Town Hall: Leadership and Institutional Strategies

Concurrent Session 7
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Brief Abstract

Learn about the current state of this track's topics, and get a glimpse into the future as well. The Accelerate Track Chairs and Best in Session presenters will share a snapshot of this year’s presentations in each track – the topics, the key words, the industries, and other trending details. Presenters will also guide a collaboration with our face-to-face and online participants to identify new areas needing exploration, examine growing challenges, and begin to investigate new topics waiting just around the corner to be explored.


Sherri Restauri, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director of the Coastal Office of Online Learning, Coastal Carolina University Sherri currently serves as the Senior Executive Director of the Coastal Office of Online Learning at Coastal Carolina University. She is an Associated Faculty with the Psychology Department at CCU, and specializes in teaching senior-level classes in lifespan psychology, such as Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Gerontology. Sherri has served in academia within the field of online learning for over 20 years in the role of instructional designer, LMS administrator, faculty, and over the last decade plus as a university-level administrator. In addition to her work with Coastal, Sherri also serves the MERLOT organization as the Editor of the Professional Coaching board, as well as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for the Psychology MERLOT board. Her research focuses on methods for improving student success in the academic environment, to include all modalities of learning (online, face-to-face, hybrid, flipped, etc.). She has worked as a consultant for a number of organizations to support the development of online learning initiatives.

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Jason’s role is to help drive ongoing training efforts with new and existing customers while growing adoption on campuses. Jason has spent the last 15+ years working at Alfred State College and most recently at Coastal Carolina University, managing audio/visual, capture, faculty education, and adoption of Echo360 and other instructional technologies within the university setting. Jason’s experience with Echo360 and his instructional technology background provide a unique set of skills that allows for him to communicate efficiently on a multitude of levels. Jason’s ability to interact with faculty as an instructional technologist, while having strong product knowledge, allows him to meet needs immediately.

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