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GVSU IT Represented at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

November 06, 2023

GVSU IT Represented at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Several GVSU IT staff had the opportunity to attend and participate in the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year. The conference was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from October 9 through 12.

The IT Innovation and Research Team (Eric Kunnen, Hunter Bridwell, Jacob Fortman, Ty Rizer) presented the following posters during the conference: 

1.       Leveraging Innovation and Research to Pioneer the Future of Education through an Era of Complexity

2.       Exploring the Future of Teaching and Learning in the Technology Showcase

3.       VR Learning Design Compendium: Design Artifacts to Inspire VR Education

4.       Student-Built Solutions to Address University Needs

Sessions at the event covered a wide array of topics, from security to artificial intelligence, from extended reality to web conferencing, and more. In fact, there were many presentations on topics in the 2023 EDUCUASE Horizon Report which features key trends, emerging technologies, and practices shaping the future of education. Eric Kunnen, Senior Director, IT Innovation and Research, had the opportunity to serve on the report committee this year.

Additionally, another conference highlight was the revealing of the 2024 Top 10 IT Issues and Trends in Higher Education, including: 1) Cybersecurity 2) Data Governance 3) Enrollment 4) Learning Analytics 5) Cost Reduction / Automation 6) Digital Campus Student Experience 7) IT Talent 8) Financial Health 9) Balancing Budgets 10) Future Ready Agility.

About the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference connects the best thinkers in higher education technology. This is THE event where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. It’s the largest gathering of your peers…people you can relate to, learn from, and stay connected to throughout the year.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to lead the way, advancing the strategic use of technology and data to further the promise of higher education. We connect and empower our member community through insights, advocacy, resources, and learning opportunities to anticipate trends and strengthen professional practice.


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