The 2017 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is pleased to announce that Kathleen Ives, D.M., chief executive officer and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium, will be the featured speaker for the Symposium’s World Campus track. Ives’ talk will cover why online learning and education is important for research universities.

Along with Dr. Ives’ talk, the World Campus track will feature sessions that focus on the latest in Penn State’s innovation in online teaching and learning.

Dr. Ives has worked in online technology for over 20 years. Along with her current leadership role with the Online Learning Consortium, she serves as faculty for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (sponsored by Penn State and OLC) and on the Leadership Advisory Board for the Center for Learning Innovations & Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS).

Formerly, Dr. Ives oversaw all forms of alternative instruction at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA (distance learning, accelerated programming). She serves as adjunct faculty for University of Phoenix, Denver-based American Sentinel University, and Bay State College in Boston.

Dr. Ives began her career at CBS and helped to develop the service that evolved into Prodigy. She then spent fourteen years designing and implementing consumer online information services, first at AT&T and then at Verizon where she spearheaded the development of the nation’s first online Yellow Pages product, now called Dr. Ives has degrees in communication, communication management, and organizational leadership from the University of California at Davis, the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication, and the University of Phoenix-Online, respectively.

The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is an annual event bringing together people and ideas that transform education. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. As always, there is no charge for attendees.

Register for the Symposium today to be a part of a great conversation.

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