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ATXpo 2014

Event Information

September 30th is the last day to register online. Same day registration will be available at the check-in table the morning of the ATXpo.


Save the Date | Friday October 3, 2014!

Stanford University Libraries, Academic Computing Services, is pleased to announce the inaugural ATXpo (Academic Technology Expo) on Friday October 3, 2014 at Munger Conference Center.

The ATXpo is a one-day event that will bring together faculty members, instructors, students, and staff from across Stanford University to share, discuss, and promote best practices for teaching and learning with technology. The schedule and session formats were selected to encourage networking, foster new collaborations, and showcase projects, pedagogies, and practices that have improved teaching and learning at Stanford University. This year's theme, “Ideas with Impact”, will address topics such as how technology can be leveraged to improve the classroom experience, assess student learning and increase efficiency and sustainability.


A cross-campus group of academic staff members and administrators convened a session at the 2013 ITUnconference to discuss how to improve the use of academic technology at Stanford University. After a thoughtful discussion, the group identified two significant needs on campus:


  • An event to share, discuss, and celebrate the projects, pedagogies, practices, and technologies that faculty members, staff, and students across campusrely on everyday to address teaching and learning challenges, and
  • An increased awareness of available resources to support teaching and learning at Stanford.

Since that first meeting at the 2013 ITUnconference, a group of volunteers have continued to collaborate and plan the first Academic Technology Expo.


  1. Create a cross-campus forum where examples of innovative teaching with technology can be shared.
  2. Promote and foster new collaborations across campus.
  3. Create outcomes that can immediately contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning on campus including contributions to and steps toward building a community of practice around instructional technology.

Please join us on October 3rd for IdeaLab presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout sessions. For the most up-to-date agenda, please see


8:00am - 9:00am, Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am, Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Professor Dan Schwartz

Professor Schwartz will help advance the ATXpo's theme "Ideas with Impact" and will reinforce the spirit of the event, sharing and collaboration across campus in support of teaching and learning with technology. 

10:00am - 10:15am, Break

10:15am - 11:15am, IdeaLab

Inspired by NMC’s Summer Conference, the IdeaLab will feature 12 invited exhibitors that showcase practices, projects, and technologies that are improving teaching and learning at Stanford University. Unlike traditional poster sessions, the IdeaLab will encourage exhibitors and participants to actively engage with each other through play, experimentation, and collaboration. Exhibitors will focus their presentations around the central teaching and learning challenge that they addressed, and how their solution might be adopted by other participants. The IdeaLab presenters will be announced shortly.  

11:30am - 12:30pm, Lunch

Lunch will be provided.

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Small Group Activity 

1:30pm - 1:45pm, Break

1:45pm - 2:30pm, Breakout Sessions

Participants will attend one of several concurrent moderated breakout sessions. Motivated by a question, each session will investigate a pressing teaching and learning challenge that was identified by the planning committee and the Advisory Board. The goal of each breakout session will be to share practices, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and ultimately, to draft a list of recommendations on how expo participants, and the campus community, might systematically address these challenges.
  • Constructing Goals and Assessing Outcomes 
  • Cross-setting, Immersive, and Post-course Learning 
  • Games and Learning 
  • Leveraging Social Media 
  • Mixing Digital and Face-to-Face Instruction 
  • Research Tools into Teaching

2:45pm - 3:15pm, Reflections & Closing

All ATXpo participants will be encouraged to give a brief spoken reflection on their experience. Reflection topics might include: what was discussed during an engaging session, one thing the person learned throughout the day, or a call to action (reflections will be limited to 3-4 minutes per speaker).

3:15pm, Reception

Participants will be encouraged to continue their conversations while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the post-ATXpo reception.


Keynote Speaker

A member of the SUSE faculty since 2000, Dr. Schwartz studies student understanding and representation and the ways that technology can facilitate learning. He works at the intersection of cognitive science, computer science, and education, examining cognition and instruction in individual, cross-cultural, and technological settings. A theme throughout Dr. Schwartz's research is how people's facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment and problem solving. He finds that new media make it possible to exploit spatial representations and activities in fundamentally new ways, offering an exciting complement to the verbal approaches that dominate educational research and practice.
IdeaLab Exhibits
  • "create:space", Beth McCullough and Erin Scott
  • "Cigarette Citadels", Claudia Engel, Matthew Kohrman, Kasiemobi Udo-okoye
  • "Digital Humanities Tools for the Classroom", Jason Heppler, Elijah Meeks
  • "Electronic Learning Portfolios (ePortfolios) and Folio Thinking", Lourdes Andrade, Celeste Fowles Nguyen, and Helen L. Chen
  • "Higher Expectations for Video Online: Using story videos to increase engagement and improve learning outcomes in online learning", Carlos Seligo, Anne Friedlander, Bob Siegel
  • "Instructional Technology Map", Chris Makler, Vera Michalchik
  • "Lacuna Stories", Michael Widner, Brian Johnsrud
  • "Multimedia Best Practices and Rubric: A Guide to the What, Why & How", Tiffany Lieuw & Kara McCormack
  • "Beyond bluebooks and online testing: a new high-stakes testing environment", Keli Amann, Chris Mockus
  • "SICKO - Surgical Improvement of Clinical Knowledge Ops", Jamie Tsui
  • "Teaching, Learning, and Sharing Student Work in a 100% Paperless Classroom", Pamela Levine
  • "iPads for Learning", Paul Zenke


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions. 

Session Materials

IdeaShare Session - Small Group Activity

Submission Form


Breakout Sessions

Constructing Goals and Assessing Outcomes

Cross-setting, Immersive, and Post-course Learning

Games and Learning

Leveraging Social Media

Mixing Digital and Face-to-Face Instruction

Research Tools into Teaching