GJ Lee

GJ Lee is an artist, game designer, and developer from the NYC area. She is the cofounder of The Sheep’s Meow, an independent game studio and community organization that focuses on making game creation inclusive and accessible. She makes interactive work that incorporates various disciplines and has exhibited them at festivals and galleries internationally. She also teaches at institutions like Parsons and Bloomfield College.

Brian S. Chung

Brian S. Chung is a game designer, artist, and educator. Community is at the core of all of his work.
His professional game design work has included serving as the lead game designer and design team manager at Fantage; as a game designer at Sony Online Entertainment for the EverQuest franchise; and as a game designer or user experience designer for brands such as the NBA, LEGO, PowerBar, and more. His independent work has been showcased at festivals and galleries internationally.
He is the cofounder and codirector of The Sheep’s Meow, which supports creators of games and interactive art. Through this organization, he helps put together events like the NYC Arcade and the NJ Arcade, some of the largest events in the New York City and New Jersey region. In the past, he has served as codirector of the New Jersey chapter of the International Game Developers Association, coproducing events and programming to grow the community at the greatest rate that the state has seen. He is an advisor for the New York City chapter.
He is the game design program coordinator at Bloomfield College, where he teaches game design and development for the Creative Arts & Technology division. He has also taught students from a wide range of backgrounds and ages for various courses and workshops at schools like Parsons, CUNY Hostos, NYU ITP, Young Game Makers, and Montclair Art Museum.

ELD16 Librarians Cohort Meeting

Although not usually in the classroom everyday, as support for learners everywhere Librarians need to remain on the cutting edge of education and educational technology. How do you stay informed? How do you move forward implementation of new processes/projects/techniques? How do you stay sane in the sea of conflicting best practices? Talk about this and more with your fellow librarians in a dynamic discussion session.

ELD16 Faculty Cohort Meeting

The Faculty Cohort Meeting is your chance to brainstorm about our innovations and

challenges in teaching, learning, and engaging students in research. We will start

out by collecting ideas to discuss from the participants. Some preliminary

directions of discussion could include emerging learning and teaching approaches,

the impact of social media and emerging technologies in education, and research

using students as subjects, assistants or the research designers.

Come Fly with Me: The NMC Horizon Project in Five Minutes or Less

Where do the trends, challenges, and developments in technology intersect across the various sectors and regions? What can ELD attendees learn from schools, museums, and libraries? Come fly with me, from Australia to Brazil to Europe to Asia and back to North America, as I explore the top 10 themes from the past year of the NMC Horizon Project.

Keywords: Learning Spaces, Blended Learning, Learner Analytics

ELD16 Session By Keyword

ELD16 Sessions by Keyword

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Session Type Key:

(s) Sparks          (k) Keynote          (p) Panel           (w) Workshop
(ca) Concurrent A          (cb) Concurrent B           (cc) Concurrent C


Blended learning (Sponsored by NMC.org)


 Communities (Sponsored by NMC.org)

Digital citizenship

Digital humanities


Evidence of impact

Flipped pedagogy

Games and learning




Learner analytics (Sponsored by NMC.org)

Learning from failure

 Learning spaces (Sponsored by NMC.org)


Maker Space

 Mobile learning

 New literacies

Open source

Problem-based learning



The NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition

The NMC’s Horizon Report, created with input from a panel of over fifty international experts in higher education, has helped colleges and universities set priorities for technology planning, research, & practice since 2002. In the 2016 report, six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption  horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders, practitioners, and companies a  valuable guide for strategic technology planning and development. The report aims to provide  these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating  and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy,  leadership and practice. The speaker will highlight topics and examples from the 2016 report &  describe how universities can anticipate and react to these coming changes. Topics addressed will include: Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning, Redesigning Learning Spaces, Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs, and more. Download the report today at: go.nmc.org/HiEd2016

Alex Freeman

Alex Freeman is the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) Senior Director of Membership & Special Projects. He is responsible for the management of membership services and coordination of special projects, especially those that serve the NMC’s member communities. Freeman produces online and face-to-face professional development programs, and is co-author and researcher for NMC Horizon Project publications, which analyze technology uptake across global higher education, K-12 schools, museums, and libraries.

Meet Leah Buechley: An Open Q&A

Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, and educator whose work explores intersections and juxtapositions–of “high” and “low” technologies, new and ancient materials, and masculine and feminine making traditions. She is a leading developer in the fields of electronic textiles and paper electronics and her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino. Ms. Buechley will hold an open question and answer discussion following her Keynote address.


The full schedule for the 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference is updated and online.  Check out the fantastic sessions available at this year’s event.