TEXPO 2019


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex • April 9, 2019

Technology in Teaching Expo

Information Technology Services is excited to announce our fifth annual Technology in Teaching Expo. All Northeastern University faculty and staff are invited to engage with colleagues, share knowledge, hear how different departments are using technology and how Information Technology Services is supporting your efforts.

Participant panels will take place in three locations in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Panel members from around the university will discuss and share their classroom challenges, concerns, perspectives, insights and solutions.

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There are a limited number of presenter and digital poster session positions available. Please contact ats@northeastern.edu with your proposed panel or poster topic.

Schedule of Events

8:00a – 9:00a Registration and Breakfast, ISEC Lobby
9:00a – 9:10a CIO Welcome and Orientation, ISEC Auditorium
9:10a – 10:00a Keynote address, ISEC Auditorium
10:00a – 10:30a Learning Environment 2025, ISEC Auditorium
10:40a – 11:40a Panel discussion session A, ISEC 136, Auditorium
11:45a – 12:30p Poster Session, ISEC 138
12:30p – 1:30p Lunch and Mobile VR Lab, ISEC Atrium, ISEC 140
1:40p – 2:40p Panel discussion session B, ISEC 136, 142
2:50p – 3:50p Panel discussion session C, ISEC 136, Auditorium
4:00p – 5:00p Reception, ISEC Atrium

Remote join option: Participants who would like to join remotely can access the web conference information in the TEXPO 2018 course in Blackboard. Those who registered before May 2nd, may access the link directly here or find it in your list of courses named TEXPO 2018.

If you registered on or after May 2nd, you may enroll yourself in TEXPO 2018 by clicking on the Courses tab in Blackboard and typing in TEXPO 2018 in the course search field on the top left of the Courses tab in Blackboard. From there, right click the downward arrow that appears when you hover over TEXPO 2018 and click “Enroll.” You may also email ats@northeastern.edu to be added to the course. After you are enrolled, enter the TEXPO 2018 course and click on “Join Sessions” on the left-hand menu.

Each session has its own Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conference room. Note that to prevent background noise during the session, the remote audience may be muted during the presentation. Please use the chat function in order to ask questions or make comments.

If you need help logging into the web session or enabling your microphone, please review support material here or call the help desk at 617-373-4357 for assistance.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00a – 9:00a
Participants may begin arriving at 8:00 to pick up their registration materials and have breakfast.
ISEC Atrium – Refreshments will be served


9:10a – 10:00a

Francesca Panetta, Executive Editor, Virtual Reality at the Guardian

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an Executive Editor at the Guardian, and currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She specialises in experimental storytelling using emerging technologies. Most recently she ran the Guardian’s in house Virtual Reality studio which produced 6×9: A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement which won numerous awards and toured around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and at the White House.

6×9 may be viewed by downloading the GuardianVR app on your mobile device. Through that app, you can find a number of projects that Francesca has produced, including 6×9.

ISEC Auditorium

Northeastern Learning Environment 2025

10:00a – 10:30a

Stephanie Trowbridge, Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology will provide an overview of how the Northeastern Learning Environment is responding to the vision of Northeastern 2025, incorporating feedback from the university community.
ISEC Auditorium

Panel Session A

10:40a – 11:40a

TEXPO Digital Poster Session

11:45p – 12:30p

Lunch and Mobile VR Lab

12:30P – 1:30p

Get lunch and connect with your colleagues.

ISEC 140

Panel Session B

1:40p – 2:40p

Panel Session C

2:50p – 3:50p


4:00p – 5:00p

Join your colleagues and members of Information Technology Services for a closing reception.
ISEC Atrium


Image credits

“Virtual Reality” Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash
“Camera Lens” Photo by Dollar Gill on Unsplash
“Drawing Doodles” Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash
“Speare Hall” Photo by Brooks Canaday
“Badges” by Allison LaMotte

Last year’s schedule and recordings available on the TEXPO 2018 page.