EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2016, October 27

Presenting at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference was a blast! My director and I spoke in front of a ballroom (thankfully it wasn’t filled!) of people about assessing the academic technology organization in a time of restructuring and change. This presentation was such a rewarding experience and a chance for me to combine my formal background in Organizational Studies with my practical skills of instructional project management.

Session Type: Breakout Session

Delivery Format: Interactive PresentationPedagogical and technological changes are upsetting the status quo of course delivery. To remain relevant, academic technologists must be responsive, agile, and forward-thinking within a context of rapid change, high demand, and limited resources. Learn how one academic technology unit strategically prioritized and responded to these challenges in today’s climate.


  • Articulate tactical work in response to the strategic goals of your institution and department
  • Redefine priorities in response to technological and pedagogical change
  • Retrofit Brown’s reflexive model to fit your own institutional culture

NERCOMP Regional Conference, May 2017

The Application of Analytics in Instructional Design, May 23, 2017

Tools and Techniques for Harvesting Learning Data
Hong Chau,
 Instructional Designer, Brown University
Jing Qi, Learning Analytic and LMS Specialist, Dartmouth College
Esin Sile, Partner & CEO, MIndBridge Partners

  • Three presentations and demonstrations of tools and techniques that are used to harvest and analyze learning data
  • Demonstration of a self-service tool we built that gathers and analyzes discussion interaction data
  • Leveraging Canvas Data Service to run institutional level Canvas data analysis
  • Tools for Cross-Platform analysis

Presentation: Leveraging Canvas Data (.pdf)