2023 MCO Keynote

Keynote Presentation Overview

MCO is Pleased to Announce this Years Keynote Speaker:
Lance Eaton, Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound

Lance is the Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College, and a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that is focusing on how scholars engage in academic piracy.

Lance has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on artificial intelligence generative tools in education, academic piracy, open access, OER, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service learning.

His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on his blog, By Any Other Nerd Blog Link as well as on Twitter: @leaton01

Lance recently taught a course on AI and education with students to develop usage policies for College Unbound.

He has recently given talks and workshops in Generative AI:
·  Institutional Policy Development for AI Generative Tools in Teaching and Learning (NERCOMP; March 2023)
·  ChatGPT, AI Generative Tools and Your Career: Parallels, Possibilities, and Problems (Rhode Island Career Development Association; February 2022)
·  The Future’s Already Here: AI Generative Tools and Teaching (NERCOMP; Feb 2023).

His work on generative AI policy development with students was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Ed (March 2023),Teaching: What You Can Learn From Students About ChatGPT https://www.chronicle.com/newsletter/teaching/2023-03-30

Time slot for 12:00-12:50:  Lunch & Learn presentations and COD Gallery
Our Keynote Speaker: Lance Eaton
The title of his presentation: “Ready or Not, Here AI Come: Exploring the Role of Generative AI in Higher Education”

Description of Presentation:  Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has created quite the kerfuffle in higher education and challenged many faculty in how we think about teaching, learning, and demonstration of learning.  In the Spring 2023 semester, Lance Eaton, Director of Digital Pedagogy at College Unbound explored the question of how to go about developing usage guidelines around generative AI in a course where students participated in the process of studying, playing with, and evaluating the generative AI for educational purposes.  The result is a set of usage guidelines and thoughtful considerations that are shaping how College Unbound and other institutions are thinking about navigating this new paradigm-shifting technology.  This keynote will feature a short talk by Lance Eaton, followed by a panel with four students (Suleima Lopes, Veronica Machado, Lora Roy, Molly Scavuzzo-Duggan, and Lora Roy) from College Unbound who contributed to the usage guidelines development to share their insights and provocations about these tools in education.  

Contact Information

Twitter: @leaton01