I was lucky enough on Monday to talk to a group of faculty (and a few grad students) from the PSU College of Education. Amazing hour and a half ... one that left me feeling very good about the relationships we are developing there. In general I would classify the faculty there as both innovative and very interested in the use of technology to appropriately enhance the learning environment. I should have written about this as soon as it was over, but I didn't.
The talk was really focusing on the infrastructure we have been trying to put into place to support digital expression. I spent time on everything from trends and key statistics we are collecting our campus, to FaceBook, Net Generation expectations, to what we are doing to support it all. I spent quite a bit of time actually showing faculty the insides of both Penn State on iTunes U and the Blogs at Penn State toolset. There were great conversations related to how one might integrate these things into their classroom experiences.
Slides are available as a PDF.
This past week I did two sessions at the ITS Event and Expo. From the reports I received there were well over 1,100 people who walked through the show floor. Both of my sessions focused on podcasting and blogging at Penn State ... they were only 25 minutes a piece, so I had to leave out the wiki portion of what I had planned to do. I have had several requests for the slides, so I have linked them here as a PDF ... enjoy and please feel free to leave comments.
Download the presentation ... BTW, sorry the file is so big (11 MB). I used a few high-resolution photos in it.