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Video: Analytics Examined


Clifford Lynch is executive director for the Coalition for Networked Information. Gardner Campbell is director for professional development and innovative initiatives at Virginia Tech. In this video, both share thoughts on using analytics. A podcast of this video is also available.

Clifford Lynch

Clifford Lynch has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. He currently chairs Section T on Information, Computing, and Communication of AAAS and serves on the National Academies' committee on digital archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration.


W. Gardner Campbell

W. Gardner Campbell is Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of English in the Department of English. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Gardner was founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, as well as Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning in the Honors College. Before coming to Baylor, he was Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where from 2003-2006 he also served as Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. He has been involved in teaching and learning technologies for nearly two decades, including work at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond, where in the fall of 2006 he was Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Gardner received his B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on program committees for both EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. From 2009-2012, Gardner was on the Board of Directors of the New Media Consortium (Vice-Chair, 2010-2011, Chair 2011-2012). A member of the ELI Advisory Board from 2007-2011, Gardner currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and the Journal of Information Fluency.

Gardner is a life member of the Milton Society of America (Executive Committee, 2004-2007). He was secretary of the Literature/Film Association in 2006, and for six years served as a contributing editor for Literature/Film Quarterly. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on Renaissance literature, film, and teaching and learning technologies. Recent presentations include keynote or plenary presentations at E-Learn 2012, SUNY-Buffalo, Youngstown State University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY-Stony Brook Health Sciences, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Tulane University, CU-Boulder, the University of Oregon, the University of South Carolina, the University of Wyoming, the Skelleftea campus of Umea University (Sweden), E-Learn 2010 (AACE), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, the Biology Leadership Conference, the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland, James Madison University, SUNY-Oswego, and the SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies, a webinar on teaching and learning with Web 2.0 for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, and faculty/staff development workshops at the University of Central Florida, the University of British Columbia and SUNY-Cortland. Recent publications include articles on Milton’s prose (MLA Press), Orson Welles (Literature/Film Quarterly), separate essays on personal cyberinfrastructures, faculty development, and podcasting (EDUCAUSE Review), and information technologies in higher education (Change). You can read Gardner’s blog, “Gardner Writes,” at http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1.


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