I am looking forward to making a return trip to the University of Missouri to provide the keynote talk for their annual "Celebration of Teaching Excellence" event. I haven't been to Columbia since I did closing plenary for the first Apple Digital Campus Faculty Academy in April of 2005. It will be an opportunity to connect with old friends and get a look at how another University celebrates teaching and learning with technology.
I was recently invited to be part of a panel discussion focusing on the role of social media in medical education and clinical practice at the Penn State College of Medicine. It is an interesting topic given the realities of HIPAA and all the issues surrounding medicine. It will be an honor to visit with colleagues from the Hershey Medical center for the Social Media Symposium. I have a feeling I'll learn more as a panelist than I will have to offer.
I have been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at next year's eLearn 2011 conference in St. Pete Beach, FL. It is a real honor to be a part of a program that also has Alan Levine and David Wiley. This will be an excellent opportunity to think about how my message plays more deeply within the larger world of eLearning design and teaching.
My friend and colleague, Bart Pursel and I will be sharing what we hope will be a growing body of insights and research related to data analyzed from some of Penn State's web 2.0 platforms. Our session at ELI is titled, "Exposing Emerging Pedagogies: Can Web 2.0 Tools Influence Teaching and Learning?" We will share stories related to how the Penn State Wikipsaces and the Blogs at Penn State are being used in educational settings through the lens of discoveries from the PSU Data Warehouse.
I have been invited to deliver a talk at the Washington International Education Conference in Washington, DC. It looks a great event and am very much looking forward to speaking to this group. I have been asked to share stories of how social and digital media are challenging what we need to think about as educators. Take a look at the event's program.
I have been invited to deliver the closing plenary at the 2011 Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD. If That is Scholarship, We Are Doomed! New forms of conversations are emerging across the Web that are shaping the nature of our institutional responsibilities. Remix culture is impacting the future of discourse on levels that make many of us uncomfortable. Let's explore the notion of the "conversation" as it exists across the social Web -- to see how we, as educators, can take cues from this emerging dialogue. It is our responsibility - not to dismiss these discussion forms (and forums) as passing fads, but to realize the embedded pedagogies that exist within these emergent spaces -- pedagogies we must understand to fully imagine what the future of digital media means to scholarship.
I took the audio from the session and created an enhanced podcast of it that includes the slides.
My friend and colleague, Bart Pursel and I will be sharing what we hope will be a growing body of insights and research related to data analyzed from some of Penn State's web 2.0 platforms. We will share stories related to how the Penn State Wikipsaces and the Blogs at Penn State are being used in educational settings through the lens of discoveries from the PSU Data Warehouse. Bart and I are making some very interesting discoveries related to the use of these platforms at the college, curricular, and student level. This is a preview of a presentation recently accepted for ELI 2011.
I will be delivering a keynote talk at the College of Southern Maryland for the Mid Atlantic Conference on Student Success. I will attempt to make the case that the move towards cooperative teaching and learning is a factor in longer term retention and student success. Should be fun and challenging.
I have been invited back to Stevenson University to deliver another keynote address. This will be for the first annual Faculty Development Conference for Colleges and Universities in the Central Maryland Area. I absolutely loved my last trip to Stevenson and cannot wait to see some old friends and make new ones.