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Back from CIT in Geneseo

I’ve just gone to SUNY Geneseo for the annual Conference on Instruction and Technology.  Last year I went as a featured presenter, but this year I went just to take in the conference and visit the campus. The theme for the event this year was: Rising to Meet Our Challenges: Preparing for Global Success and the tracks supporting this subject were:

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • 21st Century Learning Environments
  • The Open Educator
  • Access, Completion, and Success
  • Keeping the Lights On: Infrastructure & Support

I find it humorous that one of the most significant discussions I had while there was with another member of the SBU community (and TEDxSBU community) Anurag Purwar.  I think we had some interesting ideas for projects that we may be able to develop further together that will be really inspirational.  Look for more to come!

Also, I was able to connect with many SUNY individuals and some of the other campuses that are currently working on MOOCs. Networking definitely reigns supreme at CIT for me.

The keynote speaker Dr. Mark Milliron (Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning), was entertaining and informative. Amazing advising apps for students and campuses.

Stony Brook’s 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium & Educational Technologies Expo

7th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium
& Educational Technologies Expo
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 8:30am to 3:00pm
Student Activities Center, Ballroom A
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander

Featuring keynote speaker Bryan Alexander

Dr. Alexander is an educational technology futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher,
working in the field of how technology transforms education.

He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997.

Registration cost is $15 for Stony Brook attendees and $30 for non-SBU attendees

Agenda Friday, April 17, 2015
All events will be in the Student Activities Center

Time Session Room
8:30-9:30 Registration / Vendor Expo SAC Y Lobby /Ballroom A
9:30-10:30 Keynote: Bryan Alexander SAC Auditorium
10:30-11:00 Vendor Expo SAC Ballroom A
11:00-11:30 Breakout Session I SAC Rooms 302, 303, 304, 305
11:45-12:15 Breakout Session II SAC Rooms 302, 303, 304, 305
12:15-1:30 Lunch / Vendor Expo SAC Ballroom A
1:45-2:15 Breakout Session III SAC Rooms 302, 303, 304, 305
2:30-3:00 Breakout Session IV SAC Rooms 302, 303, 304, 305
3:00 Vendor Expo Ends SAC Ballroom A

Start Date

Friday, April 17, 2015 – 8:30am
End Date

Friday, April 17, 2015 – 3:00pm

Coursera Partner’s Conference

Dr. Meg Schedel is over in London presenting for Stony Brook University at the Coursera Partner’s Conference.

Meg's selfie at our poster.
Meg’s selfie at our poster.

31 March – 1 April, 2014   |   London, England
Co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the University of London

The second annual Coursera Partners’ Conference brings together university officials, faculty members, instructional designers, program managers, technology specialists, and teaching support staff from across our partner organizations for two days of lively discussion about MOOCs, online and blended pedagogy, and emerging trends in higher education. It is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the Coursera community to learn from each other and share their experiences in designing, creating, and delivering MOOCs, and to discuss the rapidly transforming landscape in higher education.


TEDActive 2014 “The Next Chapter”

As the principal license holder for TEDxSBU, I had to attend a full blown TED event in order to raise our attendee and sponsorship caps at our own event. So – I went to TEDActive in Canada. TEDActive is kind of like a regular TED conference wrapped in a makerish package — but more than anything else, it’s a younger and far more of a social crowd. I, myself, am not all that terribly social – so that part was largely lost on me.  (Plus, I’m getting older – but let’s not go there.) Also, I’m not looking to network to find a new job and some of that was happening as well.

However, I did benefit from Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman being lured to the satellite location based on the promise of it being more fun – so WIN!



Some other things that I learned about TED…  one never goes to TED.com and then searches for a talk about juggling or magic tricks (at least I can’t imagine many people doing this sort of thing, without also picturing them piling out on mass from a VW bug while wearing funny shoes).  BUT IF YOU WERE TO DO SO…  you would find many talks, including some from these fellows who have been invited to TED 6 times now:


There were however the standard talks of “ideas worth spreading” and I certainly enjoyed those.  Some of them have been released into the wild now including:




I’ll post more of my favorites as they are released.

SLN SOL Summit 2014

Margaret Schedel, Alexandra Pickett, Jennifer L. Adams

Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Dr. Frank Mayadas
J.L. Adams
Dr. Margaret Schedel, Lisa Stevens, Jennifer L. Adams
Nancy Wozniak, Linda Unger, Jennifer Jaiswal
Carey Hatch et.al.
J.L.A., Lisa Stevens, Margaret Schedel
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Alexandra Pickett, J.L.A., Margaret Schedel
Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher

full flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/74869634@N08/tags/slnsolsummit2014/show
Video Recordings: http://slnsolsummit2014.edublogs.org/mediasite/ and http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrSUIV-q1uFVD7Zg1Gn7Nfm55KPWPU3AZ

Meetup in the City! SLN SOLsummit 2014

I’ll be presenting along with Meg Schedel at the SLN SOLsummit as an invited speaker.  We’ll be talking about the MOOC “Introduction to Computational Arts”, which was the first official SUNY MOOC.

February 26-28, 2014 . SUNY Global Center .  NY, NY .

The SLN SOLSummit, sponsored by the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), is an annual SUNY-wide conference specifically for online instructional designers, directors of online learning, and those interested in online learning environment support, services, and best practices.

The first Summit was held in 1998 as an annual face to face meeting of the SLN faculty developmentand instructional design team and the online campus-based SUNY instructional designers (also known at that time as MIDs) whose campuses participated in the SLN program.

Today, the SLN SOLSummit is open to anyone regardless of their CMS, SUNY, or SLN affiliation.

Click on the general info link on the left for Summit posts. Check http://twitter.com/slnsolsummitfor Summit news, status, and updates.


The SLN SOLsummit has a 3-day agenda.

Day 1 (2.26.14)
Open to all regardless of affiliation with SLN or SUNY.

Day 2 (2.27.14)
Open to all regardless of affiliation with SLN or SUNY.

Day 3 (2.28.14) Special Event: Networking with NUTN
Open to all regardless of SUNY or SLN/CPD affiliation.  Enthusiastic participation from SLN, CPD, and DOODLE members is invited.