2017 Keynote Speaker

Faculty of the Future 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robbie Melton

Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technology

Tennessee Board of Regents

Keynote topic

Title: The Emergence of The Internet of Everything (IoE) Smart Connected Devices and EduGadgets for Real-Time On-Demand Transformation of Education

Description: Gartner (2014) defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. The rise of these connected ‘smart’ technologies provide new opportunities for transforming teaching and learning, as well as real-time, on-demand data, for evoking immediate changes. This presentation will address the possibilities and challenges of IoE Smart Technologies (EduGadgets) as data drived tools for improving academic and social performance and a showcase of technology highlighting the latest innovations in emerging technologies of wearables, mobile devices, health and fitness aids, STEM, mixed realities (VR/AR/Gamification/Holograms) across the education disciplines and K-16 spectrum.

Outcomes: Learn about the development and impact of Internet of Everything (IoE) Smart EduGadget of mobile devices, smartphones, wearables, and virtual – augmented reality with hands-on viewing. Share in the exploration of the educational possibilities and challenges. 



Dr. Robbie Melton serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization-Emerging Technologies for the Tennessee Board of Regents, tenured full professor at Tennessee State University, and serves on the Board for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), WCET Executive Board, MERLOT Project Director, Apple Distinguished Educator (2013), DELL Consumer Tech Advisory Board, and Global Education Center. Her tributes include the 2014 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education; 2012 Top Fifty Technology Innovation Educator from the Center for Digital Education and Converge; 2012 WCET WOW Education Technology Award; featured speaker at the United Nation UNESCO Mobile Learning Symposium. Dr. Melton formerly served for ten years as the chief administrator responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of Tennessee Board of Regents System Wide Regents Online Campus Collaborative (ROCC): Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP) and Regents Online Continuing Education (ROCE). Dr. Melton has published and presented around the nation about the impact and value of online education and mobilization for education and the workforce. She acquired a new moniker as an “Appologist”, due to her extensive research of the pedagogy and best teaching practices with mobile devices (smart phone, tablets, wearable, and virtual-augmented reality), and for her creation of a Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center (50,000+ Apps and EduGadgets that have been aligned with over ninety-five subject areas from PreK to Ph.D., including workforce careers, professional development and life-long-learning; according to one’s mobile device of choice): www.appapedia.org