July 24: Tech Hacks from the Toolshed
7:30 a.m. Mess hall breakfast + banter
Start your day right with informal conversation and virtual breakfast, led by Head Happy Campers Angela Gunder and Madeline Shellgren -- the emcees for the day. Take this time to greet new and old friends, fill your canteen and kick off the day with a bit of fun.
8:00 a.m. Around the Flagpole: The Value of Connecting Education and the Workforce
Education is not an island but a set of bridges that we intentionally architect. When we talk about our schools, universities and colleges preparing us for thriving careers and lives, what are the intersections? And at what point do workplaces help employees navigate new bridges for continued learning? Join educators and industry leaders from AWS, Salesforce and Juniper around the flagpole to discuss strategies for better aligning education and the workforce of the future. Engage in conversations around supporting lifelong learner -- and worker -- success.
EdPlus at ASU
Amazon Web Services
Neighborhood Breakout Sessions
9:15 a.m. Sessions
Joe Wilson, CTO-North America, Workday and Paul O'Brien, Vice President of Institutional Technology, CIO, Indian River State College
The current market landscape remains saturated with buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning which have become terms de jure, but what's really needed to achieve that coveted consumer-grade experience? Joe Wilson, Chief Technology Officer - North America, argues that engagement is the primary requirement to bridge from outdated system of record to aspirational systems of intelligence. By participating in this session, you'll "cross the chasm" between truths we accept within the consumer space and you will hear firsthand how Indian River State College is providing 21st century experiences to support faculty, staff, and students.
Have you been using the new Photoshop Camera app? How about Adobe Spark Video? No? Why not? Well, better late to the party than never. We’ll take a look at how to use these two apps individually and then fuse them together to create a recipe story about how to make the best cocktails and mocktails. Become a digital mixologist and learn how you can combine Photoshop Camera and Adobe Spark Video to create your own recipe story. Cheers!
Muggle Technology for Wizards: Fantastic Freebies and How to Use Them
Sarah Mauet, Creative Director of Media & Digital Technologies; Janet Smith, Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement; Matt Romanoski, Assistant Director of Instructional Design; Krys Ziska Strange, Assistant Director of Technology & Innovation
Come join some fun-loving technology and course design wizards as we dive into the magical suitcase of fantastic freebies for new and exciting ways you can use free technologies in your online, hybrid, remote, or face-to-face course. How are other instructors using Thinglink to thwart thestrals? Can you use Hypothesis for house-elf collaboration? Is Spark good for Sphinx riddles? Come with your wand at the ready, because this interactive session is sure to be magical!
Designing Bridges Between Education and Industry
Kim Flintoff, Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University, & Paul Signorelli, Writer-Trainer-Presenter-Consultant
This highly-interactive, very playful session will bring together educators and industry leaders to briefly examine the disconnect between what formal education provides and what employers want; explore a few case studies of successful collaborations between education and workplace representatives; and begin defining ways to strengthen connections between formal education and industry to produce positive results for all involved. Come prepared to work around the campfire and cook up s'more ideas and plans for action.
Kianna Pompa Sales Support Engineer
Discover how Sony is using Artificial intelligence to provide a unique virtual classroom experience. With the use of the Sony Edge Analytics Appliance we can vastly improve the quality of communication by empowering the presenter to deliver an engaging video presentation that would have previously required significant time, expense, and human resources to produce.
Circle around the campfire and listen to a diverse group of entrepreneurs who are innovating in ed-tech. This session will feature entrepreneurs disrupting higher education and offer the chance to learn about their businesses and ask questions.
Neal Tilley & Tim Lake
ASU & Cisco are using WiFi networks to help create a safer environment for students and faculty returning to campus. We’ll share some unannounced development and how we’re partnering together to help manage building capacity during a pandemic with a focus on Density Monitoring and Proximity reporting.
10:15 a.m. Sessions
11:15 a.m. Camp Hike + Tour : Building and Humanizing Connections in a Virtual World
Justin Willow, Innovation Catalyst, Learning Design & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Marineh Lalikian, Director, Stanford LEAD, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Humans are naturally drawn to in-person interactions. But when the possibility of in-person is removed, can virtual worlds be used to bridge the gap between physical and online learning experiences?
The Stanford Graduate School of Business has been leveraging virtual worlds for the past 5 years to engage a global community of learners in the Stanford LEAD online business program. Join us to learn about how LEAD uses a virtual world to connect learners with the school’s campus culture, with their community of peers, and with simulated learning activities, and to dive into a discussion about how virtual worlds can be used to solve some of the inherent challenges with online programs.
Then, refill your water bottle because we’re taking you on an invigorating Camp Hike of the ASU Virtual VirBELA Campus. At 12:15 p.m., join a member of the VirBELA concierge team for a guided tour around the digital space of our home for Learning(Hu)Man 2020, and get to know the campus grounds.
Note: If you can’t make the tour, you can also sign up for a personal guided tour.
5:00 p.m. Campfire: Leadership, Culture + Value-Led Innovation
Join us around the campfire for key discussions around the common ground at the heart of our collective changemaking efforts - Beginner’s Mind, Shared Values and Principles, and Agility. These humanizing conversations include you! We will come together around topics including equity and inclusion, leadership and student voice.
6:00 p.m. Campfire Mixer
Relax and recharge at the end of a full week of camp with game night activities! Join the Head Happy Campers (emcees) at 6pm for an introduction to the Choose Your Own Adventure options, and then let the fun begin!
Hands-on Pizza Workshop Part II
In this two-part workshop, we will go over pizza basics and you will learn how to make a basic but delicious cheese pizza. In the first part, we will cover pizza philosophy and will learn how to make the dough and the pizza sauce. In the second part, we will make, cook, and eat the pizza. For equipment and ingredient list click here
The Alternative Universities Game - COVID-19 Edition
Did you want to play the Alternative Universities Game at the latest ShapingEDU Unconference, but couldn’t make it to Phoenix? Are you interested in exploring how scenario games can help develop antifragile design? Well, now’s your chance! In Version 2.0 of the game, you’ll be teaming up to design the university of your dreams - which will have to win the support of its peers and survive some new challenges. And be prepared: just when you think you’re ready to call it a day, a flapping of wings might be heard drawing near…
Virtual Escape Room
Think you’ve got what it takes to solve your way out of a sticky situation? Well then jump right in and put your mad skills to the test in this virtual version of supreme fun. You’ll have only 20 minutes to solve your way out of this conundrum and bring a critical survival supplies back to base camp.
Bingo (Starts at 7:00 p.m.)
We will dust off the ol' jukebox and throw out your favorite songs in a game of Musical Bingo! Come join us, meet new people, and win a few fun digital prizes.
Missed a Session??
Don't worry we have you covered!!
All Around the Flagpole and Campfires (and most of the Neighborhood Sessions) will be available at the ShapingEDU YouTube channel. Due to the large quantity of the videos being produced over this engaging week (about 80+ videos!), it will take a couple of weeks to get them all edited and ready to share. Make sure you're subscribed to the ShapingEDU YouTube channel to be the first notified when new recordings are added!