA Extension seek to bring together attendees to exchange ideas and share best practices, challenges, and solutions to technology integration inside and outside the virtual and face-to-face classroom.

ADEC EdFuture Conference 2016

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
University of California, Los Angeles Campus
September 22nd-23rd 2016

Technology on the Go – challenges and solutions for the virtual classroom

Preliminary program – subject to change

ADEC EdFuture conference committee:
Dr. Sheila King, University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Andrew Lau, University of California Extension, Los Angeles
Dr. Oliver Grundmann, University of Florida

September 22nd 2016

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM Opening lunch buffet
1.00 PM – 1.15 PM Welcome

Dr. Wayne Smutz, Dean, University of California Extension, Los Angeles ADEC EdFuture committee

1.15 PM – 2.15 PM Keynote Address

The Increasing Importance of Knowing How to Learn—On-line and Off-line
Robert A. Bjork, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

2.15 PM – 3.15 PM Oral presentation session 1

Management and Legal Trends in Higher Education
Don Loberg, Managing Principal of Higher Education, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Online STEM and Health Care: The new Frontier for Growth
Susan Kelly, MBA, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollidon Learning LLC

3.15 PM – 3.45 PM Coffee break & networking
3.45 PM – 5.15 PM Oral presentation session 2

Shift Happens: The Case of the Rapidly Disappearing Web Conferencing Tool
Pratima Dutta, Barbara Frye & Suzanne David, California State University, Northridge

Colleges of Medicine: Extending reach through online education and educational technology
Czerne M. Reid, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Building the Extended Classroom
Johanna Karlsson, PhD, Scandinavian Section, University of California Los Angeles

5.30 PM – 8.00 PM Evening reception

September 23rd 2016

7.30 AM – 9.00 AM Breakfast on your own
9.00 AM – 10.00 AM Keynote Address

Accelerating Social Innovation with Technology
Philip Regier PhD, CEO/Dean and Associate Professor EdPlus, Arizona State University

10.00 AM – 10.30 AM Coffee break & networking
10.30 AM – 11.30 PM Keynote Address

Quality Online: An inter-institutional approach to integrating and advancing quality assurance
Deb Adair, PhD, Executive Director, Quality Matters

11.30 AM – 12.30 PM Oral presentation session 3

Extending the Campus – How Virtual and Physical Reality can blend to engage the next generation of STEM students
Maaroof Fakhri, Science Communicator, Director of Education Partnerships, Labster

How Do Online Students Find Online Programs?
Susan Kelly, MBA, Chief Marketing Officer, Apollidon Learning LLC

12.30 PM – 1.30 PM Lunch buffet and networking
1.30 PM – 2.30 PM Keynote Address

Re-Setting the Fulcrum – Access, Personalization and Success in the Age of Educational Technology
Richard N. Katz, MBA, Richard N. Katz & Associates, Founder and Chairman Edudata

2.30 PM – 3.30 PM Oral presentation session 4

Broadening and increasing participation in STEM through an online undergraduate degree program from the University of Florida
Jennifer C. Drew & Eric W. Triplett, Microbiology and Cell Science Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Proposing and validating a Strategic Model for Higher Education Curriculum Studies (SMHECS)
Simin Bazargan, PhD, Distance Educational Planning

3.30 PM – 4.00 PM Coffee break & networking
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM Oral presentation session 5

Applying Pedagogy to Student and Faculty Education for Developing Online Gerontology Graduate Programs
Christy S. Carter, PhD, Lauren B. Solberg, JD, Laurence M. Solberg, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida


5.00 PM – 5.15 PM Closing remarks
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