Technology integration at GVSU: a vision of the future
Sean Lancaster and Andrew Topper will provide a look back and a glimpse forward at how technology in its many forms has been and might be used in the future at GVSU. Andy will look back at how GVSU and technology for instruction and assessment have changed over the past 10 years, with a focus on ways that technology has shaped learning at GVSU. Sean will review what we know about technology use in K-12 settings, including adoption of 1:1 computing, technology integration and efforts to implement flipped classrooms, using this information to examine what HS graduates expect regarding instructional technology when they arrive at GVSU. Andy will provide a look forward at trends in instructional technology and higher education, explore how GVSU might respond to these trends, and pose some questions related to this possible future and its impact on stakeholders. After sharing some final thoughts, we will open things up for discussion with the audience about the history and future of technology integration at GVSU.
Andrew Topper is an Associate Professor in the GVSU College of Education and has been teaching graduate-level educational technology courses for 14 years. Dr. Topper received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in educational psychology with an emphasis on cognition and technology. His research interests include online teacher professional development, 1:1 computing in K-12 schools, use of computer-mediated communication for learning, and teacher learning about and via technology. Andrew was the architect of the first online graduate degree program offered at GVSU and has a B.S. degree from GVSU in Computer Science as well, so he is a faculty member and an alumnus. In his spare time, Dr. Topper plays golf, hikes, rides his bike, is an amateur nature photographer, and enjoys all the natural resources West Michigan has to offer.
Sean Lancaster is a Professor in the GVSU College of Education and has been teaching graduate-level educational technology courses for 13 years. Dr. Lancaster received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in special education with a minor in educational technology. His research interests include online teaching and learning, 1:1 computing in K-12 schools, and he has done significant research and software development with his wife, Paula, for students with disabilities and their teachers. Sean is a past winner of the Pew Teaching with Technology Award. In his spare time, Dr. Lancaster plays tennis, hikes, and particularly enjoys photography.