Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room: Lawrence B
Herb Coleman is an adjunct professor of psychology and the director of Instructional Computing and Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. A doctoral grad of the University of Texas College of Education Instructional Technology program, he is both a sex educator and a technologist. His undergrad was a double major in Radio-TV Production and Psychology. In his role as director of Instructional Computing and Technology he assists faculty in obtaining, learning and using technology to enhance instruction. He has trained faculty in using technology such as Skype, Twitter, Wiggio, pocket cams, YouTube, computer classroom control software and iPads in instruction. As the Colleges Copyright Compliance Officer, he also frequently leads discussions on copyright and computer ethics. He is a member of the Consortium College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) and the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA).
Stacey Güney is the director of the Highland ACCelerator at the Highland Campus of Austin Community College. She brings an international perspective to the role through her years of extended residencies abroad as well as her work as a consultant. At the Highland Campus, Güney is responsible for the integration of all college departments into the world’s largest “learning emporium” – the Accelerator. She holds an undergraduate degree in Math, Physics, and English from Greenville College and a Masters of Science in Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Güney is currently a doctoral student at the University Of North Texas Department Of Learning Technologies. Her current research interests include neuroscience and non-cognitive skill development in instructional design, responsible use of technology in education, and the use of technology in math instruction.
Burck Smith is the CEO and founder of StraighterLine. Ten years before launching StraighterLine in 2009, he co-founded SMARTHINKING, the largest online tutoring provider for schools and colleges. Burck has written chapters for three books on education policy for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is a member of the American Enterprise Institute's Higher Education Working Group. Prior to starting SMARTHINKING, Smith was independent consultant and journalist whose clients included the Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Computer Curriculum Corporation, the CEO Forum on Education and Technology, the Milken Exchange on Education and Technology, Teaching Matters Inc., Converge Magazine, Wired Magazine, Wired News, University Business, the National School Boards Association and more. In the early 1990's, he wrote articles on a variety of subjects including creating community telecommunication networks, electronic access to political information, telecommunications deregulation and the ability of utilities to serve as telecommunications service providers. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Williams College.