Lewy Global Education Technology Forum

Please join us – in person or online -- at the
Lewy Global Education Technology Forum @ SIT

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Register here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
This day is designed to provide training opportunities for SIT and World Learning faculty, staff, and students. 
Register here.

As our virtual or in-person guest, you’ll join students, faculty, and staff from SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad, The Experiment in International Living, and other World Learning departments; representatives from partner institutions; experts in education technology; and leaders from technology companies. 

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Mission

The Lewy Global Education Technology Forum @ SIT will bring together leaders in the field of education to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve our use of technology to teach, to collaborate, and to include a diversity of students, faculty, and staff in achieving our mission of education the next generation of global leaders.

Forum sessions will explore:

Technology for Inclusion: How do we manage relationships and engagement with students around the world? How can we use technology to help more people have access to our programs and content? What are the best tools and applications to help students with diverse needs and those who use assistive technology?

Technology for Collaboration: How can we use technology in our teaching to support collaborative student learning? How can we effectively use tools like videos and podcasts, learning management systems, programs for data visualization, online team management tools, and synchronous video-conferencing software to collaborate and communicate more efficiently and clearly with colleagues and students around the world? How can e-portfolios help students and faculty to track student learning outcomes and academic success?

Technology for Administration:  How can we best manage projects, e.g. assigning tasks, sharing documents for review and approvals, scheduling, managing contacts, archiving information, etc.? What does a cohesive, unified platform for business and student interaction look like? What tools are needed to improve cost efficiency, and to expand collaboration with program partners and students?

Technology for Learning:  What skills and expertise are needed to support online and blended learning? What skills do today’s students possess and what programs do they use? Where do faculty need to be virtually to meet students where they are? What tools will help our students apply theory to their practice? How can we use technology to enhance our values-based education, focusing on social justice, reciprocity, and experiential education?

Speakers

SIT Graduate Institute Rotch building

Keynote speakers

Day One

Rahul Choudaha

Rahul Choudaha

Principal Researcher and Chief Executive Officer at DrEducation
Accelerating Campus Internationalization with Technology: Emerging Trends and Strategies
Davison Mupinga

Davison Mupinga

Professor of Career and Technical Information at Kent State University
Education in the Digital Era: Practices and Implications.
Tom Sayer

Tom Sayer

Head of Global Adoption Programs, Google for Education
Collaborating for Learning Using Modern Productivity Tools

Day Two

Samantha Earp

Samantha Earp

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Smith College
Digital Media Literacies: Developing Learner Independence, Providing Lifelong Benefits