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Innovation Classroom

Putting Maps into your Social Media
Presented by Esri

10 a.m. Dec. 1

10 a.m. Dec. 2

Want to add maps to your tweets, blogs and webpages? Using ArcGIS Online, a free software tool offered by Esri, anyone can easily create high-quality, interactive maps that can be accessed from Web browsers, mobile devices, email, popular social media sites and even text messages. This workshop walks you through the processes of finding and exploring a map in ArcGIS Online, configuring a map to suit your needs, and incorporating your maps into presentations and web applications. The session will be of particular interest to those who want to add maps to presentations, Web pages or social media and those who want to learn how to use basic GIS tools to create and share maps.


Confirmed Speaker

Richard Leadbeater
Global Solutions Manager; State Government & Trade Associations Industry, Esri
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Richard Leadbeater
Mr. Leadbeater currently holds the position of Global Solutions Manager; State Government & Trade Associations Industry. He is responsible for coordinating all out-reach, marketing and business development, identifying solution needs and serving as liaison to Esri’s clients in these sectors. His focus is on the development of tools and solutions addressing government administrative functions with attention on GIS support of policy issues and government business processes.
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Innovations in Education: How Technology Changes Everything
Presented by Bridgepoint Education

2:15 p.m. Dec. 1

2:15 p.m. Dec. 2


Experience cutting-edge educational apps and engaging digital learning materials in this hands-on session.In 2010, Bridgepoint Education launched a suite of dynamic, electronic textbooks to improve accessibility, reduce costs and greatly improve the student experience with respect to digital content. Bridgepoint was one of the first institutions to launch native mobile apps for smartphones and tablets in 2011. This interactive session will showcase two platforms—one built for digital textbooks and the other for the mobile classroom.



Confirmed Speakers

Elizabeth Aguiar
Vice President of Learning Resources & Publishing, Bridgepoint Education
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Dana La Fleur
Director of Learning Architecture, Bridgepoint Education
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Elizabeth Aguiar
Aguiar’s responsibilities include mobile learning and setting the business objective for the organization’s new Thuze platform, as she provided the original vision for Constellation, an award-winning digital publishing platform that delivers an engaging learning experience to nearly 85,000 students. Her extensive experience in the higher education industry spans more than 25 years, and includes expertise in publishing, content strategy, sourcing, pricing, distribution and management across a variety of academic and training environments.

Dana La Fleur
Dana La Fleur is the director of learning architecture for Bridgepoint Education. In this role, she is responsible for selecting, optimizing and socializing technologies appropriate to the learning environment and our students while ensuring a “best in class” learning experience. Serving as the business and academic advocate for the organization’s mobile strategy, Dana recently led the development efforts and launch of the Ashford and Rockies mobile platforms. In 2009, she led the successful transition and integration of the organization’s Learning Management System.