Foothill College in partnership with Innovative Educators
presents the 3rd Annual Tech Conference

Leveraging Technology to Support Students, Faculty & Staff




Thursday, October 23, 2014
11 am – 6 pm (EDT)

Friday, October 24, 2014
11 am –  5 pm (EDT)

Opening Keynote Presentation
Cable Green
Director of Global Learning
Creative Commons
11 am (EDT), Thursday, October 23, 2014

24 Online Webinars
100% FREE

What it's about

With increasingly limited resources and high demands from students, faculty, and staff, institutions are finding it difficult to provide effective support services. Join us online to explore a wide range of technology solutions, online opportunities and resources focused on supporting student success.

Learn firsthand how inventive technology-based solutions can engage students, support student success, reduce staff overload, meet accreditation requirements and supplement services impacted by budgetary reductions. Presenters will focus on how to utilize technology to improve student support and success through a wide variety of strategies including mobile applications, open education resources, focused online programs and services, interactive podcast workshops, staff development and more.

Conference Schedule


Downloadable Conference Schedule, Presentation Descriptions & Speaker Bios

Thursday, October 23, 2014

**Please note this schedule is set to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)**

11:00 am

Keynote Presentation:
Open Education Resources: Unlock the Door to Affordable Learning
Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons

12:00 noon

Transforming Student Services with your Online Virtual Agent (Virtual Room A)
Andrew Esteves, IntelliResponse & Denise Swett, Foothill College

Help Students Finish What They Start (Virtual Room B)
Kelly Kilby, Starfish Retention Solutions

1:00 pm

California Community College Online Education Initiative:
Transforming Online Learning
(Virtual Room A)
Pat James, CCC Online Education Initiative

EdReady: A Collaborative Approach to College Math Readiness (Virtual Room B)
Ahrash Bissell, NROC; Davilla Riddle & Francisco Hernandez,
Online Learning Academy

2:00 pm

Flipping Student Services: How To Support Students 24/7 (Virtual Room A)
Val Kisiel, StudentLingo

SensusAccess: An Alternative Media Solution for Students and Faculty
(Virtual Room B)
Judy Baker & Teresa Ong, Foothill College

3:00 pm

One-to-One Online Learning Solutions (Virtual Room A)
Jim Barnes & Scott Bodfish,

Drive Positive Student Experiences with Instant Feedback (Virtual Room B)
Michael Atkisson, DropThought

4:00 pm

Accreditation: Assessing & Supporting Student Affairs Learning Outcomes Leveraging Technology Resources (Virtual Room A)
Kate Mueller, Orange Coast College

Open Badges, Your Digital Backpack, & Learning Pathways to Success
(Virtual Room B)
Adam Karp, American River College

5:00 pm

Leveraging Technology and Data to Increase Persistence and
Completion at Scale
(Virtual Room A)
Kishia Brock & Shannon McCarty, Rio Salado College

Cultivating Digital Citizenship: A Lifelong Skill (Virtual Room B)
Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense Education


Friday, October 24, 2014

**Please note this schedule is set to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)**

11:00 am

Providing Professional Development 24/7: Restructuring How We Deliver Training (Virtual Room A)
Erin Hoag, Go2Knowledge

Leveraging Social Media to Support Student Success (Virtual Room B)
Andrea Hanstein, Foothill College

12:00 noon

Beyond Access Services – The Missing Link To Online Student Success
(Virtual Room A)
Bonnie Peters, Online Education Initiative

Best Practices For Synchronous Online Instruction (Virtual Room B)
Donna Gustafson & Elane Torrisi, CCC Confer

1:00 pm

Discover Free and Open Textbooks with the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd) (Virtual Room A)
Una Daly, Open Education Consortium

Flip Your Classroom Using 3C Media Solutions (Virtual Room B)
Tiffiny Hickey, 3C Media

2:00 pm
How The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative Contributes To Student Success (Virtual Room A)
Gerry Hanley, MERLOT & Leslie Kennedy, California State University

Capturing Student Engagement with Online Orientation (Virtual Room B)
Val Kisiel, Innovative Educators & Denise Swett, Foothill College
3:00 pm

OpenStudy: Academic Support at Scale (Virtual Room A)
Preetha Ram, OpenStudy

Ellucian Mobile Access (Virtual Room B)
Chris Fontenot, Ellucian

4:00 pm Free Tools to Improve Graduation and Retention Rates and Increase Access to Tutoring (Virtual Room A)
Ethan Feldman, Tutor Match

Helping Students Discover Jobs & Internships (Virtual Room B)
Bri Kapellas, After College

(This conference is underwritten by the sponsors and does not utilize any college or public funds)

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Event Information & Details

  • This Conference will be presented 100% online.
  • Participants will be able to access the keynote address and all webinars online FREE.
  • There will be 24 webinar presentations.
  • All presentations will start on the hour and last for 45 minutes.
  • Innovative Educators will provide all information for all participants to access online presentations using WebEx.
  • There is no cost to attend the conference online on October 23 & 24, 2014
  • Some recordings will be made available for purchase after the conference.

Please contact Dr. Denise Swett, Vice President, Student Services at Foothill College at or 650-949-7524 for additional information.

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