Cole W. Camplese: March 2009 Archives
I will be a featured presenter and a workshop leader at the University of Mary Washington's Faculty Academy 2009. I'm not sure what I will be talking about specifically, but I know since I am heading down to Jim Groom's turf I'll need to step it up a bit. I'm using the same title as I usually do for my talks, although I have some plans to mix it up a bit.
Engaging the New Classroom Conversation
During this talk we will investigate key trends impacting educators in their overall design of learning. Focusing on the emergence of user-created content, social spaces, and mobile devices we will take an integrated look at how we can better utilize technology within these areas to meet the needs of our students. We will also explore how these technologies have, and continue to, impact both faculty and learners and review some active examples within each area. During this talk, we will focus attention on how educators can leverage selected disruptive technologies to shape learning outcomes in new ways.
From the conference website:
The Faculty Academy for Teaching and Learning Technologies is a free annual event hosted by the University of Mary Washington. This year's conference will be held May 13-14, 2009, at the University of Mary Washington's College of Graduate and Professional Studies. For the past 14 years, Faculty Academy has brought together faculty and staff from both campuses at UMW to share and celebrate the year's efforts and accomplishments in the classroom, with teaching and learning technologies as the specific focus (or, one might say, catalyst) of the event.
I have once again been asked to participate as a keynote for the 2009 Annual One to One Computing Conference to be held April 27-29 here at Penn State. I have been involved the last three years, keynoting two years ago, and participating in an informal conversation last year. It is always a great time! My good friends Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine make this amazing event happen and I am honored to be a part of it once again.
This year I did a talk titled, "If that's scholarship then we are all doomed."
I enjoyed this very much. Great questions from the audience and I found that we are all dealing with the same set of issues for the most part. David Warlick was there and wrote an overview of the session.
I was already attending and presenting at the Chronicle of Higher Eduction Technology Forum in April, so when my friend and colleague from Apple, Jason Ediger called and asked if I would help kick the event off I said yes immediately. I've known and admired Jason's work for many years now and have always wanted a chance to work with him on a presentation ... a perfect opportunity to pull our collective voices together.
Building the Classroom of the Future
From iTunes U to Twitter, the world is a classroom more than ever before thanks to technology. Today's students learn the scientific method from the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, hear the basics of physics from MIT's Walter Lewin on iTunes U, and debate politics on Facebook. Are these "classrooms" poised to be even more popular venues for learning in the future? How can colleges leverage these tools?
- Cole W. Camplese, director, education technology services, Pennsylvania State University at University Park
- Jason Ediger, director of iTunes U and mobile learning, Apple Inc.