Our students are well-practiced in harnessing the latest digital tools and applications to connect, collaborate, and construct new knowledge in a way that is immediate and customized, authentic, and self-directed. For them, it is all about the experience of learning, both in and beyond the classroom. Drexel University Online (DUO) conducted a rigorous global research study to uncover “pockets of innovation” in technology-enhanced education. With nearly 100 case studies in hand, DUO’s web site, Virtually Inspired, serves as an open and ever-evolving repository of pioneering, yet replicable ideas.
In her video narrated keynote presentation, Dr. Aldridge will showcase some of the visionary educators she is discovering as DUO continues its research—educators who are using high-touch digital technologies like augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics. She will also explore how we might re-envision the conventional learning management system to invent a virtual learning environment that better supports these technologies in the service of connected teaching and learning.