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Educational Intelligence Lecture Series

Educational Intelligence =
Aptitude + Motivation + Opportunity + Persistence


During the 2018-2019 Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series, we will have several experts come to campus to speak about various topics related to educational intelligence. Refreshments will be provided to attendees and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

If accommodations are needed for any future Lecture Series Event, please email online@apsu.edu.

Stephanie Taylor & Dr. Joseph Elarde
Cyber Security Month - In collaboration with Office of Information Technology
Don't Let Cyber Security Frighten You!
October 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MUC Ballroom
Dr. Robin M. Smith
National Distance Learning Week
Conquering the Content: Does Your Online Course Pass the Two Minute Test?
November 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MUC Ballroom C
Audrey Waters
Educational Technology Awareness
The History of the Future of Educational Technology
February 20, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MUC Ballroom C

Stephanie TStephanie Tayloraylor has been APSU Information Technology (IT) for over 31 years. She is a graduate of the APSU Computer Science program (’88). In 2016, Stephanie was appointed Director of IT Security.  In this role, Stephanie’s responsibility is to oversee cybersecurity measures throughout the department and the university. This includes establishing IT security policies, plans, and procedures; educating the university community in safe cybersecurity practices; evaluating and implementing technology security tools to help keep the university network and data safe from misuse and attack.

Dr. Joseph ElardeJoseph Elarde is an Associate Professor at APSU. He has an MBA degree with a Management Information Systems emphasis from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from DePaul University. He has ten years of experience teaching Information Technology (IT) courses to business professionals and over 25 years of IT consulting for industry. His current research interests include: information security, application performance analysis, parallel computing, green IT, the use of virtual reality in education, game programming, interdisciplinary computing.

Robin SmithDr. Robin M. Smith, holds a PhD in Systematic Entomology from Texas A&M University. Additionally, Robin authored, “Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development.” Her book provides online/hybrid instructors with a blueprint for course development and organization. She serves as a consultant of instructional design, adult learning, faculty development, and efficiency of processes. Introducing change and helping people navigate those changes has been an ongoing theme in her career.

Audrey WatersAudrey is a writer and independent scholar who focuses on education technology – its politics and its pedagogical implications. She has written for The Baffler, The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, and is best known for her work on her own website, Hack Education. Audrey has given keynotes and presentations on education technology around the world and is the author of several books, including The Monsters of Education Technology series.