Virtually Connecting will be on site at the EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference October 28-30 in Indianapolis Indiana. EDUCAUSE is like the Big Carnival for technology in higher education in North America, and there is a lot going on at the conference.
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier higher education IT event, offering an engaging and informative program, formal and informal opportunities to build your professional network, and allows you to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the world.
Take part in content-rich sessions as an individual, or attend as a team. Participate either in-person in Indianapolis, or virtually right from your own institution. However you participate, EDUCAUSE 2015 will create a dynamic environment to share future directions, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, and solutions to community-wide issues.
You can follow the conference on twitter with hashtag #edu15. We can’t cover it all but will try to bring you some bits each day from the floor, in the hallways, (we cannot bust into the CIO lounge) — finding people to give our virtual connected buddies a sense about what is going on at the conference.
Alan Levine (@cogdog) and Autumm Caines (@autumm) will be onsite at the conference. We doubt we will be allowed into the vendor hall but we have plans to bring hallway conversations with Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander), Kristen Esleman @kreshleman), Amy Collier (@amcollier), and Michael Berman (@amichaelberman).
Confirmed so far as Virtual Buddies are Joe Murphy (@joefromkenyon), Mandy Honeyman (@edtechsinfo), and Lisa Hammershaimb (@merryspaniel) – but there is room for many more (that’s you, c’mom a full google hangout row of virtual buddies are what makes these work well)
To participate please tweet to us @VConnecting or leave a comment below. To watch you can just use the embedded videos below at the time of the session.
Here are the times – all in EDT (the local conference time)
Vconnecting with Bryan Alexander
Alan will connect edtech futurist Bryan Alexander with virtual buddy Joe Murphy and YOU at 1:00pm EDT on Wednesday October 28 (check your local time). Bryan is an expert on emerging technologies –if you are not already a subscriber, sign up for his Future Trends in Technology and Education newsletter — and also author of The New Digital Storytelling (and working on a second edition). At EDUCAUSE 2015 Bryan is a seminar on Building an Emerging Technology and Futures Capacity in Your Organization and a presentation on Looking Ahead to 2026: Trends in Technology and Education.
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Vconnecting with Amy Collier and Kristen Eshelhman
Autumm will connect Amy Collier, newly a Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, and Kristen Eshelhman, Director of Digital Learning Research & Design at Davidson College, with virtual buddy Mandy Honeyman and YOU on Thursday October 29th at 10am EDT (check your local time). Amy writes about concepts such as not-yetness on her blog at https://redpincushion.me and will be presenting at the conference on what the campus-based higher ed experience of tomorrow might look like. Kristen Eshlmen loves liminal spaces at http://kristeneshleman.com/ where she explores the intersections of technology, mindfullness, digital scholarship, culture, and much more. She is presenting at the conference on MOOCs in small colleges.
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Vconnecting with Michael Berman
And Autumm will also connect Michael Berman, VP for Technology & Communication at Cal State Channel Islands, with virtual buddy Lisa Hammershaimb and YOU on Friday October 30th at 8:50am EDT (check for local time). Michael just “gets” VConnecting and has was a part of our movement early one. It is great to welcome him back. For a guy who smiles a lot, he blogs as The Edtech Curmudgeon. He is on the agenda three times — a seminar Weaving a Tale So Others Will Listen: Technical to Fantastical, plus sessions on Comprehensive Security for Modern Education and The CIO as Chief Innovation Officer: Tips for Leading Change