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Join us for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, April 22-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
CFP will open October 1, 2014

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Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own
Keynoter Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, shares innovations that support the ethos of open environments for online teaching and learning. 

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22st Annual OLC International Conference
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OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Igniting a Flame with Innovation and Intrapreneurship in the Online Learning Ecosystem

#et4online #launchpad
Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA)
Session Information
April 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Emerging Technology (tools or processes)
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Plenary Session
Lone Star A/B
Session Duration: 
30 Minutes
Special Breakfast Information Session
Virtual Session

Why is it essential for today's higher education organizations to become adaptive, innovative partners of edtech startups and what practices will make this happen?

Extended Abstract

Only the innovative will thrive in the future of higher education and industrial-age thinking will not work here. Today's online teaching landscape is seasoned with complex problems that are being improved by emerging technologies. Investment in edtech startups has tripled in the last decade, as public funding for education as been deeply cut. How can your organization leveraging these entrepreneural thinkers as ecosystem partners to help improve your organizational problems and design a more adaptive future?

Colleges and universities that pave new organizational frameworks for intrapreneurship to ensure an ongoing relationship and dialogue with emerging companies is established will be poised to design learning environments that will adapt and thrive in the time of rapid, fluctuating changes ahead. It's time to ignite a fire through community-based partnerships.

Lead Presenter
Michael StatonMichael Staton of Learn Capital, the global leader in early stage investing into education and learning. Michael is the founder and former CEO of Inigral, the pioneer of Social Enrollment Management technology in Higher Education and the first Lifecycle Engagement Platform. For Inigral, Michael secured the first ever venture investment from the Gates Foundation into a private company. Because of his years as a public school teacher and his intuitive understanding of K12 education, Michael served as a Venture Partner and still serves as a Community Advisor to NewSchools Venture Fund’s EdTech Portfolio. Michael was declared a top one hundred innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU, the ASU Education Innovation Summit, and the Higher Education Working Group of the American Enterprise Institute and the New America Foundation.