Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Conversation with Bryan Alexander on Technology and the Liberal Arts

Join me Tuesday, May 29th, for live and interactive Future of Education conversation with Dr. Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). We'll discuss his focus on "emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts," as well as his work on digital storytelling, learning in immersive environments, mobile devices, social reading, and the "rise of digital humanities." Bryan recently co-wrote a paper on "Open Education in the Liberal Arts" that we'll discuss, and he runs a "futures market"--a "crowd-sourced prediction game" that I'm particularly interested in.

Date: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate 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 Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-05-29.1709.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable .mp3 audio recording at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/bryanalexander.mp3.

Dr. Bryan Alexander is author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, published in April 2011 by Praeger. He is active online, combining research with communication across multiple venues. He runs the NITLE futures market, a crowd-sourced prediction game. He contributes to Techne, NITLE’s blog, and was lead author for eight years on it predecessor, Liberal Education Today (archive). He also tweets steadily at @BryanAlexander.

Born in New York City, Dr. Alexander earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan in 1997, completing a dissertation on Romantic-era Gothic literature. He taught English literature, writing, information literacy, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana from 1997 through 2002. He was a 2004 fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute. He lives on a Vermont homestead with his family, where they raise animals and crops, combining broadband with a low-tech lifestyle.
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