What is the role of provosts/CAOs in campus efforts to bring digital resources into gateway courses? What do provosts/CAOs learn when they are involved in new initiatives to do so?
KENNETH C. GREEN is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American colleges and universities. Campus Computing is widely cited by both campus officials and corporate executives as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about key planning and policy issues affecting information technology, eLearning, and online education in American higher education.
Recently Green was the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, the postsecondary success podcast of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2017-2018). He was also the director of the Digital Fellows Project of the Association of Chief Academic Officers (2017-2019). His Digital Tweed blog is published by Inside Higher Ed.
A frequently featured speaker at academic and industry conferences and campus events, Green is the author, co-author, or editor of 20 books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries published in academic journals and professional publications. He is often quoted on higher education and information technology issues in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and other print and broadcast media.
In October 2002, Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The award cites his work in creating The Campus Computing Project and recognizes his "prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas." And in February 2019, EdTech Digest cited Green on its list of "100 Top Influencers in EdTech," noting that he is a “definitive source for the higher education transformation conversation.”
A graduate of New College (FL), Green earned his Ph.D. in public policy and higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Panel members from an EDUCAUSE 2017 Annual Conference session offer insights about the role of provosts and chief academic officers in digital courseware deployment and the challenges of using technology to advance teaching, learning, and student success.
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