Keynote Speaker, Jon Udell:

Jon’s expertise stretches across many domains, but here are three particularly interesting examples of his recent work in “screencasting,” a form of digital storytelling that both uses and analyzes new forms of multimedia literacy on the Web.

Below are links to recent articles from Jon’s blog:


Rachel Smith:

Rachel S. Smith is the Director of Special Projects and Publications for the New Media Consortium, where she works with member institutions on NMC projects and develops new opportunities for collaboration among members. Currently, she directs the Pachyderm Project and is also involved in the ongoing Horizon Project. Before joining NMC she worked at the California State University Center for Distributed Learning, where she was involved with the development of MERLOT, Biology Labs On-Line, and other projects. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.

Below are links to recent articles from Rachel’s blog:


Cyprien Lomas

Cyprien Lomas:

Cyprien Lomas divides his time between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the EDUCAUSE

Learning Initiative (ELI). At UBC, he is the Director of the Learning Centre in

the Faculty of Land and Food Systems where he oversees the integration of IT, Instructional Support, and Teaching and Learning for the faculty. The Centre’s ongoing initiatives include problem based learning, WebCT support, and distance education. New projects include implementing e-portfolios in core AgroEcology courses and incorporating emerging technologies into educational and administrative practices.

As an ELI Scholar in Residence, Lomas investigates the fit of emerging technologies and emerging practices into institutional strategies. His current projects include studying practices associated with ‘social software’ and student created content; the use of ‘tagging’ to assist in new ways of sorting through content contained in blogs and videoblogs; the use of visual media to communicate educational content; digital storytelling, podcasting and the incorporation of this media into e-portfolios; and formal, informal and virtual learning spaces. Lomas also serves as co-facilitator of the ELI-sponsored Horizon Community, an online group that explores emerging learning practices and technologies. Ongoing activities include co-facilitating the Horizon Project Virtual Community of Practice and the Educause sponsored Instructional Technology constituent group.

Below are links to recent articles from Cyprien’s blog: