EDU-Hacking: Using the Tools and Tactics We Have to Address Our Challenges

7:30am – 9:00am   Registration and Coffee

9:00am – 9:15am   Introductions
Speaker: Lance Eaton, Instructional Designer, Brandeis University

9:15am – 9:45am   Strategies for EDU-Hacking
Speakers:  
Danielle Leek, Director of Academic Innovation & Distance Education, Bunker Hill Community College 
Peter Shea,  Instructional Designer, Teacher, Editor and Writer, Middlesex Community College - MA

Participants will be introduced to different ways and approaches to address (albeit not necessarily fix) challenges they encounter with education and technology.  

9:45am - 10:15am   The EDU-Hacking Toolkit
Speakers: 
Jason Jones,  Director of Educational Technology, Trinity College

This session will present a host of tools and resources that participants can call upon, use, and adapt for their own environments to help improve their educational technological problems.  

10:15am – 11:00am   Presenter’s Showcase (includes break)
Speakers:  
Carol Damm, Instructional Designer/Project Lead/Instructor, Brandeis University
Apostolos Koutropoulos, Program Manager/Faculty Member, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Presenters will provide a short case-study in how they found or constructed a hack to help address a challenge on campus.

11:00am – 12:00pm   EDU-Hacking in Groups
Participants will be put into groups and given a set of challenges that they will work together in order to come up with solutions and hacks.

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm   EDU-Hacking in Groups (continued)
Participants will be put into groups and given a set of challenges that they will work together in order to come up with solutions and hacks.

1:30pm – 2:30pm   Attendee Showcase
Participants will present their solutions to the group so that everyone can benefit from the different problem-solving approaches.

2:30pm - 3:00pm   Wrap-up 
Speaker: Lance Eaton, Instructional Designer, Brandeis University

End   3:00pm