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We are very excited to formally announce that our 6th annual LearnLab Corporate Partners Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University. This year's theme is "Infusing Evidence Based Research into Educational Technology" with the underlying goal to accelerate technology transfer from our university into industry. We would welcome you and your colleagues to join us.
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Thursday - Friday
May 12-13, 2016
Newell-Simon Hall
Carnegie Mellon University

We are also very excited that Remake Learning Days will be May 9-15. It is a week long celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning. Over 150 events are currently scheduled. You can find out more about this event at

At the corporate partners meeting you will learn about the latest learning science and educational technology research underway at Carnegie Mellon University. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and recruit our current graduate students and post docs in the learning sciences as well as our Professional Masters in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) students. For those who are interested in possible collaborations, we would welcome discussions with our faculty.

Our keynote speakers will be Jason Levin, Vice President of Institutional Research at Western Governors University and Jeff Bergin, Vice President, Learning Design, Global Technology Products at Pearson.

Jason Levin leads the research efforts at Western Governors University to ensure that their students receive a relevant, effective and efficient education. Through the use of detailed data analysis, his team is achieving measurable, continuous course improvement. Prior to joining Western Governors University, Jason Levin joined Kaplan in 2004 as a data analyst where he quickly rose through the ranks. In 2009 he was named the Executive Director Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Business Intelligence at Kaplan. In this role Jason was responsible for Kaplan's institutional research, analysis and assessment functions. Jason Levin holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

Jeff Bergin is an executive with over 20 years of experience in educational technology. He leads the learning design for Pearson=E2=80=99s global higher educati= on technology products. Previously, he was the Vice President of Digital Design and Development for Pearson Learning Solutions, where he directed the design, development, and evaluation of academic and professional products, curricula, and courses. He has held positions at School Specialty, Thomson/KnowledgeNET, and Simon and Schuster; taught at Maricopa Community Colleges; and held research positions at the University of Wisconsin. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and have presented and published on topics including online pedagogies, digital literacies, and student retention.

There is no fee for this event, however; attendance is limited due to space constraints. To RSVP email your name, title and email address to Ms. Lauren Hardwig ( .

Hotel information will be provided when you RSVP. The agenda for the day and a half is below.

May 12, 2016
Bridges Restaurant
Wyndham Hotel

6:00 PM Meet, greet and Mingle LearnLab members, METALS students, and other industry professionals in an informal setting with light dinner
8:00 PM End

May 13, 2016
3305 Newell-Simon Hall
Carnegie Mellon University

8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Overview of the Day
9:15 AM University-Industry Collaborations: Applying Learning Science for a Competitive Edge - Ken Koedinger
10:00 AM Opportunities for Collaboration: Summer School, Hiring, Projects in METALS, HCI, and Working with Faculty. An open discussion and examples of past projects - Vincent Aleven, Ken Koedinger, John Stamper
10:30 Break
10:45 AM METALS Student Showcase. Learn about their professional interests and experience
11:15 AM Invited Talk: Jason Levin, Vice President of Institutional Research at Western Governors University
12:15 PM Working Lunch: Interact with peers, METALS, and PhD students/Post-Docs
1:00 PM PhD/Graduate Student Showcase. Students discuss their professional interests and research
1:30 PM How Can Carnegie Mellon Meet Your Future Employment Needs? Open Discussion - Michael Bett
2:00 PM Invited Talk: Jeff Bergin, Vice President, Learning Desi\ gn, Global Technology Products at Pearson
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Employing Educational Technology and Learning Science for Continuous Course Improvement or "How to Get Smarter Faster" - Norman Bier
3:20 PM Automating Individualized Instruction -John Stamper
3:40 PM DataShop Mirror - John Stamper, Ken Koedinger
4:00 PM Break
4:10 PM Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Carolyn Rose
4:30 PM Educational Games - Amy Ogan
4:50 PM Wrap up
5:00 PM End of Day

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you in May!