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Globalization, Innovation and Whole Person Education: Inside OneCampus ORU

Michael Mathews AVP and Chief Information Officer Oral Roberts University gives us an inside look into ORU's cutting-edge Global Learning Center. The winner of numerous awards, ORU's GLC boasts:

  • Global Learning and Teleportation Classroom – Access in and out of the GLC to/ from any and all continents in the world. Quality of video conference will move people around the world at the speed of light (teleportation).
  • Studio Classroom - Studio for recording any style of distance education, instruction, or classroom media.
  • Virtual Reality Classroom – Full immersive virtual reality (VR) learning room (I.e. Flight simulation, marine biology, engineering, etc.).
  • High Performance Computing Research Classroom - Global access for research that requires supercomputer and high performance access.
  • Global innovation Collaboration Classroom – The think tank for furthering the advancement of instruction.
  • Distance Education Lab classroom – Dedicated for classes online that require a lab or experiential aspect
  • Instructional class for disabilities – A class with portal augmented reality equipment that can be configured to help people with certain learning challenges.
  • Faculty Excellence and Learning Classroom – Room capable to teach all online faculty and traditional faculty on new technologies and new delivery methods.

Goals of Classrooms

  • World class design and functionality
  • Be interchangeable for flexibility
  • Be multi-purpose and multi-function
  • Be viewed as ‘OneCampus’ ORU

REPORT: Developing a Culture of Innovation

What are the attributes of an innovative workplace culture? It’s an environment where creativity is cherished, risk‐taking is embraced and encouraged, communication is critical, and resources are committed. HR Exchange Network's report titled "Developing a Culture of Innovation" sets the tone for HR professionals on why they should invest in this type of change and showcases proven strategies for creating an innovative workplace culture.

Sensemaking in the Midst of Digital Industrial Transformation

We are the generation of leaders who must interpret what becoming more digital means for ourselves, our teams, our functions, our businesses, and our customers. We are creating the story that others will, in the future, review in a case studies and articles. For most of us, this prospect is more than a bit daunting, humbling, and energizing.

The focus of this keynote presentation is to help other learning professionals engage in the process of sensemaking related to the technological transformation of our workplaces as well as our approach to our work as learning professionals. Weick, Sutcliffe, and Obstfeld (2005) boil down sensemaking into two action-oriented questions: what is going on here and what do I do next? In this session we will:

  • Explore the the notion of digital-industrial leadership;
  • Consider the mindset shift required of learning professionals to engage in sensemaking in the midst of transformational change;

Presentation by Ann M. Johnston, PhD Digital Learning Transformation Leader, GE Digital

Top L&D Challenges of 2018

We surveyed over 100 senior-level executives from Corporate Learning Week to learn the top L&D challenges of 2018, what corporate learners have spent to counter these challenges, and the top priorities for new learning solutions in 2018 and 2019. Download this infographic to learn the highest priorities of L&D leaders.

HR in the Age of AI

The Human Resources community is no different. For HR departments, AI can reduce – or remove – repetitive, time-intensive manual tasks. AI, and the data it captures and interprets, can help shift HR from an afterthought to a partner in its organization’s growth. HR in the Age of AI explores:

  • Trends & Statistics
  • Current Implementations
  • Strengths & Opportunities
  • Potential Pitfalls
  • Making the Case for AI

Modern Learning Report

Today’s learner wants individualized training, and wants it to be accessible, immediate and relevant. In a “24/7” world, people are constantly online – constantly connected to a device and close to an access point. We don’t want to wait because we don’t need to wait. Training can happen when we have the time, which can be at any time.

As social creatures, humans are always looking to socialize in new ways. The same can be said about training in the workplace. It has to be short, sharp, and relevant… and also interactive and collaborative. Devices, be it an iPad or smartphone, are made available to us daily in our personal lives. Companies are now harnessing the power of that technology to improve learning.

Modern Learning: Innovate, Collaborate and Disrupt explores:

  • Top priorities in learning
  • Disruptive Learning Strategies such as Virtual Reality and Mobile Learning
  • Experience Application Programming Interface (XAPI)
  • Preparing for the years ahead