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Dealing with an Uncertain Future of IT in Higher Education

Higher Education IT must prepare for the adoption of different learning and instructional modalities – whether in-person, online, hybrid, or HyFlex. Hear from Bryan Alexander, an internationally known futurist and researcher - in conversation with Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University - who developed “hybrid-flexible (HyFlex) course design - and find out what you can do to prepare for the return to campus this fall. How will learning differ and how will IT need to address the change?

About the presenters:

Bryan Alexander

Bryan Alexander is an award–winning, internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of higher education’s future. Bryan has been interviewed frequently and has written articles featured in well-known publications as the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Chronicle of Higher Education among many others.


Dr. Brian Beatty

Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Previously (2012 – 2020), Brian was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University (SFSU), overseeing the Academic Technology unit and coordinating the use of technology in the academic programs across the university.


Johann Zimmern

Johann Zimmern is a Sr. Solutions Manager in Aruba’s global marketing team with responsibility for school and university customers. In this capacity, he’s managing Aruba’s education customer advisory councils and is focused on the realization of advanced network, wireless, security, and access management – all in support of student success.

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