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Big Ideas in Higher Education Series


Engage Students and Transform Learning

Emerging and Immersive Technologies as Cutting-Edge Teaching Tools


Tuesday, October 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.
(Reception to follow from 5:30-6:30 p.m.)


Belknap Academic Building, Room 130

Reception to follow in room 218

Presenter: Robbie Melton, Ph.D.

New opportunities for teaching, learning, communication, and data collection are available to meet the educational and workforce demands of today’s students.

Join internationally renowned and award-winning researcher and technology evaluator Dr. Robbie Melton as she highlights how emerging and immersive technologies convert to cutting-edge teaching tools.

In an interactive and dynamic presentation format, Dr. Melton will demonstrate how innovations such as augmented reality are transforming higher education. Many opportunities are literally at your fingertips in the form of smartphone apps.

Don’t forget to bring your smartphone or device to this special event.

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Sponsored by the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL)

Learning Objectives

Participants will view a showcase of emerging artificial intelligence-connected devices, wearable technology, mixed reality, and upcoming trends in technology. Participants will explore and experience immersive learning through virtual reality and augmented reality for classroom applications.

During this session, you will:

About the Presenter

Photo of Robbie Melton, Ph.D

Robbie Melton, Ph.D., tenured professor at Tennessee State University (TSU), serves as the transformational -transitional graduate dean for TSU College of Graduate & Professional Studies and a global researcher and international presenter and consultant for Emerging IOE (“The Internet of Everything”) Smart Mobile Technology of mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, wearables, smart gadgets and tools, and mixed reality of VR and AR. She formerly served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Emerging Technologies for the Tennessee Board of Regents and the primary developer and chief administrator for the system wide Regents Online Degree Programs. Her awards include: 2016 OLC Leadership, WCET Life Time Achievement, 2014 Top 30 Technologists, 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator, 2012 Top Fifty Technology Innovator; and 2012 WOW EdTechnology Awards. She was a featured speaker at the UNESCO Mobile Learning Symposium. She is known as an ‘Appologist, for her extensive research of best practices with mobile devices (smartphone, tablets, wearable, and the creation of a Mobile App Resource Center. She is currently serving as the UNICEF Teacher Education Technology Trainers for the Country of Malawi (Africa) in the use of mobile devices with limited internet and power.