What if, instead of merely reacting, educators led with their visions of long-term directions for research and teaching IT platforms? What if they set forth clear goals for future IT environments whose material, operational, organizational, and labor infrastructures and functions align with core research and teaching missions, and did so in ways that are ethical and sustainable? What could _having a plan_, even if at first only impractical, give scholars as leverage in the shared-governance conversations they will need to have over the next decade with university administrators, IT industry representatives, staff, students, and others (including those from their ranks who work in relevant areas of engineering, education, or policy research)? We invite short papers for two panels that plan, speculate about, or suggest technologies or strategies optimal for supporting our scholarship and instruction.
Panel 1: What do we want in a research platform of the future?
Instead of just critiquing major information technology (IT) platforms that higher-ed institutions commit to, panelists “lead with the solution.” They set forth visions, plans, and ethical, sustainable principles for the research IT of the future.
Panel 2: What do we want in a learning platform of the future?
Beyond critiquing major information technology (IT) platforms such as learning management systems at their institutions, panelists “lead with the solution.” They set forth visions, plans, and ethical, sustainable principles for the teaching IT of the future.
Abstracts: 300 words or less, by the end of the day (all time zones): 15 March 2022. Please submit your abstract using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/6usmSxEmhD1xpKtJ8