I have been invited to give the keynote talk at the MDLA fall conference. I plan to spend time following their theme — Social Mania — by focusing energy on the social web and its impact on teaching and learning. I am going to spend time talking about social environments, user created content, and the emergence of the One Button Web. I am looking forward to making new connections and meeting some new friends.
I'll be spending time with the faculty and staff of the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 discussing disruptive technologies in teaching and learning. This half day will focus primarily on discussing strategies related to the appropriate integration of disruptive technologies for teaching. I will draw upon my experiences from the course I co-teach with Scott McDonald and from examples of work I do around Penn State. I always enjoy speaking with people in K-12 and find it an interesting challenge to make what I have to say work in their contexts.
I will be once again giving a talk at the Penn State Libraries focusing on the rise of social media and its impact in higher education. I will be giving a updated and revised version of my "Enabling the New Classroom Conversation" talk to a University-wide audience. I will be presenting in Foster Auditorium, but it will also be made openly available on Media Site Live. As the date approaches I will share the URL.
I've been invited to give a talk to the Penn State Learning Centers related to the explosion of social media and its potential impact in education. This will be an opportunity to speak to not only University faculty and staff, but also to students. I always find it interesting getting to share thoughts with such mixed groups — and I love getting to see how students react to my perspective on "their" space.
I've been invited to speak to a group of faculty, staff, and students at Penn State's Brandywine campus about the role of social computing in teaching and learning. I'll be sharing some thoughts that I hope will resonate with the group and perhaps push some of them to take advantage of many of the technologies we have available here at Penn State.
I've been invited to speak to the Community of Educational Technology Support at UW-Madison about my use of Twitter and other disruptive technologies in the classroom via an Adobe Connect session. This is something I am really looking forward to as I am sure it will spawn lots of good conversation. I'm very grateful to the folks at UW for putting this together and inviting me.
I plan to spend some time reflecting on the CI597C course Scott McDonald and I co-taught and how we implemented our deisgn to include both rigor and emerging technologies. The session will be hosted in an open Adobe Connect room provided by UW. If you are interested in learning more, take a look at the event page.
My slides for this event in PDF form.