Alternative Learning Providers
in Higher Education
A NUTN Colloquium Event

  

September 27 - 28, 2017

The NUTN Colloquium on Alternative Learning in Higher Education, in partnership with Quality Matters, presents an opportunity to learn about the landscape and trends in alternative learning, the potential benefits to learners and the stakeholders with interest in such, considerations about quality and how it is measured in alternative learning. This should also present a forum for discussion about the current state of adoption and use of alternative learning in higher education and end with a vision for a future for education where form, function and provider are aligned in a way that best services the learner.

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Agenda

  Wed., Sept. 27 and Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017

Wednesday Afternoon, September 27th

Welcome & Open

Speakers:
Dr. Deb Adair

Executive Director of Quality Matters

Dr. Justin Louder

Associate Vice Provost of Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Opening: Surveying the Landscape

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. MJ Bishop

Director,
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation,
University System of Maryland

Networking Break

Panel: Understanding the Alternative Learning Agenda

Speakers:
Dr. MJ Bishop

Director,
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation,
University System of Maryland

Burck Smith

CEO of Straighterline


The benefits to students and where key stakeholders stand on the promise of alternative learning. Discuss the potential benefits and the different agendas and pre-identified respondents in the audience probe with additional questions.

Day One Wrap Up / Adjourn

Dinner on your own.
Thursday Morning, September 28th

Breakfast

Panel: Making Sense of Alternative Credentials

Speakers:
Joellen Shendy

Associate Vice-Provost and Registrar,
University of Maryland University College

Dr. Paul L. Gaston III

Chair of the Quality Assurance Advisory Group for Credential Engine

Dr. Scott Campbell

Vice President for HIgher Education,
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Dr. Deborah Everhart

Vice President of Design and Innovation
Learning Objects
A Division of Cengage Learning


What’s happening now and what are the challenges to a growing use of alternative learning in higher education.

A flipped panel. Audience works at tables to identify ways, and the extent to which, their institutions are integrating alternative learning for their students (prior learning, credit recommendation, partnerships with providers, etc).

Networking Break

Panel: What Does Quality Look Like?

Facilitator:
Dr. Cristi Ford

Associate Vice Provost,
Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success,
University of Maryland University College

Speakers:
Dr. Deb Adair

Executive Director of Quality Matters

Paul Walsh

USMx Program Director,
University System of Maryland

Dr. Leah Matthews

Executive Director,
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)


How do we best serve the interests of learners, particularly our higher education students, in assuring the quality of alternative learning experiences?

Lunch/Closing Panel: Visioning the Future of Alternative Learning

Speakers:
Dr. MJ Bishop

Director,
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation,
University System of Maryland

Burck Smith

CEO of Straighterline


(Wrap Up & Adjourn at the end of this session)

Register to Attend
NUTN Colloquium: Alternative Learning Providers in Higher Education

The "NUTN Colloquium" follows immediately after the “ QM Connect Conference” being held September 24th through the 27th in Fort Worth, TX. You may choose to attend both of these events, but to register and attend the NUTN Colloquium only, beginning on the afternoon of Wednesday the 27th, enter “NUTN” in the Special Access Code box of the registration page. Sample image.



The process should be fairly easy to follow after that. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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NUTN Colloquium

Member

(Member of NUTN and/or Quality Matters)

$225.00 USD

Non-Member


$325.00 USD