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EdTech As A Practitioner/Leader

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Michael Berman (California State University - Channel Islands, USA)
Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California State University - Channel Islands, USA)
Sorel Reisman (MERLOT, USA)
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April 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Career Forum Roundtable
Majestic 2
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50 Minutes
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Educational technology practitioners and leaders bring strategy, know-how, and hands-on support to the learning process in organizations. What are the opportunities for growing an EdTech career as an instructional designer, programmer, broadcast technician, learning analyst or administrator? What are the top skills and abilities to emphasize? What are the initiatives that get noticed? What are the challenges? This session will attempt to answer those questions and more, so come ready for a lively discussion.

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Michael Berman

Michael Berman (California State University - Channel Islands, USA)

After earning tenure in Computer Science at Rowan University in New Jersey, Michael Berman became successively the senior information technology executive at Rowan, Cal Poly Pomona, and Art Center College of Design. In 2009, Dr. Berman joined CSU Channel Islands and is currently Vice President for Technology & Communication, responsible both for campus information and academic technology as well as communication and marketing. He is a Board member for the New Media Consortium and serves on the NMC Horizon Project Advisory Board. Dr. Berman has a significant presence on social media (@amichaelberman), and was recently named one of 20 "Rising Star CIO's on Twitter" and one of the 10 most "Social CIO's in Higher Education" in Huffington Post. ‚Äč

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California State University, Channel Islands, USA)

Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted online educator faculty development specialist with a passion for exploring how emerging technologies are making learning more relevant and accessible for students. Michelle has received two Sloan-C awards for her online teaching effectiveness and is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies and the eBook, How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. She is currently a Teaching and Learning Innovation Specialist at CSU Channel Islands, an Associate Faculty member at Mt. San Jacinto College, a speaker on teaching innovations, and completing her EdD in Educational Leadership and Management. You may connect with Michelle on Twitter @brocansky.

Sorel Reisman

Sorel Reisman (MERLOT, USA)

Sorel Reisman, 2011 President of the IEEE Computer Society, is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium MERLOT.ORG, and Professor of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton.