DET/CHE 312016 Annual Conference Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Los Angeles, CA

DET/CHE 2016 Keynote Speakers

Kyle Bowen photoKyle Bowen

Nov. 29, 5:00-6:00 pm

Kyle Bowen is director of education technology services at Penn State University, where he leads university efforts for effective uses of technology for teaching and learning. Kyle oversees a portfolio of services including instructional design, faculty research support, learning spaces, digital media development, and the exploration of emerging technologies. Formerly the director of informatics at Purdue University, he shaped and led the university’s strategy to advance student success through new and innovative technologies. A relentless pursuer of technologies that hack the classroom, Kyle is also an author, entrepreneur, and frequent speaker on the role of technology in advancing education. He has co-authored and edited more than 20 books in the areas of web design, development and usability - and his work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, TIME, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Adam Finkelstein photoAdam Finkelstein

Nov. 30, 9:00-10:00 am

Adam Finkelstein is currently an Educational Developer at Teaching and Learning Services at McGill University where he develops educational university-wide initiatives to improve teaching and learning. In his tenure at McGill, he has managed a team of instructional designers and multimedia programmers. He has developed many different types of award winning technology-enhanced teaching and learning projects for McGill including multimedia CD-ROMs, learning objects, simulations, and other on-line environments – including previous implementations of McGill’s learning management systems. His area of research interest includes the interrelationship of teaching and learning in physical (classroom, teaching and simulation labs) and virtual (online learning) environments. He has also been very much involved in the implementation of technology in education and instructional/learning design for on-line and face-to-face learning.

Allison Dulin Salisbury photoAllison Dulin Salisbury

Dec. 1, 8:00-8:45 pm

Allison is Director of Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge, where she leads the Higher Ed vertical of EdSurge. Her informing question: how might we creatively respond to the evolving -- and increasingly differentiated -- needs of modern learners? Previously, she directed special projects for the President at Davidson College. Among her projects, Allison developed a unique framework for testing new digital learning tools, which included facilitating large scale organizational change, leading Davidson’s partnership with edX and product managing multiple MOOCs. She also founded Davidson's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program, a model higher-ed program for teaching students design thinking and innovation first-hand. Allison started her career as a social justice educator designing experiential learning programs for undergraduates in the U.S. South and rural Thailand. When not at EdSurge, Allison is outside exploring the natural splendor of the Mountain West by bike and foot.