501 Putting Data to Work

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, August 23

Data are constantly evolving; the only way to keep up is to start thinking differently about the data you collect and use in order to make better data-driven decisions. In order to harness the potential of data, we must first seize the opportunities to advance the skillset required to be on top of your game in a data-driven digital world.

In this session, built upon recent research published by The eLearning Guild, you will discover how data are acting as a catalyst for change within the eLearning field. You will learn why the time to start thinking about data is now, not in the future. You will leave this session better understanding the expanding world of data and be able to determine if you are using the right data in your work.

Ellen Wagner

Visiting Professor

George Mason University

Ellen Wagner is an award-winning learning technology professional who has worked as a tenured professor and administrator, a senior executive in commercial software companies, a founding entrepreneur of start-ups companies, and a board member. She currently consults with higher educational and corporate clients to make better strategic use of data analytics. Ellen is a member of the Affiliate Faculties of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Education, Learning Technology Division, at George Mason University, and chairs the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering Special Interest Group on Learning Engineering Among the Professions.

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