For the 2009 Symposium we were honored to have two great speakers who helped us explore the relationship among faculty, students, and educational technologies: danah boyd, who was our featured speaker and David Wiley, who delivered our keynote address in the morning. Both discussed their work as it relates to “Student Engagement and the Culture of Teaching and Learning.”
danah boyd is a Fellow at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She recently earned a doctorate from the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley. At the Berkman Center, danah is codirecting the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to work with companies and nonprofits to identify potential technical solutions for keeping children safe online. Her research focuses on how American youth use networked public spaces, including MySpace and Facebook, for sociable purposes. In January 2009, boyd joined Microsoft Research New England, a Boston research lab that seeks to advance knowledge that will benefit the future of computing. You can read more about danah by visiting her blog, apophenia.