Emerging Strategic Innovations in Educational Leadership: Future-Focused & Grounded in the Cloud

Closing Keynote: Jonathon Richter
Emerging Strategic Innovations in Educational Leadership: Future-Focused & Grounded in the Cloud

What do educational leaders do in these increasingly complex, fast-paced, and interconnected times to engage their students with new technologies and demonstrate results? The world is changing quickly – and with it, educational institutions are asked to deliver in new and improved ways. A scan of emerging trends and the results that business, education, non-profit, and other organizations are achieving reveals a new set of work routines and dynamics worthy of note. This session will provide a future-focused and positive outlook for learning technologies and those who use them. For students and their teachers, trainers, and other content experts, the future has never looked brighter.

Jonathon Richter

Jonathon Richter, Ed.D. is a Research Associate at the University of Oregon and Director of the Center for Learning in Virtual Environments at the University of Oregon. With research interests in the educational use of virtual worlds, electronic assessment and digital storytelling, Dr. Richter is currently Co-Principal Investigator on two National Science Foundation grants – one to integrate computer science and game development into virtual environments at Lane Community College in Oregon and the other investigating dimensions of globally distributed teams’ use of virtual worlds to collaborate and innovate for work-related purposes. He is the co-founder and current chair of the American Educational Research Association’s special interest group on virtual worlds named the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning (ARVEL)