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Breakout 1F

9:00 am - 9:50 am Central Time

Ryan Troup wearing a multi-colored shirt in front a wooded backdrop.
Alex Pecoraro with following blonde hair and burnt orange sweater smiles joyfully.

Five Software Trends To Look For That Increase Access & Equity

Presented by:

Ryan Troup - 
E-Learning Platform Specialist, Innovative Educators

Alex Pecoraro -
Customer Success & Solution Specialist, Innovative Educators

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Session Description:

Technology continues to be a critical component of student success initiatives at our institutions, but in a recent TopHat survey students indicate they struggle to access required technology. 

How can institutions carefully screen resources to ensure third party-services are accessible? Join us for an important discussion about how we can carefully review systems and see if they are trending toward a more accessible experience for users. In addition, we will discuss accessibility from and Access & Equity framework.

Attendees will leave with a checklist and confidence in selecting online software vendors! This session is geared towards new and emerging professionals or those adjusting to new roles.

Speaker Bios:

Ryan Troup is currently an eLearning Specialist at Innovative Educators. Before joining the Innovative Educators team, Ryan was a college administrator at numerous higher education institutions, including Syracuse University, MCPHS University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the State University New York system. While working in higher education, Ryan focused primarily on first-year experiences, residential life and learning. However, his passion for blending technology within higher education inspired him to lead many initiatives on college campuses, keeping technology at the forefront of progress and change. Ryan holds an M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a B.S. in Arts for Children from SUNY Brockport.

Alex Pecoraro has over 9 years of experience working in Higher Education at various institutions across the U.S. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University and a Master's of Education from Ohio University. Alex has a passion for helping others forge a successful path forward. In her current role, Alex supports clients in understanding IE services so that colleges and universities can envision how these services might meet their needs.

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