Symposium Overview

SEEDS III: Data Matters
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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The Southeast Educational Data Symposium (SEEDS) promotes analytics to advance learning outcomes, raise student retention, and improve graduation rates. The symposium brings together administrators, instructors and researchers from across the region.

SEEDS III will be an energetic, tightly-packed, one-day event where ideas and best practices flourish. The theme for the symposium is Data Matters. Two exceptional keynote speakers will be on hand to kick off and close the symposium.

Opening Keynote: Dr. Tristan Denley


Dr. Tristan Denley is the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Information Officer of the University System of Georgia. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from Trinity College Cambridge. He was instrumental in the creation of Degree Compass, a course recommendation system that creates tailored course-of-study plans for students. Degree Compass has been recognized by President Barack Obama, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and others.

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Closing Keynote: Dr. George Siemens


Dr. George Siemens earned his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen. He is currently the Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab (LINK Research Lab) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the originator of Connectivism theory, the co-developer of cMOOCs (Connectivist Massive Open Online Courses), and the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of changes in knowing and learning.

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Important Dates

  • Registration: Now Open
  • Deadline for proposals to speak at SEEDS III: December 1, 2017
  • Late registration begins: February 1, 2018
  • SEEDS III Symposium: February 27, 2018

SEEDS III Steering Committee

  • Chair: Yakut Gazi, PhD — Associate Dean of Learning Systems, Georgia Tech Professional Education
  • T. Mack Brown — CEO, Ascendae
  • Myk Garn, PhD — Asst. Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models, University System of Georgia
  • Timothy Harfield, PhD — Blackboard Analytics
  • Scott James — Data Scientist, Hobsons
  • Wendy Kallina, PhD — Director of Academic Analytics, Kennesaw State University
  • Amanda Madden, PhD — Research Scientist, Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Chad Marchong — Manager of Learning Analytics, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University