Learn More From Upcoming Emerging Technology Plenary Speaker Dr. Gardner Campbell

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The OLC is excited to have Dr. Gardner Campbell provide a plenary presentation address at the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), which will be held in Dallas, TX on April 22-24, 2015. On Tuesday, January 20th at 2pm ET, Gardner will join us in a Google Hangout to give a preview of his presentation and provide ideas on how to prepare before arriving in Dallas.

Dr. Campbell will be speaking about Thought Vectors in Concept Space. He will be focusing on the impact of collaborative knowledge work in cyberspace and the potential impact for higher education and the future of online learning.

You are invited to join the Google Hangout. Find out more information and view the Google Hangout here.

Gardner Campbell
Gardner Campbell

Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)

Dr. Gardner Campbell is Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, and an Associate Professor of English, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to VCU, Gardner was Senior Director for Networked Innovation in the Division of Technology-Enhanced Learning & Online Strategies (TLOS) at Virginia Tech, where he also served as an Associate Professor 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. 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) and was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008. From 2009-2012, Gardner was on the Board of Directors of the New Media Consortium (Vice-Chair, 2010-2011, Chair 2011-2012). He has served on numerous advisory boards and editorial boards.

A highly sought-after speaker and writer, Gardner 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 the AMICAL conference at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), TEDx Sagrado Corazon (Puerto Rico), the annual meeting of the Directors of Educational Technology for the California Higher Education system (DET/CHE), the University of Santa Clara, Carleton College, Open Education 2012, Union College, Boston College, SUNY-Buffalo, and many others in the US as well as Canada and Sweden. His latest publication is an essay on “Temptation” in the Cambridge Companion to Milton’s Paradise Lost. Other recent publications include an essay in Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press), and essays on teaching and learning technologies in EDUCAUSE Review and Change. You can read Gardner’s blog, “Gardner Writes,” at http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1.



Director, OLC  Institute
Director, OLC Institute

Sandra Coswatte has worked in higher education over 15 years and currently serves as the Director of the OLC Institute. She has worked with OLC (formerly the Sloan Consortium) since 2008 in a variety of positions such as workshop facilitation, mentoring, instructional design, production, and social networking.

Former work experience was gained at West Virginia University, Lesley University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bay State College, American Public University System, University of Phoenix and Urban College of Boston.

Sandra has created, developed, and facilitated online orientation programs and facilitates courses in psychology and critical thinking.

Sandra has earned a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Community Agency Counseling from California University of PA as well as a M.A. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from West Virginia University. She is a 2014 alumnus of the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning program.

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