Platinum Sponsors

Pearson is the world's learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. Their unique insight and world-class expertise comes from our long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors, and thought leaders. Whether it’s through new digital learning products in the US, developing qualifications and assessments in the UK, training school leaders in the Middle East, teaching English in China, or educating professionals, they’re helping people make progress in their lives through learning.


Verificient Technologies is a SaaS firm, utilizing biometrics, computer vision, and machine learning to deliver world-class solutions in continuous identity verification and remote monitoring. Weaving these advanced technologies together with user-centered design and award-winning customer service, our patented, automated approach pairs usability with accurate results and true scalability. Serving a variety of markets, including higher education, HR and recruitment, and remote labor-force management, our solutions - Proctortrack, FreshHire, and RemoteDesk - are built to achieve custom integrations and contain configurable settings to meet each client’s unique needs. 


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Gold Sponsors

Barnes & Noble Education enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. Through Barnes & Noble College, their flagship business, they act as a strategic partner to improve academic outcomes; provide value and support to students and faculty; and create loyalty and retention, all while supporting the financial goals of their college and university partners.


Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Outcomes
Mounting pressures to increase student success and retention are driving colleges and universities to seek new ways to measure and improve student outcomes. A strong data-based learning analytics solution enables faculty and administrators to proactively identify, understand and act on student behavior and performance, empowering the right students at the right time to achieve greater success. This session will help you understand the power of learning data to predict student dropout risk, identify appropriate interventions, discuss how schools successfully implement an analytics solution, and share best practices to help you prepare your institution to deploy a learning analytics solution.

Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun.


Canvas: A Modern LMS
Presenters: Nick Ferarri, Darin Oberg
Canvas is the Modern LMS. Adaptable. Reliable. Customizable. Easy to use. Mobile. Time-saving. And, perhaps most importantly, it gets used. That’s because it’s designed to get out of your way, to let you do your thing. Every last feature, every last interface is crafted to save you time and effort and to make teaching and learning easier. That’s why Canvas is adopted faster and deeper than any other LMS.


Blindside Networks is a company dedicated to helping universities, colleges and commercial companies deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. Blindside Networks does this by providing commercial support and hosting for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for distance education.


BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system designed for online education. It's goal is to provide remote students a high-quality online learning experience. Fred Dixon, Product Manager for BigBlueButton, will give an overview of the product and it's road map (including support for mobile clients). Everyone is welcome to attend -- especially those that have used BigBlueButton before and would like to give feedback directly to the project.


Reimagining the Online Learning Experience in Higher Education


Smart Sparrow is a global leader in adaptive and personalized learning technology with offices in San Francisco and Sydney. It was founded by Dr. Dror Ben-Naim, who led a research group in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, resulting in the development of the Adaptive eLearning Platform.


Engage Every Student: Learner-Centered Design & Adaptive Tech

Join us for an interactive session on how to create adaptive and engaging learning experiences using Learner-Centered Design and Smart Sparrow technology.
We provide an easy-to-use Authoring Platform that gives instructors pedagogical ownership over their course content, as well as Learning Design services to help you bring your ideas to life. Lessons created using Smart Sparrow are personalized and interactive; you can provide instant and adaptive feedback for students tailored to their actions and misconceptions.
Today, after over 10 years of R&D on how to make adaptive learning technology easier for instructors to adopt, we’re dedicated to empowering faculty and learning designers to create the best learning experiences possible.
If you're interested in learning more about the Smart Sparrow authoring platform and design approach, this session is for you.
Presenters: Kara Albert, Director of Academic Communities & Emily Watson, Senior Learning Solutions Architect, Smart Sparrow

MRA International is a state contract authorized, HP Platinum Partner specializing in providing Technology Solutions to Educational Institutions. We are proud to manage the HP PC Purchase Cycle for Rutgers University. Look for us on Findtech at: We are your one point of contact for access to thousands of IT manufacturers. As a full-service facility with all the benefits of a local, family-owned company, we consistently provide a top-notch level of personal service. We always lead with our client’s best interest in mind and accelerate their success by serving as a trusted partner who understands their business goals and stays abreast of new technology to provide buying recommendations and best support their ongoing operations.



How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Online Learning
Description: Attendees will view an interactive presentation that demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence (A.I). The presenter will display the capabilities of "Leon", the A.I-driven assistant. Leon assistant both instructors and students by streamlining the implementation of effective learning strategies and maximizing student engagement.

Event Date

RUOnline 2017
13 March 2017
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

About Us

COHLIT supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses, and is heavily involved in both for-credit as well as non-credit online and hybrid education. Find out more.

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