Digital Fellowships Launch & Welcome

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
8:30 am – 12 noon
Highland Campus – Accelerator Room 1101

8:30 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking  
9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome and Overview Dr. Charles Cook
9:10 - 9:30 am Introduction of ACC Digital Fellows Dr. Susan Thomason
9:30 - 10:15 am Innovation, Infrastructure, and Digital Learning Dr. Kenneth Green
10:15 – 10:45 am Technology-Enabled Learning and Innovations Dr. Phillip Long
10:45 - 11:15 am Reflections and Dialogue Dr. Kelvin Bentley
11:15 - 12 noon Program Preparation:
- Digital Fellows are introduced to their partner Instructional Designers
- Review of the Program meetings dates, logistics and goals
- Overview of Blackboard component
12 noon Digital Fellows Adjourn
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Open Mike: Options and Opportunities for Digital Learning at ACC: Digital Learning and National Trends Dr. Kenneth Green
  • Dr. Kelvin Bentley

  • Program Facilitator

Dr. Kelvin Bentley has over 14 years of experience as a faculty member, online learning administrator, and a consultant. He earned his PhD from the University of Delaware in 1999 with a major area concentration in clinical psychology. He served as an assistant professor in psychology for colleges and universities. He gained valuable experience in online education when he developed his first online courses in 2001 while serving as the founding coordinator of Northwestern State University's first fully online Bachelor of Science program in Psychology. Dr. Bentley has been able to work within academia and in the for-profit sector. He has held different administrative positions overseeing online learning initiatives for different colleges and universities. In addition, he has held administrative positions with companies including Acatar and Lumen Learning as well as consultant roles with companies such as Blackboard and Eduventures.

  • Dr. Kenneth Green

  • Program Speaker

Kenneth C. Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American higher education. He also directs the ACAO Digital Fellows Project and is the moderator and co-producer of TO A DEGREE, the postsecondary success podcast of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Green is the author/co-author or editor of 20 books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries that have appeared in academic journals and professional publications. His award-winning Digital Tweed blog is published by Inside Higher Ed. In October 2002 Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The EDUCAUSE award cites his work in creating The Campus Computing Project and recognizes his "prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas.”

  • Dr. Phil Long

  • Chief Innovations Officer, Project 2021
  • Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas, Austin

A widely respected leader in innovative technologies and techniques in education and learning at UT Austin, Phil Long joined the executive team as the Chief Innovation Officer. Long is responsible for ensuring Project 2021 maximizes the effective role of technology to help accomplish the initiative’s goals to evolve undergraduate education. Long is also a clinical professor in Educational Psychology, and in the School of Information. He provides leadership to the university’s strategy for technology-enhanced learning, including UTx, the local implementation of the edX MOOCs, the UT learning analytics initiative, and the design of learning environments. Long earned his undergraduate degree in psychobiology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. * 512-223-7667 *