DXtera and OLC - Next Generation By Design Solution Development

Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1

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Brief Abstract

The Next Generation By Design (NGBD) Series is a growing international movement of innovators dedicated to deploying the next generation educational infrastructure to enable student success. This shared vision removes integration barriers and places a high value on the integrability of applications and systems to enable choice. This is an action-oriented session with participants involved in developing the Next Generation of solutions that remove the integration barriers limiting the delivery or analytics associated with online learning.  

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There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

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Taylor Kendal is an educator, writer, designer, improviser, community developer, techno-philosopher and the Chief Program Officer at Learning Economy. His work with the U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Library of Congress, MSU Denver, and CU Denver has led him to a lifelong love for education, innovation, design, and the cultivation of decentralized, future-focused networks. He holds an MA in Information Learning Technologies from CU Denver and has 20 years of experience in project/event management, digital/social strategy, instructional/LX design, culture-crafting, improvising, and systems-level hacking of post-secondary education. Taylor is currently focused on Web 3.0, digital ethics, bridging cultures of entrepreneurship and education, infusing agility and intellectual honesty into bureaucracy, learning from/traveling to distant lands (virtually and physically), exploring the future of education on blockchains, and occasionally writing to help make sense of it all. taykendesign.com | @taykendesign | taylor@learningeconomy.io
President and co-founder of DXtera Institute℠ Dale Allen is responsible for the expertise and strategic direction necessary to realize DXtera’s entrepreneurial vision of transforming higher education through digital solutions. A nationally recognized leader in post-secondary education policy and innovation, Allen brings over 25 years of experience in public and private higher education, systems office, and private industry. His successful record scaling educational innovations has led to more than $1 billion in shared investments to support policies, facilities and efforts aimed at significantly increasing student completion, improving the economic outcomes for individuals and their communities. He most recently served as the Special Assistant to the President for Innovation at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), leading the conceptualization and implementation of the education and workforce development components of two National Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (NMII): AIM Photonics and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). Previously, he served as Vice President for Community Engagement at QCC, where he oversaw the $20 million US Department of Labor TAACCCT funded Transformation Agenda. Dr. Allen also served as a Special Assistant to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, where he led policy development for college and career pathways, including the Commonwealth’s involvement with Complete College America and the Guided Pathways to Success in STEM careers initiative. Dr. Allen holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Springfield College and a doctorate in Public Policy from University of Massachusetts Boston.
Brenda M. Perea, Director of Educational and Workforce Strategies at Credly and works on large scale implementations. She also consults for MERLOT/SkillsCommons CalState-Long Beach and DXtera in technology projects and helps grow the educational technology community through outreach and engagement. Brenda brings nearly 20 years experience in the instructional technology-design field on projects spanning academia, corporate, government and military technology initiatives. Previously she was a Project Manager for Special Grant Projects at Colorado Community College System, where she designed and developed a system-wide digital badging credential system which entails building collaboration between a consortium of colleges and workforce to identify and target workforce skills not apparent in courses, certificates & degrees supported by interoperable technology. Brenda believes it is critical to use technology to ensure post-secondary education and career training is relevant for today’s workforce while using data to better inform students, administrators, faculty & employers. She works with the international Open Recognition Alliance and IMS Global to shape the national conversation on recognizing learning where it happens, industry and business engagement in post-secondary education and workforce credentialing.

Extended Abstract