Understanding Your EdTech Ecosystem

Concurrent Session 9

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Do you know what edtech tools are being used at your institution?  Are they compliant?  Are they supported?  Are the faculty happy with the software procurement process?  Come learn why the University of Virginia (UVA) is implementing the LEARN platform and what we hope to gain.


Director of Online Learning Programs at U.Va. She is responsible for managing production for U.Va.'s partnership with Coursera. Her graduate work was done at Stanford University in Learning, Design and Technology. She also holds a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. For the past seventeen years, she has been successfully delivering enterprise technology projects for various companies including Walt Disney, Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Intuit. She joined U.Va. in 2011 to lead the LSP community, a community for computing professionals at U.Va.

Extended Abstract

What edtech tools are being used at your institution?  Are they accessible? Supported? Did you get the best price for them?  Do the faculty feel supported and satisfied with the software procrement process?  During this session, we will discuss how the University of Virginia (UVA) evaluated the use and impact of educational technologies across the institution over the past three years resulting in the implementation of the LEARN platform. Initially, surveys were conducted with wide variance in response rates and discussions were facilitated on how to improve the software licensing process. The Teaching and Learning with Technologies Committee (TLT) recommendation was to purchase the LEARN platform. The LEARN platform acts as a marketplace similar to Amazon where faculty and staff can discover, research and evaluate educational technology tools.  This session will review the TLT committee, the surveys administered, highlights from the recommendation and initial conclusions from the LEARN platform implementation at UVA.  This will be a fun session where we discuss with participants how they might have similar committees, problems, and solutions at their institution and we compare what has worked with one another.