Digital week promotes learning, research

first_imgThe Office of Digital Learning (ODL) launched its first annual ND Digital week Friday, and it will feature more than 30 events between now and Oct. 9 dedicated to promoting digital teaching, learning and research on campus.Mary McGraw | The Observer “The ODL is a new office on campus tasked with enhancing the bonds between students and faculty and driving a first-class learning experience via cutting edge technology,” Elliott Visconsi, Notre Dame’s Chief Academic Digital Officer, said. “It’s really important for us to hear student feedback and engagement — what their concerns are and what they want to see in their learning experience.”A keynote lecture by Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and professor at MIT, will kick off the week at 3 p.m. Friday in the Geddes Auditorium. “[Agarwal] will be discussing the evolving nature of higher education and the role of digital learning within it,” Melissa Dinsman, projects and operations manager for the ODL, said. “We’re hoping it will generate a lot of buzz and discussion.”Tim Bozik, CEO of Pearson PLC, and Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California will also present lectures. They will discuss online learning and digital scholarship, respectively, on Monday.Dinsman said other events include a series of round table discussions on digital education as well as workshops on digital publishing, e-portfolio preparation and digital comics creation. There will also be open houses hosted by the Digital Visualization Theater in Jordan Hall, Academic Technologies Lab in DeBartolo Hall and ePortfolio services.“This is a big announcement that the ODL is here and has plenty of resources to offer students and faculty alike,” Dinsman said. “We also want to highlight all the great digital scholarship already being conducted on campus.”Dinsman said the ODL plans to showcase the digital scholarship conducted by Notre Dame graduate students with “Lightning Talks” on Thursday. Each graduate student will present a five-minute talk on the theme “New Technologies, New Knowledge.”Sonia Howell, research fellow of digital initiatives at the ODL, said the week will also include interactive activities for students such as a digital scavenger hunt, Twitter Bingo, a 3-D printing contest and CasheND, a geocaching race. Prizes include T-shirts, bookstore items and restaurant gift cards, with the scavenger hunt champion receiving a free iPad mini.“This is the first time Notre Dame has done anything like this, and it’s important because it’s a great opportunity to present ourselves as world leaders in the sphere of digital learning,” Howell said.For updates and a complete list of events, visit or follow @NDDigitalWeek on Twitter.Tags: digital education, Digital Week, edXlast_img read more

Executive shake-up sees Veltyco appoint Melissa Blau as new CEO

first_img Share XLMedia completes takeover of July 17, 2020 London AIM-listed European online gambling/lottery group, Veltyco Plc has issued a corporate update confirming the appointment of Melissa Blau as new Chief Executive Officer.Veltyco governance confirms the appointment Blau, following an executive management restructure, which has seen company executives Uwe Lenhoff and Hans Dahlgren step down from the board.As leader of Veltyco, Blau will be supported by the appointment of Rainer Lauffs as Chief Operating Officer (COO).Further corporate leadership changes, see Veltyco confirm the appointment of Gilles Ohana as new Non-Executive Chairman.A seasoned industry veteran, Blau has an extensive background in industry business strategy, financing and stakeholder management.Blau has formerly served as CFO of St Minver, the legacy igaming division of GTECH, and as CEO of industry investment firm Europa Point Group.Furthermore, she has consulted a number of tier1gambling operators on international projects and growth strategies through private vehicle iGaming Capital. StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Nektan ceases trading on London AIM May 18, 2020 Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020 Submitlast_img read more