Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Bernard Robin Live Tonight on Ditigal Storytelling

Date:  Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Time:  5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern / 1:00am (next day) GMT (int'l times here)
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed.
The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.

MERLOT Classics
The good folks at MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) and and I are coordinating a MERLOT Classics Webinar Series.  The series will feature MERLOT Classic Award winners from the 2008 and 2009 MERLOT International Conferences.  The authors of these exemplary materials will describe their sites and the rationale for developing the site. The events will be co-hosted by Cathy Swift (MERLOT Director of Academic Partner Services), will be live and interactive, and typically one hour long--allowing for a live Q&A after the presentations.

Tonight, Bernard R. Robin will be presenting his site, Digital Storytelling, and will answer questions about the development of the site and how he has used it in the classroom.

Bernard R. Robin is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Technology Program in the University of Houston's College of Education. He came to the University of Houston in 1993 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Dr. Robin’s advisor in the doctoral program and chair of his dissertation committee at the University of Virginia was Glen L. Bull, Ph.D., in the Curry School of Education’s Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy.

Dr. Robin teaches courses on the integration of technology into the curriculum, educational uses of multimedia and the design and development of community-based web sites. He has published numerous articles on the educational uses of emerging technologies and the professional development of teachers. He frequently works with K-12 students and teachers, as well as other university educators to help them integrate technology into their teaching and is a co-author of the book, The Educator's Guide to the Web and is the founder and former executive editor of the Texas Journal of Distance Learning.

Dr. Robin has collaborated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Gallery on the design and development of large-scale educational web sites. He is the designer and administrator of the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website and serves as the chair of the Society for Technology and Teacher Education’s Special Interest Group on Digital Video and Digital Storytelling. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Robin has made presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences and has conducted educational technology workshops in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
The Faculty Development Editorial Board said this about Bernard's site. "Educators at all levels can use Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. It also can help students organize these ideas as they learn to create stories for an audience and present their ideas and knowledge in an individual and meaningful way."
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