Facing the Future of Technology and Learning

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

In the last decade, innovations like adaptive learning, smartphones, learning analytics, OER, and MOOCs have been chipping away at the corners of traditional education. Then came COVID-19, causing a rapid acceleration of the adoption of these kinds of technology and new pedagogies in under a month. The next wave of disruption to higher ed will not come from more technology to incorporate into teaching, but will be caused by the existence of advanced technology in the workforce. The existence of technology like AI will force us to alter the content we teach, how we assess, and how we design programs, modalities, and curriculum in order to stay relevant as educational institutions.  

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Dr. Andersen has been working in Higher Education for the last 20 years. She is a professor (math and business), a software designer, a writer, a speaker, and the CEO of Coursetune. Over her career she launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms for McGraw-Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.

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