Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the winners of the 2017 Best Overall PIC Paper, Best Overall Zone Paper, and Best Diversity Paper!
BEST OVERALL PIC PAPER: PIC V Paper: Exploring School-to-work Transitions through Reflective Journaling
Author: Benjamin Lutz and Marie Paretti, Virginia Tech
BEST OVERALL ZONE PAPER: ZONE IV Paper: "Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Technology Use in the Engineering Classroom"
Author: Sean St. Clair, Oregon Institute of Technology
BEST DIVERSITY PAPER: Paper: "The Inequality of LGBTQ Students in U.S. Engineering Education: Report on a Study of Eight Engineering Programs"
Nominated by the Liberal Education/Education & Society Division
Authors: Erin Cech, University of Michigan; Tom Waidzunas, Temple University; Stephanie Farrell, Rowan University
Corporate Member Council Industry Day Keynote Speaker:
George Siemens researches, technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. A professor and executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at University of Texas, Arlington, he also leads the development of the Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at the University of South Australia. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers, radio, and television. He has served as principal investigator or co-PI on grants totaling more than $15 million, with funding from NSF, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Intel, Boeing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Soros Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Peru and the University of the Fraser Valley in Canada for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks. He holds an honorary professorship with University of Edinburgh. A founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, he has advised government agencies in Australia, the European Union, Canada and the United States—as well as numerous international universities—on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results. He is also a pioneer of massive open online courses (MOOCs).