OIT Leaders Present at National New Media Consortium Webinar

{May} {26}, {2016}

by Rosalind Ong De Trevino at 11:01 AM in Campus CommunityProjectsStaff News

Office of Information Technology (OIT) leaders, Assistant Vice Provost Dr. Vanessa Kenon and Director of Video Technology Ernest Hernandez were part of a panel of experts who presented insight on personalized learning at the New Media Consortium webinar. The live webinar was held May 25th on the topic “Getting Personal.”


The webinar highlighted personalized learning and provided insight from other higher education professionals from across the nation including Vice President for Information Technology and College Services at Montgomery County Community College Dr. Celeste Schwartz, Vice President for Academic Operations at Kaplan University Kieth Brender, and Director of Technology Enhancement Learning (TEL) at Plymouth University Dr. Arunangus Chatterjee.


Assistant Vice Provost Dr. Vanessa Kenon presenting during the NMC Getting Personal webinar on May 25.


During the webinar discussion focused on how personalized learning is woven into various aspects of higher education from admissions and advising to course development. Dr. Kenon shared how the work currently underway for advising utilizing DegreeWorks and EAB/SSC is going to provide personalization opportunities and how it integrates with iPASS. Hernandez shared his perspective on how engaging videos can be used to communicate and generate buy-in from students.


Director of Video Technology Ernest Hernandez  III presenting during the NMC Getting Personal webinar on May 25.

UTSA is one of 24 higher education institutions selected for the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


The New Media Consortium (NMC) is a community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research centers. The NMC stimulates and furthers the exploration and use of new media and technologies for learning and creative expression. All content Creative Commons (www.nmc.org, 2016).