July 20, 2011
Join your colleagues, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and Next Generation Learning Challenges for the next webcast dedicated to the transformative role that technology can play in fostering student success.
Please note we will meet in the Science Center Conference Room for this webinar.
The next event (on July 28, 2011) will feature Steve Ritter from Carnegie Learning; Chris Sprague from OpenStudy; and David Gibson from SimSchool. The subject of their presentation will be, “Games and Social Networks as Next Generation Learning Experiences.”
Gamification isn’t just a hot topic in the social media world, where people are competing for badges and titles on FourSquare and other applications; it’s also an emerging trend in education technology. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a Next Generation Learning Challenges partner, recently announced $20 million in grants for digital learning with an emphasis on game-based teaching tools, game-design curricula and instructive video games. Several other projects - including Next Generation Learning Challenges Wave I grant recipients - are making educational applications and sites more game-like in an effort to increase engagement and collaboration among students.
July 5, 2011
This summer, you’re invited to join your colleagues, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and Next Generation Learning Challenges for a “Summer Learning Series” - a schedule of webcasts dedicated to the transformative role that technology can play in fostering student success with solutions designed to improve college completion.
The next speaker (presenting on July 12, 2011) will be Thomas Cavanagh, Assistant Vice President of Distributed Learning. He will discuss, “Blended Learning at the University of Central Florida.” Cavanagh is an accomplished instructional designer, program manager, faculty member, and administrator. He has developed award-winning e-learning programs for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and the military. Currently, he is the Assistant Vice President of Distributed Learning for the University of Central Florida. He has been interviewed or featured in many publications including Training, Federal Computer Week, Information Week, and the Washington Post. He has represented the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida on the Florida Distance Learning Consortium and has participated on the Advisory Board for the Brevard Community College Virtual Campus. He is also the author of several mystery novels.
Throughout the summer, subsequent webcasts will explore the critical role that technology can play in expanding the use of educational models designed to promote engagement, flexibility, and collaboration in the classroom from the first wave of NGLC grantees.
Location: Taylor Haynes Commons Room 310. Bring your lunch and arrive early. Time will be provided after the presentation for discussion.
For additional information please visit: http://learning.richmond.edu/atc/