SEM01- The Future of Learning: Environments, Perspectives, and Technologies (separate registration required) Note: Innovations from multiple presenters will be featured in this new online seminar format.

Tuesday, February 02 | 10:30AM–1:15PM
Session Type: Professional Development
As technology accelerates the pace of change and opens the door to new possibilities, where is higher education heading for students, institutions and the ecosystems supporting them? Join this seminar to hear from seven thought leaders as they share their visions for the future of learning. Hear perspectives on the next generation digital learning environment, open educational content, adaptive learning, technology ecosystems, and other innovations challenging old models and generating new opportunities.

9:30-10:05 AM
Introduction and Seminar Overview
Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires Consulting

The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
Next-generation digital learning environments (NGDLE) are online learning environments that take us beyond the LMS to fully support the needs of today's students and instructors. In this session, we'll explore the potential benefits, characteristics, features, and barriers to adoption of these environments. We'll also consider what we have learned about the NGDLE thus far and consider the future of this development.

Randy Bass, Associate Provost and Professor of English, Executive Director, Georgetown Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University
Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires Consulting

10:05-10:50 AM: Lightning Presentations: Technologies and Credentialing
Faculty, Visuals, and Values: How to Shape a Learning Technology Ecosystem
Michael Greene, Head, eLearning Tools and Strategy, Duke University

Digital Credentialing Frameworks
Mark Leuba, CBE / Digital Credentials Facilitator, IMS Digital Credentialing
MJ Bishop, Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires Consulting

10:50-10:55 AM: Break

10:55-11:20 AM
The More Things Change: Provocative Visions for Higher Education's Future
Michelle Weise, Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative, Southern New Hampshire University

11:20-11:25 AM: Break

11:25-12:10 PM
The Future of Open Learning: David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning and Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University

Adapting to Adaptive Learning: Patsy Moskal, Associate Director, Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida

12:10-12:15 PM
Closing comments and Wrap-Up
Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires Consulting


  • Randy Bass

    Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University
  • Michael Feldstein

    Chief Accountability Officer, eLiterate
  • Michael Greene

    Associate Director, Learning Technology Services, Duke University
  • Mark Leuba

    Vice President, Product Management, 1EdTech
  • Patsy Moskal

    Director, RITE, University of Central Florida
  • Michelle Weise

    Executive Director, Sandbox ColLABorative, Southern New Hampshire University
  • David Wiley

    Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning