The annual EDUCAUSE conference is currently taking place in Anaheim, California starting today and running until Friday, October 28, 2016.
The EDUCAUSE Conference https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/agenda which calls itself the Hulk of EdTech conference has a very fun twitter mascot. He’s the EDUCAUSE HULK. On twitter he’s @educause_hulk. You can follow him and the rest of the EDUCAUSE conference by using the hashtag #edu16.
EdSurge even wrote up a little article on him. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-10-21-how-a-parody-twitter-account-helps-decode-the-hulking-educause-conference-and-what-to-expect-this-year
You may not be familiar with the organization EDUCAUSE but you actually have a daily work connection to it. The .edu in your email was issued through Educause. Also EDUCAUSE has offices located in the Rocky Mountain Region, right in Lousiville, Colorado with offices also in Washington D.C.
Since we’d been reviewing mission and vision statements for eLCC, take a look at EDUCAUSE’s trademarked motto which is Uncommon Thinking For Uncommon Good.
Its mission statement is “Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.”
For any most eLCC members you might be most familiar with two of EDUCAUSE’s initiatives which are ECAR and ELI.
Here’s the link to its most recent briefs, reports, case studies and papers.
There is information and date for everyone. This includes instructional designers, educational technologists, LMS coordinators, online instructors, online Deans,
Director of Online Learning and of course all types of academic technology and Higher ED IT people. Go have fun and explore the emerging trends, data and best practices!
EDUCAUSE CENTER FOR ANALYSIS and RESEARCH (ECAR)
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ECAR)