Pearson Announces 2016 Cite Online Learning Conference Program

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16th Annual Conference to Feature Compelling Keynote Presentations, More Than 65 Interactive Sessions Across K-20, Professional, and Corporate Training Through Live and Virtual Sessions

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Pearson today announced the program for its 2016 Online Learning Conference, Cite, to be held Feb. 9-11 live in Amelia Island, Florida and virtually. The 16th annual conference offers a new K-12 track, expanding the audience of more than 500 attendees to include teachers, principals, and superintendents, online learning program executives, faculty and administrators, and corporate and professional training and development leaders. Live-streaming and on-demand access to virtual tracks will also be available to all attendees for up to six months following the conference.

Attendees can choose from more than 65 interactive sessions in five learning tracks—Innovative Models & Pedagogical Approaches, K-12: Next Generation for Online & Blended Learning, Online Program Management, Professional & Corporate Learning Partnerships, and Student Retention & Engagement—covering the complete online learning continuum. A highlight of the conference will be the announcement of the results of the 2015 Babson Survey Research Group Online Learning Survey of chief academic officers, which is co-sponsored by Pearson and the Online Learning Consortium.

“With the announcement of the 2015 Babson Online Learning Survey Results, Cite 2016 will also provide attendees with the unique opportunity to better understand the landscape of online learning, the opportunities it presents, the impact it has, and the challenges moving forward,” said Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president, Pearson’s Online Learning Services.

Keynote presentations include dynamic sessions featuring Ann Christensen, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; New York Times #1 bestselling author of “GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed,” Paul Stoltz, Ph.D.; and successful serial entrepreneur and CEO of Chicago startup hub 1871, Howard Tullman. Moreover, Cite’s keynote panel, “21st Century Learning Strategies,” will feature a group of experts on the importance of connecting the K-12, higher ed, corporate, and ed-tech ecosystems and aligning education toward the common goal of developing future leaders. Panelists include Peter Stokes, Ph.D., Managing Director, Huron Education; Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart; Jaime Fall, Director, UpSkill America; and Sean Gallagher,
Ed.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Northeastern University Global Network.

Concurrent sessions will feature presenters from Arizona State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Ashford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, DeVry University, Florida Technical College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Prince William County Public Schools, Indiana Connections Academy, iNACOL, Getting Smart, LinkedIn, UpSkill America, U.S. Green Building Council, and Salesforce, and more.

To learn more about Cite 2016, visit this website. Follow @PearsonNorthAm and use #pearsoncite to join the conversation.

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