Dr. Keith Hampson is the Managing Director of Client Innovation at Acrobatiq, a Carnegie Mellon University venture. In this episode of MEP, he joins us to talk about the future of learning, and the role that learning analytics will play, how institutions will evolve in an administrative standpoint, and improving analytics for faculty and student use.
Keith has deep roots in higher education. After doing his doctorate at the University of Queensland (Australia), he served as a member of the faculty at Ryerson University, where he focused on the intersection of markets, culture and consumer behavior. It was during his time as faculty that Keith came to see the extraordinary potential of digital media and technology to improve learning. He then took on the role of Director, Digital Education Strategies at Ryerson University where he and his team grew enrolment by 500% and won six national awards for excellence in digital higher education. Before joining Acrobatiq, Keith served as an advisor to dozens of institutions and companies trying to improve online education.
(01:23) Keith’s background
(03:20) What is your philosophy and what is your take on what technology’s role should be in learning and how education is implementing it today?
(05:50) Learning analytics is used in administrator level where it should be more actionable data for students to understand where they’re struggling, where they’re succeeding, and also how advisors and faculty can make those interventions and support more known at that level.
(06:45) Acrobatiq’s student dashboard
(08:01) What is your perspective on the conversations that you’re having, all the work that you’ve been doing , the learning science that you’re doing in Acrobatiq? Do you foresee a day in the next 5, 10, 20 years where institutions at the highest level are transforming the way that they are structured?
(10:35) Maybe it’s more of these larger institutions, if they’re going to innovate and change actually take on more of the disruptive innovation type model.
(11:58) What do you foresee as being the most important innovation in education that we’ll see in the next 1 to 5 years?
(15:17) What do you see as the role that Acrobatiq will play here in the innovations that we see moving forward?
(18:00) Put yourself in the role of president of a university. What would you do if you had kind of carte blanche here, to innovate in the university and serve students in your way?
(21:15) If you could have dinner with one person you admire, past or present, who would it be and why?
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