Information Technology Services

Drop Shadow

Technology Showcase and Open House

Thank you for attending!

Thank you for attending the 9th Annual Technology Showcase last Friday, February 7th, 2014.We have already started planning for next year and could use your feedback!

Please take a moment to complete the survey!

Keynote address thanks: Our sincere thanks to Dr. Rob Robinson, whose keynote address on hybrid and online learning was to a sold out crowd and drew much interest. We are sorry that he was unable to attend in person due to his flight being cancelled and bad weather, but thanks to the amazing technology Zoom, we were able to proceed as planned and bring him in remotely. What better way to exemplify the use of technology in higher education today! Click here if you were not able to join us, but would like to watch a recording of the address!

Special thanks to our panelists: Vivek Sah, John Yin, Steve Sumner, Carl Rebman, Brad Bond, Eric Pierson, Sandy Buczynski, Amanda Peterson, Rick Olson, Maureen Guarcello, Eric Cross, Taylor Cabalse, Ben Reed, Cal McKim, Alex Floro, as well as our special student guest speakers from High Tech High and Middle Schools.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rob Robinson,
Solutions Director, Blackboard

Rob Robinson

Dr. Rob Robinson is a Solutions Director at Blackboard, where he focuses on strategic consulting engagements in higher education and online program management.  

Prior to coming to Blackboard in early 2012, Rob served as Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Technology at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he led online and hybrid course development and supported faculty and staff across the institution.  From 1999 until 2010, Rob was a key leader with the University of Texas TeleCampus, a large-scale, System-wide organization supporting fully online degree programs, many of which were inter-institutional collaborative programs.  Prior to that, Rob spent many years working in various technology roles within higher education institutions.  He has consulted with organizations as diverse as the University of Missouri System, Troy University, and UC Berkeley Extension regarding the organization and management of large-scale online programs.  Rob was also the Principal Investigator of the TxLOR, a statewide learning object repository for Texas.

Rob holds a BS and a Ph.D. from UT Austin and an MBA from St. Edward’s University.  He is currently the President of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).  From 2008 to 2012, he chaired the Distance Education Advisory Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the State of Texas.


Top Reasons to Attend the Technology Showcase:

  • Innovative and influential keynote speaker, Dr. Rob Robinson, discusses hybrid and online courses
  • Explore various and many technologies at the Tech Expo Exhibit Hall
  • Attend panel presentations by colleagues/students - topics include: iPad Project, Flipping the Classroom, STA Program, Summer Innovation Institute
  • Networking opportunities, food, drinks, and prizes!
  • Applications for SII '14 will open to interested faculty members at this time!

The following exhibitors and sponsors have registered:

SMART| Apple | HP/PCM | Thomson Reuters | USD Torero Store | Adobe | Dell | Cisco | Blackboard | Blackboard Collaborate |WolfVision i>Clicker | Steelcase | Southland Technology | AMX | Sonic Foundry Examsoft | ProctorU | CrashPlan | Extron Electronics | Aruba Networks In Focus | USD Recycling Center

Presented by: Academic Technology Services