ELI Conference 2012

Eli Conference 2012

About the Conference

This February 2012, Information Technology invited several faculty to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. This year's ELI conference was titled "Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating."

One of Information Technology's strategic initiatives is promoting faculty professional development.  IT sponsored five faculty members -- one from each school of Pepperdine University -- to attend the event. A few others joined the group as well.  The goal was to offer professors an opportunity to learn about integrating technology into their teaching to enhance student learning.  The conference routinely offers an excellent showcase of current and emerging technologies.  There were many sessions on topics like mobile and cloud learning, faculty development, ebooks, and others.  This venue also offers the chance to speak with peer instructors as well as instructional designers, librarians, administrators, consultants, and technology companies.

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting
February 13-15, 2012
Austin, TX

Who's attending

Sponsored in conjunction with Information Technology and the Provost's Office, the following team members attended the conference:

  • Lee Kats (Vice Provost For Research and Strategic Initiatives)
  • Jonathan See (Chief Information Officer)
  • Michael Lucas (Chief Technology Officer)
  • Gerard Flynn (Director, Technology and Learning)


  • Marlene Biseda (Graziadio Faculty)
  • Timothy Allen Lucas (Seaver Faculty)
  • James McGoldrick (Law School Faculty)
  • Gregory McNeal (Law School Faculty)
  • Richard Peterson (Law School Faculty)
  • Margaret Riel (GSEP Faculty)


  • Jennifer Cha (IT Staff)
  • Hong Kha (IT Staff)
  • Michael Waitley (IT Staff)
  • Tiffany Yu (IT Staff)