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Podcast: The Digital Preservation Network
Speaker: James L. Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia
This session will address the progress occurring in launching the Digital Preservation Network. With more than 50 institutional members, DPN builds on the higher education community's current preservation efforts by creating a federated preservation network, owned by and for the academy, which will provide secure digital archiving of the scholarly and cultural record. At the heart of DPN is a commitment to replicate the data and metadata of research and scholarship across diverse software architectures, organizational structures, geographic regions, and political environments. Replication diversity, combined with succession rights management, will ensure that future generations have access to today's discoveries and insights.
Podcast: The "New Normal" and the Need for Adaptation in Higher Education
Speaker: Kimberly Tuby, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody's
The "New Normal" and the Need for Adaptation in Higher Education This session will focus on some of the new realities facing management teams and boards of U.S. colleges and universities. These challenges include slowed revenue growth, continued evolution of educational delivery formats, growing demand for organization transparency, and increased need for operating efficiency and partnerships.
Podcast: Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Success
Speaker: Tristan Denley, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Austin Peay State University
As provost of a regional university, Tristan Denley has pioneered a wide variety of initiatives to improve college completion and students' academic success. These ideas stretch from institutional transformation and course redesign in a variety of disciplines, to the role of predictive analytics and data mining in higher education. His most recent work has created a course recommendation system that successfully pairs current students with the courses that best fit their talents and program of study for upcoming semesters. This system, which combines hundreds of thousands of past students' grades with each student's transcript to make individualized recommendations for current students, was an award winner at this year's IMS Global Learning Impact Awards.
Podcast: Disrupting College
Speaker: Michael B. Horn, Education Executive Director, Innosight Institute
In his remarks, Michael Horn will discuss how disruptive innovations—known more broadly as online learning—are emerging with the promise to make postsecondary education more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality to students across the world. He will analyze what these trends may mean for the future of higher education and a variety of institutions, as well as how they may shift the policy landscape.
Podcast: Blueprint for Change in an Era of Rapid Reinvention
Nations face an educational imperative: Educate more people, better, faster, and with higher quality. But a single model will not suffice. Education is a complex, adaptive system involving learners, faculty, families, employers, and institutions. Value is created—and co-created—based on aspirations, motivations, and preparation. In an era of rapid reinvention, how does higher education reset its expectations, design itself around the learner, and renew its commitment to using information technology well and wisely? This session will explore changes in learners, institutions, and employers.
Podcast: Student Success at Scale: What Have We Learned from Applying Technology to Persistent Challenges?
Speaker: Josh Jarrett, Deputy Director, Education, Postsecondary Success,Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Multiple efforts are under way to leverage technology to improve student success, including initiatives in online courseware, adaptive learning, social media, and learning analytics. What have we learned from these pioneering efforts? What is working for students and institutions, and where are emerging solutions overhyped? In this session, we will share the latest findings from multiple efforts to improve student engagement, learning, retention, and degree completion. We'll try to make sense of a rapidly evolving ecosystem and share some humble predictions for the future.
ERO Podcast Conversation: Online Education
In this podcast, three directors of online education programs talk about designing for online courses and their efforts toward quality and retention.
This conversation includes:
- Kenneth Hartman, President of Drexel University Online, Drexel University
- Robert Wyatt, Director of Distance Learning, Western Kentucky University
- Ann Taylor, Director, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
ERO Podcast: Roger Bruszewski on Budgeting for Higher Education - Part Two
Roger Bruszewski is vice president for finance and administration at Millersville University. In this podcast, part two of two, he talks about the budgetary implications of technology, including e-textbooks, and the cloud.
ERO Podcast: Roger Bruszewski on Budgeting for Higher Education - Part One
Roger Bruszewski is vice president for finance and administration at Millersville University. In this podcast, part one of two, he talks about building a budget, what costs he can and cannot control, and planning for the future. You can also hear part two of this interview.