This panel will address the variety of credentialing pathways that are available and how design impacts these new learning models. Each of the panelists brings a different set of experiences to the table in this look at alternative pathways of learning in higher education today.
The panelists will provide insights into the current and future trends in learning pathways. Join us to learn more about the importance of design in these new and emerging models of higher education.
Participants will gain an understanding of the various emerging learning pathways that exist in higher education today.
Participants will consider how these emerging models impact the current paradigm in higher education.
Participants will understand the importance of design when it comes to implementing new learning models.
Whitney Kilgore, PhD (@whitneykilgore) is the chief academic officer at iDesign, which partners with universities to build, grow and support online and blended courses and program offerings. In this role she leads the learning design team which provides white globe concierge support to faculty as they transition to hybrid or online teaching. Whitney has provided support for senior leadership at over a hundred institutions globally as they develop policies and procedures in the support of new online programs. She previously served as Vice President of Academic Services Domestic and International for Academic Partnerships and before that as the director of academic technology services at the College of Southern Nevada.
Earlier this year, Whitney was the keynote speaker at the Innovations in Online Learning conference, served on a social learning panel in Mons, Belgium with Mike Sharples and Sian Bayne in 2015, and has been an invited speaker at the Online Learning Consortium conference.
Cali Morrison, Manager, Communications, has responsibility for WCET’s communications strategies and keeping our members connected to the cooperative. Cali holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University, a M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education from Montana State University, an online graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Western Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing an Education Doctorate (Ed.D) in Higher Education Administration . Prior to joining WCET, Cali worked at Montana State University in various positions for over seven years. Cali lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband, daughter and dogs, where she is active in the community, especially with the CAP mentoring and Girls for a Change programs.
Adam Croom is the Director of Digital Learning for the OU Center for Teaching Excellence and an instructor for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he teaches public relations print and web design courses. He leads a campus wide initiative to provide tools that propel open learning environments called OU Create, which brings domains and web infrastructure to all students, faculty, and staff. Adam holds a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University.
Alex Sarlin is a Teaching & Learning Specialist and Senior Instructional Designer at Coursera, where he works with instructional teams from 120 top universities and institutions to create online courses that serve over 14 million learners globally. Previously, he founded TripleJump, an edtech and gamification consultancy and served as the motivation and engagement specialist for Scholastic’s M180 and as senior producer for iRead, enterprise language learning software designed for Scholastic’s education technology group. He is a proud graduate of Teachers College, Columbia’s Instructional Design and Technology program and of Cornell University.