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Keynote Speakers
Bryan Alexander
Director of Research, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander is Director of Research at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, where he researches, writes, consults, and develops programs on advanced uses of information technology in liberal arts contexts. His primary research interests concern emerging technologies, mobile and wireless computing, digital gaming, and social media. Other interests include digital writing, information literacy, project management, futurism, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He blogs at Techne and leads the effort at Liberal Education Today, a crowd-sourced, Twitter-supported conversation on inquiry, pedagogy, and emergent technology. Bryan also maintains the NITLE Prediction Markets. Committed to exploring computer-mediated pedagogy, he researches and writes on the critical uses of computers and teaching in terms of the interdisciplinary liberal arts and the contemporary development of cyberculture.
Bryan holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and taught English and information technology studies as faculty at Centenary College of Louisiana.
Gregory Jackson
Vice President for Policy and Analysis, EDUCAUSE
Greg Jackson
Gregory A. Jackson is Vice President for Policy and Analysis at EDUCAUSE. He provides leadership and expertise for the association's policy and analysis activities, focusing on trends, issues, and opinions that might concern members, on the technology-related elements of the external environment that might affect higher education (federal and state policy, competition, demographic changes, vendor interactions, etc.), and on EDUCAUSE's internal environment, including measures of effectiveness, efficiency, and member satisfaction.
Before joining EDUCAUSE in 2009, Jackson served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Chicago, reporting to the President. He managed the University's $70-million, 375-person central computing organization, which provides facilities, telephones, communications, networking, administrative computing, academic computing, a computer store, and related services to the campus community.
From 1991 to 1996 Jackson was Director of Academic Computing for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He oversaw MIT's $6-million budget for instructional and scholarly technology, including the Athena® Computing Environment and other Information Systems facilities serving the teaching and learning needs of MIT faculty and students.
From 1989 through 1991 Jackson was Director of Educational Studies and Special Projects in the Provost's Office at MIT. Concurrently with his administrative work at MIT, Jackson was Adjunct Lecturer in Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Lecturer in the Harvard University Extension.
From 1981 through 1990 Jackson served as Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University (and from 1979 through 1981 Assistant Professor), teaching in the University's doctoral and management programs in higher education. Jackson served as one of the founding Directors of Harvard University's Educational Technology Center, which studied the use of technology to advance educational practice. He also served as Assistant Director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard University, a multidisciplinary research organization then operated by the two universities, and as a consultant to Harvard's Office of Information Technology. Before that Jackson was Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford University from 1977 through 1979.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Mexico City, Jackson earned his bachelor's degree from MIT and his doctorate from Harvard.