Tracks & Podcasts

Keynote Speakers

Karen Cator

Steve Wozniak

Adrian Sannier

 

Connected Talks

Extending Learning in the 21st Century

Rethinking Textbooks in the 21st Century

Integrating Digital Tools in 21st-Century Education

Tracks

Media & Mobility  

Teaching & Learning

The Future of Books

K-12 Education

Infrastructure & Logistics

Campus Spotlights

Research

 

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Keynote Speakers 

Monday, February 28, 8:15 am - Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology  
Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
Cullen Auditorium

Monday, February 28, 7:30 pm - A Conversation with Woz 
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Inc., and Chief Scientist, Fusion IO
Moody Coliseum

Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 am - If Not Now, When?  
Adrian Sannier, Former UTO of Arizona State University and 
Product Vice President, Pearson eCollege
Cullen Auditorium

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Connected Talks 1: Extending Learning in the 21st Century  

Monday, February 28, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Shift - Technology Trends in a 2.0 World
Presented by Allison Cerra, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent

Challenge-Based Learning
Presented by Don Henderson, Senior Manager of Creative Expression for Apple Education, Apple Inc.

One-to-one Mobile Device Deployment in a School
Presented by Abdul Chohan, Director, Essa Academy (UK)

Where's the "Learn This" Button?
Presented by Maria Andersen, Learning Futurist and Math Professor, Muskegon Community College

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Connected Talks 2: Rethinking Textbooks in the 21st Century  

Monday, February 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Your Textbook is a Vinyl Record
Presented by Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO, Inkling

OER, Connexions, and the Next Textbook
Presented by Sidney Burrus, Dean of Engineering, Rice University & Member of Connexions Board, Rice University

Freeing the Textbook: Building a Sustainable 21st Century Publishing Model
Presented by Jeff Shelstad, Founder and CEO, Flatworld Knowedge

Between Open Access and Commerce: A Case Study of a Freemium Business Model for Academic and Specialist eBooks
Presented by Martin Fröhlich and Felix Hofmann, Co-founders and Managing Directors, PaperC GmbH 

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Connected Talks 3: Integrating Digital Tools in 21st-Century Education  

Tuesday, March 1, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Reaching All Learners: Apple Technology for Special Needs
Presented by Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Manager, Education, Apple, Inc.

The End of the IT Department?
Presented by Fraser Speirs, Head of Computing and IT, Cedars School of Excellence (Scotland)

The Open Content Revolution
Presented by Matt Federoff, Chief Information Officer, Vail Unified School District (Arizona)

Turning the Page: The Next Chapter in Education
Presented by William Rankin, Ph.D., Director of Educational Innovation, Abilene Christian University

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Track 1: Media & Mobility  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Kyle Dickson, Ph.D., Director of the AT&T Learning Studio, Abilene Christian University
Brown Library Core Classroom (room 235)

Monday, 9:45 am - Exploring the Mobile Media Workflow at Penn State
Chris Millet, Manager of Advanced Learning Projects, The Pennsylvania State University

Monday, 3:30 pm - Creating Consumption: Using the iPad to Gather, Produce and Publish Content While Creating a Mobile (and Green!) Journalism Course
Wendy M. Chapman, Director of Web Technologies, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California  
Bill Celis, Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California  
Matt Frank, New Media Specialist, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California 

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Video Is the Killer Mobile App
Kyle Bowen, Director of Informatics, Purdue University

Tuesday, 10:00 am - Faculty Approaches to Teaching with Mobile Media
Cynthia Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, ACU
Autumn Sutherlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, ACU 
Jaime Goff, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, ACU
Stephen Baldridge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, ACU

Tuesday, 2:00 pm - The Impact of Mobility on Campus Media Centers
Kyle Dickson, Ph.D., Director of the AT&T Learning Studio, ACU
Chris Millet, Manager of Advanced Learning Projects, The Pennsylvania State University
Matt Frank, New Media Specialist, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
Kyle Bowen, Director of Informatics, Purdue University

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Track 2: Teaching & Learning  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Dwayne Harapnuik, Ph.D., Director of Faculty Enrichment, Abilene Christian University
McCaleb Conference Room B, Hunter Welcome Center

Monday, 9:45 am - Mobile Learning and Student Engagement
Christopher Higgins, Interim Director of Academic Support, University of Maryland

Monday, 3:30 pm - Mobile Learning: The Learner's Perspective
Panel of students from multiple institutions, facilitated by Dwayne Harapnuik

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Levers of Change in Higher Education
Maria Andersen, Learning Futurist and Math Professor, Muskegon Community College

Tuesday, 10:00 am - HeadsUp: A Mobile Tool for Deepening Classroom Discussion
James Langford, Ph.D., Director of Innovation and Implementation, ACU
Kyle Dickson, Ph.D., Director of the AT&T Learning Studio and Associate Professor of English, ACU

Tuesday, 2:00 pm - Mobile Learning: The Teacher's Perspective
Panel of faculty from multiple institutions, facilitated by Dwayne Harapnuik

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Track 3: The Future of Books  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Bill Rankin, Ph.D., Director of Educational Innovation, Abilene Christian University
McCaleb Conference Room C, Hunter Welcome Center

Monday, 9:45 am

Moving from Digital Books (PDFs) to eTextbooks: What a True eTextbook Should Look Like
Roger Von Holzen, Ed.D., Director of the Center for Information Technology in Education, Northwest Missouri State University

iPad or iFad: The Reality of a Paperless Classroom
Ian Shepherd, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business, ACU
Brent Reeves, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management Science and Computer Science, ACU

Monday, 3:30 pm 

Building for the Next Information Age: Envisioning the Future of Books
Bill Rankin, Ph.D., Director of Educational Innovation, ACU

Reading in the Digital Era
Lourdes Epstein Cal y Mayor, Directora de Biblioteca, Tecnológico de Monterrey (México)

Tuesday, 8:30 am

Jekyll and Hyde: A Book with Augmented Reality
Marius Hügli, Visual Communication Designer, Hügli & Kovacovsky (Switzerland)
Martin Kovacovsky, Visual Communication Designer, Hügli & Kovacovsky (Switzerland)

Social Learning: Designing Interactive Tools to Enable Active Reading 
and Sharing

Myriam Ribière, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (France)
Natalie Ebenreuter, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (France)

Tuesday, 10:00 am - What Things May Come: A Panel Discussion on ePublishing and eBooks
Bill Rankin, Ph.D., Director of Educational Innovation, ACU (moderator)
Sidney Burrus, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, Rice University
Natalie Ebenreuter, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (France)
Martin Fröhlich, Founder and Managing Director, PaperC GmbH (Germany)
Felix Hofmann, Founder and Managing Director, PaperC GmbH (Germany)
Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO, Inkling
Myriam Ribière, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (France)

Tuesday, 2:00 pm - Chapter 0: How 20 Freshmen Created Their Own Electronic Text
Mark Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Management Sciences, ACU

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Track 4: K-12 Education  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Billie McConnell, Ed.D., Director of K-12 Digital Learning Institute, Abilene Christian University
McCaleb Conference Room A, Hunter Welcome Center

Monday, 9:45 am - Engaging the 21st-Century Learner
Tabitha Branum, Director, Coppell New Tech High School (Texas) 

Monday, 3:30 pm - The Process, Impact and Future of One-to-One 
iPads at Cedars School of Excellence

Fraser Speirs, Head of Computing and IT, Cedars School of Excellence (Scotland)

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Managing & Measuring Mobility’s Impact on 
Transforming Teaching & Learning
 
James R. Veitenheimer, Ph.D., Superintendent, Keller Independent School District (Texas)
Joe Griffin, Chief Technology Officer, Keller Independent School District (Texas)
Lara Lee Hogg, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Keller Independent School District (Texas)
Leonard S. Avecilla, Parent/Community Representative, Keller Independent School District (Texas)

Tuesday, 10:00 am - Personalising Learning with the iPod touch
Louise Duncan, eLearning Coordinator and Lead Teacher, Shepparton High School (Australia)

Tuesday, 2:00 pm

Into the Looking Glass: Using Video as Scaffold for Teacher Reflection
Sheila Delony, Professor of Education, ACU 

The Bus is Leaving; Are Your Teachers on Board?: Preparing the 21st-Century Teacher
Billie McConnell, Director of K-12 Digital Learning Institute, ACU

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Track 5: Infrastructure & Logistics  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Kay Reeves, Executive Director of Information Technology, Abilene Christian University
Living Room, McGlothlin Campus Center

Monday, 9:45 am - Put a Device In Their Hands
Don Silvius, Technology Support Services Help Desk Manager, Shenandoah University
Joshua Tooley, Manager of Student Support, ACU 
Melissa Alsing, Director of Information Systems, Seton Hill University

Monday, 3:30 pm - Get Comfortable! Be Mobile: Training Programs 
For Mobile Learning

Michael Reuter, Director of Technology Operations, Central Michigan University
Kristy Strickland, Technology Trainer, ACU

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Deploying iPads as Exploratory Learning Devices
Amy Campbell, Assistant Director of the Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University

Tuesday, 10:00 am - Service Desk Battle: Providing Support for Mobile Devices
Greg Smith, Chief Information Officer, George Fox University
Eric Lemmons, PitStop Computer Support Services Coordinator, ACU
Scott Miller, Solutions Center Manager, Seton Hill University

Tuesday, 2:00 pm - The Challenges of Mobile Connectivity
Arthur Brant, Director of Enterprise Infrastructure, ACU
Tom Anderson, Apple Network Engineer, Shenandoah University
Dempsey Peterson, Senior Network Analyst, ACU

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Track 6: Campus Spotlights  

 

Facilitated by Scott Hamm, D.Min., Online Instructional Designer, Abilene Christian University
Shore Art Gallery

Monday, 9:45 am

Manor New Tech High School: Success in CBL/PBL Education & Innovation
Les Simpson, Apple Distinguished Educator and Instructor of Digital Media Literacy, Manor New Tech High School (Texas)
Steven Zipkes, Principal, Manor New Tech High School (Texas)

Beyond Textbooks: Vail's Digital Resources Initiative
Matt Federoff, Chief Information Officer, Vail Unified School District (Arizona)

Monday, 3:30 pm

The Value-Added Benefits of VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments) to the Student Learning Journey
Pez Kooner, IT Communications Consultant, Birmingham City University (UK)
Ron Austin, Senior Lecturer and Course Director, Birmingham City University (UK)

Calufusion: The Fusing of Technology with Learning and Life
Charles Mance, Vice President for University Technology Services, California University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, 8:30 am

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Abdul Chohan, Director, Essa Academy (England)

The Process, Impact and Future of One-to-One iPads at Cedars School of Excellence
Fraser Speirs, Head of Computing and IT, Cedars School of Excellence (Scotland)

Tuesday, 10:00 am

The Kurogo Open Source Mobile Portal
Pete Akins, Developer, Modo Labs, Inc.

Mobile Access to All Things Academic: MOX 
Lee M. Colaw, Chief Information Officer, Amarillo College

Tuesday, 2:00 pm

Seton Hill University: The Griffin Technology Advantage
Philip Komarny, Vice President for Information Technology, CIO, Seton Hill University
Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Seton Hill University

The Journey to Mobile Learning
John Hermes, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Oklahoma Christian University
John Hanlon, Manager of Technology Solutions and Innovation

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Track 7: Research  

sponsored by

Facilitated by Scott Perkins, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Abilene Christian University
Alumni Conference Room, Hunter Welcome Center

Monday, 9:45 am - Evaluating Campus-Wide and Program-Wide Initiatives

Seton Hill University: The Griffin Technology Advantage
Philip Komarny, Vice President for Information Technology, CIO, Seton Hill University
Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Seton Hill University

The Dilemma of Device: Three-year Review of A Campus-wide Implementation of Mobile Learning
Jimmy Young, Instructional Technologist, North Institute of Teaching and Learning, Oklahoma Christian University

Mobile Learning Research at ACU
Brad Crisp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Information Systems, ACU

Monday, 3:30 pm - Evaluating Mobility in the Classroom: Apps, Podcasts, Student Response Systems and More

Jurassic Prof: Surviving the Coming Faculty Extinction
Mark Phillips, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, ACU

Using Mobile Devices to Support Inquiry-Based Learning in Chemistry Laboratories
Cynthia Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, ACU

Effect of Student Response Systems on Student Achievement and Study Time
Autumn Sutherlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, ACU

Establishing Ubiquitous Learning: Building Upon Successful Mobile Technology Programs
Priya Nihalani, Chief Research Officer, GetYa Learn On, LLC and Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Using iPhones as a Testing Platform: Questions of Academic Integrity
Darryl Jinkerson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, ACU

Evaluating the Use of Mobile Technology in the Undergraduate and Graduate Classroom
Stephen Baldridge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, ACU

Tuesday, 8:30 am - Evaluating Digital Texts: What We Know and What We Need to Know

The Challenge of Using eTextbooks in Higher Education
Roger Von Holzen, Ed.D., Director of the Center for Information Technology in Education, Northwest Missouri State University 

An Evaluation of eTextbooks: Are Designers Listening to Researchers?
Michael Mayrath, Ph.D., President and CEO, GetYa Learn On, LLC

Textbooks v. eTextbooks: Do Students Trust One Over Another?
Alyssa Reinhardt, Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Studying Students' Annotation Strategies in the Digital Textbook
Robert McKelvain, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, ACU

Student Evaluation of Digital Texts: Pilots of Microeconomics and Marketing on the Inkling Platform
Scott Perkins, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, ACU

Tuesday, 10:00 am - Evaluating iPad Pilot Programs

The Modern Textbook for the Modern Student
Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Dean of the College of Business Administration, ACU

iPad as an Effective Technology for Taking an Online Program
Scott Hamm, D.Min., Online Instructional Designer, ACU

Enhancing Mobility and Productivity for MBA Students: The iPad as a Professional Tool
Patricia Burr, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair of International Business, University of the Incarnate Word
Marshall Eidson, Chief Information Officer, University of the Incarnate Word

Freed-Hardeman University's iPad Pilot (Summer 2010 & Fall 2010)
M. Monte Tatom, Ed.D., Director of the Quality Enhancement Program, Freed-Hardeman University

Tuesday, 2:00 pm - Social Media, Augmented Reality and Recent Advances in Mobile Learning

Can Augmented Reality Put the "Mobile" in Mobile Learning?
Kenny Jones, Associate Professor of Art, ACU

Reducing Discrepant Perceptions Between Home and School Use of Mobile Learning Technologies
Louise Duncan, eLearning Coordinator, Shepparton High School (Australia)

Putting Mobile Back in Mobile Learning
Mark van 't Hooft, Ph.D., Researcher and Technology Specialist, Kent State University

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The State of Mobile Learning
Students using iPhones in classroom discussion
So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is up for grabs. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students - but what does the future hold?
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