The Digital Backpack: Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

The Digital Backpack:  Next Generation Digital Learning Management Systems

Weather Update –  To respond to questions regarding the weather forecast for this week - Wednesday’s workshops will be held as planned.  See you there.

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer: Kim Round of Saint Anselm College,  Malcolm Brown of EDUCAUSE & MIchael Goudzwaard of Dartmouth College

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $145
Non-Member: $290
Your fee includes unlimited am and pm break and lunch.

Event Overview
This session will explore the future of learning management systems and the role of new models, such as open learning networks and personal learning environments. As many institutions strategize their learning management system roadmap and opportunities present themselves through integrating cloud-based technologies, we will explore potential solutions and envision the future.

Presenters will focus on innovations currently being pursued in the learning management space. In addition, learning management system researchers will share their findings.

Session Outcomes :
-  Explore next generation models, such as the open learning network and personal learning environments
-  Synthesize gaps in current LMSs versus pedagogical needs
-  Explore tools learners are currently choosing to augment typical learning management system functionality

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