We’re only a little more than a month away from the twelfth annual Faculty Academy. If you’re not familiar with our annual teaching and learning with technology extravaganza, check out last year’s program. If you’re not an IT junkie, think about what I’ve taken away from each academy: It’s not the technology–it’s what the technology enables.
So what’s on tap at this year’s Academy? Every year, I wonder how we can come up with a set of speakers comparable to last year’s. Yet every year we do. This year our keynote speakers are:
* Barbara Ganley
Ganley, the mother of blogging in higher education, is Director, Project for Integrated Expression at Middlebury College. If you want to see what possibilities blogging offers to enhance student learning, check out her blog well as those of her students.
* Alan Levine
Levine, aka “the cogdog,” is Director of Member and Technology Resources at the New Media Consortium, where he is highly involved with the Emerging Technologies Initiative. One of his recent projects was the 2007 Horizon Report: Six Learning Technologies to Watch for Higher Ed.
* Karen Stephenson
Stephenson is a Harvard Ph.D. corporate anthropologist who studies social network analysis, most recently in higher education. More information is available on her website.
Of course, none of these brief descriptions do justice to the three speakers. To really understand what they have to offer, you’ll need to come listen.