Upcoming Events

Online Learning Consortium – Innovate

Date: April 5–7, 2017
  New Orleans, LA

Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic and continually break new ground. Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

American Association of Community Colleges – Annual Convention

Date: April 22–25, 2017
 New Orleans, LA

The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies. The premiere event for community college leaders, AACC's Annual Convention offers unprecedented professional development as well as the opportunity to network, share and learn from professionals in the fields of education, business and industry and the government sector. 

ASU GSV – Summit

Date: May 8–10, 2017
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Since 2010, the ASU GSV Summit has brought together the most impactful people from diverse constituencies—entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators, policymakers, philanthropists and university and district leaders—to create partnerships, explore solutions and shape the future of learning. At ASU GSV Summit, connections are made, ideas are hatched, companies are accelerated and dreams are funded.

IMS Global Learning Consortium – Learning Impact Leadership Institute

Date: May 16–19, 2017
 Denver, CO

Join other forward-thinking edtech leaders from around the globe to reimagine technology in teaching and learning and set a roadmap for the IMS Global community that's aligned to the needs of the education community across K–20. At Learning Impact, meaningful progress to accelerate the deployment of an interoperable ecosystem is achieved through a commitment to open standards. It’s a revolution to create the future of edtech together! 

WCET– 2017 Summit

Date: June 14–15, 2017
 Salt Lake City, UT

WCET’s 6th Leadership Summit will engage institutional leaders in a strategic discussion of how to best align and support an institution’s human capital, technology investments, and content strategy to sustain innovation in teaching and learning. 

On-Demand Webinars

Learner Retention & Success: A Learner and Learning-Centric Approach

Recorded: March 2017
Presenters: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Object

Tune in to hear Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer at Learning Objects, discuss what drives an effective retention strategy and why it’s so critical that your institution have one.

Virtual and Live Event Archives

Webinars Archive


The institutional team at Cengage is active in designing and implementing new business models to help students achieve success online and in the classroom. Through our webinars you will learn about how you can optimize results, create next generation learning experiences, redesign the traditional business degree, and more. 

Recorded: 11/10/15 
Presenter: Dr. Kristina Mitchell, Texas Tech University

Learn how she revolutionized delivery and content of online courses. Walk away with tips on successful implementation and how to optimize results.

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Recorded: 11/18/15
Presenters: Dr. Carolyn Holbert , Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; Jenny Beaver, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Listen as they detail their experience integrating an inclusive access model for thousands of students. Attendees will leave this presentation prepared to implement new business models.

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Recorded: 03/16/16
Presenter: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects

Learn how to create next generation learning experiences that include personalized outcomes, extended transcripts, and competency-based assessment for students

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Recorded: 03/17/16 
Presenter: Bill Hughes, Chief Strategy Officer, Learning Objects

This session describes and focuses on the application of layered design to learning products, courseware and competency-based systems.

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Recorded: 03/24/16 
Presenter: Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology, Excelsior College

The forum introduces creative efforts to redesign the traditional business degree. If interested in learning more about affordability, accessibility, certification, and online MBA delivery, this is a webinar not to miss! 

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Recorded: 05/04/16
Presenters: Joellen Shendy, Associate Provost, University of Maryland University College; Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects

Please explore the presentation on authentic evidence and the methodology behind building an extended transcript. Learn how to bring authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life.

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Recorded: 05/11/16
Presenters: Dr. Rob Abel, Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects

Today, digital resource integration within institutional systems can be lengthy or can’t be integrated at all, which leads to student learning data locked inside and is not readily usable. This webinar addresses these vital, ongoing concerns.

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Recorded: 05/18/16
Presenters: Todd Butler, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Jackson Community College; Tom Caswell, Director of Product Solutions, Learning Objects; Chris Cummings, VP of Content & Design, Cengage

Learn more on the integration and enablement of OER and walk away with the information to build it in to your instructional and curriculum design process to ensure top results.

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Recorded: 07/20/16
Presenter: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects

Whether you’re redesigning programs, mass migrating courses, or building curriculum from the ground up - now is the time to consider different learning enablement tools to improve outcomes and retention for your institution.

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Recorded: 08/17/16
Presenter: Dr. Neal A. Green, Assistant Professor, Kendall College

The webinar features his creative efforts to implement and expand ePortfolios across his institution, including tips for collaborating with administrators, faculty, and students. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform will also be highlighted.

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Recorded: 10/19/16
Presenter: Dr. John D. Miles, Dean, Center for Innovation and Learning, and Director for Institutional Effectiveness, Wofford College 

A discussion on overcoming obstacles and building institutional support to grow innovation, the webinar reviews the way Dr. Miles’s institution introduced, familiarized, and championed ePortfolios. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform.

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Live Events Archive

Credential Transparency Initiative

Date: 09/19/16
Washington, DC

On September 19, more than 250 leaders from the business, higher education, and credentialing communities came together for On the Road to Improving the Credentialing Ecosystem: Next Steps for the Credential Registry. The conference highlighted the Credential Transparency Initiative’s progress to date and unveiled plans to launch a new non-profit, Credential Engine, to take the Credential Registry to scale. 

ACT Workforce Symposium

Date: 09/19/16 – 09/20/16
  Nashville, Tennessee

Educators, workforce professionals, economic developers, employers and community leaders convened in downtown Nashville for one purpose—to hear some of the most innovative workforce development approaches happening across the country and to share best practices.


Date: 09/29/16 – 09/30/16
 Clearwater, Florida

The NUTN Network 2016 conference brings together innovative and emerging leaders in one of the world's most dynamic, knowledge-based industries as we network in group discussions about where higher education is moving and how to succeed. Presenters include college and university presidents, entrepreneurs, funders, the media, accrediting agencies and online providers.

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

Date: 10/12/16 – 10/14/16
  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Keynote speaker, Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist at Google, kicked off the event and closed with a panel discussion about innovative hubs and labs housed within Universities. Preconference workshops included a SAN workshop, Conducting Research in Distance Ed, Using Data Analytics for Student Success and more. The WCET program encouraged diverse ideas and institutions with a mix of facilitated discussions, in-depth deep-dive sessions on trending topics and issues, an edtech meet and greet and panel presentations. 


Date: 10/19/16 – 10/21/16
 Phoenix, Arizona

CBExchange hosted an interactive workshop dedicated to helping participants understand, plan and enhance competency-based education through facilitated sessions focused on listening, learning and leading. Participants also heard from thought leaders and peers about the latest CBE research, design models and materials. 


Date: 10/25/16 – 10/28/16
Location: Anaheim, California

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference programming was derived from member-driven content organized across overarching IT tracks and hosted one of the largest exhibit halls in the industry. Over 7,000 higher ed IT colleagues met to explore what keeps us up at night. The group shared ideas, examined trends, battled assumptions and swapped contact information in an unparalleled representation of peer support and networking. It was some of the best thinking in higher education IT.

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Date: 11/09/16 – 11/11/16
 Chicago, Illinois

Last year’s theme: “Partners in Progress: Unite to Educate America's Workforce,” examined partnerships between universities and colleges, corporations, government, non-profit organizations and workforce developers. Participants learned how they could work together to help adults thrive in their educational aspirations and flourish in their careers.

Higher Education Research & Development Institute (HERDI South)

Date: 12/01/16 – 12/02/16
 Atlanta, Georgia

HERDI South offered client companies a unique and powerful experience, while informing higher ed presidents and campus leaders about the cutting-edge technologies and services they could use to enhance student success in community college campuses across the country.