|Malcolm Brown||Robert Shibley||Mark Greenfield||John F. Cabra|
|Joan Falkenberg Getman||Tom Baggs||Susan M. Zvacek|
Malcolm Brown, Director of EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Learning Environments: The New Learning Ecology
The learning environment is the 21st century model for how we learn and it represents a striking departure from the traditional, “one size fits all” transmission model. The learning environment concept has its roots in the psychology of how we learn and is very much in sync with the participatory culture associated with social networking technology. It has the potential to inform all aspects of how we conduct and support teaching and learning in higher education. This session will be an exploration of the learning environment concept, seeking to uncover the opportunities and challenges associated with moving to this new paradigm.
To help guide our conversation, here are a few questions for exploring the concept of learning environments:
1. In what ways does the concept of learning environments influence the way we deliver support for teaching and learning?
2. What is the relationship between an individual’s personal learning environment and the institutional learning environment?
3. Should we employ the notion of a personal teaching environment as well?
4. What influence do space and the IT “toolkit” play in the learning environment?
5. Which aspects of the learning environment are better delivered by centralized campus services, which via the cloud, and which via personal resources?
6. What influence—if any—do the DIY (do-it-yourself) trends play?
In addition to this keynote speech, Malcolm will also share the podium with fellow NMC advisory board member Joan Getman to describe the impact of emerging technologies as described in the 2010 Horizon Report. Malcolm and Joan have also both generously agreed to participate in CCUMC’s Leadership Interest Group discussion panel. This is a tremendous opportunity to meet and interact with influential advocates for the thoughtful integration of learning technologies to support higher education.
Learn more at: http://www.educause.edu/eli
Prior to assuming the position of director of the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students the applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum, and oversaw classroom technology. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the ELI eBooks, helping to plan focus sessions, and serving on the ELI Advisory Board. He has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies committee and is currently on the faculty of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He has been on the board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Medium Consortium. He served as the editor of the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review. Malcolm holds a pair of BA degrees from UC Santa Cruz; studied in Freiburg, Germany, on a pair of Fulbright scholarships; and has a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University. He has taught several academic courses on Nietzsche and maintains the Nietzsche Chronicle web site. He is a member of the Frye Institute class of 2002. He has given presentations recently at Iowa State, Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, Duke University, Long Island University, 2008 Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Bowdoin College, Coppin State, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, EDUCAUSE Live, and the ELI Fall Focus session.
Robert G. Shibley, Professor and University at Buffalo Campus Architect
UB 2020: The Learning Landscape
Integration of technology enabled learning spaces into a comprehensive strategic and master planning process is a critical need, and should never be treated as an afterthought. The UB comprehensive physical plan - projecting 40% student growth - is a massive, multi-year effort, where under Bob’s enthusiastic leadership, flexible and collaborative learning spaces were part of a “ground up” planning process to serve the entire campus community. He will describe how this process unfolded, the transparent and consensus-building manner used to leverage expertise at all levels across the University and broader region, and how this has resulted in strong support and partnerships that will enable students to maximize learning. Learn more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ub2020/plan/final_one_university.html
Robert Shibley, AIA, AICP currently served as the Senior Advisor to the President of the University at Buffalo for Campus Planning and Design. In this capacity he has framed and administered the development of the UB Comprehensive Physical Plan projecting 40% student growth (seven million additional gross square feet) to the campus facility inventory. The plan involves the integration of the University's academic health center with clinical and research facilities on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; a move of the majority of the professional degree programs to UB's South Campus, and the establishment of the College of Arts and Sciences as the core program of the North Campus, www.buffalo.edu/UB2020/plan. Professor Shibley came to the University at Buffalo (UB) in 1982 to chair the Department of Architecture, serving until 1990 when he founded The Urban Design Project (UDP), www.urbandesignproject.org. As Director of the UDP, in partnership with the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Place, Inc, Shibley led the development of the City's national award winning The Queen City Hub: A Regional Action Plan for Downtown Buffalo and its related implementation campaign (1999-2004). Working with David Carter International and the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, he was a primary author of the City of Buffalo's first comprehensive plan in over thirty years (adopted in February 2006).
Professor Shibley served for four years as a member of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council as a nominee of the Governor ratified by the State Senate. The code effort was part of a successful program to bring the International Building Code to bear on building practices in New York State. In 2007 Shibley was appointed as a Commissioner to the Erie Canalways National Heritage Corridor by the US Secretary of Interior based on a nomination by US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. He currently serves as both a Senior Fellow at UB's Regional Institute and as a Senior Advisor to the President at UB for Campus Planning and Design.
He is an author of ten books, including Urban Excellence, with Philip Langdon and Polly Welch (Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1990); Placemaking: The Art and Science of Building Communities, with Lynda Schneekloth (John Wiley and Sons: 1995), and the McGraw Hill compendium on the state of the art in urban design Time Savers Standards for Urban Design (2003) with Donald Watson and Alan Plattus. He has more than one hundred articles in scholarly journals and professional periodicals in addition to a dozen book chapters.
In 2004, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium presented the James Heacker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research to Professor Shibley. The lifetime achievement award was in recognition of his outstanding national contributions to advancing architecture and planning research. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and B. Arch. from the University of Oregon, as well as a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Catholic University of America.
Mark Greenfield, University at Buffalo Web Strategist and Consultant
The End of the Web as We Know It (and I feel fine)
Focusing his energy on the impact of emerging technologies and social media in higher education, Mark has been revising and delivering this very popular presentation to national audiences for several years. His research interests include emerging technologies, social media, the mobile web, the Millennial Generation and their use of technology, and the impact of globalization and technology on the academy. Mark is coming full-circle at this conference, having presented at CCUMC nearly two decades ago while supporting those “new fangled” instructional technology classrooms. Learn more at: http://www.markgr.com/presentations/its-the-end-of-the-web/
Mark Greenfield is a highly regarded, influential member of the higher education web community. He is an accomplished speaker who frequently presents at a wide range of higher education conferences and meetings where his thought provoking commentary on the impact of emerging technology on college campuses challenges audiences to rethink their basic assumptions about web communications.
Mark has worked at the University at Buffalo for over 20 years. He has been a full time web professional for the past 13 years, currently serving as Director, Office of Web Services. He began his career at UB as a supervisor for Instructional Technology Services where he played a significant role in integrating technology into the classroom. Mark has also served as a visiting instructor in UB’s former School of Informatics. His research interests include emerging technologies, social media, the mobile web, the Millennial Generation and their use of technology, and the impact of globalization and technology on the academy.
Mark is also an Associate Consultant with Noel-Levitz, a nationally recognized higher education consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning for enrollment and student success. Mark provides consulting services in the Web Strategy Services unit and helps colleges and universities fully utilize the web to reach their recruitment and retention goals.
He is also the owner of the uwebd social network http://cuwebd.ning.com/, a social network created for higher education web professionals to connect and collaborate; as well as strengthen relationships with peers across the globe.
Mark’s other professional interests include customer service and the application of the principles of total quality management in higher education. Mark has given several presentations both locally and nationally on how to incorporate Stephen Covey’s seven habits into customer service.
Born and raised in Hamburg New York, Mark currently resides in Clarence. His other interests include sports and music. An avid golfer and tennis player, he has retired from his favorite sport of lacrosse. He has held many coaching positions including lacrosse at Hamburg High School, The Nichols School, and Buffalo State College; and Girl’s Tennis at Hamburg High School. Mark coached the UB Men’s Lacrosse team for 11 years where he compiled a 170 - 45 record and led UB to national prominence on the college club lacrosse scene.
John F. Cabra, Asst. Professor, Int’l. Center for Studies in Creativity – Buffalo State College
The Opportunities and Challenges of Technology Driven Creative Collaborations
Evolving technology landscapes have opened exciting new possibilities to drive creative behavior, organizational creativity and innovation through computer-mediated interactions. Such opportunities are met with equal challenges that need to be addressed in order to harness the full potential of massively distributed creative collaborations. This presentation will elaborate the underlying trends that give rise to these opportunities, and challenges to what extent these trends will govern creativity and innovation in business, education, science and design in the next 10 to 30 years. Learn more at: http://www.buffalostate.edu/creativity/
The onset of the 21st century is marked by deep psychological and sociological transformations affecting every scale of human endeavor, ranging from individual to crowd behavior. Deep and central to these transformations is the penetration of digital communication and computer technology into modern day life. Above all, this new and evolving technological landscape has opened exciting new possibilities to drive creative behavior, organizational creativity and innovation through computer-mediated interactions. Such opportunities are met with equal challenges that need to be addressed in order to harness the full potential of massively distributed creative collaborations. This keynote will elaborate on the underlying trends that give rise to these opportunities and challenges and to the extent they will govern how creativity and innovation will emerge and manifest in areas of organizational life such as business, education, science and design in the next 10 to 30 years.
John is an Assistant Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. He was a former operations manager for American Airlines in Buffalo, New York. He has also held internal consulting positions for American Airlines in the fields of training and development, employee relations, and organizational development for its Miami, Caribbean, and Latin America division. Before joining American, John was a bilingual training and organizational development specialist for Fisher-Price Toys. As an external consultant, John designed and presented programs on leadership and creativity for organizations such as IBM, Cadbury Schweppes, DDI, Kraft Foods, United Airlines, ConAgra Foods, Greatbatch, The Consortium of College and University Media Centers, Chilean Travel and Tourism Association, Boehringer Maanheim, Quaker Oats, University of Rochester, Hyatt Aruba, Transitions Optical, and El Dorado Bogotá International Airport Authority. John has presented his work in 22 countries.
John’s research interests are organizational creativity, perceptions of creativity across cultures and the efficacy of 3D virtual platforms in the classroom. He has published articles in U.S. and Latin American business journals. He serves as an editorial board member of Creatividad y Sociedad, a creativity journal published at the University of Barcelona, Spain. John holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Manchester, England, and a M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College.
Joan Falkenberg Getman, Senior Strategist for Learning Technologies, Cornell University
Technology and Education – What’s on the Horizon?
Each year, the Horizon Report, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) examines the near, mid, and far horizons for technology and trends, and what it means for education. The Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, and creative expression. This interactive presentation is an opportunity to join a discussion with two chief collaborators on the Horizon Reports (Malcolm Brown will be joining Joan for this presentation), with a focus on the most recent 2010 edition, and to explore the intersection of CCUMC’s emerging technology “breakfast sessions” and past Horizon Report trend analysis. Learn more at: http://www.nmc.org/publications/2010-horizon-report
Joan Getman is Senior Strategist for Learning Technologies at Cornell University. Her goal is alignment of services with best practices, and current and emerging technologies. She does strategic planning for pilots, communicates evaluation findings and project outcomes, makes recommendations for improving and adding faculty services, cultivates partnerships across CIT and campus that leverage activities with similar goals and diverse sponsors, and facilitates faculty discussion of innovations in teaching with technology. Joan is very active in EDUCAUSE, having served on numerous program committees and has served as faculty the EDUCAUSE Management Institute. She has served as Chair of the New Media Consortium Board of Directors and currently teaches at the CAUDIT Management Institute in Australia. Joan has a B.A. in Film and Psychology and an M.S. in Communication and Instructional Design.
With over 25 years of professional experience in the AV & television industries, Tom has capitalized on changes in technology throughout his career. A University of Cincinnati graduate, he began his professional career as production manager at a television station and later as a founding partner for a commercial AV integration firm specializing in staging events as well as installing and developing image transmission and data projection systems.
Tom served in engineering and project management for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for 11 years, overseeing classroom constructions for a widely distributed south Texas medical school campus with remote sites linked via video conferencing and web based technologies.
Tom came to Crestron 6 years ago as the A+ Partner representative for the Southeast US and was responsible for educating colleges and universities about Crestron technologies. Currently he calls on schools and consultants in Florida and the Carribean. Tom helped develop the Crestron Owners Group, an A+ non-profit membership organization, and currently serves as a board member. Tom is an artist and art book publisher, and is passionate about changes in the digital landscape.
Susan M. Zvacek is the Director of Instructional Development and Support at the University of Kansas, coordinating instructional design and development consultation, overseeing classroom technology support, and offering seminars and workshops related to instructional technology. She has worked internationally as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Prague, Czech Republic, and given presentations at conferences in Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Cyprus, as well as throughout the US. Dr. Zvacek earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University and has held professional positions at the University of Northern Colorado, Old Dominion University (Virginia), and Nova Southeastern University (Florida) prior to her appointment at KU. Her scholarly work has been primarily in the field of educational technology, specifically in distance education, faculty development, and the assessment of learning using online tools. She is joint author of a popular textbook, Teaching and Learning at a Distance (now in its fourth edition) and Blackboard for Dummies.