One hundred and fifty CCV staff gathered for a day of staff development at CCV-Montpelier on September 28, 2012. Keynote speaker Malcolm Brown opened the day with “Changing our Game: Toward a New Ecology of Learning,” providing an overview of higher education trends and the disruptive change new technology brings.
E-textbooks, e-Libraries, mobile technology (smart phones, ipads), MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses), hybrid courses: technology is rapidly shaping how we teach and learn. How is CCV positioning itself in this new landscape, and what opportunities do these new challenges bring?
Breakout sessions included:
- Promise and Challenge of Open Education Resources
- Enhanced Learning with E- Textbooks
- The Portal and You
- Advanced Colleague
- eTutoring: Anytime, Anywhere Academic Support
- How can PIE help you Support Students?
- Using Social Media for Professional Development
- CCV’s Connected Students: Results of the Educause Student IT Survey
- Moodle Magic: Interactive Learning beyond the Classroom
Each year at staff development day President Joyce Judy recognizes staff with five or more years of service. Noting that the success of CCV’s work is built around relationships, she honored 33 staff members this year. Five were recognized for 20 and 25 years of service: Maria Calamia, Audrey McGuire, and Jeannie Jenkins (20 years) received an engraved pewter bowl; Penne Ciaraldi and Megan Jennings Tucker (25 years) received an engraved cross pen.
Malcolm Brown has been the director of EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives since 2009; has served as chair of the board of directors of the New Media Consortium; and was director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. He received two BA degrees from UC Santa Cruz, studied in Freiburg, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, and has a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University.